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 Last Chess Game

Mr. Squares left you his property. You discover a mysterious chest locked with a seven-letter combination lock. Looking at the dusty thing, you notice an engraved checkerboard. You remember that he ...
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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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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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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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Where is the large cook promotion?

The time is 8:59 or ... Where is the large cook promotion? 3,4,2 Partial answers are welcome. A complete answer will use/explain all of the above.
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A Trivial Pursuit #25: Meta-Analysis

This is the final part of A Trivial Pursuit, a 25-part puzzle hunt. Having solved the previous 24 sub-puzzles in this series, you have managed to find 24 keywords that will help you extract the ...
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A mysterious importance

These words. They have a poetry to them, do they not? A mystical or religious significance? Perhaps they were born of the fundamental, ancient stuff of reality, from water or metal. Or maybe just ...
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An incomplete grid

The task is to complete the grid below by placing the correct figure in the bottom left cell. Explain why it's correct and... ...BTW try your hardest to solve it and stop only if you can't continue.
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**Hidden symbols**

What's hidden in the puzzle below? ...
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Can you see the figure?

What 4-word phrase does the grid represents? ...
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Can you find Redrum's Pirate Treasure?

Redrum is a Dutch pirate and when he set foot on an unhabited island he lost his treasure. Or as the Dutch call it his "Schat". Can you figure out what his treasure/"schat" is? ...
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GoneToNajIsSquat

There is a riddle whose answer is one word only. My friend, who loves puzzles, gave this to me. Riddle: GoneToNajIsSquatAndSmellLetsTryShellSomeZooAJockShisSunThatSangAHlnt My guess: If you combine ...
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Focus on the PAIRS of letters

Replace the question marks with the correct letters and explain what two-word noun this puzzle is about. ...
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Can you guess what friend I'm imagining?

What character am I thinking of? I just imagined that instead of solving puzzles, I could make friends by making my own. BONUS:
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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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It is coming soon!

What would be great right now? (The answer is a phrase)!
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What did he become after the New Year?

Try your best to solve the puzzle below GOOD LUCK! Famous Disney character missing a dog and er… a kitchen utensil? (3) Half an Apple, empty, without hydrogen makes the sun shine! (6) He likes to zap ...
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"H--- and k-----"

Something has been replaced by question marks. Find what's been replaced and then tell me what the two rows stand for. Hint 1:
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Brian Chen's Splash 2016 hunt #5

This puzzle is the fifth one from Brian Chen's Splash 2016 hunt. I thought I can solve it but stuck at the last step (maybe). Here is the whole puzzle: Transcript: There are ten buildings: a cabin, ...
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Numbers and Lines

You stumble upon this puzzle in the newspaper, composed of only lines and numbers. 13—17 13—84 13—113 17—117 34—53 53—115 82—84 113—17 117—113 Unfortunately, you're a bit stuck. You call upon your ...
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Vinegar on Caesar Salad

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2013 MIT Aquarium Hunt #1

The puzzle is Alter Rival from 2013 Aquarium Hunt. Every article or post I found tells me it is a fairly easy puzzle. The answer of the puzzle: What I tried: I noticed the capitalized letters at ...
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Is this a real quote?

One of my cheekier students recently put this quote in an essay they wrote: "Art is the... bow* I aim, a UK air-bus I fly. Art was oui, no?" - Samuel Endeavour I can't find any online ...
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Racecar Maniac #3

Attribution: Inspired by Racetrack in Ben Orlin's Math Games with Bad Drawings You are a racecar maniac. Previously, you went to Antarctica and even the Plains Biome. Now, you decided to ...
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A co--ection of images

What movie title from 2002 is hidden below?
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Few enigmatic puzzles [closed]

?, 63264, 12825, 65121, 02420, 48409 REDYPS, Y = ? 8, 33, 5 : X, II, ? Gods in space (7 letters) = 51151 = 8812, 22334 = 8459, 99111 = 2110910, 27772 = ?
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2016 MIT Aquarium Hunt #3

This is puzzle #3, Quantum of Solitude, from the 2016 MIT Aquarium hunt. I've managed to solve the meta puzzle without finishing this particular puzzle. I haven't found any solutions for this hunt ...
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Racecar Maniac #2

Attribution: Inspired by Racetrack in Ben Orlin's Math Games with Bad Drawings You are a racecar maniac. Previously, you have decided that Antarctica is the nicest place to race your car, so of ...
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Back Word Puzzle [closed]

There's a puzzle given to my friend by his professor. Answer is one real word only. Puzzle: ifhgormt Clue: "Sometimes you have to go forward by going backwards" zyx..
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Yes, but... where am I?

Emergency services recently received a puzzling distress call from someone claiming to be lost: Hint A: Caller: Hello? Can you hear me? Responder: Yes, I can hear you. What's your situation? Caller: ...
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Why, crystal ball? Why?

I stare deep into my crystal ball, allowing it to reflect myself, to encompass everything of who I am. Through my reflection on its surface, I gaze into its misty, murky depths, hoping to catch a ...
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Racecar Maniac #1

(If all goes well this will become a series.) Attribution: Inspired by Racetrack in Ben Orlin's Math Games with Bad Drawings You are a racecar maniac. You have decided that antarctica is the nicest ...
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Finding the Ring of Truth

Tips: First, wait on others. Remember: overlap is chaff. The answer is a 7-letter word.
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Sny's Snabdec Puzzles

Heavily inspired by ABDEC. For each level below (40 total), connect the squares. Each level has a unique solution. New mechanics are introduced, but will remain backwards-compatible (that is, previous ...
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A puzzle missing completion

Your task is to somehow convert the puzzle below to a list of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, in correct order. Everything you need to know is there. Good luck!
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The First Gate: Why So Tense?

Greetings fellow puzzlers and puzzled alike! I’ve concocted a little puzzle for you all... Well little may be an understatement, but I'll come back to that. Before starting, you should know that the ...
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another rotten puzzle

Transcript: ...
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Hail to Pnrfne!

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What should I call this poker hand with a straight?

Hmmm, looks like a good hand... I'm certain I can make a straight out of this! What should I call it? (6 2 8)
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Filling a 5x5x5 grid

Inspired by this. On each line to the left is the position of a word, and to the right is the "snyptic clue" not a cryptic clue (duh) for the word, along with the word's length. The 5x5x5 ...
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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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Reading 2424 in Japanese

Celebrating twenty-four! The answer is numerical. Hint: Ambiguous Hint:
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THIS mux be EASY!

Here's a hint: my favorite color is yellow.
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World Puzzling Competition #2: bobby's transformation

Previously: This year, you were invited to attend the WPC, otherwise known as the World Puzzling Competition. The organizers also seem to suggest that there will be a 50 reputation bounty for every ...
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World Puzzling Competition #1: the beginning

This year, you were invited to attend the WPC, otherwise known as the World Puzzling Competition. The World Puzzling Competition is attended by the 88088 users of PSE (as per writing of the draft) all ...
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Exclusively Rare Puzzle

Solve this exclusively rare enigmatic-puzzle.
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Which country am I from?

Which country am I from? You have all the information you need inside the following picture. Hint:
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A Shocking Revelation

Name Who to Shock (Electrically): David Ingram Anne Garcia Robert Ortiz Teresa Smith Edward Vasquez Elizabeth Nguyen
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Convolution (Literally)

Decode the following message. Hint: Additional hint:
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Surely it's just scenery

Surely it's just scenery... EDIT: tag added, hopefully this remains non-trivial.

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