# Contours of a clandestine nature

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

#1

#2

#3

#4

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This puzzle is part of Recycling old answers.

• That is a lot of questions, jafe! $(+1)$ Mar 29, 2019 at 13:45
• @user477343 Trying to get them all out before they ban me as a spammer!
– Jafe
Mar 29, 2019 at 13:47
• will there be a meta puzzle for these puzzles? o.o Mar 29, 2019 at 13:48
• If they ban you from Puzzling, jafe, it will be an extreme disservice ;) Mar 29, 2019 at 13:48
• @athin See edit!
– Jafe
Mar 29, 2019 at 13:55

## 3 Answers

Each answer describes

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

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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.

• 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... Mar 29, 2019 at 15:29
• nice answer! +1 Mar 29, 2019 at 15:36
• @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. Mar 29, 2019 at 15:37
• Also, thinking about the question title, I am sure I have the right wording. Mar 29, 2019 at 16:07
• 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.
– Rubio
Mar 29, 2019 at 17:44

#2

Manhattan opera venue (avenue - a)?

#3

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.

Partial:

1:

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

2:

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

3:

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

4:

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

• 3, picture one is the logo of the Washington Nationals Mar 29, 2019 at 14:03