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14 December

Put the digits 1 to 9 (using each digit exactly once) in the boxes so that the sums are correct. The sums should be read left to right and top to bottom ignoring the usual order of operations. For example, 4+3×2 is 14, not 10. Today's number is the product of the numbers in the red boxes.
-+= 10
÷ + ÷
÷+= 3
+ - ÷
+×= 33
=
7
=
3
=
3

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13 December

There is a row of 1000 lockers numbered from 1 to 1000. Locker 1 is closed and locked and the rest are open.
A queue of people each do the following (until all the lockers are closed):
Today's number is the number of lockers that are locked at the end of the process.
Note: closed and locked are different states.

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11 December

Today's number is the number \(n\) such that $$\frac{216!\times215!\times214!\times...\times1!}{n!}$$ is a square number.

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10 December

The equation \(x^2+1512x+414720=0\) has two integer solutions.
Today's number is the number of (positive or negative) integers \(b\) such that \(x^2+bx+414720=0\) has two integer solutions.

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9 December

Today's number is the number of numbers between 10 and 1,000 that contain no 0, 1, 2 or 3.

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8 December

Arrange the digits 1-9 in a 3×3 square so: each digit the first row is the number of letters in the (English) name of the previous digit, each digit in the second row is one less than the previous digit, each digit in the third row is a multiple of the previous digit; the second column is an 3-digit even number, and the third column contains one even digit. The number in the first column is today's number.
each digit is the number of letters in the previous digit
each digit is one less than previous
each digit is multiple of previous
today's numbereven1 even digit
Edit: There was a mistake in this puzzle: the original had two solutions. If you entered the wrong solution, it will automatically change to the correct one.

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7 December

There is a row of 1000 closed lockers numbered from 1 to 1000 (inclusive). Near the lockers, there is a bucket containing the numbers 1 to 1000 (inclusive) written on scraps of paper.
1000 people then each do the following:
Today's number is the number of lockers that will be closed at the end of this process.

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6 December

This puzzle is inspired by a puzzle that Daniel Griller showed me.
Write down the numbers from 12 to 22 (including 12 and 22). Under each number, write down its largest odd factor*.
Today's number is the sum of all these odd factors.
* If a number is odd, then its largest odd factor is the number itself.

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