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A puzzle whose solution relies on external sources such as tables, dictionaries, Wikipedia, or specifics that may not be common knowledge.

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Basketball Earth

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx Below, you will see a map with twenty UN members or observer states labelled with one or more letters from A-G (...
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Famous faces, different ways

I'm looking for a two-word phrase. One of the words starts with C and contain eleven letters ;). The other one is up to you to figure out. Good luck! ...
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Never Seen Star Wars

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx Shortly after Cueball dodged a bullet, he receives an e-mail from Megan. To his misfortune, the topic is once again ...
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Could you find connection between them?

What's the connection between these images?
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Is this maths equation leading me through the first or second door?

I needed to speak to my professor who has gone into hiding. I followed her directions, leading me underneath the university until I got to corridor with two doors, labeled with the Roman Numerals: I ...
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A message, for you only!

The image below holds a secret. The question is: Which letter should replace the question mark and why? Hints:
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The favorite movie puzzle

Here is a list of my favorite movies in order. The Godfather II Ben-Hur Airplane! Goodfellas Dr. Strangelove Seven Samurai The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ? Once Upon A Time In The West French Connection ...
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Is this rebus puzzle unsolvable?

I tried my best to make the connection between the pictures and the words they represent as obscure as possible, while retaining a strong connection between the visual representation and meaning. So ...
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A rebus representing a Christian prayer

This is a rebus representing a Christian prayer, I spent hours conceiving the idea and executing it. The rebus itself is very simple, it contains 16 images, each corresponding to an English word, but ...
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Volcano express – A letter from Gladys

Letters from Gladys are geography-themed standalone crosswords. Each puzzle has five thematic answers, which are places, sights or landmarks in or around a certain location (in this case, a chain of ...
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A rebus puzzle describing a name

This is a rebus puzzle describing a singer's name. This puzzle will still be pretty straight-forward, though you really need a little knowledge in programming this time... ...
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A Splity Situation

I use to be one But now that is done Now I am feeling rationed out Wine party is over, bummer about Father is large, mother is small Both were once isolated and all But with this, records stand no ...
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A rebus puzzle consisting of four characters

This is a rebus puzzle consisting of four characters. The puzzle is very simple if you're knowledgeable enough. Given four characters, guess two words: ΔΕὖ% The first word consists of 5 basic Latin ...
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ARCADE: PACMAN - I met a beautiful girl 5 years ago. Where did I meet her?

I met a beautiful girl 5 years ago. Where did I meet her? HINT 1
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A simple visual association puzzle

This is not image steganography, I am going to show you six images, the images seem to be unrelated to each other, but they are all in fact related to some aspect of a hypothetical scenario, they ...
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I’m lost, can you find me?

I am at the furthest distance possible of a major city located 7.53481e-11 parsecs from Canberra. I am at a municipality with over a thousand inhabitants. Now where am I? Hint 1 Hint 2
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Will you regret solving this puzzle?

It's February and you walk into the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A piece of artwork was recently bought for $2,061,966 USD, but you are confused that the museum bought this ugly artwork that even ...
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The Doors in the Hallway

On the phone, an acquaintance of yours sounds panicked I know it sounds crazy, but you gotta listen to me. Earlier today I got assaulted by a group of robed people, and now I just woke up in the ...
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A Serious Tale of Two Countries

The seven regions formed by the intersecting ellipses are each home to exactly one of the seven tiles. Can you place the tiles so that those in each ellipse can be rearranged to solve the ...
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Tribulation and Jubilation

Happy weekend puzzlers As ever from me a Venn-based game. The three circles represent as yet unknown categories - their intersection forms seven curved regions - and your job is to place the right ...
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A place on Earth, a visual association puzzle

This is not a rebus or a connect wall. Or steganography. This is a visual association puzzle. Each of these pictures remind me in some way the same place somewhere on this planet. (And it is not ...
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->Transitions->

Here is a crossword to solve; the yellow squares hold a relevant word. Online tools will be useful/needed. partial text transcription: ...
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Entry to CIA Part #2

Previous Part: Part #1 After successfully completing Part #1's puzzle, you receive another message from the CIA on your black screen: Dear Reader, we are glad to state that you have been accepted ...
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Well… perfect timing…

boutonniere Gaia frazil Bezier curve Devanagari chasuble bdelloid Remember what Taylor Swift removed with Brandon Urie! And it’s the day this puzzle was posted. Be good, and avoid cacoepy!
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Entry to CIA Part #1

As I searched for different topics on Google, my whole screen suddenly went black and gave me this letter: Dear Reader, if you have come across this message, you may be applicable for the CIA. We are ...
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The return of the messy chemist

My Chemistry teacher is at it again. Today, I cautiously approached his office and stopped in the doorway instead of walking right in - and it's a good job I did. There he was again - bent over on the ...
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What is the next word in this long sequence?

Which one of the four answers fit the word sequence below and why? Am As On An Or Or On ? Four choices: 1. At 2. Or 3. Law 4. Over
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Wanderlust? Scales and scarves

Happy Mondays everyone Each circle represents a category (as yet unknown) Each tile belongs in at least one category - but which ones where and why?
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The Alchemist's Secret

This is Part III of a series. Other parts: The Alchemist's Grimoire and The Alchemist's Cauldron Yet again told from the perspective of my fantasy self. The story nor the front of the letter are ...
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A colorful Connect Wall you can almost taste

The 16 prompts below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which may be placed in all four of those groups. #F0F8FF (240, 100%, 50%) (255, 215, 0) Aqua (...
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The first or last

CF CA AH AJ BA AG CF CA CH CJ AG
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I got ninety-nine problems - so here's another one!

To date, on Puzzling.SE I have contributed (counting: 10, 20, 30...) 99 problems to the site. So to mark my 100th, here's a massive meta-puzzle to celebrate the occasion! Task Solve the nine sub-...
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You have my sword – A signed letter from Gladys

Letters from Gladys are geography-themed standalone crosswords. Each puzzle has five thematic answers, which are places, sights or landmarks in or around a certain location (in this case, an ...
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FIND 4 sets of 5-letter words using these non-repeating letters: [closed]

Find 4 sets of 5-letter words using these non-repeating letters: N, C, A, V, M, S, E, Y, U, R, O, F, G, T, I, L, H, K, P, D
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Why do I have so many unanswered puzzles?

I can't understand. I mean, I'm trying to be interesting. Maybe I'm just bad at this. Huh, maybe I should try clickbait... or something special... another type... no, not just another type... GOT IT! ...
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What is an EQÜAL WORD (patent pending)

An EQÜAL WORD (patent pending) is a special type of word. You'll know it when you see it. Here are some examples, sponsored by the original, @JLee! What is an EQUAL WORD, and why is it called that? ...
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My strategy shall reveal you my name

Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4:
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Merely Players they

What is the relationship shared by the following celebrities? Deneb Betelgeuse Antares Aldebaran Altair Rigel Adhara (besides the obvious fact that each is an astronomical object comprising a ...
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It's a... Ohh... puzzle (BpFp)

I'm looking for a 5-letter word. ...
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A musical response

This puzzle is my own creation. The other day one of my coworkers asked me whether I was up for a challenge. I said sure, so he handed me a piece of paper. "Find the response that's hidden in ...
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What is this 3 word phrase?

If I say " 1 2 3" You might thank me politely. But if I " 1 2 3" You might scream loudly If I bowl " 2 3 1" You might cut it squarely What are the three ...
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Three people sit down for a meal in France, who is the time traveller?

As the time traveller and the two others sit down at a table to eat and drink, they discuss who they are (but without giving their names). Then one of the three says, "We are all..." And ...
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A Connect Wall to watch and seek answers about

The 16 words below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which can be placed in all four of those groups. DANCE ENTER ESCAPE HEROES INSERT JACKAL LETTER ...
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Fifty countries – A letter from Gladys

Letters from Gladys are geography-themed standalone crosswords. Each puzzle has five thematic answers, which are places, sights or landmarks in or around a certain location (in this case, a desert). ...
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Math Crossword with a Twist

This puzzle was inspired by this one Who will be the first to solve this tricky math crossword puzzle completely? Across 2: Half of ({20 Across} x (smallest perfect number) + 446) 3: (Number of ...
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The Official Stack Exchange Spelling Bee, sponsored by *something something*

Behold, the First annual official amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing Puzzling Stack Exchange Spelling Bee! With hard words! Harder puzzles! And conveniently pre-signed-upped competitors!!! insert canned ...
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My angry new boss

It had to happen with all the people leaving and the confusing devices at work. My old boss resigned, leaving us with a new, quite peculiar replacement. He fires people, and then he hires others, all ...
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A bunch of circles and squares

The grey region is simply the region you see below. The answer will give you 10 letters. US's: TSDFCK RTOYLG AWQMRZ PUWSTU SRNXEL Hint 1: Hint 2
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A group of animals (missing)

I'm looking for a three word phrase. TIGER NUMBAT ALPACA HORSE PANDA EAGLE LAMB ELK DOLPHIN RAT ALLIGATOR PELICAN OSTRICH EMU LEMUR OWL LLAMA ALBATROSS FALCON FOX UAKARI BEAR NYALA OCTOPUS IGUANA ...
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Europa and Mars

Well... how do I word this... Dear Puzzling SE: We're doomed. In two days from now, Europa and Mars will collide. They've sent a message, without themselves. They ask what word is needed. one has a ...
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