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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Noita Eye Glyphs

A puzzle found hidden between the background layers of the computer game Noita. The puzzle has not been solved since it was added to the game in October of 2020. It is made of thousands of eye images, ...
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Alternate, complex potions puzzle from HP fanfic

A long narrow room. The entrance is blocked by purple flame, the path onward blocked by black flame. On a table, the only thing in the room, are two dozen potions in opaque bottles. Half green glass, ...
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Catch the flag!

On a small island somewhere in Europe, a battle is fought in the middle of World War II. Two armies, blue and red, have strategically positioned their troops against each other. For convenience, the ...
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Hidden message in rap text II: "Ya, a ray 'ave july joy!"

This puzzle is inspired by this one by @LukasRotter. Hopefully you don't mind me using similar (well, basically the same) format as yours, Mr. Rotter! ;) The same rapper released another teaser for ...
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A funny looking cipher puzzle

What secrets does this jester hold? Hints are found down the road. A hint, or rather, that what is held transcribed:
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Dreamcatcher Puzzle

I created this puzzle as part of a set of puzzles about good wishes for a wedding. Does it work?
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12:41 puzzle: colorful geometry

The answer is a 4-letter word. I will not be giving any hints. This puzzle is very old. The puzzle is solved using only the image (no clues to the puzzle in title or description).
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The highest poem

I am three, often a person, always a digit, and also witout. George POUST was his name. Manufactured by Ford between 1972 and 1976. YMCA was not my first team in my coaching career. Theory of ...
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Use your fingers!

This puzzle is my attempt to make one in the style of PSE user Prim3numbah: Find what is in the question mark! 1D3, 12, ED, ED, 5A, 244, 84, 1E2, 1E2, ? Swap the ...
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They are all K-verbs

Find the missing verb. G: Fold, Break, Pry D: Reduce, Vibrate, Rob B: Soak, Subtract, Thrash J: Sleep, Squeeze, ? Subtle Hint: Moderate Hint: Decisive Hint: Very Decisive Hint:
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Ode to a Nightingale: a puzzling study in literary criticism

The field of literary criticism is an interesting and fruitful one, in which puzzlers might carve out a niche. This was recently brought home by a conversation I had with a sagacious old gentleman in ...
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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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Do you see the point?

Original puzzle by me. Remember to always obey your superiors. The first one should be 08594. Hint:
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A multi-symptom affliction

"Kindly state your name." The nurse's voice was polite, but qiet. "I'm sorry, I can't hear you, my hearing's bad." Being mostly deaf was quite frustrating for our patient. "...
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A simple puzzle with no happy endings

I JUST GOT AN EMAIL FROM MY TEACHER, BUT, I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT HE MEANS. With the start of spring, comes the end of fun where The Bat's home becomes just a name. ...
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Find the secret 7-letter message embedded within this message (unsolved)

Background This puzzle was originally from a puzzle contest for the USC Viterbi Magazine that is now over, but the answers have not been posted. My friends and I have been working on it for weeks, but ...
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Answer to the question: "Who Wins?"

Crié ala caleverti miku'ilatmo doci pramilerfu Hint: Non-Youtube description of video contents (for accessibility/posterity purposes):
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Try to solve the “Mexican Puzzle”?

Can you solve this puzzle I created last week?
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Truly unexpected thingy in a Radcliffe novel!

Ann Radcliffe was an English author in the Gothic style at the turn of the nineteenth century. Among the many interesting points in her remarkable career though, one little story is but poorly known. ...
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Complete the following analogical analogy

In an analogy ":" means "is to" and "::" means "as/like". Now, since this is almost an analogy (maybe a future type), I will accept the solution if it's almost correct. Kinberg : ‴niɘɈƨnɘƨiƎ‴  :: ? ...
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7 clues that fit a squid

7 clues that fit an octopus, a monkey, the monkey's brother, the monkey's cousin and a Siamese centaur. small adorned place you can drink after about the kind I like to meet be1oved teacher ...
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Sherlock's silly side

Sometimes Sherlock can be a total weirdo when I'm in the room with him. "HorSesHoe sheLlsHocks remOrsEless cOmmerceLess chRomosOmes," he said to me. "CocKLEShells!" I replied, whereupon he ...
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Decode the ancient prophecy

A team of archaeologists has discovered an ancient clay tablet. They understand the script it is written in, and have transliterated it to the Latin alphabet, but they do not understand the language. ...
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Shrouded Sonnets on the Sable Tablet

Enter from the north and traverse the path unseen. Left, right, up, or down, your choices shall glean. With each step, leave not your path behind, For only those who dare to venture shall find. So ...
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Correct Pass Required - Training Day

I was sent a purple pass, date and venue (after my previous super secret meeting at 'No-Such-Agency'). What a day. At Reception I presented the purple pass they sent me onto Processing, but I needed a ...
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©Law of True Love

Katy flipped again and denied payment after the police left. Professor: "Hey! Please provide your parent’s number." Katy: "Sorry I flipped! Anyways I live with my aunt! Please dial ...
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Cryptogram or Anagram

ArenETalagooD fanemiPhOdl Clues: The answer is 7 characters Answer can include the following characters: a-z, ...
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To get the answer, you'll have to get the key first

Below there is a cipher hidden in the text. Read everything very carefully. As far as I know, it will give the necessary hint. Look for some patterns: Let nobody distract you. Eventually, you will see ...
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A (Nonuniquely) Spanish Conundrum

Spain is sitting in his room, vibing to some of his classical music. Then, his computer goes dark… And then a prompt appears: ENTER WORD Spain, confuzzled, enters a random word: CLAN. Then music ...
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My first meta puzzle (as I remember)

I don't have any comments about this question, all info are in the image. Hint 1:
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Running away from a 5 euro fine

Scenario: It is 10:50pm You are in France running away from you 5 euro fine in Germany. You finish paying your 13 euro bill at the coffee shop. Then when you check your inbox at 11:59pm our lawyer ...
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The madness of a master

It was midnight. Mr. Holmes was suffering from abdominal pain, shortness of breath, pain in the bones, skin lesions and whatnot? So in this condition, why would Mr. Holmes drive to Brazilian Churches, ...
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I have no idea what this means

Hmm? What's this? A room. Great. Great. As if the guards don't know I'm claustrophobic. There's a strange text on the wall: Ribna tifmagta resru, sunte no, renler sludted dtednsehnun rurdal slutakdal ...
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Guess the puzzle described below

Who has trapped me inside my home Goes around the world oftenly alone. In the last year plan Was that place so good Got her name From some kind of wood Almost with all of them She shares her self ...
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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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Rosemary, Heaven restores you in life

It spent a life span with no cellmate The long way back saying me why can't we look the other way? You're weightless, semi-erotic You need someone to take you there saying me why can't we ...
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Binary puzzle in World of Warcraft

I apologize if this isn't appropriate here, but it's been driving me insane. Essentially, a puzzle was recently introduced in the video game World of Warcraft, which no one has been able to solve. ...
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What is this e mail really saying

Veteran investigator Ken Smith had been following a suspicious e mail trail between John Jones and Robert Brooks.This particular one caught his attention. He was trying to figure it out. From: Jjones@...
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THIS mux be EASY!

Here's a hint: my favorite color is yellow.
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Boxentriq Level 22

So I've been stuck on Boxentriq level 22 for a couple years now; put it away and picked it up more times than I can count. There are musical tones in the background that reveal a binary code and in ...
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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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The Author of a Note

After finding this note, I've pretty much gone to the ends of the earth to find the author's name. Maybe you can help me? Suppose I want my room to be a weird color. Something uncommon, like purple. ...
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"Friend"-ly Puzzle

All stories in this puzzle are fictions; the puzzle was made by myself. My friend left me a puzzle. He gave me 5 papers, each had some information on it. #1 WORD SEARCH A B C D E F 1 SOR SUF HYP ...
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The Mantra Riddle

A sentence that can never fail A broken foot without its tail Almost there... reverse one sound By turns mundane and quite profound. The mantra is your compass then Your watch to know exactly when It ...
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There are six of them today

All six are different. If we sort by small to large from the beginning, the third, fourth and sixth are the same. It was designed by the sculptor. Society over the smallest a drawing has been placed ...
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Zed's Dance: Disarray and Cabaret

All this talk about my friends and I... it's about time I announced myself for a change! I'm kinda nervous about this because — let's face it — I'm an odd-ball. Take, for example, the fact I usually ...
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Help with an image I'm assuming is cryptic

Got sent this on Discord, and I need help with identifying if it's like anything secretive or etc. Here's a zoomed version of that string: ...
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What does this prove? (2)

Since 30 characters is required, here's some fluff: Illuminate Your Mind with our brand new product of ... just kidding we don't have a product lol... Hint:
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What we should have

The answer is a 4-letter word.
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Kenshi First Puzzle

The above puzzle is from https://kenshi.io/docs/puzzles/1, which says that there is a key hidden in the image, which would allow withdrawal of prize money from a wallet. However the wallet is empty, ...
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