In her 1861 book Victorian Enigmas, Charlotte Eliza Capel attributes this puzzle to Queen Victoria:

windsor enigma

The answer is “NEWCASTLE, famous for its COAL MINES”:

windsor enigma - solution

I don’t know whether Victoria really created this puzzle, but she was known to be fond of riddles and enigmas — one hoax kept her occupied for half a week.

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