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Wordy Wednesday 40: Pent Words 8

WORDY WEDNESDAY #38
CHESS WORDS (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 **
Brian Michalowski **
Bryce Herdt **
Christian H.P. *
Edderiofer He *
Giovanni Pagano *
Izak Bulten **
Jack Bross **
Jack Lance **
James McGowan **
John Bulten **
Lewis Chen **
M. Sean Molley **
Mark Tilford **
Peter Abide **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin
Tim Harrod **
Walker Anderson *
Note: Sam Levitin apparently solved this puzzle the day it was posted, but sent it to the wrong person, forwarding it to me 43 minutes after this post went up. I've decided to award Sam with 0-star completion of the puzzle as a result, recognizing that he probably solved the puzzle before the solution went up, but I can't prove it with 100% certainty,

WORDY WEDNESDAY #39
DIVIDED INTO 64 SQUARES 2 (hint)
10 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. Good luck, solvers!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #40
PENT WORDS 8
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 Card game in which 2's and Jokers are wild / Corn on the ____
2 Big name in aircraft / Give a score from one to five stars, say
3 Coyote ____ (2000 film) / King's ____ (large amount of money)
4 2002 role for Sarah Michelle Gellar / Captain of the Pequod
5 Patch of grass on a golf course / Structure built out of snow, perhaps
6 Org. founded by George Williams in 1844 / Stuff in a sewing machine
7 Actress Hunt / Completely wreck
8 Bookie's numbers / Bothering
9 Sucks the life out of / Stupid, clumsy person
10 Stringed instrument of ancient Greece / He lets you know when you're safe

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* ____ change (small amount of money)
* Actor Sean of The Goonies
* Number of corners on a cube
* Typographical symbol
* Hearts ____ (90's CBS sitcom)
* GSN game show where contestants guessed five-letter words
* Item in a squirrel's stash
* John who's the second half of a musical duo
* Long, narrow boat
* Used crosshairs
* John of tractor fame
* ____ hold 'em (poker variant with four-card hands)
* Outspoken
* It may be imperfect
* Fulfill, as a wish
* You might donate it to a bank
* Lasso
* ____ Motel (A&E drama series)

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