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A mysterious email from Andrew Void

The secret message is: because
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Chaos and Order: a visual puzzle in stained glass

Solved it! Spoilers ahead: P.S. I think this window is brilliant :-)
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Go Pregnant or Go Home

The introductory paragraph is a clue to As Arnaud has pointed out
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Mithrandir has lost his keys!

The who: The where:
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A pilot's messages

Two things jumped out at me as soon as I saw this puzzle. Firstly, the mixed-case letter strings on the far right. Several of them look like Secondly, the all-caps letter strings in the middle. ...
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A Riddle Within a Riddle

The final riddle, found by others is: Which gives So the final answer is: which is indeed how
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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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Did you ask her yet?

As Deusovi pointed out in the comments, it's a repeating 5x5 block, so I focused on those 25 pixels. The hex values I found for those are However, I noticed in the description that After ...
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The Sands of Time

It's hard to be sure with all this sand in my eyes, but I believe the desert is saying: Reasoning: Firstly, the title and the fact that the only numbers used in the grains of sand are 1 - 12, hint ...
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This is it. This is the one. Save your wife

This is a comprehensive and complete roundup of the answers submitted by various users and brought together by the OP. A lot of this was solved in chat, mainly by Deusovi, Rubio, Techidiot and ...
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This is not a spam post

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What is encrypted in this image?

We begin by using steghide to reveal the payload: http://pastebin.com/szEs3Hhq The link brings us to a paste where we get ...
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The Worst Afternoon

Right now, you'd really appreciate some: Why? Well, notice that the story conceals: The solution therefore requires us to: The title provides an extra clue:
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Selective attention: an unusual game

Brace yourself to realise that this puzzle is even cleverer than you first think... This is a special one... The seven-letter answer is: Why? Firstly: Next, notice: To replace the underscores with ...
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Today starts my new puzzle series!

Hey! A date I maybe predicted to appear today has truly occurred perfectly... This puzzle is about: Because:
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Little bits of food

The answer is Following Dan Russell's partial answer: Thanks to @f'' in the comments, the interpretation of this is:
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Ron couldn't quite put his finger on... something?

The thing forgotten by Ron is This is obvious when you come to see Thus he is most likely referred to not by "Ron" but is referred to The hints describing this: ... but there might be others I ...
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What number should be the answer to this question?

Close examination of the text reveals These are So I believe you're thinking of
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This is not a spam post

Counting the reveals the word I'm unsure if there's any deeper answer - I expect there to be, but I don't know what they may be at the moment.
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When you give it out in the wrong way

The password is Because And the title...
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"sprinG summEr autumN winTer" - what does this mean?

This could be a rebus depicting EDIT: I originally used the wrong preposition in the idiom, although the page I linked to had it correct. A now-deleted comment informed me of this. Rosie F also ...
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A Suspicious Mail

Partial answer Definitely correct stuff... Text is Which produces: Based on the hint, Other notes and observations... The stamp appears to be Except that it has been squared off, and Probably ...
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Why Alexa Shouldn't Teach Non-Native English Speakers About Idioms

They cost ≈ $0.00833333333333333333333333333333 each. Go! Intentionally fracture your fibula! You are the joints of the lower appendages of a eusocial animal. I bequeath unto you the frigid ...
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A quick, easy mistyped question

The answer is
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Top ten best ways of transportation

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Can anyone tell me why this program fails?

The program is failing because: It would seem that:
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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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Steal This Comic

Final answer: When comparing the image above to the original comic, we can see that... Phew! All that image stealing made me tired! Thanks to everyone who was solving it alongside me!
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A Puzzle That Marches Swiftly To The Median

I think the answer is: Pawn: Rook: Knight: Bishop: Queen: King: Hidden word: Title:
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Lepidopterology needed!

Partial answer I mentioned in the comments above that I'd made some partial progress on this. I haven't had much time to take it any further, so I thought I'd post my work so far in case it helps ...
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