Wordy Wednesday 75: Pent Words 15

WORDY WEDNESDAY #73
ANACROSSWORD 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:
Christian H.P. **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Mark Tilford **
Peter Abide **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
David Cohen **
Izak Bulten **
John Bulten *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #74
ANACROSSWORD 4 (hint)
As of this writing, 9 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 #75
PENT WORDS 15
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 below, 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 Whooping ____ / Makes changes to
2 What a deceased person leaves behind / Casual conversation
3 "Rats!" / Country singer and cookbook author Yearwood
4 Hazard / Resurrection Sunday
5 Mystery Machine passenger who's always losing her glasses / A dating site
6 Bat from the Sonic video games / Nothing
7 Necklace part / A magnet has two
8 Charlton of The Ten Commandments / Present
9 Leave / What some pool players do
10 Cable ____ / Military hat

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Very, very obvious
* The volume of one kilogram of water
* Armada
* Many a child's first set of wheels
* They're used to serve salad
* Seiko rival
* Consumed
* Well-known lighter brand
* Seat at a bar
* You ____ to Be in Pictures (1940 short film combining live-action and animation)
* Dog whisperer Millan
* "Engineered to ____" (Quicken Loans slogan)
* Treasure container, often
* "All joking ____. . ."
* Last-____ effort
* Certain gastropods
* One option for cancer patients
* Crematory's output

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What company is associated with Bibendum?

Until next time, yappy solving!

2 comments

Pavel said...

Nice! This is the first Pent Words puzzle I've ever done. It reminds me of Some Assembly Required, but more open-ended and ambiguous while solving. Very cute idea!

I got so stuck a few times because I assumed that some squares must share the same pentomino and just couldn't shake that belief long enough to see that it was wrong. Hopefully, I'll do better on the next one I try... :-)

Thanks!

Grant Fikes said...

Pavel: I recommend you try WW30 next. Of the 10 Pent Words puzzles I'd posted at the time I was setting up Patreon, there's a reason why I recommended that one. . . :)

Also, don't neglect to email me your answer to appear on the solvers list. (Starting when I receive your first Patreon payment, you'll also be eligible to have your name appear in red!)

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