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Questions tagged [symbols]

Puzzles about foreign alphabets and weird encodings.

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What do these symbols mean?

On top of a door in a small Bavarian town, I found the following symbols: Given the circumstances, I assume that they mean either a date or some kind of blessing or epigram. The latter is ...
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Place a single ring on the soil, Place a fir [closed]

Place a single piece of ring on the soil, Place a first stick vertically on above of a single piece of ring, Place a second stick vertically on below of a single piece of ring. What symbol did you get?...
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decrypt that runes

I am programming a game (minetest lotr subgame loth), and I want to include riddles I a rune language. I think the language should be understandable/resolvable. This is a little story about some ...
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I received an email from a trusted source which contains flags and symbols

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #37: Rare and Endangered 1 I received a strange message the other day via email, and I can't seem to make any sense out of it. The entire message is composed ...
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What does this symbol mean? [closed]

I think it is an ancient symbol maybe lemurian, Egyptian, etc
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Finding the missing Symbols

_ # – _ _ # # – ? _ # – _ _ # # – = # _ # – _ _ # # – ? _ # – _ _ # # – = # _ # – _ _ # # – ? _ # – _ _ # # – _ # – _ _ # # – ? _ # – _ _ # # – = # Which two ...
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I'm How To Basic

You should probably start by watching this video. At the very last seconds of the video (~13:28), a mysterious "code" appears briefly. Transcription: 📭🔸♋️♦️♍️♒️✍🏼💠 Obviously, I am wondering the ...
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What does this symbol mean

This is a real life question. I have a hat that has this symbol on it I can't figure out what it means. I have asked everyone I know. But I didn't get good answers. So What does it mean? Even if ...
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Find the Pattern in Symbols and Answer. What must be the answer and Why

Try to find the solution. Which option or Block would fit in the Blank space and Why? What pattern do You observe in this Puzzle.
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A stranger wrote this on his arm

A stranger walked up to my friend and drew these symbols on his arm with a Sharpie. I have no idea what they mean. They were written on his right and left arm. The second picture might be upside down....
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What kind of encoding could it be?

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No one will get dinged if this isn't solved, so please don't fly away!

I found a message on a nature walk. It warned me there was a wild gathering out and about. But instead of saying what to be careful of, the message only gave me nine clues. They said each symbol given ...
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Words and symbols

As a word moves through a symbol (either left to right or top to bottom in a straight line), it changes according to a definite rule. Each of the four symbols has a different rule. Insert the missing ...
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When does this happen?

0>2 , 2>1 , 1>0 A common addition to this basic system is the addition of _________ and __________. What are the blanks, which have English names as well as numerical values, find both. Note, a ...
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Symbolic Pattern - Five Different Symbols used only ONCE, one missing symbol. Help Needed

It is supposedly an arithmetic progression. The examples (not clues/no correlation) the teacher gave for us to get familiar with the "quiz" were these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (+1) 2, 4, 7, 11, 16 (+n) ...
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How many fingers do the aliens have?

A message has come from another galaxy. The radio receiver detects 7 different wave forms and translates those into letters; now your task is pretty easy. Decipher the message, and determine how many ...
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What is the meaning of this tattoo? [closed]

I'm planning to get a small tattoo, and I found something that looks pretty cool, but can't get the meaning behind it(if there is any), does anyone know what this may mean?
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Without a single word

Answer is a well-known object, which at the same time is a location name. I'll post additional hints if needed. Hint 1: Edit: More visual hints.
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What's the next symbol in this sequence

I came up with this puzzle the other day. It may not too original or particularly challenging, but I thought it could be fun. What's the next symbol in this sequence? (There's also a hint in here ...
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The Gerbil's quest

The king of the Gerbils has recently been killed by the Gerbil's greatest enemy - the snake. To become the next king our Gerbil, called Beastly (ahem), must find and slay the snake. So Beastly must ...
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2 + 2 = Fish. Who am I?

This is simple problem that my friend asked me: 2 + 2 = Fish 3 + 3 = Eight 7 + 7 = ? Can you find it?
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Which is the odd one out and why?

This question is about finding the odd one. My question is what is the answer and what is the reason behind it. Also, how should we approach such questions. Puzzle 1 Puzzle 2 Puzzle 3
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What is this symbol? [closed]

No backstory or hints here. Just a symbol. What does this symbol mean? Any theories are welcome too.
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A classic symbol sequence

I saw a similar puzzle in a book long time ago. What will be the next symbol?
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Mousehunt cryptogram

I found this puzzle within the game Mousehunt It didn't seem to match any rune system that I know of. Rotating the image also didn't seem to show any useful information, although the first word when ...
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The mystery of the skull

Puzzle: Identify whose skull is depicted at the bottom of this Russian icon. Bonus Point 1: Identify the two items depicted on either side of the cross.
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Decode the message enciphered in these symbols: ↗↑↙↓↘←↑↙↘↘↗↓↗←↙↓↖

↗↑↙↓↘←↑↙↘↘↗↓↗←↙↓↖ The first character of the plaintext is 'P'. The final character of the plaintext is 'E'. Hint 1; Hint 2: Details (not part of the puzzle): "↗↑↙↓↘←↑↙↘↘↗↓↗←↙↓↖" is the cyphertext....
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Decode the message enciphered in these symbols: ◳◰ ◓◨ ◨◧◕ ◎◌ ◱◯◱◯ ◍◌○ ◉◉ ◇◔◓◕ ◐►◓◒ ◒◑ ◈◑ ◆◆◓ ◉◉◉

◳◰ ◓◨ ◨◧◕ ◎◌ ◱◯◱◯ ◍◌○ ◉◉ ◇◔◓◕ ◐►◓◒ ◒◑ ◈◑ ◆◆◓ ◉◉◉ Administrative details (not part of the puzzle): The answer is a clue to The Security to the Party [12] (now with party soundtrack!) For the benefit ...