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Questions tagged [visual]

A puzzle that incorporates a visual component like pictures, diagrams, drawings, etc. Do not use this tag for puzzles that discuss geometric objects without displaying them.

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Sightseeing on Crack

Recently I went on an around-the-world vacation. Unfortunately, I dropped my phone just as I was getting out of the cab at the airport before my first flight out. Not so bad in and of itself, but ...
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5×5 image grid – What are we looking at?

The final answer is the name of a fictional character. Image credits: 7: Rama, cc by-sa 2.0 fr | 11: Jonathunder, GFDL 1.2 | 13: Volatus, cc by-sa 3.0 | 15.1: ZngZng, cc&...
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We solved the invisible maze

We did it! We finally solved the invisible maze! In case anyone else wants to try, I'll reproduce our steps here. Here's the maze: The rules: All walls except for the outer ones are ...
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From the death to the fresh beginning - A treasure hunt

Shortly after your mentor's passing, you received an envelope along with the following note: My Dear Disciple,      I am afraid my time to leave this world has come but don'...
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For all your flag design needs

Pleased to meet you. I'm the CEO of a startup that specializes in designing flags for newly-independent countries. As an example, let me present to you the flag we designed for the proud republic of ...
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She has a unique personality

Each square is one word, and each row also has a one-word answer. The final answer is what I tell everyone whenever my sister is coming to town. #1 Image credits: 1. Mickayyy, CC BY-SA 4.0; ...
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Hidden message in jpg

I've tried different layers in photoshop on this, binwalked it, use strings on it, subtract the image with the original and nothing lead to anything, exiftool it, used stegsolve.jar still nothing. ...
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What is the alphabet for the following cipher?

I got this image with some strange drawings and I cannot figure out from which cipher it comes from. The only hint I got was "coca cola".
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Frenchman claims new victim

A notorious French contract killer has taken another high-profile victim. The following clues describe the time of year of the attack, the weapon used, the place in which the hit was made, and the ...
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The Lazy Laser Physicist: Part 2

The Lazy Laser Physicist is quite shocked about what happened to his setup over night: Almost all of his mirrors were taken away, but some other things have been put on his table. Besides these there ...
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The Lazy Laser Physicist

You have a setup like in the image above. But it seems like detector A does some weird things. You should better check it with detector B. What is the minimum number of mirrors you have to move (...
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Where is the money?

When I was just a little kid my parents died in a terrible accident, and I was left alone in the world. When I reached the age of 18, I received an envelope with a letter that read the following: ...
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A message sent to me in spell cards

My brother went missing a few days ago. No one has seen him since then. The day he went missing, I saw the following arrays of my new Dungeons and Dragons spell cards. I didn’t think much of it then, ...
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A Tetrad Puzzle: Find The Key

I made this to test some ideas for a game I'm developing. Feedback would be appreciated. What is the key?
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The Spirit of Christmas

Alice: Help, It's almost Christmas but my house is full of spirits! Bob: But isn't that a good thing? Your family is joyful because it's the holiday season and they're excited for Christmas! Alice: ...
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Time to ring in the new year with an enchanting puzzle

--This text is 30 characters--
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There is a secret message in the picture #3

This picture is from the 50 trillion dollars challenge from the free ebook "Muko and the Secret". This one is already solved by a reader.
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I would look so cool in that hat

What common theme do the missing elements have? Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Image credits: 1.3 Hex, CC-BY-SA 3.0 2.1 Nevit Dilmen, CC-BY-SA 3.0 2.2 Cramyourspam, CC-BY-SA 4....
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Raven Puzzle - How to solve it?

I was doing the Raven Progressive Matrix test when I got stuck and couldn't solve 2 questions. SEE : Ps. The answer is marked in Green. Anyone could help me with any insights? Thanks in advance
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Eternal Bond | decrypt the message

My father was never too close to his kids, but when his fishing trawler mysteriously disappeared in a storm to the South of Guam, his wife and her three sons still felt the loss deeply. I, being the ...
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Time for the Dessert!

Here is another puzzle which StackExchange claims is perfectly identical to my previous picture-only puzzles... The answer is one word. Hint 1: Hint 2: More (and more helpful) hints coming ...
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Shady business in the local paper

I work as a delivery man for our local newspaper and noticed something that has my alarm bells ringing. The embassy of Warfaretania has ordered exactly nine issues of our paper, from December 1 ...
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Three Visual Puzzles

I'm designing a puzzle game, and am trying to play-test some concepts. Can you solve these? 108153767833 = A + B + C. What are the components and why? Note for C: As a hint to correct an oversight, ...
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Which logo does this word represent?

Puzzle 1 Which logo does the word dsPlinS represent? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I haven't posted in a while, but I'm back on track, baby! And to celebrate my coming back, whoever solves this would earn a $...
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I am struggling with a complex version of the “lights out” puzzle

Hello my fellow puzzlers. I am new to this holy land so if my question is not the kind you people like to solve, I apologize. As some of you may know, there is a puzzle named: "lights out" based on a ...
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An Artwork Made from Several Countries

Last year I went to 12 different countries around the world. I made an AI to convert every country that I've visited into a beautiful artwork as a reminder. I input the 12 countries name, then somehow ...
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Holiday Formatting Dilemma

Can you find a way to reformat the following scroogy message into a more appropriate holiday sentiment? Hint:
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Hidden numbers (hand drawn)

I like doodling and had an idea based on a flash game, where numbers are hidden in a picture, and it's ended up better than i expected. So have fun with it. And if you can give feedback on it that ...
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Matchmaking in Animalia

These animals are wrongly paired: (1) Luscinia megarhynchos & (2) Oriolus traillii (3) Python regius & (4) Electrophorus electricus (5) Apis mellifera (Q) & (6) Lucanidae (7) ...
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There is a secret message in the picture #2

There is a secret message in the picture, can you find it? This solution is also a clue (how to solve) to the previous one - There is a secret message in the picture. This picture was neither used ...
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There is a secret message in the picture

There is a secret message in the picture, can you find it? This picture is from the 50 trillion dollars challenge from the free ebook "Muko and the Secret". This one is already solved so I hope I do ...
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Traverse a 3 × 3 × 3 cube; starting from the center [duplicate]

Consider a 3 by 3 by 3 cube — in essence, a Rubix cube — like the one pictured in the following image: Start from the cube in the middle, enclosed on all sides. Moving to only cubes that are directly ...
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Suits of tiers - A GW2 themed enigmatic puzzle

I have created this puzzle quite some time ago in the style of the - then still ongoing - CiSRA puzzle competition, but very heavily leaning on elements of the computer game Guild Wars 2. A couple of ...
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Problem #NaN Fodder/Output

Inspired by Ben Franks' Input/Output Problem #1 and the others in the series Hint: Knowledge required is
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This title is not a clue

$\color{#FFFFFF}{\textsf{I am required to have text in my question. This is not a clue. Stop reading and look at the image.}}$
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Imma Reflectin Mah Lazer!

An entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet The classic evil supervillain has built a superlaser. He has you tied up while he is monologuing about his evil plans. However, you ...
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Short Puzzle: Graphic Painting

The artist in the market is giving this painting for free (the last one on his rack). I asked him if I can take it but he replied "Why should I give it to you?" The frame could be useful but I dont ...
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Deciphering Old Runes (or: What's The Program?)

Some background: I was going through some old photos of mine, and I came across old doodles I had made during algorithms class (while getting my bachelor's in computer science). I remember these ...
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Which movie will we watch?

A friend invited me to a movie night. But instead of telling me which movie we are going to watch, she just gave me a bunch of movie tickets: Can you tell me which movie we will watch? Hint 1: Hint ...
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Find the empty element

I tried many hours but can't figure this out This question is from http://tr.iq-test.cc/
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Can someone, please, help me to solve this level of the game „Flow Mania”?

It's very hard for me to solve this level. I just can't figure it out! Rules: Draw a lines to connect like-colored dots. A complete solution will utilize every empty square in the grid.
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Find the next sequence

1) 2) If someone already knew about this pattern, please let other people solve this.
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Riddle of Alschen

In Alschen, in 1999, a boy woke up on a nice morning only to discover a riddle on some paper under his bed. He took it to his mother who was shocked. His mother then showed the riddle to all of his ...
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Where did my uncle go?

That damned uncle of mine! Running out without telling us has become too commonplace in our house. I did manage to find these two nonograms and a note this time though. "Fear not nephew! I am ...
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Aggravated Rebus Puzzling

Hullo, what's all this then? (Clicking enlarges the pictures, but isn't required for solving the puzzles; Imgur's automatic cropping managed to keep the essential bits in the smaller pictures too. ...
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This is why I shouldn't leave my notebook out in my sleep

So, last night, I accidentally left my notebook out on my nightstand, because I was doing homework late. When I woke up, it was open (which it wasn't before!). My hands were covered in ink, and ...
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A hexagon cipher

Note: This question looks like spam, but it isn't. All the "spamminess" is intentional and crucial to solve the puzzle I have received an email and this was attached to it: What does this mean? ...
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Election Day is upon us!

Some election mayhem! Any puzzlers here or regulars excited? This is a picross or nonogram, for information about it and how to approach, please go here. Wanted to make my first short and easy ...
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An alien language?

This is a teaser puzzle for our upcoming puzzle book Codex Enigmatum - launching on Kickstarter soon.
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An anagram rebus

Here is an anagram rebus. Find the words in the rebus and use it to find a name of a place.