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 Research Paper

So, one of my friends is a teacher, and, for one of their recent assignments, one of the teacher's students turned in this: hkszocukgdxkcmvkuhgcskflfpnwebqhttbxhpwokywiyevvfohlgzqklw 6n1 ...
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A message sent to me in spell cards

My brother went missing a few days ago. No one has seen him since then. The day he went missing, I saw the following arrays of my new Dungeons and Dragons spell cards. I didn’t think much of it then, ...
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Who is richer? A two-way lie-fest

The richest person in ancient Greece had to pay a special tax. The rulers rode to Alexander, a very rich man, and asked for the tax. Alexander, who liked his fortune, told them that they had the wrong ...
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True or False? Test it out!

Note: This is just a story made up by me for the puzzle. This is NOT a real assignment. Therefore, please DO NOT close this question. Thanks! The Puzzle: So, one day, my Science teacher, who loves ...
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A Tetrad Puzzle: Find The Key

I made this to test some ideas for a game I'm developing. Feedback would be appreciated. What is the key?
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Solve it… Uncover the mystery!

One of my friend, who is really too good with cyphers and puzzles challenged me to solve this one. I think it reveals a name, or date or some information with which he can surprise his friends. That's ...
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Riddle Number Six

Fiddle diddle diddle, time for another riddle. This is another little puzzle I've concocted for you all this evening. The scenario is this: You awake in a small room with only one door. The door is ...
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I am a chemical element

click.me.png Pretty simple, I know (^_^)
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How does one get this solution for this puzzle?

Recently there was a television game show in which the following was one of the problems (this is a screenshot of what was shown): This appeared on SIC, a Portuguese television network. The only ...
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Why did the chicken cross the road?

Seriously, why would the chicken do such a foolish act? I asked a friend for his insight, he just sent me this: ...
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10 + 1 − 2 = 9 X

10 + 1 − 2 = 9 X Can you solve the puzzle in this expression? You must only replace the 'X' to solve this puzzle. You must not add, remove, rearrange or modify any of the other characters. 'X' ...
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A Void in my Heart

Exit the games, log off the Internet, Avert the kids vocalizing with the tv set, Silence the ringtones and with quiet song Bring out my friend, let his subjects say so long. For eleven ...
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A prophet denies his existence

What is my anagram - A prophet denies his existence? Clue:
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Help! I need to finish my movie!

I need help! I was watching a movie with my friend, when suddenly it cut off right at the climax, and gave me this link: https://i.stack.imgur.com/Obh71.png It looks like that links to a puzzle ...
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I am Blind to Life - A strange riddle

I've always been fond of somewhat mysterious puzzles after I participated in a puzzlehunt years ago. Anyway, here is my shot at making one. Feedback is welcome! On the front of the paper, there are a ...
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This is important. I need you to listen…

Look, you don't know me. We've never met. But, like I said, I need you to listen... I had the most disturbing dream the other night... Woke up in a cold sweat and couldn't get back to sleep. It wasn'...
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Sequence puzzle in rows [duplicate]

The below is a number puzzle. It should be read left to right, top to bottom. Question 1: What is the next two rows of numbers? Question 2: How was this reached?
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Holiday Formatting Dilemma

Can you find a way to reformat the following scroogy message into a more appropriate holiday sentiment? Hint:
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My Final Song to Riley

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 This will also be my final Riley Riddle for a week or two because it is arriving near the end of the term and school is expecting ...
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Monoalphabetic Game Theory

This is a third puzzle from the Monoalphabetic Equation series, you can check out the previous one here: #1, #2. Last night, I went over to my friend's house for our monthly game night. After we ...
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Help me save Christmas - clock and word puzzle

My friend created this puzzle, it tells the Grinch's plan to ruin Christmas. I need to derive the plan from the clocks I have counted that there are 60 words. The clue is that time doesn't go ...
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Matchmaking in Animalia

These animals are wrongly paired: (1) Luscinia megarhynchos & (2) Oriolus traillii (3) Python regius & (4) Electrophorus electricus (5) Apis mellifera (Q) & (6) Lucanidae (7) ...
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This way to the supermarket

An employee is tasked with writing a temporary sign to deal with a diversion. It must be written in English and one other language. The employee speaks passable English and comes up with the ...
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I shouldn't have asked him.. again

My roommate (rm) always looks busy in front of his laptop, so I try to start talking to him Me: Hi, the last time we talked you told me your favorite book, and I like your taste! it's a very good ...
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Suits of tiers - A GW2 themed enigmatic puzzle

I have created this puzzle quite some time ago in the style of the - then still ongoing - CiSRA puzzle competition, but very heavily leaning on elements of the computer game Guild Wars 2. A couple of ...
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The Dance of Love?

Romeo and Juliett are sitting idly in the lobby of their hotel awaiting their chaperone for the evening. Romeo takes a sip from his glass of whiskey as he watches his wife consume pages of abstract ...
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A little rittle

A little rittle = 6 A story of glory = 6 History of the world = 7 Just a fairy tail = 5 Foo = 1 Riddle a little = 8 Have fun = 3 :) = 1 I will provide hints later = 11 End = 3 ...
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A strange series of questions

Our agency have extracted some information from a terrorist's USB drive; According to our intelligence, this supposed to point us to the six potential cities their leader's current safe house might be ...
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Defuse the Bomb

You suddenly wake up in a room. You have no idea where you are, who you are, and why you are here. A look around yourself shows you to be in a room almost entirely made of depleted uranium other than ...
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One Big Family Gathering

I have quite a large family, and we're all getting together soon. I enjoy having a dip in the lake and going fishing too. One of my brothers owns a large swathe of land which he uses to ...
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Puzzle in a Newspaper

The newspaper I got this morning was a little off, to say the least. The main headline proudly read: Horse squeals eight times, dubbed "octsqueal" Well, I decided to ignore that, and head over ...
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Can you Solve for $x$?

$x=a+b+c^{1}+d^{2}+ \large e ^{\normalsize67}+ \large f \large^{\normalsize62}+ \large g^{\normalsize27}+ \large h^{\normalsize14}+\small i \normalsize^5+\small j \normalsize^1+\small k \normalsize^2+\...
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An Alien Message

A spacecraft was found orbiting earth. It was not made by us, but appears to be intended to be received by us. This is a transcription of the engraving on one of its many panels: Some of the symbols ...
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What a strange program

My friend told me about this program he installed recently. It seems very strange. I don't know how it works, it's just a prompt with a welcome message which shows some messages. Here are the ...
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What are some tips to solve an environmental-based enigmatic puzzle (EBEP's)?

First, some rough definitions: enigmatic puzzle: a problem where the goal / answer should be well-defined (e.g. enter a certain word or phrase into an form which is accepted; find a clue to a ...
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Chinese Sports Competition

A new fantastic sport has gripped China called MetalBall! All city teams have picked mascots/emblems and registered one of three separate divisions. All city teams are listed below in alphabetical ...
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Wordplay in an unknown domain

I took the name of a XYZ. It starts with a XYZ. I picked even letters only. The result contains only letters which are in <...
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Mr. Mouse Goes Shopping

I had a perfect preface to this story, I swear, but now it escapes me. Oh well! It mustn't matter much, must it? 'Twas the night before Black Friday and all through the house, not a creature was ...
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I can't remember what I was doing last night

I can't remember what I was doing last night... Could you help me figure out what I was doing? This is what I can remember... I was standing in a room. Some guy from another country, ...
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When did I make this puzzle?

I was flipping through some of my old puzzling notebooks, and I found an old puzzle of mine I don't quite remember. I tried to find when I made it (I put the date I made all of my puzzles on them), ...
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Caught splinging at work

Én, to, tre, shabam, go ahead an sprim that man! Kvin, ses, sep, setresk, saw him spling off on his desk! Nove, dez, onze, spling, not setresk is such a thing! Treize, quatorze, ...
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Terror at the UN

Breaking news from the United Nations, where a celebration has ended in tragedy It is believed the calamity occurred during a rendition of the Elbonian State Dance - a traditional victory reel where ...
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Ollie really wanted the soup

Coworkers Eddie M. and Ollie G. are going to lunch. They're standing in line to get some soup and talking about their day. Eddie: ...long story short, we had to dig up the metadata from some ...
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The Story of Jason & J____

One man was fighting another person. The victim was being punched and kicked and shoved, and the attacker had no intentions of stopping. Then, two priests walked by. One of them noticed the fight and ...
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This title is not a clue

$\color{#FFFFFF}{\textsf{I am required to have text in my question. This is not a clue. Stop reading and look at the image.}}$
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Problem #NaN Fodder/Output

Inspired by Ben Franks' Input/Output Problem #1 and the others in the series Hint: Knowledge required is
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A Mutated Clockwork [closed]

I want to pose some kind of puzzle which I haven't found here yet. The task is completely posed by the following video: https://youtu.be/52YcaavO9Z8 As a solution, you are looking for a word listed ...
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Harriet's final exam

Harriet woke up in her dorm room and found a letter from the school's faculty, along with 12 small cards with some words written on them. Congratulations on completing the coursework in the ...
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When I grow up, I want to be (Part 2)

In my first year of life, everything was too noisy When I turned two, I tried to learn the alphabet, but it felt like I was going in circles After my third birthday, I learned to play tic-tac-toe ...
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Caught in my net

Would you like to see what I caught today? Take a look inside my net! It's a robot of some sort, I don't know which one though. ...