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 Grid with some Green Cells

So a friend wanted me to try out the reverse-puzzling riddle he created. It consisted of a 4x4 grid with a digit in each cell and a single closed loop drawn along the edges of its cells. Also some of ...
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Puzzle needs a name

Inspired by @Stiv's This new puzzle type needs a name series, what is the name of the puzzle below? Start by solving the (quite tough) Nonogram, then apply some grid-deduction-deduction and discover ...
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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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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 ...
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The Old Man and the Police Officer

An old man walks into a Police Station. He asks for help. A Police Officer on duty asks a short question. The old man is scared and starts sweating. The officer grabs that old man from ...
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Fourth Wall Riddle #1

Sneaky, sneaky, cool guy How I wonder what you are? The correct answer is an image (it already exists, just link to it in your answer). Hint #1 - The kind of riddle that this is: Hint #2
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Mithrandir's chat puzzle!

So Mithrandir's chat profile has a puzzle: Hello. There's a puzzle here. You will need EG7Rx. However, you start at: https://i.stack.imgur.com/hSUe2.png That URL is this picture: Can you help to ...
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IQ Question asked in an exam [closed]

I have been trying to figure it out for hours, anyone has an idea? an explanation is appreciated.
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Puzzle Hunt 06: Stepping Stones

This is part six in my clichéd treasure island puzzle series, but can be solved on its own. The story carries on from part five. Based on the information from the notebook, you at least know where ...
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This cipher needs a name!

This puzzle is a spin-off from the 'This new puzzle type needs a name' series. I have devised a new cipher and used it to encode its own name. I need you to tell me: What is its name? This puzzle ...
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Where are 75 and 34?

$$32 \supset 108 + 110$$ $$98 \supset 97 + 116$$ $$71 \supset 31$$ $$98 < 117 < 38 < (31 = 87) < 32 < 84 < (105 \approx 115) < 49 < 113$$ $$(39 = 65 = 68 = 70 \approx 67) \...
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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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Not a Vowelburger, but what is it?

Inspired by the original Vowelburger riddle. A competitor has appeared to the Vowelburgers restaurant! Can you tell what they're doing? $$ % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{...
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Some first names

Amy (19) Carrie (4) Charlotte (10) David (12) Donnie (7) Eric (12) George (6) George (6) Jo (14) John (7) Kenny (16) Leo (3) Martha (9) Meg (9) Mikey (5) Miranda (7) Neil (8) Nick (12) Paul (8) Peter (...
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Zed's Tech: Something Went Wrong With My Bubblizer!

My friend Della and I constantly try to invent things. We're currently working on a patent for a wondrous machine which we both designed: the magnificent Bubblizer! What does it do? Well... right now,...
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Puzzle Hunt 05: Reading between the lines

This is part five in my clichéd treasure island puzzle series. The story carries on from part four. With the delicate backdrop of celestial nursery rhymes, you decide to flick through the discovered ...
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Look who's talking?

Can you tell me who's talking... ...and what is she trying to tell us? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3 (giveaway):
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This new puzzle type needs a name {6}

I believe I have invented** a new type of puzzle... What is its name? Begin by solving the Fillomino puzzle: Rules of Fillomino (taken from Nikoli) Fill in all empty cells with numbers ...
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Challenge on ASCII Codes

My friend shared a challenge puzzle with me but I don't have any idea on this? I believe that it's related to ascii characters.
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Wrap your head around this treasure hunt

You are participating in a treasure hunt, with the following instructions: X N F I I S + N I G B W P Tired sunrays ...
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Pandiagonal Magic Takuzu

Here's a puzzle type I call Pandiagonal Magic Takuzu. It's inspired by @Stiv's series "This new puzzle type needs a name", except you get the name up front. Can you solve it?
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Make 2 changes with 4 changes

With the numbers 2, 0, 2, 0, use four changes to make two changes. From two changes, use three changes to make zero change.
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Why would I need a Lamborghini Rebenton?

The proper word to use as the ninth symbol is in Berlin (3) Daily Hint 1: Daily Hint 2: Daily Hint 3: Daily Hint 4: Daily Hint 5:
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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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Rosetta's Stone

Another puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. Fairly hard I suspect. Enjoy! Final Answer: (6, 7) Version for the color impaired here. Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4
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Reversical Engineerimicating

Ok, like, OMG!, this is totally true. I was looking through an old Notepad++ file I had and saw the following statements, verbatim, as I found them: ...
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Sherlock's silly side

Sometimes Sherlock can be a total weirdo when I'm in the room with him. "HorSesHoe sheLlsHocks remOrsEless cOmmerceLess chRomosOmes," he said to me. "CocKLEShells!" I replied, whereupon he ...
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This new puzzle type needs a name

I believe I have invented a new type of puzzle... What is its name? Colour-blind-friendly version available here. Begin by solving the 16x16 sudoku; each of the digits 1-16 must appear exactly ...
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This new puzzle type needs a name {5}

I believe I have invented a new type of puzzle... What is its name? Colour-blind-friendly version available here. Begin by solving the 9x9 sudoku; each of the 9 symbols ...
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Changing the system

Solve the clues, fit them into the crossword grid, and discover (via the shaded and circled cells) a 9-letter pun. Use this and the answers you have found to explain what's going on here! Clues: ...
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Figure out the next two numbers in this sequence [duplicate]

1,11,21,1211,111221,312211,13112221,1113213211,....? Find the next two numbers in the sequence This question appeared in my math competition and I managed to solve it, and I will give a hint if ...
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Jaywalking in the middle of the street

My admittedly sinner of a friend, who coincidentally has a court hearing tomorrow, jaywalked in the middle of a busy street to hand me the following message: I Was The One Who Did [ ? ] Up The [ ? ] [...
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Three is the key

Another puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. This one requires coordination plus some basic math. Enjoy! Final answer: (7) Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3
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Stars in our ears

This is part four in my clichéd treasure island puzzle series. The story carries on from part three. It seems unfair that a chest whose password was so promising should contain nothing more exciting ...
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On The Subject of ​?​?​?

(This is the last of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. Note: Unlike previous ...
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On The Subject of Regular Crazy Talk

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is ...
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On The Subject of Rubik's Cube

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is ...
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I'm no Riley! Honest!

I thought of this riddle myself. Feedback is appreciated. My prefix is meta. My suffix is better. My infix holds the key. I lie, as you can see. What am I?
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A Tale of Prehistoric Times

Gather round if you want to know A tale of creatures from long ago This rhyme is of the greatest beast To rule the land from West to East All creatures then would tend to run To see the ...
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A special chemical compound with a touch of math

What do you get when mixing Aluminium, Neon, Nitrogen, Sulfur, Titanium, Vanadium, and two math ingredients $\lim_{n\to\infty}(1+\dfrac{1}{n})^n $ and (degree,?,seconds) and don't ask ...
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Is this a game to you?

All was still as the stranger loaded a cartridge into his shotgun and peered around. Looking out furtively from deep within the shadowy gorse thicket, he waited, in silence. They would be ...
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This Nonogram seems a bit… off

Hmm...... Did I miss something? The hidden word has six unique letters anyway...... Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Addendum: There is a (very) minor fix to ensure the puzzle "uniquely solvable", adding 1-...
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This new puzzle type needs a name {4}

I believe I have invented a new type of puzzle... What is its name? Begin by solving the 16x16 sudoku; each of the digits 1-16 must appear exactly once in each row, column and thick-bordered 4x4 ...
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On The Subject of Blind Alleys

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is ...
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On The Subject of Battleships

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is ...
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On The Subject Of A Souvenir

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is ...
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Fishing Safe Puzzle

My friend has come down with a fever, and asked me to retrieve his anniversary present for him. It's a song he wrote for his wife called "Ja, vi elsker dette landet". I went to the fishing ...
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Five Enigmatic Images

(There is no "flavour text" for the puzzle, but I need to post some words for StackExchange to accept my question.)
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On The Subject of Dr. Doctor

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is ...
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On The Subject of Binary Puzzle

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is ...

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