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Puzzles that focus on getting information from truth-tellers (who never lie), liars (who always lie), and/or Jokers (who answer at random), or which use such characters as an integral part of the puzz…
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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, or letters by themselves.
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For questions about the Rubik's Cube (a 3-D combination puzzle) and its variations.
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A puzzle about a series or collection of symbols, elements, or other objects, whose chosen ordering obeys a specific logical rule, which is usually to be determined.
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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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A puzzle that asks for determining the winner in a multi-player game.
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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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A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident.
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A puzzle built around graphs: sets of nodes joined together by paths. Use with [mathematics]
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A puzzle centered around tunes, melodies, operas, famous song texts, composers, orchestras, and/or musical instruments.
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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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An affix riddle is a specific type of riddle that clues the target word by describing multiple, possibly overlapping parts of the word separately. Usually the beginning (prefix), the middle (infix), a…
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A password puzzle focuses on finding a password to a challenge.
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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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A puzzle that is centered around weighings and balances.
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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 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.
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Puzzles which are themed towards or particularly relevant to a certain time of year, e.g. seasons, events, holidays.
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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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A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident through analyzing clues and deducing conclusions.
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For puzzles referencing or relating to historical events or knowledge. Use [puzzle-history] for the history of puzzles.
used for geometric puzzles, if one wants to stress that the setting is not 2-dimensional but 3-dimensional.
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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.
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For puzzles that presented themselves, with real parameters and consequences, during otherwise non-puzzling activities.
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A board game is a game that involves counters or pieces moved or placed on a "board" according to a fixed set of rules.
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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 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 geometric puzzle centered around geometric figures formed from unit-squares, or a puzzle that uses polyominoes as an integral part.
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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.
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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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For puzzles based, related to, or requiring knowledge of, video games, game characters, genres, platforms, etc.
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Twisty puzzles consist of a set of pieces which can be manipulated into different combinations by a group of operations. Use this tag for puzzles similar to the archetype of combination puzzles, the R…
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Puzzles that are physically made and have some sort of mechanism for turning or moving them, such as Rubik's Cubes or trick boxes.
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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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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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