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Puzzles where the genre or solving strategy of the puzzle is not explicitly stated; puzzles where the puzzler must deduce what type of puzzle it is.

This tag should be used for puzzles where the genre or solving strategy of the puzzle is not explicitly stated; puzzles where the puzzler must deduce what type of puzzle it is.

The word enigmatic comes from enigma, meaning

a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.

Enigmatic puzzles are typically set up in a way where the solvers aren't immediately clear on where they should start. It should still be clear once it has been solved, so as not to invite speculative answers or risk being closed for being too open-ended.