Questions tagged [enigmatic-puzzle]

Puzzles where the genre or solving strategy of the puzzle is not explicitly stated; puzzles where the puzzler must deduce what type of puzzle it is.

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4 steps with common theme

What are the 4 steps, what is their theme, and what is the result? ...
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Who? What? Where?

WHO did WHAT, and WHERE? PHILIP CAUGHT A BIG C LY NADINE DEEMED TIRAMI WAY MATTHEW FELT THE TARM YAK PETE FRETTED A LOT ABOUT C EEK AGO QUINN HAD TO G HIONERS ERICA NOW HOME MISSED H NICALLY ...
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An unusual subtraction

I saw this note jotted on a piece of paper on my friend's table. Jickpom 1–0 Ecarombhp ½–½ Khalerop 0–1 What did he mean by it?
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What a tangled web we weave

The answer is a relevant word.
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Two numbers missing

In the following diagram can you fill in the two missing numbers (represented by the question marks)? Please explain your answer. Please pay attention to the tags. Hint 1 The 2 numbers are Prime ...
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Always six of us

The answer to this puzzle is 12 letters in total. Here's some info: 2 each
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A birthday present from my travel agent

"Hi Pat! Thanks so much for the mixtape. I appreciate you remembering my birthday." "Glad you enjoyed it! The travel industry has been slow, so I've really been getting back into my ...
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Choose your guardian wisely!

I must issue a word of caution dear traveler. As your journey nears its end, you have one final obstacle to overcome. Ahead lies the gate of the guardians. As you might suspect, the gate is protected ...
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I thought morse code was dead?

My computer went on the fritz earlier today and all of my messages were being sent in what looked like morse code. I recorded a few test messages to confirm my suspicions once the anomaly ended and to ...
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Why am I failing?

Oh no! I just got my grades back and it seems that I am failing my math class. I thought I had been doing okay, but maybe I wasn't. I think that there is something wrong with my grades. Can you help ...
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Oh no, my puzzles are corrupted! What should I do? :(

This morning, I made three small and easy puzzles to be posted today. However, when I come back from my lunch, all of my puzzles are corrupted! :( The first one is a standard Curve Data puzzle. ...
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We Need to Extract Frank’s Site Rankings

I asked my friend Frank to rank his favorite Stack Exchange sites from 1 (favorite) to 10 (least favorite). This is the feedback he left, but I got them a little mixed up and don’t know which he ...
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What was the occupation of Jacob given the occupations of his siblings?

Once upon a time, there lived a humble household of 5 children: Sam, Mary, George, Hannah and Jacob. They each grew up to have successful careers: Sam - Real Estate Agent Mary - Arcade Owner George - ...
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Grid of evens and odds

Fill in this grid of numbers and explain your reasoning. Warning: this is a very mean puzzle! No hints will be provided. ... or maybe they will :) The template for this puzzle was provided by 🌮Taco🌮...
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All about position

Try to solve this puzzle below. The answer consists of two words with 15 letters in total.
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NASA analyzing message from space

$\hskip3in$Newsflash Since our space probes and radio beams first plumbed the cosmos, mankind has sent into the void numerous notices describing our location. Today NASA announced the recovery of a ...
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My Pokemon Puzzle

I had no idea how much information to give for this puzzle, so I decided to start with none! I'll add hints if enough time passes / people are looking for direction.
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A weird picture is driving me mad

I discovered this extremely strange thing the other day. I really can't describe to you what it is, but here's a picture of it so you can have a look for yourself and see if you can help me. What is ...
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Confectionery Crime Conundrum

Yesterday I received one of the strangest cases of my career as an I.S. PI (Insightful Sleuths Private Investigator). I was reclining in my chair, working on the latest crossword puzzle when I ...
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A poorly approximated crossword

Today's crossword topic is flowers: Across Daffodils, erica, dogbane, ursi, candytuft and tithonia. Daphne, eustoma, dianthus, orchid, ixia and dietes. Down Alstroemeria, dianella and day. ...
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This diagram needs a name!

This puzzle is a spin-off from the 'This new puzzle type needs a name' series. I have devised a new diagramming style. The examples below have been deliberately selected and ordered in a way that ...
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An Elementary Magnum Opus

The image below is modified from a part of an absurdly high-resolution "magnum opus" picture. Based on the magnum opus's contents, answer the following questions: What is the meaning of the ...
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A Loooooong Sequence of Calculations

$53466+25123+16334+86556+5856\cdot 32454+8565+2235+7067-2345\cdot 1086+|23457|+4754\cdot 89510+9523-3458-9234+84233-|947\cdot 137\cdot 98\cdot 142-407119|\cdot (-1024)\cdot 5^{10}+645\cdot 9814\cdot ...
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Supernumerariness

What word goes in the box with the question mark?
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Mysterious Deaths, or is it just a well known attack?

Last week you were promoted to the position of Sergeant Head Detective of Australia, which basically means the best detective in Australia. Its January 2019, and you wake up ready for your new job. ...
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Two different colors

The answer to this puzzle is a word.
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A pretty binary grid 👾

What will I be doing this weekend? For convenience, I'm also providing the grid in text form:
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Decipher this message for instructions to decipher this message

NINTH UNDUE COMICAL BURGER CUTLETS SLITS TURTLE REGRESS SORTS PROPHET SQUATS PUPPY ANGINA DUDS SKUNK TIGHT ODD TERSE COLONEL DIVED SOON AREA DIARIST SKUNK DREAD HASH RENTER DOWDY MAMAS GURGLE PORPOISE ...
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This clock is wrong 🕗

My clock is broken, and I can't tell what time it is. Can you help me? Hints
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Mystery instruction manual

My uncle recently passed away* and it fell to me to sort through all his papers. Most things I came across were just old documents, bills, manuals, private correspondence, maps... that kind of thing. ...
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Only seven in total

The answer to this puzzle is 10 letters long.
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A mathematical term

The answer to this puzzle is a one word answer. Use this to get the answer: 51 12 31 23 22 43 21 52 11 41 32 42
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Definition Resolution

Your final answer(s) should be thematic.
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Everything needed to solve this cipher is on Puzzling Stack Exchange [closed]

5444 ---> lcxxfy 1906 ---> pstbqjilj 1582 ---> tcxvbpixrpejooat 1431 ---> dohhsfb 888 ---> uvqta 605 ---> noacomputers 618 ---> ylibz 425 ---> ...
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Allegedly legible lexical ledger

Can you figure out what's going on here? ...
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Who's Missing? (A metapuzzle)

Task Solve the sub-puzzles to enable you to solve the meta-puzzle at the end. Partial answers contributing to the overall solve are welcome (but, of course, do try to answer as much as you can!). ...
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The Cryptic Tower

You stand before a cryptic tower. On a locked door of crumbling stone is a strange cipher. The text is partially obscured by mold-covered cracks: HOLLDW SILENCE BOUNLER WASFUS There are several ...
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A Sporting Scandal?

It was the final of the world-renowned cricket tournament - the Cinders (not to be mistaken for the Ashes). The Owls were comfortably the favourites. They were unbeaten in the last 4 years, whereas ...
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Some say, obsessed

The final answer consist of 11 letters and i'm looking for a name! After you find the answer to the puzzle above, use this (to get the final answer): 107 71 Hint1 Hint2
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When will I see my friend?

My friend and I both sing in the choir of our local episcopal church, but our choir director is really strict. He doesn't like people talking much. At our last rehearsal, right at the end of a break, ...
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Op. 5 Cacophony in C

The whole gang's here... except for one. Who's missing? https://soundcloud.com/nordus-rex/op-5-cacophony-in-c
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The naughty friend and the mysterious note

A total of 10 friends came to my house for a party. Halfway through the party, while we were having dinner, I noticed only 9 friends present in the dining room. A few minutes later, the missing ...
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Secret decoder ring

I was digging in my dad's trunk and I found some sort of 1940s secret decoder ring. Not quite sure how it works, but anyway, one of the lines has become almost illegible (#T#######). Can someone ...
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Each, to the rest

Try find the answer of the puzzle below. Hint1 EDIT: I made a mistake. It's corrected now. But I had to change the letter grid and the final answer. Also, I added another "?" just to be ...
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Political Bantering Puzzle

Simply Puns Or Cryptic Clues In BOLD: Sitting atop a tall chair in the garden, one English Politician P was having his Evening Beverage, His American Neighbour N was asking "Our Admiral can write ...
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Puzzle with a wrong solution

I finished this word puzzle, but I don't think I solved it correctly. Can you help me fix it?
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Not the way I usually look like

The answer to this puzzle is... well, you'll notice!
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Hidden message in rap text II: "Ya, a ray 'ave july joy!"

This puzzle is inspired by this one by @LukasRotter. Hopefully you don't mind me using similar (well, basically the same) format as yours, Mr. Rotter! ;) The same rapper released another teaser for ...
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---Lights out---

Little puzzle. Instructions: all don't repeat Hint Hint2
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Hidden message in rap text: "Yo Gandhi, Dupe Bounce!"

A rapper released a teaser for his upcoming track, claiming it's some deep stuff. Here's the image he uploaded, which appear to be part of the lyrics: It appears to be saying "YO GANDHI DUPE ...

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