mezzacotta Puzzle Competition

Puzzle Hints

1A. Pule

Hint 1

I' just leave thi olution here:" ". ps, you can't s it; I gue it self-destructed!

Hint 2

Consider all the answers in a single string. The second level clue is less cryptic than LOSES.

Hint 3

These cryptic clues reek! But if you peer at them long enough you'll see what's missing and find another clue to solve.