Following on from NudgeNudge who got halfway with
This can be shortened to
Adding where we initiated
Whats inbetween and the two lower rated
this combination leads straight to a street
we keep going southwards till we know we're beat
So the answer is
The missing clues are
After filling the rest of the clues (and figuring out better words for 5, 6, and 9 particularly), you get
If you now fill in the mystery clues, you get
Which finally fits the somewhat surprising tags by listing
Particularly, the ones listed are
Capital city that matches [A-H]+,
Although almost every capital city has at least one of those letters, let's use a poetically liberal regexp engine that allows no other letters in the name at all. That gives us the starting point of
take out the first four and then add deux cents plus;
crossing the Danube, you make your way north;
stay on that route till ...
I'm from a Muslim country, but practise no religion myself.
I have killed over eighty people.
I've never been convicted, not once even been to court.
They would have no case against me, as I never lifted a finger.
You might think I'm the most ruthless there is, but I'm not even number one!
The tags were key here. Obviously the ...
Combination of all answers with credits
Sahara desert capitals of historically African region in Germany (4)
Fifth Element: Besson's first and last is full of romance gold (5)
Second detective inside to secretly investigate Scottish river (4)
Animal with a bull's head, a dog's body and a panda's tail (3)
College-educated snake brings top backing to ...
I think you are
I'm in the north. I can be accompanied by violent crimes, a relative direction, or a body of fresh water.
I'm in the east. I can be accompanied by a wiild aanimal, a cardinal direction, or a place by the water.
I'm in the south. I can be accompanied by a financial transaction, an African religion or overflows of water.
I'm in the west. I ...
You are in
Dwarf fellow with ring next to container leads to volcano (11)
Hamlet follows holy unity to rocky settlement (5 4)
Sacred five-peaker to hop onto Silmarillion creator after first of month (5 4)
Acquire insect's head following endlessly peaceful national park (9)
Extinct avian parent capital (6)
The poem is about
One of us – largest outside polar regions;
another one's island's shared with Indonesians;
a third one is found at the edge of the first,
a break from the dryness to quench people's thirst.
One of us separates Swedes from the Finns;
one – lake with skiing, casinos and inns;
one's a dry place near where Mongol herds graze;
one flows ...
Funny beret men strike ?? to convene (4)
Containers found in a ?? plaza (4)
Ten ?? site's leaders return after first state, shortly (4)
Ethnic group is ??, locally (4)
Dmitry's ?? chamber first for union's capital (4)
Hideout between left and right, return ??'s finals (4)
Certain banks of ?? river encircle central dome (4)
??'s extremities leave ...
Here is the final grid (credit to Jacob Shetler, Remi Henry and M Oehm for solving some of the clues)
1. Far north Silicon Valley's research & development leaders surround Jessica (8)
2. Pop star loses British-American distribution rights to music organization (4)
3. Kingdom's famous sherpa leaves greatest top, gets second award (6)
4. Clapton song ...
Clearly you were visiting
A barrel maker passing on some oolong.
Brimming with an unspecified amount.
An unpretentious piggy.
Astonished by an unobserved restoration.
Fifteen à la mode.
A digit ritually imparting divine grace.
Here are a few:
1a Funny beret men strike ?? to convene (4).
8a Hideout between left and right, return ??'s finals (4)
Stalk Dorothy's aunt following the heart of ?? (4)
15a. In the middle of chaotic ??, doctor gets cut (4)
17a. Constituents of ??'s republic passed with flying colours (4)
18a. Arrest ??'s top three; capital punishment ...
It's so exciting when you figure out the answer! I think I got it.
The second hint was crucial, since I realized Vancouver (location of the Granville island) and Melbourne (where the Carlton Gardens are) have one thing in common:
Let's take a look at what we got:
(Firstly, can I just say that this is a really nice little puzzle and it is a shame it has never garnered the attention it deserves!) As for the solution, I believe your AI created this art to represent your travels using:
To start with, we know from the text that you have visited 12 countries. Note then that the line of the artwork which represents the ‘...
Sad Wally, ugliest Alcatraz impala, mimeo abhorrer, lava continuo, kneels.
Mean nerd met imperiled underservant; cuckoo kisses Ina Nagle.
Met nerd, men worry cello neoclassicism negate Icaria tox lava.
So the answer is:
I've now finally got all of it,
The x on the png
The dimensions of the png 35*97
When adding the 12 latlng pairs
we end up in
Then when looking at the 12 positions as they are indexed, we have:
I took a look around each of the 12 locations using street view.
Also tried playing with the RGB values as time representers,
1 Capital city says you're a large automobile (7)
2 Work horse videography camouflages monastery (9)
3 Football stadium building hides coastal city (6)
4 Black Sea hub hides Caspian Sea hub (4)
5 Mountain lake hears a number (5)
6 Capital city in stabilisation (7)
7 Continent's roof is confused rubles (6)
8 Black Sea city is British ...
I believe we are listing...
Endless pain with prosecutor is board game and peace garden place in anonymous organization
South German to a Spaniard is Hebrew month in alehouse with well-rounded finish
100th Shakespearian king with blinded garçon is not obscure beverage
Gold medalist and peeled field object give alcoholic beverage
Floor covering and tin-...