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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"H--- and k-----"

Something has been replaced by question marks. Find what's been replaced and then tell me what the two rows stand for.
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Brian Chen's Splash 2016 hunt #5

This puzzle is the fifth one from Brian Chen's Splash 2016 hunt. I thought I can solve it but stuck at the last step (maybe). Here is the whole puzzle: Transcript: There are ten buildings: a cabin, ...
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Numbers and Lines

You stumble upon this puzzle in the newspaper, composed of only lines and numbers. 13—17 13—84 13—113 17—117 34—53 53—115 82—84 113—17 117—113 Unfortunately, you're a bit stuck. You call upon your ...
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2013 MIT Aquarium Hunt #1

The puzzle is Alter Rival from 2013 Aquarium Hunt. Every article or post I found tells me it is a fairly easy puzzle. The answer of the puzzle: What I tried: I noticed the capitalized letters at ...
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A co--ection of images

What movie title from 2002 is hidden below?
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Few enigmatic puzzles [closed]

?, 63264, 12825, 65121, 02420, 48409 REDYPS, Y = ? 8, 33, 5 : X, II, ? Gods in space (7 letters) = 51151 = 8812, 22334 = 8459, 99111 = 2110910, 27772 = ?
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2016 MIT Aquarium Hunt #3

This is puzzle #3, Quantum of Solitude, from the 2016 MIT Aquarium hunt. I've managed to solve the meta puzzle without finishing this particular puzzle. I haven't found any solutions for this hunt ...
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Back Word Puzzle [closed]

There's a puzzle given to my friend by his professor. Answer is one real word only. Puzzle: ifhgormt Clue: "Sometimes you have to go forward by going backwards" zyx..
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Racecar Maniac #3

Attribution: Inspired by Racetrack in Ben Orlin's Math Games with Bad Drawings You are a racecar maniac. Previously, you went to Antarctica and even the Plains Biome. Now, you decided to ...
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Racecar Maniac #2

Attribution: Inspired by Racetrack in Ben Orlin's Math Games with Bad Drawings You are a racecar maniac. Previously, you have decided that Antarctica is the nicest place to race your car, so of ...
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Why, crystal ball? Why?

I stare deep into my crystal ball, allowing it to reflect myself, to encompass everything of who I am. Through my reflection on its surface, I gaze into its misty, murky depths, hoping to catch a ...
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Racecar Maniac #1

(If all goes well this will become a series.) Attribution: Inspired by Racetrack in Ben Orlin's Math Games with Bad Drawings You are a racecar maniac. You have decided that antarctica is the nicest ...
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Finding the Ring of Truth

Tips: First, wait on others. Remember: overlap is chaff. The answer is a 7-letter word.
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Sny's Snabdec Puzzles

Heavily inspired by ABDEC. For each level below (40 total), connect the squares. Each level has a unique solution. New mechanics are introduced, but will remain backwards-compatible (that is, previous ...
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A puzzle missing completion

Your task is to somehow convert the puzzle below to a list of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, in correct order. Everything you need to know is there. Good luck!
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another rotten puzzle

Transcript: ...
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What should I call this poker hand with a straight?

Hmmm, looks like a good hand... I'm certain I can make a straight out of this! What should I call it? (6 2 8)
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Filling a 5x5x5 grid

Inspired by this. On each line to the left is the position of a word, and to the right is the "snyptic clue" not a cryptic clue (duh) for the word, along with the word's length. The 5x5x5 ...
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Hail to Pnrfne!

sgd vnqkc'r rszmczqc tmhs ne dkdbsqhbzk qdrhrszmbd, ok. (4) y rfcmpw, yzzp.(3) x Yfkf xka Vloryx qfqib clo zboqxfk olvxi oribop (3) iqoeywh ejopnqiajp sepd sepd w znqihega xkzu, w bnappaz jayg, wjz ...
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World Puzzling Competition #2: bobby's transformation

Previously: This year, you were invited to attend the WPC, otherwise known as the World Puzzling Competition. The organizers also seem to suggest that there will be a 50 reputation bounty for every ...
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World Puzzling Competition #1: the beginning

This year, you were invited to attend the WPC, otherwise known as the World Puzzling Competition. The World Puzzling Competition is attended by the 88088 users of PSE (as per writing of the draft) all ...
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What does this prove? (2)

Since 30 characters is required, here's some fluff: Illuminate Your Mind with our brand new product of ... just kidding we don't have a product lol... Hint:
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Vinegar on Caesar Salad

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THIS mux be EASY!

Here's a hint: my favorite color is yellow.
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Exclusively Rare Puzzle

Solve this exclusively rare enigmatic-puzzle.
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What did he become after the New Year?

Try your best to solve the puzzle below GOOD LUCK! Famous Disney character missing a dog and er… a kitchen utensil? (3) Half an Apple, empty, without hydrogen makes the sun shine! (6) He likes to zap ...
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A Shocking Revelation

Name Who to Shock (Electrically): David Ingram Anne Garcia Robert Ortiz Teresa Smith Edward Vasquez Elizabeth Nguyen
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Convolution (Literally)

Decode the following message. Hint: Additional hint:
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Which country am I from?

Which country am I from? You have all the information you need inside the following picture. Hint:
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Surely it's just scenery

Surely it's just scenery... EDIT: tag added, hopefully this remains non-trivial.
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Some .oints and numbers

What short word is missing in the puzzle below? Explain your reasoning. ...
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What do you call a pH Table?

The answer is two words (12 letters) which describe a pH table in a cryptic sort of way.
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Never seen a 17 by 25 grid before? Well now you have

SNY.SMARTIE.ISDROPPEDONTO.AFRICTIONLESS.PLANE.WITH.NEGLIGIBLE.FRICTION..UPUPUPUP Hint:
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Comfolding Origins

Unfortunately, this image is too big for me to provide a transcription. Hint:
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Why not a 10x10?

Transcript: Colors: White - W Red - R Yellow - Y Blue - B Green - G Purple - P Brown - Q YGRPWYQG YQRBPPRQ QRPWBWPP RWWWBWRW RYQYBPPY GGRQWBWP WWWWWWBW WWWWWWBQ <...
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REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY

Transcript: ...
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Base 10 is better than Base 12 or Base 16

Transcript: ...
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More than a 10x10 grid?

Knowledge of my previous puzzle is helpful but not required. Transcript: ...
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You can't play tetris like this!

Transcript: 98TPO.D4Q7 RIFZ78JAPM 50.TS.S25U N7.JU66A9N 2D742G89H2 60.N1ERT81 88D4DBSER2 T.3NAT4TI. .9U6HY8.S2 636W1Z623R Note: OP messed up the orientation of a ...
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The S-340 cipher

Transcription: TIEICHJBEE EIHRONHOOY YTRNISNGAP NEDHRTSTTS HTGYAEOEIP NSUEAEOPWR SDMZPCSUUA ZYAEYZZKOE INZTRDFLLX SNYSMARTIE Hint: Partial solutions and ideas are ...
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Just how many logs can two woodchucks chuck in a minute?

Disaster has struck on your tree farm! You drove up yesterday from the city to find that just over half of your trees were down! Your trees had been set up in a 21x21 grid, and it looked like a random ...
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Yes, but... where am I?

Emergency services recently received a puzzling distress call from someone claiming to be lost: Hint A: Caller: Hello? Can you hear me? Responder: Yes, I can hear you. What's your situation? Caller: ...
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How many 10s are present here?

You might get a couple of different answers for the following:
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What number replaces the question mark and why?

What number should go in the place of ? and why?
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Grouped in three

What do I call this puzzle? The answer is seven letters long. Hint:
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My ____ is still aching from standing too close

Please try your best to solve the problem below. GOOD LUCK!! 2042024440 420202020 2020202 ??? Hint: Bigger hint:
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Name That Iconic Character! #2

This is part of the Name That Iconic Character! series. Using the clues provided below, can you figure out what iconic character I'm thinking of? Your clues: ...
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Name that iconic character! #1

This is part of the Name That Iconic Character! series. Using the clues provided below, can you figure out what iconic character I'm thinking of? Your clues: ...
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BBBBBBBBBB -> BB

I'm trying to tell you something. Can you tell me what it is? Good luck!
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 24): ... and a Kappa Nu Year!

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 250 reputation.< Previous Door ...
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