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Questions tagged [puzzle-identification]

This tag is for questions about the name or nature of a specific puzzle, given as much descriptive information about it as the asker possesses. For challenge questions where the asker knows the puzzle type and gives cryptic clues about it, use the [reverse-puzzling] tag instead.

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Trying to find a water measuring puzzle

I am trying to find this puzzle which I once came across as a kid, but can't seem to recall it properly now (or find it). It goes something like this. There is a reservoir of capacity 20 litres ...
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Neanderthal Man

A neanderthal walks into a room. Inside are a man and a woman with large sticks, surrounded by dozens of unintelligible glass discs and squares. The man (with the stick) comments he can see the ...
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Name of this kind of word puzzle: find a word with string of letters in the middle

This is a puzzle I have used with my school students, and I am wondering if it already has a name. The idea is to give a string of (often three) letters and to find a word with that string of letters ...
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How is that word-logi riddle called?

A few years ago, when I was a child, I really liked that one logic puzzle. I tried to google it but couldn't found a puzzle or name of the puzzle. It uses a grid similar to a crossword grid, in which ...
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Is there a more specific name for this type of arithmetic puzzle?

There are arithmetic puzzles with some numbers (typically four) and rules for combining them (perhaps just the four basic arithmetic operators or including things like combining digits 2 and 3 to make ...
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Arithmetic Puzzle

The British Independent and i newspapers run what they call an "Arithmetic Puzzle", which comprises a grid of nine cells, with each cell separated from the others by arithmetic symbols: (+ - / *), and ...
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What makes the “Who has the hat puzzle” so hard? How can this be effectively reused?

TL;DR: How do I use "outside of the box" thinking well in puzzle making? One of my friends came to school with a puzzle. It's a rather popular puzzle, but, us never having heard of it before, were ...
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What does this group of symbols mean?

This is what the puzzle looks like. Ꮒ̨̻̰̊̾ͥͦ͠Ꮛ̤̰̭̱̑̔̃̽̋ͬᏒ̡̼̯̳̺̳̺̙͖͈̠̂ ̗̗̗͔̮̀̾̉̃ͩ̿ͤᏁ̱̗͈̰̙̥̪́͊̅̎̅Ꮧ̵͚̥̼̫ͬ̒ͨ̏̅Ꮇ̥͉̂͛ͥ͛̽͐̕͟Ꮛ̨̫̭̋͛̆̋̾ What do they mean? It should be a name.
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Can anyone solve this?

My cousin sent me this today. I am totally confused with these characters.
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Cross between a crossword and sudoku. What's it called?

My wife is a big fan of crosswords. Years ago I ran across a book with an unusual puzzle that was basically a crossword mixed with sodoku. The center of the puzzle was an empty grid, perhaps 6x6, ...
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Looking for a specific puzzle game

There was a puzzle game on ZX-Spectrum computer called "Logo: Part I": http://www.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/screens/in-game/l/Logo-PartI.gif Basically, you can put tokens on the board; the ...
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Puzzle with numbers you have to add up to get given numbers? Can't remember the name

Basically what that title says. I remember a puzzle that had a white area in no specific shape that would give you large numbers on the outside and you have to fill in the boxes with numbers that add ...
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Is this two-sliding-block overlapped puzzle equivalent to the 8-puzzle?

I'm creating a new puzzle: two sliding blocks 8-puzzle, one on top of the other. Several pieces are covered and cannot be moved until the covering piece moves away. The objective is to pair colors, no ...
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What term is used for puzzles that involve finding the correct sequence of mathematical operators?

There's a class of puzzles that require the solver to arrange a set of numbers so that they result in a desired outcome by manipulating mathematical operators. Example: Using the numbers [1,3,5,7,...
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What are some puzzles where it is difficult (for humans) to determine if there is a solution without trying to solve it

I'm looking for straightforward puzzle types where it is difficult to determine ahead of time whether or not there will be an solution to the puzzle (and therefore one must either try to solve it, or ...
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Solution or Origin of logic puzzle

This is not my puzzle and I do not know the solution. This was shared to me by a friend. Their former boss told them this riddle. I was told this question originated from Steven's Institute of ...
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What is another name for this Dell puzzle?

I remember, when filling out variety puzzle books from Dell Publishing, there being one or two logic puzzles per book called "Eight Ball." I really like these puzzles, but I can find NO information on ...
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Puzzle Type for employment test

I am taking a logic test for employment. I'm trying to find practice questions to help me prepare. The type of questions on the test are, for example: 5 people are in line, George is ahead of Jim ...
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Column-complete latin square problem: everyone rotates through all seats, never sitting at the same seat as another more than once

The problem that this applies to is difficult to explain (for me), which may account for a lot of why I cannot solve it. The example below should highlight the process for which I want to come up with ...
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Identifying this cube

I have a MoYu cube that goes quite well, but I am unsure what model it is. I have looked everywhere, but to no avail. Pictures for the cube and its insides have been provided. Thanks in advance! (...
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Is this a puzzle? Cup cakes

This picture was in a pippi long-stocking book ( the lauren child version). This picture looked to me like it should be a sequence. Does it?
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How to solve this Morse code like puzzle

I am trying to solve this Puzzle based Geocache. It is simply this string on dots and dashes --.-..-....-.---...--.--.---..-..--..-..---.--.--..--..--.---..-..---.-..--..-..--..---.-..---..--.--.....
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Grid based color changing puzzle

I am trying to identify the minigame used in the game Fontanero (the code for it is here). It consists of a 3x3 grid of squares, and each square is red or green. You can click on a square to invert ...
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Help me save Christmas - clock and word puzzle

My friend created this puzzle, it tells the Grinch's plan to ruin Christmas. I need to derive the plan from the clocks I have counted that there are 60 words. The clue is that time doesn't go ...
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Possible number based cipher… but which one?

Here's a sequence of numbers: 133, 173, 30, 133, 176, 160, 171, 63, 137, 176, 160, 60, 177 I'm sure they are an important part of a puzzle I'm trying to solve which I found hidden in an image - ...
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Need help to decipher this encrypted text

I am relatively new to deciphering texts and I have the following ciphertext: xbt ufp ekyzkikn dt nkojvhk? e ndmr jfo nggv du kwjt gun pjv. I tried Caesar Cipher but to no avail. It would be ...
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Is there probability based Knight-Knave puzzles?

Have you seen Knight-Knave puzzles based on probability rather then facts? For example a puzzle with condition like this: Knight tells the answer, probability to which according to his knowledge is ...
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What's that puzzle that goes like, Person A Never lies Person B Always lies ..etc

What's the full puzzle that goes like Person A Never lies Person B Always lies Person C I don't remember.. Then they all say what they have and it continues like Person A says that person B is lying ...
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Solution or name to this puzzle

I bought this puzzle at a local market and the vendor could not tell me, what kind of solution this has. Is the ring supposed to come off completely? And does anyone know the name / solution to this?