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Q: Cut this shape into 3 pieces and fit them together to form a square

MitsukoA shape is drawn on a sheet of squared paper as shown in the picture below. The shape is then cut from the sheet and given to you. You are asked to first make a straight cut across the shape and then make a straight cut across any of the two resulting pieces so that the three pieces you end up...

 
1:47 AM
@msh210 That sounds like it could be tweaked into a meta, where each dot represents a puzzle and each dot's potential paths have to do with properties of their answers.
Keeping it simpler (but related), I wonder if it works to have each statement be e.g. a cryptic clue instead. It sounds like the version you described is meant to be a trivia-based puzzle, which personally turns me off a bit, even though the general concept is interesting. So turning the trivia into something solvable might be worth exploring.
 
@msh210 You could possibly make it more puzzle-ish and less trivia by doing self referential questions that you have to untangle. I.e. Q1: All odd questions are true. ... Q7: There has been a F-F-T sequence in prior questions. ... etc.
 
Another example: Each dot represents a small grid-deduction logic puzzle; connect to X if it has a unique solution and connect to Y if it doesn't.
Or something.
@Alconja Love that idea as well.
 
 
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5:16 AM
@mbingo @Alconja thanks!
 
 
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6:48 AM
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Q: You receive a mysterious tape

Nathan KulzerYou recieve a mysterious package from someone with a tape inside it. You run the tape into your computer, but it says it's corrupted. You then take the raw bits, and they come out like this: 001101010011011000110101001101110011010001000001001101110011000100110100001110010011010000111000001101000...

 
7:45 AM
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Q: Pictures to words

Culver KwanThere are three set of images, for each set please determine a word/phrase representing it, and determine the final word by the three words/phrases. (A set can have any amount of images.) Set 1: Set 2: Set 3: Ok, you probably won't need to think for set three, bu...

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Q: How to measure 5 litre using 10l 7l 3l vessels

Sajeev PattathA milkman have 10 litre milk in a 10 litre vessel. He have additional two vessels 3 litre and 7 litre. One customer need 5 litre milk. He measured 5 litre using those 3 vessels. How?

 
 
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9:00 AM
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Q: Open the third door!

tyuiI was wandering in an abonded house, when I went down to the basement I found three doors. All three doors have a traingle painted on them, two of them with a number outside the triangle, these doors could open. Now I woud like to open the third door to see what it conceils, therefore the missing...

 
 
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12:07 PM
@Sid It's your turn for the CCCC
 
12:28 PM
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Q: The Alchemist leaves a trail

longI discovered the entrance to the secret passage in the first chapter of the Alchemist. The stone-walled corridor curved to the right and downwards towards a source of light emanating from a chamber within. The softly lit chamber was roughly pentagonal and was possibly hand-hewn from the sandston...

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Q: Letters Missing Grid Puzzle

SwatiBelow is letter-missing puzzle made by me. You need to find 4 missing letter inside grid. Can you find it ? Hint #1: All the best :)

 
1:06 PM
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Q: Crack the code? Puzzle

Farhan syeed Crack the code . Can you. Then you will be genius.

 
 
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Sid
3:16 PM
@ThePuzzlingPlatypus crap. I forgot. I am really sorry.
Give me a little bit of time.
 
 
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5:31 PM
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Q: What is a Gold World™?

JKHAThis is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a $\color{#ca3}{\textbf{Gold}}$ Word™. Use the examples below to find the rule. $ \begin{gather*} % set Title text. (sp...

 
 
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Sid
6:43 PM
CCCC: Make for thousand epidemiologists first (5)
Sorry for being late. I got caught up with something
 
FOR + G + E_
Nice :)
 
Sid
Correct.
 
6:58 PM
Slightly flawed, but:
CCCC: Make for five hundred (after you said one hundred) epidemiologists first (7)
 
Sid
7:24 PM
@mbingo I think I know what this is, but I don't have another clue right now. Shouldn't have TSL wait for another day for me to post a clue
 
7:58 PM
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Q: Help me! I'm trapped

DaveRainbowinCan zpv tgcf wklvC Mw ymjwj gt4utk v10 1pm 2qn0nI

 
8:29 PM
@mbingo i think it's PRO+D+U+C+E_
 
It is! The flaws: Sid said "thousand", not "one hundred", but also, more seriously, the same etymological sense of "pro" is used twice. Anyway good work.
 
um, how is "pro" used twice?
 
In the wordplay: "for" = "pro", but that's the same sense of "pro" that the word "produce" uses. So wordplay and definition are etymologically related.
 
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CCCC: The path to enlightenment is before every government's leader (9)
had to check "enlightenment" from the dictionary because it looks weird but apparently that's how it's spelt? :P
 
9:14 PM
@mbingo and "after" and "said" seem extraneous, unless I'm missing something. Not t
hat an extra "after" to signify concatenation is a big deal.
 
"After" is, for sure. "Said", well, depends on if you're into "you" = U. But yeah, both are definitely there for surface reasons. I don't mind extraneous words in the wordplay, as long are they're still conceivably usable (though I probably lean on them too much).
 
@mbingo fair enough
Certainly both are perfectly above-board.
 
 
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11:05 PM
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Q: Uncommon underpromotion motive

classicalMpkFind 2 chess positions in which the only best move is a promotion to a knight, or bishop (1 position for each piece). However the goal of the underpromotion must NOT be one of the following : Preventing a stalemate Achieving checkmate (or achieving checkmate faster than without underpromotion)...

 

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