List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35:
I Am Not Good with Boomerangs by noedne
Candy Button Paper by Riley
Consecutive Vowels by stacksfiller
Stingray Nebula by Alconja
Regular Expressions by Bass
Making Things Difficult by ManyPinkHats
Hurricane Names by Dragonrage
Not Really Into Pokemon by Kendra
Many in the community still have a sour taste in their mouths after the recent disagreements over policy that went nuts. The community is still in disagreement over a lot of the basics and many like myself have gone from active to rare lurker.
Community building activities like this may lead to bonds, involvement, and continuity of message. Let's go for it.
List of questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #19:
A weird and spooky clock by Lukas Rotter (cipher + geometry)
A crossword so simple, it practically solves itself by Alconja (crosswords+logical-deduction)
Simply Riddleculous by Beastly Gerbil (riddle + number-sequence)
Trick or Treating in Trutham-And-Ly by Rubio (logic-grid + ...
Yes, of course we should "allow" reuse of topic ideas.
And i don't think we need to impose any restrictions (i.e. minimum gap between repeats). If people want three chess fortnights in a row, they'll vote for it, if not, the subsequent repeat suggestions will be down voted (that's kind of the idea of voting).
In fact, I think we should loosen the ...
INSPIRED BY @someone's PUZZLE
Create a puzzle that is inspired by other puzzles that have been published in Puzzling. But it should provide a "twist" on the existing puzzle (not just same style with a different answer). That could be in the form of reverse puzzling, combining with other puzzles, or whatever creative things you can imagine.
List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #16:
Cheating is efficient, but only until you get caught! by Ankoganit
Reverse puzzling by Maria Deleva
Highlighter traces on a sheet of paper by Maria Deleva
The wrong solution? by Wu33o
My colleague got mad! by IAmInPLS
What kind of puzzle is solved by these sequences of ...
List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42:
Connecting Sixteen Shades by Stiv
Visual Connect Wall: Heads up! by Sciborg
Connect Wall of Flags: Don't Embarrass Us by bobble
Hanging on the Connect Wall by Jeremy Dover
What are these holes in my Connect Wall? by Ankoganit
Connect Wall: "Who's that Pokémon?&...
List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36:
Just a Regular Word Search by Riley
Word Ladders go to the movies by David Starkey
Twisted Connections by Sid
I don't want to let my friends down by Joe-You-Know
Bumblin' Stumblin' Rumblin' Jumblin'! by Chowzen
R.H.P.C. crossword puzzle by Thomas Blue
List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39:
The Map to Radiance by Kendra
The Thirteen Doors of Aj Noc'la by Alconja
Lau's Labyrinth by PerpetualJ
Find the song to move along by CodeLikeBeaker
A Battered Shield by Mariia Mykhailova
The Corridor of Eon Syras by Sensoray
The Temple of the Niffugcam by Excited Raichu
List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41:
Unusual letter combinations by GentlePurpleRain
Riley 008 by KrOmega by Krypton Omega
Where do I want to go next? 001 by KrOmega (new try) by Krypton Omega
Short and Sweet Entry into topical challenge #41 by DEEM
Inner and outer space by Tom
Imma Reflectin Mah Lazer! by ...
List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #43:
Gladys's Gapped Cryptic by jafe
Self-contained math crossword with if-then-else clues by melfnt
3D cryptic brain melter by jafe
A Cryptic Hourglass by Jeremy Dover
A Tribute to Psych by JS1
Animal Cross(word)ing by Stiv
Six Directions of Cryptic Cluebulence by jafe
List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #47:
Beastly Gerbil's Sudoku Series: Blind Killer, Trinary, Shattered Web, Odd Ones, Parquet Square, 0-9, Sandwiched, Min Max, Suguru, Skyscrapers, Staircase, Boxless Pseudoku, Fractal, Digital
Compoundoku wants REALLY BIG and WACKY! by athin
The Blank Sudoku by Jeremy Dover
This topic has been bringing out a several puzzles that exemplify what this site is about, and many users have been introduced to a new genre of puzzles that they haven't heard about.
However, I propose that we should simultaneously launch the next topic challenge (either steganography again or non-planar mazes), especially since a lot of newer users ...
List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #44:
Nurimisaki Puzzle: Introduction by Alaiko
Tatamibari: an introduction by bobble
Norinori: QR-Code-ish by athin
Office Park: A Grid Deduction Puzzle by Jeremy Dover
Dosun-Fuwari: an introduction by melfnt
Palette: A Multicoloured Grid Deduction Puzzle by Matthew Jensen
Questions so far are:
Bar-coded Message (Reverse Engineering) by 2012rcampion
An array of possibilities on board by keyboardwielder
You have prepared. You are determined. You approach the door by Alconja
LEVEL connections by Beastly Gerbil
A sum of images by Wu33o
Help me, help my best friend please by patient-zero
Going to the movies by Wu33o
A peculiar ...
Is no-one interested in history?
List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #14:
5 Quotes 1 Figure by dcfyj
A mysterious email from the Historical Society by rand al'thor
And the rest is hstr! by IAmInPLS
Five Historical Features by Hugh Meyers
Historical Crossword Puzzle by Sleafar
Historical figure sudoku by Maria Deleva
This is a genre of puzzle that has been rather underused. The last topic challenge on this one led to some wonderful puzzles and great participation from users. Maybe, it's time to get this one rolling again.
List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38:
Making transmitting data safe - double reading by JonMark Perry
A Periodic Puzzle by boboquack
Understanding the Rookie's Notes by David Starkey
My Final Song to Riley by user477343
Ready every count until raspy seers inure oaths noble by Joe-You-Know
Self-Referential Humor ...
- Current Topic -
polyomino often goes with other tags, such as
tiling, as in Tiling with T-tetrominos in gravity
combinatorics (which is also often combined with tiling), as in L-tromino pair!
grid-deduction as a genre mashup, as in Tetronogram or Tetromino minesweeper
sometimes board-games, as in What is the minimum-sized Blokus board which ...
List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #15:
The princess arrived safely at the castle by M D
The Sorns are Demanding Ransom: Can You Help? by RedstoneGeek
Vizzini has captured Buttercup! by Sconibulus
Megan & the numeric cipher (693264475 etc) by Rosie F
Labryca — Floor 4: I've Just Seen a Face by A. Mirabeau
Many puzzles lately have been quite deep in terms of how far you have to worm your way into the puzzle, and giving just enough information. I personally would like to see more puzzles of this type, especially in terms of information re-use.
I often like puzzles where the puzzle itself is hidden in the text of the question. The puzzle is not directly given, and it is up to the reader to figure out all of the hints to solve it.
Restricted Title #2
Rerun of the Restricted Title topic challenge, originally suggested by Sp3000 (text mostly taken from their suggestion post, but with a new title list).
Usually the title is decided upon later in the puzzle creation process, chosen to be fitting and often to provide a hint/reference. Here we're going to go the other way.
Below is a ...
List of all questions published as part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #40:
A poorly-designed chess problem by boboquack
Retrograde Go Problem (Some Assembly Required) by Bass
Murder in the Royal Court by Excited Raichu
How did four chessmen disappear? by Evargalo
Mate in 0 moves by JGibbers
Fabi and Mag played chess again by Evargalo
Megan mated by a ...
Here's a regular tag that doesn't seem to get much love: cellular-automata
This can involve puzzles about a well-known cellular automaton, like for example Conway's Game of Life, or a cellular automaton you've created on your own!
Get creative! Maybe we need to reverse-engineer something, try to produce a certain output with given starting ...