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Wordy Wednesday 18: That Crossword Has Words On It

WORDY WEDNESDAY #16
BONZA 2 (answer)
It's been two weeks, so time to unveil the answer to this puzzle. If you still wish to solve it yourself, please go here for the normal version of the puzzle, or here for the easier version of the puzzle. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Cheryl Chan **
Christian H.P. **
Giovanni Pagano *
Jack Bross *
James McGowan *
Jeremy Conner **
John Bulten **
Mark Tilford **
Paul Melamud **
Sam Levitin *
Tim Harrod **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #17
DOUBLE HELTER SKELTER (hint)
14 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version. Maybe knowing which clue goes to which grid will make things easier. Send your solutions to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com within the next week to appear on the solvers list and be recognized for your puzzle prowess. Good luck, solvers!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #18
THAT CROSSWORD HAS WORDS ON IT
Making crosswords with Crossfire is totally awesome! I used a cheat called “Print Screen” to get around the inability to save, but if you think I should make plain ol' crosswords more often (or maybe try my hand at a meta crossword?), donating a $50 copy of this software would allow me to be less guilt-ridden and get additional features. You would get my eternal thanks for it, too, which is nice.

For your answer to this puzzle, submit the long unclued entries above.

3 LETTERS: Masquerade; ____ grecque; ____ and a leg; "Air ____"; Certain irregular past-tense verb; Lacking brightness; Record movie dialogue, perhaps; Freudian word; Australian bird; Dead ___; Fraction of a joule; Medium strength?; "The ____ Side"; XV/V; Rage; Speed abbr.; One way to make pictures of inside the body; Bite; "___ Always Right"; One with whom you might interact in an RPG; Frequently, poetically; Nocturnal hunter; Mouse ___; Golf term; Knock; ___ race; Flokati ___; Droop; Sailor; Piece of advice; Thurman of "Pulp Fiction"; Periods of 12 mos.

4 LETTERS: Diarist Frank; ____ and crafts; "Pilot" or "graph" prefix; Jimmy of country music and sausage; They might be full of wax; Back on Kickstarter, for example; Departed; Clue; ____ of plenty; "Aladdin" parrot; ____ Maiden; ____ Bryant; Go on a tirade; Baby back ____; Web destination; Short-sleeved shirts

5 LETTERS: Amounts owed; Like Will Ferrell's character in a certain holiday movie; State bordering Washington and Montana; Tier; More unusual; Deal with pesky shoelaces, perhaps; Upset; "____ & Martin's Laugh-In"; Closes, as an envelope; Shoe parts; Dentists look at them; "Sir", to Isaac Newton

6 LETTERS: Jane Jetson's husband; Muppet creator Jim; Like a bachelor; There are five Platonic ones

7 LETTERS: Sticks together, as bricks; In a highly crowded manner; Perfect example; Venice sighting; British efforts?; Manufacture; Unwinding; 154 Shakespeare poems

Wordy Wednesday 17: Double Helter Skelter

WORDY WEDNESDAY #15
PENT WORDS 3 (answer)
It's been two weeks, so time to unveil the answer to this puzzle. If you still wish to solve it yourself, please go here for the normal version of the puzzle, or here for the easier version of the puzzle. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Cheryl Chan **
Christian H.P. **
Giovanni Pagano **
Izak Bulten *
Jack Bross **
Jeremy Conner **
John Bulten **
Mark Tilford **
Paul Melamud **
Tim Harrod **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #16
BONZA 2 (hint)
9 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version with a grid to help you out. Send your solutions to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com within the next week to appear on the solvers list and be recognized for your puzzle prowess. Good luck, solvers!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #17
DOUBLE HELTER SKELTER
Every answer starts at the indicated number, and then moves in the direction of the next number (but may or may not stop there). The direction of the last answer is to be determined by the solver. You must also determine which clue corresponds to which grid.

Rearrange the letters in the shaded spaces to get a single word that is the final answer.

1. Donuts, mathematically / Prop for Picasso
2. Decay / “Thpeech” impediment
3. Caption on a photograph of an owl on the Internet: 2 wds. / March 14, to some: 2 wds.
4. Little ____ (Ursa Minor) / “The Wonder ____” (series starring Fred Savage)
5. Opponent of music piracy: abbr. / You might spend them in Moscow
6. Crime in which one might use accelerant / “____: Shock and Terror” (movie with a cult following where characters fend off flocks of avian attackers)
7. Certain evergreen / Drink brand owned by PepsiCo
8. Express strong disapproval of / Santa Claus feature
9. Abundant possessions / His first name is Mehmet: 2 wds.
10. Breast / Sweet German bread
11. Fey of “30 Rock” / Xbox peripheral that uses a camera to track the player's movement
12. Honeybee's quarry / You might use cream to get rid of it
13. “____ Farm” (Orwell novel) / It can be found on a table
14. Hand-to-hand fight / Ones who are not telling the truth
15. Dutch cheese / Old artifact
16. Edge / “Good to the last ____” (Maxwell House slogan)
17. Gold-medalist swimmer Mark / Resistance units
18. Emulate water going down a drain / One spinning a baton
19. Rural / Synagogue superior
20. Movie with the fictional tire brand Lightyear / Ovine utterance
21. Obsolete / ____ of return
22. It might be in PDF format: hyph. / Surrounded by
23. Buck, for example / Fairy king
24. Back of the neck / Line segments connecting the centers of circles to their circumferences
25. Don ____ (“Much Ado About Nothing” character) / George Harrison's autobiography: 3 wds.

Wordy Wednesday 16: Bonza 2

WORDY WEDNESDAY #14
OUY AEHV GOT OT BE DDGIIKN EM (answer)
It's been two weeks, so time to unveil the answer to this puzzle. If you still wish to solve it yourself, please go here for the normal version of the puzzle, or here for the easier version of the puzzle. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Cheryl Chan *
Christian H.P. **
Giovanni Pagano  **
Jack Bross **
Jack Lance **
Jeremy Conner **
John Bulten **
Mark Tilford **
Michael Madsen **
Mike Sylvia **
Randy Rogers **
Sam Levitin **
Tim Harrod **


The second prize package goes to: Jack Bross! Congratulations!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #15
PENT WORDS 3 (hint)
11 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version. As with previous Pent Words offerings, the grid is divided into pentominoes for you, allowing you to focus on the words. Send your solutions to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com within the next week to appear on the solvers list and be recognized for your puzzle prowess. Good luck, solvers!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #16
BONZA 2
Inspired by the smartphone app Bonza, which includes my puzzles. Assemble the pieces above to form a crossword with 26 entries. Two entries should cross each other, but can't because they have no letters in common; another two entries should cross each other, but don't do so in spite of having letters in common. Send in all four of these entries as your answer.

Wordy Wednesday 15: Pent Words 3

WORDY WEDNESDAY #13
DIVIDED INTO 64 SQUARES (answer)
It's been two weeks, so time to unveil the answer to this puzzle. If you still wish to solve it yourself, please go here for the normal version of the puzzle, or here for the easier version of the puzzle. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Cheryl Chan **
Christian H.P. **
Giovanni Pagano *
Jack Bross **
Jeremy Conner **
John Bulten *
Mark Tilford **
Paul Melamud **
Randy Rogers *
Sam Levitin *
Tim Harrod **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #14
OUY AEHV GOT OT BE DDGIIKN EM (hint)
An astonishing 14 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version. Send your solutions to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com within the next week to appear on the solvers list and be recognized for your puzzle prowess. Don't forget: it's a contest! Speaking of which, the winner of the first prize package is: Sam Levitin! All the other solvers in the past week, plus all the solvers from this week, will be eligible to win the second prize package. Good luck, solvers!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #15
PENT WORDS 3
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 above, 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 Dolts / Dome-shaped domicile
2 Midsection / Clean up a haircut, perhaps
3 Observes Lent / Certain scavenger
4 She performed a duet with Elton John: 2 wds. / Shark feature
5 Uncle in a Disney movie / Short and to the point
6 Require / Maverick's locale
7 One to whom an Aussie might say "g'day" / Dennis the ____
8 Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel / A Great Lake
9 ____ race / Certain kitchen implement
10 Like someone who drank too much coffee, perhaps / Anatoly Karpov's area of expertise

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Phone ____
* "____ in the Bank" (John Anderson song)
* Broadcast
* Completely stupid
* Rectal injection
* First name of the "Foundation" trilogy's author
* Comes up
* Slides like an out-of-control car
* 2006 Sacha Baron Cohen character
* Word that might start some questions
* Mention, with "to"
* Searches for
* Small rodent
* Basketballer Iverson
* Muslim mendicant
* Melancholy
* Part of a cow's body
* Base of the Babylonian number system

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