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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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Several IQ test puzzles

Here are some fun puzzles I would like to know the answers and explanations for. Enjoy! Source. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Wondering why there is a down vote...
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Nobody can solve this puzzle [on hold]

Yes, literally, nobody can solve this puzzle. While every answer might get upvotes, nobody's answer will be accepted. Nobody gets the green check. In this sense, the puzzle is fair to everyone. ...
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Density type puzzle 4

In the spirit of this puzzle, here's another (with dice!). Enjoy! Final answer: (8) Hint
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The Weird cipher password?

During your search to the ' great hidden computer virus ' , you realized that you are just a password from accessing it. Frantically , you searched for a clue that might help you . At last you ...
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Density type puzzle 3

Another puzzle in the spirit of this puzzle. Enjoy! Final answer: (8,7,4) Hint Hint 2
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Density type puzzle 2

Here's another puzzle of this type. Perhaps my next one will be complex enough to require the full $72$ x $72$ size. Final answer: (5,2,5)
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Solve the last equation

My brother showed me the following puzzle from some type of (IQ?) quiz game on his phone: 1 + 2 = 21 2 + 3 = 36 3 + 4 = 43 4 + 5 = ?? I am quite sure this was the original question asked. ...
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A visual crack the code puzzle

Just have this now what are all these acronyms refer to and what is the code ?
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Density type puzzle

Inspired by this puzzle I decided to make something similar. To warm up, I made something simple. It follows the rules set up by @Dmihawk except for the size: Final answer: (1,6)
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Twelve Labours - #03 Golden Hind

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 Hercules was grateful the morning sun wasn’t hotter as he pulled the heavy flatbed ...
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The Strange Abductor

Someone, or something, has been abducting members of your community! Though no deaths are reported, recovered victims are said to have suffered from a severe, albeit temporary, case of what could best ...
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Super Secret Cookbook

You requested the password for a super secret cookbook and received an SMS with the following content: 77733666688833 2555555 777772222337777 2663 777337555222233 84433 6688622337777777 9444844 ...
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City of thieves [duplicate]

During school I studied some cryptography and creating a story about it, I was able to create this riddle! I hope you like it <3 In one country all the inhabitants are thieves. Items cannot ...
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Recurring Meeting

The computer scientist's assistant is late at work once again, trying to once again decode their bosses directions for the day. Under meetings, the boss has listed only a single meeting: ...
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Twelve Labours - #02 Lernaean Hydration

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 His first labour now complete, Hercules made his way up the street to the storage depot for ...
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Piece de Resistance - Jack in all Tags… But Master in All?

Jack in all Tags... But Master in All? This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Queen King... ...
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Twelve Labours - #01 Nemean Iron

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue Having finally deciphered his mother’s map, Hercules got dressed, wolfed down some breakfast and ...
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The first Density™ Puzzle!

Welcome to the very first puzzle in a new series! It's all about (hopefully) exploring new ways of creating puzzles, as densely as possible. If you'd like to create your own Density™ puzzle, the ...
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What sport was she watching?

My wife spent her day off yesterday only watching a single sport. She jotted down some scores and left them on the table. I've transcribed them for you here. What sport was she watching? Mercedes ...
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The Great Key Mix-Up

You're plant-sitting for your friend while he's gone on vacation. Upon getting to the front door, you take out the key ring he gave you. There are a few different keys on it all mixed together. You ...
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Avoid Distractions

Got this puzzle from my colleague, which he says he made it and says use whatever means to solve, so no problem with posting here. Trying to solve this puzzle but unable to get with it. Hint 1: ...
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3 hats paper ball

I received a page in the mail box, crumpled, there are 3 hats stickers on that. RED HAT. YELLOW HAT. BLUE HAT. What does that mean? ...
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It's his birthday!

A friend of mine told me that he was about to have his birthday. However, he didn't tell me what his birthday was. When is his birthday? Compulsory Hint 0 Compulsory Hint 1
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Spiral Stumper Series: Instructionless Puzzle

Spiral Stumper Series is a $5$-puzzles series taken from the Final Round of a local (national) contest, KPK, which has been ended recently and authored by me. The theme is spiral and each puzzle is ...
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Piece de Resistance - Queen Machina, my Majesty, Time for a Hearty Supper!

Queen Machina, my Majesty, Time for a Hearty Supper! This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten ...
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Answering the Question of Life

Researchers from Ecuador knocked down an important obstacle in the road to a complete understanding of the human mind. "The initial plan to map specific areas of the human brain is 95% complete", Dr. ...
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* Playtest feedback request* Puzzle 3

You find the following four images (they are not in any particular order). Your solution is a street name (it will be well known to the players but might not to someone trying the puzzle here).
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Piece de Resistance - Nine is Three Tripled

Nine is Three Tripled This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine... Here is the transcription of the ...
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Patient No. 141

I have a rare disease and it is really dangerous. I need oxygen tanks supplying oxygen to me. It is like I rely on oxygen tanks more than water and food. I think that my path to cure takes ...
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A Mainer Expression

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*Playtest feedback request* Puzzle 2

This is the second puzzle in the series I'm working on. It's very different from the first as I tried to do different kinds of puzzles for each of these. In this one, players would have to find each ...
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Primus Inter Non Pares

Looking around inside an antique shop, I come across an old hand mirror. I pick it up and notice something written on its edges. Carved on it are the words below. Effortful list freaks esteemed at ...
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Eccentric keepers

There are four keepers in our fantastic creatures preserve who have certain preferences in the kinds of creatures they care for. Can you figure out what kind of creature is arriving soon? Colleen ...
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Two Parts, Three Lines, Five Words

The Puzzle Property reserved indisputably. Mystery expecting. Nearly unbelievable! Most buzzwords excluded ruthlessly! So? Ass subs cons, cost leg. OP's Words This puzzle may be too vague, or ...
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Puzzle from puzzles

I like Puzzling SE! Know why? Because I like stealing from getting inspired by all the top questions on this site! Email message from benefactor (1, 7, 3) Order logic puzzle(s) to die for (3, ...
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Fantastic beasts

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Babysitting dragons

Connect each baby dragon with its parent to solve each mini-puzzle. The connections can not intersect and must cover the whole board. The answer is :
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Starring Samurais - Several Scribbled Short Stories

Flipping through my notebook, I found several stories I scribbled. What do they mean? First one Samurai nagging, "Elixir agent, typewriter iamb, ultraviolet emitters..." Second one ...
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Awesomism and its awesome gods

Recently, I dived into a nice religion of Awesomism. It is pantheic, with a lot of difficult relations between gods. Twelve gods of Awesomism are split between four pantheons: Gods of cunning: Liar, ...
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Piece de Resistance - Seven Images Are Worth Digits

Seven Images Are Worth Digits This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven ... Another colourful piece of work, ...
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The pirate treasure of Leatherback Atoll

Furious the captain returns to the ship. He throws the blasted map onto the deck kicks at it, misses, and curses the crew for their incompetency. He swears and slams his entire weight into his cabin ...
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Something Simple

A simple task: It’s White to move selfmate themselves in three moves. White pawns are moving up.
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A puzzle with 10 pieces - 2 days to complete

All answers relate to something. What is it? An alien cent Stretched-out A volume of alcohol Narcotics-induced state A Spartan film + 1. 6(2) To debate Leading the grid Unit of ...
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Time to call the bluff [closed]

You are located outside of two rooms which have a door between them. Each room has one or more computers whose total power is unknown, so they cannot be reliably used as proof-of-work to compare times,...
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Instructionless: Sieve of Eratosthenes

This is an instructionless puzzle: work out the rules and then solve the main puzzle. An example and its unique solution have been given to you, as well as two failed solutions with errors marked. ...
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Piece de Resistance - Six-six-six. An Ultimate Wall of Cryptics

Six - six-six. An Ultimate Wall of Cryptics This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six ... Aha! This one is of ...
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Answer with an image of my favorite musician

Here are several pictures of things that are NOT my favorite musician. The next picture was supposed to be him, but I deliberately did not upload it. Now it's up to you to guess :)
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What's wrong with this D20?

Here's a D20 I produced by 3D printing and finishing. Something is wrong with it relative to the intended design. What is wrong and how did it get to be that way? Hint:
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Bravetart: Iconic America

It's been a while since I've posted, and in the spirit of my recent works, I've got a simple riddle to get back into the swing of things. As always, I hope you enjoy it, and best of luck! After the ...
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Hiker's Cabin Mystery | Pt. XV

You and the hiker walk through passageway and are surprised to find yourselves in a forest clearing. There seems to only be one path, but there is also a piece of paper nailed to a tree: ...