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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Another new puzzle type needs a name

For an example of how this type of puzzle works, see here... I believe I have invented another new type of puzzle... What is its name? Colour-blind-friendly version available here. Begin by ...
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I'm Back…!

To: My Mods! (and the community) Note: The following is a letter enclosing the details of what's going on. It's more for "story" and humor, but does have some information that you might want. To save ...
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Beginner's Cryptic Crossword

I've always been terrible at Cryptic Crosswords so I spent some time creating some clues of my own and have managed to fit them together to make a small Crossword of my own. Once solved, any issues ...
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Going up in flames

A scream! I rushed up the alley towards the yellow light oozing through the mist, pulling my greatcoat around me. As I neared, a man stumbled into me, clutching at a bloody wound in his stomach. He ...
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If they mess with my daughter, my doctor will axiom

My maxim is: "I'd call devil medic amid clinic six if odd minx in illicit Miami maid film hid ill will via my idyllic child, Lily." Where am I living right now? Hint:
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Wrap your head around this treasure hunt

You are participating in a treasure hunt, with the following instructions: X N F I I S + N I G B W P Tired sunrays ...
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What game am I?

Can you work out what game I am? (My original puzzle): Head hung low in… (5) - Best card of the deck (3) Written much by peer and shakes, often read for the love it makes (6) - Certainly not pretty ...
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Something Simple

A simple task: It’s White to move selfmate themselves in three moves. White pawns are moving up.
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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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Lost my Password! Please help!

I was working on this new puzzle for quite some time now. Unfortunately, I locked the file and now I don't remember the password... :( Here's a snapshot. I think I ...
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A Family Reunion

Names have been changed to preserve anonymity A group of 25 people, A to Y, arrived at Z's door to celebrate the family reunion. They each had something to show off. Z: I know you're all excited ...
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The Ballad of the Dragonborn

From old unearthed records in a failing museum, this ancient hitherto unknown epic poem was recently unearthed and translated. Written in a rare script, it contains mentions of a mythology that as yet ...
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Why is my husband sending this photograph? And to whom?

I found an envelope with a photograph inside a couple of days ago. There was no name or address on the envelope, and the photograph just showed some toys. It must be my husband's doing. My kids and I ...
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Hopscotch Cryptograph

With a little squinting, you should be able to discern a message which runs from the top to the bottom of the text box below. (I have indicated the column with a little arrow.) That is the visible ...
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Precision paper cutter

I have carefully positioned some words on the cutting edge of a paper cutter: ...
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Density-type puzzle: __________

I made another Density puzzle. This one is a bit simpler than my last one in that it has less steps, but at the same it feels a bit harder (though I can't judge that accurately as the creator). Here ...
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Longest in one way

A puzzle somewhat in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. A quick, simple one. Enjoy! Final answer: (17) As Christmas is upon us and my attendance here may be spotty in the coming days, here's a quick ...
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The answer to this puzzle is a three letter word

Easy riddle. Even kids should be able to get this. In the end, the answer to this puzzle is a three letter word and also a single letter. Ignore the Excel sheet lines Hint Each row is a clue ...
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A big playhouse

A puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. This one probably requires a bit of googling. Enjoy! Final answer: (8) Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Where did she hide the gift?

It's Christmas soon and you're excited. This year your friend was creative and created a riddle for you. Find your gift. What does the drawing say? (source: myself)
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The first Density™ Puzzle!

Welcome to the very first puzzle in a new series! It's all about (hopefully) exploring new ways of creating puzzles, as densely as possible. If you'd like to create your own Density™ puzzle, the ...
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This new puzzle type needs a name

I believe I have invented a new type of puzzle... What is its name? Colour-blind-friendly version available here. Begin by solving the 16x16 sudoku; each of the digits 1-16 must appear exactly ...
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Olympics connect?

Since the CS50x Puzzle Day has ended here in the USA, I think I can now ask this question. The following table has been given and we need to find a single word related to it. The logic could be ...
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What kind of help does he need? [closed]

Old newspaper ad: "Handler of purple cows needed on farm. Leave a message on lj36@dropmail.me or call (31)725-618171421" What does he need help with? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 ...
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Unusual series of events [closed]

If you are alert, you might clearly see an object in your imagination when you read the sentence: "It lasted only from CTScan to Face Palm." What is the object?
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Look who's talking?

Can you tell me who's talking... ...and what is she trying to tell us? Hint 1: Hint 2:
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A twisted enigma

What is special about this? It's the only example I could find. Is it a miniature meal? An old calculating device?
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A strange summation

I sum up S4; there exists a ⵢ8 How many numbers does this strange summation encode, and what's the encoding? Hint:
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What's the girl's name? [closed]

Here is what happened: He sailed along 25 reefs, passing 1 chameleon, in order to see her sweet bosoms. What's her name? Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Blue. Orange. Green. Magenta. What does this strange picture represent?

Is it text? Is it a face? Is it code? What is it?
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Downfall - The Riddle

If forgotten, I will be back in September. If you think I am feminine, I will show you a stop sign. If you are afraid of heights, I will throw you in the sea at twilights. If any mis event ...
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Twelve Labours - Conclusion

This puzzle is the FINAL part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, and contains spoilers for previous instalments, which can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | ...
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A Knitted Puzzle

All handmade! Answer is a thematic word. Click here for colorblind assistance (regions with similar colors are indicated).
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Find the lowest floor from which Venus eggs break [duplicate]

Venus gave you two eggs because she wants to test their strength. She lives in a 100 floor building and she wants to find the first floor above which the eggs break when thrown out of the window. ...
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Recurring Meeting

The computer scientist's assistant is late at work once again, trying to once again decode their bosses directions for the day. Under meetings, the boss has listed only a single meeting: ...
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Emblem gestures

Another puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. Just monochrome this time I'm afraid. Enjoy! Final answer: (3, 4, 5)
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Super Secret Cookbook

You requested the password for a super secret cookbook and received an SMS with the following content: 77733666688833 2555555 777772222337777 2663 777337555222233 84433 6688622337777777 9444844 ...
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The Root is Constantly Changing

A negative sign is not a Peanuts character! -264.66409225 -462.71021449 -20.60615236 -21.38877504 -92.13888121 -213.77948944 -58.14977536 -276.29420841 -242.07314569 -276.16789489 ...
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Excavation Study

Layer by layer, we continue our journey to the center. Excavation area (in order) Excavation plans Expect plenty of overlap! Answer is a thematic phrase. Text transcript of the excavation area (...
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No Burglars Allowed

Thief! Thief! He took my rock!                             &...
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Troubling Triples

The points appear to be connected, but in the end, we should have worked under aqueous conditions. $$ \begin{array}{|l|c|c|} \hline \textbf{Substance} & \textbf{Temperature (K)} & \...
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“When the Romans counted the entirety of their whole army, their sum was greater than the value of this.” [closed]

I came across this site and you all seem really smart so I was possibly hoping you could help me. I have this puzzle and I can't work it out, does anyone has a clue or answer? When the Romans ...
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Twelve Labours - #11 Hesper's Hypermarket

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 His business ...
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A man, a plan, a canal

Another puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. This one is initially easy but (I think) subsequently hard. Enjoy! Final answer: (1,5,2,4) Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4:
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The Hidden Treasures

Credit: Brandon X. My friend made this riddle and I think it’s pretty well made with lots of components, so here it is: ...
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The sign unseen

Another puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. Enjoy! Final answer: (7)
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Twelve Labours - #10 Meat Monster

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 The next stop on ...
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My Landmark Puzzle II

It can be hard to keep track of the places you visit when you travel the world, for some people numbers can be easier to remember than words. I kept a note of the last place I visited: 43° 10° ...
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Puzzling is a Forte of Mine

(Click image for larger size) Answer is a two-word phrase. Text transcript of the clues (for copy-paste purposes) ...
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Call Me at This Number

Come play with me in chat if you know my word! ...