# Questions tagged [lateral-thinking]

A puzzle solved through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable only using logic.

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### Fill in the boxes to get the right equation

Here is a math puzzle I had a little bit of hard time with No computers please There is a solution without inverting 6 to 9
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### Infinitely long loaf of Bread [closed]

You are visiting your old friend Mike at Infinitely's Baking Shop. Just as you arrived, he was taking out a fresh, infinitely long loaf of bread. Both of its ends extend infinitely long in a ...
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### Counter-Red Spiders

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. Title based on this xkcd.This puzzle contains hints for 220 black squares (but that's not the point) but is a standalone puzzle. ...
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### My friend's scrapbook

I was visiting with my friend Susie the other day when we got talking about our travels. As we discussed favorite cities we had been to, she suddenly got up and went to grab a dusty scrapbook from the ...
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### The round table

Three couples are dining together at a round table and they've all just ordered their desserts. Two waiters arrive at the table, both of them holding three plates. One is bringing the desserts for the ...
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### Lighthouse keeper stuck the bath [closed]

A lighthouse keeper decides to take a bath an hour before the next lighthouse keeper comes to relieve him of his shift. This lighthouse keeper is having a bad day. First he accidentally locks himself ...
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### Why was my friend's frog killed? [closed]

My friend's frog was a very good jumper. And the frog was very good at maths, but he was killed by someone, why and by whom ?
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### Awesome Murder Mystery [closed]

Source: gpuzzles.com Note: The owner of gpuzzles.com did not allow me to copy the puzzle, However site is fine pasting picture.
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### Odd-looking circle

A man is told to make a circle He makes this: Where is the man?
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### How did the man hang himself?

This may be simple and fairly well known, but I couldn't find it anywhere here, and felt it deserved a place in the ranks of puzzles A man is found dead, hanging in an empty barn having committed ...
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### What is the reward?

You come in a room, there is someone on a stage, saying something. He has a star and a number that changes on his chest. There is a lot of people in this room, only the ones who speak also have a ...
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### A phone call with my travel agent

"Hi Pat, I just got the itinerary you sent over. Are you actually drinking at work?" "Nolo contendre. But what's the problem?" "It doesn't make any sense. I mean, one of the ...
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### Roman Numerals equation 1

The following Roman numeral equation is of course incorrect. Make the equation correct by moving exactly one letter anywhere. You must place that letter in the equation (cannot remove it). You can ...
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### Grandpa has another non math question

Grandpa says, " This is not algebra or may be it is! IF X = 2 R + C = 6 B + P = 5 or 6 Then What is I + T ? There are, with my logic, three different answers!"
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### What world is he talking about?

" This is not easy to figure out", said Grandpa " In this world, 403 = 308 and is same as 83" I couldn't figure that one obviously. " Here is a hint. 5 1 9 2" Grandpa spoke slowly. ...
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### A simple association between letters and numbers

$X$ is 5. $U$ is 9. $O$ is 0 or 7. $I$ is 4 or 5 or 7. What is $V$? And what is $K$ (two options)?
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### Your not so normal 'Who am I?'

This Who am I? Is a little more in depth, with a few puzzles to solve to get to the final answer. First let's start off with a short story riddle. From the story you should get two answers. One is 5 ...
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### Robot Long and Robot High

Note: supercat's answer was the closest to what I was intending. I've started a second question to ask a better way to phrase this puzzle that will allow more people to recognize the solution without ...
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### Saving The Mayor (Part 2)

ā Saving the Mayor, Part 2 ā To play Part 1, click this link- Find the Cell Number, free the Mayor PART 2 ā Saving the Mayor (Again....) Itās another cold day off the East of France. It was as if a ...
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### Find the secret phrase in this encrypted image (Part 4)

Welcome to the final stage of Quark's encrypted image puzzle series. I don't really like reusing old tricks so this puzzle will NOT require steganography tricks. There's not much else I can do to a ....
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### Where did you end up? [Part 2!]

Follow the clues and tell me where you are in the end. You are here The birthplace The biggest child The first letter of it's name Go left Note: This one is harder, ...
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### How to rotate a projected image 90 degrees

In film school, I wanted to project a film of mine in portrait (vertical) orientation rather than landscape (horizontal) orientation. However, my film professor told me that the projector couldn't be ...
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### My uncle's impossible yet clean enigma $9+5=2$

My uncle gave me the puzzle: $9+5=2$ Quelle est la rĆ©ponse ? That translates to $9+5=2$ What is the answer? I don't know the answer yet. I have look into matchsticks without success but it ...