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Secret Admirer Secret Message
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Disclaimer: This is only posted in a half-serious manner because I was bored and looking for alternative decodings. The message was sent by: The first trap is the simple answer (given by Joe). If ...

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My wife has died
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His wife The elevator So now he's I guess you could argue that the event is a sort of "communication", but that seems pretty weak to me.

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The Exodus (speak the Pharaoh's name)
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The Pharaoh is a traffic light/signal. Sits up on a high throne, forcing the Hebrews (cars) to line up beneath. Emotions throughout refer to light colors: Red is wrath : force them to line up Green ...

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3 Planks, 1 nail
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This solution seems a bit too labor-intensive to do on a beer break, but screw that, John isn't winning this bet. This seems to me like it fits the description without any real trickery. If done ...

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Who am I? I'm found in all angels, and core of the Devil
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You're I'm found in all angels, and core of the Devil, My forebears once dined 'cross the ol' English channel. If fish is your wish, I can help fill your dish, I go well with pie and with freshly ...

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Two men for one gold coin
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The answer is to simply flip the coin once, but The question makes the assertion that a weighted coin will be biased, Explanation: Source: You can load a die but you can’t bias a coin

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Alternating Hat Colors
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Before the "game", the prisoners decide on this strategy: Assign an integer 1, 2, ..., n to each prisoner arbitrarily and call this the "prisoner number". When the numbers are shown, each prisoner ...

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What do we share?
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You share a fear of censorship. All the clues point to things that contain insults/curses. The ones that are "hearsay" contain curses that are heard, not spelled. A town in Lincolnshire: Funeral ...

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If this were an answer, what would be the question?
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I think the key lies in the use of the word an. It's not saying that this is the answer, but one of multiple. Then, you really just have to ask it something open-ended like: There are many such ...

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Everybody loves my baby
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If everybody loves my baby, then my baby loves my baby. Since my baby don't love anybody but me, it must be me. Anyway, it's pretty clear that it's not one of the others, since you make absolutely no ...

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Did you miss me? Here's a riddle!
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Your fifth is black, and can be found buried in fiberglass You are the The clues each have a property of a member, along with a couple words containing the "name": So that makes the fifth one: ...

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What is special about this trip?
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This was no ordinary trip, but it happens more often than you'd think: Each location describes a The first paragraph, mostly in Europe, is the: The next, with Japan and China: Up in the Northeast ...

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Pangram sentence
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The first place my mind goes when someone says "pangram" is to those jumping foxes. The letters given in quack, jump, and over were especially helpful getting this one started.

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A really sad riddle
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I'll admit I'm mostly blue, but it's not so great to have something constantly piercing through you. I might even be in tears, but I can definitely be beautiful too.

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Dragon maze (collect stars and exit)
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The image quality is really bad, so I made my best guess for what counts as a "star". I marked those spots with blue below. The full path is green+yellow. I used green/red to mark must/can't paths ...

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Come out alive from locked room
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This answer assumes whoever built this place is sane, which is a shaky assumption at best from the sound of it. Climb one rope, cut the other down completely, letting it fall to the floor. Climb back ...

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Fix Me Please - What am I?
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This seems a bit too obvious to be correct to me, but I'm going to say you're a: You put me up, They tear me down Some may laugh like I was a clown. Fix me up and put me back, Perhaps now we're more ...

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What am I in this rebus?
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The abbreviations are all (college/university) degrees.

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Longest sentence with each letter repeated n times
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Updates from comments: Enid, MY goat, ate my dingo. (length 28, 10 letters: credit to Muqo) My snide goat ate my dingos. (length 28, 11 letters) Sentence: Ed, my goat, ate my dog. Length: 24 n: 2 ...

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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. — Jane Austen
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Just getting it started with a few (okay, so I've gotten more since writing that...): Makin' twice as many female pronouns, in Ireland (9) The females pronoun is 'ers, from "hers", and ...

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Pairs of numbers
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I'd do some quick addition and type because each number on the left and each on the right In the invalid pairs, at least one of them is wrong. Also, you know, it's the answer, assuming you know ...

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Easy sequences of letters
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T Q P H H O _ _ _ T C O D _ :D

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Name that Movie (part III)
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1: Not your breakfast cereal 2: Oakland helps out Moses: 3: The latest addition to late comedian Bob's family tree

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What's the best way to ensure a cryptogram has a unique solution?
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Make it long The longer your cryptogram is, the less likely it is that all the words will form other valid words. As a very obvious example, a short one like ATX YXKI could have so many possibilities ...

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Solitaire Chess
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I got

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The Beast Shall Render Your Soul
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The beast's name is The first paragraph basically explains that it's a that "performs" at a regular interval. After that, it tells about Washburn naming it. Its "brother" is probably Steamboat, the ...

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Riddle: Safety in numberS
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I think this is related to Reasoning: I am the reasons why you burn well after your left in the end of your turn Taking "burn" literally, these actions will send you to Hell. The end of your ...

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Binary manipulation game
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Player one should choose 11111 or 00000 as his initial number. Player two cannot form two numbers by switching a 1 and 0. Game over. This generalizes to an $n$-bit number quite well. $k$ can be ...

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How many legs does the bear have?
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The bear has: If I'm a hunter, that's the only way I would sheepishly admit that an unknown live bear inside our hut was not something worth shooting. Bears are godless killing machines, and even ...

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Say my name and I disappear
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I'm not sure how much explaining really needs to be done here. It's a classic riddle, and you can also hear it in variations like: What is so fragile it breaks when you speak of it?

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