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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A farm related sport?

A puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. I'll say that the overall philosophy used here is the same as in Rosetta's Stone. Also, the rainbow colors at the top are just for reference. Finally, ...
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Fun with Flags part 6: left right left

We are looking for the name of a country leader. Other puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
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The Alchemist leaves a trail

I discovered the entrance to the secret passage in the first chapter of the Alchemist. The stone-walled corridor curved to the right and downwards towards a source of light emanating from a chamber ...
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The escape of Beastly Gerbil

The finale of a three part series: Part 1 - The disappearance of Beastly Gerbil Part 2 - The entrapment of Beastly Gerbil I have a lot to think about... firstly I disappeared for two years, and now ...
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Untitled (Not Just a) Word Search

I wrote this for a puzzle swap, and I'm somewhat proud of how it turned out. I'd like to know what you think. ...
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Not the squares you were looking for

A $5\times5$ square has area $\pi$. A $7\times7$ square has area $8$. An $8\times8$ square has area $0$. A $10\times10$ square has area $30$ (not quite $13$). Why? The answer should be clear when ...
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Reverse Engineering Computer Formula

A computer uses an unknown formula to create a 4 digit Output using specific Input. Here are 3 examples: Input = 20066 : 020470 : 47 : 1 : 322267 Output = 0927 Input = 20066 : 020470 : 46 : ...
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Elementary, my dear Louis

Felt it was time for another Density™ puzzle. Warning: May require thinking. Enjoy! Final answer: (3,4,4,4)
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Where is Bob tweeting from?

Your friend Bob burnt out at his job, and went abroad for a long vacation1. He tweeted this today. Where is he ? 1 Note that Bob is not subject to lockdown since he is a hat. Hint
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The entrapment of Beastly Gerbil

Part 1: The disappearance of Beastly Gerbil Part 3: The escape of Beastly Gerbil I've been trapped here for what feels like forever. This is all I've known. Darkness. The occasional flash of light, ...
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Complete the following analogical analogy

In an analogy ":" means "is to" and "::" means "as/like". Now, since this is almost an analogy (maybe a future type), I will accept the solution if it's almost correct. Kinberg : ‴niɘɈƨnɘƨiƎ‴  :: ?
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The Alchemist goes missing

He hadn't been responding to emails for days. When he was deeply involved in his work, delays were not uncommon, but not this long. Something was clearly amiss. Something had happened to my long time ...
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I know I should solve this Masyu… But… How should I make this puzzle more colorful?

I know I should solve this Nurikabe variant... I know I should shade all Masyu circles... I know I should not let $2 \times 2$ unshaded squares appeared... I know I should solve this Masyu... ...
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A colorful metapuzzle (of a sort)

edit: realized two puzzles ended up being variants. Replaced subpuzzle 5 completely, and swapped subpuzzle 2 to the original version. Either version has the same solution. edit 2: my apologies. this ...
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A Grid with some Green Cells

So a friend wanted me to try out the reverse-puzzling riddle he created. It consisted of a 4x4 grid with a digit in each cell and a single closed loop drawn along the edges of its cells. Also some of ...
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Puzzle needs a name

Inspired by @Stiv's This new puzzle type needs a name series, what is the name of the puzzle below? Start by solving the (quite tough) Nonogram, then apply some grid-deduction-deduction and discover ...
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Zed's Dance: Disarray and Cabaret

All this talk about my friends and I... it's about time I announced myself for a change! I'm kinda nervous about this because — let's face it — I'm an odd-ball. Take, for example, the ...
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7 clues that fit a squid

7 clues that fit an octopus, a monkey, the monkey's brother, the monkey's cousin and a Siamese centaur. small adorned place you can drink after about the kind I like to meet be1oved teacher ...
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The Old Man and the Police Officer

An old man walks into a Police Station. He asks for help. A Police Officer on duty asks a short question. The old man is scared and starts sweating. The officer grabs that old man from ...
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Fourth Wall Riddle #1

Sneaky, sneaky, cool guy How I wonder what you are? The correct answer is an image (it already exists, just link to it in your answer). Hint #1 - The kind of riddle that this is: Hint #2
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The highest poem

I am three, often a person, always a digit, and also witout. George POUST was his name. Manufactured by Ford between 1972 and 1976. YMCA was not my first team in my coaching career. ...
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The bird with the ball

An evil bird snatched the ball but the people burst in laughter. An angry devil tried to kill the bird but the bird never died. Who is this crazy bird? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4 [added ...
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The disappearance of Beastly Gerbil

Part 2: The entrapment of Beastly Gerbil Part 3: The escape of Beastly Gerbil This is an unusual call in. As a private detective you have been asked to investigate several odd cases, but this you're ...
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IQ Question asked in an exam [closed]

I have been trying to figure it out for hours, anyone has an idea? an explanation is appreciated.
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This cipher needs a name!

This puzzle is a spin-off from the 'This new puzzle type needs a name' series. I have devised a new cipher and used it to encode its own name. I need you to tell me: What is its name? This puzzle ...
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Puzzle Hunt 06: Stepping Stones

This is part six in my clichéd treasure island puzzle series, but can be solved on its own. The story carries on from part five. Based on the information from the notebook, you at least know where ...
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With apologies to all the Elizabethan sonneteers

I heard, O James; I beg thou 'll again share the singular connection I first saw -- not in thine indication quite unrare, now only when in t' after-gleam of lore. Do tell: hast wanting heaven's lead-...
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Where are 75 and 34?

$$32 \supset 108 + 110$$ $$98 \supset 97 + 116$$ $$71 \supset 31$$ $$98 < 117 < 38 < (31 = 87) < 32 < 84 < (105 \approx 115) < 49 < 113$$ $$(39 = 65 = 68 = 70 \approx 67) \...
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Not a Vowelburger, but what is it?

Inspired by the original Vowelburger riddle. A competitor has appeared to the Vowelburgers restaurant! Can you tell what they're doing? $$ % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{...
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Fun with Flags part 5: with a smile

We are looking for a song (artist and title). Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6.
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Some first names

Amy (19) Carrie (4) Charlotte (10) David (12) Donnie (7) Eric (12) George (6) George (6) Jo (14) John (7) Kenny (16) Leo (3) Martha (9) Meg (9) Mikey (5) Miranda (7) Neil (8) Nick (12) Paul (8) Peter (...
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Puzzle Hunt 05: Reading between the lines

This is part five in my clichéd treasure island puzzle series. The story carries on from part four. With the delicate backdrop of celestial nursery rhymes, you decide to flick through the discovered ...
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This new puzzle type needs a name {6}

I believe I have invented** a new type of puzzle... What is its name? Begin by solving the Fillomino puzzle: Rules of Fillomino (taken from Nikoli) Fill in all empty cells with numbers ...
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Fun with Flags part 4: a pile of coasters

These quaint looking coasters appear to have been thrown haphazardly on the table. However, there is a 10-letter word to be found, which is the answer to this puzzle. Other (independently solvable) ...
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Challenge on ASCII Codes

My friend shared a challenge puzzle with me but I don't have any idea on this? I believe that it's related to ascii characters.
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Pandiagonal Magic Takuzu

Here's a puzzle type I call Pandiagonal Magic Takuzu. It's inspired by @Stiv's series "This new puzzle type needs a name", except you get the name up front. Can you solve it?
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Make 2 changes with 4 changes

With the numbers 2, 0, 2, 0, use four changes to make two changes. From two changes, use three changes to make zero change.
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Sherlock's silly side

Sometimes Sherlock can be a total weirdo when I'm in the room with him. "HorSesHoe sheLlsHocks remOrsEless cOmmerceLess chRomosOmes," he said to me. "CocKLEShells!" I replied, whereupon he ...
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Reversical Engineerimicating

Ok, like, OMG!, this is totally true. I was looking through an old Notepad++ file I had and saw the following statements, verbatim, as I found them: ...
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Changing the system

Solve the clues, fit them into the crossword grid, and discover (via the shaded and circled cells) a 9-letter pun. Use this and the answers you have found to explain what's going on here! Clues: ...
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Zed's Tech: Something Went Wrong With My Bubblizer!

My friend Della and I constantly try to invent things. We're currently working on a patent for a wondrous machine which we both designed: the magnificent Bubblizer! What does it do? Well... right now,...
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Figure out the next two numbers in this sequence [duplicate]

1,11,21,1211,111221,312211,13112221,1113213211,....? Find the next two numbers in the sequence This question appeared in my math competition and I managed to solve it, and I will give a hint if ...
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Jaywalking in the middle of the street

My admittedly sinner of a friend, who coincidentally has a court hearing tomorrow, jaywalked in the middle of a busy street to hand me the following message: I Was The One Who Did [ ? ] Up The [ ? ]...
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Stars in our ears

This is part four in my clichéd treasure island puzzle series. The story carries on from part three. It seems unfair that a chest whose password was so promising should contain nothing more exciting ...
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On The Subject of ​?​?​?

(This is the last of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. Note: Unlike previous ...
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Why would I need a Lamborghini Rebenton?

The proper word to use as the ninth symbol is in Berlin (3) Daily Hint 1: Daily Hint 2: Daily Hint 3: Daily Hint 4: Daily Hint 5:
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On The Subject of Regular Crazy Talk

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is ...
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This new puzzle type needs a name {5}

I believe I have invented a new type of puzzle... What is its name? Colour-blind-friendly version available here. Begin by solving the 9x9 sudoku; each of the 9 symbols ...
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Fun with Flags part 3: what used to be

We are looking for 4 countries/kingdoms/sovereign states which do not exist anymore. Hint: Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6.
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Three is the key

Another puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. This one requires coordination plus some basic math. Enjoy! Final answer: (7) Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3

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