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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Twelve Labours - Conclusion

This puzzle is the FINAL part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, and contains spoilers for previous instalments, which can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | ...
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Find the lowest floor from which Venus eggs break [duplicate]

Venus gave you two eggs because she wants to test their strength. She lives in a 100 floor building and she wants to find the first floor above which the eggs break when thrown out of the window. ...
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A Knitted Puzzle

All handmade! Answer is a thematic word. Click here for colorblind assistance (regions with similar colors are indicated).
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What game am I?

Can you work out what game I am? (My original puzzle): Head hung low in… (5) - Best card of the deck (3) Written much by peer and shakes, often read for the love it makes (6) - Certainly not pretty ...
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Emblem gestures

Another puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. Just monochrome this time I'm afraid. Enjoy! Final answer: (3, 4, 5)
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What will you do for this country? [closed]

Suppose 70% of people in a country of 100 crore population loses their jobs. What will you do to provide a steady income($10/day as per current value)those people who lost their jobs?
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No Burglars Allowed

Thief! Thief! He took my rock!                             &...
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“When the Romans counted the entirety of their whole army, their sum was greater than the value of this.” [closed]

I came across this site and you all seem really smart so I was possibly hoping you could help me. I have this puzzle and I can't work it out, does anyone has a clue or answer? When the Romans ...
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A twisted enigma

What is special about this? It's the only example I could find. Is it a miniature meal? An old calculating device?
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What's the girl's name?

Here is what happened: He sailed along 25 reefs, passing 1 chameleon, in order to see her sweet bosoms. What's her name? Hint: Hint 2:
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A man, a plan, a canal

Another puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. This one is initially easy but (I think) subsequently hard. Enjoy! Final answer: (1,5,2,4) Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4:
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Twelve Labours - #11 Hesper's Hypermarket

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 His business ...
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The sign unseen

Another puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. Enjoy! Final answer: (7)
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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 phrase. Text transcript of the excavation area (...
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Puzzling is a Forte of Mine

(Click image for larger size) Answer is a two-word phrase. Text transcript of the clues (for copy-paste purposes) ...
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Call Me at This Number

Come play with me in chat if you know my word! ...
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Twelve Labours - #10 Meat Monster

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 The next stop on ...
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The Root is Constantly Changing

A negative sign is not a Peanuts character! -264.66409225 -462.71021449 -20.60615236 -21.38877504 -92.13888121 -213.77948944 -58.14977536 -276.29420841 -242.07314569 -276.16789489 ...
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The Digit Gambit

A puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. Enjoy! Final answer: (3, 6) Hint
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Troubling Triples

The points appear to be connected, but in the end, we should have worked under aqueous conditions. $$ \begin{array}{|l|c|c|} \hline \textbf{Substance} & \textbf{Temperature (K)} & \...
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Periodic Shifting Lock

I'm a delivery agent for UPS. On the package, I've been given instructions to drop off the package at a mail reception building accessible only through a "Periodic Shifting Lock," which I assume means ...
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Unlock The Mystery

load-bearer jailer poultry primate rider bologna Hi guys! Sorry I've been away for so long; hope you enjoy this brief little puzzle.
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Twelve Labours - #09 House of Hippolyta

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 The House of Hippolyta ...
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A Boring Lecture - ft. Eggs, Donuts & Pills

You were yawning at your seat, being forced to attend this will-be-boring lecture by an always-boring teacher… “Good morning class, today, we’ll look into the use of different materials. ...
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Love and Sandwiches

I'm from the Bay Area, but if I forget my order number when I make whichever one... then I'll be very rile-y! $$ \begin{array}{|c|} \hline \\ \bbox[purple]{\begin{array}{c}\\\quad\quad\huge\mathbb{...
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Problems on Graphs

I want to test if someone with no experience in Graph Theory can solve my Problems involving Graphs. If you do know some Graph Theory I'd appreciate if you let me know in your answer. They do not ...
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A Layered Problem

This is my own work. If you would like to see examples of similar problems, to help you understand what to do please see my other posts. (e.g. What's the question to this and what is its answer?)
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What's the question to this and what is its answer?

I do not want to verbally tell you what the question is. However I do want to non-verbally tell you, by showing you some simpler problems in the spoiler below. Please do not spoil the "question" of ...
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56198 and 57494

What special property is shared by 56198 and 57494 and no others?
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McGraw said in grinning eerie manner

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Twelve Labours - #06 Stymphalian Beards

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 Hercules looked down at his to-do list ...
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Puzzle Hunt 03: As a bat

This is part three in my clichéd treasure island puzzle series. The story carries directly on from part two. Part one is here. There may be a bit of a gap before part 4 as I'm running out of ideas :) ...
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A slightly normal puzzle

I found a very odd puzzle some time ago. I thought it was interesting, when I realized it was my own puzzle! Somehow I had no memory of creating it. Well, it turns out that I also created another ...
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What is this saying?

<=19 B: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, ... P: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X ... AB: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...
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A little wish to you

Ale. Hope this helps. Answer is one word.
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ǝlzznd ppo ʎɹǝʌ ɐ

You received a message. It was as follows: ...
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Density type puzzle 7

Another puzzle in the spirit of this puzzle. It was simple to make, but perhaps less simple to solve. We shall see. Enjoy! Final answer: (7)
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Going up in flames

A scream! I rushed up the alley towards the yellow light oozing through the mist, pulling my greatcoat around me. As I neared, a man stumbled into me, clutching at a bloody wound in his stomach. He ...
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What's the link?

2 -> Sudoku 30 -> Tic Tac Toe 33 -> Rubik's Cube 39 -> 2048 100 -> Sudoku 143 -> Seven Bridges of Königsberg 269 -> Magic Hexagon 323 -> Rubik's Cube 27914 -> The Finger Game 49755 -> Russian ...
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Density type puzzle 6

Another puzzle in the spirit of this puzzle. No RGB tricks or distractions. Enjoy! Final answer: (7, 6, 11)
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Dots in Squares

What pattern could be placed in the last square to complete the sequence? This image from https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W0A2E2GIwi6mq9b94FzA7PhfXCae-VPB/view originally created by Daniel ...
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Never mind… Just go AFAYC

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Puzzle Hunt 02: Echoes of Change

This is part two in my clichéd treasure island puzzle series. The story carries directly on from part one. You take an incredulous look at the map. spoiler for part one "That's a bit of a cliché. "...
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What kind of help does he need?

Old newspaper ad: "Handler of purple cows needed on farm. Leave a message on lj36@dropmail.me or call (31)725-618171421" What does he need help with? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 ...
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Puzzle Hunt 01: A cliched treasure map

This is my first puzzle, but strongly influenced in style by the type of puzzles you see monthly at Puzzled Pint. If you are fortunate enough to live in a city where they are hosted, I would really ...
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I'm a respectable predator (?, 7, 9, 7)

My head hurts... I feel like I'm missing something. "Avoid notes" starts with the left heading, reportedly. Ends firsts, like extremely terrifyingly impressively clearly plainly solved: ...
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Look who's talking?

Can you tell me who's talking... ...and what is she trying to tell us? Hint:
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Double features: The wrap-up

This puzzle is the final part of the Double feature series (first part here). Note: This answers gives away the answers to previous puzzles. The answers to the twelve Double feature puzzles are ...
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Hikers in Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Hello, it's me, again today, With some new clues for us to play. When hikers go hiking during Halloween, There's always a cool thing, a little green. So here ...
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Capital Punishment - The Clock is Ticking

A little spooky teaser for the coming Halloween... A minor tag that suits but can't be put in due to the tag limit is omitted. Hints: 1 2 3 4 5