Here's a simple little puzzle.

With the help of the image below, can you figure out who I am?

enter image description here


Look carefully at the second "term". What could possibly be the word i'm looking for?

Hint(second term):

what does the --- say?

  • $\begingroup$ This has been driving me mad. Any hints?! $\endgroup$ – Vicky Apr 4 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ V jnag gur pyrapurq svfg / zrqny vzntr gb or "Ivpgbel" orpnhfr V pna'g guvax bs nalguvat ryfr nccyvpnoyr jvgu 7 yrggref. Ohg gur 1 jbhyq cbvag gb gur svefg yrggre bs gung naq V pna'g svaq nalguvat gung ortvaf jvgu I gung jbhyq gura svg gur erfg bs gur pyhr. $\endgroup$ – Vicky Apr 4 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ Vs gur pyrapurq svfg / zrqny vzntr ercerfragrq "T" gura gur jubyr yrsg unaq vzntr pbhyq zrna "TUBFG". Gura gur evtug unaq vzntr jbhyq or "AB TUBFG". Ubjrire V'z abg fher jung gur 2 naq 16 zrna va gur hccre evtug pbearef. $\endgroup$ – Vicky Apr 4 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ Yrggre 2 vf O naq 16 vf C. Pbhyq guvf or n Tubfgohfgref gurzr naq O sbe Ovyy Zheenl / C sbe Crgre Iraxznaa, gur punenpgre ur cynlrq? (Sne-srgpurq ohg pyhgpuvat ng fgenjf). $\endgroup$ – Vicky Apr 4 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Vicky Lbh'er svefg thrff vf evtug ertneqvat gur yrsg cneg bs gur vzntr. V fhfcrpgrq gur frpbaq cneg jvgu gur yrggref jbhyq or gur uneq cneg fb V'yy nqq n uvag sbe gung cneg. $\endgroup$ – Prim3numbah Apr 5 at 9:44

OK, here's my best guess.

The picture of the raised fist with the medal represents

VICTORY (the 7 letter dashes underneath the picture).

The 1 in the corner of that represents

the first letter of that, i.e. V

The letters on the right hand side of the + sign represent


Based on the second hint we are actually looking for


Adding these together, we get the left hand picture with 2 in the top right representing

V + OWL = VOWEL, so there will be two vowels in the answer

Then the right hand picture with the whole lot crossed out and 16 in the top right represents


So we are looking for a person whose name

is made up of 2 vowels and 16 consonants.

Right now I can't think of anyone fitting this pattern, but I will come back and edit this later if an answer occurs to me.

OK, thanks to Hexomino who dragged me bodily across the finish line, we now know the first image represents

not two vowels but the second vowel, E

and the second image represents

not sixteen consonants but the 16th consonant, T

Putting these together we get

E.T. (the Extra-Terrestrial) who was definitely an "odd stranger in town" per the puzzle title.

  • $\begingroup$ Well done on getting this. I had a thought that it may be that we are actually looking for rot13(gur frpbaq ibjry, R, naq gur fvkgrragu pbafbanag, G fb gur nafjre znl whfg or R.G.) $\endgroup$ – hexomino Apr 9 at 10:34
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, good catch. That would match with the title of the question as well (the odd stranger in town). $\endgroup$ – Vicky Apr 9 at 11:49
  • $\begingroup$ @hexomino Feel free to post that as an answer if you want - if you are right, it would not be fair for me to get the credit for that! $\endgroup$ – Vicky Apr 9 at 11:50
  • $\begingroup$ Okay, I've posted an answer but if you wanted to edit your answer with this in, I'm fine with that. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Apr 9 at 12:04
  • $\begingroup$ @Vicky Ah you were very close. But if yo do edit your answer and add what hexomino figured out (since he himself said it's ok), you'll get the tick. $\endgroup$ – Prim3numbah Apr 9 at 17:18

Vicky has done 99% of the work here so should get the credit for the answer but what I think we are really looking for is

The 2nd vowel ("vowl") and the 16th consonant ("not vowl") which are, respectively E and T,
so the answer is probably E.T. (which fits with the title "Odd Stranger in Town")

  • $\begingroup$ Good job hexomino, But i dont think its fair if i didnt't give the tick to Vicky since she did alot of the work and you did the last part only. Hope it's ok. $\endgroup$ – Prim3numbah Apr 9 at 17:19
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    $\begingroup$ @Prim3numbah Yep, that's very fair $\endgroup$ – hexomino Apr 9 at 19:09
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    $\begingroup$ Thank you both! I've edited my answer to include hexomino's part. $\endgroup$ – Vicky Apr 9 at 19:30

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