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(Part 0 [hints]) Part 1 [pictures of fish] Part 2 [weird capitalization] Part 3 [flags] Part 4 [word search] Part 5 [grids] Part 6 [lines of text] Part 7 [diagrams] Part 8 [candy] Part 9 [meta] Thanks to Stiv, Gareth, and samm82 for correcting a few errors and helping to finish off the puzzle.


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Very Partial Answer I think I've got the gist of what's going on so maybe if I post what I have so far, it may inspire somebody else. Firstly, Post-it Note Map Directions Map Buildings I have no idea about the street names on the map Song Ideas (credit to MacGyver88 for figuring out the idea behind this) Hint 5 Solving the rest


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The first thing we need to do here is rearrange the 30 tiles in a meaningful way. We can do this by noticing: What do we have here? Look next at the numbers in the first four columns. These look a lot like: What might our desired 2-word 10-letter answer be? Well, what do all these people have in common?


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The rabbit is The child is The background image


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Alaiko did all the legwork and the OP gave pretty specific hints, so I don't want any credit for this, but it seems that if flag 2 is something like Yugoslavia (maybe these names are interchangeable? I'm not very familiar with European political history. Or maybe an older flag-I see at least one green Yugoslavia flag on the internet, or some other land ...


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OK, here's my best guess. The picture of the raised fist with the medal represents The 1 in the corner of that represents The letters on the right hand side of the + sign represent Based on the second hint we are actually looking for Adding these together, we get the left hand picture with 2 in the top right representing Then the right hand picture with ...


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These images represent the movie: As they resolve as: These are:


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Vicky has done 99% of the work here so should get the credit for the answer but what I think we are really looking for is


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You should see Reason


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Partial Answer: Then, Not sure if this has anything to do with the puzzle or if I've stumbled upon a red herring, but I hope this answer helps somebody!


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This is probably simply called an edge-matching puzzle (also known by various names such as Tetravex). The puzzle is in general NP-complete (i.e. not easy to solve in general cases), but the algorithms for solving do exist (e.g., Douglas-Rachford algorithm, but unfortunately I don't know the details).


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It is fairly straightforward to deduce a solution. If you permute the rows of a solution it remains a solution, and similarly you can permute columns. An alternative is to start with a filled grid, and then place the 6 blank spaces, also using an even number in each row and column.


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I believe this is a valid solution: Brief explanation:


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I believe the number in the middle (position 1) should be 128, this doubles each iteration. This number should be enclosed by a square. Outside this square, there should be two squares/dots on each edge (in positions 2, 3, 4 and 5). One final square should enclose the entire system, and there should be no squares/dots in positions 6, 7, 8, 9.


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This pattern is only almost exactly the same that HTM and Jaap already posted, but the approach may be of some interest. Or then again, it may not :-) To find this solution, I first flipped the puzzle over: a full grid satisfies the parity condition, so instead of 10 crosses, we can just do the puzzle with 6. Any solution for 6 will automatically work for ...


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My answer is D as well but I got to it slightly different way. From right to left number of small, quarter, squares increases by 1 every step and colours get negated every step. So it looks like that (w for white and k for black background): 'squares': (?) 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 0 'background': K - W - K - W - K So there are four squares on black background, ...


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