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Throwing back to the days of childhood, I recently challenged my friends to a game of hide-and-seek. As the play area was restricted to my neighborhood, I quickly found all of them. One of my friends, Grey T. Hider, has requested me for a rematch. Being as competitive as I am, I agreed. He proposed a game in which he will spend a week preparing his hiding spot, and will send me an email when he's ready. Once he's hidden I will have one week to find him.

I received Grey's email today, and it seems that he's really intent to prove his superior hiding skills to me. He's offered me a $10,000 dollar reward to find him and has even given me a hint, because he's so sure that I won't find him.

His email was as follows:

Hi Green, on my way to my hiding spot, I've seen many places and things, some of which were exciting, and some of which were more boring... Because I'm so confident that you would never be able to find me by yourself, I've included a hint, in the form of some things I've seen:

A narrow set of rapids, perfect for rafting

-A river that started flowing off a precipice

--A decrease, concering quantity or quality

---A man having this, resulting in him not playing his best

----A famous painting of people at a bar

-----A heroic archer

------A beautiful woman that looked so sweet

-------A colorful town made of colorful confections

--------A mass of rock sliding down a mountain

---------A powerpoint presentation

----------A platform for actors to play on a river

-----------A comfortable place to live by the water

Good luck finding me! If you can do it within a week of receiving this email I'll reward you with $10,000. If you can't, then you can live knowing that you'll never be as great a hide-and-seeker as I, Grey T. Hider.

Because there's so much riding on this, I request your help to decipher his hint. Note that the only thing you need to solve this puzzle is his hint of the things and places Grey has seen.

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    $\begingroup$ Our help will cost you 50% of his reward. Still ok? $\endgroup$ – xhienne Apr 17 '18 at 21:41
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You'll find him in the

white-house

Why?

Each clue is for a single 2 word(ish) answer, where the second word is the start of the next answer. For the final answer we join the first word of the first answer with the last word of the last answer.

A narrow set of rapids, perfect for rafting

white-water

-A river that started flowing off a precipice

water-fall

--A decrease, concerning quantity or quality

fall-off

---A man having this, resulting in him not playing his best

off-night

----A famous painting of people at a bar

Night-Hawks

-----A heroic archer

Hawk-eye

------A beautiful woman that looked so sweet

eye-candy

-------A colorful town made of colorful confections

candy-land

--------A mass of rock sliding down a mountain

land-slide

---------A powerpoint presentation

slide-show

----------A platform for actors to play on a river

show-boat

-----------A comfortable place to live by the water

boat-house

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    $\begingroup$ Updated after realising I'd accidentally used a plural where I shouldn't have / resulting in 2 other answers coming to me :) $\endgroup$ – JohnLBevan Apr 17 '18 at 22:17
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    $\begingroup$ Ha, great job! I couldn't find the pattern so quickly! $\endgroup$ – LinuxBlanket Apr 17 '18 at 22:21
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    $\begingroup$ You're very close! Knowing Grey, there's probably a reason he used - in his email instead of another character like . $\endgroup$ – Green Apr 17 '18 at 22:29
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    $\begingroup$ Also, it was my bad on the plural... I forgot the painting name had an s in it $\endgroup$ – Green Apr 17 '18 at 22:31
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    $\begingroup$ Random guess - maybe the final location to search is rot13(gur svefg jbeq bs gur svefg nafjre naq gur ynfg jbeq bs gur ynfg nafjre - va jnfuvatgba, qp)? $\endgroup$ – Daniel Schepler Apr 17 '18 at 23:00
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Partial answer

A narrow set of rapids, perfect for rafting

Whitewater?

-A river that started flowing off a precipice

Waterfall

--A decrease, concering quantity or quality

---A man having this, resulting in him not playing his best

A handicap like in sports, maybe?

----A famous painting of people at a bar

"Nighthawks", by Edward Hopper

-----A heroic archer

William Tell

------A beautiful woman that looked so sweet

-------A colorful town made of colorful confections

--------A mass of rock sliding down a mountain

A landslide

---------A powerpoint presentation

...a ppt?

----------A platform for actors to play on a river

-----------A comfortable place to live by the water

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