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Can I ask about tools for collaborating with others?

My Dad and I sometimes collaborate on solving crosswords. This is a bit difficult when we're not in the same place, unless one of us goes to the trouble of printing a copy. I'd like to ask about tools ...
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Are puzzles with the correct answer being "unknowable" allowed?

I once made a logical puzzle that deliberately had insufficient info to be answered directly. However, the insufficiency was sneaky and the puzzle misdirecting; that's what made it a clever puzzle in ...
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Is Puzzling SE the place for pub quizzes?

I frequently host pub quizzes and I sometimes wish to get some help on certain issues. It's not about "please give me questions on topic X" but rather good structures, alternative ...
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Are functional-equation problems on topic?

Please vote up if you think this is on-topic, and vote-down if it isn’t. My functional equation questions always attract close votes, and some people say that functional equations are math textbook ...
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Are counting problems on topic?

I am planning to ask a question which requires you to count the number of possible ways to arrange something with certain conditions. Are these on-topic?
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Is magic (as in tricks and performances) allowed in Puzzling.SE?

I am curious as to whether there is a Magic SE community or whether this is the closest thing to it. I know that there was a Magic SE put forward in Area 51 but it was closed. If some are allowed, ...
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Are computed answers on-topic?

For any given question-my current example is this question-is a computed answer on-topic? Would it be appropriate to show the source code to a computer program that solves it? The source code I would ...
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Are questions about solution uniqueness or construction on topic?

Most of the questions on the main site are actual puzzles where the answers are guesses to those riddles, puzzles, rebus' etc. I've become interested in certain puzzles, such as battleships, ...
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Anagrams: From Off-topic to On-topic

I asked a question Anagrams: From Cheese to Sneeze a while ago, which got closed with the reason "This question may invite speculative answers, as the question is not fully defined. The validity ...