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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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Elementary, my dear …

My list for today Iodine-Sulfur+Americium-Scandium:Phosphorus Iodine-Titanium+Molybdenum+Thorium+Yttrium-Lithium:Helium Praseodymium+Oxygen+Vanadium+Erbium+Boron+Sulfur-Lithium:Aluminum ...
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1! 2! Fizz! 4! Puzzle

Argh, how I hate those mean kids and their newfangled game!
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In a Fish that is not a Fish

Righteous head of a snake that is a snake, Aback, held in a fish that is not a fish. Now, I'm beauty in disguise, Despite being, to most, nightmarish. I am looking for two answers... One on the ...
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Time detective duty

Consider that you have a beautiful wife (husband). But your after-marriage life is not so beautiful. Your wife (husband) has performed a first adultery act 5 years after a marriage with you and later ...
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A Tale of Snake and Coffee

I had the strangest dream last night: I am in field of red stones. I start walking around until a smell of fresh coffee catches my attention. I follow it until I see a large cave, and in its ...
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A Humourous & Simple Selfmate In One

Here's simple and humourous chess puzzle that I created after a few non-consecutive hours. I had to prove the concept feasible while making it as economic as possible. White To Move, And Selfmate In ...
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There's a wealth of information here. Make the most of it!

The puzzle below contains a wealth of information. However, if you were to make a list, you will soon realize that there's something missing. You're task is to fill in all the blanks. Have fun, and ...
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I Just Don't Know What to Say

I must have been having a terrible time getting out my words during today's meeting. I found my notepad covered in nonsense! What was I trying to say? ...
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Find the missing number in the matrix

Find the missing number, $x$, in the following matrix $$\begin{matrix} 16 & 13 & 9\\ 11 & 8 & 6\\ 9 & 7 & x \end{matrix}$$
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A letter from Mr. Pirate, Mr. Roller, and Mr. Knight

Though I don't think it will help, you may check with the beginning of my story concerning Red Herring Puzzle Club. It seems like it's been a long time since I tried to enter the R.H.P.C. As you may ...
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The Poetry Book - Clue Thirty-Two

<<--- first clue <--- previous clue (?) "[redacted]," you say aloud. Nothing seems to happen. You look around the room again. Suddenly, you notice something that wasn't there before. ...
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The Swiftest of Defeats

The quadruped resigns. Short little puzzle that popped into my head.
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What is my brothers' name (Wordplay)

Yeah, so, I'm not sure if this'll work or not as I'm trying something new and I'm still learning how to make functional puzzles. Anyway, this puzzle reminded me of my brothers' name. Can you guess ...
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More important than the destination

This puzzle is the 26th and final part of Gladys' journey across the globe. If you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. Spoiler alert: This puzzle gives ...
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Vertical and Horizontal Bars - An Instructionless Puzzle

Study the 2 examples given on the left and solve the puzzle on the right! The solution for each puzzle can be uniquely determined.
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Help me remember

I seem to be getting more forgetful these days. Today I can't remember my password to my super-secret Puzzling sock-puppet account. I know I did that thing where you use the first letters of words of ...
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A sheet of graph paper and a code

IMPORTANT EDIT: If you looked at this before 00:30 UTC 26 May 2019, please reread - the puzzle has been changed Samantha sat down at the fifth computer in her university's computer lab, hoping to ...
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What is memelemum?

Here's a ... text? poem? dictionary? list? Something... e m me mum mele mem mume mumm melee melem meme memum mumele Oh! Errors. Fixed: e m me mum mele mem mume mumum melele melem meme memum ...
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Kara's bitmap picture

Kara recently received a puzzling bitmap image by email in the shape of a trapezoid. She didn't recognize the email address, and she doesn't know why she would be receiving such a picture. She ...
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Richard's Favourite TV Programme

My friend Richard is a huge TV fan so I recently asked him for some recommendations. He wouldn't tell me his favourite show but sent me a list of descriptions of some shows he likes to watch: ...
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Untitled, for Now

As you step into the gallery, you notice an interesting piece of art hanging on the wall. "I like the piece, but what's with the title?" you ask the docent. "I'm used to obscure titles in modern art, ...
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What are the alphabets in the question mark?

BDCBAF :: ADBFCC :: CEBCAG = PDL :: XRI :: ? This alphametic question actually comes from the puzzles made by my friend. He gave me his puzzles recently but I couldn't figure it out. Any clues? ...
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Do not cross the line!

Elliot and Terry used to be friends, until the fateful day when they played a round of that simple, unassuming game. Let’s just say that afterward there were no hugs and kisses to be found between the ...
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To the castle you go [closed]

You arrive at the Bridge of Death, one known for its difficult questions. The keeper arises and speaks: "Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three! There the other side, ...
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Deusovi - trapped!

I have been trapped in a void I know nothing of. There is nothing but four plain red walls, annoying me very much. Thanks to my experience in Puzzling Stack Exchange, I am observant to find a small ...
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Where Am I? In Mexico City (Level One)

Well, this is a "Where am I?" puzzle set around Mexico City Metro. Remember that three is important. You have only the picture. This is short, and I think it's easy. Hope you like it!
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Two denim hijabs

When fellow Finns ask me which hockey team I support, here's what I tell them: A singer inhabits the lesser of two denim hijabs. What is the name of my favourite team?
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Hiker's Cabin Mystery | Pt. II

See Part I | See Part III Nice one, @GarethMcCaughan! Finally, you've gotten into his computer using the password you managed to decode from his clues... but there's another issue! There is a ...
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Alphabet II: Unified Alloy Bonds

As always, good luck! Caution your tongue, the king you will abide. Scribe! Yes sire? The new table will arrive soon! Seat it left of seaside. Hints The ...
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What is the solution to this metapuzzle from a university puzzling column?

The puzzle Title: Italy is Divine Content: Flowers and spring Fresh water and the sea Hearth and home Grain and agriculture Answers from the last four puzzles: (spoilered in case you ...
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Alphabet I: Prove it!

The sentence below is out of alphabetical order, but can you prove it? As always, good luck! All because blue cheese fell happily. Hints The language tag is used to denote that the puzzle has ...
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My drunken formula?

I know that today is an important day, but I can't remember why... All I have in my possession is this formula I wrote last night in my drunken stupor: You go here: $$B = 25 + \biggl(\frac{O}{...
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Practical Nonsense

Here's an enigmatic puzzle I created. The answer will be one word. I don't understand these symbols, but hey, at least they work!
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Stark VS Thanos

Thanos has invaded the Avengers. In the final standoff, Iron Man is off to fight the Mad Titan. Iron Man has created anti-infinity Stones to finish Thanos. But, the anti-Infinity stones can only be ...
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All of those bunny rabbits

Look at this diagram: 🐇=👻 🐇+🐇+🐇=🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇 🐇+🐇=👻👻 🐇+🐇+🐇=🐇🐇🐇🐇👻 🐇+🐇=🐇🐇🐇🐇 Can you explain the meaning?
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Could they have avoided it?

Weird undiscovered disease slams twins equally. Did they catch it in Lyon, Turin or Barcelona? Hint
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Sequence made of symbols

(My friend in real life gave me this)That's the original sequence: ⬅↕➡,⬅↕,➡,⬅,?,?,↕➡ I'm going to use other symbols to make it readable: (/), (/,), (/, ?, ?, /) I've noticed that the comma ...
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Can you cross the bridge?

If C = 5 N = 2 R = 4 W = 1 P = 9 A = 4 D = 0 G = 7 M = 2 Then B = ? Hint : added some lines
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The Brief Puzzle Hunt

Recently, I was invited to give a speech during the kickoff phase of a local puzzlehunt. I’ve almost finished writing my first draft, but I just can’t figure out the best way to end it off. Can you ...
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Riddles and ciphers / All good ways to flex the mind / Can you solve my task?

I have arrived new / Here with ciphers for your eyes. / Can you solve this task? ...
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some sequences are awesome!

My name is Awesom$\Sigma$ Sequenc$\Sigma$. Nice to meet you all :). I am new here. You can either use my first name or last name to address me. My hobbies include visiting new places. I usually ...
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Autumning in love

Yes, I'm afraid it's true - I'm autumning in love. My life is in a menu choice; I'm ready to go. I've never felt this before - it's so true, so pitch. Now I'm trying to keep my head not ...
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Why, Go Figure!

Burnt bridges are crossed. An icy leg breaks. The devil speaks in detail. Rain is pouring over furry pets. Milk or beans spill. A missing ship takes sail. Some system of hands to escape from! ...
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Rage-Inducing Tupperware

A bouncy rock A bull Tail flips A leaping walrus Some angry eyes, and an angrier tail A butt mouth A pine cone A tyrannosaurus cat What do these things have in common? HINT 1: HINT ...
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Charlie's geography presentation

Okay, so hi everyone. I’m Charlie and I’d like to talk to you about my home country, the United States of America. We’re the third most populous nation in the world (after China and India), have the ...
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Netflix Recommendations?

What should I watch on Netflix? Please help!! So many options...
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Travel tips for grandparents

My grandparents are pretty specific about which places they deem appropriate for visiting. In the UK, they've liked pretty much every place they've visited. They cherish Edinburgh and Liverpool,...
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Check out all these items!

Words can’t even begin to describe how clueless I am! This is all meaningless! Ugh, why does it feel like I’m in a video game or something? What? Savage rap ends Instagram! Flame the most idiotic ...
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Thin Pipe Super Delivery Committee

A city built its water supply system with hollow metal pipes that are as uniformly thin as having only two inches (roughly 5 cm) of outer diameter at any point. However the pipe-built system is able ...
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Which symbol is missing?

There's a 4 by 4 grid and a symbol in each box. Each symbol consists of a letter (A, B, C, or D) and a combination of a few shapes. Deduce which symbol is missing. Four options are presented.