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a special type of crossword puzzle where clues combine a definition with wordplay. Use [crosswords] where the clues don't obey the conventions of cryptic crosswords; [cryptic-cl…
A question about the creation and development of puzzles. Not to be used for requesting the creation of a puzzle.
An anagram rearranges the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase.
A puzzle which involves the manipulation of individual letters within words, or letters by themselves.
For questions about the Rubik's Cube (a 3-D combination puzzle) and its variations.
A puzzle that asks for determining the winner in a multi-player game.
A question including or relating to crossword puzzles. Use [cryptic-crosswords] for British-style cryptic crosswords; [crossword-clues] or [cryptic-clues] for clues as distinct from whole crosswords.
A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident.
A password puzzle focuses on finding a password to a challenge.
For puzzles involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.
A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident through analyzing clues and deducing conclusions.
A puzzle built around graphs: sets of nodes joined together by paths. Use with [mathematics]
A puzzle centered around tunes, melodies, operas, famous song texts, composers, orchestras, and/or musical instruments.
A puzzle involving checkerboards: grids of squares alternating black and white in color, most commonly an 8x8 board.
centered around weighings and balances.
NO LONGER IN SCOPE. Used when no answer can be guaranteed to be the last, best one. If a puzzle instead has a provably optimal solution, tag with [optimization].
A tour puzzle in the form of a complex branching passage through which the solver must find a route.
Logic grid puzzles, first produced by Lewis Carroll, are puzzles in which correspondences must be drawn between multiple ways of describing the same list of objects, using a given set of clues about t…
A puzzle related to algorithms (a main concept in computer science). Puzzles may ask for an algorithm as an answer or require the analysis of a given algorithm.
A puzzle concerning techniques for secure communication in the presence of (hostile) third parties. There is a Stack Exchange site dedicated to cryptography - please use Cryptography Stack Exchange if…
A mathematical puzzle that's stated in words, usually in terms of a story or a situation that dresses the problem up.
For puzzles referencing or relating to historical events or knowledge. Use [puzzle-history] for the history of puzzles.
A puzzle about sequences of symbols, elements, or other objects.
A geometric puzzle where a given figure has to be cut into a number of pieces subject to a number of constraints.
For puzzles that presented themselves, with real parameters and consequences, during otherwise non-puzzling activities.
used for geometric puzzles, if one wants to stress that the setting is not 2-dimensional but 3-dimensional.
Alphametic puzzles involve equations where digits have been replaced with letters, where the goal is usually to reconstruct the original equation, matching letters to numbers.
A geometric packing puzzle in which a number of shapes have to be assembled into a larger shape, generally without overlaps or gaps.
A puzzle that makes use of cinematic knowledge, such as movie titles, actors, directors, and film awards. General movies questions are off-topic but can be asked on Movies and TV Stack Exchange.
a game that involves counters or pieces moved or placed on a "board" according to a fixed set of rules.
For puzzles based, related to, or requiring knowledge of, video games, game characters, genres, platforms, etc.
Puzzles which require some knowledge of science to solve. Consider using the 'physics', 'chemistry' or 'computer-science' tags if your question is specifically about these branches of science. Science…
A puzzle that asks for finding the hidden pattern in a given letter sequence.
A puzzle involving a set of things (most often words) which must be divided into groups such that the things in each group share some connection.
for questions about the name or nature of a specific puzzle, given as much descriptive information about it as the asker possesses. For challenge questions where the asker knows the puzzle…
themed towards or particularly relevant to a certain time of year, e.g. seasons, events, holidays.