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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Men of the past

J.R.R. wrote about the dragon, thinking of these men. Issur performed and challenged the locals to do a crossing, thinking of these men. G.R.R. wrote about the killer of the giant, thinking of these ...
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Ma turned 34 in 2002. Really?

My friend said to me: “In February of the year 1970 at 1:12 AM Ma turned 18. Ma turned 34 in February of the year 2002 at 2:16 AM. How is this possible?” “And yes. Same Ma!” he ended with that. Hint ...
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An artistic trip

Here are 6 places I visited in 2008: Now tell me, where was the Sun?
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As seen in a dream

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Who is Mr. T and where does he work?

Part 1: Write each answer as ONEWORD, without spaces, punctuation or abbreviating. Some questions may have more than one answer when taken alone, but only certain answers will work with respect to the ...
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Interns & Errands

Going through the to-do list given to him by his bright-eyed boss, a wizard finds the following shopping list: a shaving of licorice root a red dragon's scale a lodestone and iron filings a drop of ...
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Stop BorgBot before it's too late!

There was a deafening metallic thunk as the rogue AI locked the door of the PuzzlingCorp server room, trapping the engineers inside. A countdown appeared on the computer screen... and began counting ...
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What are these people trying to tell you?

These people are trying to tell you something. What is it? Also, kudos if you can find the pattern between the images...though you'll have to find the pattern to solve this puzzle in the first place. ...
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There are six of them today

All six are different. If we sort by small to large from the beginning, the third, fourth and sixth are the same. It was designed by the sculptor. Society over the smallest a drawing has been placed ...
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In the Cover of Darkness

I awoke in a mysterious desert wasteland that I didn't recognize. I looked around and saw nothing as far as I could see, except for the oddly rhythmic storm in the distance. Reaching for my phone, I ...
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Don't count your eggs before they hatch

Don't count your eggs before they hatch...
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A High-Quality Puzzle

Taking a break from cryptic-clues/crosswords puzzles, this simple puzzle has a couple of firsts for me. Given the following songs from video games, find the name of someone who's a fan of anagrams. ...
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Familiar Five (r&r ignored)

What is the correct option/answer to this puzzle?
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What hides within this mashed-up song?

The answer hides within this senseless song made from the mashed-up lyrics of other songs. Each lyric is linked to the song's full lyrics. Hey, hey, Charlie take a bow, You deserve an Oscar, I recall ...
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Puzzle with Many Slashes

My professor gave us this puzzle and I couldn't figure it out, I've been trying to solve Number 7 for 5 hours now. Text transcription: ...
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Isn't it a blank page?

One day, your friend John messaged you. John: Wanna solve this puzzle? The answer contains five words You: Are you playing tricks on me??? This is a blank page! John: This puzzle is not too hard. Do ...
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Honeycomb: a hexagonal grid of letters

This puzzle consists entirely of one image, attached below. The image is large and you will need to zoom in to see some of the details. There is no hidden information, only what you can plainly see. ...
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Cheers, people!

Try make sense of this image below. Good luck!
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These equations are unsolvable!

I display to you a set of 5 equations that cannot be solved*. I want you to find the solution: B + C = 1 B + C + F + G = 4 A + B + C = 7 A + B + C + D + G = 3 A + B + E + D + G = 2 Time’s ticking, ...
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Ohh, NSA Again? #2

This puzzle is the second part of story Ohh, NSA again?. Hope like this story. Here it is: John got the target, it was Stack. Problem is, it can be Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange. Another problem ...
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Follow Your Heart

Follow your heart and find the hidden 3 letter code: ASCII representations: Screen: XPMMBIWZ BPFPICPC CRPMTDXX RVUYJBTZ FBTXGMWI AWKISAIL ZCFMIVPM Info screen: <...
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It really hertz while listening

Listen to the following mp3 puzzle: https://soundcloud.com/infinite-stream/this-melody-hertz-my-ears
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Argon and noble gases

Helium Neon Argon Krypton Xenon Radon
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To whom it may concern

Look It Up To whom it may concern. Text Transcription from image: whom@may.concern.com Puzzle Design Each title, image, and description is a potential clue, but not all of them have useful ...
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Sounds beautiful, doesn't it

So I found this puzzle from an old book of mine with very little instructions. I can't seem to remember the right approach to the solution BUT I do remember the final answer, which is 8 letters only. ...
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Is the OP on mushrooms?

What two words am I looking for in the puzzle below? (The title too is a clue). 35437 When a Deity sees its reflection, Clip the best of rediscoveries approximately. Blow has been blown when it is ...
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Who sang this? It wasn't Carol

I There I Underneath I More Make All I There And Underneath I There Santa With I More Make All I I And Underneath I To I To etc. Question Can you remind me who had a hit with this song? It's about ...
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Density™ 4… Will there be more?

The original puzzle contained a mistake, this has now been fixed. I'm really sorry about that! Last Density™ puzzle is here: Density™ 3 - The Game!, will there be more Density™ puzzles in future? This ...
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Density™ 3 - The Game!

The last Density™ puzzle (here: Density™ finally back from holiday!) proved that OP plays too many games, so we went ahead and created a game of our own! If you'd like to create your own Density™ ...
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Expanding on a classic

From the simple caesar to the seemingly uncrackable elliptic curve, there are countless ways to obscure - and even hide - a sensitive message. Cryptography is quite interesting in this way. I find the ...
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Enigmatic flags mashup

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags The answer is a sentence. An hint before the bounty expires (the length of the words in the answer).
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Density™ finally back from holiday!

Welcome back to the Density™ series! I had intended to make these more often, but then... well... 2020 happened. Anyway, I finally got round to creating the second puzzle, and perhaps it may hint at ...
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“We accept 20% of candidates and I'm 90% good at my job…” [closed]

There is a famous investment firm where a partner was known for having candidates walk into the room without a greeting, sit across from him at a huge desk, and start right away by asking: "We ...
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Born U.B but mostly known as

The goal is to come up with an answer with the help of the image below. Together with the title, they should lead to the correct answer. Hint1 Hint2
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Gift After Jason?

Max's Dad Kevin loves puzzles. He has a gift for his son but wants him to guess when he will give him the gift. Kevin leaves some messages. Could you help Max in finding when he would receive his gift?...
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Dragon summoning spell

The parchment shown below got stained with something. See if you can determine the obscured parts.
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Open the curtains

Open the curtains to reveal some words of wisdom: ...
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Match the animals, three by three

Match the animals, three by three Beagle Dalmatian Dog Pug Puppy Retriever Accipitridae Anura Arthropod Castor Gastropoda Poecilia Instructions There are two lists, each containing six items. The ...
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Starred, as to the crew's aid

The flavour text (except for the puzzle's name) is not a hint, but a true story I didn't really have any ideas for a puzzle, but my everyday life gave me one. I think, the puzzle could be better if I ...
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How do I solve this Tablet code?

I have the following puzzle I am trying to solve from the online idle game structure idle. Previously, I had different types of puzzles in which I had lists of letter pairs to arrange, for example : ...
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Where does my friend live? 9

Other questions in this series can be found here. My European friend, Johannes, now living in another country. He left a code like this: OBA, OTI, SAC, ATR, NAR, DAD, IBA, AHO, TIA, HDA 5CA7CO ...
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A family of seven!

So in this puzzle the goal is to come up with an answer that consist of 9 letters. Without giving away anymore info (atleast for now) on how to approach this puzzle I'll let you try make sense of it ...
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A true no-no-gram

This is a nonogram with the usual rules. That is, you must fill white squares in with black so that the numbers at the head of each row or column indicate, in order, the respective lengths of ...
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Shingoki: An Exploration of Unicode

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls-- wait, what? This is a Shingoki puzzle. The rules (paraphrased from puzzle-shingoki.com) are as follows: The aim is to form a ...
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Let's Play! - a Scandi Drama

This is an original question. Russ and Kess are chatting. Russ says he saw Kess cracking away on his computer and wondered "what is the significance of 23986?". Kess said "it might make ...
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Constant puzzle

A constant is hiding behind this puzzle, can you tell which? 4 $\rightarrow$ 2 $\rightarrow$ 1 $\rightarrow$ 1 $\rightarrow$ 1 $\rightarrow$ $\dots$ ? $\rightarrow$ ? $\rightarrow$ ? $\rightarrow$ $\...
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Yes, this is the legendary wall

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls This is it. This is the very wall. His life, his work — this wall was the center of it all. One simply cannot imagine his fame, ...
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Fight for your life!

Try figure out what the answer is by looking at the image below. The answer is nine letters long.
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You're given the following list of numbers

You're given the following list of numbers: 10, 16, 20, 21, 22, 30, 32, 33, 34, 36, 41, 79, 82, 111, 148, 153 Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Hint 5:
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What are these holes in my Connect Wall?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls "Why on earth are there blank spaces in your connect wall?" "In my defense, you just asked me to make categories ...

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