metapuzzle

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Etymology[edit]

meta- +‎ puzzle

Noun[edit]

metapuzzle (plural metapuzzles)

  1. A compound puzzle formed by several lesser puzzles. In contrast to a regular puzzle, a metapuzzle is missing data that is essential to solving it, and which can only be obtained by solving other sometimes entirely unrelated puzzles. Metapuzzles are frequently used in puzzlehunts.