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.
8$\begingroup$ I did wonder what was going on. $\endgroup$– hexominoMar 29, 2019 at 13:49
6$\begingroup$ Ooohh, it all makes sense now! :D $\endgroup$– Mr PieMar 29, 2019 at 13:50
1$\begingroup$ Each puzzle is a stand alone, so I'm ok with it. $\endgroup$– Chris CudmoreMar 29, 2019 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. $\endgroup$– JafeMar 29, 2019 at 17:08
1$\begingroup$ I like it @jafe. Well done. $\endgroup$– LeppyR64Mar 29, 2019 at 17:20
The four groups are:
London: Fire, Marathon, Olympics, Underground
Tower: Cell, Devils, Ivory, Water
Guard: Coast, National, Old, Security - thanks @arbitrahj for this one
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.
1$\begingroup$ This is the intended answer. Well done! $\endgroup$– JafeMar 30, 2019 at 11:57
Aggregated Answers from the Puzzles:
Written every which way
A manager's dilemma
Keeping you safe
Coordinated efforts -
Contours of a clandestine nature
Between two walls
Pulling a fast one
In excess I'm lethal
Some initial guesses:
Life Line, Cycle, Double, Cell.
Guard Old, National, Security, Coast
Medal(metal) Heavy, Devils, underground, olympics
- ??? Kinda falls apart
red white and blue?? Fire Water, Ivory, marathon
rings fire, olympics, underground, cell
Water to life
Heavy, devils, ivory, marathon which is still ?????
Possible Groupings [1,2,3,4 contradict with each other, just listing some possible combinations]
Lines/Contours: Coast, Line, Marathon, ?
Sports [unlikely]: Olympics, Marathon, ?, ?
Metal: Devils (devils metal: silver), Heavy (heavy metal), Underground?, ?
Loops: Cycle, Olympics (5 cicles on flag), Underground (System map looks like a loop), ?