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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What is a Mediocre Word™?

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. Main puzzle: If a word conforms to a special ...
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What number goes in the ?? box?

A simple pattern puzzle What is the number in the ?? box? Why? No programming please.
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What is a Fun Puzzle?

What is a Fun Puzzle? I was curious to learn what makes a puzzle Fun so that I could devote my time to only working on Fun Puzzles. With that goal in mind, I set out to make a list of Fun and Not Fun ...
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Rare but Abundant in Hill and Hole

I am uncommon, But a worthy goal. Rare but abundant In hill and hole. Who am I? You may already know the answer, so the task is not to answer the riddle per se, but to solve the following 'What is a ...
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What is a Trio Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Trio Word™. Use the ...
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You've been caught, sweetie

I sent six puzzles to the Times but received the following reply: Dear Sir, We are sorry to reject your sequential crossword submissions for the following reasons: The squares must be 15x15 or 21x21 ...
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Vowelburger™ Downtown Brown

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here Business has been slow this past year. As such, we've decided to create and market a whole new burger for faithful customers. May I remind you, we still hold ...
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What is a Building Block Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. Hopefully, after the considerable amount of these types of puzzles on this website, ...
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Do you agree, or do you have to think about it?

Try make sense of the characters written below. It should lead you to a person. C: 57 350 676 (6) E: 68 79 (4) GL 18 I Ma (3) Who is this person?
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Should You Take the Pill?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms Your head is throbbing like mad. You try to get your bearings as you look around the laboratory. Shattered beakers and spilled chemicals are ...
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What is an Accessible Word? [duplicate]

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. I'm pretty sure this hasn't been done already. If a word conforms to a ...
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Your typical math sequence

1, 2, 16, 4, 16, 16, 52, ?, 52, 16, 52, ?, 40, 52, ? What are these question marks? a) 8, 16, 160 b) 16, 8, 190 c) 52, 16, 160 d) 8, 25, 90 e) Impossible to determine
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What is a Waiting Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule I call it a Waiting Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Checkmate Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Checkmate Word™. Use ...
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What is a Union Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. After a long period of division, tends to unite; After a long period of ...
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What is an Outside 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 an Outside Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is an Even 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 an Even Word™. Use the examples ...
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A Connect Wall You Can Count On

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 connected words. The resulting four words also have a connection which is a seven-letter word. ONE POTATO PINK FOUR CORN RANCH SOY SINGLE ...
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What is a Useful 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 Useful Word™. Use the examples ...
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Mensa sample question - squares with shaded and unshaded parts

I found some sample Mensa IQ test questions at the Mensa Singapore website. There were 8 questions inside it. I managed to answer most of them without too much problem, however, I could not answer the ...
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MARRIED : 47 :: BLESS :?

I am preparing for a competitive exam, and I am stuck on this problem which I found in one of the practice test. I found this question on tcyonline. The practice test is not accessible to everyone. ...
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What is a Russian 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 Russian Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a Southpaw Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by [JLee][2] with a special brand of [Phrase™][3] and [Word™][4] puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Southpaw ...
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Country Outliers

You are given a note from a language nerd, which is: If Japan is 239, Then Germany is 4. Greece is 14, While Italy is 3. Now, Philippines has 412. But Norway has 2357! Now you are given 3 questions: ...
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What is a Samsaran 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 Samsaran Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a Scott Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.Template taken from Rubio. After seeing so many of these puzzles, I thought that it ...
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Another Visual Connect Wall

Inspired by this recent Connect Wall The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 connected words. The resulting four words also have a connection, but in this case, the final connection ...
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What is a Trimpar 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 Trimpar Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is an Ipsum 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 an Ipsum Word™. Use the examples ...
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IQ test puzzles - diagonal line shapes, curly line shapes

What is correct answer for these two IQ puzzles and why?
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A Short Connect Wall

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 connected words. Additionally, each of the four groups can be represented by a single group-word. Finally, the four group-words are connected ...
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An Only Connect Wall

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 thematically connected words. What are those connections and groups? Text version: SHIFT OPTION RED FLAP BLACK BOOK LANE CONTROL STOCK ...
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What is a Workman 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 Workman Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a Homeless Word™?

Based on the What is a Word/Phrase™, If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Homeless Word™. Use the following examples below to find the rule. Homeless Words™ Not Homeless Words™ MOP ...
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Help! My animals have gone missing

I need your help. I am the proud owner of 17 animals. Unfortunately they have all gone missing in the past few weeks and I have a feeling they could be hiding in the States somewhere. Can you help me ...
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What is a Digital Word™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee. Digital Words™ are words that follow a certain rule. If a word follows this rule, it is a Digital Word™. ...
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What's the rule? [closed]

Given the list of ordered pairs: (1,1), (2,2), (3,3), (4,4), (5,5), (1,4), (2,4), (1,2), (3,1), (5,1), (3,5) 1 and 2 make 4 laugh, but only 5 makes 1 laugh. What's the rule? I've been staring at ...
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What is a Lefthide Word™?

This is based on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, started by JLee. If a word satisfies a certain property, it is called an Lefthide Word™. Use the example word lists ...
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What is an Atom Splitting Word™?

This is based on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, started by JLee. If a word satisfies a certain property, it is called an Atom Splitting Word™. Use the example word ...
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The London safes and their mysterious combinations

Here's the first riddle I invented for Puzzling SE. Hope you'll enjoy solving it. This story takes place during World War II. A German spy is assigned the task to sneak overnight into a military base ...
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Progressive matrices of arrows

The following puzzle is from trytalentq.com. I tried counting the number of arrows in each direction but it doesn't quite work. I have a few more similar problems but at the moment I would like to ...
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Vowelburgers™ Chef's Special #3

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle. Hope you enjoyed our previous Chef's Specials: #1 and #2 Our chef went way ahead to prepare the biggest Vowelburger™ menu to date! There is a burger for every ...
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What is a Flamenco Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word satisfies a certain property, it is called a Flamenco Word™. ...
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What is a Scanning Word™?

Based on the What is a Word/Phrase™, If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Scanning Word™. Use the following examples below to find the rule. Scanning Words™ Not Scanning Words™ SECT ...
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What is a Triple-decker word™?

I have a rule which makes a word a triple-decker word™. Use my list below to see if you can figure out the rule: Triple-decker Words™ Not Triple-decker Words™ BABOON CAPUCHIN RAVINE CREVASSE ...
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What is a Complete Word™?

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. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Complete Word™. ...
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What is a Coalescent 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 Coalescent Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is an Amplified 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 an Amplified Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a Star Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Star Word™. Use the ...

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