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'SILVER' -> ‘LESIRU' and 'GOLDEN' -> 'LEGOND', so 'NATURE' -> what?

It looks like there's a typo in the question: If so, here is how I solved it: Then the answer is:
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Order the cities, then find which one is not described

First, I looked at Elbasan, which I wasn't aware of previously, and noticed that From that I found that I placed the cities in the grid as follows I then replaced the cities with This left me with
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Three 8-letter words with at least 23 different letters

Searching a list of over 8000 eight-letter words with no repeated letters yields the following six triples, each with 23 distinct letters:
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A Trivial Pursuit #04 (Art and Literature 1/4): Threesome

First note that for each row, the @ represents the same symbol Each describes a three-word phrase: Note that for each three-word phrase, there is exactly one (unique!) common letter among the three ...
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A Trivial Pursuit #07 (Geography 2/4): String Theory

I think the answer is: Each of the tables ... The H example The first letter The second letter The third letter The fourth letter
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17 letters, 4 groups

I think the connecting groups here are:
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'SILVER' -> ‘LESIRU' and 'GOLDEN' -> 'LEGOND', so 'NATURE' -> what?

There is a typo in the letters 'LESIRU', it should be 'LESIRV' The trick is to give each letter a number, and then cross reference it to the original: ...
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COMMENCE = 18251624, PRESERVE = 18323620, UNLAWFUL = what?

UNLAWFUL will be coded as: Observations: Some thoughts: Making inroads: Wrapping it up:
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Two 10-letter words consisting of 20 unique letters?

In Making the Alphabet Dance, p.56, Ross Eckler gives the two 10-letter words blacksmith, gunpowdery from Webster's unabridged.
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Alphabetic string theory

I present: Hazelnut string theory!
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Can you employ all 26 letters using three 11-letter, three 10-letter, or three 9-letter words?

From @computer_goblin's list of 46659 nine-letter words, the maximum number of letters covered by three words is If you instead consider only the subset of 43098 words that do not contain a capital ...
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Three 8-letter words with at least 23 different letters

Looking for three 8-letter word groups with 24 distinct letters. I was unable to find a solution in a dictionary, but did find several by using other word lists. Most are 'suspect' but this one uses ...
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A lesson in attention to detail

Okay let's go through this step by step. (I'll illustrate the changes in each step with plain but hopefully intuitive ASCII notation. Small letters are to be removed. The words used in the ...
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Ordered Vowelburgers™ as many as possible

The idea behind these Vowelburgers™ is that Here are the ones with one patty: Here are the ones that I'm unsure whether they have one patty or two patties: Here is the one with a colored patty: ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 6): It's a beautiful day for a ballgame

Final answer after significant help from @juicifer and @one The final pitch was Because To start with, Thus Next Making the With help in the comments from @one we note that Finally, we take As ...
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Two 10-letter words consisting of 20 unique letters?

Sure. Be warned: the GBooks wordlist is full of misspellings, OCR malfunctions, and other nonsense. It is also missing a handful of plural forms. Pairs of 10-letter words, using 19 unique letters, ...
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Four five-letter words from the 20 most common letters

There are certainly many more solutions.
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Who’s missing from this group of stars?

The group The reason If you look at the names of the groups According to the puzzle, the final group has to be What these ‘groups’ all have in common and a Some Easter eggs according to the OP:
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Two 10-letter words consisting of 20 unique letters?

I did a computer search on a large wordlist. I used the OSPD4 Scrabble dictionary unioned with the 2+2+3lem list from version 6.0.2 of 12dicts. I found no two 10-letter words with 20 unique letters, ...
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Quordle: Killer Guess

An example for your first guess could have been With the matches for the four words being as follows From this, it's very easy to work out the words, in order, are I had to check and all of these ...
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Why did she choose O6G?

Not an answer. I agree. OSCAR seems fit for the first hint. I'm not very sure of my approach, but this is how I think it could be. She chose O6G. The surname is 8 letters long. So... OSCAR_ _G Now the ...
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Why did she choose O6G?

The various pictures (as solved by others) are: Using hints 2 and 3, you can take one letter from each of the above, forming an 8 letter surname, chess related: Then:
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"Anagrams mod two," U.S. states and territories

I believe this should be all of them:
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Can you employ all 26 letters using three 11-letter, three 10-letter, or three 9-letter words?

My answer uses words with distinct letters in each (a condition of the previous puzzle) so as not to repeat the findings of another answer, which allows duplicated letters. Obviously there must be ...
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'SILVER' -> ‘LESIRU' and 'GOLDEN' -> 'LEGOND', so 'NATURE' -> what?

Breaking up the encryption into steps I get:
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'SILVER' -> ‘LESIRU' and 'GOLDEN' -> 'LEGOND', so 'NATURE' -> what?

SILVER -> LESIRU GOLDEN -> LEGOND Now do the same for NATURE and use the second sequence of numbers to rearrange the resulting word:
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