# What crime have we committed?

We start in a city that rhymes with angina,
the masculine form, add in what's drunk in China,
then take phylum's first six, of the minor kind,
components will make what in our hand we find.

We add to our hand where we initiated,
and what's in between, plus the two lower-rated,
now, this combination leads straight to a street,
we keep going southwards till we know we're beat.

What violent crime have we committed?

Following on from NudgeNudge who got halfway with

Ace - which is what is in our hand

This can be shortened to

A (this is just the standard abbreviation, and what is on the corner of the card)

Adding where we initiated

AQ (Regina = Queen = Q)

Whats inbetween and the two lower rated

A K Q J 10

this combination leads straight to a street

This is a broadway straight in poker (assuming it's not a royal flush, I guess)

we keep going southwards till we know we're beat

Following broadway southwards in Manhattan leads to Battery park

So the answer is

Battery

• why did you shorten in the second step? Doesn't change the next steps but still curious. – findusl Jan 22 at 15:46
• OK I understand now. Maybe you want to put a bit less spoilers in the comment or use rot13 – findusl Jan 22 at 16:38
• @findusl - I put a brief explanation of the abbreviation in the answer itself no and deleted the comment with spoilers in. – Fillet Jan 23 at 8:01

Partial:

We start in a city that rhymes with angina,

the masculine form,

Regina is queen in latin, and king is rex.

add in what's drunk in China,

Tea, so t-rex

then take phylum's first six,

The phylum of t-rexes is chordata. First six letters are chord a.

of the minor kind,

That is, the Am chord.

components will make what in our hand we find.

The components of the Am chord are the notes A, C, E. So there's an ace in our hand?

• rot13 - V guvax gur ynfg yvar bs gur svefg irefr zrnaf gur pubeq "N" zvabe. Nabgure gubhtug: Gur "N" zvabe pubeq vf znqr hc bs gur abgrf n, p naq r be Npr va gur unaq (be hc gur fyrrir) – pirate Jan 22 at 12:09
• @pirate Yeah, I was thinking that too. I'll add it, thanks! :) – NudgeNudge Jan 22 at 12:10
• +1 in deep respect! – Omega Krypton Jan 22 at 12:15