Meta Contest No. 2: "Pet Names" (with Emet Ozar)
Not an April Fool's joke – today's puzzle is another meta contest!
First and foremost, though, it's Emet Ozar's world constructing debut! We've been chatting over the past few weeks, and she is awesome. I'm so stoked to have teamed up with her on this puzzle.
Emet says: "Honored to be a part of this meta puzzle with Matthew! This is my first official puzzle appearance anywhere besides my wife’s bedside table. Matthew has been crucial in helping me sharpen my skills. This puzzle was a blast to make and I learned a ton throughout the whole process. Enjoy the fresh hot cross buns!"
Onto the puzzle. Here's a hint:
The answer to the meta is a cartoon character.
If you crack the meta, congratulations! Drop your info into the Google Form at the bottom of this page (or at the link here) by Sunday, Apr. 11 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a prize.
Pretty similar dealio to last time — two winners will receive a one-year Inkubator subscription (either for yourselves or for someone else, your pick). Two other winners will receive a custom 11x puzzle (or another puzzle idea I have cooking - we'll talk).
TL;DR — Solve this crossword! Submit your meta answer by next Sunday night. Follow Inkubator on Twitter, and share this puzzle while you're there. And welcome Emet to the crossword community! Only great things to come from her.