Questions tagged [metapuzzles]

A metapuzzle (or meta) is a puzzle composed out of the solutions to other mostly disjoint puzzles.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
15
votes
1answer
434 views

Double features: The wrap-up

This puzzle is the final part of the Double feature series (first part here). Note: This answers gives away the answers to previous puzzles. The answers to the twelve Double feature puzzles are ...
13
votes
1answer
299 views

Piece de Resistance - Jack in all Tags… But Master in All?

Jack in all Tags... But Master in All? This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Queen King... ...
19
votes
2answers
1k views

(11 of 11: Meta) What is Pyramid Cult's All-Time Favorite?

Dear PSE users and moderators, I’m new here in PSE, but I really need your help. There was this person who gave me a black envelope consisting 10+1 pages of puzzles, and also a scribble saying: “Find ...
21
votes
4answers
1k views

Dear ___________, this one's for you

Assemble, fine puzzlers, and hear my tale I promise, I won't be long You've seen many puzzles, and tried to prevail Some were right, and many were wrong. Today I give you a new ...
12
votes
2answers
550 views

Ooohh, it all makes sense now! :D

Introduction As requested by @Rubio, I am here to state that this is a metapuzzle based on other puzzles listed below. "Ooohh, it all makes sense now! :D" ~ Mr Pie The Puzzle Or does it? Answer is ...
19
votes
2answers
706 views

More important than the destination

This puzzle is the 26th and final part of Gladys' journey across the globe. If you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. Spoiler alert: This puzzle gives ...
6
votes
2answers
257 views

The CompuTaria Quest - A young Wizard's journey

Once Upon A Time In A Land FAR, FAR Away... Our adventure begins in the enchanted land called "CompuTaria". You are, "Binaryian" a 3rd year Wizard In Training. Today began like any other day - you ...
22
votes
1answer
2k views

What is the solution to this metapuzzle from a university puzzling column?

The puzzle Title: Italy is Divine Content: Flowers and spring Fresh water and the sea Hearth and home Grain and agriculture Answers from the last four puzzles: (spoilered in case you ...
21
votes
9answers
1k views

What's his horse name?

You're an adventurer looking for treasures. During one of your journeys, you encounter a knight riding a horse who agrees to tell you informations about a huge treasure he has heard of. Only if you'...
24
votes
4answers
771 views

Recycling old answers

Each of the puzzles below gives a two-word answer. Solve the puzzles and arrange the resulting 16 words into four groups of four, each with a common theme. The resulting group names form a clue for ...
15
votes
2answers
860 views

Modern Day Chaucer

If you lok, you will fid: There's an empty place Whee the laws of the wld are cmpletely disgraced. {2} In th spring, in this and, the hunting dries out; And y midsummer's day Hunter's nowhere abou. ...
26
votes
6answers
2k views

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 ...
15
votes
2answers
591 views

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, ...
30
votes
2answers
1k views

A Periodic Puzzle

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 Isn't it nice to have the same information to depend on, that you know will be reused? ... Wait, who said that you were getting that ...
7
votes
3answers
270 views

That's a lot of work… or not?

Answer the following clues to find a word (or 2 in the case of the 3rd) and find the common theme connecting the answers: Jack of all My prefix makes you miss school While my infix is one ...
2
votes
0answers
196 views

My ex girlfriend haunted me with these notes [closed]

After a couple of years I've decided to stop torturing myself and get help solving her taunts from my past. Image attached. I do not know the answer (if that wasn't obvious...) Thanks in advance your ...
10
votes
2answers
385 views

Why Do You Love Me? (Part II)

Thank you so much for your help in scoring my last date. The date went really well, and we have so much fun. However, after that date she didn't reply to my texts for days, only to hit me with this: ...
4
votes
0answers
215 views

A Way With Words

this isn't really much of a puzzle. it's just showcasing some meta ideas i had Bacon is said to have more than one origin. aguglia, lingot, lancelle, ain, other ...
31
votes
1answer
470 views

The Data So Far

Part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1 If you've been following this xkcd series of puzzles, you know that 11 of the 13 subpuzzles have been solved so far. Consecutive ...
7
votes
2answers
402 views

Secretary: Parts 1-5

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1 My friend worked as a secretary, and she left out of nowhere! I found a few strange notes/messages scattered around her room. ...
12
votes
3answers
600 views

The Celebration

Today is a very special day, a day for a party. It's time for a celebration, and you are invited. Here is my plan for our party today. First, we'll heat things up and have a shocking game of ...
39
votes
2answers
1k views

Circuit Diagram

An entry to Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1 - based on the following xkcd. Circuit diagrams can be quite difficult to understand, so here are some documents that will hopefully ...
13
votes
2answers
2k views

Why Do You Love Me?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. I met an amazing girl today. Not only is she smart and share my love for art, she also really like puzzles! However, when I asked her ...
3
votes
3answers
544 views

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 ...
28
votes
5answers
2k views

Making Things Difficult

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. Factoring the Time Think fast! If you're looking for meaning, these clocks have some for you. Keyboards are Disgusting Gunky ...
42
votes
7answers
3k views

Recognizing a Metapuzzle

Creator's note: This puzzle was meant to be released in April 2017 for the metapuzzles fortnightly topic challenge. As you can see, it is currently over a year late. Real-life events interfered, and ...
25
votes
2answers
518 views

Popularity Within a Target Audience

This is a metapuzzle with four component puzzles and a final meta. Creations of CSIRO The Australian research institute CSIRO is notable for producing inventions such as gene shears, the insect ...
11
votes
4answers
528 views

Single Speak - Meta Edition

Followup to my previous Single Speak puzzle, this time I decided to follow the path of the original Double Speak puzzle by adding a metapuzzle. Like in the previous time, the answer to each riddle ...
26
votes
3answers
2k views

Double Speak - Phrases that need rewording

Each of these phrases can be reworded into a Double Speak phrase. A Double Speak phrase has two homophones together in the same phrase. For example a "Warrior's time of rest" could also be called a "...
27
votes
1answer
887 views

You go wherever you go today

A conclusion to my entries in the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids. This metapuzzle incorporates the three previous puzzles in this series: Desert Irrigation Project I am an ...
11
votes
3answers
918 views

On to the Caribbean Islands!

This is a meta-puzzle. I will only confirm the answers to the sub-puzzles. Clues to words 1.Unending approval for males in a country (5) 2.Nobleman’s “Yes” for administrative region(6) 3.The ...
12
votes
3answers
325 views

Ugh, I decant even

You know those decanting-problems, where you have two jugs of different sizes, and a water fountain, and you need to get a specific amount of water into one of the jugs using the smallest number of ...
7
votes
2answers
390 views

Not quite Saturated

The answer to this Puzzle would be a single word. 1. Dancing Descent 2. Cryptic Rebuses for another idea? 3. Fish type, maybe? Crustacean, few, Culture, finest(4,1) or (1,4) Dear, spoken, tanks, ...
19
votes
2answers
956 views

Let us all join the party for hope!

The students at Hope's Peak Academy decided to throw a party to have some thrills and chills (and let's stop there, please!) They played all sorts of games with each other, and now it's time for the ...
51
votes
6answers
5k views

What makes an Interesting Puzzle™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee and their spin-off What is a Number™ series. I like What is an Adjective Noun™ puzzles. Here are a few I ...
30
votes
2answers
2k views

Parallelisation

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids Puzzlers, I am presenting a set of six duo-grids! Of course, I need to tell you how they work - you are given a grid. Looking at it,...
35
votes
2answers
2k views

This puzzle's main portion is a piece of… cake?

10 + 1 puzzles to feast upon! See the formatting (hit "edit") for transcriptions for Puzzles 4, 5, 7 and 9. You'll want to enlarge some of the images (there's nothing hidden, it's just that the text ...
9
votes
3answers
559 views

Ruklo Town Adventure

Last night you were enjoying a drink in the tavern. While keeping to yourself, you overheard the following conversation behind you: Man 1: ... but how are we ever going to afford that? Man 2: ...
11
votes
4answers
2k views

Take note, this is my favorite thing

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #30: Metapuzzles. Please note: This puzzle IS a metapuzzle. If someone wants to put the integrity into question, I'll feel free to privately send an answer. I'...
12
votes
1answer
443 views

Missing, 'till the very end

You wake up in a stark corridor, with a fully illuminated ceiling, black walls and large square white tiles the width of the corridor tiling the floor. Looking around, you notice a small piece of ...
12
votes
1answer
2k views

I, for one, welcome our new

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #30: Metapuzzles... For two months, the ship had hovered above the world ... silent, unmoving, just relentlessly hovering in a fixed spot over a desolate ...
7
votes
1answer
331 views

Ode to the heroes, vanquisher of puzzles

These heroes, although not as rare as you might think as a new one is born every 2 weeks, are precious gems appreciated by all. Sometimes all you can do is stare at them, other times you can't help ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

Welcome To The Twisted Chamber!

Visual Transcripts ...
17
votes
1answer
386 views

Sensational clues

Some of the clues are images, because it seems like you can't do colors on SE. Like in a previous puzzle from me, if you get any "subanswers", I'll confirm them. This doesn't count answers to a ...
9
votes
3answers
694 views

I've got a riddle to put in the yard

I've got a riddle to put in the yard. Don't you all fret; it's really quite hard. A question I hide in these lines of bad phrase. Can you answer it and so just amaze? Thirteen and five squared ...
67
votes
1answer
2k views

Miniature Puzzle

This is my first post on here, and I doubt it'll be my last I figured that I probably should do a little puzzle because it's my first submission, but unfortunately, I'm way too literal Everything ...
12
votes
3answers
850 views

Metametacryptic

Inspired by Matt's metacryptic series, here's a metametacryptic. Solve the cryptic clues below to create two more clues. Solve those to create a final clue. Solve the final clue. Impenetrable union ...
19
votes
1answer
1k views

Community Metapuzzle - The Broken Time Machine

(This is the community metapuzzle, discussed in this meta thread. It requires answers from nine other puzzles linked below.) You find a mysterious device sitting on the ground. It's labelled in a ...
21
votes
3answers
1k views

Cryptic Clue Maze

The maze The paths Malfunctioning oven trade fixed kitchen (9) Damages small vehicles (5) Coastal airport department's vulnerability (3,8) Happy about rook color (4) Anger about queer, out ...
24
votes
10answers
3k views

Which US city is it?

This is a more advanced punzzle with a first level based on the same concept as this one. Each of the questions below is answered by the name of a US city which could be pronounced in a way that has ...