Alice Solves the Puzzle is a 1925 animated short by Walt Disney, released on Febuary the 15th. It is the first of the Alice Comedies to feature Rootleg Pete, who would latter go though various revisions before becoming simply Pete.


Alice is stuck while solving a difficult crossword puzzle when her cat Julius tells her they should go to the beach. They swim in the ocean for a while then dry off and Alice continues her puzzle. Just as she begins, Pete (a collector of rare crossword puzzles who discovers that it is the one he is missing) demands she gives him her puzzle. Alice refuses and smacks him in the face. She then runs into a light house and locks the door. Pete breaks down the door and chases Alice around the light house. Alice screams for help and Julius hears her. He climbs to the top and a fight breaks out. Julius wins the fight by knocking Pete off the light house. Alice then discovers the last phrase in her puzzle, "The End."


Alice - A girl living in an animated world.

Julius - Alice's companion.

Police Dog - Insuring boaters maintain the speed limit.

Rootleg Pete - An eye patch wearing, bearlike villain with a peg leg. Rootleg Pete is a collector of rare crossword puzzles.

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