# Where Do Birds Go

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx

Where do birds go?! A famous ship? A Channel Island? A river in Greece? A Caribbean island? A conifer leaf? A circle of light? A California stadium? A New York borough? An Egyptian city? Cyberspace? A moon of Saturn?

ANACTHEBPIEDLEALDYAINETBLYNROSEBGLIQUE

NB This is not a cipher puzzle.

First step

Split up the string of letters as follows
AN
AC
THEB
PIEDLE
ALDY
A
INET
BLYN
ROSEB
GL
IQUE

Next step

Notice that in each string we can insert the name of a bird to give an answer to one of the questions in the main body.
TITAN
ACHERON
THE BEAGLE
PINE NEEDLE
ALDERNEY
ASWAN
INTERNET
BROOKLYN
ROSE BOWL
GLORIOLE
MARTINIQUE

Finally

Reading down the first letter in each bird's name, we obtain the answer to the question "Where do birds go?!" which is THE NEST ROOM

Ordering of the questions (as explained by Stiv)

The questions are ordered alphabetically by the name of the bird inserted to get the answer.

• You got it, well done :) (And yes, it's toilet humour - or perhaps tOWLET humour? ... Er, maybe not...)
– Stiv
Jul 13, 2022 at 11:17
• I don't understand the ordering of the question-mark-marked noun phrases. cc @Stiv Jul 14, 2022 at 6:52
• @msh210 Alphabetical by what's inserted
– Stiv
Jul 14, 2022 at 7:10
• Ah, I hadn't notice the ordering actually, will add in a comment. Jul 14, 2022 at 9:02
• @paddotk No, the ship is the beagle, titan is the moon. Jul 14, 2022 at 12:20