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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An Interesting Puzzle Box

So, a puzzle box recently turned up at my doorstep. I'd never seen anything like it before. It was a perfect cube, about a foot long. After messing with it a little, I got stuck and decided to post it ...
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Mirrored clocks

Triangulating for the simplest puzzle that is still at least somewhat interesting to solve.. On the left side wall in this picture, we have two particular clocks: 1: an analog clock with identical ...
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A colorful glass circle

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #40 You've returned from your lunch break to a small package. Inside is a note that reads: Please come to my office at your earliest convenience. We have ...
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Show me… “Stack the Logs!”

I'm Daniel, a skinny teenager from New Jersey. My mom got a new job, so she and I had to move to Canyon City, California. I decided that I needed a new hobby, so I started taking classes at the YMCA. ...
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Number maze with a twist

I have created this number maze for you to solve, but I have added a twist: If you pass through the secret passage then every number on the maze will reduce by one:(9 will become 8 and 8 will become ...
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How to solve this statement? [closed]

How to solve this equation by removing one element? (one element is one spatially finished item.) hint :
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Chuck Norris vs. This Question

public var c: = Infinity; public var w:Array = [,<...
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Missing item in pattern question

So I notice that the hexagon rises, so it should be A or B. But beyond that, I can't figure out why one of A or B would be correct and the other would not be.
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Steganography Help - another example

This picture contains a hidden message. I can’t figure it out. I have been working on it daily for a month. Any help will be so appreciated! Source: Scrapbook One Hundred Seven… (Forrest Fenn's ...
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Eight lines and an eye

Nine equals play (with dot inside) - Try to connect it all. Now tell exactly - what am I, and which direction do I go?
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Can anyone help me with this puzzle?

I can't find any proper solution to this problem. There are too many things going on in this puzzle. Can anyone help? Thanks
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A Mysterious Number Grid

Okay, it's time to step away from the tag that I may have accidentally revived. I'm here with an interesting number grid: I can't make anything out of it. What's worse, some of the numbers are ...
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Row of alternating coin

I stumbled upon a mathematical puzzle that goes like this: You have 2n coins that alternate between head and tail. For example, if n=3, then it looks like H T H T H T, where H = head and T = tail. To ...
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Picture-word puzzle [closed]

Couldn't figure this one out for the life of me.
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The Corridor of Eon Syras

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. tl;dr at the bottom You and your wacky group of adventurers barge through a hidden door and end up in what looks to be the ...
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Can you follow Directions?

Unemployed? Lk no further! Are you: Able to follow directions? Able to read Flowcharts? Highly motivated? Able to count on your hands and feet without utilizing your big toes and thumbs? Well ...
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A Battered Shield

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. Your party has defeated the previous riddles in the dungeon. The next room you enter is pitch dark - neither the light from ...
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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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Color Logic…again

Find the rule that is all correct on the left side, but none on the right side. Raw text: (Orange, Yellow, Green, Cyan) Left: ...
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Ask for suggestion on a hard IQ question

I joined the IQ test online, and got stuck on this question. Unfortunately, they just gave me the total score, not the answer on every individual question. So I still have no idea how to solve it or ...
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Mr. Fontsy Pants

I asked a graphic designer friend to look over a draft of a job application I'd put together. He looked it over and quickly said, "There's one big thing wrong with this." I asked what it was and he ...
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I shouldn't have asked him.. again

My roommate (rm) always looks busy in front of his laptop, so I try to start talking to him Me: Hi, the last time we talked you told me your favorite book, and I like your taste! it's a very good ...
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Aperiodic Table of Alien Elements

Yes, yes, aliens again... ... so, what is the next row in this aperiodic table of alien elements? (To save you from drawing and uploading an image to answer the question, 25 possibilities follow. 5 ...
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A Place Where Fanatics Rule

I woke up. It was really hot, and the last thing I remembered was seeing the faces of my family in a white surrounding. Well, actually there was something before that. I remember seeing a weird symbol....
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How to solve these children's coding puzzles

I was looking through a children's book of puzzles and realised I couldn't solve some of them! Can anyone tell me how to solve these two puzzles? For the first one the options are: FX, HX, HV, FV, ...
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Wicked Winding Words!

What is the highest number $n$ of $n$-letter words can you find that share this property? i.e. highest number $n$ that you can find (not found on any other sites). I will accept the answer with the ...
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Which of the six tiles is missing? — An IQ Test Question

Which of the six tiles below is missing? I honestly do not know the answer. I took a screenshot of this from an online IQ test a while back. If you know where it is from, please let me know, and I ...
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Bongard Metapuzzle

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 A Bongard Problem is a problem where you have 6 symbols on either side of a line. The symbols on the left follow a certain rule, ...
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Third rock from the Sun

The answer to the puzzle is one or two words.
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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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I’m gonna get drunk with this

My first Riley rebus, and just general rebus. Hope you enjoy!
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A Rainbow of Flavors

The answer to this puzzle is a single word.
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The only winning move is

I'm David, a 16-year old boy who likes video games. With my super-cute girlfriend Jennifer, I hacked into NORAD and started playing "Global Thermonuclear War" with the supercomputer WOPR. Then, Joshua,...
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The dots on the wall

So when I was visiting Tsukuba International Conference Center in Tsukuba, Japan, I saw these dots on the wall of its big conference hall. At first, I thought the dots were seemingly placed randomly, ...
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A simple 'treebus'

This is a simple rebus, just the one picture: shiloutette from http://getdrawings.com/live-oak-tree-silhouette#live-oak-tree-silhouette-12.jpg
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Pattern #2: Xs and Os

Which set of Xs and Os replaces the question mark below? (No "read in zigzag" rule this time.) Hint: Hint 2:
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A “pistol” rebus

Here's a rebus. I'm looking for a phrase.
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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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Diagrams of a Summer

My friend was being cryptic about how he spent his summer. I was prying, so he gave me two oval-shaped diagrams and told me I could figure it out, at least before next summer. However, I'm lazy and I ...
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A circuit with displays

Here is a puzzle I drew some time ago. The answer is a single word.
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The Hole Shebang

If you have hitherto conceal'd this sight, Let it be tenable in your silence still. And whatsoever else shall hap to-night, Give it an understanding, but no tongue. -Shakespeare, Hamlet ...
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An image concealed in Spiral Galaxies

What is the image in this (colored) Spiral Galaxies puzzle? $\rightarrow \text{_ _ _}$
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The Trail of Clues: The Mystery island

<--- Previous and first clue You are standing on a roof in Israel at the top of the Ladder. You notice that there is a small package taped to the top rung of the ladder. You pick it up and take it ...
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Rebus #17 Needs Deciphering

Clean freaks are keen on this property:
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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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What's the next image 2?

Can you help me with this one: It is from a local IQ test from the schools in Vratsa, Bulgaria.
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Here's pictogram #8

Not enough of these and we're in trouble!
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Falcon Circus, Chapter 3: The Jungle

The Wise You get up and dust yourself off. Pushing extra leaves and vines out of the way, the sign reads, "THIS WAY! THAT WAY! NO WAY? YES WAY!" You let out a big sigh. Oh boy. There was one door in ...
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What's the next image?

Can someone help with guidance for the following puzzle? Thanks and regards, Todor
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Making rebuses is addictive

This is a one-word literary term.