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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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How to solve this 7x8 grid with partially and completely filled squares?

I've tried looking at the paper from different angles, and nothing is jumping out at me. I'm not sure what to try next. Thanks!
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The needle in the network - find it!

We all know it can be difficult to find a needle in a haystack, but in this puzzle you have to #Find the NEEDLE in the network! A bit more detailed: Somewhere in the network pictured above hides the ...
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One word: Bacon

Decrypt the hidden meaning in the picture below: Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Signal-network: Create a network that guides 2 signals

This is a different 'connect the dots' puzzle. Your task is to connect the blue and yellow nodes in the map below with links such that the created network guides two signals emitted from the two ...
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Was given this question: what is the pattern?

I was given this as a quick challenge, but the underlying pattern behind it eludes me entirely. Can anyone suggest what the next image along might be (screenshot of correct answer) and explain HOW ...
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Dividing Grid by Numbers

Separate the grids below into groups of squares, such that: Each group contains exactly one numeral. The number of squares equals the numeral in the group. For example: Could be solved liked this: ...
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Network connection: Create a network that guides the signal from start to goal

This is a different 'connect the dots' puzzle. Your task is to connect the blue nodes in the map below with links such that the created network guides a signal emitted from the red triangle to the ...
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Pathfinding with disappearing platforms - is it solvable?

This is a puzzle but might not have a solution. So "is it possible?" is a proper question. The puzzle idea was inspired by the question logic problem/puzzle solving, and if the puzzle here ...
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How many triangles are in the picture?

In the below figure, how many triangles are there? Every line that seems straight is considered straight. Don't try to look for any sneaky stuff (the star shape drawer makes a weird curved top line ...
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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 ...
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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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Where am I located?

Note: Not a true story I am currently bored while idly thinking about how I got this job in VA. Sitting at a desk, I think about my work conditions while playing around on Inkscape. Below is the ...
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Find the secret message

The word under secret means something. What does it mean? (Find the secret message.)
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Object Representation [closed]

Background It isn't a common art style, but it is still done: using letters for form in pictures. Sometimes, people create art using only letters. Now, let us choose a word, i.e. Cool. 'Cool' can be ...
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The Baconian Tower

The picture below depicts Sir Richard Mervyn Bacon, a (very) distant relative of Francis Bacon, leaving his flat on a clear autumns night in order to get his favourite book from the local library. ...
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Guess the other shape

Each solid shape is somehow related to the shape below it. Find this relationship and the correct shape for the last one. Edit: simplified second shape from left to a polygon
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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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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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Can you decipher the hidden message in this Christmas card image?

Sent by a friend in Germany. I have no idea what it says yet!...
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The Thirteenth Arrow

The mysterious man motioned Walter into a small room. "Here", he said, "is where we test how smart our applicants are." Walter died inside. He had been told that the applications were tough - after ...
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What's for dinner?

Four-star chef and puzzling enthusiast Pat Ravioli is known for her creativity in the kitchen. This morning, Pat gave her assistant a shopping list: $\newcommand{q}[1]{{\huge\text{#1}}}$$\newcommand{a}...
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fill this grid with water!

In this puzzle you have to fill with water some cells of the grid. The number of filled squares in each row and column is written next to it. You can't fill a square if the squares connected to it (...
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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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What is the cipher behind this circular cyphertext?

I have a cipher and I am wondering if - provided you have both the cipher-text and the clear text, given below, can you describe the cipher which was used? The cipher-text is in this image: I ...
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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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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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The tilted labyrinth - Can you find the fastest path in this 3D-puzzle? (Simulator now included.)

This is a puzzle was inspired by the board game labyrinth, which I very much enjoyed as a kid. It either requires very good 3D-visualization skills in your brain or some paper & scissors work. (...
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Which square doesn't belong here and why?

Which square doesn't belong here and why?
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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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Physical puzzle in four parts

This is simple and has a glaringly clear solution. Instructions: Print Cut Assemble To make it a proper puzzle and avoid half-solutions: The solution I'm looking for has all pieces ...
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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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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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Counting triangle algorithm

There is a type of puzzle where one needs to count triangles in a figure, generally a large triangle full of lines which create smaller ones. One example Is there, or can someone develop ;), an ...
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What do the colors say?

This color box contains a sentence. Figure out what it is: Hint:
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What is the next shape?

which one is the correct answer of the following picture? What is the algorithm of shapes sequence?
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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 is ...
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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 176h54308 627456934 ...
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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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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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Which way is the bus going?

If I'm not mistaken, this is a children's puzzle, but it got me thinking for a while. The bus is driving on the autobahn. Relative to you, which way is the bus going? Left or Right?
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