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Hint 1


The word search looks like a good place to begin.




Hint 2


Each bullet-pointed clue has synonyms for the words (or sounds) you'll need to combine to hear a larger word that sounds like a word in the word search. Ex: As in bubonic, Not square. = Plague, Round = Playground




Hint 3


•Shout, Not high, Wags when happy. (Yell, Low, Tail) = Yellowtail •Not in, Can’t feel, Said when cold. (Out, Numb, Brr) = Outnumber •The first letter, Jury member, Tiny insects. (A, Peer, Ants) = Appearance •Not out, Head warmer, Yours for a while. (In, Hair, Rent) = Inherent •As in bubonic, Not square. (Plague, Round) = Playground •Tire pattern, Holds your food, To avoid. (Tread, Dish, Shun) = Tradition •Confused sound, In PA, After seven. (Uh, Philly, Eight) = Affiliate •Your number one, Top floor, Naughty list gift. (Fan, Attic, Coal) = Fanatical •Window section, Don’t leave, Queen’s mate. (Pane, Stay, King) = Painstaking •Pen blood, Lock defeater, Cat noise. (Ink, Key, Purr) = Innkeeper •Sharp poke, Not well, Pairs with “bitty.” (Stab, Ill, Itty) = Stability •Hat, Not pale. (Cap, Tan) = Captain




Hint 5


Stringing together each unused letter from the word search will create the message: HELLO PUZZLER PROCEED BY COLLECTING THE FIRST INSULTING LETTERS NEXT LOP OFF THE FIRST OF EACH POETIC LAST THEN MIX MATCH AND YOULL BE ON YOUR WAY CHUM




Hint 6


There are 7 insults in the Compli-Plant newspaper article.




Hint 7


Take the first letter from each insult to use with the poem. Atrocious (A) Deplorable (D) Asinine (A) Fraidy-cat (F) Obtuse (O) Dense (D) Vapid (V)




Hint 10


Utilize the morse code chart on the back of the newspaper to decode the fish comic.




Hint 8


Remove the first letter of the last word of each line of the poem. ish owels re ots ll ther ashes Then add each "insulting letter" (A, D, A, F, O, D, V) to the beginning to create a new word. Ex: A + re = Are. Though there may be multiple options for some of the words, there is only one answer that will allow all letters to work.




Hint 9


Fish Vowels Are Dots All Other Dashes




Hint 11


Take each set of characters and translate the vowels as dots and consonants as dashes. Ex: OOO = ••• = S




Hint 12


Word bubble 1: OOO = S EEK = U ICE = R JO = N IN = A PM = M U = E Word bubble 2: ICKY = P HMM = O A = E T = T Word bubble 3: OR = A GO = N AT = A THE = G ALE = R IF = A PM = M




Solution


Anagramming the last name of the poet gives you the final answer and correct reset word: SYCOPHANT. (You try saying that with a cold!)




Hint 4


Take a look at the unused letters in the word search.