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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 password problem focuses on finding the proper response to a challenge, typically a guard wanting a password.
a puzzle consisting of a grid to be filled with symbols, such that each constraining unit contains each symbol exactly once. The typical example is a 9x9 square to be filled with the nu…
A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident.
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 which involves the manipulation of individual letters within words.
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A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident through analyzing clues and deducing conclusions.
A mathematical puzzle that's stated in words, usually in terms of a story or a situation that dresses the problem up.
A puzzle centered around tunes, melodies, operas, famous song texts, composers, orchestras, and/or musical instruments. General music questions are off-topic here but can usually be asked at the Stack…
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 puzzle concerning techniques for secure communication in the presence of (hostile) third parties.
A tour puzzle in the form of a complex branching passage through which the solver must find a route.
A puzzle involving checkerboards: grids of squares alternating black and white in color, most commonly an 8x8 board.
For puzzles involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.
For history themed puzzles, perhaps centered around cultural heritage or legends. Use tag [puzzle-history] for the history of puzzles and their creation, as well as any methodologies which have dev…
A puzzle related to algorithmics (a main concept in computer science).
A puzzle that makes use of cinematic knowledge, such as movie titles, actors, directors, and film awards.
A puzzle built around graphs: sets of nodes joined together by paths.
Alphametic puzzles involve equations where digits have been replaced with letters.
used for geometric puzzles, if one wants to stress that the setting is not 2-dimensional but 3-dimensional.
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 geometric puzzle where a given figure has to be cut into a number of pieces subject to a number of constraints.
A geometric packing puzzle in which a number of shapes have to be assembled into a larger shape, generally without overlaps or gaps.
For puzzles based on video games, or related to 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.
A puzzle that asks for finding the hidden pattern in a given letter sequence.
a game that involves counters or pieces moved or placed on a "board" according to a fixed set of rules.
For puzzles that presented themselves, with real parameters and consequences, during otherwise non-puzzling activities.
A puzzle about sequences of symbols, elements, or other objects.
themed towards or particularly relevant to a certain time of year, e.g. seasons, events, holidays.
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…