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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Owls at sunset - find the odd one out

Quite contrary to the common belief, owls are very social animals and indeed form flocks or rather tightly bound families with a common social codex. At sunset, they all meet before going on their ...
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❤️🐖🤯Scrambled emoji tale☠️💰😊 #1️⃣

Note: If the emoji charactres of this question and its answers are borked, doubtful and what you can see are mostly boxes (like □ or �), you could try to install this extension if you are using Chrome ...
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Chuck Norris vs. This Question

public var c: = Infinity; public var w:Array = [,<...
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Death of the Great American Chemist

Your father was a great, patriotic, American chemist. He won the Nobel Prize 12 times, invented eternal life, and proved that inside each atom is another universe. You inherited the best of his genes. ...
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Coffee-break Puzzle: Where does the Driver Sit?

Given below is a picture of a car (from top view). Find out on which side is the steering wheel - left or right. Source: Geometry Olympiad in honour of I. F. Sharygin, 2007
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Odd-looking circle

A man is told to make a circle He makes this: Where is the man?
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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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Perplexing Fireworks

In the Perfectly Pixelated Puzzling Plaza, some people were setting off fireworks. Being the puzzling fellows that they are, they couldn't bear to just set off fireworks for the sheer enjoyment of it (...
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A moderate visual number puzzle

In the following diagram, each red dot represents a positive number. The dot-numbers on each of the five circles spell out either a word (each dot corresponding to a letter) or a number (each dot ...
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The Treasure of The Mictal Kings

So this is it. The last challenge. Here's where I either get filthy rich, or get myself killed like ol' Professor Alembic. Goodness, I hope that's not his skull. That's the door to the legendary ...
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Where do all the doors lead to?

You are walking in a hallway and find a door. You decide to enter the room. The door closes behind you, the room suddenly becomes dark and starts spinning. You fall on the floor in the middle of the ...
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Why is this Simple Puzzle impossible to solve?

Connect each red circle with each black circle by drawing a line and the lines should not touch. From each red circle, 3 lines must be drawn which connect red circles with black circles, but the lines ...
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A Letter from the Past

It has been quite a while since your first assignment as a P.U.Z.Z.L.E. agent. Most of your tasks weren't even half that exciting and since your boss is currently on vacation, your most important task ...
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What is a Scalable Phrase™?

Now that you are familiar with Cyclone Phrases, let's look at another kind of phrase. If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, then I call it a Scalable Phrase™. Use the examples below to find the ...
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fill this grid with water!

In this puzzle you should fill the imaginary small squares in each row and column up to the number that is written next to it with water. You can't fill a square if the squares connected to it(under ...
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What is leoll2 trying to tell us?

The following image appears on the profile page of leoll2: It appears to be a binary code, which I've transcribed as follows: (left-hand side) 01001110 01100001 01110100 01110101 01110010 ...
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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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What movie is this?

A 2 year old built this and I couldn't resist taking a photo of it. It reminded me of a scene from a well known movie. Which movie is the scene from? A little hint:
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Mysterious Flash Drive

First puzzle I ever do! Hopefully it won't be too easy or too challenging. My co-worker just gave me a USB flash drive, which was supposed to contain a couple files of code for me to review. ...
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Pan. Zoom. ENHANCE! …hmmm

Agent: OK, let's test this out... pan over to that art on the wall... zoom in... Enhance! Agent: [under breath] I've always wanted to say that... Agent: Excellent, it's crystal clea-- Wait... What'...
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“The Unfinished ________ Waltz”

This puzzle can be solved as puzzle on its own, but its solution is also part of Deusovi's Community Metapuzzle. Above is the sheet music for the universally acclaimed "The Unfinished ________ ...
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Snakes on a Plane!! 2

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. Inspired by the title of this xkcd comic, but in no way related or affiliated beyond the shared name. It's a well known fact that any ...
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5×5 image grid – What are we looking at?

The final answer is the name of a fictional character. Image credits: 7: Rama, cc by-sa 2.0 fr | 11: Jonathunder, GFDL 1.2 | 13: Volatus, cc by-sa 3.0 | 15.1: ZngZng, cc&...
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Rebuilding the Rio 2016 Olympics logo

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art It is also an entry to the 13th fortnightly challenge You two friends are still venturing through the endless halls of the gallery of hyper-...
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A broken mirror

Oh no, I broke a mirror! That means bad luck or something, doesn't it? Can you help me fix it? I made an image of my mirror below. You have to move some pieces so that a laser pointed in the ...
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The old tinkerer's safe

A client of mine died last Sunday - just as he was born on a Sunday. He was already at rather ripe age, and I had the pleasure to present his last will to his loving and caring family. As far as I ...
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What is MOehm trying to tell us?

MOehm has an interesting (updated) profile picture: It is a lower case and italic 'm' (supposedly for 'M'Oehm) surrounded by what appears to be braille. The braille says (in UEB, may mean different ...
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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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Forgotten Pin 1

I have forgotten my 6 digit pin code again! My fish are always trying to tell me something but I can’t figure out was they are trying to tell me. Please help me find my pin code!
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Twisted TV Titles, season 2

Inspired by this puzzle by Pugmonkey, here is a second set of Twisted TV Titles. Each of the new shows pictured or described below is a copy of an existing program with the name changed by a single ...
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Little bits of food

You will come across a question. Answer it.
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The Writing's on the Wall

In the course of your travels, you stumble onto a cryptic message: You lament that the three bottom lines are badly degraded and nearly unreadable. You're certain that the information they contain is ...
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A simple alien safe

Oh no!! Abducted by aliens and put into a labyrinth for ability testing - again! There is (obviously) no deeper meaning behind this all, but can you help me open this safe, as it undoubtedly contains ...
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Shrinking very large barcodes

My apologies is this is not the right place for this question, please advise if it needs to be moved or deleted. So my city has an art installation of some very tall Dr.Suess style flowers. These ...
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Oh no, it's another safe!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids Oh, did I feel proud after solving the last safe... until I was immediately dimension-doored (or something) into this room! Damn ...
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A piece of Colourful Language

Well, I came home today and found my password being rejected. Cursing, I found a note on the underside of the compute. should never had told any of my friends my password. Curse them! Sorry BG :P ...
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Check out my bookshelves

It's always fun seeing what other people have on their bookshelves. Here's one of mine. But this isn't just a chance for a quick snoop - what I want to know is How are the books ordered? Hint 1 (...
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A simple visual puzzle to die for

Can you figure out how the patterns in the picture were generated, and determine what the hidden pattern at the bottom right should look like? This is a visual puzzle, and the solution can be ...
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Stargate escape

What a nightmare! When you awake in cold sweat you only remember dazzling colours, flash-lights, dark shadows with far too many arms and the sickening sensation of being dropped from a high place. ...
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🍩🔔🔥Scrambled emoji tale⚛️🎶🛒 #2️⃣

Note: If the emoji charactres of this question and its answers are borked, doubtful and what you can see are mostly boxes (like □ or �), I took a screenshot for you. Here is a story. It has 12 parts ...
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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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My Uncle's Music Box

Unfortunately, my favorite uncle just passed away. He's the one that taught me all about puzzling, and supposedly found Davey Jones' treasure in his youth. I miss him very much, however, I just ...
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A weird error message

A few moderators from Stack Exchange communities decided to go "old-school" and developed a desktop application for Stack Exchange. You, as an enthusiastic user, of course want to try it out. ...
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Transport Networks - An Introduction

This is a new type of puzzle and I don't know yet, whether or not they are fun to solve. So what better to do with them, than throw them at the best puzzlers out there and see what happens? Feedback ...
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Gate To Enlightenment

Here we are. The hidden entrance to the headquarters of the forgotten Brotherhood of Maat. Won't budge. At least the door matches the old sketch from the manuscript. I'll bet these two seals I ...
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It's good for puzzling

The images below can be connected by a single word. What is the word and what are the connections?
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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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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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Bongard n°1: Fruit Flies

I increased the size of each space but the rules are the exact same as in the original problems published by Bongard. I'm adding a link in case people aren't familiar with this type of riddles Click ...
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A treasure hunt for the magic artefact

Somewhere in a magical land a small golden chest is delivered by an white eagle to a soon-to-be heroine. She opens it with shaky hands, knowing what it means that this gift has been delivered to her. ...