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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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Caught splinging at work

Én, to, tre, shabam, go ahead an sprim that man! Kvin, ses, sep, setresk, saw him spling off on his desk! Nove, dez, onze, spling, not setresk is such a thing! Treize, quatorze, ...
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Go from insane to cry [on hold]

So this should be a fairly simple problem, I don't know if this is a known type of problem but I just came up with it on the fly. You have to go from insane to cry. Keep the meanings and parts the ...
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What a strange program

My friend told me about this program he installed recently. It seems very strange. I don't know how it works, it's just a prompt with a welcome message which shows some messages. Here are the ...
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Ollie really wanted the soup

Coworkers Eddie M. and Ollie G. are going to lunch. They're standing in line to get some soup and talking about their day. Eddie: ...long story short, we had to dig up the metadata from some ...
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Problem #NaN Fodder/Output

Inspired by Ben Franks' Input/Output Problem #1 and the others in the series Hint: Knowledge required is
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This title is not a clue

$\color{#FFFFFF}{\textsf{I am required to have text in my question. This is not a clue. Stop reading and look at the image.}}$
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A Mutated Clockwork [closed]

I want to pose some kind of puzzle which I haven't found here yet. The task is completely posed by the following video: https://youtu.be/52YcaavO9Z8 As a solution, you are looking for a word listed ...
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Which movie will we watch?

A friend invited me to a movie night. But instead of telling me which movie we are going to watch, she just gave me a bunch of movie tickets: Can you tell me which movie we will watch? Hint 1: Hint ...
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Harriet's final exam

Harriet woke up in her dorm room and found a letter from the school's faculty, along with 12 small cards with some words written on them. Congratulations on completing the coursework in the ...
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When I grow up, I want to be (Part 2)

In my first year of life, everything was too noisy When I turned two, I tried to learn the alphabet, but it felt like I was going in circles After my third birthday, I learned to play tic-tac-toe ...
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Caught in my net

Would you like to see what I caught today? Take a look inside my net! It's a robot of some sort, I don't know which one though. ...
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I need a little help at this level of the game „Flow Mania”

I've tried to cover all squares, but I can't.
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Find the empty part

I tried several hours to figure out and tried all possible way i could think but didn't worked well. hope this question does not seem silly.
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A transgenre puzzle with rowing

Capital city that matches [A-H]+, take out the first four and then add deux cents plus; crossing the Danube, you make your way north; stay on that route till the coastline comes forth. ...
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My First Mosquito Bite

Help! I just moved houses into an area with many mosquitoes. However, I haven't been outside all week - ever since the first bump appeared on my skin. What's happening to me? Is this some weird sort ...
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This is why I shouldn't leave my notebook out in my sleep

So, last night, I accidentally left my notebook out on my nightstand, because I was doing homework late. When I woke up, it was open (which it wasn't before!). My hands were covered in ink, and ...
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Find the missing piece (edit)

I guess that these questions may use different logic independently or not i don't know. I just found one logic that fits only to the first one. *These questions are from the one of high IQ Society ...
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Find the missing box

Can't find any logic here. Can you? *This question is from the one of high IQ Society founded by Xavier Jouve Ph.D for the top 0.3% of people along the IQ spectrum.
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In Indiana's footsteps [closed]

Cross the chasm and pick up all gold coins along the way. Red tiles break away when you step off them.
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An alien language?

This is a teaser puzzle for our upcoming puzzle book Codex Enigmatum - launching on Kickstarter soon.
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Hiding in plain sight

Look closely at this piece of abstract art. A word is hidden in plain sight...
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What's my favorite Pokemon? (besides Raichu, of course)

It's about time I did a puzzle based off Pokemon. The answer will be the answer to the question posed (what's my favorite Pokemon besides Raichu). Hints will be added as needed. eto(0,90,21) | _ ...
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A Mix of Puzzles

Weapon of the sea, undented, times x or y minus the first, reversed. 3-4 triangle complete. A bucky lemur nun. Shakespearean poem less nonagon's sides. Krypton minus vanadium. (omg ...
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Find the well-known Christmas song

14 25 15 9 3 7 2 6 4 7 2 9 1 1 14 25 15 9 3 7 2 6 4 7 2 9 1 1 2 15 26 19 1 4 16 1 7 4 9 1 7 14 8 5 25 15 4 5 13 3 5 13 14 25 15 9 3 7 2 6 4 7 2 9 1 1 14 25 15 9 3 7 2 6 4 7 2 9 1 1 2 15 26 19 1 4 16 1 ...
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The numbers, Mason, what do they mean?

I'm made up of: __ colours of magic __ poules françaises __ gestation months __ nations playing rugby __ friends of Balthazar and also __ is imaginary squared __ six mod three __ ...
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Transporting important people

I have a ship with many important people on board. On the deck I see a little over 50 people. A few of them are kings. Many of the passengers are black, including two of the kings. ...
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Mysterious Flash Drive

First puzzle I ever do! Hopefully it won't be too easy or too challenging. My co-worker just gave me a USB flash drive, which was supposed to contain a couple files of code for me to review. ...
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Spilled coffee on my puzzle

Some time ago I created a nice simple puzzle. It's a horizontal word grid with 22 letters and nine clues. However, I spilled some coffee on my notes and can no longer remember what numbers I wanted to ...
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How does this equation hold true?

The other day, I found this puzzle laying on a floor: This holds true. Why? $$w=2u$$ There was nothing else on it. It looked like an equation of some sort, although I had no clue about the $w$ and ...
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An Interesting Puzzle Box

So, a puzzle box recently turned up at my doorstep. I'd never seen anything like it before. It was a perfect cube, about a foot long. After messing with it a little, I got stuck and decided to post it ...
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A strange message from space?

I was listening to AM radio (frequency 1480) the other day and an odd message came through in what seemed like an infinite loop. Drop 5. Echo 0. Negate 0. Split 4. Enter 1. A ...
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--> “virus.exe” <--

You have just arrived at work and walked to your cubicle, and after checking your emails, you are about to get started with your project, when you notice a strange new application on your desktop. ...
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The Research Paper

So, one of my friends is a teacher, and, for one of their recent assignments, one of the teacher's students turned in this: hkszocukgdxkcmvkuhgcskflfpnwebqhttbxhpwokywiyevvfohlgzqklw 6n1 ...
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Cool language nerds won't hang out with me

It has long been my dream to be a part of the extremely exclusive Language Nerds' Club. Today, I walked into their clubhouse and stated my wish to become a bona fide member. See how I used Latin there?...
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Royal Delivery Service

I am at loss. Of the memory! I remember that I was running with an errand from the King, that I had to take a certain item from the treasury and deliver it to a certain person in the kingdom! Yet ...
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Funding for a podium

JENNY: Listen, I don't think we can afford the podium after all. Brian has a confused look on his face as Jenny peels a page full of numbers from her notepad and hands it to him. JENNY: ...
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Color Star (Semi - Instructionless Sum - Star)

Color Star - a semi-instructionless variation of Sum Star Known Rules of Sum Star Fill cells with numbers and shade all remaining cells such that Each dodecagon contains the numbers 1-9 exactly ...
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Solve this puzzle. I created for my friend for FUN :)

My friend is very good at puzzles. so i thought of creating one by myself and try to see if he can solve. Finally I succeeded and he gave up. Interested people can try. Hint: use all four arithmetic ...
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A Mysterious Number Grid

Okay, it's time to step away from the tag that I may have accidentally revived. I'm here with an interesting number grid: I can't make anything out of it. What's worse, some of the numbers are ...
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Planning a round-the-world trip

My friend is preparing for her upcoming round-the-world trip and is excitedly making lists of places she wants to visit. She sent me a list of her current top 20 destinations. Mostly I see what the ...
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Find the hidden question and its answer

This is my second puzzle here. Hints and tags will be added later if required: ...
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Is connect-wall a myth?

Note: Despite the fact that the clues appear to be cryptic ones they do not truly and completely follow the rules of cryptic clues. They do have some resemblance to them, though. A list of the clues (...
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Welcome to the Dungeon Zoo!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. The next room you enter is surprisingly well-lit and empty. There are two exits from it (need I say that the door through ...
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Disciple of Gzemnid

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. Upon entering the dark room, you hear a loud, chilling sound. A light flickers to life and illuminates a relatively small ...
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So, what happened is

So, I actually went southeast right away after seeing the answer to Interesting email I received? and, when I had gone just about five miles, I'll be darned, I saw a titanium cage exactly as described ...
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More Email Shenanigans

I don't know how these people know my email address, but after the (still unsolved) shenanigans of the Interesting email I received? I got... yet another email. This one was of a Google Drive document ...
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The Corridor of Eon Syras

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. tl;dr at the bottom You and your wacky group of adventurers barge through a hidden door and end up in what looks to be the ...
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A Battered Shield

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. Your party has defeated the previous riddles in the dungeon. The next room you enter is pitch dark - neither the light from ...
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Two worlds diverged in a person's mind

A strange fellow in a cloak approached me and asked if I liked games. When I said yes, he gave me this note and said the two related final answers would be important to me. Now I ap proach, and ask ...
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Mr. Montague's dream

So speaks Mr. Montague, missing no beat, reverberating stutters in tropical heat: "Each river mouth's built up, we've got naans to eat; then, lodgings we have; a café would be neat!" They'...