Mariia Mykhailova
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1 (got this and then saw Stiv's comment to that effect) 2 3 4 (per PilsNot3's answer) 5 (per PilsNot3's answer / Stiv's comment) 6 7 8 Bonus

The hint seems to be a little too early? :-)

I think it's because

The first step is to observe that there are only 2 5-letter words in the left column, which have to be paired with 4- or 5-letter ones in the right one. A short search yields After that we're done ...

This looks like

Alas, it takes more labor to dig deeper into this beautiful puzzle than I can do in the next 6 hours, and by that time some hero will certainly behead it :-)

This seems to be a correct solution:

I think I got the crossword part: But I'm puzzled as for what to do next...

The two rules are: Here is what I've found so far (20 words total, so that should be it) It is also possible to relax rule 1 slightly:

A wild guess:

An attempt at a beginning of an answer, though I don't see where it would lead yet... For reference, (Edited for posterity):

I assumed that "multiply this [two-digit] number" means "multiply it by something unknown" and wrote a simple program to see what this unknown could be. I only found one possible value of this unknown:...

As theonetruepath suggested, there are two shapes that work: and Both

This was some serious teamwork!

The MarketPlace Riddle Why? Magic Cards Why? Shouldn't it be a 1-digit number? Let us see your number skill, brother Binaryian! Why? The Changing Boxes Why? Answer

Reasoning:

Reasoning:

Proof for the row of coins: I'm pretty sure you can generalize this approach to deal with a square of coins.

Standing on the shoulders of giants @deep thought, @El-Guest, and @GarethMcCaughan, the final answer is:

As a wild guess, Although this matches only one of the tags...

Partial guess for suffix:

I can get