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Brace yourself to realise that this puzzle is even cleverer than you first think... This is a special one... The seven-letter answer is: Why? Firstly: Next, notice: To replace the underscores with a seven-letter word, note that: For this reason, I believe the final sentence the OP is looking for is: HOWEVER - HOLD THE PHONE... So far this is little ...


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The answer is This is found by The result of all of this is:


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Observations The flags here are Also, in each circular round of flags, there is Decoding (two stages) In each case, I'm Starting from the innermost ring: The only one of these which makes sense right away is Trying that: Finding meaning Now we have enough words to So the 12-letter word is Feedback section That was fun! Each step through the ...


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I believe the message being communicated is Getting the message took a bit of guesswork, but it checks out: Since


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As tradition requires, here's the finished product first. Progress pictures at the end of the answer. Theme 1: Then, we remove the words from the grid, tighten everything up, and repeat for Theme 2: Lather, rinse, repeat. Theme 3: And finally, Theme 4: Everything below this point is only preserved to show solution progress. Well. This seems a bit ...


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Overall interpretation Step 1 Step 2 Now that we have step 1 done... The solution there is: Step 3 Okay, so what next? So, we should apply this step's instruction picture: Step 4 Finally:


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The answer is Because


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Final answer: The secret to 'A Radiance Enduring' is: TL;DR - There are several steps to solving this cipher: Now for the full explanation, reflecting my solving process... (Including an account of the various errors of judgement I made, and how I repeatedly made this whole thing unnecessarily hard for myself!) The first thing to note upon considering ...


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Partial Answer Alphabet grid This gives However, we can do the following: Large grid with instructions I found only one way of doing this (but this was before the top row was added): Stars, 4's and 2's The best fit I found was: The poem If we however proceed to Some final notes


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Very partial answer The dotted grid It appears that the puzzle gives a message: Thoughts on the rest of the puzzle:


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I think that the answer is: How I got it:


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From the given information we can guess that Our words are


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Following up on @sarsaparilla's answer: Reverse engineering it back to the original form (and not worrying about exact colors and fonts, I get: Like @sarsaparilla, I don't know what to make of the colors. Edit: Per request, the "solved" grid: Edit: an observation about the bottom colors and the rows. Edit: From @sarsaparilla: perhaps the bottom ...


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Very partial answer, but hopefully a first step in solving this puzzle. Seeing the properties of the drawn grid, my first hunch is that we might be looking at a This is excluding the line of 9 colored boxes at the bottom, Furthermore, I noticed that Thinking further, Another observation: This is what I have so far. What I haven't figured out yet is ...


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Now Credit where due:


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The final answer is: To solve this, first consider the two poems. These provide some clues as to what is expected of us. Most notably: Turning to the top half of the diagram: Now for the bottom half of the diagram: We now have two strings of letters - what do we do with them? Using the anagram tag means these will rearrange to:


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The first letter is The last letter is related to As for the second letter,


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@Glorfindel found the first and last letters of the Product Code™, but sadly he did not notice that In the case of broccoli, Therefore, we shall mark the broccoli with the Product Code™ However, don't forget to upvote @Glorfindel's answer as well, for he solved two thirds of the Product Code™ (with help from @El-Guest) :) P.S. P.P.S.


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NB I had originally just deduced the final 2 missing letters and the passcode, but since this answer was awarded the green checkmark by the OP for completing the puzzle I am editing in sufficient detail to make this a complete answer. Please note that @Reinier did most of the heavy lifting (5 letters) and @Deusovi contributed significantly too (1 letter and ...


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Building off of David now: The solved grid is Now notice that in each row,


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Partial answer - identifying the flags Each flag seems to be 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


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The answer is Following the instructions: But taking the nth letter gives: @LannyStrack has realised if And the last letter should have been an 'M'


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