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I bet you're a because However,


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If we and then we can see that


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Righteous head of a snake that is a snake, Aback, held in a fish that is not a fish. Now, I'm beauty in disguise, Despite being, to most, nightmarish. Second connection


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The message says and it works as follows: And of course We get And Credit where due: There were a couple of errors in the first version of this answer, which I have fixed after Rubio kindly pointed them out. Discredit where due: I originally claimed that one element in the process was "sometimes slightly sketchy", but the sketchiness was in fact all in ...


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I think memelemum signifies because so


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The locations can be arranged into a 5x5 grid...


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The solved grid: The clues and answers: So we can see that


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I think Gladys got Reasoning


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I think it means because


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I think the answer is Reasoning


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My understanding is your brother's name is Because this puzzle is:


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If you have trouble speaking, then I am reliably informed that And Note: OP gave some heavy hints in TSL chat as well as here...


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The answer is: This works because


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I think I've got the answer, helped in large part due to Quantoss' initial thoughts. So, Furthermore, Solution: (Formatting is a mess, any tips on making the solution more readable are appreciated!)


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Not an answer, but a few thoughts. Don't have much time to work on it, but maybe it'll help someone else :)


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Since we're encouraged to think outside the box, This sort of "solution" is not without precedent. For example,


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I have a bad feeling that the answer you’re after is Because This, of course,


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some clues to get the ball rolling... piece 4 up(?): I will let your door be spun (5) I'm a letter, not the start, (5) I'm a smell that you should ban (4) right(?): I'm with ocean in part one (6) I'm before you'd say in Rome (4) Canoeic palindrome, alas, (5) down(?): I'm three less, if upside down (4) I can swirl, flow, stick and foam (4) And one ...


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Is the code: Because: For completeness: Characters: First: Second:


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If you look at the map, it broadly resembles 2 clocks with hourly positions north and south of the river. I labelled locations North:1, North:2 etc.. according to their hour on the clock. I separated the data into north and south, and then through a little trial and error discovered the relationship that that the location is related by the formula: $$ \...


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Maybe I'm missing something but... Reason:


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To submit something that no one has yet suggested, Rb2..Nc7# is valid but not mandatory for black because the option of Bxf7 is always in play unless black's king is placed into check. The solution hinges on F7 because outside of A1, it is the subject square of which Black has the most options. A1 tells us two things when combined with F7: You must check ...


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I'm fairly certain Going through all possibly moves: The only piece I'm confused about the purpose of is the white pawn on h4. EDIT:


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Alongwith what Zymurge found ,


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Maybe a start on it: A list of the mistakes I've found


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