How many did I catch? Answer this after you have solved the 12 steps above.
Sorry for posting this here, but the other location, as a duplicate, is blocked for new answers.
The number caught is:
The number missed is:
The reason is that:
each of the 12 rebus words has an even number of letters, and is a concatenation of the 2 letter US state abbreviations. There are 35 such bigrams, but 10 are duplicates, leaving 25 "caught" and 25 "missed".
Not quite sure of the principle by which some are chosen to be caught. There are other words which could easily be made from the missing ones:
(e.g. FLAK, INKY, INKS, VAIN...).
Thanks for a fun enigma!
I will throw out there what I have at this point.
I think that what has to be done is to find the character matches from one answer to the next and total them up and that is the answer
Is Palm + Pond - Ps
Pemberton 1886 is:
almonds matched to coca-cola is 3
Ohms matched to coca-cola is 1
I am quite certain that is a
Ohms matched to condor is 1
I think the idea with the flower is
condor matched to nectar is 1
that is a bowl of
nectar matched to calamari is 2
I have an idea on this one but need more work...
sord + seal - Ss = ordeal calamari matched to ordeal is 3
that is a picture of a moon named
Ganymede Ganymede matched to ordeal is 2
that is a
Ganymede matched to pail is 1
I am going to say that is
goblets matched to pail is 1
lion from animated movie
working on the name...Scar according to others.
Scar matched to goblets is 0
I was just informed by my step mother that a Maori woman is called a wahine. turns out that she knows because she has some ancestry in that direction... Wahine matched to Scar is 1
total so far is
16 You caught 16