# Another weird word search? What is this cat burglar up to?

Remember our favorite cat burglar from last time? Yeah, they’re back. This time, they left this not-so-standard word search puzzle behind. I found this in the newspaper and wanted to share it with some Puzzlers to see if they would be interested in helping out the police.

u v l d t c q 3 b h j f x t n
b o q a 7 y z r t e 4 i f i o
d c u c u 8 b e n y a p p w y
u i a p w e e g e s n j v h v
c n t t i x m h y t d e e m u
w o n k k q i g 2 v 3 v m e a
u a i f a i i o l s v p d l j
v d r h p d f p g a z c p q k
a k z j m j z w t i g t c n e
v o g t w l x b m k y s n m i
v m u f c h z v w k k n d z e
h y i q i v z d y x h x r n a
j v c r j u e l f i w z i 5 e
v l 9 f a m g e y t 4 r p 8 t
t y d v a 4 s k m h o r 1 o f



What’s the deal this time? This time, the police have upped the reward to $0.21, so there’s a greater incentive! Hint 0: Think about different types of letters. Hint 1: Again, not all letters are significant. Think of all the different characters in this word search! Hint 2: Hint 0 is referring to _ow___ and c_____a___. After that, think about the numbers. Hint 3: Think about numbers after the v_____ and co____an__. It's all about positioning! I will post an answer on Oct 27 if nothing has happened. •$0.21? What an increase! Oct 23, 2020 at 17:31
• @TrojanByAccident -- It's all about the money! Oct 23, 2020 at 18:48
• To clarify, only the puzzle is important, and the rest is fluff, correct? Oct 23, 2020 at 20:05
• @TrojanByAccident -- Yep, exactly right! Oct 23, 2020 at 20:08

land on my feet,

which is also

something cats are known for!

Here's how you get it:

Look at the grid and find the numbers:

Next,

Look at the letters before the numbers:

Notice

The vowels and consonants refer to whether you look at the row the number is in or its column. There then become two possibilities for answers.
OR

The first option gives:

LANDONMYFEET

And the second one gives:

EZAETA...