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Season 2 Night 3 Puzzle 3 Hints

Hints:

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Hint 1

Each strip has had a set of letters substituted by symbols, and these letters compose a word (a word that is clued by the content of the comic strip).

Hint 2

The comic name ‘minus’ the word composed of the removed letters should result in a new word, a word that is also clued by the content of the comic strip. As an example, Mary Worth is missing a ‘Flowchart’.

Hint 3

After you have all of the comics’ ‘minus’ words and their resulting short words, you can fill in the list on the second page, and create an additional ‘minus’ word based on indexed letters from those words (based on the symbols)

Hint 4

Once you perform the operation using those the previous words and subtract the indexed word, you should have the name of the last comic strip, featuring ziggy.
You just need to repeat what you’ve been doing all along to get the final answer.

Solution

DRAG

Walkthrough

Mary Worth minus FLOWCHART = MY
The Far Side minus FEATHERS = ID
Doonesbury minus DEMONS = BURY
Peanuts minus REPUBLIC = ANTS
Garfield minus FRIDAY = GEL

$[6]&[4]&[5]#[4]@[2]^[6] = SUBTLY (indexed into previous ‘minus’ words)
MY ID BURY ANTS GEL minus SUBTLY = MID RANGE

MID RANGE minus MINUSES = ‘DRAG’