# You only have five

1: dim advantage in first French Expansion
(4,5): Kiss
Pain
Boot
City
History
Again
Eat
Avid
(5,13,13,5,3,4)

2: undisturbed apartment
ground hideout
punch holder

extra raise
prime month
error pass
overjoyed narrated

Hint:

2 is somewhat related to animals.

Hint #2:

4,5 are intended to give you a word(closely related or similar in meaning) for each clue.

Hint #3:

4,5 are supposed to be arranged in a word square. 2 gives you two different meanings for the same word.

Final Hint:

Anyone thinking of Phrases yet?

• I'd just like to confirm that it is 1,3 and not 1,5... ? – Phylyp Jun 6 '18 at 19:24
• @Phylyp 1,3 is not 1,5 – Sid Jun 6 '18 at 19:41
• Thanks Sid, I was barking up the wrong tree there. :-) – Phylyp Jun 6 '18 at 19:44

1:

First line appears to be a cryptic clue for the word FADE: F(AD)E.

2:

Each pair of words are two different definitions of another word:

undisturbed apartment FLAT
ground hideout EARTH
punch holder HOOK

All four can prefix the word WORM (animal-related, as suggested by one of the hints).

1,3:

Each line appears to suggest a pair of words, where the second word is the first with a letter added to the front.

extra raise other-Mother (courtesy of CaptainPlanet in the comments)
prime month arch-March
error pass lapse-Elapse
overjoyed narrated elated-Related

The first letters spell out HAMMER.

• That is correct. – Sid May 30 '18 at 19:05
• 'extra raise' might be rot13( bgure-zbgure ) – CaptainPlanet May 31 '18 at 0:45
• I like it. I'll add it in a bit. – SKOG May 31 '18 at 1:21
• I've fixed the post with the correct, intended solution. – SKOG Jun 6 '18 at 17:42
• Very nice update on #2... but what does (SNQR NGGNPX JBEZ UNZZRE) mean, I wonder? – Phylyp Jun 6 '18 at 17:56

4, 5: With the help of hint #3:

Each word clues a four-letter word:

    PECK Kiss            PAST History
ACHE Pain            ECHO Again
SHOE Boot            CHOW Eat
TOWN City            KEEN Avid

These words can then be arranged in a magic square:
    P E C K
A C H E
S H O E
T O W N

Thanks to the observant commenters hagfy and Phylyp, who saw that the letters at positions (5, 13, 13, 5, 3, 4) spell ATTACK.

• If you take the letters indicated by the numbers at the end of the clue, you get rot13(NGGNPX). – hagfy Jun 6 '18 at 16:45
• Letters (5,13,13,5,3,4) in the word square spell out ROT13(NGGNPX) , ninja'd by @hagfy – Phylyp Jun 6 '18 at 16:48
• Thanks to both of you. How trivial. (And how embarrassing not to have seen it.) – M Oehm Jun 6 '18 at 16:56

As it turns out, I have seriously messed up on difficulty-level of this puzzle. Also, many puzzlers have said how the puzzle seems underclued(which it probably is). So, I have decided to self-answer this.

SKOG and M Oehm have got the sub-puzzles right. Our answers are:

ATTACK
WORM
HAMMER.

Next for the meta:

All this words can be attached with the a body part to get another word/phrase. That is,