By Ben Coukos-Wiley and Jonah Nan
This puzzle is based on "Meme Man Wurds" memes, the most famous of which include "Stonks", "Helth", and "Kemist." Each of the nineteen memes has a caption cluing a word in an ironic manner and an image representing the word being clued, with Meme Man's head edited in. For example, "When you win the nursing home's bingo night twice in a row" clues GAMBLER and includes a picture of a person playing at a casino, comparing the small feat of bingo night to the high stakes of casinos.
Similar to memes like "Helth", the words that actually fill out the blanks are funny misspellings that sound the same. In the case of this puzzle they are all real words, each being clued by one of the nineteen clues at the top of the puzzle. So the aforementioned GAMBLER becomes GAMBOLER, matching with the clue "One who frolics."
The memes are in alphabetical order by caption.
|Type of scale||MINOR||MINER||1||M|
|One who frolics||GAMBOLER||GAMBLER||2||A|
|Missing the middle||CORED||CHORD||5||D|
|He who smelt it||TOOTER||TUTOR||5||E|
Extracting the letters in the red blanks and ordering by clues reveals the message "MAKE AND EMAIL US A MEME." From here, solvers must send a custom meme to the hunt email. This will earn them the answer to the puzzle, "THICCEST."