Questions tagged [rebus]

A puzzle that uses images and/or text, where solving the puzzle requires examination of the components' attributes.

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What did I do yesterday Rebus?

What did I do yesterday ? Above image is the rebus. Src : slightly copied .
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A Game You Know

What game am I thinking of? Answers should contain the game's name and an explanation. I believe this is a medium difficulty rebus, let's see how fast you guys can solve it :)
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Finish the illustration's caption

Shown below is an excellent illustration from the obscure textbook "Aquatic Waterfowl and the Physical Properties that Govern Them," written by Quincy Adams Wagstaff. While the acclaimed professor of ...
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Religious animals

Since I've been only answering so far, I figured I should try creating some puzzles of my own, too. Please be gentle. :-) Anyway, here's a rebus-like puzzle, but this time the answers are single ...
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Yellow-X-Blue Rebus

Bonus points for explaining the question title. Clue #1 Clue #2 Clue #3 Clue #4 Clue #5 Clue #6 Clue #7 Clue #8
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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 does this Java code represent?

The following is a text rebus in the form of a Java program: ...
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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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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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11 Harry Potter rebus puzzles which together spell a word

11 Harry Potter rebus puzzles. When you have solved them all, there is a word they are hiding. Hint:
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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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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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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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NaCl - Rebus puzzle

Solve the following rebus puzzle: NaCl * H2O H2O * NaCl ------------ CCCCCCC
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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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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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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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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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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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Check my drawing skills!

I was never too good at drawing, but... if this is the case, there is a word associated with this bmp image. Find out which one. Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Hint 5: Hint 6:
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ma(c + n + s) =?

This is an original puzzle. It may require some specific knowledge, but nothing that can't be easily acquired. ma(c + n + s) = ? To steer you in the right direction, there are no acronyms involved....
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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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Flags and numbers point to an item of modern culture

Believe it or not, this rebus encodes the name of a well-known item of modern popular culture. Can you find out what it is? Hint #1:
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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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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 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 to ...
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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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Cryptic Rebuses Hit the Books

In order to learn more about Emily Dickinson and T. S. Eliot, who made cameos here and here, cryptic rebuses are going to the library. If you're unsure how cryptic rebuses work, you may want to check ...
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An Ailing Assassin

Since moving to the countryside, I've taken up a side job as an assassin. While camping out with a doctor, they told me that I had contracted an illness. However, since I didn't take any money with me,...

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