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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 1): La laa laaaaaa laa la Christmas

The completed word search: There are 77 clues following the 12 Days of Christmas rhyme. Colors in the grid indicate the different lines of the rhyme: 12 drummers drumming - literally drummers in ...
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A quick, easy mistyped question

The answer is
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Can you decipher the hidden message in this Christmas card image?

The message reads: How to decode:
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My Uncle's present

The first letters say The letters which have been changed from the original words spell: Now, from Wikipedia, if we look at the note and use the letters, we get So, we look at the letters that we ...
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The hardest crossword you'll do today!

Finished crossword No googling is required because The final message is
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2020 election: The results are in!

The trick to this puzzle is that At first tolerate, then back winner (5) Party briefly represented by 500 at the side of reem, regularly (3) Extremely jaded Ohio electrician's name (3) Video-...
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Explain this holiday calendar oddity

Would it be because:
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 11): What Child – Er, Game Is This?

Edit 2: The game they're playing is The rules are Let's analyze the first game. Alice starts with "Jingle bells." Bob goes for "I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus." Alice ...
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Hey, This is a 100th Puzzle of Mine!

(Write-up complete) Lovely (and tricky!) puzzle athin, and congratulations on your 100! The final solved grid looks like this (with paired regions coloured the same and mines represented by black ...
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A Puzzling Easter Egg Hunt

Complete answer First, we can identify the people in the image: Next, we This implies that the words in the table below the image In fact, each word in the table Next, user39583 found that the ...
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The year 2016 is approaching

The answer is yes, this is possible. Fix $t = 100$. A big key is found in this excellent puzzle:
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A conversation about a Christmas gift

Let's look at which letters have been changed: You know, I figured out what to buy [] ou for Christmas. I'll tell you on Christmas Ive. You are smart! I am sure you will figure it aut. ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 16): Poké(snow)ball battle!

The criminals you're looking for are: Grid: Solving Table: Explanation of hints:
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Pumpkin Carving

The two kids are because Professor Charles' example is Edit (according to comment) The usage of
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A wordsearch for today

It turns out…
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Car hotter in winter

I would suspect that it's due to the angle of the sun in the different seasons. The car is probably in the shade during the summer, but in winter, when the sun is at a lower angle in the sky, it ...
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Piece of Cake for King Solomon

To divide the cake into n equal pieces, Proof: Here is a drawing to illustrate how it works:
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A Riley riddle to end the year!

The answer: Explanations: The solution to the riddle (2nd one, but suits for 1st) Their prefix is a greedy swine, Their suffix their negation. Their infix I’d consider ‘mine’, Their whole their ...
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Replace some letters at PUZZLE to find out a sentence

**zzle = Spout *u**le = Group *u**le = Make money ****le = A person who will love with her whole heart. p****e = A beautiful city in Central Europe p****e = A balerina loves to do this p****e = ...
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A man, a woman, and a pot of tea

Answer: A man and a woman and a pot of tea: "Look at the one on the left. If it's a woman, she might be sitting on a remade table" "or perhaps she's stirring her drink with a fork" "If it's a man,...
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The Musing Of the Eggs

The patterns on the eggs are
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The Longest Chess Game

My answer is Explanation:
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Capital Punishment - The Clock is Ticking

Partial answer The cryptic clues ... Across 3 No, that is, in lieu of two, a single beheaded homicide leader precedes 4 Limits of source removes, intrinsically the energy would be lost 5 Tip for ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 7): Don't forget the lyrics!

The Christmas song we're looking for is: The solved crossword: Filling in the letters in the correct places, leads to: Then: This leads to the full lyrics of the song:
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 22): Quick Math Card

What a lovely thing to receive in the post :) It's a friendly message saying: How do I know? We need to note that there are several different interpretations that can be ascribed to each symbol here.....
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Post-Christmas - Christmas Movie Rebuses

The first one seems to be: The second one is And the last one is
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I would look so cool in that hat

The common theme is Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 The title said “I would look so cool in that hat”
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 13): A Christmas Hokuro

Solution to the puzzle Step by step walkthrough Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11 Step 12 Step 13 Step 14 Step 15 Step 16 Step 17 Step 18 ...
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A Halloween Riddle

Thanks to Dr Xorile for seeing the final solution from my first attempt and GentlePurpleRain for the last fix in formatting: My first's where you are when you aren't trick-or-treating My next is the ...
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The Prognosticator

This is a How it works: The solution to this is
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