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 Sporting Scandal?

It was the final of the world-renowned cricket tournament - the Cinders (not to be mistaken for the Ashes). The Owls were comfortably the favourites. They were unbeaten in the last 4 years, whereas ...
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Some say, obsessed

The final answer consist of 11 letters and i'm looking for a name! After you find the answer to the puzzle above, use this (to get the final answer): 107 71 Hint1 Hint2
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When will I see my friend?

My friend and I both sing in the choir of our local episcopal church, but our choir director is really strict. He doesn't like people talking much. At our last rehearsal, right at the end of a break, ...
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Op. 5 Cacophony in C

The whole gang's here... except for one. Who's missing? https://soundcloud.com/nordus-rex/op-5-cacophony-in-c
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The naughty friend and the mysterious note

A total of 10 friends came to my house for a party. Halfway through the party, while we were having dinner, I noticed only 9 friends present in the dining room. A few minutes later, the missing ...
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Secret decoder ring

I was digging in my dad's trunk and I found some sort of 1940s secret decoder ring. Not quite sure how it works, but anyway, one of the lines has become almost illegible (#T#######). Can someone ...
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Each, to the rest

Try find the answer of the puzzle below. Hint1 EDIT: I made a mistake. It's corrected now. But I had to change the letter grid and the final answer. Also, I added another "?" just to be ...
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Political Bantering Puzzle

Simply Puns Or Cryptic Clues In BOLD: Sitting atop a tall chair in the garden, one English Politician P was having his Evening Beverage, His American Neighbour N was asking "Our Admiral can write ...
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Puzzle with a wrong solution

I finished this word puzzle, but I don't think I solved it correctly. Can you help me fix it?
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Not the way I usually look like

The answer to this puzzle is... well, you'll notice!
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Hidden message in rap text II: “Ya, a ray 'ave july joy!”

This puzzle is inspired by this one by @LukasRotter. Hopefully you don't mind me using similar (well, basically the same) format as yours, Mr. Rotter! ;) The same rapper released another teaser for ...
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---Lights out---

Little puzzle. Instructions: all don't repeat Hint Hint2
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Hidden message in rap text: “Yo Gandhi, Dupe Bounce!”

A rapper released a teaser for his upcoming track, claiming it's some deep stuff. Here's the image he uploaded, which appear to be part of the lyrics: It appears to be saying "YO GANDHI DUPE ...
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You see what I am a part of every day, yet you never see me! What am I?

You see what I am a part of every day, yet you never see me! What am I? Some clues? A5: The big, flying GG around me. B3: Red, yellow, green or blue will all work. B4: Hit my head too hard :( (It's my ...
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Zookeeping: a puzzling job

Your final answer should answer the question above.
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Pythonic Purity Puzzle

You are looking for a ten-letter word. Perfection is displayed not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. ...
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Fire and Vengeance

"Daring" Ashe surveyed the towering structures and stagnant open spaces of the Temple of the Giraffes, licking her lips. On a previous expedition she'd sneaked away a bejewelled treasure, ...
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Hole community (HU)

Try make sense of the image below. Answer: 2 3 1 3 1 2
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Answer to the question: “Who Wins?”

Crié ala caleverti miku'ilatmo doci pramilerfu Hint: Non-Youtube description of video contents (for accessibility/posterity purposes):
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What's the last number in my wordy number sequence?

I have a wordy number sequence, partially shown below: $ {1, 45.2548, 1262.6650, 32768, 390625, 10077696, 282475249, 3037000499.976, 31381059609, ... }$ Can you find the last number in the sequence? ...
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This'll Keep 'Em Busy

But for how long? Let's take it from the top! Be ready to allocate upwards of 16.7KB of memory for this task, you eager beavers you.
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My special animal

The answer to this puzzle is an image not hosted on Imgur. The image host and the ID of the image on that host should become clear when solving the puzzle. (SVG source of the above) Exact coordinates ...
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E​l​u​c​idation

Your final answer should describe the legibility of this puzzle.
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Where is Rodney Waddler?

My friend Rodney Waddler is currently travelling around Europe. Over the course of eight days, he intends to visit eight different European capital cities - one each day. On Day 1, Rodney sent me the ...
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What is wrong with these puzzles?

I think teh puzzles on this site are too hard. I can’t figure out hardly none of them. The ones that look easy seem to get closed??? Can someone tell the reason? Here are some examples of puzzles ...
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M᠎ini​m​alis᠎m᠎

Your final answer should describe the puzzle (more or less).
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A Far Eastern Poem

You insist I should take one Ten I shall take as I won. Tendencies are like a corpse Fire spreads over entire course. Fighting as they found a hole Bamboos grow on land as whole. Bamboozling, I take ...
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Poem of the ball

Your ball is not it It is not yours We love bras Bras are nothing Bras define who we Are and shows it Are not who we Bras are not French It can be used on spas Gems, but not French What cup size do we ...
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A heavenly puzzle

If you manage to figure out the solving method to this puzzle below, then it should lead you to a 7-letter word. Hint1: Good luck!
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“Multiplication” Problems

This was originally going to be featured in a puzzle compilation I'm planning, but it was swapped out for a different idea I had. The answer is an English word. Are you able to solve the equations ...
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A class. puzzle

These three parts are in correct order but can be solved independently. Two of them are initials and one is an anagram name. The answer to this puzzle is... well, you'll notice :) Good luck! For the ...
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Finally. Took me a while

The answer to this puzzle is a single word. Hint1
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The Jade Rabbit's present

The Jade Rabbit hopped up to Chang'e with a plain white box. "I've got a present for you!" "Another elixir of life?" the immortal moon goddess sighed. "I've lived through so ...
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,,sɹǝʇʇǝnoɹᴉԀ,,

The answer to this puzzle is a number. For the color blind, here are the colors of all characters in the grid: ...
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Find the quotes

Lang's teacher gave a piece of paper to Lang and said to him, "Three good quotes are written here. But you have to achieve them through some difficulties". The following was written in the ...
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Chess A Knight's Journey

You'll need to know about: A game that has existed for over 1500 years A game that doesn't exist ♞ → I → II → III → ... Answer = Xxxxxxxxx
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A device he have a great interest in

A group of friends challenged Mark, the brightest among them, to an escape room challenge (two rooms). They know Mark have a wide range of knowledge. But for this one they thought even the bright Mark ...
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Lost and Found᠎

Your final answer should find what I lost.
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Try to solve the “Mexican Puzzle”?

Can you solve this puzzle I created last week?
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R᠎e᠎d᠎u᠎n᠎d᠎ancy

Your final answer should answer the question "What is something you could get after solving this puzzle?"
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Please check my math homework!

Could someone please check my math homework? 2 + 2 = 5 4 × 6 = 12 62 = 24 85 - 42 = 20 √961 = 13 43 = 49 93 modulo 7 = 16 143 ÷ 13 = 4 I think I did it well... Note: This is a puzzle.
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The Dispute at the Milky Way Restaurant

Fifteen related guests visited a restaurant and got into an argument about who was the greatest among them. To settle the dispute, they asked the owner to decide. He thought for a moment, then said “...
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Champion, with a smirk

The answer to this puzzle is a 16-letter sentence. Good luck! Text version of the letter grids: ...
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They say, from aperire

The answer to this puzzle consists of 10 letters and is of the form ____ ____ From smallest to largest, row by row Row 1: K.A b. Row 2: W.M b. Row 3: H.S b. Row 4: N.M.B b. Row 5: G.M b.
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Cities and Countries : One matches and others don't

"So here is a table of five cities and five countries", said Grandpa. "With my logic, one city is perfectly matched to the country in the same row. Other four are not. Can you ...
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A Somewhat Foolish Poem

Your task is to solve the Sudoku and complete the missing words in the following poem. Classic Sudoku: Each row column and box contains the digits 1-9. XV-rules: Digits separated by V must add to 5. ...
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A Puzzling Easter Egg Hunt

What follows here is a little Easter Egg hunt I've pulled together for you all this year. Ultimately, you need to discover a single word of four letters in length which will be revealed by the puzzle ...
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Red Herring Redherring

Red herring redherringredh Redherri ngredh Red herrIng red HErrING reD heRring Red herRing rED herrINg REDHERRING rEd HErring reD HerRing Red hERriNg Red herring Red HerrIng rED hErrInG reD HerrIng ...
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Polly O'Mino's Hexcellent Adventure

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #52: Polyominoes. I had heard that my good friend Ingrid Deduction was back in town, so I popped round to her apartment today, only to find she'd got herself a ...
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What is a Fun Puzzle?

What is a Fun Puzzle? I was curious to learn what makes a puzzle Fun so that I could devote my time to only working on Fun Puzzles. With that goal in mind, I set out to make a list of Fun and Not Fun ...

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