$ \color{red}E $
Second time skimming through
Beatles residence
Sandwich way

What do these clues point to? Looking for a single word answer.

This puzzle is a hint for Ah, the old SE puzzlearoo!

  • $\begingroup$ In the interest of keeping this hint puzzle free of clutter, I will put any and all hints, rot13 of course, in the comments from now on $\endgroup$ – HTM Apr 4 '19 at 20:56
  • $\begingroup$ HINT 1: rot13(Gur svefg gjb yvarf pyhr gur jbeq vgfrys, gur ynfg gjb yvarf pyhr fbzrguvat eryngrq gb gung jbeq) $\endgroup$ – HTM Apr 4 '19 at 21:07

Building on previous answers, I think the answer may be


$ \color{red}E $

Red E, italicized $\rightarrow$ Red E, it $\rightarrow$ Reddit

Second time skimming through

"Read it" (past tense) sounds like Reddit.

Beatles residence

As others have said, Yellow submarine $\rightarrow$ sub.
A subreddit is a forum dedicated to a specific topic

Sandwich way

As others have said, Subway


The website Digg is a news aggregator with a curated front page and a competitor of Reddit.

  • $\begingroup$ Sounds convincing, but not sure I get the second line. Why "second time"? $\endgroup$ – jafe Apr 5 '19 at 13:53
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe the intention was that if you’ve skimming through something twice already, then you’ve already rot13(ernq vg) $\endgroup$ – HTM Apr 5 '19 at 15:14
  • $\begingroup$ @hexomino that’s the right answer! There’s a more cryptographic explanation for the first clue, but besides that it’s all correct $\endgroup$ – HTM Apr 5 '19 at 15:15

Although it fits, this isn't the answer:

I think this is an initial / acronym puzzle and the answer is:

The Red E:

Red Italic = RI

Second time skimming through

Double Dip = DD

Beatles residence could be:

57 Green Street in London’s upscale Mayfair neighbourhood has the distinction of being the only home where all four Beatles lived at the same time – all crammed in together in “Flat L.” ref
Although Liverpool or London both work just as well :)

Just thinking Sandwich Way could refer to :

Earl (of Sandwich) and Street for way
giving ES

  • $\begingroup$ That’s a great answer, but unfortunately it’s not the right one, nor does it really give a hint for the linked puzzle. +1 for your efforts though! $\endgroup$ – HTM Apr 4 '19 at 14:23

not actual answer, but some thoughts, it may help

$ \color{red}E $ = red E = ready
beatles residence may be London
Sandwich way => subway is a sandwich company. maybe we should combine london and subway to get underground.
beatles residence could also be yellow submarine because we all live in a yellow submarine

as I said, not actual answer, I'm just writing down my thoughts, I may find later ;)


Thoughts, similar to @Flying_whale but a few different things

red-E = red-e (anagram of read) or potentially (wildly unrelated) something to do with red october?
second time skimming through = re-read?
beatles residence -> something to do with london, perhaps underground/tube or submarine for red october?
sandwich way, must be subway?


I think it might be:



Italicized Red E = Red E, It = Reddit

Second time skimming through

Read it = Reddit

Beatles residence


Sandwich way


This gives us:


Which, added to the other answer, gives us

subreddit, which is what reddit calls its sub-forums (like how stackexchange has all their different sites, like puzzling and roll playing etc.)

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your answer, but hexomino’s answer was the intended solution - read the hint I left in the comments for more info :) $\endgroup$ – HTM Apr 5 '19 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ To be fair, both fit your clues. $\endgroup$ – Nick Vitha Apr 5 '19 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ True, I probably should’ve made it clearer the separation between those clues, and either way they still give a hint to the main puzzle $\endgroup$ – HTM Apr 5 '19 at 16:18

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