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Why did they close my riddle?

To solve this puzzle, note the key word in the text: If we employ this on each of the three parts of the puzzle text, we can get the following: So the reason your puzzle was closed is because it ...
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Why the 7 Apples?

Because
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About a man and a bee

Because:
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Who drinks beer while running anyway?

Turns out that he drinks exactly because
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TRUMP to BIDEN : This transition won't be easy

Based on ThatOneNerdyBoy's answer, here's a 9-step solution in which all words are contained within MW
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The Oracle's IQ Test

You are... Because...
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Why the 7 Apples?

Easy
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Where Do Birds Go

First step Next step Finally Ordering of the questions (as explained by Stiv)
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Time to get a watch

The time is ... The description ...
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Why have I stopped listening to my favorite album?

Because you are Noting that
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Where is Jimmy's father?

Well, first I have to solve the math problem, I guess.
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Same word fills all the blanks (2)

I think this is... Because... Ouch! :)
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Where is Jimmy's father?

Easy math:
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How many bits in the Apple Logo?

I'm pretty sure WeShall has it, but I'd like to point out that it might be as high as if we assume that
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How many bits in the Apple Logo?

Because...
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The calamitous Captain Clumsy

Overall interpretation Step 1 Step 2 Now that we have step 1 done... The solution there is: Step 3 Okay, so what next? So, we should apply this step's instruction picture: Step 4 Finally:
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Liar Wordle - Yet Another Wordle Variant!

The (EDIT: formerly) accepted answer works its way to the solution by going mostly "backwards" by excluding possibilities until only a few are left. But it's also possible to start with a ...
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Can you say the answer five times, fast?

The answer is a: Although there might be another word I've missed to make it to five
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Captain Pun plays cards

I believe the message being communicated is Getting the message took a bit of guesswork, but it checks out: Since
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A wordsearch for today

It turns out…
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Professor Pun's Personal Project

Thanks to jafe for spotting this. I think the answer is Solved nonogram Reasoning
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TRUMP to BIDEN : This transition won't be easy

Here it is in 10 steps, at least
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Slitherlink: Around the W0rld

The solution is (drumroll please...) Explanation: We start by Next, And here's the coup de grâce:
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 10): Captain Christmas

What a fun, festive puzzle! The first step is to realize that: Now the puns: Putting them together: And finally:
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Anagram puzzle whose solution is guaranteed to make you laugh

The answer is an anagram of The question hints at this as the unique answer by
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My brilliant attempt at humour!

Almost all of the correct words to insert have been suggested in other users' answers, just not all together. However, I believe the true combination is: This yields: How do we interpret this? This ...
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A Pub Quiz Joke

The answers are, in order, and so we learn that people doing pub quizzes are (one hopes) We were told
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A Cata-Strophic Pun

WARNING: PUN INCOMING! You can never truly 'know how many people can fit on the floor of an opera house' because: And because it always makes it funnier when you explain a joke: This also fits with ...
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Four-cornered cow inheritance

Following spherical-wug-in-a-vacuum's basic approach, what about Following the old The Sheik Dies puzzle, That may imply that
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Take a look at my aquarium

First, some basic deductions: And repeat: And repeat again: And now we come to an interesting step: Now we can do something else similar, after a bit more work: These steps complete the puzzle ...
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