Questions tagged [mystery]

A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident through analyzing clues and deducing conclusions.

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The mystery of NOC +10

NOC +10 On March 6th, 2015, a YouTube channel named "Noc +10" was created. Since that day, this channel is uploading some really darkly mysterious videos. I will start saying something about the name ...
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Man’s Best Friend

I loved my best friend. He was always there for me. I brought him home on my own when I was young, but my parents didn’t like him at all. They would always yell at me whenever I’d share my food with ...
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Double whammy murder case! What happened?

It's Friday the 13th, and you and a group of 7 friends from the "Survivor" club belonging to University LeMao (A, B, C, D, E, F, and G) go camping. You're all pretty good friends, and talk quite a ...
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Who is the murderer? - logic puzzle

Three men are arrested on charges of murder. They make the following statements. First suspect: I'm not guilty of murder. Second suspect: the third suspect is the murderer. Third suspect: the first ...
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Murder of the President - Part 6

This is Part 6 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle series. If you have not already, check out the answers for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit Murder of the President - ...
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Choose a picture

This is my first time to make a puzzle so it might be simply and easy. You are trapped in a huge room. You found 5 different pictures on the wall. Picture A- A red circle with a green background ...
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Red herrings in detective puzzles

OK, so I've written several detective puzzles. Part 1 turned out to be what I'd consider balanced for difficulty: it had a clearly-correct answer, and took about half a day to be solved. Part 2 was ...
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Who is the killer now?

One day the local police from the Stack Exchange community received a concerned call from one of the bakeshop owners nearby. Police: Good Morning, this is S.E. Police. How may I help you? Bakeshop ...
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Murder on Stack Exchange!

Disclaimer: no offence is intended to any of the puzzling.SE users mentioned (or not mentioned) here! I was inspired by this question to use them as characters, with no regard for reality. You are ...
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Four people in a dark lift

This is an old puzzle and won't take long to be solved, but I think it's a useful addition to the site. In a hotel in France at the time of the German occupation, two men and two women are in a ...
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The untimely death of Dr. Wenzel: What give-away clue is hidden in the crime scene image?

Dr. George Wenzel and his colleague Dr. Martin Hupp are two expert biochemists researching brain-wave-changing drugs. Their work has long been regarded as being worthy of the Nobel Prize, in ...
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Conversation with a cop - please explain

I've heard the following second half of a story: A policeman got out of the car and saw the boy. He walked up to him and said amiably, "What's your name?" "Shut up!" the boy replied. "...
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Computer Crisis Takeover! [Part 3]

This is part 3 of a series of multiple parts about a takeover of all the computers on earth. The links to previous questions are here: Computer Crisis Takeover! [Part 1] Computer Crisis Takeover! [...
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Who committed the murder?

Inspector Rottman is investigating the murder of a young clergy assistant in the quiet village of Roeville. Having already done some detective work, he has the following three main suspects: ...
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Death cases of computer technician

Police found the body of a computer technician in front of his computer, with a belly wound. There was a possibility of the victim bleeding to death after being stabbed with a sharp object. There were ...
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The Sinister Killer

The body was lying naked on the floor of an apartment living room. Crime scene investigators and forensics were inspecting the body and the nearby area. You, detective Randy, opened the door and ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 4

The sky is dark, filled with black clouds. The sun, high in the sky, still shining, trying to cut through the dark, thick, black clouds. The moon, slowly turning red, slowly taking over. You hear a ...
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Nerd on the Loose III - WHO, WHAT & WHY

Preface. After the extraordinarily easy "riddle", I guess I can wrap out everything in this "detective" puzzle. Background. Professor Swannie Taco is a genius in most fields of science and technology....
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Strategy for solving many-clue detective puzzles [closed]

There are some puzzles that require sorting out many possible clues, such as The SErial Killer's killer and Mysterious Murder Mystery 3. They are often mysteries. What is a good way to organize ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 3

Two of the officers arrest Detective Randy White; one was holding him, while the other was putting handcuffs on Mr. White. You see that the whole Investigation department talking, some whispering to ...
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The SErial Killer (Part 3)

This puzzle is part of a series - part 1 is here and part 2 is here. Any comments I make on the OP are canonical and out of character (OOC). Any comments I post on answers are for flavour only. Since ...
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Murder of the President - Part 5

This is Part 5 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle series. If you have not already, check out the answers for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit, Murder of the President - ...
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The SErial Killer's killer

On the warm and windy night of November 12, Joe was coming back home. He ordered pizza from the car, to be delivered at 8 PM. Once he got back, he realized that one of his windows was slightly ajar. ...
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The SErial Killer (Part 2)

This puzzle is part of a series - part 1 is here. Any comments I make on the OP are canonical and out of character (OOC). Any comments I post on answers are for flavour only. Update: As it turns out, ...
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Murder of the President - Part 4

This is Part 4 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle series. If you have not already, check out the answers for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit and the answers for Murder of ...
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The SErial Killer (Part 1)

This is part of a series which I'll be continuing if this goes down well enough. If you have any feedback on the puzzle (too hard, too easy, not clear enough, etc) I'd appreciate it so that future ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 2

"Take her away!" commands the police officer, as two other officers handcuff the blonde woman. "Good work, Detective! I can see why you were named the number one detective. Keep up the great work!". ...
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Murder of the President - Part 3

This is Part 3 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle. If you have not already, you might want to see the answer for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit and the answer for Murder ...
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Who's been stealing Jenny's milk?

Jenny works in an office with four other colleagues and someone has been using her milk. She finds this very annoying as she likes her mid-afternoon tea and she simply can't enjoy the second half of ...
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Man shot from inside car - how did the killer escape? [closed]

A man was shot dead in his car. The doors are closed, and locked. The windows are up. The keys are in the ignition. It's clear from the fragmentation around the bullet hole in the front windshield ...
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Murder of the President - Part 2

This is Part 2 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle series. If you have not already, you might want to see the answer for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit before you begin ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery [closed]

Last year, December 21, 2013, you were awarded the "#1 Detective in the World" for solving more than 50 murders. Your boss gave you a promotion, contingent upon your moving to Chicago. You agreed and ...
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Murder of the President - Part 1

I am trying something new. This detective riddle/brainteaser will be the first of 5+ parts in a case to solve the murder of the president. Each part will give you a clue (usually a place to go for the ...
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The robbery of the Black Forest Inn

in December 1496, after a rainy day, an inn somewhere in the Black Forest, on one of the major north-south roads, was visited by a group of highwaymen in the middle of a freezing cold night. ...
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Sherlock and the Luncheon

Sherlock had been invited to lunch by a rich man in London. He went to the man's house and found that the lunch was actually a huge party and there were a lot of people around. Dreadful, he thought....