M Oehm
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Additive Paragraph
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The answer is: The solving method ...

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Message from Birds
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The birds in the tree spell out the message: How so?

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The Hyper-Modern Kidnapper: Crime Scene #1
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It's a message ...

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Unusually Cryptic
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[Note: I have solved only five of the ten clues and the meta puzzle. Clues I didn't solve reference the actual solver. If you like this answer, please consider upvoting these answers, too.] Strange ...

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Linked word squares
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The eighteen words are (in the same order as in the question): This gives the following grid:

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Where was the weapon hidden?
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The message is encrypted with The plain message reads: The location of the murder weapon is hidden in this text: The weapon is ...

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Oops! All Acros--
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Nearly complete answer. I'm missing what I think is the last step. The grid: The clues: The two unclued down entries ... The first characters ... The last characters ... So ... Is this the end? ...

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Treasure hunting with grandpa's old map
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(I'm continuing the work of others here, especially that of Paul.) I think the treasure is ... How to find it: The final instruction:

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Self-Referential Humor
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The clues: The answer:

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French encoded message
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The encoded message is: The message ...

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King? or madman? Follow the clues!
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You are: When I silenced them, they trembled! When five joined me, they sang praises. After my decline halted early, my tales could be shared with people around the world,   and be sent ...

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How many squares can you make with equal ranged points?
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For the general case, let's assume that 2 ≤ n ≤ m. Every possible square has an axis-aligned boundary box that is a square of edge length a. Such a square can fit into the n × m grid at &...

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A search for capitals
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The remaining country is: Things are not in the right order. I think ... Let's begin with the last part: Find the capitals of the given countries and connect the ends. The next step is to rotate ...

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A Metacryptic Puzzle
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This answer shamelessly bundles the solutions others have found. I've contributed only the last missing answer and the meta answer. Definitions are in italics, solutions and wordplay in all caps. ...

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Numbers to brackets sequences
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As @lois6b has already found out, numbers can be multiplied by juxtaposing their bracket representations: 6 = 2×3, so the bracket representation is the representation of 2 next the ...

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A secret reception
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So we know already that ... If you look carefully at the mail address... The important parts of the mail are ... The password is hidden ...

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A friend you could live with?
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You are If you work out with me, you'll quickly tire. If you talk with my voice, you've lost your desire. When a joke falls to me, I make nobody laugh. When I annotate a letter, I take away half. ...

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Chromatic Tones
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The mural reads: Things to note: The mural is encoded like this:

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We Need to Extract Frank’s Site Rankings
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The rankings from 1 to 10 are: "Spanish Language is actually #5" Christianity [3] Stack Overflow [9] Amateur Radio [17] Spanish Language [21] Biology [29] Graphic Design [36] ...

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This is why we puzzle
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Partial answer The notes

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1 dimensional jigsaw
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The solution is:

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Sorting a single number
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I guess that the answer you are looking for is ...

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What is a Trump Word™?
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A Trump Word™ ... They are called Trump Words™, ...

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2017 is the 1st prime satisfying three conditions. What is the 2nd?
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I think the next number that satisfies these conditions is:

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Quoting a four-letter word
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I think that line of words reads: By shifting the lines, we can make the following words: The shifts, backwards from the given LIKE THIS, where minuses mark the patterns and pluses mark the next ...

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The Recruitment Office Puzzle
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The final seating arrangement is: The first paragraph leaves us with ... The second paragraph leaves us with ... The rest of that paragraph means that ...

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Vizzini has captured Buttercup!
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Partial answer for the "first hurdle":

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I've lost contact with our agent, and only have this short message
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The message is ... You can reformat this ... Usually, in such cases ... The message reads:

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Cryptograms in invisible ink
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The message reads: (the final line of Chapter 13, Floating like Snow, in The Path of Daggers, book 8 of Wheel of Time; the "he" referred to is Rand al'Thor). It is encrypted like so:

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Inscrutable IQ Tests
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The message of this IQ test is: Question 1: Question 3: Question 7: What's with the odd numbering?

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