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Each of the puzzles below gives a two-word answer. Solve the puzzles and arrange the resulting 16 words into four groups of four, each with a common theme. The resulting group names form a clue for the final answer.

  1. Written every which way
  2. A manager's dilemma
  3. Keeping you safe
  4. Coordinated efforts
  5. Contours of a clandestine nature
  6. Between two walls
  7. Pulling a fast one
  8. In excess I'm lethal
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    $\begingroup$ I did wonder what was going on. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Mar 29 at 13:49
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    $\begingroup$ Ooohh, it all makes sense now! :D $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Mar 29 at 13:50
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    $\begingroup$ Each puzzle is a stand alone, so I'm ok with it. $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore Mar 29 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ @North I see what you mean. I thought about posting one big puzzle, but navigating the partials would have gotten confusing pretty fast... There's already a wiki answer below listing the solutions so far. $\endgroup$ – jafe Mar 29 at 17:08
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    $\begingroup$ I like it @jafe. Well done. $\endgroup$ – LeppyR64 Mar 29 at 17:20
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The four groups are:

1

London: Fire, Marathon, Olympics, Underground

2

Tower: Cell, Devils, Ivory, Water

3

Guard: Coast, National, Old, Security - thanks @arbitrahj for this one

4

Duty: Cycle, Double, Heavy, Line

The answers spell out

London Tower Guard Duty, which seems to be hinting at the Yeomen Warders, whose duty it is to guard the Tower of London.

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    $\begingroup$ This is the intended answer. Well done! $\endgroup$ – jafe Mar 30 at 11:57
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Aggregated Answers from the Puzzles:

  1. Written every which way

    Ivory Coast

  2. A manager's dilemma

    Fire Devils

  3. Keeping you safe

    National Security

  4. Coordinated efforts -

    Old Olympics

  5. Contours of a clandestine nature

    Underground Line

  6. Between two walls

    Cell Cycle

  7. Pulling a fast one

    Double Marathon

  8. In excess I'm lethal

    Heavy Water

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Some initial guesses:

1.

Life Line, Cycle, Double, Cell.

2.

Guard Old, National, Security, Coast

3.

Medal(metal) Heavy, Devils, underground, olympics

  1. ??? Kinda falls apart

red white and blue?? Fire Water, Ivory, marathon

Or

rings fire, olympics, underground, cell

Which moves

Water to life

Leaving

Heavy, devils, ivory, marathon which is still ?????

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Possible Groupings [1,2,3,4 contradict with each other, just listing some possible combinations]

1:

Lines/Contours: Coast, Line, Marathon, ?

2:

Sports [unlikely]: Olympics, Marathon, ?, ?

3:

Metal: Devils (devils metal: silver), Heavy (heavy metal), Underground?, ?

4:

Loops: Cycle, Olympics (5 cicles on flag), Underground (System map looks like a loop), ?

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