Have a Ball
Answer: ASSOCIATIONFOOTBALL
Laura Yao

Answers for this puzzle:


The title and flavortext clues that you need to find the answers that can be followed by the word ball such as BASKETball or MEATball.

From the flavortext, we also get that the mechanic is changing one letter to get from the word clued by each line in the puzzle to one of the answer words.

Clue Word Answer Letter Extracted
Fish BASS BASE S
Projectile ROCKET RACKET O
Fold CREASE GREASE C
Coffin CASKET BASKET C
Join MEET MEAT E
Direction RIGHT EIGHT R
Dizzy FAINT PAINT F
Joke PUN PIN U
Folder FILE FIRE L
Attic LOFT SOFT L
Under NETHER TETHER N
Rift VALLEY VOLLEY A
Chew MUNCH PUNCH M
Tree BEECH BEACH E

Reading these extracted letters in order gives us SOCCERFULLNAME. This clues the actual answer to the puzzle: ASSOCIATIONFOOTBALL.


Author's Notes

I wanted to make an easy puzzle because of all the feeders there are in this hunt and I thought this would be a pretty approachable and nice way to make a puzzle relevant to this answer. I'm not the happiest about the RACKET-ROCKET clue but racketball does exist in England and is apparently similar to Squash.