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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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Is humanity truly doomed?

The aliens have landed! You wake up one morning and find yourself in a room with familiar furniture but featureless white walls, strapped firmly to your own bed and hooked up to an array of dials and ...
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How many boxes are conductors?

The Question (Some knowledge of potential difference, resistor combinations, etc. required) You have 1000 boxes. Some (or none) of them are conductors (of negligible resistance). The rest are ...
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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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V for Vendetta - Who am I?

This link here shows how many "Who am I?" riddles we already have on this site. Obviously, there are many of them and they're mostly riddles describing an object in some funny way. On checking the ...
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4 sums of flags

The previous 'Sum of' puzzle can be found here + = + = + = + = ? Which flag should replace the question mark?
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A Weird Puzzling Machine!

$${\begin{array}{rcl}\mathsf{\large{PRESENTING}}\end{array}}$$ $${\begin{array}{rcl}\mathsf{\large{A}}\ \ \mathsf{\large{WEIRD}}\ \ \mathsf{\large{PUZZLING}}\ \ \mathsf{\large{MACHINE}}\end{array}}$$ ...
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Pixel Cipher Puzzle

You are given the following plaintext/ciphertext pairs: they_got_my_contract_back_to_find_ to_their_alarm_a_dog_had_signed_ sonic_boom_sonic_boom_sonic_boom_ ...
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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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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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Nodes & Tunnels

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #33: Surface Geometry Mazes Behold, a tricky maze created on the surface of a cube. There are 'nodes' to collect and tunnels to traverse, are you up to the ...
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Bookshelves: the intruder

Somebody has messed up my bookshelf by shoving a book into completely the wrong place. Which is the intruder?
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Let's keep this civilized

The images below are connected by a single word: What is the word, and what are the connections?
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A challenging visual puzzle

Here's a puzzle that I created. The end result is a number.
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What is the central color?

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art The two friends move on in the gallery. "You have now shown me two examples of hyper-modern art, but I still don't quite get it. What is ...
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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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An alien language?

This is a teaser puzzle for our upcoming puzzle book Codex Enigmatum - launching on Kickstarter soon.
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A Rainbow of Flavors

The answer to this puzzle is a single word.
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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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Vacation at P.U.Z.Z.L.E

An entry in the 19th fortnightly challenge (language + visual). All you can think about since your last P.U.Z.Z.L.E. operation, is a well deserved vacation. Fortunately there is currently a prize ...
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Where is he Hiding?

My friend Bob is an alien, and he is evading capture by the United States government. His native alien language is one in which the letters of each word in a sentence are superimposed on each other, ...
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What word does this image represent?

First puzzle - just determine the word represented by the image.
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Interconnectivity

As I was walking through my university's mathematics department, I came across a poster pinned to the notice board. Underneath, it simply said 'In memory'. However, I could not connect the poster to ...
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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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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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Jump to the 13th dimension

Legend has it, that an alien lifeform has brought civilisation to our world, and over the last decades you've been following hint after hint to track this legend down. From all you've been gathering, ...
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One word: Bacon

Decrypt the hidden meaning in the picture below: Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Color Logic - Balance

Inspired by this puzzle Find the rule that each color chain on the left follows, but none on the right follow. Raw text if you're colorblind or something (O = orange, Y = yellow, G = green, C = cyan)...
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Making waves at your friendly function foundry

A friend of a friend has become known, among friends, for fabricating rococo mathematical functions. $\require{begingroup}\begingroup \def \sssfrac #1#2{ \dfrac {\raise -.5ex{\small ...
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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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The markings of Mictal

I found this sketch in the notes old Alembic took while exploring the ruins of the ancient city of Mictal. The man must have copied some writing he encountered among the ruins. If only I could figure ...
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Solve my picture riddle! Cowards need not apply!

Something connects these images: What is the word, and what are the connections?
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Is $s$ larger than the radius of circumscribed circle?

In the figure, showing a square and an equilateral triangle, is $s$ larger or smaller than the radius of the circumscribed circle?
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When to be sure that we have counted all the squares in such problems

My first question: how would one solve such problems (in general)? What should be the general technique? My second question: When to be sure that we have counted all the squares in such problems?
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A weird and spooky clock

Out of nowhere, a clock appeared on my desktop: (you don't have to be able to view the GIF in order to solve it, I think the "preview" image gives you all the minor clues hidden in it. I also ...
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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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A Dream in White, Black, Red, Blue, and Green

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Can you open this lock?

This is part of my "guess the 4-digit number" series. If you like, you can see the other puzzles here, here, here and here. On the right you can see a lock, which keeps the door of my hut closed. On ...
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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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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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Mutation of aliens

In the image you can see twelve mutation chambers (A to L). Each alien on the left side of the aliens goes through the three mutation chambers of its right side. The alien on the right side is the ...
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Who can spot the difference?

My family and I have just moved house! Lucky us! So what did my family do? We held a housewarming party, and rung everyone in the neighbourhood up to invite them. So, anyway, people were coming in ...
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Jack was not there…Need to find him!

If you don't remember me, I am Aidan. I was in search of Detective Jack a few months back. And after a hard fought battle, I reached where he called me. But, unfortunately, when I reached the ...
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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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Chromatic Tones

An artist recently painted this odd looking mural in my hometown. He called it 'Chromatic Tones'. Most people just walk by it, but I suspect it has a deeper meaning. I have looked at it, increasingly ...
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Messages of unknown origin

--storyline-- Recently, an ancient tomb of unknown origin was discovered during the deep-earth mining operations of 2035. Inside, there was a mysterious metallic box with engravings on each face, as ...
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Time to Hit the Bricks!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #24: Grid-Deduction... It's 2am. The phone rings. You answer it and are immediately met with an onslaught of franticness from your (in?)famous uncle—a ...
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Middle out: A puzzle that won't behave

Ah, jeez. You'd think making puzzles was easy. What kind of fool thinks he can turn up and instantly turn in a working puzzle on his first try? I've been checking my pocket calculator and rolling die ...
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Why did it have to be snakes?

Hey, it's me, your favourite non-copyright infringing adventurer, Nindynana Nones! (No jokes please, my last film Kingdom of The Crystal Nana was enough of one to last us a while). I'm on an wild ...
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Difficult IQ test question: What is the box suggesting?

I found a Very Difficult IQ Test on web. One of its questions is: What is the box suggesting? I have seen the answer but there was no clues for the logic behind that. 123456789 ...