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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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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, couldb'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”? [on hold]

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 ...
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A Masterpiece: A mirror or an ABC?

I have worked on this masterpiece for soooo long, hope you all like it! The PUZZLE A is for the adventurous who approached the door B bragged his brilliant bronze when there isn't even one C ...
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We solved the invisible maze

We did it! We finally solved the invisible maze! In case anyone else wants to try, I'll reproduce our steps here. Here's the maze: The rules: All walls except for the outer ones are ...
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From the death to the fresh beginning - A treasure hunt

Shortly after your mentor's passing, you received an envelope along with the following note: My Dear Disciple,      I am afraid my time to leave this world has come but don'...
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A smidgeon meta

The sentence on the other side of this post is false. The sentence adjacent to that sentence is not needed, but take the sentence out and the post falls apart. This post doesn't make sense, but then ...
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mathemathical-logical sequence solving

I need help in solving this sequence: 24, 333333, ?, ?, 53, 44444444, 82, ?, ?, 222244444444, ?, ?, ?, 444433333322221 reposting this because I wanted to add more informations. Now by taking a look ...
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Sequence solving

I need help to find the x: 6 3412 x 8605648 I've noticed that the end doubles everytime so we have 6 then 12, then we should have 24 then 48 , I have also noticed that the first 2 numbers ...
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Number sequence solving

Help me solving this sequence: need help 9,?,342,675,1230, ?,3561,5892 Source: http://zagaza.ru/za548.htm
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For all your flag design needs

Pleased to meet you. I'm the CEO of a startup that specializes in designing flags for newly-independent countries. As an example, let me present to you the flag we designed for the proud republic of ...
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A Difficult Job

My plumber gave me a perilous job--his figurines had been stolen (3). I had to endure Ian's sobbing before he would tell me the problem under his feet (2). It turns out the girl he dated had taken his ...
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The Bartender's Dilemma

A bartender has 3 glasses. All of them are kept face down. He needs to make all the three glasses face-up. He is allowed to touch only two glasses at a time, no less no more, and he has to turn both ...
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Let me hurl this riddle to you

Role 1: These people do things in mountains, pastures, hills, fields, forests... Role 2: These people do various things. They can find you a house, a hotel, send you something, kill you... Role 3: ...
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The highly public trial of Capo di Tutti-Capone

Chicago, Illinois, December 1929. Alleged crime lord Capo di Tutti-Capone, long thought untouchable, is finally standing trial and facing a long list of criminal charges. The press is buzzing. The ...
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What is the alphabet for the following cipher?

I got this image with some strange drawings and I cannot figure out from which cipher it comes from. The only hint I got was "coca cola".
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Secret message in a birthday email

A coworker sent this message around on his birthday. Apparently it has a secret message. Here is the exact email body: Good morning FakeCorp, I am turning 25 today so I'm offering loads of ...
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Mixing business and pleasure

I asked my manager if it was okay for my friends to come hang around at the shop. Here's his answer: As I've said, they're always very welcome. But can I just remind that we'll keep working? ...
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What's my favourite book?

I got a strange message from a friend a few minutes ago: You wanted to know what my favourite book was? See if you can work out the answer. I'll give you a clue: Saranac Lake \United Which ...
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Who is richer? A two-way lie-fest

The richest person in ancient Greece had to pay a special tax. The rulers rode to Alexander, a very rich man, and asked for the tax. Alexander, who liked his fortune, told them that they had the wrong ...
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A message sent to me in spell cards

My brother went missing a few days ago. No one has seen him since then. The day he went missing, I saw the following arrays of my new Dungeons and Dragons spell cards. I didn’t think much of it then, ...
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A Tetrad Puzzle: Find The Key

I made this to test some ideas for a game I'm developing. Feedback would be appreciated. What is the key?
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I need help with this secret santa puzzle

My secret santa is playing a game with me. One of the games is a series of 6 riddles, that make up a word of 6 letters or a phrase of 6 words that help me decrypt an encrypted message through an app. ...
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Solve it… Uncover the mystery!

One of my friend, who is really too good with cyphers and puzzles challenged me to solve this one. I think it reveals a name, or date or some information with which he can surprise his friends. That's ...
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The lengthy and boring adventures of

I happened to write a book once. It was told by the main character - an educated adventurous gentleman with a long yet dignified name. Yet, when I sent the manuscript to the publisher, they told me ...
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I am a chemical element

click.me.png Pretty simple, I know (^_^)
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Why did the chicken cross the road?

Seriously, why would the chicken do such a foolish act? I asked a friend for his insight, he just sent me this: ...
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How does one get this solution for this puzzle?

Recently there was a television game show in which the following was one of the problems (this is a screenshot of what was shown): This appeared on SIC, a Portuguese television network. The only ...
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True or False? Test it out!

Note: This is just a story made up by me for the puzzle. This is NOT a real assignment. Therefore, please DO NOT close this question. Thanks! The Puzzle: So, one day, my Science teacher, who loves ...
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Riddle Number Six

Fiddle diddle diddle, time for another riddle. This is another little puzzle I've concocted for you all this evening. The scenario is this: You awake in a small room with only one door. The door is ...
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A prophet denies his existence

What is my anagram - A prophet denies his existence? Clue:
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Time for the Dessert!

Here is another puzzle which StackExchange claims is perfectly identical to my previous picture-only puzzles... The answer is one word. Hint 1: Hint 2: More (and more helpful) hints coming ...
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Shady business in the local paper

I work as a delivery man for our local newspaper and noticed something that has my alarm bells ringing. The embassy of Warfaretania has ordered exactly nine issues of our paper, from December 1 ...
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Sequence puzzle in rows [duplicate]

The below is a number puzzle. It should be read left to right, top to bottom. Question 1: What is the next two rows of numbers? Question 2: How was this reached?
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A puzzle in 280 characters

In the past, you found I felt Twitter's character limit was too small when each tweet only fit 140 characters, but what's my opinion now that it fits twice that? I'll be here to confirm any ...
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This poem is complete, except the solution to it

First, hide the text, come on, no spoilers here; Second, bash at it, you have nothing to fear; Third, pair up and basic pigpen, flagging every time; Fourth, use the force, wait, no, ...
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Monoalphabetic Game Theory

This is a third puzzle from the Monoalphabetic Equation series, you can check out the previous one here: #1, #2. Last night, I went over to my friend's house for our monthly game night. After we ...
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Help! I need to finish my movie!

I need help! I was watching a movie with my friend, when suddenly it cut off right at the climax, and gave me this link: https://i.stack.imgur.com/Obh71.png It looks like that links to a puzzle ...
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Help me save Christmas - clock and word puzzle

My friend created this puzzle, it tells the Grinch's plan to ruin Christmas. I need to derive the plan from the clocks I have counted that there are 60 words. The clue is that time doesn't go ...
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This way to the supermarket

An employee is tasked with writing a temporary sign to deal with a diversion. It must be written in English and one other language. The employee speaks passable English and comes up with the ...
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Holiday Formatting Dilemma

Can you find a way to reformat the following scroogy message into a more appropriate holiday sentiment? Hint:
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Matchmaking in Animalia

These animals are wrongly paired: (1) Luscinia megarhynchos & (2) Oriolus traillii (3) Python regius & (4) Electrophorus electricus (5) Apis mellifera (Q) & (6) Lucanidae (7) ...
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The Dance of Love?

Romeo and Juliett are sitting idly in the lobby of their hotel awaiting their chaperone for the evening. Romeo takes a sip from his glass of whiskey as he watches his wife consume pages of abstract ...
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A little rittle

A little rittle = 6 A story of glory = 6 History of the world = 7 Just a fairy tail = 5 Foo = 1 Riddle a little = 8 Have fun = 3 :) = 1 I will provide hints later = 11 End = 3 ...
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One Big Family Gathering

I have quite a large family, and we're all getting together soon. I enjoy having a dip in the lake and going fishing too. One of my brothers owns a large swathe of land which he uses to ...
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Puzzle in a Newspaper

The newspaper I got this morning was a little off, to say the least. The main headline proudly read: Horse squeals eight times, dubbed "octsqueal" Well, I decided to ignore that, and head over ...
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Can you Solve for $x$?

$x=a+b+c^{1}+d^{2}+ \large e ^{\normalsize67}+ \large f \large^{\normalsize62}+ \large g^{\normalsize27}+ \large h^{\normalsize14}+\small i \normalsize^5+\small j \normalsize^1+\small k \normalsize^2+\...
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A strange series of questions

Our agency have extracted some information from a terrorist's USB drive; According to our intelligence, this supposed to point us to the six potential cities their leader's current safe house might be ...
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Suits of tiers - A GW2 themed enigmatic puzzle

I have created this puzzle quite some time ago in the style of the - then still ongoing - CiSRA puzzle competition, but very heavily leaning on elements of the computer game Guild Wars 2. A couple of ...