# Mysterious Figures

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start

Each of these descriptions is cluing several things. Once you identify some of the more obvious things, you should notice a pattern. The title is a clue.

mr men

Each cell is cluing 3 things, not just two. What would be a thematic set of things to be clued in addition to this first set of Misterious figures?

mr men giveaway

In addition to cluing a "Misterious" figure and a logic puzzle clue, each cell is cluing a Mr. Men character.

logic start

You'll want to start the logic puzzle by writing only the logic clues in a grid and then constraining what the largest number in the grid can be.

logic, early

One of the first big deductions you'll need to make is in row 5. You can fill in almost all the values in that row.

logic mid

row 3 col 5 is where the next large logical step happens. Look at R4C5 too.

logic, late

As you're finishing up the logic puzzle, remember the row sum constraints and the two numbers whose counts you know exactly.

extract

Once you've IDed the Misterious Figures, the Mister Men and the numebrs in each cell, it's time to extract. You'll need to reorder by something and then index something into something else.

extract, big

The Mr. Men series provides an ordering to the letters you get by indexing the numbers into the Misterious figures. There's a resource on the internet that can help you find the right order.

order

This wiki can be a useful resource: https://mrmen.fandom.com/wiki/Mr._Men_characters

finish

The message is asking you for which Mr. Man was not included in the puzzle - can you find a list that has 49 of them, 48 of which are in the puzzle?