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Wordy Wednesday 251: Anacrossword 17

WORDY WEDNESDAY #248
PATHFINDER 10 (answer)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #249
FRAMELINKS 9 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #250
PENT WORDS 50 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #251
ANACROSSWORD 17
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron Tyler Hinman. Support me on Patreon at the $5 per month level and solve the monthly Patron Puzzle for a chance to suggest a seed word for a future puzzle, or at the $20 per month level to suggest one seed word every month!
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Popular morning drink
Subject to erratic fluctuations
Contend
The last episode in a TV season, for example
One who pens words for another to take credit for
Programming error in a video game
MC ____ (“U Can’t Touch This” performer)
Grating, as a voice
Nonsense
Part of the eye
Musical word that means “quiet”
Square or triangle, for one
Second person pronoun
____ to Ride (board game with trains)
Long in the ____
You might vanish without one
Website where Trump posted a message about “covfefe”
Italian composer Giuseppe
XC90 maker
Equivocate or flip-flop
Make a high-pitched, plaintive sound

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's an 8-letter word for "Stilton who resides in New Mouse City in children’s books"?

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Wordy Wednesday 249: Framelinks 9 & Wordy Wednesday 250: Pent Words 50

WORDY WEDNESDAY #247
HEX PATHFINDER 15 (answer)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #248
PATHFINDER 10 (hint)
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LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH = DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #249
FRAMELINKS 9
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron M. Sean Molley. Support me on Patreon at the $5 per month level and solve the monthly Patron Puzzle for a chance to suggest a seed word for a future puzzle, or at the $20 per month level to suggest one seed word every month!
Fill in the empty squares in the diagram with the given letters to form words.
Arrange the letters in the shaded squares to form the final answer, an 8-letter word.
AAAAAAAA B CC D EEEEEEEEEEEEEE GGGGG H IIIIIII LL MMMMM NNNNNNNNN OOOOOO RRRRR SSSSS TTTTTTT UUU YY

WORDY WEDNESDAY #250
PENT WORDS 50
In this puzzle, you must divide the grid into pentominoes (regions containing five cells each), and write a letter in each cell. The rows, reading from left to right, will contain the words hinted at by the ACROSS clues. The letters in the pentominoes, in reading order (left to right starting with the top row), will form the words hinted at by the PENTOMINOES clues; these clues are presented in no particular order. (In the example, the rows spell PLANT, SHARE, and BITES, and the pentominoes spell the words PLANS, TREES, and HABIT.) Use the ACROSS answers to determine where the pentominoes are.
ACROSS (two answers per row):
1 Aunt of pancake mix fame / Release one's anger
2 ____ of Africa (1985 film) / ____ Pizza Cats (1990-1991 cartoon)
3 A fox or a table has four / Breastbones
4 Leave out / Bizet opera
5 Yogi who said, "I never said most of the things I said" / Fish-eating mammal in the weasel family
6 A form of tangelo / Clean or celibate
7 Irritate / Tempt
8 ____ Tuned (1992 film) / South Park: Bigger, ____ & Uncut
9 One of 90 in the measure of a right angle / Cheese named after a region in France
10 European automobile race site / A dark shade of blue

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Concur
* A unit of energy
* "I hate to ____ your bubble. . ."
* Last letter of the Greek alphabet
* Deck associated with divination
* Entertain
* Material for some stockings
* Word before "poker" or "search"
* Spooky
* IHOP side offering
* Japanese egg noodles
* Gives off
* The Neon ____ (2016 horror film)
* Secret place to hide things away
* "____ Just Want to Have Fun" (Cyndi Lauper song)
* Brusque
* Storage spot in a house
* Expert

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* On what website did Trump post a message about “covfefe”?
* Patron Puzzle #49, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Snake Crisscross.

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Wordy Wednesday 248: Pathfinder 10

WORDY WEDNESDAY #246
SECTION SIX 24 (answer)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #247
HEX PATHFINDER 15 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #248
PATHFINDER 10
In this puzzle, each answer starts in the correspondingly numbered square, goes in some direction, and makes one or more right-angled turns as it winds through the grid. When you have finished, every letter will be used in exactly two entries.

Rearrange the letters in the shaded spaces to get the final answer, an 8-letter word.
1 Japanese art of growing tiny trees (6)
2 “____ you!” (response to a sneeze) (5)
3 Insect in a Biblical plague (6)
4 Civil War figure George Armstrong ____ (6)
5 Comic strip created by Kevin Fagan (7)
6 Microscopic particles of a substance composed of atoms (9)
7 One who might reject people of lower classes (4)
8 Expert (5)
9 Group of fish (6)
10 Get away from (5)
11 Amazon smart speaker (4)
12 Grouses with feathered feet (10)
13 ____ Movie (Seltzer and Friedberg “comedy”) (4)
14 One October birthstone (4)
15 Cerebral ____ (5)
16 Towards shelter (4)
17 Absolutely love (5)
18 Truce (9)
19 Football coach who said, “Winners never quit and quitters never win” (5 8)
20 Ran out of juice, as a battery (4)
20 Used a rod, perhaps (7)
21 Pine ____ (weasel relative) (6)
22 ____ Joy (candy bar) (6)
23 Former Vice President Walter (7)
24 Direct (5)
24 Word following “nervous” or “digestive” (6)
25 ____ Movie (Seltzer and Friedberg “comedy”) (4)
26 Paper alternative (7)
26 Pierce (9)
27 Unexpected obstacle (4)
28 Cookbook offering (6)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Framelinks!
* What's a 5-letter word for "Word before 'poker' or 'search'"?

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Wordy Wednesday 247: Hex Pathfinder 15

WORDY WEDNESDAY #245
PENT WORDS 49 (answer)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #246
SECTION SIX 24 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #247
HEX PATHFINDER 15
In this puzzle, each answer starts in the correspondingly numbered hexagon and winds through the grid, starting in the indicated direction. When you have finished, every letter will be used in exactly two entries.

Rearrange the letters in the shaded spaces to get the final answer, a 7-letter word.
1W ____ pole (5)
1SE An angry child might throw one (13, 2 wds.)
2E Top’s opposite (6)
3E Genesis garden location (4)
4E Automaton (5)
5W 1998 movie where Jim Carrey’s character discovers his entire life is a TV series (13, 3 wds.)
6SE Truthfulness (8)
7SW Head & Shoulders alternative (8, 2 wds.)
8NE Certain Australian marsupial (6)
9SW Relay race need (5)
10E Forcibly squeezed (in) (10)
11SW Property that prospective buyers can go inside (9, 2 wds.)
12W Give a darn (4)
13SW Sidney of In the Heat of the Night (7)
14SE Dracula portrayer (6)
15NE Nix by simply not signing, as a bill (10, 2 wds.)
16W Chardonnay, for example (4)
16W Croquet need (6)
17SE Welles of Citizen Kane (5)
18NW Drums that come in connected pairs (6)
18E 2017 Emma Watson role (5)
19E Parts of brains or ears (5)
20NE Very overweight (5)
21NE Maritime greeting (4)
21SE Scottish beef cattle breed (5)
22SE Televised (5)
23W Paradox namesake (4)
24E Pastry whose name is French for “lightning” (6)
25NE Place to buy meat (4)
25W Leave (6)
26SE Nasal cavity (5)
27SE Emulates a seamstress (4)
28NE Cores (6)
29W Birthplace of Saint Francis (6)
29W Delegate (6)
30E Stockholm resident (5)
31E Circus prop (7)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What football coach said, “Winners never quit and quitters never win”?

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Wordy Wednesday 246: Section Six 24

WORDY WEDNESDAY #243
FOXGERYPTICS 11 (answer)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #244
TOUCHWORD 8 (answer)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #245
PENT WORDS 49 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #246
SECTION SIX 24
This puzzle's grid has six rings and six sections. Each ring contains a series of words placed end to end, reading either clockwise or counterclockwise; all the words in a given ring will read in the same direction. Ring 1 (the outer ring) contains six answers that read clockwise; the starting spaces are numbered in the grid. Clues for the answers in the remaining rings are given in order, but their starting points and direction are for you to determine. The sections (separated by the heavy lines radiating from the center) will help you place the inner rings: in a given section, each ring segment contains all but one of the letters in the next segment outward. In other words, a section's outermost segment contains six letters; the next segment inward contains five of those six letters in some order; and so on, until only one of the original six letters remains.

Arrange the letters in the six starred spaces to form the final answer, a 6-letter word.
Ring 1
1 Signed the back of, as a check
2 Adjoin
3 Alaska city named after a U.S. Secretary of State
4 Former Fleetwood Mac member Buckingham
5 Mythological figure slain by Artemis
6 Unborn human being

Ring 2
* Put off
* Like some servants
* "But seriously, ____. . ."
* Term for a socially inept person derived from If I Ran the Zoo
* President Woodrow

Ring 3
* Like a pug
* Wheel of ____
* Part of KFC
* Dispatch

Ring 4
* Purge a Facebook relationship
* Potable
* Wear away, as water forming a canyon

Ring 5
* Mercury of Queen
* Danish monetary unit

Ring 6
* Sutherland of 24

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 13-letter, 3-word answer for "1998 movie where Jim Carrey’s character discovers his entire life is a TV series"?
* Patron Puzzle #48, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Pathfinder.

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Wordy Wednesday 245: Pent Words 49

WORDY WEDNESDAY #242
ANACROSSWORD 16 (answer)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #243
FOXGERYPTICS 11 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #244
TOUCHWORD 8 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #245
PENT WORDS 49
In this puzzle, you must divide the grid into pentominoes (regions containing five cells each), and write a letter in each cell. The rows, reading from left to right, will contain the words hinted at by the ACROSS clues. The letters in the pentominoes, in reading order (left to right starting with the top row), will form the words hinted at by the PENTOMINOES clues; these clues are presented in no particular order. (In the example, the rows spell PLANT, SHARE, and BITES, and the pentominoes spell the words PLANS, TREES, and HABIT.) Use the ACROSS answers to determine where the pentominoes are.
ACROSS (two answers per row):
1 Four pecks / A young sheep
2 Produce seller / ____ code
3 Hershey's candy bar similar to Heath / Noted game show host Alex
4 Irish dramatist William Butler ____ / Fragment of broken glass
5 Covered with marinara, for example / Richard of Pretty Woman
6 Onion relative favored by Wario / Emulates XXXTentacion
7 Hockey rink sighting, sometimes / Clamor
8 Guilty, for one / Lucky ____ (breakfast cereal)
9 A type of stitch in knitting / Brown and gray terrier, for short
10 Heavy item that keeps a ship from moving / Elliot of The Mamas & the Papas
   
PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Part of a Santa costume
* Viscous plant secretion
* Before the appointed time
* Musician Dweezil
* A lock of hair
* Steep
* Spiral-shelled mollusk
* Fast
* ____ Malone (1976 film)
* Lasso
* Knight's protective suit
* Word after "brown" or "blood"
* Andean pack animal
* "Fly the friendly ____" (United slogan)
* Ascend
* Killer whales
* Minimize the rest of, as one's bets
* Wallaby voiced by Carlos Alazraqui

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "Sutherland of 24"?

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Wordy Wednesday 243: Foxgeryptics 11 & Wordy Wednesday 244: Touchword 8

WORDY WEDNESDAY #241
CODEWORDS 7 (answer)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #242
ANACROSSWORD 16 (hint)
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LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH = DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #243
FOXGERYPTICS 11
Insert a single letter in each space of each grid so that each grid's five rows and five columns spells a word from left to right or top to bottom (including the letters outside the grid).

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to form the final answer, an eight-letter word.

WORDY WEDNESDAY #244
TOUCHWORD 8
In a crossword, words cross each other; in this puzzle, they merely touch. More specifically, every letter shares an edge with at least one identical letter either immediately above or immediately below. The top and bottom rows are considered adjacent. (You can think of it as a diagramless, cylindrical Share-A-Letter puzzle.)

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to form the final answer, an 8-letter word.
1 Common sandwich dressing, in brief / Where a traitor might throw you: 3 wds.
2 ____ Billionaires (TV series about the Dowden family) / Paradise / Greek city featured in myths
3 Stump / Kidney-related / Former significant others
4 Vulgarly unfashionable, to a Brit / At a very slow tempo / Zorba’s first name in Zorba the Greek
5 Bellybutton / A noble gas / Uncanny
6 Original / Fur source related to the weasel / One ____ Hill
7 Curly-haired dogs / Medieval musical entertainer
8 Cattle ____ / 2008 Jim Carrey flick: 2 wds. / Buy time
9 Substitute / Religion whose pillars include pilgrimage to Mecca / Rome’s country
10 Tailless cat / Country singer Vince / In a congenial manner
11 Supervise / Andean pack animal / Aid a criminal
12 Veranda / Jazz singer Fitzgerald / ____ hound
13 ____ Come Home (1943 film) / Nonchalant / The 19th Syrian President
14 Not more / The ____ Patient (1996 movie) / ____ to Perdition (2002 movie)
15 One not to shoot, perhaps / Burial garment

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "____ Malone (1976 film)"?
* Patron Puzzle #47, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Vocabulary Fun Pack.

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Wordy Wednesday 242: Anacrossword 16

WORDY WEDNESDAY #240
PENT WORDS 48 (answer)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #241
CODEWORDS 7 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #242
ANACROSSWORD 16
[Author's note: I warned you last week this one was difficult. I'm truly sorry, and I promise I'll do better next time.]
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Note: The symbol † indicates headlines from the Christian satirical news site The Babylon Bee.
† “Man Casually Mentions He Chose Jesus, ____ Pops Out Of Nowhere To Argue With Him”
Board game with rooks
Oliver Twist character described as a receiver of stolen goods
Inconsequential filler
The ____ Show (amateur talent show where celebrity judges can bang a large instrument to end a particularly bad act)
Beyond ugly
Pagan
Marge’s husband
† “9 Things You Can Give Up For ____ With Minimal Effort”
† “Report: Guy Who Says He Hates To Be ‘That Guy’ Actually ____ To Be ‘That Guy’”
Hall’s partner
Sign of things to come
Hitchcock classic referenced in Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”: 2 wds.
† “6 Secular ____ You Should Add To Your Worship Set This Very Sunday”
In the near future
Posture
† “Man Stacks Chairs After Church Service Like ____ Champion”
Large striped feline
One abstaining from milk, eggs, and meat
A terrible thing to mind, according to an aphorism
What a deceased married man might leave behind

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Foxgeryptics!
* What is Zorba’s first name in Zorba the Greek?

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Wordy Wednesday 241: Codewords 7

WORDY WEDNESDAY #238
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 6 (answer)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #239
FRAMELINKS 8 (answer)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #240
PENT WORDS 48 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #241
CODEWORDS 7
In the crossword puzzle above, every letter is represented by an integer from 1 through 26. You must decipher the code to reveal the words.

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to spell the final answer, an eight-letter word.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A puzzle for whose difficulty I apologize in advance. . . .
* Patron Puzzle #46, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($1 or more per month), is a Framelinks.

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Wordy Wednesday 240: Pent Words 48

WORDY WEDNESDAY #237
ANACROSSWORD 16 (answer)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #238
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 6 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #239
FRAMELINKS 8 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #240
PENT WORDS 48
In this puzzle, you must divide the grid into pentominoes (regions containing five cells each), and write a letter in each cell. The rows, reading from left to right, will contain the words hinted at by the ACROSS clues. The letters in the pentominoes, in reading order (left to right starting with the top row), will form the words hinted at by the PENTOMINOES clues; these clues are presented in no particular order. (In the example, the rows spell PLANT, SHARE, and BITES, and the pentominoes spell the words PLANS, TREES, and HABIT.) Use the ACROSS answers to determine where the pentominoes are.
ACROSS (two answers per row):
1 Reprehensible person / The long ____ of the law
2 Mark and Shania, for two / An auction website
3 Dawkins who coined the word "meme" / Lennon's widow
4 Prod / A contestant on The Voice, for example
5 ____ Meets World (1993-2000 sitcom) / Steered
6 Items for providing victuals to wild animals / Sob
7 ____ of Man / VCR button
8 Bird of prey / Foodstuff that can be white, brown, or fried
9 Annihilate / Play it by ____
10 Large books / Resource
   
PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Herb related to the carrot
* Some lagomorphs
* Plateau relatives
* Placed in a heap
* ^
* Actress Greta of Anna Karenina (1935)
* Gold brick
* Mistake
* In great poverty
* Not last
* Jumped
* Certain woodwinds
* ____ on a True Story (2017 Roman Polanski film)
* Make a mistake, with "up"
* Comic ____
* The player's role in SimCity
* Like a film not produced by a big studio
* First word of many a phone conversation

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Codewords!

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Wordy Wednesday 238: Fill-In Crossword 6 & Wordy Wednesday 239: Framelinks 8

WORDY WEDNESDAY #236
SECTION SIX 23 (answer)
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Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #237
ANACROSSWORD 16 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #238
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 6
The answers in the crossword below are clued alphabetically by length; you must figure out where they belong. The unclued shaded entries will spell a clue to the final answer.
3 LETTERS
Be a thespian
Vehicle for getting to school
Not many
What PETA would prefer you not wear
A common sandwich meat
Formerly known as
Not old
Uncooked
Singer-songwriter Nugent
____ Story (1995 film)

4 LETTERS
Rusie of baseball
A beauty brand
“____ It” (Michael Jackson song)
A craps bet
Emanate
Erin of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Notice
Norse creator god
Kitchen item
____ and file
Steals from
Hot tubs
Whole step, in music
Small child
Use a computer keyboard
Alcoholic beverage made from grapes

5 LETTERS
Circe’s niece in Greek myth
Be a sponge
Popular salad dressing
Place to get your hair done
Bundle of grain stalks
Emulate a pig, perhaps
“When the going gets ____. . .”
Oleff of Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

6 LETTERS
Exploited
Simultaneously: 2 wds.
Sport for the Minnesota Wild
A citrus fruit
Read something aloud
Word before “engineering” or “networking”

WORDY WEDNESDAY #239
FRAMELINKS 8
Fill in the empty squares in the diagram with the given letters to form words.
Arrange the letters in the shaded squares to form the final answer, an 8-letter word.
AAAAAAAAAAA BBBB C DDDDDDD EEEEEEE GG HH IIIII LLLLL M NNNN O PP RRRRRRRRRRRR SSSSS TTT U VV Y

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Actress Greta of Anna Karenina (1935)"?
* Patron Puzzle #45, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Quote Puzzle Meta Pack.

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Wordy Wednesday 237: Anacrossword 16

WORDY WEDNESDAY #235
PENT WORDS 47 (answer)
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Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #236
SECTION SIX 23 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #237
ANACROSSWORD 16
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92
Self-evident truth
July 4 and December 25, for two
Difficult choice between undesirable options
Dye used in temporary tattoos
Villain’s opponent
____ and yon
As an inevitable result: 2 wds.
Narrow land strip connecting two larger land areas
The woodchuck, for one
Require
Like Vikings
British spelling of a certain shade of yellow
Extremely wise person
Food wrap trademark
Dark gas mixture in big cities
Fabric sample
Splenda, for example
Bird with an arctic variety
Tolstoy work on which Charlie Brown has to write a book report in Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!: 3 wds.
____ of Fortune

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "Sport for the Minnesota Wild"?
* A Framelinks!

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Wordy Wednesday 236: Section Six 23

WORDY WEDNESDAY #234
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 4 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Tyler Hinman **
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Bryce Herdt **
Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #235
PENT WORDS 47 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #236
SECTION SIX 23
This puzzle's grid has six rings and six sections. Each ring contains a series of words placed end to end, reading either clockwise or counterclockwise; all the words in a given ring will read in the same direction. Ring 1 (the outer ring) contains six answers that read clockwise; the starting spaces are numbered in the grid. Clues for the answers in the remaining rings are given in order, but their starting points and direction are for you to determine. The sections (separated by the heavy lines radiating from the center) will help you place the inner rings: in a given section, each ring segment contains all but one of the letters in the next segment outward. In other words, a section's outermost segment contains six letters; the next segment inward contains five of those six letters in some order; and so on, until only one of the original six letters remains.

Arrange the letters in the six starred spaces to form the final answer, a 6-letter word.
Ring 1
1 "A ____ by any other name. . ."
2 Mutual ill will
3 Capacity to make one's own decisions
4 Granger of the Harry Potter books
5 Was generous
6 Tremendous appetite

Ring 2
* Trader
* Oman's western neigbor
* Microsoft : Cortana :: Apple : ____
* Interval between the low and hi "do" in a musical scale
* Hair regrowth brand

Ring 3
* Helical pasta
* As ____ on TV
* Goodyear offering, to a Brit
* Texas town in a Doobie Brothers song: 2 wds.

Ring 4
* Lung or kidney, for one
* Capital of the least populous U.S. state
* Grocery ____

Ring 5
* Popular salad dressing
* Ugly thing

Ring 6
* Actor Jim of The Number 23

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* On which Tolstoy work does Charlie Brown have to write a book report in Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!?

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Wordy Wednesday 235: Pent Words 47

WORDY WEDNESDAY #232
PATHFINDER 9 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Bryce Herdt **
Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #233
HEX PATHFINDER 14 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
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Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #234
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 4 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #235
PENT WORDS 47
In this puzzle, you must divide the grid into pentominoes (regions containing five cells each), and write a letter in each cell. The rows, reading from left to right, will contain the words hinted at by the ACROSS clues. The letters in the pentominoes, in reading order (left to right starting with the top row), will form the words hinted at by the PENTOMINOES clues; these clues are presented in no particular order. (In the example, the rows spell PLANT, SHARE, and BITES, and the pentominoes spell the words PLANS, TREES, and HABIT.) Use the ACROSS answers to determine where the pentominoes are.
ACROSS (two answers per row):
1 Hertz rival / iPad, for one
2 Croft of the Tomb Raider games / Narrate, as a story
3 Fabric made from the Angora goat's fur / "Once ____ a time. . ."
4 In a state of complete disorder / Little
5 "____ New Yorker" (Odyssey song) / Super Mario ____ (1992 racing game)
6 One parking cars for hotel guests / A type of tissue in vascular plants
7 ____ the bottom of the barrel / Place to learn karate
8 Vessel for keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold / Pizza ____ (restaurant chain)
9 Robin Hood's forte / Bitter alcoholic drink
10 Environment / Ooze

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Hertz rival
* A version of Windows
* Sailor's way of saying, "Stop!"
* Move in a leisurely, aimless manner
* Mint ____
* Core belief
* Emulate a goat
* Hawaiian greeting
* Gradually become narrower
* Dramatically express feelings
* Gregorian ____
* Word preceding "dog" or "pepper"
* Print on the other side of paper, for example
* Less common
* Irritated
* Port-au-Prince's country
* Mighty Morphin ____ Rangers
* Edmonton athlete

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's an 8-letter word for "Granger of the Harry Potter books"?
* Patron Puzzle #44, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($1 or more per month), is a pair of Codewords.

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Wordy Wednesday 234: Snake Crisscross 4

WORDY WEDNESDAY #231
SIMPLY FILL IN THE BLANKS (answer)
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Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Pavel Curtis **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Lynn S. **
Michael Tang **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #232
PATHFINDER 9 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #233
HEX PATHFINDER 14 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #234
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 4
This puzzle's crisscross grid contains entries which read across and down as normal; these words are defined in alphabetical order by length under the heading “Crisscross Words.” The grid also contains a number of “snakes”: areas which follow a single clear path. Each of these snakes contains an entry which snakes from one end of the path to the other. These entries are defined under the heading “Snake Words”, and are also clued in alphabetical order by length. You must determine how the grid is divided into snakes; no two snakes overlap.

Arrange the letters in the highlighted cells to form the final answer, an 8-letter word.
CRISSCROSS WORDS
3 LETTERS
Donkey relative
Victoria’s Secret purchase
A type of hat
A Greek letter
A period of time
"Rumor ____ it. . ."
____ Abner (comic strip)
A Greek letter
Knight’s title
Mineral spring
“____ the Force, Luke”
A sect of Buddhism
4 LETTERS
Shameless boldness
Item to bang in T. Rex’s “Get It On”
Like some reports
Killer whale
Exit ____
Christian apologist Zacharias or sitarist Shankar
Comedian Foxx
Small round item at a wedding
With the 8-letter Snake Word and a hyphen, like the banner in the U.S. national anthem
Narrate
Ripped apart
5 LETTERS
DNA and RNA sequences
There are 18 in a golf course
Scorch
Valve’s digital distribution platform
6 LETTERS
Fished with a hook
Fantastic find at an oil rig
Make tidy
Marsupial known for playing dead
Ornate art style of 18th century Europe
7 LETTERS
Resting spots in birdcages
10 LETTERS
Commit oneself again
Nighttime condition caused by an obstructed airway: 2 wds.
12 LETTERS
Famous Christian hymn: 2 wds.

SNAKE WORDS
5 LETTERS
Entertain
Frolic
Jeweler’s unit
Arpad Elo's game
Rebuke
____ reef
Actor Nemec of Parker Lewis Can't Lose
Consumed
Excessive eagerness to act
____ Transylvania (2012 film)
Type of camera lens used for extreme close-ups of small objects
A sheriff’s group of assistants
Ascended
6 LETTERS
Creed of the Rocky films
Shamelessly bold
Popular holiday potable
Canyon relative
Choir member, for one
7 LETTERS
Provided food for a party
Sea of ____ (site of many New Testament miracles)
Emulated a church or theater employee
8 LETTERS
[See the ninth 4-letter Crisscross Word]

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Mighty Morphin ____ Rangers"?

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Wordy Wednesday 232: Pathfinder 9 & Wordy Wednesday 233: Hex Pathfinder 14

WORDY WEDNESDAY #230
PENT WORDS 46 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Jason Boomer **
Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #231
SIMPLY FILL IN THE BLANKS (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #232
PATHFINDER 9
In this puzzle, each answer starts in the correspondingly numbered square, goes in some direction, and makes one or more right-angled turns as it winds through the grid. When you have finished, every letter will be used in exactly two entries.

Rearrange the letters in the shaded spaces to get the final answer, an 8-letter word.
1 Hopelessly losing, as a boxer (2 3 5)
2 Least quiet (8)
3 Excessive adulation of a person (4 7)
4 Certain herons (6)
5 Twist, as a wet towel (5)
6 Welles of Citizen Kane (5)
7 Keith whose style was inspired by graffiti (6)
8 Magic: The Gathering resource (4)
8 “____ and Servant” (Depeche Mode song) (6)
9 Birthplace of Saint Francis (6)
10 Famous American frontierswoman (8 4)
11 Street preacher’s task (13)
12 Part of a solitaire card game layout (7)
13 Play boisterously (4)
14 Place for the care of children with no parents (9)
15 Quagmire (6)
16 Record one’s arrival at a hotel, for example (4 2)
17 Celebrity (7)
18 Darwin’s country (9)
19 Last book of the Old Testament (7)
20 Former late night host Jay (4)
21 Mathematician Fano (4)
22 Trademarked name of a heartburn reliever (6)
23 Gold brick (5)
24 Pedicurist’s concern (7)
25 ____ Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (5)
26 Doze off very briefly (6)
27 Liberal ____ (4)

WORDY WEDNESDAY #233
HEX PATHFINDER 14
In this puzzle, each answer starts in the correspondingly numbered hexagon and winds through the grid, starting in the indicated direction. When you have finished, every letter will be used in exactly two entries.

Rearrange the letters in the shaded spaces to get the final answer, a 7-letter word.
1E Person who is overly subservient (8, 2 wds.)
1E Devo song that serves as the theme song for the MTV series Ridiculousness (18, 2 wds.)
2E 2011 film starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess (6, 2 wds.)
3SE State of injury-induced unconsciousness (4)
3SE People engaged in a fight (10)
4NE Proceeding as planned (7, 2 wds.)
5SW 2013-2017 A&E horror series (10, 2 wds.)
6NE Item restraining a leg or arm (7)
7W Inflated rapidly (9)
8E Food for Oliver Twist (5)
9NE Poet and civil rights activist Angelou (4)
10NW From Cardiff, for example (5)
10SW Buffalo Wild ____ (restaurant chain) (5)
11SE Jewelry store item (7)
12W Unit of measure for gold purity (5)
13SW Piece of furniture for a school student (4)
14NE Decays (4)
15NW Small opening in a leaf (5)
16NE Body of water bordering Egypt and Saudi Arabia (6, 2 wds.)
17E Dojo figure (6)
18W Three feet (4)
19SW Rebel Without a Cause star (9, 2 wds.)
20W ____ Assassins (unreleased fighting game where the artwork adorning the fighters’ skins would come to life to perform finishing moves) (6)
21NE ____ Cooks in America (Food Network series) (5)
22NW Brand that cats ask for by name (7, 2 wds.)
23NE Slightly open (4)
24E “Slow down!” (4)
25NE Physically attractive people (7)
26E Recognized (5)
26SW Beyoncé’s surname at birth (7)
27NE “You’re kidding me!” (5, 2 wds.)
28E Large cat found in cold climates (11, 2 wds.)
29SE Saunter (5)
30NW Men’s magazine whose name is a synonym of “epigram” (5)
31NE Used a whistle (4)
32W Former Jeopardy! announcer Don (5)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 4-letter word for "Christian apologist Zacharias or sitarist Shankar"?
* Patron Puzzle #43, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Snake Crisscross.

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Contest: Letterboxes (RESULTS!)

About two weeks ago, I posted my Letterboxes contest to celebrate the 10th anniversary of my blog. Here are the results!

Wordy Wednesday 231: Simply Fill In The Blanks

WORDY WEDNESDAY #229
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 3 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #230
PENT WORDS 46 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #231
SIMPLY FILL IN THE BLANKS
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron Jack Bross. Support me on Patreon at the $5 per month level and solve the monthly Patron Puzzle for a chance to suggest a seed word for a future puzzle, or at the $20 per month level to suggest one seed word every month!
What could be easier?
The answer is a 6-letter word.


COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "____ Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom"?
* What's a 5-letter word for "____ Cooks in America (Food Network series)"?

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Wordy Wednesday 230: Pent Words 46

WORDY WEDNESDAY #227
TOUCHWORD 7 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey *
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten **
Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #228
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 2 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Anthony Bailey *
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten **
Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #229
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 3 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #230
PENT WORDS 46
In this puzzle, you must divide the grid into pentominoes (regions containing five cells each), and write a letter in each cell. The rows, reading from left to right, will contain the words hinted at by the ACROSS clues. The letters in the pentominoes, in reading order (left to right starting with the top row), will form the words hinted at by the PENTOMINOES clues; these clues are presented in no particular order. (In the example, the rows spell PLANT, SHARE, and BITES, and the pentominoes spell the words PLANS, TREES, and HABIT.) Use the ACROSS answers to determine where the pentominoes are.
ACROSS (two answers per row):
1 Actress Anderson of Baywatch / Bandleader Roger Wolfe ____
2 Possess / Anticipate
3 Partner of breakfast / Engage in zealous activism
4 Press / Assessed the flavor of
5 All alternative / ____ fir
6 ____-wracking / One of Haunter's types in the Pokémon games
7 Brother of Luke and Andrew Wilson / Russell of chocolate fame
8 Vigorous / Golfing needs
9 From ____ to stern / Womb
10 Space for playing tennis / Use up

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Use a Brillo Pad
* Penned
* A+, for one
* Ontario and Michigan are two
* Long lock of hair
* Kid
* Becomes oxidized
* Put right
* Portly's father in The Wind in the Willows
* Picture-based word puzzle
* Overturn
* Abraham Maslow proposed a hierarchy of them
* Toward the front
* A magician's apparently free selection that isn't free at all
* Taco ____ (fast food chain that, true to its name, offers "good" Tex-Mex)
* Devices in bakeries
* Mongrels
* Anything, or nothing

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A pretty dumb puzzle. Sorry.
* Patron Puzzle #42, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Mini Puzzle Fun Pack.

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Contest: Letterboxes

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the first post on this blog! Yes, believe it or not, A Cleverly-Titled Logic Puzzle Blog was once a logic puzzle blog, devoted to logic puzzles! To commemorate this occasion, here's a word puzzle that can be solved entirely with logic.

Place the words in the list below such that each reads in a straight line horizontally, vertically, or diagonally starting from one of the yellow highlighted given letters. Each yellow highlighted letter starts at least one listed word.

Not all cells will be filled in by the words; the answer string for this puzzle is the number of unused cells, followed by a colon, then the coordinates of the unused cells, from the top row to the bottom row and going left to right in each row (for example, 3:A4A14E2).
APTITUDE, ARCHIVIST, ASCOT, ASHEN, ASLEEP, BAYOU, BREAD, DEACONESS, DEVOUT, FARAWAY, FORMULA, FUCHSIA, GIZMO, GRADUATE, GREEDY, GURU, INTREPID, ISOTOPE, LAID, LITANY, LOONIE, MELODRAMA, MEMO, MESA, MIGHT, OFFAL, ORDEAL, OTTOMAN, OVERDUE, PATCHWORK, PEDDLE, PEOPLE, PTARMIGAN, RACEHORSE, REAL, SASSY, SATELLITE, SHOWCASE, STONEWALL, SUNFISH, VANILLA, VOLE, WARM, WISDOM, WRAITH

Send your answer to the above puzzle to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com before 11:59 PM Central time on July 20, 2018 to enter the contest. A randomly-selected entrant with the correct answer will win signed copies of the Spring 2015 issue of Will Shortz's Wordplay, the April 2018 and June 2018 issues of Games World of Puzzles, and my book Logic Puzzles 101! Said winner and up to 15 other randomly-selected entrants with the correct answer will win the LiveJournal Logic Pack, a digital packet of 300 logic puzzles that I wrote before starting this blog. Yes, that's up to 16 winners! I will also donate $3 to Child's Play Charity, which outfits children's hospitals and shelters with toys and games, making coping with the circumstances which put them there just a little bit easier, for every winner I have. That means if I have at least 16 entrants, I'll donate $48 to Child's Play Charity! You might want to spread the word to your puzzle-loving friends if you want to help me reach this goal. . . :)

Good luck, and yappy solving!

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