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Solutions for Act III Scene 2 - Porcus

The title of this puzzle is Porcus, which one can find is the Latin word for "pig". This suggests the language Pig Latin, which involves moving the beginning consonant cluster of a word to the end (or adding a W to the end if the word begins with a vowel), appending the sound "-ay" to its end, and then pronouncing the word phonetically the same but for the aforementioned changes.

Another hint provided by the title helps identify the symbols written on each object - the code used is the Pigpen Cypher, a very common code whose identity if not known can be found easily by Googling together terms like "pig", "lines and dots", and/or "cypher"/"cipher". While there are various interpretations of the pigpen cypher, this puzzle uses the most common form, as shown below (the "pigpen" that each letter lies in corresponds to its encrypted form). Translating the symbols in the image confirms this; while the first and last columns make no sense, the middle column reads REPAIR CODE.

This message somewhat cryptically suggests we want to pair up the symbols in some way, and it is likely the clues found on each object are the key to doing so. Once some of the less ambiguous clues have been determined, it should be clear that the words described form Pig Latin pairs - that is, one can find pairs of words in which one word is pronounced the same as the Pig Latin translation of the other (e.g. "bee"/"eBay"). The corresponding clues work out as follows:

Clue Word Pig Latin Word Pig Latin Clue
admiration; to speculate wonder underway in progress; afoot
cricketer’s instrument bat at bay distanced; cornered
break into tiny pieces shatter attaché someone assigned to a diplomatic mission
characterised by high-pitched breathing wheezy easy way the less complicated approach
musicians Satriani or Walsh Joe O.J. common breakfast drink (abbreviated)
downhearted; under average low olé typically Spanish cheer
erode; don wear airway passage from the mouth/nose to the lungs
destroys; ruins wrecks x-ray radiation for examining bones
fish related to salmon trout out-tray container reserved for outgoing files
archer's instrument bow obey follow; comply
rubbish; nonsense trash ashtray smoker's receptacle
striped insect bee eBay site for online auctions

Now that we've formed the pairs, we need to repair the code as per the initial coded hint. The most obvious way to do this is to combine the pink and green parts of the symbols separately - for instance for the wear/airway pair, the combination results in the pigpen letters D (green) and R (pink):

Combining all the pairs this way gives the following pairs of letters:

Green Pink
C R
E I
J R
H A
I F
L G
D R
A M
F E
B A
K O
G D

These letters don't seem to spell out anything useful, so obviously we want to order them in some way. The key here is to notice the green letters give the letters from A to L inclusive - this suggests a natural alphabetical ordering, and doing so gives a message spelled out by the ordered green letters' counterparts, namely MARRIED A FROG. While there exist a handful of characters in fiction known for marrying frogs, only one of these is a pig - the muppet Miss Piggy has married Kermit the Frog in several productions, forming what the pigpen symbols represent as a combination of pink and green!

The answer is: misspiggy