This round has seven puzzles. Each puzzle leads to an answer, and those seven answers combine to give the Round 1 Metapuzzle answer (and get teams Round 2).
Additionally, each puzzle clues, somehow, a bigram. These spell out TA KE TH ER ED PI LL. Calling in this message resulted in the Acme operator saying "THAT ANSWER IS INCORRECT! [whispering] I must be brief -- this line is tapped. Someone will be in contact with you shortly." Teams were then sent on a runaround in which they met Morpheus and were informed that they were really in the Matrix.
The puzzle answers for this round are: