Half a Notion

3: All that work for this???

Don't worry, the game is just getting started.

3: No doubt about it.

3: The system's gone haywire.

This is why we use surge protectors, kids!

3: I suppose I'll have to fix this myself.

3: This is harder than it looks.

Half a Notion: A puzzle compounded may leave you dumbfounded.

A clue for each blank appears in the lower right corner:

However, as the title, instructions, and 3's comment suggest, something is off...

(If you don't have the game and are playing from home, feel free to jump to "Basically Giving It Away")