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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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My two favorite scientists

Who are my two favorite scientists ?
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How would you like your face? Scrambled?

Great! First day on the job here at the F.B.I., and I've got a mess on my hands. Someone hacked into Langley's mainframe and scrambled twelve of the mugshots that we have on file, and it's my ...
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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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A Ridiculous Looking Puzzle

My friend let me borrow his computer for the weekend because he had some files I needed. His computer is password protected and, instead of writing the password down, he gave me a sheet of paper with ...
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What is the answer that best completes the pattern?

What is the answer that best completes the pattern?
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The summer term exams must go on

The staff at Farthingbottom School are in a bit of a fix: the summer term exams are due to start soon, but the exam papers haven't arrived yet. Dr Linnaeus (the Head of Biology) takes care of ...
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A pirate's treasure-hunt

My dear puzzle friends, I need your help! An old acquaintance of mine has recently passed away and mentioned me in his will. I was quite thrilled, as the man was rather rich due to some clever ...
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4 sums of flags (Part 2)

The previous 'Sum of' puzzles can be found here and here + = + = + = + = ? Which flag should replace the question mark? Hint:
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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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For Memorial Day

I was asked to bring something specific for our big Memorial Day Barbecue. I was told to bring an item which is depicted by the following six pictures, though I'm guessing I shouldn't take things at ...
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The Rube Wordberg Machine

Gah! I used to be the brilliant one at Verba Retorta University, but ever since that damned Professor Wordberg showed up, there's been nothing but trouble. And it's all his confounded machine's fault! ...
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I have to attend to a party tomorrow, but I forgot what it was

Today, my phone notified me of something that seemed important. tomorrow -> party with friends I completely forgot what it was for. I proceeded to ask my friends about a party of some kind that ...
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Speaking in circles

Find a two-word phrase from these circles.
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The rebus of jealousy

To what quote does this rebus refer to?
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One Ring to rule them all

Gollum is focused on his new ring. There is magic inside, he can feel it. A beautiful black ring with some golden symbols. He wants to know the power of this jewel but he can't wait to go back home to ...
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Ernie and the Pirates of the Caribbean

A few weeks ago, I dropped in to see Ernie to ask if he was willing to look after the cat while I was on holiday in the Caribbean. “No problem.” he replied then showed me an old leather-covered book, ...
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Did you call for a Date?

This image represents a specific date: Disregard the poor quality of the image, consider all the little squares to be the same. :) What specific date am I looking for? (Year, Month, Date)
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A Mentor's Reassurance - The disturbed books

I came home, today, and several of my books had pages torn out, and the words turned to images. I've been able to replace a few of them and, strangely, the pages became intact, with their words, when ...
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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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I hope this puzzle motivates you

(I saw a similar question in a newspaper. Changing text to images and adding it here) Recognize the famous saying / quote / idiom / statement / movie or song title. The answer is in English language. ...
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Finish the illustration's caption

Shown below is an excellent illustration from the obscure textbook "Aquatic Waterfowl and the Physical Properties that Govern Them," written by Quincy Adams Wagstaff. While the acclaimed professor of ...
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The Alien grid of pictures

I am working at the US department of Alien Research. Yesterday I received this grid of pictures from an unknown source, but unfortunately some pictures are missing. I have the feeling that this grid ...
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A Letter: When Sherlock meets Moriarty

After the flight, I returned to my flat, 221b, Baker Street. I knew that Moriarty was at my place. There were some muddy footprints outside my room. But not just a single person, 2 or 3 people. I ...
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A puzzling image maze!

I was inspired by Rainbow Road Rabbit Hole to make a two-dimensional image maze where each image points to its neighboring rooms. Start here: Clarifications and corrections: Reassembly "Either... ...
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Find the pattern

Let's start with an easy one. Find the logic behind the positions of the squares inside the circles. An explanation is sufficient, no need to draw. The answer is not three in a row. BTW there must be ...
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Find the US city from the others

Based on these cities: New Orleans, Atlanta, New Bern, Appleton, Vancouver, and Daytona Beach Find the city in the US. Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4:
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Why do these apples have no nutritional value?

These apples have no nutritional value. Why?
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A remote password

I may have forgotten my password for my TV... All I can remember is its 4 letters long, and only involves letters. Knowing that I might forget, I hid a clue on the TV remote. Can you help me ...
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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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The mystery flag - twisted

The original Mystery flag And now a twisted version... Based on these flags: (All the reds should be taken as the same colour) Which country does this flag belong to? Hint:
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Prevent a Terror Attack

Agents of P.U.Z.Z.L.E. (Part-time United Zippy Zealots Loving Enigmas), we need your help. Terrorists are planning an attack on an underground railway station. One of our undercover agents placed an ...
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A case of academic misconduct?

A friend of mine is a professor at a nearby university. Last week, he gave three of his students a simple assignment: conduct an experiment (all three of them separately and independently from each ...
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Little bits of food

You will come across a question. Answer it.
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What does this picture rebus represent?

What does this picture rebus represent?
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The mystery flag

Part two - The mystery flag - twisted Based on these flags: (Count the sun in the Argentina flag as yellow) Which country does this flag belong to? Please explain why EDIT: I added a black ...
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A peculiar painting

I stopped by Carl Gauss's house for a cup of tea last week, and noticed this peculiar painting which he had hanging above his fireplace. I can't quite figure out what it means. Can anybody help me?
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What word does this image represent?

First puzzle - just determine the word represented by the image.
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Going to the movies

Although the 12 film posters displayed above (click on them for a larger version) may seem random, they follow a certain pattern. One of them, however, doesn't belong here. Can you find the pattern? ...
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LEVEL connections

How many ways are there to form the word 'LEVEL' by following the lines? (You can't go back on yourself but apart from that you can move in any direction and can end up on the same 'L' as you started ...
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Help me, help my best friend please

My best friend Jessica, who is also my roomie has been M.I.A for a month now. Every 3 lettered agency in a suit has been here harassing me for information on her whereabouts. I have absolutely no ...
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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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You have prepared. You are determined. You approach the door

Hints:
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Bar-coded Message (Reverse Engineering)

This weekend, while totally minding my own business and in no way being suspicious, I just happened to come across the following interesting document: Left page: download as TIFF (100,203,616 bytes) /...
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An array of possibilities on board

Draw or describe an image to replace the '?'. WARNING: Contains added color and flavor.
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Another little guinea pig

I'm a little guinea pig and I love cipher puzzle soo much! In Guinea Pig's language my name is: 00000220 0 00000260 3 00010020 F 00010140 E 00019010 E Please, ...
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Technological guinea pig

My little guinea pig "Aurora" is on holiday and it send me a message (yes is a hyper-technological guinea pig!!). But unfortunately she has forgotten that I don't know the language of the guinea pigs :...
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The mystery of the Samurai

In the year 1612, the famous samurai Miyamoto Musashi fought against Sasaki Kojirō, in the famous duel of Funa-jima. Miyamoto killed his opponent who, shortly before his death, gave Miyamoto a ...
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Who started it? And who did not?

The question is: Who started it? And who did not?
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What was my wife trying to say?

One day, my Japanese wife Nono handed me two messages ...
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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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