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The puzzle is broken into four parts, and each part yields a single letter. Put them all together, and it'll spell out the thing that gets me up in the morning :-)

PART 1

1) One who may think about gallantry! (6) (Solved: indubitablee)

2) Vader, for instance, holds murderous forger (5) -(Solved: Silenus)

3) It's poisonous, so mother gets a medical book first (5) - (Solved: Silenus)

4) Draw on alien food store (6) - (Solved: Silenus)

5) The panel broke up right wing design (8) - (Solved: M Oehm)

6) Broken laces wrapped round thumb for defensive move (6) - (Solved M Oehm)

PART 2

((CEMNOPS + DEITTU) / ACINRSST) / DEEEPZ - DDEIKNR = ?

PART 3 - (Solved: Beastly Gerbil & M Oehm)

General knowledge:

1) "The lady ____ protest too much". (4) - (Solved: Beastly Gerbil)

2) The venom of a puffer fish (12) - (Solved: Beastly Gerbil)

3) A film by Spike Lee. (2, 3, 5, 5) - (Solved: Beastly Gerbil)

4) One who sells needles and thread (in Britain) and men's clothes (in America). (11) - (Solved: Beastly Gerbil)

5) The movie 'Cabaret' was adapted from the novel 'Berlin Tales' by which British author? (11, 9) - (Solved: Beastly Gerbil)

PART 4

This sequence is missing its first item. What is it?

? cvcv cvccv cvccv vccvcvc cvcv vcv

Hint for part 2:

The words are partial anagrams. Each word is missing...something, and the 'somethings' are all very similar in one important respect. I admit, I may have made this bit too difficult. It's my first puzzle. If this hint isn't enough, I'll post another one tomorrow.

Hint for part 4:

The c and v stand for two common words. If you know these, you should be able to deduce the sequence.

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  • $\begingroup$ The answers ALARM surely. At least that what gets me up :P $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jun 5 '17 at 19:02
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    $\begingroup$ Rubio would probably say COKE but that may be taken the wrong way ;) $\endgroup$ – n_palum Jun 5 '17 at 19:03
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    $\begingroup$ Your idea to keep track of which clue was solved and by whom is laudable, but such attributions are usually done in the answer, not the question. This places the burden on the answerers or editors of community wikis and takes it away from you. Nice puzzle, by the way. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Jun 5 '17 at 19:41
  • $\begingroup$ I don't get it. Coffee has six letters :( $\endgroup$ – oerkelens Jun 5 '17 at 21:38
  • $\begingroup$ "Wife" has four letters! $\endgroup$ – YowE3K Jun 6 '17 at 3:02
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Possible answer for part 4:

If "c" means consonant and "v" means vowel, then the sequence could potentially be:

????? cvcv cvccv cvccv vccvcvc cvcv vcv ...
alpha beta gamma delta epsilon zeta eta ...

Making the missing element of the sequence vcccv.

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  • $\begingroup$ Ha, very good! I had tried the NATO alphabet, but that doesn't have any three-letter words. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Jun 8 '17 at 20:34
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    $\begingroup$ Aah nice. To broad but that likes this find all the better :P $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jun 9 '17 at 6:14
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The final answer is

JAVA

Although Part 2 remains unsolved.


Part 1 (thanks to Silenus and MOehm for helping here):

1) One who may think about gallantry! (6)

KNIGHT - KNI(G)HT

2) Vader, for instance, holds murderous forger (5)

SMITH - S(M)ITH

3) It's poisonous, so mother gets a medical book first (5)

MAMBA - MA(MB)+A

4) Draw on alien food store (6)

MARKET - MARK+ET

5) The panel broke up right wing design (8)

ELEPHANT - The Panel *

6) Broken laces wrapped round thumb for defensive move (6)

CASTLE - LAC(T)ES*

Next

These answers can be added to WHITE or BLACK

which gives

WB
BB
WW

(I think)

Giving the braille letter

J


Part 2:

A1Z26 gives the sum:

((351314151619 + 459202021) / 1391418191920) / 45551626 - 4459111418

The first four sets of numbers gives a number incredibly small, something around

$5.55^-9$ = $0.00000000555$

So the answer is basically

-4459111418

So not sure if this is right, or what we are looking for here


Part 3:

1) "The lady ____ protest too much". (4)

Hamlet quote: "The lady doth protest too much methinks"

2) The venom of a puffer fish (12)

Tetrodotoxin

3) A film by Spike Lee. (2, 3, 5, 5)

Do the right thing

4) One who sells needles and thread (in Britain) and men's clothes (in America). (11)

Haberdasher (https://english.stackexchange.com/a/69016/166903)

5) The movie 'Cabaret' was adapted from the novel 'Berlin Tales' by which British author? (11, 9)

Christopher Isherwood

@MOehm spotted that these answers contain the words 'dot', 'dash' and 'stop' indicating Morse Code. This gives the sequence

..-. stop

Which is Morse code for

V


Part 4:

@Talal_Sharaa had the idea that 'c' could stand for consonant, and 'v' could stand for vowel.

This means that we are looking for one consonant or one vowel to replace a single ?. This can only be a vowel - A or I, and A fits the answer. I don't know what the sequence is though

See ffao's answer for the sequence

The answer is

'Alpha'

giving

A

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  • $\begingroup$ part 1.1, knight? $\endgroup$ – indubitablee Jun 5 '17 at 19:26
  • $\begingroup$ @indubitablee that answer had crossed my mind, but thats not really a cryptic clue. I'll ask the OP whether these supposed cryptics are actually cryptics $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jun 5 '17 at 19:28
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    $\begingroup$ Anyway, all the answers can be combined with either WHITE or BLACK and should yield a Braille letter, possibly a P? $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Jun 5 '17 at 19:36
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    $\begingroup$ white, black, black, black, white, white might clue the braille letter J, suggesting JAVA as final answer with a pun on stimulating in the title. $\endgroup$ – GoldenGremlin Jun 5 '17 at 19:42
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    $\begingroup$ can't the cv means: consent-vowel? then the first element of the sequence will be V because there are only few words that consist of only one letter and they are A, I sometimes O All are vowels. And we need the letter A to fit the Word JAVA $\endgroup$ – Talal_Sharaa Jun 8 '17 at 16:08

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