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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The great fall - Clue Fourteen

<---Previous clue New: Now with illustrations! You key in your answer. Then you hear a click. Aghhhhh.... the ground beneath you suddenly isn't there anymore. You hit the ground with a crash, in ...
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A puzzle for dcfyj

Downvote my answer - there'll be hell to pay. Close my question - you'll need some helping hands. For an upvote on my answer, I'll get loot. You cannot vote on posts unless you have a permit. Just ...
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Find the missing result

On a scrap of paper you read the following results: $$ \begin{array}{r c l c} NETHERLANDS & - &FINLAND & 3-1 \\ JAPAN & - &IRAQ & 0-0 \\ RUSSIA & - &INDONESIA & ...
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A very strange letter

Today, you receive an unusual delivery in the mail - a plain white envelope marked not with your address, but a question: What’s my sign? You open the envelope to find two pieces of paper with the ...
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Measuring Lumberjacks

On average, a lumberjack is 10 logs taller (logs are usually measured in feet) than a normal person plus the height of his tan. Remember that most lumberjacks are young Canadians. Fill the blanks of ...
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Find the missing bee in the picture

Lots of ladybugs attacking the city! However, we are looking for a missing bee. Can you find it?
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Missed A Connection

I work at a local newspaper in NY, and we do have a 'missed connections' section. Today someone called and requested three ads at once. I hastily wrote them down: First Ad: Saw you on the train. ...
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The mystery of NOC +10

NOC +10 On March 6th, 2015, a YouTube channel named "Noc +10" was created. Since that day, this channel is uploading some really darkly mysterious videos. I will start saying something about the name ...
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The mysterious theft in the Nigerian ship

The Nigerian captain Abomeli Iweala was carrying his ship across the Atlantic Ocean, taking with him five foreigners who worked for him. One day the alarm bell rang, and when the captain arrived he ...
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Can you decode these pictures to identify the hidden treasure?

Combination of these pictures represent a treasure: Can you identify it?
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Discovering the past

An entry in the 19th fortnightly challenge... Soon it'll be your 20th birthday. Time is ticking... and you're spending it in the car going to check the new house you will be moving into with your ...
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Interconnectivity

As I was walking through my university's mathematics department, I came across a poster pinned to the notice board. Underneath, it simply said 'In memory'. However, I could not connect the poster to ...
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What was my friend doing?

I asked my friend what he did last week and he gave me this note. ivoesfe ivoesfe ivoesfe hppe nfo hppe nfo uif tjohjoh sbjo pof gmfxdvdlppt oftu qbbnfsjdbosjt nvujozcpvouz ...
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Scanned Magazine Comics

This drawing was sent to me by a friend a few years ago. He said it is a kind of Mystery Case File but what to find is up to me figure them out. Is there something to find here?
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A Great-Aunt's Cryptic Invitation

My great-aunt is one of those stuffy old ladies whose house looks like it was transported intact from the 1950s. It always smells a little like mothballs, and the amount of framed embroideries and ...
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The Group Meeting and An Argument

I was just coming back from my classes in the evening when I heard voices coming from an old house. So, being naturally curious, I figured there were groups of people and eavesdropped and here's what ...
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Ron couldn't quite put his finger on… something?

Ron got up out of his bed, feeling slightly odd. Despite only being conscious for under ten seconds, he felt like something recently slipped his mind, something he couldn't quite put his finger on. ...
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Can you figure out my favorite color?

I will start this puzzle with a review of my all time favorite book. This book is about architecture and city planning by authors who worked at a university. Here in the book, there are over 200 ...
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How to solve an Enigma Puzzle without indication?

A friend of mine just wrote one thing on a board : TEJDAO QZ OCUQJ UVANBVCR The only indication was "Enigma Puzzle". If it is really an Enigma like code how ...
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An overheard business meeting, a leader and a fight

Greatly inspired from Alconja's puzzle - An overheard gang meeting, a double agent, and a murder, though the answer is completely different to it... I was going to work when I heard some raised ...
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Use these pictures to identify me or place 1000 kgs in the South. Who am I?

Can you identify me using these pictures? If you could not identify me using the above pictures, then place 1000 kilograms in the South to know who I am. Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Merlin and Hermes: Mysterious Lines

Two adventurers, Merlin and Hermes, approached a large iron door built into a cliff face."Well...", said Hermes, "What do we do now?". Merlin produced an old, large piece of crumpled paper from his ...
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Neurotic frogs ought to relax in mud baths

What is the hidden message in this advertisement? Neurotic Frogs Ought To Relax In Mud Baths! Perpendicular lounging calms. A frog, a mud cap... bliss! Wallowing generates happiness. Amphibian ...
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Welcome to Nᴏɴᴇderland

(The puzzle statement now identifies these numbers as equivalent.) O O O O O O ...
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OK, now listen up - there's a pattern here

The Greek premier. Call for applause. A famous actor. The biggest mouth in Africa. "5. 5. 5. 5. 5." ??? A game, of course! Twelve in an oven? ??? The partner of 18. A thousand. Mixed messages. ... ...
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How to decode that Pokemon puzzle?

After beating the Elite 4 in LeafGreen and catch 60 Pokemon, you can go to talk to the Team Rocket members just before Mt. Ember. So inside there there are some things (I first thought it was just ...
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Can you identify me?

You know who I am? If you cannot identify me, use the following pictures: I am not in an order. Hint:
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A gate presents a riddle with keys yielding a riddle with ease!

Upon entering the labyrinth, the hero, you, was greeted by a gate. The gate is next to a waterfall where the contents of one pool flow into the next pool. The gate was still until your approach, and ...
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What is my age?

I'm nine, but me is more than three hundred. You could've been twenty one. But you are actually around seventeen thousands. And all of us are more than half a million. What is my age?...
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What the ☺♣○♥ is that?

This is some text xn--nvg19c64gfb7a3ei68ejao7bxa99alb3aq0fsa What does it signify?
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[Loading Log… Completed]

[Analyzing and Running Script... Completed] [Establishing Connection... Completed] [Loading Log... Completed] [29/03/2020 16:28:39:823] [Log Entry #1023] [Day #734] Well this is just typical. My ...
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There are 8 of them! I want their heads!

These lines can't make any sense. Even the numbering is not correct. What are they hiding? .1. I'm the largest of us all. .3. 'Bring me a pen!' lovably said in anger. 'Why is it so hopeful when ...
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A strange crazy lady and her ramblings

I met a strange lady yesterday. She started talking to me and said the weirdest thing: "I have been boiling cats to get cows. Six cats for a cow, you know? But nothing happened." I was ...
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The missing page of Adrian Puzzlinger

   “Knock, knock, Adrian Puzzlinger. It’s the puzzled police. Are you home?”        “Unless I’m mistaken.” ...
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The old church (from Littlewood's Miscellany)

I’m apparently in that part of the human race that doesn’t ‘get’ the following paragraph. If you are in the other part, please a) wipe that smirk off your face, b) explain what I’m missing (ideally, ...
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Read. Learn. Live. Escape

You wake lying face down on a hard stone floor. Your head hurts. As your eyes find focus, you see a haiku scratched into the ground beside you: A wrong step brings death! But, a wrong guess brings ...
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What is my colleague researching?

This past Saturday, I spent the evening at a small party hosted by my colleague, Dr. Macdonald, at his new pastoral home, about an hour outside the city. During the course of the evening, obviously ...
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Identify the correct cabin using Paper and SELFie stick

A group of chemists from Colombia performing experiments on a new medicine for a deadly disease, which was spread by some criminals in India. The group includes Robin, Lucas, More, Ramachandra and Li. ...
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Binary Coordinates Puzzle

I was told instead of re-asking a question to rather edit my old post to bring the question back into subject. So I'm going to try to reformat it entirely. The following puzzle is a geocache puzzle ...
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Derive the combination and escape the room!

You awake to find yourself on the floor of what appears to be a cold cell. You don't know how you got there but you're sure no one is coming for you and you need to get out. The stone room has no ...
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A family of colors. Identify me?

My family members are: Our guests are: Hint 1: Hint 2: Can you identify me?
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The Sorns are Demanding Ransom: Can You Help?

This is my entry to the 15th Fortnightly Challenge: Stories. You are a human inhabitant on a distant planet. You live there, along with a large population of an alien species known as the sorns. ...
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Strange women and their strange ways of giving you phone numbers

While Bob was walking down the street one day, he met a wonderful woman that was attractive and smart and a great conversationalist. After they had been chatting for a while the woman looked at her ...
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A weird error message

A few moderators from Stack Exchange communities decided to go "old-school" and developed a desktop application for Stack Exchange. You, as an enthusiastic user, of course want to try it out. ...
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A princess falls in love with a lowly stable boy [duplicate]

A princess falls in love with a lowly stable boy. The king cannot stand to see his daughter marry a commoner, but he also can't say no to her.He proposes a deal. He says that they will all go down ...
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What Road and What Story?

Professor O'Brien is missing from his laboratory. So is the elaborate contraption he has been working on for months. Paranoid about security, Professor O'Brien has not confided the nature of his ...
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The princess' journey came to a crossroad

This is a sequel to A princess fell in love During her journey, the princess encountered a very strange crossroad. Can you help you her choose a safe way to go to the prince? What would she ...
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Correct way to add 22 to 4 to get 82

Inspired by this other puzzle, tell me a correct way by which adding 22 to 4 will give 82. As in that other puzzle, these numbers are all expressed in base 10.
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Who was the shooter?

Follow the numbers to answer the question: Number A: The order of Romeos passenger in the Greek alphabet. Number B: The two last digits in the year the returning Lex Luthor was awarded his (number A)...

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