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Deusovi and the commenting crew have already found out in which country the meeting point is. But Uncle Redbeard has also specified a seaport. We just need to "connect the dots". (This partial answer, which really just provides the last bit, continues and spoils the work of Deusovi's answer.) The dots ... This is clearly a reference to ...


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I think the four brothers are The positions in the competition represent The hands and legs refer to I can defeat my brother only as I have double power than him, this will be evident from the fact when we will grow up 10 years older." The 2nd brother hesitates and says, "Actually, he is correct. But our heights will be the same". I think ...


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Possibly: Explanation of list: Finally:


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For the Nurikabe, basic deductions get here: To avoid a shaded 2×2 Again, And now, to figure out the passcode:


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My answer: Explanation:


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This puzzle is filled with references to Here are some of them: So, how to actually answer the question of who I should try to contact? So my guess is:


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My guess: Because it is


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My answer is: This is because


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Perhaps the answer is Since if you say the digits aloud, Why not Because of the third hint, and of the way children describe counting.


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This is a stupid answer I spent way too much time searching for. I know this isn't the answer. It is of course because Side note


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I'm going to guess that what you're thinking of is Reasoning


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This is a really weird guess, but Explanation:


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Four as it counts four letters? (as the only one between 1 and 10)


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Missing some wordplays still ACT 1 ACT 2 ACT 3


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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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Slightly partial answer, missing the explanation for uppercase 5d. Finished grid Lowercase clues Uppercase clues The cipher is formed by pairing up the highlighted letters and filling up letters needed for the incorrect-case clues to make sense. Final answers


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Partial answer - have country, don't have seaport First of all: Afterwards, Also, given the journal, Now, combining the information together: The next step likely has to do with but I haven't quite figured out how exactly to do that yet... Thanks to Gareth McCaughan and user39583 for help after the crossword assembly.


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My answer: Explanation:


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Nearly complete answer. I'm missing what I think is the last step. The grid: The clues: The two unclued down entries ... The first characters ... The last characters ... So ... Is this the end? Thanks to ...


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The farthest I've gotten is the phrase The bold and italic letters by themselves don't seem to have any meaning, and I don't see an immediate next step. Perhaps the hacker plans to


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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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Assuming each person drank different potion, Final answer:


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Grid: Explanations of clues: Explanation of other stuff: Remaining minor gaps and gripes: (Lest there be any doubt, I still think this crossword is a wonderful achievement, despite the gripes above.) Credit where due: Deusovi kindly pointed out an error in my original submission, and has given me what seems like it should be a huge hint for the one bit ...


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This is the answer to the first letter (you can swap the black and white). I’m not sure on the next part, though


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Just some ideas to get things going: First of all, the italics spell AWG, and the bolds spell AR. When combined, it anagrams to WARGA, which is Indonesian for community. Not sure how that helps...


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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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I'm surprised that you because It goes like this: Explanations:


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To continue the work of Thomas and Gareth, I think the murderer is ... Gareth found out that ... So we have to ... Thomas found out that ... An interesting dead end:


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Filled grid: Exhibits A,B,C: The valuables stolen in clues of type A (theft) are So Clue explanations: The thefts, reduced: In the forgeries The paired clues Credit where due:


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By @athin in the comments: Which I'll interpret it as the answer could be


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Extremely partial answer The If we Well, so perhaps


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The first step: The second step: Some feedback on the clues:


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Wrap-up: The Making Of “I claim this corner of the world for Britain!” - What game are Alex and Brooke playing? This is not a solution to the puzzle, but provides notes from its poser. This type of answer has been approved by the community. Caution: This post may contain spoilers. Inspiration I wanted to make an entry into the FTC. I've made flags puzzles ...


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Let me guess:


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The original text doesn't seem to have been taken word-for-word from anything on the internet, and it seems like some gaps can be filled in multiple equally-plausible ways, so I can't guarantee I've reconstructed it exactly, but this is clearly about Dictionary: Hopefully-fixed-up version: Things I'm not entirely satisfied with in this answer:


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I am pretty sure we are on our way to The flags The flags The flags The flags So The ships I think FANS WANTED and DESERT ... SHE STANDS TALL ...


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Just found this question. I'm surprised nobody has pointed out an obvious solution.


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This doesn't seem like a very ciphery cipher, but in which case


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I think that what Captain Clumsy is lacking is: First of all, identify the flags: Secondly, the acetate: Which generates the following table: EDIT: The flags cut out with the acetate patterns look like this:


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