# A Circular Puzzle

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

"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.

• Sorry about that, my words were slightly wrong. Though the next part may be cryptic. Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 0:12
• @GenericUser: But the punctuation and capitalization is correct?
– Deusovi
Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 0:14
• Now it is, the periods tripped up autocorrect. Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 0:17

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
for the new year
rising a surprise! old
man's symbol of wealth.
home of crowns. a
falling bridge, children's rhyme.
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

and clue 4 sounds like

PALACE.

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

in order for the whole phrase to make sense.

• 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. Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 21:12