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The message is @kristinalustig solved the maze and identified "Finley's breeze" as @Ewasted translated the Morse Code to which is Victory and Bounty are "that unknown southern land" is So to find the message


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Oh, this is a fabulous puzzle - seemingly impossible to break into at first sight, but then when you make a breakthrough you start to spot more and more little hints as to how to solve the rest of it... The mixtape is titled: and its coded tracklist is as follows: How do we find all of this out? The secret lies in realising that: Taking the title as an ...


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You may notice that the fragments Doing this for all of them gives the following:


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Your friend has been: To solve this, note that: To interpret the letters: Events then unfold like so:


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This is a fun little puzzle! As clued by the bottom-most node of the diagram, which features an 'I' in brackets, each node of the pictured graph represents: Meanwhile, the numbers suggest that: So how do we annotate the diagram? I would propose that we need to: But this could involve a whole heap of guesswork, right? WRONG This means that our final ...


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The two missing numbers are: Because: What then do the numbers represent? Here, we need to use a second piece of knowledge...


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From the hints we can infer that The first one is easy: We'll skip the second for now and move on to the third one. OK, on to number four. Number five: Now let's step back to number two. Finally, the sentence given in the hint is:


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The output from your test Phrase "Saraswati, the goddess of learning." is: This is because: Adding it all together:


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'Always six of us'? The answer is: How do we find this? Firstly: Next:


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Its seem


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This puzzle suddenly clicked into place when I realized that The mean-ness of this puzzle comes from and the contents of the grid are


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Left Guardian is ... Right Guardian is ...


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The unique solutions to the 3 puzzles have all been found by @Deusovi (Curve Data & Tapa) and @Retudin (Yin-Yang) - here's how to extract the final message... (See their answers for explanations of the puzzles' individual solutions...) Overall then, the answer to "What should I do to avoid this from happening again?" is:


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solving yin-yang:


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Partial answer - Curve Data and Tapa solved, stuck on Yin-Yang Curve Data Note that Now look at the section Yin-Yang (unsolved) Some important lemmas for Yin-Yang that it is good to know: So, let's think about this puzzle in a different way. And now we can start getting somewhere! ...and this is where I'm stuck. Tapa To start,


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You're doing ok actually, Let's see if I can fix it for you:


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The rankings from 1 to 10 are: "Spanish Language is actually #5" Christianity [3] Stack Overflow [9] Amateur Radio [17] Spanish Language [21] Biology [29] Graphic Design [36] Chemistry [41] Astronomy [47] Science Fiction & Fantasy [52] Earth Science [68] Thanks to Stiv, who found the details of Biology and Graphic Design.


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Solution logic: Let's start with the top right as it's easiest. There are 9 square pictures with red borders that work to generate This is a Moving to the top left: I struggled with this one for a while, but kept coming back to the title. It's all about position. After trying many different things, I came back to one of my earlier thoughts. What if the ...


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Here's my answer: And my reasoning:


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Partial Answer: At this point, I've spent more time on this than I care to admit, so I leave it to the community to complete the solve. 🙃 I overlaid the images together to reveal: This provides us with 15 letters: However, I've been unable to proceed further. Some of the things I've looked into so far (perhaps incorrectly): Resources I'm also including ...


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(Thanks to Stiv and M Oehm in chat and the partial answer, I just came in the end) First-Trichain Second-Slitherlink Interpreting Don't let that trick you, though! Last Steps Using this revelation to our advantage, Finally, Final thoughts


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Partial Answer This is better as a comment to the existing answer, as it's more observations that might HELP solve (not an actual solution), but I can't comment yet. I think @Stiv is on the right track, and have come up with several other names Furthermore...


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The answer is: The numbers in the equation ... Note that ... Hmm. And now?


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Partial answer - figured out how to 'read' the pieces


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Here's a partial answer explaining (in detail) what I believe to be the first few steps of the puzzle's solution. However, beyond that point I am as yet unsure how to proceed... First off, consider the schematic in 3 and the image in 5 together. We can combine these... It then makes sense to consider clues 1 and 2 together with what we have found. Solving ...


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Currently identifying every pokemon in the grid for all our puzzling friends who haven't memorized all the names, because there are a bunch listed here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Blipbug Azumarill Dracozolt Noctowl Pineco Abra Doublade Mudsdale Diggersby Espurr Shroomish Vulpix Chimecho Vibrava Centiskorch Ferrothorn Machop Obstagoon Galarian Meowth ...


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I think that this is Reasoning (warning: spoilers incoming) As far as I can tell, the black lines from top to bottom are Also the white section represents


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Across Down Still Thinking:


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The things being diagrammed This leads to the aha moment -- that this chart The full answer:


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The answer is The reasoning is that


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Partial Solve, original solution had errors, I have proposed answers for two of the three questions, but no idea on the third. If we map the numbers to the squares they lie on, we get the string: The "A B C D" maps to the following: On to the questions: What is the meaning of the black line near the bottom-left corner of the image below? What ...


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The word we're looking for is: Line by Line "You insist I should take one" "Ten I shall take as I won." "Tendencies are like a corpse" "Fire spreads over entire course." "Fighting as they found a hole" "Bamboos grow on land as whole." "Bamboozling, I take villages" "Golden ...


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The word is Because: It turns out that


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Wrap-up: The Making Of A Puzzling Easter Egg Hunt This is not a solution to the puzzle, but provides notes from its poser. This type of answer has been approved by the community. Caution: This post may contain spoilers. Inspiration Cryptic crosswords are not everybody's friend... Around ten years ago they were the kind of puzzle I would skip over in a ...


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