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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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Mysterious Murder Mystery - The Four Brothers

You get a call in the middle of the night which wakes you up violently—a call which you were not expecting. Your cell phone rings loudly because you have forgotten to turn the ringer off from the day ...
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Who stole my laptop?

It’s obvious that one of my “friends” was lying to me back in March this year. Someone who knew I’d be gone stole my $1,500 laptop and my crappy old broken microwave (I probably won’t ask for that one ...
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Locate the hacker: Part 2

This is a continuation of Locate the hacker. Be sure to read through part 1 and the accepted answer first so you can get an idea of how to solve this. There are no tricks here. There’s no breaking of ...
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Smart Students in a Murder Madhouse

Alright detectives, we got a good ol' who dunnit here. Notes given to you by the department before you begin your examination of the place: May. Unclear Reasoning. During Evening. Raining. ...
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Morse Code I can't solve

Help me decode this morse code into plain text. I can't solve it because it has no spaces. Text version: ..-.-..--.-.-...-...-..---.--.....-....-. Ending Part Might be: -- -.-- ... . .-.. ..-. "...
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Can You Figure It Out? (Chapter One)

Once upon a time, there was a boy of only 13. His name was Constantine A. Sittine and he lived in the quiet suburbs in a small town in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a cold and stormy, winter night when ...
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Watching moments in a cat's life: friction

It's in the little moments It's in the grand schemes In galaxies, as well as the life story of each sand grain, It drives some insane, it keeps some in their lane, it leads some to abstain Me? I'm ...
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The cryptic college campus killer

You are gathered around the latest victim with your partner. This has been the fourth one this month, and yet you are no closer to solving the mystery. The victim is a history student, apparently lead ...
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Determining the meaning of a challenge coin

I saw this rather cool looking challenge coin the other day, and I was wondering what the associated binary on the back of it means, as it isn't standard ASCII. I'd appreciate it if you all have any ...
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It's just a little weight

It's been a while since I've posed a riddle; so I'm back with a simple one! I hope you all enjoy, and as always, good luck! Sally went to the farmer's market, with her daily $100\,\text{lbs}$ of ...
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Abducted and taken to which city?

Yesterday (April 22, 2015), Dr Jerico Wong, a prominent researcher and experimental physicist at SciCorp Industries in Chattanooga, Tennessee, had monumental successes in his cold fusion experiments. ...
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A murder in the Puzznk rock band

There has been a murder! Crazy Dan, one of the members of the Puzznk rock band, was found dead on the ground after a wild party with the other band members last Saturday. He didn't die of an overdose ...
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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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Crack this safe

Yet another investigation calls you to the home of John Speldnick, a criminal with ties to a terrorist organization that had plans of bombing the subway station in the metropolitan area. Luckily, ...
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Caesar and the Roman Murders

Caesar was quietly sipping a good cup of coffee at a cafe in Rome when a police officer suddenly approached him. We need you, (s)he said! We have a very complicated case and the primary victims here ...
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The murder of the captain

One day, in the interstellar space near the system "Calibri"... The battleship B15, controlled from the control ship and flagship "Wielder", has just destroyed an opposing control ship with a long-...
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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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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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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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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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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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The Death of Violet Hunter

March 2019, USA: Star detective Shackle Losmer was sitting in his room when his assistant, Wat Johnson, burst in. "Detective Losmer!" "Hello, Wat," said Shackle, reading yesterday's newspaper while ...
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Mysterious Murder

A man and his wife are on vacation. They take a ship to and from an island resort. After the vacation, the man is reported by their travel agent and arrested for the murder of his wife. How did the ...
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What is the passcode?

Another unsolved case for you to investigate. This one concerns a robbery of very sensitive government information, along with the murder of several former government secret agents. The CIA has ...
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Old Gregory had a farm: The Missing Eggs

Gregory is a farmer and every morning he makes sure to harvest the eggs of his chickens. He has 72 chickens and 12 chickens in each cage, so a total of 6 cages. Each of his chickens lays only one egg ...
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The Mystery of Lake Laberge

The following document was enclosed in a tattered box, on the shores of Lake Laberge. To: Mission control Subject: Zo'Ardi investigation Much progress has been made in the investigation. The divers ...
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A strange sight in London

While travelling in London, I noticed something strange. I saw some numbers which appeared to be counting up but which then switched to counting down. Later on, I saw the same thing, but the numbers ...
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“suicide” from a window

A woman died from falling out of a window of a 100-story building and landing on her back, breaking her neck. While they knew it was from a window, they weren't sure which. They also were unsure if ...
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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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The Group Meeting and An Argument

I was just coming back from my classes in the evening when I heard voices coming from an old house. So, being naturally curious, I figured there were groups of people and eavesdropped and here's what ...
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Mystery Puzzle Riddle

I don't know how to solve this. When the clock stops at three, it stirs the anger in me. See me at: E-FL W-SL S-FP N-Boundary P.S: You See, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.
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There is a secret message in the picture

There is a secret message in the picture, can you find it? This picture is from the 50 trillion dollars challenge from the free ebook "Muko and the Secret". This one is already solved so I hope I do ...
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The Robber in the Agency [closed]

Special agent John Washington looked at the four men standing across him. “We are going to get Devious Dan this time,” The FBI man growled. “Dead or alive.” The men nodded and jumped on to their ...
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There is a secret message in the picture #2

There is a secret message in the picture, can you find it? This solution is also a clue (how to solve) to the previous one - There is a secret message in the picture. This picture was neither used ...
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Can you find the killer?

Mystery Cipher: Rakesh murdered in his office. CID arrested four suspects. Mehul Patel - Business partner Reena - His wife Ekta - His Secretary Chirag - His Servant All these ...
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Who is the hitman? [closed]

You are an agent in the FBI and you have been assigned to another investigation. A murder has been committed in an undisclosed location and it is your job to identify the suspect. Your team has ...
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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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Who killed the husband? [duplicate]

There is a round house with only one room. There is a maid who does everything, a butler who usually gets the mail, an annoying husband, and a lazy wife in the house. The husband is murdered ...
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How Did The Tellers Mom And Police Know [duplicate]

Can anyone solve this riddle? A bank is getting robbed and one of the robbers tells one of the tellers to give him all of the money. The teller tells him she doesn't have access to it. ...
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Who is a real time traveller and who is lying?

A person is locked up in a mental institution because he claims that he's been having clairvoyant visions from ages long time ago. At some point, it becomes evident that he actually tells the truth ...
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Who’s the serial down-voter?

Amanda, Frank, and Michael are 3 users on Stack Exchange. One of them was serial down-voting. Can you figure out who the culprit is? Evidence: Amanda has been suspended for sock-puppetry numerous ...
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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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Detective, what is the password?

The police suspect a teenager named Joe of planning to murder his ex-girlfriend's entire family. The evidence is locked in Joe's computer. Failing to hack into the computer, the police find Joe's ...
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Cipher: Find the murderer

Bob was killed by someone. This is what you found at the crime scene: the person who ended bob's life is Iapes Ehzn also, the person is Ictlb Puod Jolin Hera Rivka Mond Hyman Yarn   ...
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A murder mystery I’ll host at a bar

I’m hosting game night at my regular bar, and I’m gong to stage a murder mystery. Each of the suspect will make 4 statements, one of which is known to be a lie. I tried to construct it as soundly as ...
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A locked room puzzle

“They’re in the drawing room, Sir,” said the constable who was waiting outside the doors. The house — perhaps mansion was a better word — was a square, four storey building in two acres of grounds. ...
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Holmes Improvement Case 2: Cursed Cove

After the success of the first case you've had as a detective, Interpol has given you another strange mystery. The Loch Ness of Scotland is becoming a site of interest for many recent disappearances. ...
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Murder in a bar [closed]

Two men enter a bar. They are served identical drinks with poison. One lives; the other dies. How is that possible?
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Finding the murderer

There are six suspects "Siva", "Durga", "Ekagra", "Naman", "Aniket" and "Manish". Amartya has written the murderer name in secretly in his diary in a mysterious way as "DVVPQ". Police were unable to ...
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Who is the Culprit

One day you were at the hospital that you work at. You have 7 people you are over for their residency, since you are the head pediatric doctor. There was Ava, Ben, Chris, Delilah, Evan, Francine, and ...