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Replace the question mark with the correct figure. Explain why it's correct.


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    $\begingroup$ Just want to say, this is not a standard progressive "IQ" puzzle. $\endgroup$ Apr 17 at 10:29
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    $\begingroup$ I thought it's another one of these boring IQ puzzles. But this is truly brilliant! Well done. $\endgroup$ Apr 20 at 10:19
  • $\begingroup$ @DmitryKamenetsky Thanks! $\endgroup$ Apr 20 at 10:36

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The missing figure is:

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Because:

If we look at the each figure as an incomplete hexagon, the lines that haven't been drawn spell the word HEXAGON: enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Correct, well done! $\endgroup$ Apr 17 at 11:01
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    $\begingroup$ Darn, I tried that, and thought it said HC.. and didn't look any further. $\endgroup$ Apr 17 at 11:17
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    $\begingroup$ @JaapScherphuis that’s what I find great about his puzzles! I often get so close but just didn’t continue digging in that direction (usually I am way off when I read the answer with other puzzles). I feel he tries to get a perfect balance when it comes to difficulty so with any puzzle a sizeable number of people on PSE can get it within a couple of hours. $\endgroup$
    – PDT
    Apr 17 at 12:08

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