By Kevin Zhou and Ben Coukos-Wiley
This puzzle consists of two parts: cryptic crossword clues and a logic puzzle. The seven cryptic clues can each be answered with a seven-letter word, as shown below
|Redundancy destroys a plover||OVERLAP||anagram of A PLOVER||1||0|
|Stop scattered conflict since 1945||POSTWAR||(anagram of STOP) + WAR||1||1|
|Married rodents turned into hit indie game||STARDEW||(WED + RATS) rotated||0||1|
|Echolocator is a toy flipper, by the sound of it||DOLPHIN||sounds like (DOLL + FIN)||1||0|
|Semi-pro Wessex player hides true skill||PROWESS||semi-PRO WESSex||1||0|
|Pillbugs are so into MP3 players||ISOPODS||SO inside IPODS||1||0|
|I fled the scene, gasping for breath||PANTING||PAINTING - I||1||1|
The second part of the puzzle is a modified tents puzzle whose rules are explained in the beginning text. However, there is a key element missing in this tent puzzle - the numbers on either axis that count how many tents are in that row/column.
The instruction text tells us that the number of teal and purple tents are given via the answers to the cryptic clues. The a-ha of the puzzle is realizing that, since the title of the puzzle is "Teepees", that information is clued with the number of 'T's and 'P's in each word, standing for teal and purple, respectively.
Knowing this, we can solve the logic puzzle and extract from the indices containing tents. This gives us the answer to the puzzle, POWWOWING.