CiSRA Puzzle Competition 2009 - Solutions
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The puzzle is called Frownies but there are some smiley faces in the mix, so perhaps they don't belong? If you remove the smileys you are left with this:
Removing all the smiley faces produces the letters THE in the top-left corner! Perhaps each symbol can be removed to reveal a word?
Adding back the smiley faces and then removing each other type of face in turn reveals the following:
The letters revealed in each case form six words that can be arranged to make a reasonable clue:
THE BOY WHO WONT GROW UP
This is a reference to PETER PAN, who is the answer.