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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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Which gate leads to heaven? [duplicate]

You are standing before two doors. One of the path leads to heaven and the other one leads to hell. There are two guardians, one by each door. You know one of them always tells the truth and the other ...
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This is why we puzzle

What kind of puzzle solver are you? Let’s map it out! 1 Nail item before each paper item (7) After shooter’s return, receive big chunk (6) Encourage bone disease (4) Lost charge of gold ...
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A Trivial Diagnosis

"It's the same stuff over and over, doc." "Can you try to explain it?" "OK. Well, at first... I—I feel high. My eyes are red, I can't breathe; I feel crazy!" "What else?" "There's ...
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Macadamia nuts! Who or what am I?

Macadamia nuts! Use the above clue to find my identity. You must explain the relevance of the clue and the hint. Hint: I publicise Apple products.
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Can you solve for x?

[$s$]   [$u$]  [$r$]  [$q$]  [$22$]  [$r$] , [$q$]  [$22$]  [$p+2k$]  [$100-7k$] , [$q$]  [$k$]  [$3q$]  [$t$]  [$100-r$]&...
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What sort of maths is this?

I have a number n I increase n. I now have a new number n+1 I change my mind and decrease n: I now have a new number n-1 I change my mind again and increase. I am now back to n+1 No matter what I ...
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Where will this killer strike next?

I'm going to try something new here... this puzzle is going to play out in real-time, so if it remains unsolved long enough the final objective will change. That'll be bad news for some fictional ...
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Unlocking the dungeon door

Any feedback is welcome. I'm new to puzzling in general so please let me know how long it took you to come up with your answer and what your thoughts were. I have tough skin. Hint Hint 2
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The First Gate: Why So Tense?

Greetings fellow puzzlers and puzzled alike! I’ve concocted a little puzzle for you all... Well little may be an understatement, but I'll come back to that. Before starting, you should know that the ...
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How do you like my writing?

Robots have iron noses. Operative extremists display dystopian intent. Extra apex predators emphasize dominant attitude. Lambada teacher oversees Nightwish aficionado. Reorganize big ordinary ...
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You may not be eligible to be in this community

Hello everyone! I want to introduce a community that I've joined a long time ago. This community has millions of members that spread throughout the world. Our main focus is simple: "help people ...
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A More Perfect Union

To be a worthy nation here on earth, there are certain qualities that are essential. It must establish its own unique Identity The nation must be able to maintain Order It must have checks and ...
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I don't understand what you're asking

It's been a while since I've posted actively, but here is a new puzzle for the community. Good luck and I hope you enjoy it! ... .... --- .-- / - .... . -- / - .... . / .. -- .- --. . .-.-.- .-.-.- .-...
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A Study in Entomophobia

When love take make the times love going sad just Comes you is better you of be get into old And sing forever can sugarplum darkness nothing eyes better read In you see afraid boy words ...
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A Puzzling Walk

I strolled along and met a fellow. "Hello," I said. "Hi." A few steps later he began describing...people, I think? "Well, you know the one." "I do?" "Yeah. Yellow hair, red jacket, likes that ...
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What does any of this have to do with chickens?

A few words about me: Whenever I need something investigated, I always turn to a 1990s dance artist. I have no problem travelling to the Free State, but will refuse to go further south ...
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A title for a history book

A German historian is sitting by his desk, pondering a title for his book. He picks up and pen and starts writing down possible titles. South Asians No, too short. Let's try to add ...
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Never Completed Game - Difficult Riddle

The seventeenth of the primes. Its twin is twentynine. Po. Let’s drive. Bye, Alfonsín. Add seven triangular. Sweet. It named the Valley. This riddle is taken from https://www.nevercompletedgame....
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Cryptic clue with cryptic clues inside

English [artist to burn, burns heart] (6) [bits of nazis covering animal] (6) dollar with [familiar comrades, abbreviated, with the console] (7) residing on [forest endless street, rearranged] (5) (7) ...
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It comes full circle

Top, Middle, Bottom, Double-Right; Double-Right; Up Left, Middle, Double-Right; Double-Right; Top, Middle, Bottom, Up Left, Down Right; Top, Middle, Bottom, Up Left, Double-Right; ??? What would ...
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Who killed the swimmer in the cave?

4 swimmers entered a round room with no windows and no doors, but there was a hole in the floor. One man left through the hole in the floor and closed it behind him, but it is not how he arrived. 2 ...
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San Francisco is my home

Joseph Story Mary Stuart Malala Yousafzai Theodore Roosevelt Bill Joe red army pharaoh bullet note: the clues form 2 words hint: The first and third groups should be ...
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The Freshest Tablet

Stories of the theft of the freshest tablet (5,5,5,5,5) Given the above, if L is a backslash, then what number is E? Hint 1 (...
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Looking to find the name and objective of this puzzle

I'm playing an escape room game that requires me to play this game. It's my first time coming across this type of puzzle so I'm confused as to what I am suppose to do with it. If anyone can tell me ...
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What force is more potent than love?

A few quotes about Love.... What force is more potent than love? True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice. We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its ...
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Mysterious Valentine's Riddle

The rules of this puzzle are unstated You must guess them and find how they're slated If you're here then you're pro'lly not dated If it's today then it isn't belated It's ok cause I know that you're ...
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Solve this cipher puzzle [closed]

PJb6bN5lUW3R0ZbRrfWMf4swe6CZyqBPS4GT8+bzoLE= This is a cipher that cannot figure out. It's probably a url but it doesn't look like one. I'm thinking its a math ...
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What do I really want to do today?

There are so many things I have to do today. One of them is grocery shopping. Hey! Here's my list! Meat Department Salmon $4.54 Bacon $2.73 Steak $5.88 Ham $7.10 Beef(ground) $...
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A Sequel: A Test or an ABC?

A Sequel for A Masterpiece: A mirror or an ABC? , thanks for all your support for that puzzle, and hope you like this! In a science quiz you scratched your head, For it was a puzzle nowhere it ...
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A Mysterious Duel

I took my place opposite my competitor; and was challenged to a duel... What exactly did they challenge me to?
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Decipher this puzzle — with clues!

I'm needing some help deciphering the following puzzle: Oi xmt gcilk vwf-cciruk Lhoyqz ccig spkb mfyt; Rnbrl uakoj tbbu gw bkgd, Wgqnb ddmu p zfoim; Viec kfs lllsmt, ywfy dg zdoc, Dtfl fu xggu, ...
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Cryptic stickers, possible riddle?

I have found these very weird stickers around my town. I followed a trail of these and found around 30 of them. They look handmade and are in different sizes, some roughly cut. The text is flipped ...
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Rating words from best to worst

In my personal classification, certain words are assigned a rating based on some criteria. The top rating is AA, and below it the ratings go from A all the way down to Z. Seventeen AA-class words are ...
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Mad king riddle [duplicate]

I was asked of a similar riddle to the one you posted where a mad king asks you to kill a chicken but would have to use the same method on you : how do you survive? I’ve been thinking of this for ...
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Name the fictional crime

The motive AṠT ẠTIONS ḄJECT ENTI ETṚE HAṄK ṄITED ORṬH OU RİENTED The weaponry ...
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John and Edmund's Game

I visited my younger cousins, John and Edmund, recently, and found them playing an interesting game. They would take turns to call out numbers until one of them declared themselves the winner. They ...
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Spaceship Adventures

As your starship cruises through the expanse of space, you receive a message from a dear old friend. My dear friend, A sylvan heir forced us to a-long paint. (t, w) I find sun cloth in your ...
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What happened at the casino?

Four men went to a casino To play some blackjack; The first started playing And won his first bet. The second got distracted With the girl in red dress; The third wandered over And forgot what to do. ...
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Puzzle disguised as cryptic clues

Here are some cryptic clues which hide a different type of puzzle. What kind of puzzle is it? Can you solve it? Apple product obscured by acid erosion (5) Yalta attendee unwell after mission (...
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Master Bomb Defusers - The Informant

This (loosely) follows on from my first puzzle: Master Bomb Defusers It has been nearly a year since you last heard from the infamous "Mr. 5" and you've discovered there's only so long you can scroll ...
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Adding Words Together

No matter how far I've roamed, I've never found anything quite as perplexing as this puzzle. Perhaps you can help me find the missing numeral in the last line. ...
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What can this rebus solve? How can this rebus be solved?

This is my first rebus, constructive suggestions are welcome. Enjoy! Mistake: the diagonal of the green circle on the right should be from the top right to the bottom left instead of from the top ...
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ENCRYPTED MESSAGE

I have been given a code to break, and I did frequency analysis on it, but I cannot go any further due to the fact that I am not clear on where are the spaces between words, so in example I present ...
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An unknown Cryptogram

I would like to say : vyycd gow mcgr uuey
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POLORVM-REGINA-OMNIVM-NOSTRA

Please help me to solve this interesting puzzle. Someone asked me this before, but I can't find the answer. POLORVM-REGINA-OMNIVM-NOSTRA skqjet STELLA-...
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Four place names from 12 cryptic clues

A1. Steps, Mister? Outside? Thank you (5) A2. Aerial exercise outside, computer network inside (5) A3. Canonized hollow fruit recurring (6) B1. Light-hearted student at first sent back in ...
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You Can't See Me Coz I'm NOT John Cena!

As a pack, we pursue the pity, for power, on the flee. As a king, I was a clashing knight, couldn't you see? As a wolf, I am white without any whispers; And just for fun, I'm first fish,...
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An old inscription

A tribe that lived here centuries ago called the Rreiorclskl had been very mysterious until now: The only things known about them were that they liked poems, math and puzzles. However, very recently, ...
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What is the secret of this Math(s) “joke”? [closed]

On a page called 14 jokes only intellectuals will really understand, it lists: A mathematician is heading to a house party. Just as he is coming up to the house, he notices there are no cars parked ...
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Are these numbers unique?

Grandpa loves numbers. He is always asking me riddles about them. (Annoying if you ask me) He says: "These numbers are different than others. Even unique you might say. There may be others in ...