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When I grow up, I want to be

I think this classic story involves "I'm sick of looking like a fish", says the first one. "I want to be a ladder! "At least you don't have to put up with this stupid ponytail", ... second, "I ...
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Caught splinging at work

"What kind of trouble am I in?" You're... having a small stroke? :P But seriously:
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The mother of all age-of-the-captain riddles

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Prove that 11111=0

Could it be that
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90% of people will fail this puzzle!

The real trick to this puzzle is: To get the answer, we
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And and... and. And.?

I've also heard it before :)
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10 + 1 − 2 = 9 X

Guess: because
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The Late Queen Gives in to Remorse - Reverse Hangman

The answer is: Add a "C", I am what has been, Add a "G", I might be a queen, Add a "P", I'll turn away from sin Add an "L" and I may just give in.
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10 + 1 − 2 = 9 X

I think we can use: Where and it is also a single digit number from Super Hint #1 (or Super 'add criteria' #1)
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Geography at the pixel level

Looks like Once all of the places are found,
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What crime have we committed?

Following on from NudgeNudge who got halfway with This can be shortened to Adding where we initiated Whats inbetween and the two lower rated this combination leads straight to a street we keep ...
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What crime have we committed?

Partial: We start in a city that rhymes with angina, the masculine form, add in what's drunk in China, then take phylum's first six, of the minor kind, components will make what in our hand we ...
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Prove that 11111=0

I would look at it from this perspective.
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Well-known American figure with Roman numerals

I suspect it might be
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Prove that 11111=0

I'll follow the suggestion given by the OP. So: Therefore we have which comes from and of course
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✯ Familiar Faces ✯ \(^ヮ^)/

The order is This is because
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My little sister & I

You are in Reasoning: We are not twins: I love her very much: Another possibility would be:
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A word pronounced like letters

Two five-letter ones: and three 4s: In general, these are called "grammagrams". There are several lists available online, including this one and this questionable one.
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When I grow up, I want to be

A quick addition to Tom's otherwise excellent answer (answer not comment to preserve spoilers): The first part of the sixth one's statement, ...
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Real life puzzle: Unknown alphabet or shorthand

This appears to be Elian Script. I'm not sure I can read the writer's handwriting entirely (and they seem to have added some nonstandard things like a zigzag for T), but the first few lines read: PAR?...
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Difficult in the language of banana

The name is Starts with ein affirmation, ends with a metal. Middle is a vulgar intensifier Edit: I am intrigued by the last clue, but figuring anything out is difficult since
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An untouchable time traveller

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What is my clock telling me to do?

If a 2 year old played with your clock, it could have With your hints given Then let us pick a name Pick a place of work Pick something you don't wanna do And bonus, your wife's name And why ...
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A Palindrome Challenge

How about Because
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A tour of alternative spellings

Each of these lines In order, these are: which gives
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My Friend James

James has difficulty
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curious inflection of English words

The trick here lies in The agent-noun form of The past-tense form of The present-participle form of The past-participle form of
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English is so confusing! Can one word have two opposite meanings?

Possibly
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Harriet's final exam

Solution!
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