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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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This is important. I need you to listen…

Look, you don't know me. We've never met. But, like I said, I need you to listen... I had the most disturbing dream the other night... Woke up in a cold sweat and couldn't get back to sleep. It wasn'...
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Hidden in plain sight - By what method do these images hide a prime number?

Note: This question has been severely edited from its original version to better fit the format of this site. Some answers below - including the accepted, correct answer - have been given based on the ...
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Twisted TV Titles

This is a puzzle I created for a road rally / puzzle hunt a few years ago. It shouldn't be very difficult but hopefully will be a bit of fun. This is my first puzzle, so I welcome any feedback in ...
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Tokyo Metro puzzle

A riddle based on the Tokyo Metro subway map ...
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A hunt for long forgotten treasure …but beware the pirate's curse!

I never really knew my uncle growing up. He seemed nice enough, but I got the sense from the distant, troubled look in his eyes that there was at least some truth to the rumours... Years before I was ...
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What number is hidden in this card?

The puzzle below is part of a Puzzle Crime Story I have started on my website, but will skip the details here (you can see other puzzles from the series here and here). In short, you have the ...
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What is leoll2 trying to tell us?

The following image appears on the profile page of leoll2: It appears to be a binary code, which I've transcribed as follows: (left-hand side) 01001110 01100001 01110100 01110101 01110010 ...
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What number is hidden in this gallery?

This is another chapter from the puzzle crime series I am running on my website (you can find two previous puzzles here and here). I asked a real artist to make the illustration for this one and ...
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Complete the sequence

As the title says it is a compete the sequence. My thoughts: From all the circle ones that aren't a circle, you can make a circle by rotating the pieces. From all the triangle ones that aren't a ...
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What's the theme here?

What's the theme, including individual rationales? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
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Logical Pattern

Been staring at this question for 20 minutes and can't come to a reasonable answer, any help would be really appreciated!
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Tokyo Metro puzzle #2

This is similar to the previous one, however they are independent. The map is here. Here is the riddle: ...
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A well balanced puzzle: Logic puzzle(s) in visual disguise

This is a rather involved puzzle and might require a bit of stamina. All of the puzzle is in image form. The introduction text is not needed for the puzzle. At the end of the puzzle you'll get a short ...
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The Thirteen Doors of Aj Noc'la

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. Having finally defeated the tyrannical wizard Aj Noc'la, your party makes its way through the door at the rear of the throne ...
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Batman and the piano

Batman: Alfred. Are you there? Alfred: Yes, Master Bruce. How may I help you? Batman: ...
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Color Logic - Find the rule

Find the rule specified in the image below. Taken from Caterpillar Logic, now the app is gone.
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What is a Scalable Phrase™?

Now that you are familiar with Cyclone Phrases, let's look at another kind of phrase. If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, then I call it a Scalable Phrase™. Use the examples below to find the ...
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What's the theme here? (#2)

Another group of pictures that have a theme: 🔗 1.-- 2.-- 3.-- 4.-- 5.-- 6.-- 7.-- 8.-- 9.-- 10.-- 11.-- 12.-- 13.-- HINTS:
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Chaos and Order: a visual puzzle in stained glass

I created a visual puzzle, which my wife then implemented as part of a stained-glass window. I've no idea if it is (a) obvious, (b) stupid or hopefully (c) extremely clever, and hence would love to ...
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My God, it's full of stars!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids My dear friend, unknown to us, may have relocated again. He sent me imagery and constellation maps indicating that a distant red ...
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Deciphering an Alien Signal

I have a strange problem that you may be able to help me with. I was recently hired by company that manages several communications satellites, and I've gotten stuck with the overnight shift. Earlier ...
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REJBÄS - an unfinished flat-pack puzzle

I'm going to come right out and say it: I'm kinda bored of making puzzles, but I still want those sweet, sweet imaginary internet points, so I'm phoning it in this time with a flat-pack rebus I bought ...
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What does this modern art picture represent?

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art Two visitors are standing in front of a painting in the hyper-modern art gallery, discussing it. "Well, I have to admit that I really don't ...
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What is the title of this modern art painting, if not “Stars and Stripes”?

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art Still in the hyper-modern art gallery... "You know, even now that you have explained to me, how hyper-modern-art works, I still don't quite ...
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Can you solve this logic puzzle in disguise? The color code behind the tomb

Another themed puzzle for you to enjoy. As with all my puzzles, please provided feedback about pro's and cons of the puzzle. The puzzle is self-contained (the link is just to provide a theme) and I ...
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Lepidopterology needed!

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art The two friends in the gallery of Hyper-modern art are still discussing. "You know what, to certain extent I start enjoying this Hyper-...
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This is an opportunity. Can you take it?

The first thing you hear on awakening is the clock. It sounds just like the one you have in your room. But what you see defies what you hear. You've never seen this room before. You don't remember ...
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Visual IQ Puzzles with no apparent patterns?

Do you think it is fair to say these two questions are a bit ridiculous? What exactly are they even testing for? From IQ-test.net, questions 21 and 23.
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Time for Something New

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #23: Seasonal... Today, when you go to your mailbox, you find a thin card-sized envelope from your (in?)famous uncle—a games and puzzles creator of ...
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Falcon Circus, Chapter 0: The Decision

The Prologue Lycan pouted. I guess he was expecting his little riddle to be hard. Lichen didn't have a change in expression, although this doesn't surprise you. The red twin glared at you for another ...
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Can you pass through the ancient tomb? Find the correct interpretation for the symbols

You have been crossing this hot and wet place for weeks now, but when you enter the cool and mouldy ruin, you know in seconds it has been worth it. Nobody has ever been here ( - well nobody in last ...
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Owls at sunset - find the odd one out

Quite contrary to the common belief, owls are very social animals and indeed form flocks or rather tightly bound families with a common social codex. At sunset, they all meet before going on their ...
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What is MOehm trying to tell us?

MOehm has an interesting (updated) profile picture: It is a lower case and italic 'm' (supposedly for 'M'Oehm) surrounded by what appears to be braille. The braille says (in UEB, may mean different ...
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“The Unfinished ________ Waltz”

This puzzle can be solved as puzzle on its own, but its solution is also part of Deusovi's Community Metapuzzle. Above is the sheet music for the universally acclaimed "The Unfinished ________ ...
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The Musing Of the Eggs

The other day, I was working on decorating eggs for the upcoming holiday, and I was humming appropriate music to myself, while I worked. When I was finished, I was very amused to find that I had ...
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Let us all join the party for hope!

The students at Hope's Peak Academy decided to throw a party to have some thrills and chills (and let's stop there, please!) They played all sorts of games with each other, and now it's time for the ...
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The untimely death of Dr. Wenzel: What give-away clue is hidden in the crime scene image?

Dr. George Wenzel and his colleague Dr. Martin Hupp are two expert biochemists researching brain-wave-changing drugs. Their work has long been regarded as being worthy of the Nobel Prize, in ...
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Race to the Past: A Historical Scavenger Hunt

This was intended to be for History Fortnight, but I didn't quite get it finished up in time. (I now have a history of just missing these cutoffs.) Here's the puzzle, though you'll definitely need ...
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The Hyper-Modern Kidnapper: Crime Scene #1

The Story: Sergeant Vimes grunted as he climbed out of his car. Looking up at the latest crime scene, he had an idea he wouldn't be getting back to bed any time soon. He would have shrugged it off to ...
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The effect of living backwards

Can you find the seven differences in the reflected (right-side) picture? Engraving credit: John Tenniel CLICK TO ENLARGE "That's the effect of living backwards," the Queen said kindly: "it ...
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A sum of images

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 = ? The answer can be given as either an image or a description of the image.
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Turn on all squares

Take a square grid of size $a\times b$, with all squares being off. You can tap a square, to reverse the state of that square and all squares located in the same column and row as the tapped square. ...
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Lights in the Dungeon: Eighteen by Eleven

This is the fourth in a series Lights in the Dungeon puzzles. previous (3rd) <--|--> next (5th) The five by five dungeon was only a little harder than the previous ones. You're feeling pretty ...
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Connect the dots

This will be a very straight forward puzzle accessible to anybody with no special skills required. In this grid of dots, draw 12 straight lines and connect all the dots. The lines must be drawn end ...
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Meeting of hands on a clock

We have a regular analog clock with three hands - second, minute and hour. On a given day, how many times do: (a) the minute and hour hands (b) the minute and second hands (c) the hour and second ...
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Falcon Circus, Chapter 2: The Wise

The Predator The hidden voice behind the monster's bellows caught your attention. You scramble backwards and shout, "Sparrow!" Light streams in as the door behind you opens. You go through, shaking ...
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Lights in the Dungeon: Five by Five

This is the third in a series Lights in the Dungeon puzzles. previous (2nd) <-- | --> next (4th) You are practically skipping as you leave the four by four dungeon. This has been pretty easy so ...
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The etched words - Clue Twenty Six

<<---First clue <---Previous clue A note from @Mithrandir: I have given explicit permission for @Khale_Kitha to post this, and gave him the answer to encode. If you want to post one, ping @...
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Lights in the Dungeon: Four by Four

This is the second in a series Lights in the Dungeon puzzles. previous (1st) <-- | --> next (3rd) As you exit the three by three dungeon, you are greeted by a grinning Lord Hooty McOwlface. A ...