This is part 2 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own.
Today I walked in an unbelievable tropical palm forest. I have seen black parrots, weird lizards, and frogs climbing on trees growing the biggest coconuts I have ever seen.
Today’s puzzle is hexagonal cryptic crossword. “Around” clues form a clockwise spiral starting at the number 1 on the left-hand side of the grid. “Candy cane” clues start from the numbered cell and follow the coloured squares across the grid, each including the purple central cell and continuing on the other side. Answers are placed in the order given, one after the other, with no spaces. Answer lengths have been omitted.
There are two sets of clues for each candy cane colour. One set produces the correct answers, which must be written in the grid; the other clue set produces wrong answers where only some of the letters match the rest of the answers. Can you guess where I am?
a) Scratch the surface of legislation behind the principle of consent
b) The hero in William Shakespeare's work Julius Caesar was born here the first of October
c) Fresh avocados kept in disorder
d) Edward I's about face
e) Fantasy monster's makin' turkey-like sounds that we hear
f) Stylish bird seen near Kentucky
g) Unit of measurement used in the UK, and in the US, and in Switzerland
h) Trick performed by skateboarder Stan's partner
i) Bare grassland
j) Norwegian pop group filled with energy and emboldened, finally getting forward
k) Health resort in a place where the rain stays mainly in the 1i?
l) Atkinson's character has soy and coffee?
m) Hot drink by Norway's first Starbucks, perhaps
n) Woman depicted in Disney film (mostly from behind) has suddenly cleared out psychiatric facility
o) Young animal (a little rodent) trapped by molten rock
p) Husky is an animal familiar to the Mongols, reportedly
q) Was Satan brought back?
r) Attach previous résumé at the back
2. Yellow candy cane
a) Many an obstruction was pierced by pair of drills
b) Bother Adam's wife after gym class
c) Religious group obstinately denies libelling youth leaders
d) Custody has liberal character
e) Student neglected to acquire information and make money
f) Gladys meeting with narcos to show plan
3. Blue candy cane
a) Red-coloured rims stolen by criminal
b) The cleric mistakenly evicted the leader of heathens making use of an invisible force of nature
c) Problem on a desert: Holding on to things to drink
d) Body part of very real birds oddly not taken into consideration
4. Red candy cane
a) Olivia and Diana about to be very angry
b) Tailor being interrupted by West ultimately leads to commotion
c) Unexpectedly mutual component of Motörhead
d) It conquers all or nothing at Wimbledon
e) Comedian Bob who appeared in numerous films – he has taken on work
f) Part of a classical orchestra: "During concert, I'm panicking"
Gladys will return in Mazed and Confused.