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This puzzle is part 25 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys.


Dear Puzzling,

And so my journey has come to an end. This is my last destination. I have spent the day walking around in a shopping mall, trying to find the perfect souvenirs. I hope you have enjoyed my puzzles as much as I have enjoyed making them. I'll send you one more message once I get home to let you know the correct answers to my puzzles.

Wish you were here!
Love, Gladys.

Part 1

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Part 2

1. The news put me in touch with strange gases (7)
2. Strike head of nail in long piece of tree (3)
3. Landlord engaged in toilet terrorism (6)
4. Venereal disease dropped from satellite to troublemaker (4)
5. Musician to almost guide make-up artist (9)
6. Fear to shoot rare ogre evenly (6)
7. Organize disorganized decoration (10)
8. Some gold estimated for first-born (6)

Part 3

1. A psychic; neither large nor small (6)
2. Solution with a high pH value (4)
3. Communication sent by post (6)
4. Slapping or walking musician (7)
5. JFK and MLK, for example (8)
6. New and original (5)
7. Enemy of the Allies (4)
8. The resolution of a legal dispute (10)


Gladys' journey will conclude in "More important than the destination".

Image credits: 4. Ixnayonthetimmay, CC BY-SA 3.0; 5.1 Steven Depolo, CC BY 2.0; 5.2 Rick Marshall, CC BY 2.0; 8.1 Allan warren, CC BY-SA 3.0; 8.2 Bruce Marlin, CC BY-SA 3.0

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Complete Solution

Part 1:

1. laTEX + T = TEXT. (Thanks, @Omega Krypton!)
2. NAT King Cole + URAL mountains = NATURAL.
3. SCARLETT O'Hara - T = SCARLET.
4. VICI + centre of hOUSe = VICIOUS. (Thanks, @masterX244!)
5. VANILLA ICE CREAM - VANILLA ICE = CREAM.
6. First half of clownfish = CLOWN. (Thanks, @Omega Krypton!)
7. Vertigo - go + cal = VERTICAL.
8. Prince PHILIP + PINE = PHILIPPINE. (Thanks, @Omega Krypton!)

Part 2:

1. The news put me in touch with strange gases (7)
ME + gases rearranged SSAGE = MESSAGE (thanks, @JonMark Perry!)

2. Strike head of nail in long piece of tree (3)
LONG - head of nail N = LOG.

3. Landlord engaged in toilet terrorism (6)
toiLET TERrorism = LETTER (def. landlord).

4. Venereal disease dropped from satellite to troublemaker (4)
SPUTNIK - STI = PUNK.

5. Musician to almost guide make-up artist (9)
almost GUIde artist rearranged TARIST = GUITARIST.

6. Fear to shoot rare ogre evenly (6)
sHoOt RaRe OgRe evenly = HORROR.

7. Organize disorganized decoration (10)
rearrange decoration = COORDINATE (thanks, @Omega Krypton!)

8. Some gold estimated for first-born (6)
gOLD ESTimated = OLDEST.

Part 3:

1. A psychic; neither large nor small (6)
MEDIUM

2. Solution with a high pH value (4)
BASE (R.I.P. my chemistry skills haha....high is base and low is acid)

3. Communication sent by post (6)
LETTER

4. Slapping or walking musician (7)
slapping and walking are bass terms, so the musician is a BASSIST.

5. JFK or MLK, for example (8)
INITIALS (although I didn't see it, @JonMark Perry got this at the same time or before me. Thanks very much!!)

6. New and original (5)
NOVEL

7. Enemy of the Allies (4)
AXIS

8. The resolution of a legal dispute (10)
SETTLEMENT

Putting it all together:

1. TEXT MESSAGE MEDIUM = SMS.
2. NATURAL LOG BASE = E.
3. SCARLET LETTER LETTER = A.
4. VICIOUS PUNK BASSIST = SID.
5. CREAM GUITARIST INITIALS = EC.
6. CLOWN HORROR NOVEL = IT.
7. VERTICAL COORDINATE AXIS = Y.
8. OLDEST PHILIPPINE SETTLEMENT = CEBU.

Much gratitude to @athin for finding the final solution:

SM SEASIDE CITY CEBU in Cebu City, Philippines.

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    $\begingroup$ Meta part, no 7: ROT13(Iregvpny Pbbeqvangr Nkvf vf L) $\endgroup$ – athin May 28 at 12:28
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    $\begingroup$ A landlord is a LET-er $\endgroup$ – JonMark Perry May 28 at 13:25
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    $\begingroup$ I guess I know the final answer which is ROT13(FZF R N FVQ RP VG L PROH) $\endgroup$ – athin May 28 at 13:41
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    $\begingroup$ You get the tick! That said, it's ok to just post the answer separately, @athin... I'm sure El-Guest of all people wouldn't have minded (ref) :) $\endgroup$ – jafe May 28 at 14:24
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    $\begingroup$ Only one ref, @jafe? ;P I'm sure I've done that more than once... that said, I definitely agree with jafe, athin!! But I appreciate the collaboration! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest May 28 at 14:27
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Part 1

1

TEXT: LaTEX + T

2(partial)

Nat King Cole + ?

3

HARLEY: Vivien Leigh/ Vivian Mary Hartley - T

4(partial)

VICI + house?

5

Vanilla ice cream - Vanilla ice cap = CONE!

6

Clown (first half of clownfish)

7(partial)

VERTICAL: Vertigo - go + cal (4.184J) (thank you, @El-Guest!)

8

PHILIPPINE: Prince Philip + Pine


Part 2

7 Organize disorganized decoration (10)

COORDINATE, anagram of decoration, def = organize


Meta

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Paper/Newspaper: Text news medium

6

IT: Clown horror novel

7

Y: Vertical Coordinate Axis (thank you, @athin!)

8

Pleistocene: Oldest Phillipine settlement

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Part 2:

1.

ME+SSAGE (strange gases) = news

Part 3:

5.

INITIALS

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Part 1 picture 4 Guess

Vici + House (Box not complete House) vicious?

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  • $\begingroup$ That's really clever, well done!! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest May 28 at 13:11

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