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Solution, with cryptic clue explanations:


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so apparently 80 degrees Celsius is Oops! I forgot to put in explanations for the cryptic clue solutions. Here they are: (Thanks to Avi for pointing out in comments that I missed a letter.)


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As Mariia mentioned in her answer above, this is indeed By guessing that Now, some logic and educated guesses help narrow down the moves: Now let's see the letters that we'll need: Continuing on like this, all moves are forced to go in one specific place, until the solution is reached:


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Alas, it takes more labor to dig deeper into this beautiful puzzle than I can do in the next 6 hours, and by that time some hero will certainly behead it :-)


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First, the numbers: Next, we use the emoji: And finally, we use both parts of the data we've gathered so far. Solving that puzzle, and getting a final answer:


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Solved! I use X, Y, and Z as axes to describe my logic.


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Answer Full Grid Clues @w l doesn't manage to get: 14D 15D


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What is "Clap" by Steve Howe? Grids Across Top removed from crooked talking tree (3) A bush for wingless peacock having no energy left (4) Drive without a stick (3) Writer of Introductions to Pharaohs of Egypt (3) Oxford educator identifying flower in Russia's south (3) French city seen in anime series (5) The finale is held in crescendo (3) ...


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Partial answer The Russian desman After much staring and thinking and dictionary-trawling I remain confused by 8d, which I can't make any sense of either as a p.d. or as an ordinary clue. [EDITED to add: M Oehm figured it out; see below.] Grids: Explanations: Credit where due:


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What are zombies? Solutions to the cryptic: Filled-in grids:


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Okay. THAT. WAS. INCREDIBLE! It took me two solid hours of work to solve and even longer to write and draw it all up here - hopefully it'll be worth it! To start us off, here is the final maze layout and routes: In the following explanation all colours have been abbreviated to their initials as follows: G=Green, O=Orange, P=Purple, Y=Yellow. An ...


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Here's the correct solution, coloured so it's easy to see! I forgot to do progressive hints. :(


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The rule is: The full answer table is given below. The black & bold ones were already filled-up in the question :


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Finally, after some hard work (and some luck...)


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So first of all, From the top right, And now it's time for the main break-in to the puzzle: there's an interesting question hiding in this clue layout. There's another question in there, with a similar method. So, armed with this new constraint, we can make some more deductions: More connectivity constraints give more deductions, leading to the solution....


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This is a pretty difficult puzzle! My solution here has a lot of 'usual' deductions left unmentioned. So first of all, all the 1s can be closed off: Now, there's one cell that must be focused on: Now, check Now, an important question appears: Now, we can finish the upper right corner, and start on the lower right: Now, I make an assumption for sake of ...


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To start, some loop segments are decided already, without looking at any clues. There are also some dots we can mark (for "visited by the loop"), because their shading would create a dead end. Next, check some clues: Some more clues only have one way to be satisfied: Now, two clues interact in an interesting way: And finally:


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First of all: This deduction can be extended: Now we can start shading cells: Now, some more cells have to extend some amount in given directions: And now the rest of the puzzle can be easily resolved.


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Some basic deductions (either "if this was shaded, there would be too many cells"; "if this was unshaded, there would be too few cells"; or "if this was shaded/unshaded, there would be no way to make up the remainder exactly with the remaining cells") get this far: Next, Now look at the column Finally, ...and basic deductions solve the rest of the puzzle....


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Answer is here, hey, this is not too hard compared to your other ones :D


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The first puzzle was definitely trickier: I did it by hand (as you can tell from the image), so I don't have @jafe's neat write-up. It did not require any guessing and used similar methods. After the start, I did the right-hand few columns, then the bottom few rows and filled in the rest from there. The deductions are very neat and were typically of the ...


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Second puzzle


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Look at the second column and try to place the 6. This leads to some immediate deductions in the right-most column, and the whole solution follows by the usual rules of the puzzle. If you still want to solve the puzzle yourself, do not view the next spoiler!


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