# IQ Puzzle with a Twist

This my first puzzle in a very long time so if I've done something wrong let me know. I think there should be enough information to rule out wrong answers, but I don't know of a good way to verify this. This puzzle is my own creation.

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #2: IQ Puzzle Parody

Help! I was sent this IQ puzzle by a friend, and she said that I can't possibly be a genius unless I can solve it. I've been trying to solve it for hours, but I'm just really stuck. I figured, maybe all I need is a fresh pair of eyes, so I figured I'd ask all of you for help. She also said that it has a twist, and I have no idea what to make of that.

I would go with the following figure:

And the reason is...

Each row presents 3 views of the same cube. The cubes are transparent and you can see symbols and a line inside.

The first view in a row shows the cube from the right, the second from the front, and the last from the top.

In the second row an O is hidden by an X, so there are only 3 symbols visible from the top.

Or - with a twist - the cube is rotated between the views.

PS: I first thought someone is stealing the puzzle I posted recently. :-)

• Great solve! I can confirm that this is one of the ideas I had while puzzling over your holographic puzzle :) Aug 30, 2022 at 15:28

Suppose there has to be the same number of objects in all 3 squares of a row. Then the empty square belongs in the middle row (red) and the square that was there goes down.

The objects in this row go one step to the right (toric) except the green X which stays where it is.

One O ends up on top of the green X, which is usually not allowed but which could be part of the twist.