M Oehm
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The answer is: The solving method ...

The birds in the tree spell out the message: How so?

It's a message ...

[Note: I have solved only five of the ten clues and the meta puzzle. Clues I didn't solve reference the actual solver. If you like this answer, please consider upvoting these answers, too.] Strange ...

The eighteen words are (in the same order as in the question): This gives the following grid:

The message is encrypted with The plain message reads: The location of the murder weapon is hidden in this text: The weapon is ...

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? ...

(I'm continuing the work of others here, especially that of Paul.) I think the treasure is ... How to find it: The final instruction:

The encoded message is: The message ...

You are: When I silenced them, they trembled! When five joined me, they sang praises. After my decline halted early, my tales could be shared with people around the world,   and be sent ...

For the general case, let's assume that 2 ≤ n ≤ m. Every possible square has an axis-aligned boundary box that is a square of edge length a. Such a square can fit into the n × m grid at &...

The remaining country is: Things are not in the right order. I think ... Let's begin with the last part: Find the capitals of the given countries and connect the ends. The next step is to rotate ...

This answer shamelessly bundles the solutions others have found. I've contributed only the last missing answer and the meta answer. Definitions are in italics, solutions and wordplay in all caps. ...

As @lois6b has already found out, numbers can be multiplied by juxtaposing their bracket representations: 6 = 2×3, so the bracket representation is the representation of 2 next the ...

So we know already that ... If you look carefully at the mail address... The important parts of the mail are ... The password is hidden ...

You are If you work out with me, you'll quickly tire. If you talk with my voice, you've lost your desire. When a joke falls to me, I make nobody laugh. When I annotate a letter, I take away half. ...

The mural reads: Things to note: The mural is encoded like this:

The rankings from 1 to 10 are: "Spanish Language is actually #5" Christianity [3] Stack Overflow [9] Amateur Radio [17] Spanish Language [21] Biology [29] Graphic Design [36] ...

The solution is:

I guess that the answer you are looking for is ...

A Trump Word™ ... They are called Trump Words™, ...

I think the next number that satisfies these conditions is:

I think that line of words reads: By shifting the lines, we can make the following words: The shifts, backwards from the given LIKE THIS, where minuses mark the patterns and pluses mark the next ...

The final seating arrangement is: The first paragraph leaves us with ... The second paragraph leaves us with ... The rest of that paragraph means that ...

Partial answer for the "first hurdle":

The message is ... You can reformat this ... Usually, in such cases ... The message reads: