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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Time for the Dessert!

The answer is one word. Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Creepy video on Youtube, with secret cipher built in

This showed up in r/deepintoyoutube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1ExfbH4Jew I've posted it around, and no one has solved it. I believe it is a cipher for a couple of reasons, at the end 26 ...
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The Brief Puzzle Hunt

Recently, I was invited to give a speech during the kickoff phase of a local puzzlehunt. I’ve almost finished writing my first draft, but I just can’t figure out the best way to end it off. Can you ...
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Theorists sure want true answers to this!

So, birds eat bread I toss. One romantic kiss in the rain's too nice, methinks. Untidy notes disrupted a student in a study period. Deodorant on to end an odor. The wisdom of ...
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Check out all these items!

Words can’t even begin to describe how clueless I am! This is all meaningless! Ugh, why does it feel like I’m in a video game or something? What? Savage rap ends Instagram! Flame the most idiotic ...
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Don't be Greedy

this is a cs50 puzzle day 2019 question as you would know the questions have a one english word answer. will someone like to collab with me to solve all of them? there are 10 more of them.
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Can you cross the bridge?

If C = 5 N = 2 R = 4 W = 1 P = 9 A = 4 D = 0 G = 7 M = 2 Then B = ? Hint : added some lines
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Sequence made of symbols

(My friend in real life gave me this)That's the original sequence: ⬅↕➡,⬅↕,➡,⬅,?,?,↕➡ I'm going to use other symbols to make it readable: (/), (/,), (/, ?, ?, /) I've noticed that the comma ...
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Why, Go Figure!

Burnt bridges are crossed. An icy leg breaks. The devil speaks in detail. Rain is pouring over furry pets. Milk or beans spill. A missing ship takes sail. Some system of hands to escape from! ...
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My God, it's full of stars!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids My dear friend, unknown to us, may have relocated again. He sent me imagery and constellation maps indicating that a distant red ...
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Riddles and ciphers / All good ways to flex the mind / Can you solve my task?

I have arrived new / Here with ciphers for your eyes. / Can you solve this task? ...
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The Sequencer - da-da-daaa!

This is what the diagram on the machine looked like: And this is the output that was in the box. ...
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some sequences are awesome!

My name is Awesom$\Sigma$ Sequenc$\Sigma$. Nice to meet you all :). I am new here. You can either use my first name or last name to address me. My hobbies include visiting new places. I usually ...
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Charlie's geography presentation

Okay, so hi everyone. I’m Charlie and I’d like to talk to you about my home country, the United States of America. We’re the third most populous nation in the world (after China and India), have the ...
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Autumning in love

Yes, I'm afraid it's true - I'm autumning in love. My life is in a menu choice; I'm ready to go. I've never felt this before - it's so true, so pitch. Now I'm trying to keep my head not ...
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Rosetta Stone puzzle

The answer to this puzzle is one word.
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Netflix Recommendations?

What should I watch on Netflix? Please help!! So many options...
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Bongard Metapuzzle

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 A Bongard Problem is a problem where you have 6 symbols on either side of a line. The symbols on the left follow a certain rule, ...
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Travel tips for grandparents

My grandparents are pretty specific about which places they deem appropriate for visiting. In the UK, they've liked pretty much every place they've visited. They cherish Edinburgh and Liverpool,...
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It's all Greek to me

Something doesn't just add up. And this is barely a puzzle. How can everything be so important? Each line must provide a clue. Maybe there's an alternate way to find the answer... To what this OP ...
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Which symbol is missing?

There's a 4 by 4 grid and a symbol in each box. Each symbol consists of a letter (A, B, C, or D) and a combination of a few shapes. Deduce which symbol is missing. Four options are presented.
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Thin Pipe Super Delivery Committee

A city built its water supply system with hollow metal pipes that are as uniformly thin as having only two inches (roughly 5 cm) of outer diameter at any point. However the pipe-built system is able ...
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This is why we puzzle

What kind of puzzle solver are you? Let’s map it out! 1 Nail item before each paper item (7) After shooter’s return, receive big chunk (6) Encourage bone disease (4) Lost charge of gold ...
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Ah, the old SE puzzlearoo

Hold my crossword clues, I'm going in! 1973 Ford tow truck Trip to geeks’ country in Portugal Why Germany imprisons mother John Stewart, according to Wikipedia Classic m7xBI.jpg ...
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My Curious Music Box

I have an exceptional music box. I can put words inside it. But not all. Here are some of what this curious box admits: Relation Abomination Sofa Umbrella Antidote Gasoline Desire Can you deduce ...
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Why is my question off-topic? [dupIicate] [closed]

⠀⠀⠀￰⠀⠀⠀I have an old puzzle I half-remember. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀It was a great puzzle, and I remember the solution. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I could not for the life of me remember how the solution worked. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I must have been ...
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What day is it again?

Post Office, Refugee, Post Office, Photography, Milk, Food, Nelson Mandela, Post Office, Youth, Hiroshima, Army, Army, Youth, Photography What day is it?
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Pulling a fast one

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Can you solve for x?

[$s$]   [$u$]  [$r$]  [$q$]  [$22$]  [$r$] , [$q$]  [$22$]  [$p+2k$]  [$100-7k$] , [$q$]  [$k$]  [$3q$]  [$t$]  [$100-r$]&...
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A Trivial Diagnosis

"It's the same stuff over and over, doc." "Can you try to explain it?" "OK. Well, at first... I—I feel high. My eyes are red, I can't breathe; I feel crazy!" "What else?" "There's ...
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Macadamia nuts! Who or what am I?

Macadamia nuts! Use the above clue to find my identity. You must explain the relevance of the clue and the hint. Hint: I publicise Apple products.
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You may not be eligible to be in this community

Hello everyone! I want to introduce a community that I've joined a long time ago. This community has millions of members that spread throughout the world. Our main focus is simple: "help people ...
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What sort of maths is this?

I have a number n I increase n. I now have a new number n+1 I change my mind and decrease n: I now have a new number n-1 I change my mind again and increase. I am now back to n+1 No matter what I ...
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Which movie will we watch?

A friend invited me to a movie night. But instead of telling me which movie we are going to watch, she just gave me a bunch of movie tickets: Can you tell me which movie we will watch? Hint 1: Hint ...
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Unlocking the dungeon door

Any feedback is welcome. I'm new to puzzling in general so please let me know how long it took you to come up with your answer and what your thoughts were. I have tough skin. Hint Hint 2
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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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How do you like my writing?

Robots have iron noses. Operative extremists display dystopian intent. Extra apex predators emphasize dominant attitude. Lambada teacher oversees Nightwish aficionado. Reorganize big ordinary ...
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A More Perfect Union

To be a worthy nation here on earth, there are certain qualities that are essential. It must establish its own unique Identity The nation must be able to maintain Order It must have checks and ...
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A Study in Entomophobia

When love take make the times love going sad just Comes you is better you of be get into old And sing forever can sugarplum darkness nothing eyes better read In you see afraid boy words ...
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What's my favourite book?

I got a strange message from a friend a few minutes ago: You wanted to know what my favourite book was? See if you can work out the answer. I'll give you a clue: Saranac Lake \United Which ...
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a strange array

You wake up into an empty room, all you can see is a locked door. On the wall, a numeric pad, on its screen you see remaining tries: 1. enter passcode _ _ _ _ _ next to it a strange inscription: ...
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A Puzzling Walk

I strolled along and met a fellow. "Hello," I said. "Hi." A few steps later he began describing...people, I think? "Well, you know the one." "I do?" "Yeah. Yellow hair, red jacket, likes that ...
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It comes full circle

Top, Middle, Bottom, Double-Right; Double-Right; Up Left, Middle, Double-Right; Double-Right; Top, Middle, Bottom, Up Left, Down Right; Top, Middle, Bottom, Up Left, Double-Right; ??? What would ...
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Cryptic clue with cryptic clues inside

English [artist to burn, burns heart] (6) [bits of nazis covering animal] (6) dollar with [familiar comrades, abbreviated, with the console] (7) residing on [forest endless street, rearranged] (5) (7) ...
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Shady business in the local paper

I work as a delivery man for our local newspaper and noticed something that has my alarm bells ringing. The embassy of Warfaretania has ordered exactly nine issues of our paper, from December 1 ...
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What does any of this have to do with chickens?

A few words about me: Whenever I need something investigated, I always turn to a 1990s dance artist. I have no problem travelling to the Free State, but will refuse to go further south ...
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A puzzle-loving lady's phone number

After a long day, you head to your local bar for a couple of drinks. Halfway through your second beer, a pretty girl walks up to you and points to the empty chair next to you. "Is this seat taken?" ...
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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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A title for a history book

A German historian is sitting by his desk, pondering a title for his book. He picks up and pen and starts writing down possible titles. South Asians No, too short. Let's try to add ...
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Who killed the swimmer in the cave?

4 swimmers entered a round room with no windows and no doors, but there was a hole in the floor. One man left through the hole in the floor and closed it behind him, but it is not how he arrived. 2 ...