Questions tagged [pattern]

A puzzle in which you spot the pattern that links a set of given data items (like numbers, letters, music tunes). Usually, you use your insights into the pattern to find one or more new elements of the set.

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Find the last number in the pattern [closed]

There are 5 columns in a table. Column 1: Heart outline, Filled spade, Filled Clover Column 2: 2, 3, 12 Column 3: 3, 2, 18 Column 4: 4, 3, 24 Column 5: 3, 4, BLANK What goes in the blank and why? ...
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Is Daryl's Mail Legit This Time?

You are the lead mail inspector for a large prison. One of your jobs is to check all incoming and outgoing mail for any contraband and for any hidden information or codes, which are often of a ...
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The favorite movie puzzle

Here is a list of my favorite movies in order. The Godfather II Ben-Hur Airplane! Goodfellas Dr. Strangelove Seven Samurai The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ? Once Upon A Time In The West French Connection ...
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What is a Dual Word?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ series started by JLee If a word satisfies a certain property it is called a Dual Word. Here are some examples: Dual Words Not Dual Words BARRED BANNED ...
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The Doors in the Hallway

On the phone, an acquaintance of yours sounds panicked I know it sounds crazy, but you gotta listen to me. Earlier today I got assaulted by a group of robed people, and now I just woke up in the ...
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Logical Test: Line Shapes [closed]

What is the logic behind these patterns? What shape should the question mark (?) be in each of them? First question: Second question: Third question:
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The return of the messy chemist

My Chemistry teacher is at it again. Today, I cautiously approached his office and stopped in the doorway instead of walking right in - and it's a good job I did. There he was again - bent over on the ...
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What is the next word in this long sequence?

Which one of the four answers fit the word sequence below and why? Am As On An Or Or On ? Four choices: 1. At 2. Or 3. Law 4. Over
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Cultural fair IQ question of crosses with each line being styled (thin, thick, wavy) [closed]

I've been looking at it for quite some time, but there seems to be no definite pattern. All I can think of is arbitrary nonsense, so you can just as well say it's the 1st shape, because of a random / ...
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What is 12 in this same pattern?

7 = 31674ZS 8 = 883011SO 9 = 166037352UR 10 = 434782608W...
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A colorful Connect Wall you can almost taste

The 16 prompts below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which may be placed in all four of those groups. #F0F8FF (240, 100%, 50%) (255, 215, 0) Aqua (...
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Colour in a 5 by 5 grid, with evolution rules, so that the starting grid is the same as the output grid

Colour in a 5 by 5 grid using the colours Red, Blue, Green and Yellow. Each cell is considered to have 4 neighbours (to the left, right, above and below.) The grid wraps, so e.g. the top right is a ...
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What is an EQÜAL WORD (patent pending)

An EQÜAL WORD (patent pending) is a special type of word. You'll know it when you see it. Here are some examples, sponsored by the original, @JLee! What is an EQUAL WORD, and why is it called that? ...
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What is a Wyrrd™?

In honor of the long-running What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, came up with this puzzle myself. There's a special rule that can be ...
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A Connect Wall to watch and seek answers about

The 16 words below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which can be placed in all four of those groups. DANCE ENTER ESCAPE HEROES INSERT JACKAL LETTER ...
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Who Are The Final Two Contenders, and Who Won?

Hello! I'm Mike, and welcome to your 3rd annual "Needle in a Haystack" awards! We'll have just five rounds of competition, followed by judging, then your champ! In each round, the ...
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Usually two different meanings

I'm looking for a 6-letter word. 837195260 402368571 154093682 683407251 78396514 57364028
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The four of us, hidden

I'm looking for a seven letter word. (P's)(I's)(S's) wispsuauntrimmtuerngermn
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Dots structures codified

Here are patterns of white and black dots and list of numbers that somehow describe those patterns. What combinations correspond to numbers on the right side? (black dots in the last line form a ...
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Find the 3 Famous Numbers

There are 3 clues hidden in the poem below. Each clue reveals a famous number. Find the 3 famous numbers and explain your answer in detail. By. This. I. reveal three clues displaying The relentless ...
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A Connect Wall to be a proper knight

The 16 words below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which can be placed in all four of those groups. GUN JAY KILL LOCK LODGE MAZE MIDNIGHT MORE ...
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Complete sets of pictures by replacing blanks

I made a couple of new ones. I liked making the first one the most. The first one seems to be the easiest for me but I can see someone getting stuck on it if they don't figure out the idea. The second ...
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Fill the blank with an image that fits into the given set

I tried to make them not too boring. The intended solution is very hard so I tried to slightly hint at it by implementing multiple solutions that lead to the same answer. I also tried to make more ...
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Each snowflake is beautiful but some are "pretty"

Let's define "snowflakey" pattern as Regular polygon surrounded by other regular polygons number of surrounding polygons equals to a number of angles of polygon in the middle Here are two ...
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A Connect Wall to help you relax

The 16 words below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which can be placed in all four of those groups. BEAN BEE BACK CAN EON EYES FLAG HEART INK PEA ...
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What is a RanchWord™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ series started by JLee If a word follows a certain rule it is called a RanchWord™. Here are some examples: RanchWords™ Not RanchWords™ AMUSED PLEASED ...
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My aunt likes food, but not drinks

My aunt likes some things, but not others: She likes food, but not drinks. She likes to create, but not to paint. She has a boat, but would never want a car. She likes to pogo, but not to jump. She ...
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Incorrect solution to IQ test question from Jordan Peterson video?

Link to video Shorthand: Horizontal rectangles called bars, vertical rectangles called poles. Ba = Black, Bu = Blue, Y = yellow Sequence is counted from top-right to bottom-left. Patterns: In every ...
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A strange number pattern, isn't it?

This looks like a strange number sequence to me. Or is it? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 ? ? ? ? ? So what are ...
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My uncle likes toast but not cereal

My uncle likes some things but not others. He likes toast but not cereal. He likes bicycles but not motorbikes. He likes ice but not water. He likes lamps but not lava lamps. He likes claw hammers ...
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Country name pattern

Here are some specific country names: 1 Peru or Cuba 2 Mali or Angola 3 Laos 4 Oman or Nepal 5 ____ Please fill in the blank that will give you a country name that fits the pattern and ...
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The ethical one

Here is a sequence of eight entries in total. I, T ,E and H are given as you can see but what should replace the question marks... ??ITEH?? Once you've figured out how to approach this puzzle, tell ...
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A Party of Five

AMVVUEIGURISUCOLKTAUEETS STTSIAOGMSEUHTLECTLH ADBDECAECRNEPRPIGTEAAAISLNSNCIIENONG EAAUAMSRFERORIICIPCEAAA SUBSMWIAATMLEITETETYR GDEEUNEXTUENERMONBOOMDSEIRUYSSS SPRGAAARADLUMALNGDAAASANNTLDFO ...
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Three More Adjacent Riddles ("this place of beauty")

(As before, the puzzle only makes sense/has a unique answer as a whole, but "easy ins" have been strategically placed.). Please explain every line rather than just the final 3 answers. I and ...
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I promise, never again! [duplicate]

The first 15 non-negative integers are written below. The 16th number contains 4 digits! - yet it is the next and the last term. No special knowledge required. Try see if you can find a pattern and ...
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Make sense of what you see

Make sense of what you see below. Replace the question marks. ? E ? T ? R ? E ? U ? N ? E
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What are the next three letters in the pattern "OTTFFSS"? [duplicate]

This is a very easy puzzle when the reasoning clicks: What are the next three letters in the pattern "OTTFFSS"? So what are they? HINT:
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Three Adjacent Riddles

When I am two There is an Irrelevant Announcement Of surprise, with uff For I am really six or thirteen. When the sun rises Over this eastern shore Hesitating briefly Before quickly passing this small ...
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A Connect Wall to start the day and motivate you

The 16 words below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which can be placed in all four of those groups. ANON BOARD CANDY CLOCK CRAZY DRUG DRUNK MARCH ...
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Dark Ring III - The Combo City™

So uhm, it's a bit embarrassing, but I've spilled some coffee on my brand new Dark Ring III combo manual (Thank you all lots for the previous games!). I've been loving the game, I even bought it brand ...
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Dark Ring II - Scholar of the First Combo™

I need your help again people! After finishing Dark Ring I, thanks to you all, I went and bought the second game in the series. It's a lot more complicated, but I also learned a lot more from the ...
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Dark Ring I - Prepare to Combo Edition™

My friend showed me a game recently, it's a little indie game called Dark Ring I, it's honestly pretty good and... I should get to the matter at hand. I'm reaching the final boss, and I tried looking ...
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Thirteen in a row

Replace the X's. There are thirteen entries in total. Words only. Spacing between the words are either 1, 5 or 30 (I'm sure it's easy to distinguish one from the other). The exact spacing itself is ...
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What it looks like

The answer consists of three words. Hint 1 Hint 2 (related to hint 1) Hint 3 (more decisive)
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What is a Sharp Number™?

This puzzle is based off and inspired by the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee and their spin-off What is a Number™ series. This was originally going to be a challenge for ...
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The Bouncer of the Last Circle

Following the success of your last paper, you received an invitation to The Last Circle, a private bar for mathematicians and logicians. But the bouncer in front of the only entrance won't let you in ...
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Progressive matrix with lines going out of circles in the cardinal directions [closed]

Here's a test that I could not solve.
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What is a Bipolar Country?

If a country conforms to a special rule, I call it a Bipolar Country. Here is a list, not exhaustive, of some Bipolar and non Bipolar countries: Bipolar Countries Non bipolar Countries FRANCE JAPAN ...
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What is a Bird city™?

If a city conforms to a special rule, I call it a Bird city™. Each city in the World can be tested. This is not a definitive list of Bird cities™. Bird cities™ Not Bird cities™ Paris - France ...
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What is a Texan Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Texan Word™. Each Word™ can be ...
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