All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6
votes
1answer
264 views

Make this equation correct

Using your creativity, conversion skills and adding one letter (anywhere) to both sides, make the following equation correct. Same letter must be added to both sides. V I E N T = D Hint Check the ...
20
votes
3answers
1k views

What do all of these pictures have in common?

What do all of these things have in common? The answer is a simple word or phrase.
17
votes
14answers
2k views

On visiting a certain place, I wrote a line of poetry. Where was I?

Longest in its kind across the globe Where five of seven meet the shore Here the rights are set in stone To cruise along the world's floor Where am I? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 ...
5
votes
1answer
215 views

I need help with a 12 piece wooden puzzle

12 pieces. See picture. Can’t find any solutions online.
3
votes
3answers
120 views

finding a number using clues [closed]

The digit on hundreds place of a three-digit number is 2, the digit on tens place is 3 less than the digit on ones place. 6 times the product of the three digits is 20 less than this number. What is ...
4
votes
1answer
142 views

A Voynichian Challenge

Background: what follows is not a foreign language. Rather, it is a symbol-based code of English. You could think of it as falling between semaphore flags, which use a symbol per letter, and Shavian, ...
7
votes
2answers
213 views

Cryptic Family Reunion: Current Events

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
12
votes
1answer
626 views

Stuck on a Nonogram puzzle

Help is needed. I have been stuck on this puzzle for some time. Any help or tips would be appreciated.
-4
votes
2answers
227 views

One to cure a disease

I can see a disease that no one else can perceive, I have the cure and showed it so others would believe. Through my mask I've seen it spread for centuries, with just one touch I can solve everyone's ...
8
votes
1answer
235 views

A strange email: `use gtr`

Recently someone emailed me this text. It seems to make no sense. mina ireti ir thandiwe hyn đánh_đố elektron_pochta vyklyk skip uig & urd use gtr What does ...
13
votes
6answers
4k views

One flag doesn't belong: Claims Grandpa

"Look at these flags and tell me-" Said Grandpa flashing a paper with many Flags on it. "Which one does not belong to the group? All, except one, have one interesting commonality. One property ...
9
votes
1answer
208 views

Solve me and be like me

When i'm dead it is the end But those who reach the end, they will become me Some people know me for my hairstyle Some know me for my friend lucille You might know me because of my mighty roar Or ...
6
votes
1answer
287 views

Scientifically Themed Rebus/Dingbat Puzzles - Part 2

below are more rebuses with "scientific" expressions that represent something in popular media. Part 1 here. One of the questions in Part 1 has a link to a question here.
9
votes
2answers
250 views

You're being Cryptex!

Loop around, bottom to top until they all align. Rotate to reveal the magic words in each line. Once you knock everything out of the park, With these seven lines you can make your mark. Hint 1: Hint ...
21
votes
4answers
2k views

Boys and girls in a circle

There are $28$ students in a class, and each of them are either boy or girl. They sit in a circle, and claim that “The two people next to me are of different gender than each other.” It's known that ...
1
vote
1answer
113 views

Some Rebux Puzzles [closed]

Here are some Rebux Puzzles I got :- How many could you solve ? :-)
6
votes
1answer
355 views

Seconds of constant funk

This is a themed cryptic crossword, with five answers sticking to the theme. ACROSS 2/29d. Guitarist for 20-down (or Radiohead), content in retiring, achieved $1000 (4, 4) 4. Reactions of ...
2
votes
2answers
241 views

Super Blox - level 1.13

Here is a hard puzzle from my game. The aim is to change the color of all blue blocks (squares) to green using the following rules: You can move any block or the red ball to an adjacent empty ...
0
votes
3answers
162 views

What kind of code is this/ is there a cipher?

I feel like I've seen a similar cipher to this, but can't find one anywhere. If someone could help me solve this that would be great!
6
votes
2answers
769 views

Exam statistics

250 teenagers gather for an exam. Peeking at the roll, a math-inclined among them note that if they are split into 10 groups of 25 per alphabetical order, then in each group, there are two with the ...
8
votes
4answers
803 views

Scientifically Themed Rebus/Dingbat Puzzles

Below I have created a list of a few "scientific" expressions that represent some form of popular media, with the type stated. Hope you enjoy.
7
votes
2answers
414 views

Connect Wall: Americana

In honor of Flag Day here in the United States, I hope you're up for another connect wall! The set of sixteen words below can be partitioned into groups of four words that have something in common. ...
7
votes
2answers
179 views

A Puzzling Family

Ben is brother to Pat; Daisy is sister to Tori; Gail has two big brothers: Carl and Kyle, who look very similar. They all stay close to town, don't like to venture out. But then there's the other ...
8
votes
1answer
233 views

Same word fills all the blanks: Part 3

This puzzle is linked to Same word fills all the blanks The same word or its split versions fill all the blanks in the folllowing sentence. The rules and other details are explained in the link as ...
6
votes
1answer
280 views

A nest of vipers

Somewhere in France, Summer 1858 They invited the priest. Would you believe it? The priest! There is a mirror in the mayor's office. My reflection looks at me with his emotionless eyes, his stiff ...
3
votes
2answers
220 views

Cannonballs packing

A pile of cannonballs stacked like a pyramid has a rectangular base. Each layer has a length and a width in terms of cannonballs that are each one less than those of the layer that is directly below. ...
5
votes
1answer
298 views

The Fastest Clean Draw

Playing with regular moves, the position above should result in a draw without repeating an exact position three times. By Helpmate or in this case a Helpdraw, players cooperate to end this game in a ...
8
votes
1answer
222 views

Like pie and buttermilk

The set of sixteen words below can be partitioned. Each partition is of four words that have something in common. I invite you to figure out the partitions and commonalities. You'll find that the four ...
6
votes
1answer
196 views

Cryptic Family Reunion: An Unexpected Puzzle

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
3
votes
1answer
167 views

Calculation puzzle 005

396 ? 556 99 872 664 I tried to solve it but to no avail. Possible answers are 666, 491, 654, 999 and 917; since, the exam was multiple choice we were ...
10
votes
3answers
246 views

Find a good strategy to survive the multiplayer duel

Alice is involved in a duel with $N$ other opponents. She can choose a gun for herself with any hit probability as she wishes. She also prepares guns for her opponents, whose hit probabilities she can ...
-3
votes
0answers
127 views

guessing number game [duplicate]

Alice has a hidden integer x; Bob only knows an integer N such that 1≤x≤N and he has to find x by asking questions. In each question, Bob must choose an integer y (1≤y≤N), and Alice answers 'G', 'L' ...
0
votes
2answers
250 views

What's next in this sequence?

Here's a sequence of numbers: 0, 1, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 3, 0, 1, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 4 Will the sequence ever contain "6", and if yes, at which position (assuming the first position is 1).
4
votes
0answers
154 views

Travelling Europe

Coming from Antwerp on the day Florin resigned, Louis and Evans brother watched the match at the old forest lodge and with Louise, but without Cécile, they visited the first movie of the day. ...
7
votes
1answer
417 views

Sane and crazy persons

I have found this puzzle on internet. 40 persons sit in a round table . All of them are either sane or crazy. When you ask a person "is the person sitting to your right sane or crazy?" a sane person ...
12
votes
1answer
346 views

Guess my dream holiday destination!

Because there is too much space in the grid for some words, eight cells are initially left empty. Once the grid is complete, solvers must find a way to fill the empty cells, keeping all entries as ...
-2
votes
2answers
242 views

Battleship puzzle with no clues

Suppose I have a standard Battleship Puzzle, but with no clues (no square uncovered) at the start. Then I'm given 5 "fires" that uncover a square, what would be the best strategy to chose a square to ...
13
votes
1answer
510 views

A game of charades

Here are ten cryptic clues in the "charade" style, meaning that that's the only wordplay involved. That's a big hint for a cryptic clue! — so I'm not giving you letter counts. Second-rate ...
-4
votes
2answers
147 views

Sometimes to find an answer to a short question you have to travel far. Sometimes not [closed]

This one's simple: When and where is con the opposite of sin?
-12
votes
2answers
152 views

Mathlandia Cake Cutting (very short riddle) [closed]

In Mathlandia, everything is divided perfectly. A cake has just been cut into 9 pieces, so every piece has 0.111 of the cake, right? Jeff the cake cutter confirms this is so. But $1 - 9 \cdot 0.111 = ...
12
votes
1answer
499 views

A Puzzling Cryptex

I was hanging out in the Puzzing.SE lounge (the beanbag chairs are heaven) when some random person walked up. They said, "I love this place! Would you try my puzzle?" Their puzzle was a cryptex (...
3
votes
2answers
254 views

Fibonacci progression

In a number sequence, 1, 13, 169 and 2014 are respectively the first four terms of the sequence. The next terms are equal to the sum of the four numbers that precede them. For example, the fifth term ...
-4
votes
0answers
74 views

Interpreting this math problem [duplicate]

Do you interpret the double green popsicle as being multiplied or squared? More specifically, suppose R = Rainbow popsicle, and G = green popsicle. Would the third equation be R - 2G = 2 or R - G^(2) =...
25
votes
1answer
798 views

An Evolutionary Experiment

Dr. Farnsworth entered class today and announced that we were going to conduct an experiment to see if we could force cells to evolve to communicate with us. The experiment is as follows: we are given ...
7
votes
1answer
209 views

See me once, see me twice #14

See me once, an archive to some and container to others See me twice, clumsily fight for my amphibious brothers I'm trying to keep things hard enough for this community, but I'll be ready to ...
5
votes
2answers
258 views

What should you substitute?

Find all functions $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ such that $$xf(x)-yf(y)=(x-y)f(x+y)$$ for all $x,y\in\mathbb{R}$. Problem by me. Most elegant solution gets the checkmark!
5
votes
1answer
138 views

Cryptic crossword - letters latent

"Whose idea was it to say that we'd answer every complaint we received?" Svetlana was sat at Coldport City Council's Complaints desk staring at a sheet of paper. Bob, her colleague, looked ...
8
votes
3answers
909 views

Fillomino Tiling…how many 1's?

Suppose a 'Fillomino tiling', much like a completed Fillomino puzzle, consists of a set of polyominoes covering a region without gaps nor overlaps, with no two n-ominoes of the same size touching ...
5
votes
3answers
331 views

A strange recipe

I was looking through my grandma's cookbook when I saw this recipe: Heat consists of 1692 symbols, delicious hesitance, headless escape, glasses, and a green hat. No further instructions were ...
2
votes
0answers
87 views

Homeworlds: Mercury in Retrograde

Consider the following position in a game of Binary Homeworlds. ...

15 30 50 per page
1
3 4
5
6 7
411