Weird undiscovered disease slams twins equally.

Did they catch it in Lyon, Turin or Barcelona?


They were warned about what was going to happen: they had read it somewhere beforehand.

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.

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    $\begingroup$ @RewanDemontay perhaps it is an enigmatic-puzzle? It should probably have the tag, then. $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Apr 27 '19 at 1:53
  • $\begingroup$ Edited question to make it a bit clearer $\endgroup$ – Soltius Apr 27 '19 at 9:24
  • $\begingroup$ The word cadence sounds like a mnemonic device $\endgroup$ – arbitrahj Apr 27 '19 at 22:43
  • $\begingroup$ Was the original puzzle solvable, and the edit just points towards the correct direction? Or should we completely ignore the original post? $\endgroup$ – Daniel Duque Apr 29 '19 at 17:31
  • $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$ – Soltius Apr 30 '19 at 18:32

I believe they caught it in



"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.

  • $\begingroup$ Possibly rot13(JRVEQ = PNCEVPVBHF = PNCEVPBEA)? $\endgroup$ – Stiv Mar 29 '20 at 17:12
  • $\begingroup$ 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 ;)) $\endgroup$ – Soltius Mar 30 '20 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.

  • $\begingroup$ No anagrams involved. Strangely enough, "BALANCE" is an important word for this puzzle though ! $\endgroup$ – Soltius Apr 30 '19 at 18:30

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