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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Kitty's New Mission

A new year and a new mission for Kitty. Having successfully located the bomb on the previous mission, Kitty is on the next level of training and is delighted to see conditions have improved ...
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Magical color squares

Can you discover the meaning of this image?
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A slightly normal puzzle

I found a very odd puzzle some time ago. I thought it was interesting, when I realized it was my own puzzle! Somehow I had no memory of creating it. Well, it turns out that I also created another ...
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A story reminiscent of something

An old Russian mathematician once told me this strange story... “In a galaxy far away there is a civilized species. The skin colors of everyone in the species is blue or green. Among the ...
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A tragic mistake

I have an unfortunate vice which leads me to to endanger myself. I always knew this was inevitable, but today my vice led me to a fatal mistake, and I died from it. My only wish was to have a ...
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What is my colleague researching?

This past Saturday, I spent the evening at a small party hosted by my colleague, Dr. Macdonald, at his new pastoral home, about an hour outside the city. During the course of the evening, obviously ...
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Competitive puzzles

Do you know any sort of puzzles that can work in the context of a short competition? In other words, puzzles that have these features: The premise should be fairly simple to follow (but the solution ...
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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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Chinese Sports Competition

A new fantastic sport has gripped China called MetalBall! All city teams have picked mascots/emblems and registered one of three separate divisions. All city teams are listed below in alphabetical ...
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Who's the sweetie?

White Day is a day when males return the favours of girls who have given them Valentine's gifts. Dave, being a presentable and generous specimen of a male, had received numerous Valentines from his ...
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London Drug Cartel

I have posted a similar puzzle before, but no one figured it out. I am reposting an easier version that is 100% independent of the previous one. Scotland Yard is trying to catch an important London ...
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The Million-Euro Piece of Paper

This is the first in a small series of puzzles. I'll try to get them out as soon as I can after each one is solved! Friends, At my latest visit to my local coffee shop for something to drink one ...
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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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Unusual series of events [closed]

If you are alert, you might clearly see an object in your imagination when you read the sentence: "It lasted only from CTScan to Face Palm." What is the object?
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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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4824 Draw an award 4284

After you finished the last one with a ceasar cipher: [ Definitely not suspicious ] I realize that you guys cannot be distracted. So, I will tell you the answer, right here. $Phew!$ While everyone'...
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Olympics connect?

Since the CS50x Puzzle Day has ended here in the USA, I think I can now ask this question. The following table has been given and we need to find a single word related to it. The logic could be ...
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A mystifying grid

Puzzle Name: TAKE TWOs Text Only: ...
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What is JonMarkPerry trying to tell us?

Following in the footsteps of MOehm, leoll2 and the formerly known Lukas Rotter (who has deleted his account D:), we have a new name to add: JonMarkPerry! In his profile we find an interesting image: ...
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What is the hidden message in this email?

What is the hidden message in this email? You recently purchased an item from Chicago Zires: Product Name: TI-06 Thermometer [FANCY] Product ID: 2016196120160206206240312172617201809010 Price: $...
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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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Just another puzzle

Another puzzle.... it goes: ory-llo baste-bet-iram-el ↻-yang-to-lp? 32 3543 X442 Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Hint 5: Hint 6:
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Guess if there is a letter from the alphabet using these clues

Not a Meme Clue 1 What a great choice of images, even though it wasn't a meme! http://www.wellplannedweb.com/2016/04/why-were-flipping-the-funnel/ Gibberish Clue 2 1SIuuWtHZQz7s6otaMof2 Narrowing my ...
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The Mssig Pzle - Unhelpful Clues Edition

This is part of a series. Solve this puzzle to unlock the next puzzle. The answer is in this sentence. The answer will be 4 letters, then 2 letters. Add none together. Section one, section two. Two ...
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I have no idea what this means

Hmm? What's this? A room. Great. Great. As if the guards don't know I'm claustrophobic. There's a strange text on the wall: Ribna tifmagta resru, sunte no, renler sludted dtednsehnun rurdal slutakdal ...
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7 clues that fit a squid

7 clues that fit an octopus, a monkey, the monkey's brother, the monkey's cousin and a Siamese centaur. small adorned place you can drink after about the kind I like to meet be1oved teacher ...
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Problem #NaN Fodder/Output

Inspired by Ben Franks' Input/Output Problem #1 and the others in the series Hint: Knowledge required is
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What's the solution to this complex number puzzle from Crystal Mentality? [closed]

I've been racking my brain over a puzzle that appears in Chapter 11 of Crystal Mentality (Loc 2344). If anyone's willing to have a crack at it, I'd love to see what the solution is. I've included the ...
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What is the favorite time of day for Canadians?

What is the favorite time of day for Canadians? Not sure how hard this will be... Hint 1: Happens twice a day. To the minute. Hint 2: Think digital clocks. Hint 3: If you don't believe me, ...
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After escaping the maze, what color is the sky?

You wake up in an underground maze, at the location marked with $X$ in the below image. A voice tells you: "You need to find the exit of the maze if you want to live!". You begin to panic and run ...
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Distinguish between 7, 13, 17, 19 with one question (answer 0, 1, 2, or 3) [closed]

I am thinking of a prime number, either 7 or 13 or 17 or 19. You can ask me only one question to which the answer I give must be either 0 or 1 or 2 or 3. Can you then tell what number I am thinking? ...
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Riddle — What am I?

While I am sleeping, I count four then forty then two hundred and forty. When I am awake, tiny Mickeys tremble. What am I? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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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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Hikers in Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Hello, it's me, again today, With some new clues for us to play. When hikers go hiking during Halloween, There's always a cool thing, a little green. So here are some letter for you ...
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Help me finish this misery from I don't know who?

I have four puzzler friends Levy, Aron, Roxy and Cass. Last night when I was just about to sleep, a stone came straight through my window. It had a puzzle on it. It read: SOLVE IT SHORTEST! ...
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You only have five

1: dim advantage in first French Expansion (4,5): Kiss Pain Boot City History Again Eat Avid (5,13,13,5,3,4) 2: undisturbed apartment ground hideout attach badge punch holder 1,3: advantage protect ...
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A Lovely Moony Message!

I like to watch the night sky! One night, standing beside the window, I looked up at the sky. Seemed a little cloudy, but something was unusual. The moon was surrounded by some stars which ... Well, ...
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Enigmatic Movie Riddle

Here is a little Enigma Test! Find which movie name is hidden down there! First thiNg yOu do Is you sprinT towArds dowN Invent a triad and run towards rIght and get last septuplets. Now this ...
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The mysterious theft in the Nigerian ship

The Nigerian captain Abomeli Iweala was carrying his ship across the Atlantic Ocean, taking with him five foreigners who worked for him. One day the alarm bell rang, and when the captain arrived he ...
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What was my friend doing?

I asked my friend what he did last week and he gave me this note. ivoesfe ivoesfe ivoesfe hppe nfo hppe nfo uif tjohjoh sbjo pof gmfxdvdlppt oftu qbbnfsjdbosjt nvujozcpvouz ...
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Where did this mysterious note come from?

The boy had a cat on the boat, Alone among blue all around. He wrote a very brief note, Hoping the can would be found. I just came back from the Latpipe Hotel and decided to head to the beach, for ...
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A summer day last year

Last summer, during a pleasant June day—Flag Day, in fact—I was at Maple Street Park in Winnetka, just north of Chicago. The pleasant summer breeze was light, and I sat on the grass with a small, ...
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What country am I?

4 ways to solve this, and solve all four to get an accept Riddle: A city of two-fifths the U.S., but vaguely known A city of wisdom, But defeated by brutes A city of a painting, a school of thinkers. ...
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Numerical enigma

My whole, composed of 19 letters, is a quotation from Milton's "Paradise Lost". My 13, 7, 16, 18 is to be peevish, to worry. My 15, 3, 5, 9 is broad. My 4, 12, 19, 14 is deprivation. ...
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ᚫᛄ•ᛟᛋᚱ•ᛗᚣᛚᚩᚻ•ᚩᚫ•ᚳᚦᚷᚹ•ᚹᛚᚫ•ᛉ

This is the rune page which has been found on-line in May 2014 released by mysterious cyber group. It consist ciphered text which is the hint to the included hash. Transcript: ᚫᛄ•ᛟᛋᚱ•ᛗᚣᛚᚩᚻ•ᚩᚫ•ᚳᚦᚷᚹ•...
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What's that sound? Is it my childhood?

Even your mother may have heard of me, I'm as iconic as who I represent. Ecstacy will fill your body with glee, as you start and when my sounds I present. Except those who never knew the joy, of ...
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“Tell Your Friends” - a mysterious e-mail that landed in my inbox [Part 6 of 6]

Now that part 5 was completed in such a short time that I just stood there with my mouth agape... Your mysterious host sends his regards and yet one more message: Congratulations on reaching the ...
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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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This title is not a clue

$\color{#FFFFFF}{\textsf{I am required to have text in my question. This is not a clue. Stop reading and look at the image.}}$
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First of all, I love flowers

First of all, I love flowers, At my cottage in the country I grow many, Lovely blue ones, beautiful yellow ones, And most of all orange tulips! Of course I grow vegetables too, And I also ...

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