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Inspired by XKCD 437 and the restricted title challenge. Special thanks to Deusovi for checking to see if my clues were valid.


  1. Searcher for former myth in Puerto Rico. (8)
  2. Cowboy wed redhead fisher. (8)
  3. Thief hides in baro guesthouse. (5)
  4. Request for repetition hidden in molten core. (6)
  5. Sgt. Preston's home where gold was found. (5)
  6. Ships give weapons to programmer LoveLace. (6)
  7. Map is incomplete when all is said and done. (5)
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  • $\begingroup$ BTW, slick trick @Mithrandir to shorten the title! $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Jun 3 '18 at 6:45
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    $\begingroup$ Unfortunately, the real xkcd title is too short for a question title. Does this still count as an entry in the challenge? Nevertheless, +1 for a neat puzzle, especially for getting it checked out first. $\endgroup$ – noedne Jun 3 '18 at 6:45
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    $\begingroup$ @noedne - my personal opinion - yes, it's OK. The titles were filtered to only include those with length > 15, but given Mithrandir's workaround (that doesn't include any padding/fake text), and Dragonrage's choice of xkcd being in the first 1000, it seems OK. $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Jun 3 '18 at 6:54
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    $\begingroup$ The filtering gave a way to winnow the possible xkcd titles down to a reasonable set, but the whole point of a restricted title challenge is, well, to use one of a restricted set of titles. This isn't one of them. $\endgroup$ – Rubio Jun 3 '18 at 21:59
  • $\begingroup$ Cheers @Rubio, good to have that clarification. $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Jun 4 '18 at 2:42
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The title indicates that each of the answers are in some way connected to sports utility vehicles.


Searcher for former myth in Puerto Rico. (8)

EXPLORER (former = ex, myth = lore, Puerto Rico = PR, hence exPloreR).
Title: Ford Explorer.

Cowboy wed redhead fisher. (8)

WRANGLER (cowboy = wrangler, fisher = angler, weds redhead angler)
Title: Jeep Wrangler

Thief hides in baro guesthouse. (5)

ROGUE (baro guesthouse)
Title: Nissan Rogue

Request for repetition hidden in molten core. (6)

ENCORE (molten core)
Title: Buick Encore

Sgt. Preston's home where gold was found. (5)

YUKON (home of a Gold Rush, and home of the titular character of a TV series)
Title: GMC Yukon, cross-branded as a Chevy Tahoe

Ships give weapons to programmer LoveLace. (6)

ARMADA (give weapons = ARM, programmer = ADA Lovelace)
Title: Nissan Armada

Map is incomplete when all is said and done. (5)

ATLAS (Map = atlas, all is said and done = at last)
Title: Volkswagen Atlas


Many thanks to @noedne for the first answer, and for how the title related to all seven answers.

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  • $\begingroup$ Ah, so that's how the title relates to all of them. I did not see that, apart from the 1st and 2nd, none of the others are sold in my country, so no name recognition! $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Jun 3 '18 at 6:40
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    $\begingroup$ @Phylyp I wouldn't have recognized them either, but this was my second guess for how the answers should look based on the title, after "each answer literally contains SUV." $\endgroup$ – noedne Jun 3 '18 at 6:43
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    $\begingroup$ nicely done. you solved those pretty quickly $\endgroup$ – Dragonrage Jun 3 '18 at 6:53
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you @Dragonrage , and a nicely constructed puzzle as well. Although I totally didn't see the connection to the title until noedne had to almost spoon-feed it to me! $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Jun 3 '18 at 6:57

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