Questions tagged [rebus]

A puzzle that is portrayed using images and/or text, where solving the puzzle requires examination of the components' attributes (for instance, word position or color) or meanings (for instance, the name of a depicted item, or mathematical symbols to indicate operations on words or letters).

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An old postal rebus

This was all that was written on the envelope: Where should it be delivered? (Saw this somewhere ages ago. The original source has been lost to time.)
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Rebus: Romance, Cats and a Pen

Find X, Y and Z from the above rebus.
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The little scamp!

My Daughter She always does the right thing (the opposite is true as well; she's a good girl), and she'd be the first to tell you it's never right to jump a fence or steal a car. But it is right to ...
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Monoalphabetic Geometry

This is a second puzzle from the Monoalphabetic Equation series, you can check out the previous one here. A set of letters has been replaced by $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$ and one symbol has been replaced ...
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A gloomy rebus with many outs

Solve the following rebus: 5.OUT 4.OUT 3.OUT 2.OUT 1.OUT The solution to this rebus is a gloomy phrase.
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A rebus from a while ago

This is an entry to the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #26: rebus. A few years back, I came up with the following. Can you tell me what the picture is about? A small note for solvers - this does exist ...
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Suspiciouser and suspiciouser

I was sitting in the hotel lobby waiting for my taxi when I noticed a pretty suspicious-looking guy enter the building. Fedora and sunglasses, in October? Long trench coat and black leather gloves? ...
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My teacher gave me a puzzle one day

I told my teacher that I liked riddles and puzzles. As a matter of fact, I introduced him to the Puzzling Stack Exchange! Then, he got a sheet of paper, asked for a pen, and when he found one (I didn'...
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Stella and the president's secret notes

Jason Trump, president of the Untitled Statues Association, has left a notebook containing presumably important information lying around on his desk. Stella, his nosy assistant, takes a look only to ...
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Name that Movie

The following each describe a movie title. Figure out what they are! (I'm really bad at intros.) 1. :*:*!! 2. ...
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What are the tricks used in making a 'Rebus' puzzle?

There are quite a few ways rebus puzzles that hide a certain meaning. Some of them that I can recall off-hand are: Images - An image that just refers to what it looks like Placement - Placing a word ...
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What does this Java code represent?

The following is a text rebus in the form of a Java program: ...
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A new rebus that needs reflection

Here's a new rebus, hope you like it :)
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What word does this image represent?

First puzzle - just determine the word represented by the image.
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Bicycle Lock Combination

My bicycle lock looks like this: This rebus helps me remember the combination: I read it left to right, top to bottom. What's the combination, and why?
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My third Rebus puzzle

Solve the following rebus puzzle: L D BRIDGE See also (Rebus with Dracula) and (Another Rebus puzzle)
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Pokémon, Gotta Guess Them All!

Below are some "rebus" that lead to names of different Pokémons. However, here is the catch: The rebuses do not all explicitly lead to the name of Pokémons. The rebuses may be describing the Pokémon's ...
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Rebus puzzle: .25.25 .25.25

I've recently come across a Rebus puzzle from a friend that I cannot figure out. Anyone who can help, I would really appreciate it!! This is what it looks like below .25.25 .25.25 That is it. ...
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What word does this photo of a mouse represent?

What word does this photo of a mouse represent? Image source: adapted from Wikimedia commons.
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Video game puzzle

Each line of the puzzle is a different clue which refers to a different game. Once you've solved each clue take the first letter of the game and find the hidden message. Man called jon hates ...
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A quote in a program

Given the following bash program: sleep 120 exit echo "nothing" What movie quote is this referencing?
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Rebus with 20 song titles

Guess the 20 song titles depicted above.
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My two favorite scientists

Who are my two favorite scientists ?
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Written every which way

Looking for the name of a country. This puzzle is part of Recycling old answers.
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Nutter, Nutter, Peanut Butter

What's this then? ...
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Mathematical rebus: $x^2+15600=649x$

Which name of a large American city does the following equation represent? $$ x^2+15600=649x $$
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Mathematical rebus: a quote

This is a quote. $0=\frac{1}{\sqrt{\cot(7x)}}, 3562^{th} \land t\{x, y, z\}$ Some math may be required. Hint #1: Hint #2:
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Headbanging Emojis

Maybe you remember my emoji loving friend. To make it short, he heard about the current music challenge and sent me this (click for bigger version): (Emoji art supplied by Emoji One.)
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The Lord of the Puzzles

In 1904 (at the age of 12) J.R.R. Tolkien sent a "puzzle letter" (pictured below) to a family friend; Father Francis Morgan. What does it say? Obviously it would be trivially simple to google the ...
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Rebus this, Rebus that

Here are three medium difficulty, rebus puzzles,
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Rebus: Don't make me angry

Guess what this rebus represents???
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Rebus Puzzle Help!

Figured out the majority of the puzzle I think. There's just a couple things stumping me. Like the knights for one.
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Old School Rebus

This isn't my puzzle (none have been so far), but one I found. Taking the image above, please answer the three questions: Why is he likely to succeed in life? How do we know he's reached ...
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Spot the Differebus

This is an entry to the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #26: rebus. There are discrepancies between the two images below. When combined, those differences make a rebus for you to solve. Image 1: ...
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A number rebus!

What phrase does the following rebus represent? 146S873A2F469074E12T410943Y25 This is my first attempt at a rebus, so I'm wide open to suggestions for improvement!...
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Hm… Quick Rebus Time!

So I came up with a quick rebus puzzle this morning. Can you figure out what the answer is? HM01 ---- TM44
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Rebuses with an unknown symbol

Each picture features the same unknown symbol. What does it mean? Where would you place it fit in the final answer?
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To solve a simple heist

It happened by chance really. I was walking out from the bank when a man ran into me while rushing out. During our collision a piece of paper fell from his pocket. I quickly picked it up and tried ...
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What is this famous quote?

What famous quote is portrayed by the rebus below? The accepted answer will correctly explain every part.
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A stamp kingdom rebus

You may discover three members of which kingdom from the stamps?
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High and low rebus

What may the following represent? $\large\underline{US}$ $\large01100111$ $\large00\Large\color{green}\bullet$ The 3 rebuses give 3 proper nouns. They are in alphabetical and ...
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The next movie in this series is..?

Here is a series of movies that have something in common other than being thoroughly entertaining. Find the next movie in this series.
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Yet Another Simple Rebus

Try to solve this simple rebus. It's too simple and hope will be answered within an hour or two. If not, will add hints. :)
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NaCl - Rebus puzzle

Solve the following rebus puzzle: NaCl * H2O H2O * NaCl ------------ CCCCCCC
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What is the hidden phrase for this bottle cap?

I've recently come across some Lions Head Brewery beer, and under each of the bottle caps is a visual word puzzle. Using the pictures and characters on the cap, it creates some sort of phrase. For ...
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A rebus to 'Play' with

First crack at rebus (Suggestions are welcome)
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Elle Rend Le Coeur Plus Amoureux

"Protected... Always... Semimetal" I woke - I think - with those words in my mouth. I was in an odd state of mind and the words tasted strange in my mouth. I was not speaking a language of my country ...
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Rad Enigma Based Upon Sketches

The answer to this puzzle is what this puzzle is missing, besides well drawn pictures
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Young said it is here to stay

Here is an easy rebus: Can you find what it is about?
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Piece de Resistance - Four Dots in a Line

Four - Dots in a Line This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... Looking for the next challenge, you got rid of the ...