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What is this clay, bowl-like object?

While visiting a friend the other day, he showed me a very strange clay bowl. The bowl came with the house, which he rents. The owner does not know/recall the purpose of the bowl, nor have any guests been able to produce a convincing answer. More details and a drawing follow. [more inside]
posted by cobro on Jun 6, 2014 - 16 answers

Won't you help me solve a thirty-year-old puzzle?

Hello darlings. I'd like your help, specifically in the form of looking at a painting and telling me if you recognize any parts of it from the city you live in, especially if that city is Boston. There's a fair amount of background in terms of what to look for, so please do bear with me. It's all relevant, I promise. [more inside]
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER on May 14, 2013 - 186 answers

Mystery Puzzles for Grownups

I'm looking for mystery puzzles for adults. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Jul 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Please help Santa to find a way to the X'mas stocking

My daughter came home from her Christmas party with a bag of treats, including a mini book of puzzles. I'd like help solving/identifying one of them. [more inside]
posted by littlegreenlights on Dec 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Riddle Me This

What do you call this kind of riddle? More importantly, can you tell me a few more of them? [more inside]
posted by Zaximus on Sep 7, 2010 - 36 answers

like Logic Grid Puzzles Only... Better

I'm looking for logic puzzles/games/systems similar to logic grid puzzles that are mostly deductive, pure logic, but that are more "realistic" or at least tell a more tangible story. Do such things exist? Also, how to construct your own and use them in a narrative structure? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Feb 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Looking for an old hacker puzzle site

Looking for a puzzle site from a few years back whose navigation forward was achieved by solving a series of hacker-type problems. Maybe 2002 or so? Not entirely sure. [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Feb 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Texan mystery

What city in Texas could be represented by the number 93711195? Or the string GECAAAABA? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Apr 7, 2009 - 52 answers

Mystery on 5th Avenue - real life puzzle ideas?

Please help me make a cheap but kick ass version of the amazing Mystery on 5th Avenue apartment for a friend. (recently on Mefi). [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Jun 17, 2008 - 8 answers

The Puzzle of the Puzzle Trade

What does a person mean when they say they want to 'trade puzzles'? [more inside]
posted by thelongcon on Jul 26, 2007 - 39 answers

Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. North America ... can you match wits with tonight's detective?

What's the best plays-fair, all-clues-on-the-table mystery? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 29, 2006 - 20 answers

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