Tags

A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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A question about the creation and development of puzzles. Not to be used for requesting the creation of a puzzle.
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An anagram rearranges the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase.
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For questions about the Rubik's Cube and its variations.
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A password problem focuses on finding the proper response to a challenge, typically a guard wanting a password.
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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…
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A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident.
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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.
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A puzzle which involves the manipulation of individual letters within words.
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currently being debated on Meta. Questions asked under this tag may not fall under the scope of the site. Please be mindful of that when asking a question. Used when the tagged pu…
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A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident through analyzing clues and deducing conclusions.
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A mathematical puzzle that's stated in words, usually in terms of a story or a situation that dresses the problem up.
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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…
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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…
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A puzzle concerning techniques for secure communication in the presence of (hostile) third parties.
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centered around weighings and balances.
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A tour puzzle in the form of a complex branching passage through which the solver must find a route.
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A puzzle involving checkerboards: grids of squares alternating black and white in color, most commonly an 8x8 board.
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For puzzles involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.
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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…
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A puzzle related to algorithmics (a main concept in computer science).
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A puzzle that makes use of cinematic knowledge, such as movie titles, actors, directors, and film awards.
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A puzzle built around graphs: sets of nodes joined together by paths.
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Alphametic puzzles involve equations where digits have been replaced with letters.
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used for geometric puzzles, if one wants to stress that the setting is not 2-dimensional but 3-dimensional.
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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…
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A geometric puzzle where a given figure has to be cut into a number of pieces subject to a number of constraints.
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A geometric packing puzzle in which a number of shapes have to be assembled into a larger shape, generally without overlaps or gaps.
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For puzzles based on video games, or related to video games, game characters, genres, platforms, etc.
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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.
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A puzzle that asks for finding the hidden pattern in a given letter sequence.
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a game that involves counters or pieces moved or placed on a "board" according to a fixed set of rules.
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For puzzles that presented themselves, with real parameters and consequences, during otherwise non-puzzling activities.
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A puzzle about sequences of symbols, elements, or other objects.
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themed towards or particularly relevant to a certain time of year, e.g. seasons, events, holidays.
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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…
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physically made and have some sort of mechanism for turning or moving them, such as Rubik's Cubes or trick boxes.