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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Pixel Cipher Puzzle

You are given the following plaintext/ciphertext pairs: they_got_my_contract_back_to_find_ to_their_alarm_a_dog_had_signed_ sonic_boom_sonic_boom_sonic_boom_ ...
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Time for Something New

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #23: Seasonal... Today, when you go to your mailbox, you find a thin card-sized envelope from your (in?)famous uncle—a games and puzzles creator of ...
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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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Nodes & Tunnels

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #33: Surface Geometry Mazes Behold, a tricky maze created on the surface of a cube. There are 'nodes' to collect and tunnels to traverse, are you up to the ...
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Decrypting the Key

So I've been trying to solve this Riddle called "Phage is Spreading.." ...
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Let's keep this civilized

The images below are connected by a single word: What is the word, and what are the connections?
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An alien language?

This is a teaser puzzle for our upcoming puzzle book Codex Enigmatum - launching on Kickstarter soon.
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This Nonogram seems a bit… off

Hmm...... Did I miss something? The hidden word has six unique letters anyway...... Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Addendum: There is a (very) minor fix to ensure the puzzle "uniquely solvable", adding 1-...
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Where am I supposed to be tonight?

This is bad. Really bad. We’ve only just met, and you don’t know me from Adam, but I really need your help – it’s a matter of national security. I work for… well, let’s just say I work for the ...
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Professor Pun's Personal Project

When I first met my good friend Captain Pun, he invited me to dinner to meet his wife, a physics professor at the university. Over a glass of wine I inquired into her research interests. "Let me show ...
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Color Logic - Find the rule

Find the rule specified in the image below. (Where I got it)
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Emojional cryptics (slight return)

The final answer is the name of a country.
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A letter from Mr. Pirate, Mr. Roller, and Mr. Knight

Though I don't think it will help, you may check with the beginning of my story concerning Red Herring Puzzle Club. It seems like it's been a long time since I tried to enter the R.H.P.C. As you may ...
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Vacation at P.U.Z.Z.L.E

An entry in the 19th fortnightly challenge (language + visual). All you can think about since your last P.U.Z.Z.L.E. operation, is a well deserved vacation. Fortunately there is currently a prize ...
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Where is he Hiding?

My friend Bob is an alien, and he is evading capture by the United States government. His native alien language is one in which the letters of each word in a sentence are superimposed on each other, ...
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What word does this image represent?

First puzzle - just determine the word represented by the image.
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Jack was not there…Need to find him!

If you don't remember me, I am Aidan. I was in search of Detective Jack a few months back. And after a hard fought battle, I reached where he called me. But, unfortunately, when I reached the ...
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Interconnectivity

As I was walking through my university's mathematics department, I came across a poster pinned to the notice board. Underneath, it simply said 'In memory'. However, I could not connect the poster to ...
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Can you solve this Rubik's cube from inside of it?

You have woken up to find yourself trapped in what appears to be a giant Rubik's cube. A Rubik's Cage I suppose. Bewildered, you take a look around (better video on imgur or just click the photo). ...
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Dr Aphorism's advice

My old science teacher Dr Aphorism was brilliant – not just at teaching (and, of course, science), but also at providing invaluable life advice. I always remember one day when I went to her office to ...
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An Artwork Made from Several Countries

Last year I went to 12 different countries around the world. I made an AI to convert every country that I've visited into a beautiful artwork as a reminder. I input the 12 countries name, then somehow ...
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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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Jump to the 13th dimension

Legend has it, that an alien lifeform has brought civilisation to our world, and over the last decades you've been following hint after hint to track this legend down. From all you've been gathering, ...
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Messages of unknown origin

--storyline-- Recently, an ancient tomb of unknown origin was discovered during the deep-earth mining operations of 2035. Inside, there was a mysterious metallic box with engravings on each face, as ...
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One word: Bacon

Decrypt the hidden meaning in the picture below: Hint 1: Hint 2:
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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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A remarkable musical ode

On his deathbed, the great blind composer Charles Triangle composed the following remarkable piece, but his penchant for puzzles has left critics in tears searching for a deeper meaning to a piece ...
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Basically Binary but Boldly Baffling

Another image sequence puzzle inspired by @Conifers, enjoy ;D Colorblind-friendly version Clarification: one or more tag(s) has been deliberately omitted to enhance the difficulty. Hints 1 2a 2b ...
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Making waves at your friendly function foundry

A friend of a friend has become known, among friends, for fabricating rococo mathematical functions. $\require{begingroup}\begingroup \def \sssfrac #1#2{ \dfrac {\raise -.5ex{\small ...
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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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Tribute to Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

The background text that follows is in this case not part of the puzzle, nor fictitious. The puzzle, which is self-contained, consists entirely of the image below; I have composed it as a genuine (...
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The Order's First Member

Due to your reputation, you have been contacted by the organiser of a secret society. Each member of the group is a genius and a master in their field, but their identities and professions are a ...
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The markings of Mictal

I found this sketch in the notes old Alembic took while exploring the ruins of the ancient city of Mictal. The man must have copied some writing he encountered among the ruins. If only I could figure ...
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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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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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Solve my picture riddle! Cowards need not apply!

Something connects these images: What is the word, and what are the connections?
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Is $s$ larger than the radius of circumscribed circle?

In the figure, showing a square and an equilateral triangle, is $s$ larger or smaller than the radius of the circumscribed circle?
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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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Check my drawing skills!

I was never too good at drawing, but... if this is the case, there is a word associated with this bmp image. Find out which one. Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Hint 5: Hint 6:
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Sightseeing on Crack

Recently I went on an around-the-world vacation. Unfortunately, I dropped my phone just as I was getting out of the cab at the airport before my first flight out. Not so bad in and of itself, but ...
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Rebus with 20 song titles

Guess the 20 song titles depicted above.
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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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My two favorite scientists

Who are my two favorite scientists ?
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Fun with Flags part 4: a pile of coasters

These quaint looking coasters appear to have been thrown haphazardly on the table. However, there is a 10-letter word to be found, which is the answer to this puzzle. Other (independently solvable) ...
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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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Elementary, my dear Louis

Felt it was time for another Density™ puzzle. Warning: May require thinking. Enjoy! Final answer: (3,4,4,4)
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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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Blue. Orange. Green. Magenta. What does this strange picture represent?

Is it text? Is it a face? Is it code? What is it?
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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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Headbanging Emojis

Maybe you remember my emoji loving friend. To make it short, he heard about the current music challenge and sent me this (click for bigger version): (Emoji art supplied by Emoji One.)

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