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I bet you're a because However,


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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 ...


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Start with eleven in one e four e six; add what is missing from otherhood, oke, icks; improving position, go upwards by one; mix up for organs, remove fifty-one. Add to the end an American nation; abbreviate all and add short operation; age for a few more years, then turn around; prefix by fifteen – a trap on the ground!


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I have made films on wood. I have stopped by a park. Going outside late makes me happy. I'm yearning in grey.


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The message says and it works as follows: And of course We get And Credit where due: There were a couple of errors in the first version of this answer, which I have fixed after Rubio kindly pointed them out. Discredit where due: I originally claimed that one element in the process was "sometimes slightly sketchy", but the sketchiness was in fact all in ...


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Partial answer: The completed crossword looks like this By we get this As usual I have no idea where Gladys is. Edit:


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My Prefix proved smokes danger, my infix is to cover, my Suffix founded by Gaozu, I'm an Irish rover. My prefix may have a pout, my infix, an inside lout, my Suffix is a long route, I am a wandering trout


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Gladys is in The grid: Loop of rope / Shakespeare's pentameter Technically just outside Las Vegas / Chameleon or gecko Ground spice / E-book reader String instrument / Time travel film Inexpensive / Llama relative Fossilized resin / Native American or South Asian Brownish colour / Immigrants Vagabond / Extreme stupidity Riddermark / Very young ...


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The locations can be arranged into a 5x5 grid...


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If we Now, so perhaps we should enter Credit where due:


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Section I Lines 1-3: Lines 4-6: Lines 7-9: Lines 10-12: Lines 13-15: So one of your favourite poets is Section II Taking each three-number code $m.n.p$ to mean another of your favourite poets is Section III Another of your favourite poets is Thanks @Deusovi for help with this! Section IV Thanks to @OmegaKrypton for all but the suffix here. My ...


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Section IV My prefix is shiny and precious. My infix is archaically long ago. My suffix contains German beer. I heard of something ending once, So I wrote about it, of course!


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Standing on the shoulders of several giants, I can gather a complete answer. Let's first solve the cryptic puzzles: Then fill the blanks of the non-cryptic puzzles with these, and solve them: Finally her location is revealed by to be the


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With a small stretch, I say a My prefix is a rotation. My suffix is a stiff bristle. My infix is holding a kitten.


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Partial answer with solutions for the chess problems: (no-computers; these were easy enough to figure out without Stockfish) Note that


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Partial answer with the crossword Using the answer from Glorfindel to try and find the code


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Once again, I feel like I’m swooping in and snatching the answer, using the excellent solutions already provided by @Glorfindel for the chess puzzles and @Jay for the crossword. Thanks to you both! If we: Specifically:


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I think Gladys got Reasoning


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Answers (including those found by Gareth McCaughan) Heads cut in Iran for war, anarchy's starting; {2} briefly turned to crater (4 6) Baby Tony misguidedly goes around {8}'s easternmost embayment (6 3) Beach village tribe's initiation ritual unfinished, brought back near {11}'s capital (7) solved by Gareth McCaughan Mother stands by {7} finishers in wild ...


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I deserve none of the credit, because @Jay, @Rand, and @Stewie did all of the work. That said, Gladys is at


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I used a lot of time on this, so I have to post the complete crossword: Also, my English isn't that good, so solving crosswords is terribly hard. Blue colors: Green tiles: Red tiles: Yellow tiles: In summary:


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Almost-complete crossword: (There's a few clues I haven't managed to solve, but I've found all the coloured letters at least.) Green letters: Blue letters: Yellow letters: Red letters: My guess at her location:


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Partial answer, going off the full answer chart:


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1: konica, 11.10, 17.04 2: turbine, wind, taxiing 3: encryption, ssh, scrypt 4: ethics, lunch, bonus 5: no-computers, poetry, magic 6: topology, many-body, free fall 7: lie-groups, puzzles, roots 8: api-v2.2, authentication, c# 9: outreach, ethics, soy 10: adb, security, xiaomi 11: down-votes, not-an-answer, gravatar 12: syntaxe, noms, argot 13: ...


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@Glorfindel has found the answer and explicited the second stanza, here is an explanation for the first one: 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.


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I have answers to everything ... except that one doesn't work, in a way that makes me wonder whether the problem might be in the puzzle rather than my working out. (I haven't looked at the other answers here, which I assume have almost all my answers and got there first, except to verify that they don't resolve the thing I'm confused about. [EDITED to add:] ....


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