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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An Elementary Magnum Opus

The image below is modified from a part of an absurdly high-resolution "magnum opus" picture. Based on the magnum opus's contents, answer the following questions: What is the meaning of the ...
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A Loooooong Sequence of Calculations

$53466+25123+16334+86556+5856\cdot 32454+8565+2235+7067-2345\cdot 1086+|23457|+4754\cdot 89510+9523-3458-9234+84233-|947\cdot 137\cdot 98\cdot 142-407119|\cdot (-1024)\cdot 5^{10}+645\cdot 9814\cdot ...
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What is wrong with these puzzles?

I think teh puzzles on this site are too hard. I can’t figure out hardly none of them. The ones that look easy seem to get closed??? Can someone tell the reason? Here are some examples of puzzles ...
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A Far Eastern Poem

You insist I should take one Ten I shall take as I won. Tendencies are like a corpse Fire spreads over entire course. Fighting as they found a hole Bamboos grow on land as whole. Bamboozling, I take ...
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This clock is wrong 🕗

My clock is broken, and I can't tell what time it is. Can you help me? Hints
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Supernumerariness

What word goes in the box with the question mark?
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A Puzzling Easter Egg Hunt

What follows here is a little Easter Egg hunt I've pulled together for you all this year. Ultimately, you need to discover a single word of four letters in length which will be revealed by the puzzle ...
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Two different colors

The answer to this puzzle is a word.
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Mysterious Deaths, or is it just a well known attack?

Last week you were promoted to the position of Sergeant Head Detective of Australia, which basically means the best detective in Australia. Its January 2019, and you wake up ready for your new job. ...
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A pretty binary grid 👾

What will I be doing this weekend? For convenience, I'm also providing the grid in text form:
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Sequence Puzzle - First Question of 42

Professor Tera was walking on Connecticut Road, where there are some public restrooms. Tera saw some students standing in a row. They seemed to be playing a game called Evolution. And it looked like ...
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Decipher this message for instructions to decipher this message

NINTH UNDUE COMICAL BURGER CUTLETS SLITS TURTLE REGRESS SORTS PROPHET SQUATS PUPPY ANGINA DUDS SKUNK TIGHT ODD TERSE COLONEL DIVED SOON AREA DIARIST SKUNK DREAD HASH RENTER DOWDY MAMAS GURGLE PORPOISE ...
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Mystery instruction manual

My uncle recently passed away* and it fell to me to sort through all his papers. Most things I came across were just old documents, bills, manuals, private correspondence, maps... that kind of thing. ...
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Only seven in total

The answer to this puzzle is 10 letters long.
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A mathematical term

The answer to this puzzle is a one word answer. Use this to get the answer: 51 12 31 23 22 43 21 52 11 41 32 42
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The Cryptic Tower

You stand before a cryptic tower. On a locked door of crumbling stone is a strange cipher. The text is partially obscured by mold-covered cracks: HOLLDW SILENCE BOUNLER WASFUS There are several ...
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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 is ...
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Who's Missing? (A metapuzzle)

Task Solve the sub-puzzles to enable you to solve the meta-puzzle at the end. Partial answers contributing to the overall solve are welcome (but, of course, do try to answer as much as you can!). ...
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Definition Resolution

Your final answer(s) should be thematic.
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Everything needed to solve this cipher is on Puzzling Stack Exchange [closed]

5444 ---> lcxxfy 1906 ---> pstbqjilj 1582 ---> tcxvbpixrpejooat 1431 ---> dohhsfb 888 ---> uvqta 605 ---> noacomputers 618 ---> ylibz 425 ---> ...
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Fire and Vengeance

"Daring" Ashe surveyed the towering structures and stagnant open spaces of the Temple of the Giraffes, licking her lips. On a previous expedition she'd sneaked away a bejewelled treasure, ...
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Allegedly legible lexical ledger

Can you figure out what's going on here? ...
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Hiding in plain sight

Look closely at this piece of abstract art. A word is hidden in plain sight...
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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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Some say, obsessed

The final answer consist of 11 letters and i'm looking for a name! After you find the answer to the puzzle above, use this (to get the final answer): 107 71 Hint1 Hint2
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A Sporting Scandal?

It was the final of the world-renowned cricket tournament - the Cinders (not to be mistaken for the Ashes). The Owls were comfortably the favourites. They were unbeaten in the last 4 years, whereas ...
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Op. 5 Cacophony in C

The whole gang's here... except for one. Who's missing? https://soundcloud.com/nordus-rex/op-5-cacophony-in-c
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Relations between Da Vinci's codices and a piece of text

I'm playing a puzzle game called boxentriq and in level 19 there is the following text: Launder, a cat insult, forbids flight, add I Mr "Secret Eli", a nub sir! Find book number five. with ...
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When will I see my friend?

My friend and I both sing in the choir of our local episcopal church, but our choir director is really strict. He doesn't like people talking much. At our last rehearsal, right at the end of a break, ...
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The naughty friend and the mysterious note

A total of 10 friends came to my house for a party. Halfway through the party, while we were having dinner, I noticed only 9 friends present in the dining room. A few minutes later, the missing ...
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Each, to the rest

Try find the answer of the puzzle below. Hint1 EDIT: I made a mistake. It's corrected now. But I had to change the letter grid and the final answer. Also, I added another "?" just to be ...
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Secret decoder ring

I was digging in my dad's trunk and I found some sort of 1940s secret decoder ring. Not quite sure how it works, but anyway, one of the lines has become almost illegible (#T#######). Can someone ...
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Political Bantering Puzzle

Simply Puns Or Cryptic Clues In BOLD: Sitting atop a tall chair in the garden, one English Politician P was having his Evening Beverage, His American Neighbour N was asking "Our Admiral can write ...
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Challenge on ASCII Codes

My friend shared a challenge puzzle with me but I don't have any idea how to solve it. I believe that it's related to ASCII characters.
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My Curious Music Box

I have an exceptional music box. I can put words inside it. But not all. Here are some of what this curious box admits: Relation Abomination Sofa Umbrella Antidote Gasoline Desire Can you deduce ...
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Puzzle with a wrong solution

I finished this word puzzle, but I don't think I solved it correctly. Can you help me fix it?
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Not the way I usually look like

The answer to this puzzle is... well, you'll notice!
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What's the last number in my wordy number sequence?

I have a wordy number sequence, partially shown below: $ {1, 45.2548, 1262.6650, 32768, 390625, 10077696, 282475249, 3037000499.976, 31381059609, ... }$ Can you find the last number in the sequence? ...
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---Lights out---

Little puzzle. Instructions: all don't repeat Hint Hint2
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Should You Take the Pill?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms Your head is throbbing like mad. You try to get your bearings as you look around the laboratory. Shattered beakers and spilled chemicals are ...
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Hidden message in rap text: "Yo Gandhi, Dupe Bounce!"

A rapper released a teaser for his upcoming track, claiming it's some deep stuff. Here's the image he uploaded, which appear to be part of the lyrics: It appears to be saying "YO GANDHI DUPE ...
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What is a Fun Puzzle?

What is a Fun Puzzle? I was curious to learn what makes a puzzle Fun so that I could devote my time to only working on Fun Puzzles. With that goal in mind, I set out to make a list of Fun and Not Fun ...
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Zookeeping: a puzzling job

Your final answer should answer the question above.
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You see what I am a part of every day, yet you never see me! What am I?

You see what I am a part of every day, yet you never see me! What am I? Some clues? A5: The big, flying GG around me. B3: Red, yellow, green or blue will all work. B4: Hit my head too hard :( (It's my ...
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The Dispute at the Milky Way Restaurant

Fifteen related guests visited a restaurant and got into an argument about who was the greatest among them. To settle the dispute, they asked the owner to decide. He thought for a moment, then said “...
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Pythonic Purity Puzzle

You are looking for a ten-letter word. Perfection is displayed not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. ...
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Where is Rodney Waddler?

My friend Rodney Waddler is currently travelling around Europe. Over the course of eight days, he intends to visit eight different European capital cities - one each day. On Day 1, Rodney sent me the ...
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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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A Small Piece Of The Puzzle

These images seem a bit off, don't you think? The answer will be one word.
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Hole community (HU)

Try make sense of the image below. Answer: 2 3 1 3 1 2

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