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# Hints for Banjo-Kazooie

Note: Clues and areas of the grid are marked with icons. They are referred to by color below, but can also be distinguished by their shapes. From the upper left and proceeding clockwise, the colors (and shapes) are: red (concentric hexagons), orange (triangles), yellow (sun), green (lines), blue (dots), and purple (flower).

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## The Clues

What's up with these clues?
This puzzle uses cryptic clues. A helpful reference is on Wikipedia.
In the red group, what wordplay is used for each of the clues?
Wordplay for red clues, in order: homophone, anagram + container, anagram + deletion, charade + juxtaposition, substitution
In the orange group, what wordplay is used for each of the clues?
Wordplay for orange clues, in order: anagram + container, charade + deletion, substitution, selection, hidden
In the yellow group, what wordplay is used for each of the clues?
Wordplay for yellow clues, in order: anagram + container + reversal, container + reversal, charade + deletion + substitution, hidden + reversal, charade + deletion
In the green group, what wordplay is used for each of the clues?
Wordplay for green clues, in order: deletion + juxtaposition, anagram + selection, hidden, container, anagram
In the blue group, what wordplay is used for each of the clues?
Wordplay for blue clues, in order: homophone, anagram, container, selection, deletion
In the purple group, what wordplay is used for each of the clues?
Wordplay for purple clues, in order: selection, anagram + container + charade, container + deletion, double definition, anagram

## The Grid

How do I fill in the grid?
Each answer is 6 letters. Write those letters in the 6 cells around one of the matching hubs. You must determine the starting cell and whether to move clockwise or counter-clockwise around the hub.
What is the strategy for placing words?
Each answer has several consecutive letters that are shared with other answers in the same group. Look for answers that have only two consecutive letters that match others in the group. They must be placed in the far (outer) corners of their group.
What is a good word to get started?
JUNGLE in the red group is an example of a word that has just two consecutive letters that are also used by other words in the same group, so it must go in one of the far (outer) corners. Consider which of JUNGLE's letters would be placed in the orange or purple region (depending on corner and rotation) and look for words that contain those letters.
Where do I place that word?
The L and E from JUNGLE will be shared with other words in its group. When it is placed in an outer corner, either the G or J will be shared with a word from the adjoining group (orange or purple). Orange has no words with either letter. Purple has one word with a G (and no Js), so JUNGLE will go around the far left red hub, with the G in the cell between that hub and the purple hub below it.
How do I find the final answer?
Look at the innermost eighteen cells (around the empty central area). The answer is 3 words.

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