# Could they have avoided it?

Weird undiscovered disease slams twins equally.

Did they catch it in Lyon, Turin or Barcelona?

Hint

Hint 2

Each word is a loose "synonym" for another one. All the "synonyms" belong to a certain well-known group. One of the proposed answers also follows that pattern.

• @RewanDemontay perhaps it is an enigmatic-puzzle? It should probably have the tag, then. Apr 27, 2019 at 1:53
• Edited question to make it a bit clearer Apr 27, 2019 at 9:24
• The word cadence sounds like a mnemonic device Apr 27, 2019 at 22:43
• Was the original puzzle solvable, and the edit just points towards the correct direction? Or should we completely ignore the original post? Apr 29, 2019 at 17:31
• I think it was as solvable as it is now. The question can only be answered if you found the underlying pattern in the sencence. Apr 30, 2019 at 18:32

I believe they caught it in

Lyon

because

"Disease", "slams", "twins", and "equally" correspond to Cancer, Aries (the Ram), Gemini, and Libra respectively: between the three cities, Lyon would correspond to Leo (or the Lion).

I can't quite make out

the first two words; I suspect "undiscovered" refers to Virgo, but "weird" still has me stumped.

• Possibly rot13(JRVEQ = PNCEVPVBHF = PNCEVPBEA)?
– Stiv
Mar 29, 2020 at 17:12
• Great ! rot13(Ivetb nf va ivetva nf va haqvfpbirerq. Sbe gur "jrveq" cneg, V jnf tbvat sbe SVFUL ohg vg jnf gur zbfg sne-srgpurq bar ;)) Mar 30, 2020 at 16:01

I believe that they caught it in:

Barcelona, because: "DISEASE" anagrams to "SEASIDE" (Barcelona is the only option with a seaside), and potentially, taking most of "BARCELONA", we can get "BALANCE".Not sure if this is correct, nor full enough.

• No anagrams involved. Strangely enough, "BALANCE" is an important word for this puzzle though ! Apr 30, 2019 at 18:30