The answers in this round are:

- AQUAVIT
- WHITE SOX
- OYSTER BAR
- RAINBOW
- DES MOINES
- SEATTLE
- EUROZONE
- AARDVARK
- REDWOODS
- CLAMBAKE
- HISTORY

The alien symbols can be mapped to lowercase letters as follows:

- Ascending letters are represented by the large caret, either with a circle (for b and d), a crossbar (for f and t), or unadorned (for h, k, and l).
- Descending letters are represented by the v-shape, either with a circle (for g, p and q), or unadorned (for j and y).
- Letters that neither ascend not descend are represented by the equals sign, each modified to indicate the symmetry of that letter. A horizontal line for c; a vertical line for v and w; an x (no symmetry) for m, n, and r; a circle of arrows for s and z; and a circle of arrows and two lines for x.
- Vowels are represented by three dots.

The first letters of the 11 answers spell A WORD SEARCH, and indeed, once the answers are translated into their symbols, the grid is a standard word search. The leftover symbols can be mapped to letters to spell FIRST CONTACT LENS.

c C | [hkl] L | [aeiou] OA | [mnr] M | [bd] DB | [aeiou] A | [hkl] K | [aeiou] E | [mnr] R |

[aeiou] E | [ft] F | [jy] Y | [hkl] H | [aeiou] E | [aeiou] I | [mnr] R | [aeiou] E | [aeiou] AE |

[ft] T | [hkl] L | [sz] S | [aeiou] I | [sz] S | [sz] S | [bd] D | [mnr] N | [aeiou] A |

[aeiou] I | [ft] T | [ft] TT | [sz] S | [mnr] M | [vw] W | [aeiou] O | c C | [mnr] R |

[vw] VW | [hkl] H | [aeiou] IE | [ft] TTT | [aeiou] EOO | [sz] SZ | [aeiou] O | x X | [bd] D |

[aeiou] A | [aeiou] O | [mnr] RR | [aeiou] AOO | [aeiou] IIAO | [mnr] N | [bd] B | [aeiou] O | [vw] VW |

[aeiou] U | [mnr] N | [bd] BD | [mnr] RR | [mnr] N | [aeiou] E | [ft] T | [aeiou] A | [aeiou] A |

[gpq] Q | [sz] S | [aeiou] AU | [jy] Y | [aeiou] E | c C | [sz] S | [ft] T | [mnr] R |

[aeiou] A | [aeiou] E | [mnr] R | [hkl] L | [sz] S | [aeiou] E | [mnr] N | [sz] S | [hkl] K |