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The first step is to figure out the puzzle.

To Puzzling have     the I ready,
for a rising         year needed. old
man's home falling   wealth. a rhyme.
To look two          answers between Last.

all Stack swiftly    on Exchange. gotten
the puzzle. a        new Tasks: surprise!
symbol of bridge,    of crowns. children's
find within words;   the route: First.

A few words:

Pink Monarch Drama Butterfly Horror Velvet

Hint:

8/11

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Partial Answer

If you read

"circularly", taking the first word from the top left and going counterclockwise,

you get:

To all on the Puzzling Stack Exchange I have swiftly gotten ready for the new year a puzzle. Tasks: needed. rising a Surprise! old man's symbol of wealth. home of crowns. a falling bridge, children's rhyme To find the answers look within route: between two words; First. Last.

This almost makes sense - I suspect some sort of mistake in the second row.

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry about that, my words were slightly wrong. Though the next part may be cryptic. $\endgroup$ – Generic User Jan 6 '17 at 0:12
  • $\begingroup$ @GenericUser: But the punctuation and capitalization is correct? $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jan 6 '17 at 0:14
  • $\begingroup$ Now it is, the periods tripped up autocorrect. $\endgroup$ – Generic User Jan 6 '17 at 0:17
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Firstly, use the method described in Deusovi's answer to rearrange the words as follows (now with amended punctuation):

To all on the
Puzzling Stack Exchange. I
have swiftly gotten ready,
for the new year
a puzzle. Tasks: needed.
rising a surprise! old
man's symbol of wealth.
home of crowns. a
falling bridge, children's rhyme.
To find the answers
look within route: between
two words; First. Last.

Editing out the flavour text, we have the following elements of the puzzle:

  1. needed.

  2. rising a surprise!

  3. old man's symbol of wealth.

  4. home of crowns.

  5. a falling bridge, children's rhyme.

and then

looking within a "route", between the first and last words.

Clue 5 must refer to

LONDON,

and clue 4 sounds like

PALACE.

This makes me think that the other clues may give something like

BUCKINGHAM or CRYSTAL or ST. JAMES'S,

in order for the whole phrase to make sense.

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  • $\begingroup$ There's only 4 clues, though, in the lines. 5 if you find the way to format the answers. London is only part of that answer. $\endgroup$ – Generic User Jan 6 '17 at 21:12

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