The puzzle plays out like a regular game of Challenge and Contact (not the module), where each successive answer reveals one more letter of the final clue’s answer.
The number of dots between each CONTACT! and CHALLENGE! (or the number of exclamation marks in the last clue) give a number to index into each clue, providing the solution.
|Are you a nutrient-rich maternal connection?||MBILICAL CORD||5||L|
|Are you a vehicle where balance is vital?||ICYCLE||8||E|
|Are you completely intact and devoid of breakage?||AMAGED||4||A|
|Have you returned to the land of the living?||AD||6||D|
|Are you still nascent and need to mature?||DEVELOPED||12||P|
|Do you provide a foundation?||IN||7||I|
|Are you badly compensated for your time and effort?||ID||5||P|
|Are you found beneath many a bridge?||UNDERPASS||4||E|