Hullo, what's all this then?

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(Clicking enlarges the pictures, but isn't required for solving the puzzles; Imgur's automatic cropping managed to keep the essential bits in the smaller pictures too. The bigger images may have a better resolution though.)

Hint for puzzle 6:

Apart from 6, everything as already been solved, so here's a hint:

The answer to 6 is an older one, and no longer belongs with the rest of the answers in many places. Also, if you live in the US, you may be used to a longer name for the first part.

Second hint for puzzle 6:

Since reading the music in a European way is a bit difficult, you can also search wikipedia for more clues.

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    $\begingroup$ Is each image a separate puzzle/rebus or do they all form one larger one? $\endgroup$ – JGibbers Nov 7 '18 at 19:04

Image 1:

Manslaughter - Man's laughter

Image 2:

Bigamy - Big Amy


Kidnap - Kid (baby goat) napping


Rape - Per @Greg




I feel like it has to end in -ancy (in C) or end in c sound. Heresy - Hear a C.


Blackmail ? - Black chain mail?

Which all:

happen to fit the theme of crimes (the title is a clue for this as well)

  • $\begingroup$ 6 needs some more musical insight, otherwise you are spot on. $\endgroup$ – Bass Nov 7 '18 at 19:56
  • $\begingroup$ is # 6 rot13(Znwbe fpber)? (or just the last word by itself) $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Nov 7 '18 at 20:33
  • $\begingroup$ could #6 be rot13(gevnq)? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_inversion $\endgroup$ – SeanC Nov 7 '18 at 20:59


Image 4:

Rape - the flower is rapeseed

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    $\begingroup$ Nice! I never would have found that $\endgroup$ – JGibbers Nov 7 '18 at 19:28
  • $\begingroup$ @JGibbers to be fair, I'm really, really good at googling! $\endgroup$ – eye_am_groot Nov 7 '18 at 19:29



Considering the title is aggravated, and the topic is crime as all have pointed out, had I a link to an image of an angry donkey covered in salt, this would be the time I'd use it.

Image 6: wild shot but

Misdemeanor (Missed A minor)?

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Image 6:

A cropped image that says "C major 2nd inversion". So either the C is unimportant, or the C is everything. If it is, might lean towards a homophone like see or sea.
clicking on the image actually shows the C. Derp. I didn't think to try when I read the "clicking to enlarge won't matter" part haha.

  • $\begingroup$ All the images are cropped somewhat. OP says enlarging them isn't necessary, so if you don't, how will you know it is cropped? $\endgroup$ – Weather Vane Nov 7 '18 at 17:47
  • $\begingroup$ Not sure what you're asking exactly, but I ended up googling "major second inversion" and came across the exact same image in full. After doing so, I came back and clicked on the image here and found that it was not actually cropped like I thought when comparing the small image vs what I had googled. $\endgroup$ – Dorrulf Nov 7 '18 at 17:51
  • $\begingroup$ Just saying... if OP says expanding the images is unnecessary, then surely any further detail they contain is unnecessary. $\endgroup$ – Weather Vane Nov 7 '18 at 17:54
  • $\begingroup$ Ahh. Then yes, by that logic, my current thought on image 6 is essentially moot. $\endgroup$ – Dorrulf Nov 7 '18 at 17:55
  • $\begingroup$ Your image 6 is much better than mine! $\endgroup$ – Weather Vane Nov 7 '18 at 19:42

The musical notes in #6 are

"sol do mi" or "so do mi" in solfège

So the answer could be

Sodomy, which used to be a serious crime in the west and still is in many places.

  • $\begingroup$ Yup, that's it. $\endgroup$ – Bass Nov 14 '18 at 6:39

One unsolved


remains in Image 6. Here are several suggestions

It's a bit thin, but some consider music to be a racket (noise), and a racket operation is a crime.

Because the harmony is a corruption of C major.

Because the word is there in the image and is the name of a "crime" in the late 19th and early 20th century. From the hint added to the question the fuller name is sexual inversion.


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