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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I love stars - a cryptic message

7E579O3L57K4782W1H3SXOBDJFLBF8D86MRQV4UA38OHQ25XE793W7QUOXW23KGE009AR97GFKB3DJB5HCY249PYMASA2YJOFDQDMA1PKC Textual form of above: cyan = 0, 3, 7, 8, A, E, F, M, O, ...
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Where is the pilot flying to? (Second destination)

After a very close call the last time he was making a flight for the mafia, Barry received a new set of orders for his next flight. The Don really loved his creative little puzzles, and Barry knew ...
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Back at the PSE headquarters

Roaming through the PSE building I come across a solid steel door. Above the door is a sign saying “Astrodome R”. I had no idea this place delved into astronomy. Below this sign is a painting of sorts:...
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A fairy tale in a golden toy

Once upon a time, long long ago, in the days when good stories were far more beautiful and far harder to come by, a king was asked by his spoilt but beloved princess daughter to give her a fairy tale. ...
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Another bird-brained puzzle

A few days ago, this lovely community helped me track down my ornithologist birdbrain of a partner. Today, I've lost him again, and it might be a little tougher to find him! After all, he’s very ...
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Grandpa's crazy math. Another Grandpa Mystery

Grandpa says : " Bit of a stretch but-- 2.72 = 1000 x 10000 Is he crazy or genius?
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Billy Leg's Secret Treasure!

Billy has been following a treasure hunt since he moved. Now, he's stumped! He just uncovered a clue: CLUE: )?006¶5*) 6)05*† )- Where does he go now? Hint 1: ...
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What are your Initial Impressions?

What are the letters in capitals below hinting at and what is their theme? RDDHIKGHBRMH Good luck! 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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My friend's letter

I received a letter from a friend yesterday, and thought I would share it here. Here's what it said: I hope you're keeping well. It was nice to hear from you the other day. I finally figured out your ...
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Playing with a chess cipher

Alice and Bob both love encryption, and Alice loves to play chess. Unfortunately, Bob isn't very good at chess, so he doesn't think it's very fair to have to play the game for real. So instead of ...
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A three-step puzzle

To figure out who I am, start by holding hands with my twin, then go up one floor and come back down. Then you'll have to take a deep breath and drop down three stories - you'll be fine if you don't ...
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A winding selection of people leading to El Sid

UL R S ET As a boy, killed a dog and replaced it His uncle, the king for "but one year" Hold his storyteller's daughter, whose appearance made her ...
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Never Completed Game - Difficult Riddle

The seventeenth of the primes. Its twin is twentynine. Po. Let’s drive. Bye, Alfonsín. Add seven triangular. Sweet. It named the Valley. This riddle is taken from https://www.nevercompletedgame....
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What is the event's name?

Question. What is the event's name? Answer is the word. Hint 1
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Travelling straight forward, but not in a straightforward way

I started with Romania on my north side, and Hungary to my east, and from those borders I kept travelling as far southwest as I could, never turning. Which country did I end up in? Hint 1 (after the ...
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Jail-Maze Crescendo: On charting a dot-path home

You wake up and find yourself lying on a cold, stone floor. Every part of you aches after your fall through the trapdoor. Ahead of you stands a wooden door, beyond which lies the labyrinth. Your ...
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How do my numbers work?

Yesterday, September (1001111 1010000 1011110), I went to the bowling alley with seven of my friends from Carnegie Mellon University -- est. (1010100 0000100 1010100 1111001 1111000 1111001 1111001 ...
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Mysterious message from the NoSlaves™ Calculator Co

So my son is starting to show an interest in mathematics, and being the awesome dad that I am, I decided to buy him a basic calculator. Being the cheapskate that I am, I ordered the cheapest one I ...
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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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Aliens have crashed on Earth. Please help them!

Year is 2050. Aliens have been discovered and is now acknowledged as a friendly species towards humans. They now comes for regular visits on Earth and has a friendly relation towards humans. One day, ...
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What's my number riddle

The first and the last of the days of the week, I and Ζ they are numbers in Latin and Greek. In N and in P, and period and group, Of them I consist and I always have been But now in my name, what ...
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How to Trap Your Moderator

You have locked your least favorite moderator behind a 27x27 Sudoku... Now you regret, but you have forgotten how to solve the puzzle... CSV version: ...
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Make the statement true!

You need to add a single line and make the statement true $5+5=5$ All the numbers are made by matchsticks.
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Voynich Manuscript

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. Link to relevant xkcd. The Voynich Manuscript is a book, dated to the 15th century, written in undeciphered script and full of odd, ...
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Squares related to circles [closed]

Fibonacci numbers, circles, squares; everything is connected in the digital world. Can you make two squares from a circle? Seven decimals should be accurate enough. Which two numbers am I seeking? I ...
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An odd combo-puzzle! (Franken-puzzle?)

Here's what you get: Body needs to be 30 characters! :):)
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9 students, 9 clues, 1 solution

There were 24 students in a science class. As a challenge, the teacher pulled 9 of those kids, and told them they needed to order themselves in a specific way, but not tell anyone exactly why they ...
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Grandpa's last laugh

To say my grandfather was eccentric is like saying water is wet - technically incorrect, but close enough that nobody really cares. I suppose in lieu of a better word "eccentric" will do. In ...
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What does this program suffer from?

A program named Lxndr.exe along with a readme.txt suddenly appeared on my desktop. The readme reads I think I show some ...
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In the spirit of simultaneous equations

Solve the following word/letter/number equations: For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear ...
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Weird and complex puzzle that we need help with

So basically this is a complex deep web puzzle and we're pretty much stuck at it right now as we don't have any idea what this is about, any help will be aprreciated (the attached images are the ...
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Rabbit's favorite beverage

Your best friend, the rabbit, was coming out of his burrow one morning and you happened to be nearby! "Good morning, friend!" said the rabbit. "Good morning!" "I've got a ...
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What is my landlord's second job?

My landlord is a little eccentric. Every time he visits my flat for inspection, he places a seed in the kitchen just before he leaves. What is my landlord's second job?
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Secret message in a birthday email

A coworker sent this message around on his birthday. Apparently it has a secret message. Here is the exact email body: Good morning FakeCorp, I am turning 25 today so I'm offering loads of tasty ...
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How and Why did the Matador fly?

Fredo the Matador went out for his last perfomance and he wanted to make it spectacular. Andre the Bull was the most dangerous of all. Before he entered the arena he turned to his disciple. 'If I die ...
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The mystery keyboard - what was the message?

Inspiration for this puzzle Here is a picture of my actual computer keyboard. I posted it here originally. https://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/questions/23760/i-like-my-computer-keyboard-but-the-...
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Note of greetingth

A friend of mine thent me thith note. He'th a little bit thy and often preferth to thend a metthage rather than thay thomething in perthon, even if it'th quite thort, and thometimeth amutheth himthelf ...
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Meet me at the fence

Your trickster friend asked you to meet him at... the fence: He also gave you this: husztyrotzltnlm-uipi.ltpnstcah-g:/o/eeS/mrE You are wary of this practical ...
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Peter Rise was a wanted man.. how did he escape?

This is my first puzzle like this, so I hope you enjoy. It may be simple to experienced solvers, but I'm hoping it's a challenge to some. Peter Rise was a wanted man. He was always causing havoc. He ...
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Rainbow Road Rabbit Hole

Question: Who is in first place? It's difficult to add hints in the puzzle itself given its nature so I'll try to add some notes here as text instead. Red: [Solved] Orange: [Solved] Yellow:
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Family vacation!​

You and your family are taking a vacation planned by your parents, famous violinists! But they also love cryptography and give you a chance to figure out where you are going beforehand! They sent you ...
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Discover the wizard's weakness

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Lunch with my travel agent

JeremyDover: Pat, thanks for taking me out to lunch today. Pat: Very glad to do it! I know you've been mad at me lately. Maybe the flag thing was a bit much? JeremyDover: Not really mad, just a bit ...
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Help! My avatar is covered in puzzle

I accidentally dropped my avatar in puzzle, and now it has puzzle all over it! Could you please help me recover my avatar? Hint:
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Design of enigmatic puzzles

I've been trying to practice my enigmatic puzzle design skills, since these are the kinds of puzzles you find in many video games. (That is, puzzles in games don't often come with explicit ...
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The Mark of the Beast

Legend has it that the Mark of the Beast is the number 666. As a legendary puzzler yourself, you know that this is not the case. As your deductions have revealed, this is the Mark of the Beast: So, ...
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Equally shaped words

QUAFF . TINT . SHEET . WORLD . SAME . GRAPH SNUBS - LOSS - LETTER - CRATER - WRYLY - KIWI There's a strange sort of equivalence between these two sets of words. I'm sure it boils down to a single word,...
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Grading quizzes… except words this time!

So, you may remember that I’m a professor of Awesomeness at the prestigious Ad Hoc University! This time, I assigned my students a quiz where they have to determine how I scored a word. Once again, I ...

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