Answer: BLUE FINCH
Each clue is a rough paraphrase of the lyrics to a Beatles song, with the clues given in alphabetical order of song.
|Clue Letter||Lyric Letter||Index Number||Clues||Song Lyric||Title of song|
|s||l||10||Syllables spray like springtime showers into a disposable chalice||Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup||Across the Universe|
|B||o||2||I beseech you to return your finger ornament in exchange for your liberty to leave with another man||You give back your ring to me, and I will set you free. Go with him||Anna*|
|o||o||2||You stash your cash in a bag in a location with stags and crustaceans||You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside a zoo||Baby You’re a Rich Man|
|w||k||9||I pass out when seeing the women in a country of recent political turmoil||Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out||Back in the USSR|
|l||a||2||Flutter with your damaged limbs||Take these broken wings and learn to fly||Blackbird|
|t||t||6||He went out hunting Shere Khan with Dumbo and a firearm||He went out tiger hunting with his elephant and gun||Continuing story of Bungalow Bill, (The)|
|L||t||16||Will you join in a pleasurable activity my darling common sense||Dear Prudence, won’t you come out to play?||Dear Prudence*|
|U||s||17||You make me very befuddled McGuire with all that stones and whirling||You make me dizzy miss Lizzy, the way you rock and roll||Dizzy Miss Lizzy*|
|h||h||23||But it begins when I have a chauffeur||But I’ve found a driver and that’s a start||Drive My Car|
|E||i||5||She fetched a countenance from the container at the entrance||Wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door||Eleanor Rigby*|
|e||r||4||Other than Curious George and myself, the rest of the world doesn’t always share||Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and my monkey||Everyone’s Got Something to Hide Excpet Me and My Monkey|
|y||t||19||To keep myself from daydreaming, I’m patching a leak||I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in, and stops my mind from wandering||Fixing a Hole|
|d||s||9||The tusked marine mammal was an apostle||The walrus was Paul||Glass Onion|
|o||i||5||Lack of grief is a not cool 9 millimeter||Happiness is a warm gun||Happiness is a Warm Gun|
|s||n||Sodium x11||na na na na na na naaaaa! na na na naaaa!||Hey Jude|
|F||c||12||Singer known for “Music”, but with little kids||Lady Madonna, children at your feet||Lady Madonna*|
|e||e||6||And when the downtrodden citizens of our planet come to terms||And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree||Let it Be|
|I||n||4||Available to grab some English breakfast with me?||When are you free to take some tea with me?||Lovely Rita*|
|N||e||8||With greens that are citrusy and air that is jelly-like||With tangerine trees and marmalade skies||Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds*|
|e||x||3||The Scottish mathematical physicist and American inventor is in the department to prevent illness||Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine||Maxwell’s Silver Hammer|
|i||t||10||Cruel condiment-colored Col. character from Clue is caught catnapping in the Commons||Mean Mr. Mustard sleeps in the park||Mean Mr. Mustard|
|C||s||6||The vocabulary that I use you can comprehend||I will say the only words I know that you’ll understand||Michelle*|
|n||t||4||Aren’t Scandinavian energy sources great?||Isn’t it good? Norwegian wood||Norwegian Wood|
|t||a||4||West Siberian River Los Angeles Two, West Siberian River Los Angeles something Vinci||Obla di Obla da||Obla di Obla da|
|H||g||7||She’s so hot even though she kind of looks like a dude||She’s so good looking but she looks like a man||Polythene Pam*|
|p||e||16||You say you want a spin around the sun||You say you want a revolution||Revolution 1|
|y||i||21||You better escape while you can, my little pretty, and mimic an ostrich too||You better run for your life if you can, little girl, hide your head in the sand little girl||Run For Your Life|
|e||s||8||Will you require and accommodate me when I’m an old Nintendo console?||Will you still need me? Will you still feed me, when I’m 64?||When I’m 64|
|e||o||2||Method of uncreasing your affections||How to unfold your love||While My Guitar Gently Weeps|
|y||n||6||Would you like to hide the salami on the pavement?||Why don’t we do it in the road?||Why Don’t We Do It in the Road|
|i||i||1||I become euphoric with a hand from my buddies||I get high with a little help from my friends||With a Litte Help From My Friends|
|r||t||22||Romance was a simple diversion||Love was such an easy game to play?||Yesterday|
Identify the songs and index into the original song lyrics using the position of the underlined letter. This gives the clue phrase LOOK AT TSHIRT SINCE NEXT STAGE IS ON IT.
The Kickoff t-shirt looks like this:
Using the Kickoff t-shirt, arrange the puzzle pieces into a 12-piece jigsaw puzzle. The phrase SORT BUBBLES W/ LEAGUES is written out.
Identify the 9 letters on the shirt that are touching bubbles, virtually substituting LEAGUES for PUZZLES (letter by letter). Then sort by bubble size to get LADYSONGS (There is also a bubble which can represent the space between LADY SONGS, but it is not necessary to get this).
Return to the puzzle, and identify the 9 songs with female names in the title. Take the underlined letters from the clues in order to get the final answer: BLUEFINCH.