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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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Find me in the pictures

You can't find me here: But here is part of me: And here is another: What am I?
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This is more than just a dream

My name is Buck Edwards. I'm in a dream. The dream. It's happening again. I've had it so many times now I can remember every detail of it, the swinging oxygen masks, the flashing control panel, the ...
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Find the missing piece

One day I got a paper from my courtyard with the center portion missing. Here is what the poster looks like: I have made some pieces of paper so that I can stick one to the center of the poster. ...
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Time to ring in the new year with an enchanting puzzle

--This text is 30 characters--
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Bizarre Love Triangle

I work in quite an unusual office. Everybody who works here has a colour for their surname! It’s a bit like that old board game Cluedo, except nobody has been murdered. Still, there is a bit of a ...
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Identify the Missing Symbols

The symbols below appear to be some sort of nautical symbols: waves, sails, lighthouse markers, waterfall markers, directional markers, etc. The spots are labeled with red letters, but the red ...
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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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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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Reading the Stars

As the human explorers ventured into an uncharted system, they got the feeling that their presence was expected. In fact, the stars themselves greeted them. What was the greeting?
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Origin of Civilization

"You won't believe this!" my colleague said, shaking with excitement. He dragged me into his office. "Before I show you this discovery," he said, "let me fill you in on Saharan mythology." Oh, boy. ...
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What sentence is hidden here?

The title says it all, try and find it! Not sure about the tags, don't really want to spoil it too much... I will add hints if required :) P.S. Gray is just a frame
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Kara's bitmap picture

Kara recently received a puzzling bitmap image by email in the shape of a trapezoid. She didn't recognize the email address, and she doesn't know why she would be receiving such a picture. She ...
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A-maze-ing Navigation

This is an entry to the 12th fortnightly challenge ...
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Sweet! Dream! Another hyper-modern art piece

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art After cracking the door code of the last room, the two friends in the gallery of hyper-modern art are moving on to the next room. "Oh, look ...
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Quoting a four-letter word

What word is quoted in the middle of this 7- word line of 4-letter words?     _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ &...
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I need to clear my table… again!

Note: This puzzle is fairly easy. While I can't stop more seasoned or high-rep users from answering, I would appreciate it if it were left to newer members of the Puzzling community. Thank you! Note 2:...
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A puzzle-loving lady's phone number

After a long day, you head to your local bar for a couple of drinks. Halfway through your second beer, a pretty girl walks up to you and points to the empty chair next to you. "Is this seat taken?" ...
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Rotationpuzzle in hex - The journey beyond the tomb

This is the 3rd themed puzzle of the tomb. (See puzzle 1 and puzzle 2) It is fully independent of the other two and just linked by the common story. After you set the colour-puzzle dials to the right ...
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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 Collapse of Memory

(This puzzle is a sequel to The Persistence Of Memory.) You find yourself on the floor, slowly waking up and unable to remember how you got here. As you slowly come to your senses, you realize that ...
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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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Can you find a trophy on this page?

There's a trophy on this page. Can you find it?
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What letter should replace the '?'

A question was asked in a mental ability test (which ended on Saturday). What letter should replace the question mark '?' Can you solve it?
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What is hidden on this image?

Here's the image: What is hidden on it and how was it made?
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What's the missing pattern? 3x3 grid, dot pattern

What is the missing piece to this pattern? Got it as a quiz at work - no one here knows what it is!
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Two many rainbows?

Wish I’d had a camera at the time but a cartoon will have to suffice, representing two actual incomplete rainbows that stop in midair where they meet, lit only by a setting sun. This seemed so ...
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Strange Refrigerator Problem

I found this old mini fridge at the dump. It still had old sticky-notes attached to most of the oddly-shaped drawers. Any idea what was kept in the bottom drawer?
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Can anyone help me out with this?

Can someone help me out with this? I tried a-lot of combinations to see which one it would logically be, but I'm stuck as of this moment.
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Gladys goes shopping

This puzzle is part 22 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Bookshelf Arrangement Dilemma

I bought a new bookshelf yesterday, but now I have a dilemma. I've got all these books and I'm trying to figure out the most aesthetically pleasing and, of course, efficient arrangement, but I need ...
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The next movie in this series is..?

Here is a series of movies that have something in common other than being thoroughly entertaining. Find the next movie in this series.
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Virus Detected - Please execute anti-virus code

Virus Detected!!! Your computer, which is represented by the grid pictured, has been infected. The bugs are clearly marked. It's your job to inject your awesome anti-virus code in the proper computer ...
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Carl Sagan—A Blast from the Past

We all (hopefully) know that Carl Sagan was an accomplished astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and an all-around deep thinker: But he couldn't possibly have just sat around all day cogitating ...
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Ancient Saharan Artifacts

My respected colleague Dr. Henry just returned from an expedition in the Sahara. He was hoping to find evidence of a sophisticated ancient civilization, but had little success. However, his team did ...
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Find out the rule, then solve it

First, Find out the rule from the example, Then solve the puzzle without computer. The answer must be unique (just 1 valid answer). Example Solve This
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Which image is the answer?

Which of these four images is the result to the above and why?
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Why do these apples have no nutritional value?

These apples have no nutritional value. Why?
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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 Cautionary Suggestion

Some pictures are worth a thousand words. This one is worth just five. What are they?
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Livestreaming Hacker: poor security and unwise choices

"Hello, internet. You wanted to see how to breach a secure system? Well, I've picked one out just for you to watch me hack into live. Let's make this happen. Breaching level 1... now!" "Ooh, four ...
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The billionaire's necklace

One day, the old billionaire summons his relatives in his study: "I'm very sick and may die soon, but the thought of all of you waiting for my death just to inherit the money makes me even sicker. ...
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It's all about the journey

Are you able to find the hidden word? It's all about the journey, not the destination. Come on! Find the route to exit. Only key to understand all this, is the aged wise owner of the pitiless ...
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Identify the next symbol in the pattern

Which symbol should replace the question mark in the above pattern? To clarify a few things: You can solve this puzzle with a printed version of it; that is to say, there's no steganography or other ...
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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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Reach for the Stars

The final answer is a single word. Since ancient times, people have searched the stars for signs and to guide them in the right direction through the darkness. Hint: Hint 2:
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Hidden Message: Of Shapes and Numbers

I've created a puzzle quite a while back, unfortunately not many people wanted to play so I'm posting here instead. The idea is that the image can be decipher to uncover a hidden message. The hint ...
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A weird screensaver

As I was gazing at my beautiful Puzzling.SE profile for a while, my screensaver started. But, contrary to what I expected, a completely unknown one appeared. Here is a short GIF of it: There are ...
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Hitchhiker's guide to Scrabble

I was working at My God, it's full of stars! puzzle, when a sudden realisation came into my head: that I have a friend, who is also an astronaut, and that I have an appointment with him! We were ...
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The Mysterious Magazine

Story Details You're George, an old man that usually goes to a kiosk every morning in order to buy the newspaper. So, as usual, you left home at 8:15am and you went to the kiosk to buy the daily ...
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Emoji Story, The First

A story told through emoji. Could be a book, show, movie, or some other kind of story. Can you figure out what story is depicted below? ⚗😵💥🔥🚁🕴🤖💪💥👾❓🍲⚡🐲📨✔🌩🌊🚳🏊🚣🌊🐢🌀🏰🎉👾⚔🚀😺💉⚗🏟⚔�...