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Honeycomb: a hexagonal grid of letters by Seren This question appeared just after the turn of the year, created by a user brand new to the site. If any 'probably low quality' alarm bells were ringing, they were soon silenced, smashed and thrown into a fire to burn away altogether... Deusovi's answer revealed this puzzle - presented as a single instruction-...


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Another Straightforward 4-letters Crossword? by athin Everyone knows what a crossword is, yes? I mean, you just solve the clues and put the answers in the grid, right? WRONG! For me, this puzzle has been one of the highlights of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge so far. This crossword was so unsolvable it took 2 whole days before it fell - and once it did fall ...


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R᠎e᠎d᠎u᠎n᠎d᠎ancy by noneuclideanisms At the time this was solved, I commented: Wow. This puzzle is incredible - never seen anything that uses ambigrams in this way before! Brilliant solve too - very well done :) I wasn't the only one to exude about it: Incredible puzzle! - Matthew Jensen This is an incredibly clever puzzle! If I hadn’t joined this stack ...


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Suspected felicide in the Schrödinger household by jafe One cryptic from jafe has already been nominated, but I felt this one deserved special mention as well. The Schrödinger clues in this puzzle were very nice - especially given that some of the clues had more than two solutions, all working perfectly! And of course, the most striking of these clues had ...


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This new puzzle type needs a name {EXTREME EDITION} by Stiv Stiv had several great puzzles this quarter, but for sheer epic artistry, none could match this tour de force stacking nine different grid-deductions into a single diagram. There are so many different vectors (alpha-numerics, colours, shapes) for conveying cluing information that Stiv managed to get ...


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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #10 – Risky Finale by Jafe How much more need I say? This puzzle was amazing, the perfect finish to the first Chain Puzzle series. It somehow managed to incorporate every previous puzzle's answer in an interesting way. Add in a smooth execution and presentation, and this wonder is most definitely worthy of nomination.


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Definition Resolution by noneuclideanisms This puzzle hardly flew under the radar, since both the puzzle and the solution were both very well received...indeed, it tops the "most popular" list selected algorithmically. And rightly so. It has an enigmatic presentation, but is approachable. The differing fonts of the words in the puzzle tantalized, ...


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Connect Wall - Grid Puzzles Edition! by athin I really, really enjoyed this puzzle. It included 16 different logic grid puzzles in a Connect Wall...peak PSE! It didn't get as much love as I felt it should have during the FTC, so hopefully this will bring it some more attention.


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Graylocke's Rotting Marble Box by Graylocke This one is a giant contraption full of interesting mechanics. I appreciate the work involved to design one that looks very complicated at first glance but hides a nice property (and also to produce the graphic).


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Prove that $\pi$ is greater then 3 by Florian F To me this is an example of great mathematical elegance. It seems obvious that such a geometric proof is possible but actually finding a cut of the three squares is still non trivial. Both highly upvoted answers are excellent. One can easily run into some messy algebra to see whether a proposed solution ...


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Decipher this message for instructions to decipher this message by SlowMagic This was a wonder. It must have took time to find words with the same restrictions as the puzzle needed. The way it was solved, by working backwards, kind of gives everyone the feeling that the answer needs to be known before you can solve it. The comment in M Oehm's beautifully ...


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A Puzzling Easter Egg Hunt By Stiv First of all, I have to say, Stiv has made some memorable puzzles on this site, like his Puzzle Type Needs A Name Extreme Edition puzzle. That itself was cool, but I think he's done something extra: Making a puzzle from C4s! He himself admitted that he never thought of making a hidden puzzle in the C4 until he saw the ...


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Fun with ^#**#!@ flags by Jeremy Dover Seriously, this puzzle combines flags and cipher. Do you need any more explanation? Okay, I'll put some more explanation. The amount of information and hints packed into the story and picture, along with how funny the story is, makes this a very very good puzzle. Also, did I mention that there's a cipher involving flags?...


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Just a little adventure in cylindrical crosswordland by jafe Of course, jafe has produced a large number of excellent puzzles. But this one stuck out to me as being particularly well crafted. The nature of the puzzle required an unusual graphic which jafe created excellently. The clues were all tight, and I just remember it as a particularly enjoyable solve.


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