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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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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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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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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Binary cryptogram from a friend

My friend sent me a "puzzle" in binary, and said that there are multiple steps to solving the puzzle, all of them including decryption. I translated the binary into text and he said that was a good ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Sequel: A Test or an ABC?

A Sequel for A Masterpiece: A mirror or an ABC? , thanks for all your support for that puzzle, and hope you like this! In a science quiz you scratched your head, For it was a puzzle nowhere it ...
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I don't understand what you're asking

It's been a while since I've posted actively, but here is a new puzzle for the community. Good luck and I hope you enjoy it! ... .... --- .-- / - .... . -- / - .... . / .. -- .- --. . .-.-.- .-.-.- .-...
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A strange message from space?

I was listening to AM radio (frequency 1480) the other day and an odd message came through in what seemed like an infinite loop. Drop 5. Echo 0. Negate 0. Split 4. Enter 1. A ...
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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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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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A Masterpiece: A mirror or an ABC?

I have worked on this masterpiece for soooo long, hope you all like it! The PUZZLE A is for the adventurous who approached the door B bragged his brilliant bronze when there isn't even one C ...
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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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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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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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All of those bunny rabbits

Look at this diagram: 🐇=👻 🐇+🐇+🐇=🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇 🐇+🐇=👻👻 🐇+🐇+🐇=🐇🐇🐇🐇👻 🐇+🐇=🐇🐇🐇🐇 Can you explain the meaning?
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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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Time for the Dessert!

The answer is one word. Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Creepy video on Youtube, with secret cipher built in

This showed up in r/deepintoyoutube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1ExfbH4Jew I've posted it around, and no one has solved it. I believe it is a cipher for a couple of reasons, at the end 26 ...
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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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Theorists sure want true answers to this!

So, birds eat bread I toss. One romantic kiss in the rain's too nice, methinks. Untidy notes disrupted a student in a study period. Deodorant on to end an odor. The wisdom of ...
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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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Don't be Greedy

this is a cs50 puzzle day 2019 question as you would know the questions have a one english word answer. will someone like to collab with me to solve all of them? there are 10 more of them.
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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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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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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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My God, it's full of stars!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids My dear friend, unknown to us, may have relocated again. He sent me imagery and constellation maps indicating that a distant red ...
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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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The Sequencer - da-da-daaa!

This is what the diagram on the machine looked like: And this is the output that was in the box. ...
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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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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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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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Rosetta Stone puzzle

The answer to this puzzle is one word.
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Netflix Recommendations?

What should I watch on Netflix? Please help!! So many options...
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Bongard Metapuzzle

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 A Bongard Problem is a problem where you have 6 symbols on either side of a line. The symbols on the left follow a certain rule, ...
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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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It's all Greek to me

Something doesn't just add up. And this is barely a puzzle. How can everything be so important? Each line must provide a clue. Maybe there's an alternate way to find the answer... To what this OP ...
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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.
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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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This is why we puzzle

What kind of puzzle solver are you? Let’s map it out! 1 Nail item before each paper item (7) After shooter’s return, receive big chunk (6) Encourage bone disease (4) Lost charge of gold ...
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Ah, the old SE puzzlearoo

Hold my crossword clues, I'm going in! 1973 Ford tow truck Trip to geeks’ country in Portugal Why Germany imprisons mother John Stewart, according to Wikipedia Classic m7xBI.jpg ...