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Partial answer Posting this as a partial because I don't have time to devote half enough time to the wonderful array of clues provided, but I think the secret is Take for example: EDGBASTON: Comes up to a place near the M5, south of Eastington. If you actually want Edgbaston, keyword STODGY will get you there, specifically to the golf course. keyword STODGY ...


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The captain has landed on: The navigation system: We can see this more clearly below: Captain Clumsy's real name is:


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Complete answer To continue on from @Phylyp's work - they were first to realise the encoding mechanism for the message: Using a very manual approach to the decoding, assisted by some Excel formulae which allowed me to keep tabs on the current possibilities for each letter, I have now fully decoded the initial message (punctuation mine): What next? Note ...


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As @TruVortex_07 identified for line one, these are all The first column represents And the second column (after the ->) represents For example


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He has landed on This would mean the captains real name is Some further explanation on his action of "docking": Two things I can't explain:


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I might have an answer for the first line: As for the full explanation, see Daniel C's answer!


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