Kevin's Puzzles at Home Season 3, Episode 1: Name That Toon

Kevin's Puzzles at Home Season 3, Episode 1: Name That
This series is inspired by the website Kevin's Puzzles, on which Kevin Orfield, who is a regular reader of this blog, posts an instructionless puzzle-hunt-style puzzle every Monday. Kevin Orfield's puzzles usually lean towards the easy side of this genre in order to target a less experienced and/or younger audience. Kevin's Puzzles at Home is my markedly inferior knockoff of Kevin's Puzzles, so called because of the "we have X at home" meme:
The puzzles in Kevin's Puzzles at Home are intended to be easier than my Wordy Wednesday posts, and hopefully at least 80% as entertaining as the real Kevin's Puzzles. Kevin's Puzzles at Home will be presented by my "we have X at home" version of Kevin:
(This illustration by Tintinabar is not part of any puzzle. Any resemblance between this Kevin and the real Kevin, or any real Kevin, is entirely coincidental.)
Kevin Edmund Kepler, the colorful and prodigious wolf depicted above with a new simplified design that is intended to be less nightmarish for my illustrator to draw, hopes that you enjoy the puzzles that he will be offering you over the course of these coming months!
Every Monday during January and February 2023, a new episode will be posted at 12:01 AM (Central); as with the real Kevin's Puzzles, the final answer will be a word or phrase. Email me (at glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com) the correct solution to this puzzle within the next week to score 50 points. Each puzzle will also have a hint posted for it one week later; solving the puzzle while the hint is up will be worth 25 points. Episode 9, which will be posted on February 27, is a meta puzzle which requires the answers to all of the previous puzzles in order to be solved; this puzzle will be worth double (100 points before the hint, 50 points after). The highest possible score a solver can attain will thus be 500 points, by solving each puzzle during its first week. For every point scored by my readers by 11:59 PM (Central) on March 12, I will donate 1¢ to the Palm Beach County Food Bank, up to a maximum of $100. (Thus, each solver can contribute a maximum of $5 to this pool.) Not all hungry people live in Texas or Colorado; this food bank is local to a tester who lives in Florida, and I wish to support it this time around. Three anonymous benefactors have agreed to match my donation as well, making the maximum possible donation $400 (and thus the maximum contribution to this donation by a single solver $20). Get to work!

Unlike the real Kevin's Puzzles, which posts each puzzle's solution one week after its hint is posted, all puzzle solutions will be posted simultaneously on March 13, one week after the final hint is posted. This will make the meta slightly harder, since you can't just look up the solutions to the previous puzzles to start solving it, but will also permit latecomers to score more points (and thus raise more money) than otherwise possible.

Astute readers will notice that the words "Season 3" appear in the title. Links to the first set of puzzles from last May and June, plus all of their hints, can be found here, with their solutions here. Links to the second set of puzzles from last September and October, plus all of their hints, can be found here, with their solutions here.

Have fun, and remember to check out the real Kevin's creations if these fake ones are up your alley!

Oh no! Kevin is drawing a blank on the names of these beloved animated characters!

He often says, “Good grief!” __ __ __ __ __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __
                                32 22                11    06
Gumball’s goldfish who grew legs __ __ __ __ __ __
                                 25 30    14 08
Angel the Bunny’s pony caretaker __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                    28       07       01 17
The father of Pebbles __ __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                            24 18                31    16
His debut was in Steamboat Willie __ __ __ __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __
                                  23 29                05 19
Inspector Gadget’s intelligent niece __ __ __ __ __
                                     04    10 21 13
Canine named after Frank Sinatra’s scatting __ __ __ __ __ __-__ __ __
                                                  12 27          03 09
Hundred Acre Woods resident with a bouncy tail __ __ __ __ __ __
                                               02 15 26 20
(This illustration by Tintinabar is not part of the puzzle.)

Submit your answer to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com for 50 points, and stay tuned next week for Episode 1's hint and Episode 2's puzzle. Good luck!

* This article was originally published here


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