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The white node represents: Because this graph represents: For comparison, here is the real deal:


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These board-gamers are playing: The board at the end of the game looks like this: Who wins the game? A final few Easter Eggs:


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Credits to @Prim3numbah for


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Another pair which might fit here is: Because: Like so: My additional pair is similar and fills the gap left above: PS Regarding the title, 'A Pairing Puzzle for Christmas':


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The question mark should be replaced with This is the list of As for the hints:


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The answer: Reasoning:


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Rebus explanation: 1. (thanks to Stiv!) Together they form


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The answer Grandpa wants to hear is: Because: For example: So for IX: Thus our answer is:


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I believe the Transmogrifier is: Let's see this by examining what it does to some of the characters in the story... One said, "My little buddy should jump down, but there will be a new one." Jumpy said, "Why why, if I go in it 4 times I come back!" His brother said, "I do too!" Jumpy said, "But you will have a negative, ...


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I see the green checkmark next to the other answer, but this fits way too well to ignore: One said, "My little buddy should jump down, but there will be a new one." Jumpy said, "Why why, if I go in it 4 times I come back!" His brother said, "I do too!" Jumpy said, "But you will have a negative, and I won't!" Jumpy'...


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This is a Reconstructing the grid: If we look at where the game is won: We get an anagram of the message


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The hidden message is


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Final answer (with help from @user39583 and @msh210) Cryptic clues: Can you complete Ptolic's map? Where would you advise Ptolic to dig? What guild do you think Ptolic wishes to join?


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These are and the answers are:


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Step 1: solving most of the clues (advance warning: there are some errors but I fix them later) Across: Down: Post-Transformation Clues (The post-transformation clues were accidentally slightly out of alphabetical order in the originally posted version of the puzzle. That's since been fixed, but as you'll see my answer uses the labels repeatedly and I'm ...


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They are all List with links


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An Icy Word is: Like so: As for the title:


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I think the groups are the following: Of course, with these groupings,


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Me: Hi. Are you looking for something? Him: Do you know the address? Him: O yeah. The Federal building with the IRS office. Him: Thanks


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Big thank you to Stiv, M Oehm and Benja who have worked out several of these in the comments. The overall theme is First Set of Clue Answers Second Set of Clue Answers Title


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Your new name (although you don't like it much) is: Because the numbers refer to: There are references that point us towards this throughout the text, including:


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I think it's Oath Bleep sound Hell Scoff Cuisine The title: Crazy hard; essentially futile?


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I think you are the Dragon or demon, locked in its pen, But without even moving, I once killed two men. Most things like me kill when they're open, exposed, Yet my murder made martyrs because I was closed. The first man I killed tried to pen me for sport, "Dropped it," would go in the incident report. The second man I killed liked to play ...


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I believe the message here is: The people in the images are: To read the hidden message:


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I believe the answer is Because


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Solved! Note first that this puzzle is tagged as wordsearch. This means that somehow or other we need to extract a grid of letters from this image. How? Well notice that if you look closely: First, let's try to assemble them into a grid structure... How can we read these as letters? Treating this letter grid as a wordsearch, there are several words that ...


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Who are you? Hmmm, I bet you are: Delivered-To: <marsnebulasoup@me.com> From: <7u3pu1yq@0sz4aq0.com> Received: by 3166:673:a796:7652:f6a6:571 with SMTP id 6b7263675f61687a66; The IPv6 part must be seen as The SMTP ID part Message-Id: 6368336b2d73336e6472 Signature: 70307a7a30615f677565336e71 Subject: "U cant s0lv th!s haha - who am I?&...


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The answer is in fact To get it There's a bit of ambiguity here because


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Well... I should have noted:


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