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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Some odd, some even

What's the four-word phrase I'm most likely looking for? (6) (2) (3) (4) Try figure it out! ...
14 votes
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Never Seen Star Wars

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx Shortly after Cueball dodged a bullet, he receives an e-mail from Megan. To his misfortune, the topic is once again ...
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All twelve the same

What is the phrase I'm looking for? (|X-) ...
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Rules, rules, rules... still not enough!

I hadn't gotten a letter from any of my friends in a while, so I was quite surprised when I received one from my companion, O. He usually only contacts me when he has a problem, so I was quite ...
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What happened to your job?

It is 8 am and you are at work and solving a puzzle on puzzling stackexchange when you get an email from your boss. The email is below ...
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Famous faces, different ways

I'm looking for a two-word phrase. One of the words starts with C and contain eleven letters ;). The other one is up to you to figure out. Good luck! ...
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They're all OURS (GHI)

I'm looking for a two-word phrase. ...
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Excellence? Perfection? Success?

What are you striving for? ACENT / CENOS / AEGNTT / ACGNNOTT EEEJNSWY / AEEHIMNPRSW / AACHILNNORRT / AAEERLW / KNORWY / AGIINRV / AACEHMSSSTTU / AAEINNNPSVY / EGGIOR / CCCEINOTTU / AALMNRY ...
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Are we salvageable?

You wake up in a small room. The door is locked and there's no light other than 3 red glowing bulbs over a heavy iron door. Across the room you see a small table with a typewriter that doesn't seem to ...
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When you look at this try not to get dizzy!

All parts of the puzzle are located below: ...
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In vino veritas

Somewhere in England in the 12th century The Golden Goblet Inn has reported a robbery and needs your investigative skills. Rumor has it that the local blacksmith conducts some shady business practices ...
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Who put these roof beams over the chimney, I'd like to know?

Before you read this, the credits: I came up with this puzzle entirely by myself, and the photo is mine. I just bought a house last winter, and I was all ready to cozy up next to a warm fire in the ...
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The Wind Blows as the Wheel Wills

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend and names fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In ...
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SETI message received

At 03:39:18 UTC, the Allen Telescope Array detected a series of distinct signals from the direction of the Procyon star system. There is speculation that these signals considered together could carry ...
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Wrap around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around

Can you build a message from these few sparse pieces? ...
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Get some perspective on your troubles

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The Cryptic Safe

A safe was dropped off at a local police station, supposedly belonging to a highly wanted criminal. Police have suspicions that whatever is inside the safe will lead to this person’s whereabouts. Only ...
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Is Daryl's Mail Legit This Time?

You are the lead mail inspector for a large prison. One of your jobs is to check all incoming and outgoing mail for any contraband and for any hidden information or codes, which are often of a ...
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The favorite movie puzzle

Here is a list of my favorite movies in order. The Godfather II Ben-Hur Airplane! Goodfellas Dr. Strangelove Seven Samurai The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ? Once Upon A Time In The West French Connection ...
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Is this rebus puzzle unsolvable?

I tried my best to make the connection between the pictures and the words they represent as obscure as possible, while retaining a strong connection between the visual representation and meaning. So ...
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A rebus representing a Christian prayer

This is a rebus representing a Christian prayer, I spent hours conceiving the idea and executing it. The rebus itself is very simple, it contains 16 images, each corresponding to an English word, but ...
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A rebus puzzle consisting of four characters

This is a rebus puzzle consisting of four characters. The puzzle is very simple if you're knowledgeable enough. Given four characters, guess two words: ΔΕὖ% The first word consists of 5 basic Latin ...
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Shocking Singing Logic

$B = (\lnot C \land E) \land A$ $A = (\lnot E \lor D) \land *$ $D = \lnot A \land \lnot(B\lor E)$ $C = \lnot(E \lor B) \land (A \lor D)$ $E = (A \lor \lnot C) \land (* \land D)$ TRUE / FALSE What am ...
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Puzzle for Olivia

June 11, 2022 Dear Olivia, Over the past few months we've noticed that you've been spending all your free time creating and solving puzzles online. We are glad that you have found something that you ...
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What is 12 in this same pattern?

7 = 31674ZS 8 = 883011SO 9 = 166037352UR 10 = 434782608W...
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A puzzle with grids and lines

What would be an appropriate song to listen to after solving this puzzle? EDIT 1 [June 14, 2022] Fixed the two top left grids being coloured incorrectly Fixed one of the 6 missing a connection
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What quote does the image represent?

The above image represents a variation of an extremely famous idiom (that is often inscribed on a medium which would make the message self-contradictory), can you decipher it? (Again, as always, I ...
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Will you regret solving this puzzle?

It's February and you walk into the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A piece of artwork was recently bought for $2,061,966 USD, but you are confused that the museum bought this ugly artwork that even ...
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Resolve an old controversy

Look between these five words What is the answer, and what is the controversy?
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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. ...
11 votes
2 answers
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The Sixth Resident

You are in the lobby of an apartment building. You know that six of the units are occupied; however, the directory is in disrepair and only some of the apartment numbers and residents' names are ...
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1 answer
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The Lucky Number Seven... or is it?

While biking with your friend, you come to a fork in the road. You wonder why there's a fork in the road here, you don't remember seeing it before. Your friend and you decide to split up; you'll go ...
22 votes
1 answer
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An Ambiguous Text from the Oracle

Oscar: Hey bra, let's go to the pub and tie one on. Peter: Naw bra, don't you know Mercury's in retrograde? Oscar: Hmm, let's consult the Oracle. Oscar texted the Oracle and the Oracle immediately ...
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The Alchemist's Secret

This is Part III of a series. Other parts: The Alchemist's Grimoire and The Alchemist's Cauldron Yet again told from the perspective of my fantasy self. The story nor the front of the letter are ...
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Just Some Lines To Me [closed]

I editted this again to be less space-consuming but the logic is the same. Partial Answers Appreciated. By the way, programming might be useful... :-)
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1 answer
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What's in a na᠎me?

Due to a certain recent renaming, what change has occurred? Before (out of order) After (in order) Confirmed (6) Compound having the fifth element [1,4] Disinterested (5) Daydreams [5] Grove (5) ...
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Find the hidden treasure

You wake up in an unfamiliar location. Struggling to your feet, you see at least a dozen other people scattered nearby, some rubbing their eyes. You take a look at your surroundings and notice that ...
22 votes
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The Ultimate Chess Strategy

I’ve been trying to learn chess so I was googling chess strategies. When I saw an ad for “The Ultimate Chess Strategy,” I instantly followed it and put in my credit card number. A few days later I ...
2 votes
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ltrb is the way to go

The answer to this puzzle is a two-word phrase. Note: It's not super precise, but with the help of the title and spotting some pattern, it should be solvable. Good luck! ...
14 votes
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How Did Bill Save His Brother-in-Law?

Cathy: [4:39 am, bites nails and breathes heavily as she races to her brother's house while calling him] Come on, answer Bill, wake up, please! [No answer, but she whips into his driveway and barely ...
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How can I make my puzzles twice as long?

I feel like many of the puzzles I post here are too short... How can I make them twice as long? Transcription: ...
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McGraw said in grinning eerie manner

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There are only 10 of us

Make sense of what you see below and tell me the answer. ...
9 votes
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Just this puzzle (notes on the fridge)

Found some notes scrawled on the fridge. What was I struggling with? Anger? Bother? Chafe? Destroy? Eradicate? Forget? Garden? Herb? Ingredient? Just this puzzle? Word tag - the answer is a word or ...
5 votes
1 answer
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The first or last

CF CA AH AJ BA AG CF CA CH CJ AG
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This month's $100 question (not a real prize)

****A big one to celebrate my half-century (50th puzzle)!**** I work as a puzzle setter at FakePuzz (not a real magazine). This morning I burst into the office of Eddie Tor (not a real editor) so ...
15 votes
2 answers
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Alchemy in a Tin Kit

As usually happens when rummaging through one's grandparents' attic, I unwittingly discovered a seemingly ancient papyrus manuscript. It was stored in an old tin box along with some utensils. I ...
6 votes
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A bunch of circles and squares

The grey region is simply the region you see below. The answer will give you 10 letters. US's: TSDFCK RTOYLG AWQMRZ PUWSTU SRNXEL Hint 1: Hint 2
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Deus Ex crypto puzzle

There is an encrypted email in the recent Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game: From the game files, this appears to be the string: ...
30 votes
3 answers
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▉ ▎▊ ▐▎ ▋█ ▐▉ ▋█ ▐▉ ▎▊ ▐▎ ▎█ ▐

(I created this puzzle myself) I was shopping for groceries the other day, and I found an item that was in an unlabeled, uncolored package. In fact, the only thing that was on it was this barcode: ...

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