This is the sixth installment of the Monthly Topic Challenges with topics suggested and voted on here. This month's topic is "Is it really that again?" (suggested by Auribouros) and will span from the 1st of January to the 31st of January. During this period, we will compile the list of relevant questions and post it as an answer to this question.

In the meantime, please go and propose and vote on future challenges!

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Is it really that again?

After the first monthly challenge, I expressed my sadness for not seeing Randall Munroe's best work, the 1190th comic, Time. And then I noticed Puzzling had a tag with the same label as that missing comic!

So, I propose a challenge to create puzzles revolving around time, be it near or far, referencing the "unstoppable progress of existence", or even just the comic. A puzzle that comes to mind when I say this could be this one, but there are many more examples, and even more possibilities!

Because after all, why do people solve puzzles if not to have a good time?

  • $\begingroup$ The xkcd link is somewhat obscure if you don't know what's going on there. At the risk of spilling the beans, can I suggest adding a link to explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/1190:_Time? $\endgroup$
    – tripleee
    Jan 20, 2023 at 12:53

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