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 special character

You and your friends are playing a computer game (numpad to move!) and need to unlock a special character! To do so, the game has given you a clue and a dialog box to enter the codeword. If you get ...
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With a - and +, I am to the left

With a - and +, I am to the left. With a switch, I am a name. With 2 I have fixed. With a -, I am 0. With 0, I run. What am I?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the event's name?

Question. What is the event's name? Answer is the word. Hint 1
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Discover the wizard's weakness

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Disarray and Organization: a virtual mosaic puzzle

I created this mosaic, which references a country I like to visit in my spare time. What country is that?
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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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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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Puzzling SE not loading?

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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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Not quite binary

Your friend, the Kentucky telemarketer from this question, wants to meet you for a cool field trip! She could have just told you where to go... but that would be too easy, right? Instead, she left you ...
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In a few seconds their job is done and so are they [closed]

“You know these little devils? Only a few inches tall and slender. Billions of them- everywhere. Homes, offices, restaurants, airports even airplanes.” Said Grandpa sipping on his masala chai. “They ...
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Silent Chinese Whispers

There is an advanced course for experienced lip-readers who want to become intructors. If they qualify, they will teach lip-reading classes themselves. All the participants in this course-for-...
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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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B​ee​p-b​oo​p!​ What's my animal?

Your friend who works at a telemarketing company loves leaving little codes for you all over the place! Today, she left an especially confusing piece of paper taped to your desk! ...
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An interesting,scary and an old riddle

One night I was visiting a friend of mine . I didn't visit him for a long time , though he was a very old friend . We had the following conversation :- Friend :- I am very happy to see you my friend !...
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Where is the pilot flying to?

Barry is a pilot for the mafia. Due to his unique cargo, his employers have to give him his destination in code. Everywhere he has flown, from Edmonton to Frankfurt to Atlanta has had an international ...
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Captain Clumsy's crooked 'compass'

Sigh. Captain Clumsy is making my life a misery… again. Recently, I installed a brand-new 'simple' navigation device – one I had invented myself – on his ship. And he clearly didn’t listen to my ...
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A basic logic puzzle with character!

120 + 170 + 78 = x Question Is the above equation correct? Please answer Yes or No with reasons (at least three good and very specific reasons which can be seen clearly once you understand).* Notes ...
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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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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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A Classic Blunder

My boss arranged for me to run things whilst he was off on a European vacation. While almost everything was set up for a graceful transfer of power, he must have been busy and distracted, because he ...

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