What does each of the answers describe? The answer is two words (11 + 4 letters).

rebus 1

rebus 2

rebus 3

rebus 4

Image credits: 1.2 Slashme, CC BY-SA 4.0; 2.1 AngMoKio, CC BY-SA 2.5; 2.3 Salimfadhley, CC BY-SA 3.0; 4.1 Sodacan, CC BY-SA 3.0

This puzzle is part of Recycling old answers.

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    $\begingroup$ That is a lot of questions, jafe! $(+1)$ $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Mar 29 at 13:45
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    $\begingroup$ @user477343 Trying to get them all out before they ban me as a spammer! $\endgroup$ – jafe Mar 29 at 13:47
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    $\begingroup$ will there be a meta puzzle for these puzzles? o.o $\endgroup$ – athin Mar 29 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ If they ban you from Puzzling, jafe, it will be an extreme disservice ;) $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Mar 29 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ @athin See edit! $\endgroup$ – jafe Mar 29 at 13:55

Each answer describes

an UNDERGROUND LINE on the London tube. Also clued by the title: clandestine = underground and contour = line


D, in (pin -p), Washington DC : the D in Washington DC stands for DISTRICT


New York, Opera, Venue (avenue - A) : the METROPOLITAN is an opera house in NYC


National (nationals -s), Captial, Seychelles : the capital city of Seychelles is VICTORIA


Belgium, Battle, Site : WATERLOO is a famous battle site in Belgium

Credit to the other two answers 1 and 2 which both gave partial answers that helped me along the way.

  • $\begingroup$ Great answer! Now the question is what the precise two words are: because I could see other variations such as r13("haqretebhaq fgngvbaf") or r13("ghor fgngvbaf") as well... $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Mar 29 at 15:29
  • $\begingroup$ nice answer! +1 $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Mar 29 at 15:36
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    $\begingroup$ @El-Guest we are told 11+4 letters so I'm reasonably confident of the version I've chosen. Only slight doubt is that 4 is only a partial name for an r13(haqretebhaq yvar). 1 and 2 are definitely r13(yvarf naq abg fgngvbaf) though. $\endgroup$ – user2390246 Mar 29 at 15:37
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    $\begingroup$ Also, thinking about the question title, I am sure I have the right wording. $\endgroup$ – user2390246 Mar 29 at 16:07
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    $\begingroup$ You both might consider using this format for rot13 comments: rot13(Uv zbz!). One of our regulars wrote a userscript to decode rot13 text on hover, and using that format for such text is a welcome convenience for those of us with that userscript. $\endgroup$ – Rubio Mar 29 at 17:44


Manhattan opera venue (avenue - a)?


National (Nationals - s) capital (A is the only capital letter) ... flag? >_>

#4 may simply point to

a (1) Belgian (2) battle (3) site, such as Ypres, Waterloo, etc. No clue yet as to how the other lines could fit in.




DINWA: D (D note in bass clef) + IN (pin-'p') + WA (Washington DC Map)


NY (New York) + ? (Opera browser logo)+ ?


WH (Washignton Nationals: WSH - 's') + ? + SYC/SC (Seychelles national flag)


BE/BEL (Belgium coat of arms) + ? (The Battle of Arica/ Latin American Wars of Independence) + SITE (campsite/gravesite/website)

  • $\begingroup$ 3, picture one is the logo of the Washington Nationals $\endgroup$ – Areeb Mar 29 at 14:03
  • $\begingroup$ thanks edited @Areeb $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Mar 29 at 14:04

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