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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 ...
36 votes
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Mystery of the One Word Wordsearch

Well, I believe I've found your beautiful BEE! Sorry for being so clumsy! Explanation: First, the X can't be a ...
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Just a Regular Word Search

This regular word search requires The simplest solution would be Here's an example of such a solution But, that's no fun and seems a bit like cheating. So, let's restrict it by requiring it to ...
29 votes

Cluelessly searching for words II

The solution is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 The final, related word is They are all All text quoted from the relevant Wikipedia articles.
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I hate word searches

Erm, I hate it to point it out to you, but there are actually 37 (not 38) valid nouns in this wordsearch... (but then you already knew that...) The solved grid looks like this: And the 37 nouns ...
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The Popular Letter Chessboard

The rules of the question state that: On your final grid, a letter (actually several is also mathematically possible) will be more frequent than all the other letters. Your aim is that this letter ...
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A-maze-ing Wordsearch

The solution is this path: The clues that give it to us: The complete list of connections is: Here's the spreadsheet where we all figured this out; I've made copies at various times so you can see ...
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Cluelessly searching for words II

The full list of words is: As can be seen here: With the final word being: All words being:
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It was a dark and stormy night

Noticing that I created this: In which we find the following: Which are And at last, all are revealed!
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Create a Word Search

Here's my answer: From this point on, there is no spoiler text, because it makes it easier to format, at least for me. ...
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Letter Crush Friends

So it turns out (see comments) that actually there are only 39 names, not 40. Here they are in order: and they are of course all and the final grid is Courtesy of BmyGuest himself, here is the ...
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Today is a sad day

The solution reads: Solved crossword image: Words found: Finally:
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A wordsearch for today

It turns out…
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Help! Can you get my puzzle back?

The answer: Explanation: Here's the initial grid: ABCBB CDEFG HGABI JKGGC LMFMF We can find all the words in this grid, so we know it's correct.
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On The Subject of Word Searches

Each characters on the board is: Now it's our duty to: Some first steps are: Then here is the result: To extract the final answer: As commented by hdsdv, this is related to above board: Thus the ...
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5 Quotes 1 Figure

Partial answer. 1 How to solve: 2. How to solve: For the rest: 3. Another bad drawing to show the pattern: 4. How to solve: Thanks to @IAmInPLS Author of the quotes:
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Dissecting Africa

Got the dissection part done. No idea about the native African word, though.
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A book with only two letters

There is a nice general theorem governing this sort of thing (which I'll give at the end), but here's how to do it from first principles. I'll assume, for reasons set out in my comment on the ...
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Rebuilding the Rio 2016 Olympics logo

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Historical figure word-search

The rest are here just because I was instructed to add them so the puzzle would be complete. All credits go to Kruga. I would not be able to find them otherwise. From the remaining letters you can ...
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Working as a Family

The 'family' here comprises: The members present in the grid are: Like so: And the unused letters spell out:
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The Crosswordsearch

Final answer: @Stiv found the final answer, go see his answer for an explanation! The thing you are missing in your crossword is Crossword solution: Now clearly there is something a bit odd about ...
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The Crosswordsearch

The answer to the question of what your crossword is missing is: A lot of credit for solving the initial crossword and wordsearch needs to go to @BeastlyGerbil (go upvote their answer!) with helpful ...
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Clueslessly searching for words III

The solution is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 The final, related word is They are all All text quoted from the relevant Wikipedia articles.
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45x45 Word Search

I have found the names, symbols, and atomic numbers for the first 118 elements in the periodic table. $118*3=354$ so I presume these are the "over 300" hidden things mentioned by OP. I used ...
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Anagram word search

The category connecting the words is and they are as shown below:
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A derivative word search

They all are namely
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A pack of wordsearches

As tradition requires, here's the finished product first. Progress pictures at the end of the answer. Theme 1: Then, we remove the words from the grid, tighten everything up, and repeat for Theme 2:...
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12 votes
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A weird sort of word search -- cat burglar?

I think the answer is If you you get this: This would also fit with the title, as
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The Dispute at the Milky Way Restaurant

And it all becomes clear.... --clues-- 1 thousand stars – “Peace age sunshine dawns” (8) 2 thousand stars – “A star queue banded overhead” (8) 3 thousand stars – “Is thunderbolt carrier of Zeus” (6)...
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