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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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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 ...
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What number is hidden in this crime scene?

This is one of the chapters from the puzzle crime story I am making on my website (you can see other chapters here and here). The goal is to find a 4-digit number passcode. I wanted to make a ...
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The Freshest Tablet

Stories of the theft of the freshest tablet (5,5,5,5,5) Given the above, if L is a backslash, then what number is E? Hint 1 (...
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What force is more potent than love?

A few quotes about Love.... What force is more potent than love? True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice. We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its ...
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San Francisco is my home

Joseph Story Mary Stuart Malala Yousafzai Theodore Roosevelt Bill Joe red army pharaoh bullet note: the clues form 2 words hint: The first and third groups should be ...
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Mysterious Valentine's Riddle

The rules of this puzzle are unstated You must guess them and find how they're slated If you're here then you're pro'lly not dated If it's today then it isn't belated It's ok cause I know that you're ...
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Looking to find the name and objective of this puzzle

I'm playing an escape room game that requires me to play this game. It's my first time coming across this type of puzzle so I'm confused as to what I am suppose to do with it. If anyone can tell me ...
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The Puzzling Times

$$\bbox[orange]{\begin{array}{rcl}\\\hline\huge\ \ \star\ \ \star\ \ The&\huge{Puzzling}&\huge{Times\ \ \star\ \ \star\ \ }\\\hline\\\end{array}}$$   Vol. 4, No. 1 $\raise 2pt \tt{\large{\...
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Solve this cipher puzzle [closed]

PJb6bN5lUW3R0ZbRrfWMf4swe6CZyqBPS4GT8+bzoLE= This is a cipher that cannot figure out. It's probably a url but it doesn't look like one. I'm thinking its a math ...
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Who killed the indiscriminate warden?

You are in jail, along with all other Puzzling Exchange users, for crimes against each other with your obtuse riddling and mathematical references. One day, there is a large brouhaha at the prison, ...
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Hundreds of thousands of words contained in such a small package

If you find that you are crafty you will see the answer's: ___________ CfAaEuDbLcIuHk DbBaAbEbAiEfIa JaCaEaIcIcEfIa JaCaAaEfAaEfIa BcJkAaEfAaEfIa EbIkAuEfAaEfIa EbIkAbEfAaEfIa DfAqEaEfAaEfIa ...
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What do I really want to do today?

There are so many things I have to do today. One of them is grocery shopping. Hey! Here's my list! Meat Department Salmon $4.54 Bacon $2.73 Steak $5.88 Ham $7.10 Beef(ground) $...
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A Mysterious Duel

I took my place opposite my competitor; and was challenged to a duel... What exactly did they challenge me to?
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What can this rebus solve? How can this rebus be solved?

This is my first rebus, constructive suggestions are welcome. Enjoy! Mistake: the diagonal of the green circle on the right should be from the top right to the bottom left instead of from the top ...
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Decipher this puzzle — with clues!

I'm needing some help deciphering the following puzzle: Oi xmt gcilk vwf-cciruk Lhoyqz ccig spkb mfyt; Rnbrl uakoj tbbu gw bkgd, Wgqnb ddmu p zfoim; Viec kfs lllsmt, ywfy dg zdoc, Dtfl fu xggu, ...
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Cryptic stickers, possible riddle?

I have found these very weird stickers around my town. I followed a trail of these and found around 30 of them. They look handmade and are in different sizes, some roughly cut. The text is flipped ...
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What happened at the casino?

Four men went to a casino To play some blackjack; The first started playing And won his first bet. The second got distracted With the girl in red dress; The third wandered over And forgot what to do. ...
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Name the fictional crime

The motive AṠT ẠTIONS ḄJECT ENTI ETṚE HAṄK ṄITED ORṬH OU RİENTED The weaponry ...
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John and Edmund's Game

I visited my younger cousins, John and Edmund, recently, and found them playing an interesting game. They would take turns to call out numbers until one of them declared themselves the winner. They ...
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Rating words from best to worst

In my personal classification, certain words are assigned a rating based on some criteria. The top rating is AA, and below it the ratings go from A all the way down to Z. Seventeen AA-class words are ...
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Mad king riddle [duplicate]

I was asked of a similar riddle to the one you posted where a mad king asks you to kill a chicken but would have to use the same method on you : how do you survive? I’ve been thinking of this for ...
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Master Bomb Defusers - The Informant

This (loosely) follows on from my first puzzle: Master Bomb Defusers It has been nearly a year since you last heard from the infamous "Mr. 5" and you've discovered there's only so long you can scroll ...
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Spaceship Adventures

As your starship cruises through the expanse of space, you receive a message from a dear old friend. My dear friend, A sylvan heir forced us to a-long paint. (t, w) I find sun cloth in your ...
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You Can't See Me Coz I'm NOT John Cena!

As a pack, we pursue the pity, for power, on the flee. As a king, I was a clashing knight, couldn't you see? As a wolf, I am white without any whispers; And just for fun, I'm first fish,...
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Puzzle disguised as cryptic clues

Here are some cryptic clues which hide a different type of puzzle. What kind of puzzle is it? Can you solve it? Apple product obscured by acid erosion (5) Yalta attendee unwell after mission (...
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Adding Words Together

No matter how far I've roamed, I've never found anything quite as perplexing as this puzzle. Perhaps you can help me find the missing numeral in the last line. ...
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ENCRYPTED MESSAGE

I have been given a code to break, and I did frequency analysis on it, but I cannot go any further due to the fact that I am not clear on where are the spaces between words, so in example I present ...
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We solved the invisible maze

We did it! We finally solved the invisible maze! In case anyone else wants to try, I'll reproduce our steps here. Here's the maze: The rules: All walls except for the outer ones are ...
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GRID-THIRTY-SIX

Solve 36 puzzles (or more) to find the final 6 letter answer.
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Four place names from 12 cryptic clues

A1. Steps, Mister? Outside? Thank you (5) A2. Aerial exercise outside, computer network inside (5) A3. Canonized hollow fruit recurring (6) B1. Light-hearted student at first sent back in ...
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I need help with this secret santa puzzle

My secret santa is playing a game with me. One of the games is a series of 6 riddles, that make up a word of 6 letters or a phrase of 6 words that help me decrypt an encrypted message through an app. ...
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An old inscription

A tribe that lived here centuries ago called the Rreiorclskl had been very mysterious until now: The only things known about them were that they liked poems, math and puzzles. However, very recently, ...
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POLORVM-REGINA-OMNIVM-NOSTRA

Please help me to solve this interesting puzzle. Someone asked me this before, but I can't find the answer. POLORVM-REGINA-OMNIVM-NOSTRA skqjet STELLA-...
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A smidgeon meta

The sentence on the other side of this post is false. The sentence adjacent to that sentence is not needed, but take the sentence out and the post falls apart. This post doesn't make sense, but then ...
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I am an island (ysaujdiolkiun)

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids I received an envelope containing two drawings and no return address. I would recognize that handwriting anywhere - my dear friend ...
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What is the secret of this Math(s) “joke”? [closed]

On a page called 14 jokes only intellectuals will really understand, it lists: A mathematician is heading to a house party. Just as he is coming up to the house, he notices there are no cars parked ...
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Are these numbers unique?

Grandpa loves numbers. He is always asking me riddles about them. (Annoying if you ask me) He says: "These numbers are different than others. Even unique you might say. There may be others in ...
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The lengthy and boring adventures of

I happened to write a book once. It was told by the main character - an educated adventurous gentleman with a long yet dignified name. Yet, when I sent the manuscript to the publisher, they told me ...
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For all your flag design needs

Pleased to meet you. I'm the CEO of a startup that specializes in designing flags for newly-independent countries. As an example, let me present to you the flag we designed for the proud republic of ...
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A Difficult Job

My plumber gave me a perilous job--his figurines had been stolen (3). I had to endure Ian's sobbing before he would tell me the problem under his feet (2). It turns out the girl he dated had taken his ...
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The Bartender's Dilemma

A bartender has 3 glasses. All of them are kept face down. He needs to make all the three glasses face-up. He is allowed to touch only two glasses at a time, no less no more, and he has to turn both ...
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The highly public trial of Capo di Tutti-Capone

Chicago, Illinois, December 1929. Alleged crime lord Capo di Tutti-Capone, long thought untouchable, is finally standing trial and facing a long list of criminal charges. The press is buzzing. The ...
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Secret message in a birthday email

A coworker sent this message around on his birthday. Apparently it has a secret message. Here is the exact email body: Good morning FakeCorp, I am turning 25 today so I'm offering loads of ...
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What is the alphabet for the following cipher?

I got this image with some strange drawings and I cannot figure out from which cipher it comes from. The only hint I got was "coca cola".
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Grandpa's crazy math. Another Grandpa Mystery

Grandpa says : " Bit of a stretch but-- 2.72 = 1000 x 10000 Is he crazy or genius?
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African king walks into a bar

An African king walked into a bar wearing a military hat. Only one third of his abs were trained – this was no Romeo. The radio was playing Latin music without any mention of a sun god. His ...
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Mixing business and pleasure

I asked my manager if it was okay for my friends to come hang around at the shop. Here's his answer: As I've said, they're always very welcome. But can I just remind that we'll keep working? ...
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A Mysterious Number Grid

Okay, it's time to step away from the tag that I may have accidentally revived. I'm here with an interesting number grid: I can't make anything out of it. What's worse, some of the numbers are ...
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Mysterious Flash Drive

First puzzle I ever do! Hopefully it won't be too easy or too challenging. My co-worker just gave me a USB flash drive, which was supposed to contain a couple files of code for me to review. ...