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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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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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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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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Fun with Flags part 3: what used to be

We are looking for 4 countries/kingdoms/sovereign states which do not exist anymore. Hint: Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
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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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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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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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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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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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Fun with Flags part 2: a musical connection

We are looking for a song (artist and title). Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
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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 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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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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What's the word this cryptic message refers to?

Constantly move more than 1850 needles to renew your life!
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LongEst in anothEr way?

A puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. Too simple? Anyway, enjoy! Final answer: (15)
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Fun with Flags part 1: something different

We are looking for 4 categories. Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
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On The Subject of The Odd One Out

(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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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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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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An unusual shopping list

6 bears 3 cucumbers 2 winks 2 birds 5 sheets 3 judges 2 bones 2 dogs 3 houses 4 feathers 1 rake 3 posts 4 daisies 3 razors 1 bat 3 lords 4 pancakes 2 boards 3 peacocks 5 whistles
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On The Subject of Marble Tumble

(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 Word Searches

(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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What city am I supposed to be travelling to next?

I'm currently on a trip around the United States (for pleasure) and am a little lost. I had it all planned out but lost my itinerary somewhere along the way. Thought maybe you could help. I started ...
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On The Subject of Bitmaps

(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 Colored Switches

(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 X-Rays

(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 Black Holes

(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 Discolored Squares

(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 S.E.T

(This is the first in 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 ...
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Starry Knight, or Crazy Heights

Apple Bounce Chip Desk Egg Fizzle Gird Heat Image Jewel Kangaroo Liquor Mustache Nickel Opportunity Person Quiz Reel Saturate Tornado Umbrella Vehicle Wallaby Xylophone Yak Zebra Alabaster Birth ...
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This new puzzle type needs a name {3}

I believe I have invented** a new type of puzzle... What is its name? ** Well, 'adapted' an existing one, really... Colour-blind-friendly version available here. Those without colour-blindness ...
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I'm Back…!

To: My Mods! (and the community) Note: The following is a letter enclosing the details of what's going on. It's more for "story" and humor, but does have some information that you might want. To save ...
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If they mess with my daughter, my doctor will axiom

My maxim is: "I'd call devil medic amid clinic six if odd minx in illicit Miami maid film hid ill will via my idyllic child, Lily." Where am I living right now? Hint:
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The Wind Blows as the Wheel Wills

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend and names fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In ...
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Another new puzzle type needs a name

For an example of how this type of puzzle works, see here... I believe I have invented another new type of puzzle... What is its name? Colour-blind-friendly version available here. Begin by ...
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Precision paper cutter

I have carefully positioned some words on the cutting edge of a paper cutter: ...
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Longest in one way

A puzzle somewhat in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. A quick, simple one. Enjoy! Final answer: (17) As Christmas is upon us and my attendance here may be spotty in the coming days, here's a quick ...
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Where did she hide the gift?

It's Christmas soon and you're excited. This year your friend was creative and created a riddle for you. Find your gift. What does the drawing say? (source: myself)
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Density-type puzzle: __________

I made another Density puzzle. This one is a bit simpler than my last one in that it has less steps, but at the same it feels a bit harder (though I can't judge that accurately as the creator). Here ...
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Why is my husband sending this photograph? And to whom?

I found an envelope with a photograph inside a couple of days ago. There was no name or address on the envelope, and the photograph just showed some toys. It must be my husband's doing. My kids and I ...
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Hopscotch Cryptograph

With a little squinting, you should be able to discern a message which runs from the top to the bottom of the text box below. (I have indicated the column with a little arrow.) That is the visible ...
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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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A big playhouse

A puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. This one probably requires a bit of googling. Enjoy! Final answer: (8) Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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The Ballad of the Dragonborn

From old unearthed records in a failing museum, this ancient hitherto unknown epic poem was recently unearthed and translated. Written in a rare script, it contains mentions of a mythology that as yet ...
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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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