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A Message to the SE Admins

The message for the SE Admins is: This can be found by looking at something hidden in the answers to each of the clues: Albertan politician who succeeded Lucien Maynard (6, 7) Approved for ...
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Miniature Puzzle

Final Answer The bottom left The bottom middle The bottom right Top 3 rows, part 1R Top 3 rows, part 1G Top 3 rows, part 1B Top three rows, part 2 Top three rows, part 2R Top three rows, part ...
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28 Minutes Later

The eight patient names 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: Summary: And finally: Easter eggs / references:
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What makes an Interesting Puzzle™?

Subpuzzles A Fringe Word™ A Not Fringe Word™ A Leaping Set™ A Not Leaping Set™ A Persistent Phrase™ A Not Persistent Phrase™ A Square Number™ A Not Square Number™ A Double Jump Word™ A Not ...
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What is the solution to this metapuzzle from a university puzzling column?

The answer is obtained by And of course
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“IQ” puzzles seem to be flooding this site

The answer is: The test items: In particular: Question 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 The grid: The numbers:
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The Data So Far

The answers to the 13 puzzles are, in order of puzzle posted: The meta connection is: Using this to extract an answer: Final answer panel:
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I got ninety-nine problems - so here's another one!

Top left: Top center: Top right: Center left 1: Center: (Note:) Center right: Center left 2: Bottom left: (thanks to user39583 and somebody for this part of the solution) Bottom center: Meta:...
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Double Speak - Phrases that need rewording

Unwarranted reversal. Untied rope. Cover up a detector. Reduce the education. Wedge of the clock belonging to us. Story about the end of a dog. Rabbit's fur Deserve a pot. A pair of ...
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Twelve Labours - Conclusion

The twelve images The twelve answers To get the instruction, To follow the instruction,
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Circuit Diagram

Initial Notes This puzzle was co-solved by Deusovi, ManyPinkHats, Reinier, SKOG, and many hints from phenomist. If you'd like to solve it yourself, here are the errata (in a spoiler-free way): The ...
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Recycling old answers

The four groups are: 1 2 3 4 The answers spell out
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Community Metapuzzle - The Broken Time Machine

Metapuzzle Answers I noticed: Plugging these into the using this decoding blatantly stolen from ffao Results in And the next step: And now, to get letters So I pull out my phone
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This puzzle's main portion is a piece of... cake?

Wrap-up: The making of "This puzzle's main portion is a piece of… cake?" This is not a solution to the puzzle but provides notes from its poser. This type of answer has been approved by the community....
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Recognizing a Metapuzzle

I'll edit this post as more progress is made: 2 3 6 7 9 11 12 14 23 24
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Sussing it out᠎

Minipuzzle 1 Minipuzzle 2 Minipuzzle 3 Minipuzzle 4 Minipuzzle 5 Minipuzzle 6 Minipuzzle 7 Minipuzzle 8 Minipuzzle 9 Minipuzzle 10 Minipuzzle 11 Minipuzzle 12 Minipuzzle 13 Minipuzzle 14 ...
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This puzzle's main portion is a piece of... cake?

Full solution details are on this spreadsheet. Thanks to Gareth McCaughan, Wesley Situ, noneuclideanisms, ffao, and xnor for the help solving. 1. Work-In-Progress Puzzle 2. Quizzing for Information ...
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Dear ___________, this one's for you

Is the answer You've seen many puzzles, and tried to prevail Some were right, and many were wrong. You'll have to be flexing every last muscle, Searching high, low, all around. For the solution to ...
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(11 of 11: Meta) What is Pyramid Cult's All-Time Favorite?

Each of these clues can be answered with three letters. So, what next?
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Chess Fortnight is finally over!

I'm still curious about this puzzle, so here are a couple more of the clues I think might be right but haven't been solved thus far. Meta 2 Works of parties (6) Small entraces to functions (4) ...
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Recognizing a Metapuzzle

1 13 18 22 25 Gödel Escher Bach Hofstadter What do we need to recognize metapuzzles as soon as we see them?
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Making Things Difficult

This solution was a collaborative effort between several people. If you like the answer, please also upvote those answers (linked below). I have pulled everything together here so that there is one ...
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A Periodic Puzzle

Leaving a partial solution because I'm going to sleep soon Incorrect Integers Part 1 Part 2 Answer Weird Weights Part 1 Part 2 Answer Abnormal Appellations I've noticed that
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This is why we puzzle

Nail item before each paper item (7) After shooter’s return, receive big chunk (6) Encourage bone disease (4) Lost charge of gold and silver - lies! (4) Theater costume’s warmth (4) These are all ...
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A Trivial Pursuit #25: Meta-Analysis

The overall answer is a very fitting trivial pursuit: Or is it 20 words? (Or does the hyphen make it 21?) Which happens to be the How did we get here? Many probably saw this outright but I was ...
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Metametacryptic

Impenetrable union loses nothing. Inform about big lie (14) Stop after part of a right triangle key (6) Street humor from an octopus's odor (5) A great distance encircles the begetter (6) Quickly ...
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Recognizing a Metapuzzle

8 (not finished, but very close): 10 15 16 17 19 20 27 28 29
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Why Do You Love Me?

The messages have to broken in order, as each one helps clue the key to decrypting the next. ONE TWO, given ONE THREE, given TWO FOUR, given THREE FIVE, given FOUR
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On The Subject of ​?​?​?

First, notice that... Accordingly... This yields... To fix that... Finally... Proceeding in this manner reveals an apt name for these compiled principles that help us defuse bombs: I think this ...
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Red Herring Redherring

(Part 0 [hints]) Part 1 [pictures of fish] Part 2 [weird capitalization] Part 3 [flags] Part 4 [word search] Part 5 [grids] Part 6 [lines of text] Part 7 [diagrams] Part 8 [candy] Part 9 [...
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