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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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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E​l​u​c​idation

Your final answer should describe the legibility of this puzzle.
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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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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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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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M᠎ini​m​alis᠎m᠎

Your final answer should describe the puzzle (more or less).
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What's longer than an hour and shorter than a minute?

What's longer than an hour and shorter than a minute? The puzzle is NOT about counting letters in a word (h/t @Carl) To verify your answer, or to help to answer, you can use the following hints:
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A device he have a great interest in

A group of friends challenged Mark, the brightest among them, to an escape room challenge (two rooms). They know Mark have a wide range of knowledge. But for this one they thought even the bright Mark ...
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A heavenly puzzle

If you manage to figure out the solving method to this puzzle below, then it should lead you to a 7-letter word. Hint1: Good luck!
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Poem of the ball

Your ball is not it It is not yours We love bras Bras are nothing Bras define who we Are and shows it Are not who we Bras are not French It can be used on spas Gems, but not French What cup size do we ...
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“Multiplication” Problems

This was originally going to be featured in a puzzle compilation I'm planning, but it was swapped out for a different idea I had. The answer is an English word. Are you able to solve the equations ...
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,,sɹǝʇʇǝnoɹᴉԀ,,

The answer to this puzzle is a number. For the color blind, here are the colors of all characters in the grid: ...
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A class. puzzle

These three parts are in correct order but can be solved independently. Two of them are initials and one is an anagram name. The answer to this puzzle is... well, you'll notice :) Good luck! For the ...
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The Warlock's Will

Your master, the great Warlock William the Wide, has recently passed away. In his will, he left you a crystal box with a grid of squares and names on top and a note: The note reads: You are ...
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Chess A Knight's Journey

You'll need to know about: A game that has existed for over 1500 years A game that doesn't exist ♞ → I → II → III → ... Answer = Xxxxxxxxx
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Finally. Took me a while

The answer to this puzzle is a single word. Hint1
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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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The Jade Rabbit's present

The Jade Rabbit hopped up to Chang'e with a plain white box. "I've got a present for you!" "Another elixir of life?" the immortal moon goddess sighed. "I've lived through so ...
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The Pub Quiz and the Passion

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage...a day or two late. Oops. Your local pub has an interesting way to show their pub quiz questions--sixteen televisions in a four-by-...
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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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The Puzzling Free-to-Play Escape Room, naturally!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms Without revealing too much, knowledge of geek culture and/or superb Google skills are required for this puzzle. Coming from an anime ...
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Find the quotes

Lang's teacher gave a piece of paper to Lang and said to him, "Three good quotes are written here. But you have to achieve them through some difficulties". The following was written in the ...
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Help me find the 6-letter password!

Help me find the password! All stories in this puzzle are fictions. Once I was checking my old notes, and found a small chest with a 6-letter lock and 4 strange papers. Paper #1 inventor a b d h t m ...
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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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Try to solve the “Mexican Puzzle”?

Can you solve this puzzle I created last week?
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Lost and Found᠎

Your final answer should find what I lost.
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R᠎e᠎d᠎u᠎n᠎d᠎ancy

Your final answer should answer the question "What is something you could get after solving this puzzle?"
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Please check my math homework!

Could someone please check my math homework? 2 + 2 = 5 4 × 6 = 12 62 = 24 85 - 42 = 20 √961 = 13 43 = 49 93 modulo 7 = 16 143 ÷ 13 = 4 I think I did it well... Note: This is a puzzle.
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Champion, with a smirk

The answer to this puzzle is a 16-letter sentence. Good luck! Text version of the letter grids: ...
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Excavation Study

Layer by layer, we continue our journey to the center. Excavation area (in order) Excavation plans Expect plenty of overlap! Answer is a thematic word phrase. Text transcription of the excavation ...
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Need help with an online puzzle from m4tr1x.ws

I found this online riddle at m4tr1x.ws, but now I am stuck. It seems you need to gain deeper and deeper access to this virtual Matrix-style computer system. First you need to create an account via ...
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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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Bishop Wilberforce's Unsolved Riddle

Thought you guys might enjoy this -- an unsolved riddle from the 1800s. Story and contents of puzzle have been copy pasted from here: Bishop Samuel (“Soapy Sam”) Wilberforce, who once famously ...
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This escape room was terrible! Did I do something wrong?

Someone told me that I should put a link to Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms... whatever that is, sure. PSE, I need your help. I just got back from the worst escape room experience I've ...
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They say, from aperire

The answer to this puzzle consists of 10 letters and is of the form ____ ____ From smallest to largest, row by row Row 1: K.A b. Row 2: W.M b. Row 3: H.S b. Row 4: N.M.B b. Row 5: G.M b.
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Bob's unnecessary trip to the shops

Alice and Bob live in London, UK. On a Friday, as per usual, Bob leaves for work before Alice. At lunchtime he receives a WhatsApp message from his friend Charles: Sorry to cancel on you last week (...
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A Somewhat Foolish Poem

Your task is to solve the Sudoku and complete the missing words in the following poem. Classic Sudoku: Each row column and box contains the digits 1-9. XV-rules: Digits separated by V must add to 5. ...
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Red Herring Redherring

Red herring redherringredh Redherri ngredh Red herrIng red HErrING reD heRring Red herRing rED herrINg REDHERRING rEd HErring reD HerRing Red hERriNg Red herring Red HerrIng rED hErrInG reD HerrIng ...
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Cities and Countries : One matches and others don't

"So here is a table of five cities and five countries", said Grandpa. "With my logic, one city is perfectly matched to the country in the same row. Other four are not. Can you ...
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Polly O'Mino's Hexcellent Adventure

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #52: Polyominoes. I had heard that my good friend Ingrid Deduction was back in town, so I popped round to her apartment today, only to find she'd got herself a ...
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The Rotated Crossword

This rotated crossword works just the same as a regular crossword. Only exception being that, after you've found the solution to a clue, you don't put this word directly into the grid. Instead, you ...
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Troubling Triples

The points appear to be connected, but in the end, we should have worked under aqueous conditions. Substance Temperature (K) Pressure (kPa) Acetylene 173.1 26.6 Ammonia 109.5 21.9 Argon 115.8 74.1 ...
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Progress Towards Insanity

When the fever starts to spread this year, you're gonna need to call an expert! FERUPTEMEFVOLCANIMEFMATERIAMEFINVOLVEMEFIMEFAMEFINDOOMEFCHILDRENMEFGAMME ...
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PSE Assessment Exam

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #27: Treasure-Hunt... Welcome to the PSE Assessment Exam! This exam is designed to assess your aptitude, knowledge and experience as a high profile member of ...
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The wellerman's lost treasure puzzle

You are hunting for the lost treasure of the Weller brothers, hidden in a pirate cave somewhere - when you finally find the treasure however, it's locked behind a door at the back of a room in the ...
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The Blue Periodic Puzzle

This puzzle follows from the Purple Periodic Puzzle and Green Periodic Puzzle (these puzzles are solved independently). Yet another periodic table has been uncovered and hides a secret word. Can you ...
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Enigmatic flags mashup

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags The answer is a sentence. Hint 0 before the bounty expires (the length of the words in the answer). Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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The Sinister Toy

My name is Gabee and I live in Nebraska. Now, my friend Ito R. Caxti and I have thousands of like-new toys. So, um, Tue. eve we stopped at a mall where plastic pet giraffes rested in an aisle. “We ...
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A Puzzling Playlist

My friend loves puzzles, and one day I walked into her room while she was listening to music. I asked what she was listening to, and she listed off the albums in her playlist: Accustomed to Nothing - ...
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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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