All answers relate to something. What is it?

  1. An alien cent
  2. Stretched-out
  3. A volume of alcohol
  4. Narcotics-induced state
  5. A Spartan film + 1.
  6. 6(2)
  7. To debate
  8. Leading the grid
  9. Unit of asparagus
  10. A Roman medical degree

And as a bonus: how does the answer relate to the title?

Hint 1:

As some may already have realised: you don't have to complete the puzzle in 2 days, nor is anything special going to happen after waiting ;)

Hint 2:

-The 10 answers will be in an order relevant for the final answer.
-It will be very difficult to find the answer with only a few answer and then trying to relate the other answers to it. Try to answer as many as possibly and evaluate the whole thing.

  • $\begingroup$ Are you sure cryptic-clues applies? These don't seem like actual cryptic (crossword) clues which have a very specific structure. $\endgroup$
    – Alconja
    Sep 5, 2019 at 12:55
  • $\begingroup$ @Alconja I was doubting about that one. The clue is not important is solving, so I will remove it $\endgroup$
    – P1storius
    Sep 5, 2019 at 13:21
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    $\begingroup$ I found the answer, but given the title, I'll wait 2 days to post it. rot13(Whfg xvqqvat: V unira'g ernyyl fbyirq vg.) $\endgroup$ Sep 5, 2019 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ Hint added. No big one, but you should be able to figure it out anyway! Good luck $\endgroup$
    – P1storius
    Sep 7, 2019 at 8:35
  • $\begingroup$ As I was reprimanded for putting a "non-answer", I'll ask in these comments: rot13(Qbrf 2 qnlf ersre gb gur yratgu bs n onggyr? Be fbzr bgure uvfgbevpny rirag? ) $\endgroup$
    – JS1
    Sep 7, 2019 at 8:40

5 Answers 5


This list of TEN clues relates to:

Events in a DECATHLON

As follows:

An alien cent

'Cent' in French is 100 = 100 metres (thanks to @hdsdv in comments)


LONG = Long jump

A volume of alcohol

SHOT = Shot put

Narcotics-induced state

HIGH = High jump

A Spartan film + 1.

Adding together 'A Spartan film' (300) and the answer to clue 1. above (100) gives the answer 400 = 400 metres


6 in binary (base 2) is 110 = 110m hurdles

To debate

DISCUSS = Discus throw

Leading the grid

POLE position = Pole vault

Unit of asparagus

SPEAR = a synonym of Javelin

A Roman medical degree

MD (Medical Degree) in Roman numerals is 1500 = 1500 metres

The link with the title is that:

A decathlon takes place over 2 consecutive days, with 5 events on each (and generally in the order of these clues).

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    $\begingroup$ rot13(prag vf Serapu sbe uhaqerq). Nice work! $\endgroup$
    – hdsdv
    Sep 11, 2019 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ Excellent work, this is the correct answer! Regarding question 1: hdsdv is right, that was what I was aiming at. It also relates to rot13(pragvzrgre pragvyvgre naq fb ba). For question 5; this is not exactly what I'm aiming for. The Spartan film is correct, but take a look at the markup of the question. Why would you add that number? Specify that and the tick is yours. $\endgroup$
    – P1storius
    Sep 12, 2019 at 6:47

Partial with a stab at overall

Based on the few I've got so far, I'm wondering are they all

numbers. Possibly more specifically, common HTTP response codes.Maybe references to them, not all numeric

  1. An alien cent

  2. Stretched-out

    Prone? Supine?

  3. A volume of alcohol

    cc? So, 200 = OK

  4. Narcotics-induced state

    High? 410=Gone?

  5. A Spartan film + 1.

    300+1 = 301 = Moved Permanently

  6. 6(2)

    12? VI VI?

  7. To debate

    Conflict (409)???

  8. Leading the grid


  9. Unit of asparagus


  10. A Roman medical degree

    MD = 1500. Which might be 500 with it's own Internal Server Error


Partial answer

I think all answers are file name extensions.

  • An alien cent

fen: the equivalent of a cent in China / Forsyth–Edwards Notation

  • Stretched-out

big: Electronic Arts Game Data File

  • A volume of alcohol

abv: alcohol by volume / Alcohol-Units-Calculator for Mac is using this extension

  • Narcotics-induced state

  • A Spartan film + 1.

301: Brooktrout 301 Image

  • 6(2)

  • To debate

tiff: tagged image format file

  • Leading the grid

1st: usually README.1ST text file

  • Unit of asparagus

rod: RIB office Database File

  • A Roman medical degree
  • $\begingroup$ I is nice to see how you found so many answers in that category. However, I'm going to stop you now. It's not what I'm looking for. rot13(Zbfg nafjref gb gur dhrfgvbaf ner abg jung V nz ybbxvat sbe. Cebonoyl orpnhfr zbfg ner cvpxrq nsgre gur pubvpr sbe svyr rkgrafvbaf. Fvapr gurer ner fb znal svyr rkgrafvbaf, V org lbh jbhyq or noyr gb svaq bar fbzrubj fhvgnoyr sbe rirel dhrfgvba.) $\endgroup$
    – P1storius
    Sep 7, 2019 at 15:08


Building up on @Steafar's answer about the clues refering to

file extensions

  • A Roman medical degree

.dds (a raster image saved in the DirectDraw Surface (DDS) container format)

  • $\begingroup$ See the comment to @Sleafar 's answer $\endgroup$
    – P1storius
    Sep 7, 2019 at 15:10

Partial answer

  1. An alien cent

Foreign currency

  1. Stretched-out

wide (?)

  1. A volume of alcohol

  2. Narcotics-induced state

  3. A Spartan film + 1


  1. 6(2)

12 (?)

  1. To debate
  2. Leading the grid

Square 1

  1. Unit of asparagus
  2. A Roman medical degree
  • $\begingroup$ (... so how does this contribute toward a solution? As this stands, it's Not an Answer, not even a partial one. Having fragmentary thoughts on aspects of a puzzle might be comment-worthy, but you probably want at least a germ of an idea that seems to lead forward before you should post as even a partial answer.) $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Sep 11, 2019 at 21:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi Hi. I expected my smaller answers (if they turned out to be correct) can be used by others to build upon and find a solution. Thank you for the correction. $\endgroup$
    – Luke
    Sep 12, 2019 at 2:11

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