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Loop without 'looping'

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The Letter A without A

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How high can you count?

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Produce the number 2014 without any numbers in your source code

Mouse-2002, 4 bytes. That's 4 bytes of pure, sweet ASCII. In Mouse, the letters of the alphabet are initialised to the values 0-25. ! is the operator for printing ...
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DISARM THE B.O.M.B.!

bash, vim and dc (343) I'm sitting at a bash prompt which has been configured by the Evil Genius, and of course he has VISUAL=vim in the default environment. Using ...
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Print 0 to 100 without 1-9 characters

R, 9 bytes F:volcano Try it online! The sequence operator : coerces its arguments to integers. ...
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ASCII's 95 Characters...95 Movie Quotes

90. Brainfuck, uses no " ...
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Without using numbers, get the highest salary you can. But don't exaggerate!

bash, $127127 x;echo \$$?$? Try it online! Since the x command doesn't exist, it errors and sets the exit code to ...
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What's the shortest contiguous subset of ASCII you need to output the rest?

Unary, N=1 4132527913354820031118363262102424570092493175835499123283719 (4.1325279e+60) bytes Source code in unary is obviously too large to post here. It can be easily reproduced by typing out (or ...
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The Letter A without A

Pluso, 1 byte o Pluso Esolangs Page. Pluso contains a single accumulator, that starts with the value 1. It uses two commands, p which increments the accumulator ...
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How high can you count?

Jelly, 47 integers, 519 bytes ...
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Fewest (distinct) characters for Turing Completeness

Haskell, 4 chars ()=; With ()= we are able to define S, K and I. The definitions must be separated by either ...
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Output programming language name

Outputs to STDERR Outputting to STDERR is now at +33/-21 as an allowed default, which is positive but contested. This is a CW answer to collect answers that just invoke an error in a language where ...
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Loop without 'looping'

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Loop without 'looping'

CSharp I've expanded the code into a more readable fashion as this is no longer code golf and added an increment counter so that people can actually see that this program does something. ...
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ASCII's 95 Characters...95 Movie Quotes

51. Malbolge (uses no E) (Newlines are just for clarification and not part of the source.) ...
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Print the phrase "And she said, 'But that's his.'" using only the alphabet

Whitespace, 417 414 349 265 bytes 265 bytes thanks to Kevin Cruijssen ...
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Write lines in detention

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Without using numbers, get the highest salary you can. But don't exaggerate!

Java 8, $131,199.00 (15 bytes) v->"$"+'e'*'ԓ' Try it online. Explanation: ...
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Find an Illegal String

Changeling, 2 bytes That's two linefeeds. Valid Changeling must always form a perfect square of printable ASCII characters, so it cannot contain two linefeeds ...
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I don't even... I only odd!

Lenguage, 645529908926937253684695788965635909332404360034079 9394157991500940492270727190763049448735 1174269748937617561533841898064735499551 2293382937520069758100171520285996319 bytes That's ...
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DISARM THE B.O.M.B.!

Ruby, 57 + 10 (*) = 67 $*<<4*4*5<<214%135<<44%25*5<<1%1 $><<"%cASSW%cRD%c%d1"%$* This answer ...
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Eww, those bytes are gross

Japt -P, score: 255 (2 bytes) ff f => filter, second f => everything but 'f' Try ...
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The Letter A without A

Pyth, 2 bytes hG Test it in the Pyth Compiler. How it works ...
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How high can you count?

brainfuck, score 2, 255 144 10 bytes ...Yeah, not the best idea since I only have 8 characters (tarpits gonna tarpit) to work with but let's see how much is possible. I think this is all that's ...
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Fewest (distinct) characters for Turing Completeness

Unary, 1 character 0 The choice of character doesn't really matter; the length of the program defines the brainfuck program it transpiles to. While the spec ...
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Write a Quine in Plain English

><>, 25 words + (22 + 11 + 11) extra = 57 49 Oh god, my brain. ...
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Print the phrase "And she said, 'But that's his.'" using only the alphabet

Perl 5, 133 102 95 bytes s qqAnd she saidZ ZBut thatZs hisZZGjGGfq x s qZqchr oct oct oct ord chopqge x y qGjfqqdx print Try it online! Explanation: Regexes, ...
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