# On to the Caribbean Islands!

This is a meta-puzzle. I will only confirm the answers to the sub-puzzles.

1. Clues to words

1.Unending approval for males in a country (5)
3.The passageway is a decoy(5)
4.Desert in land of Arab and one(7)
5.Oddly engrave for say, Ironman? (7)

1. A Riddle best told softly.

With the Shrew his personal pet,
To faintly speak is his best bet.

“Phew Sirs”, in disgust, were his words
We could hear the murmurs of the birds.

Lots of rumours were now heard,
He only feebly mumbles, “absurd”!

Shout is what he didn’t.

1. WORDSEARCH(Or is it to search for something else?)

2. Time for a Replacement?

Cut the sound of horse’s hoofs (4)
The Skill to do a deed (3)
Group of two colored (4)
Girlfriend’s information (4)
Treaty requires some huff and puff (4)

1. REBUS

Note: You might have to unscramble the letters that you get to get the final answer.

• Is that a "Do Not enter" sign in the Rebus clue? – Hashbrowns Dec 19 '17 at 23:42

## 1. Clues to Words

YE(-s) + MEN
COUNT+Y
A+LURE *(archaic word for "hallway" - thanks, ffao!)
_ABANDON_
AVENGER*

Reading down the diagonal of the answer (first letter of first word, second letter of second...) gives YOUNG.

## 2. A Riddle Best Told Softly

WHISPERS (solved by Alconja)

## 3. WORDSEARCH (Or is it to search for something else?)

This spells the word "TWINS".

## 4. Time for a replacement?

CLIP / CLOP
ART / ACT
DATE / DATA
PACT / PANT
After replacement, new letters spell OCEAN.

## 5. Rebus

ROULETTE (solved by athin)

# Meta

Each of these words can be preceded by a nationality to form a common two-word phrase:
1. Young Turk (exception to the rule)
2. Chinese Whispers
3. Siamese Twins
4. Indian Ocean
5. Russian Roulette

The $n$th letters of the answers anagram to HAITI, the "island in the Caribbean" that the title asks for.

• Don't mess the ordering in which it is given in the puzzle. – Sid Dec 20 '17 at 5:32

2. A Riddle best told softly.

Whispers

Reasoning:

Most the lines contain descriptions of whispers/whispering, but additionally the first and third lines contain the word hidden:
With the Shrew his personal pet, - hidden word
Phew Sirs”, in disgust, were his words - anagram

• This also fits "shout is what he didnt". – Tweakimp Dec 19 '17 at 22:57

### 5. REBUS

ROULETTE

Because

The first coin image is a Russia Rouble, 1897 (https://www.ebay.com/p/Russia-Rouble-1897/102007623).

ROUBLE - B + TM - M + TEN - N = ROULE + T + TE = ROULETTE

### 3. WORDSEARCH(Or is it to search for something else?)

This is only partial, maybe it will help the others.

There are many countries in the grid (+ Tibet?)

Is this... lost?

• Also a 4-letter / starting at G6, a 5-letter \ starting at J3, and another 5-letter \ starting at B10. – shoover Dec 20 '17 at 3:43