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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)

Wordy Wednesday 39: Divided Into 64 Squares 2

WORDY WEDNESDAY #37
ANAGRAMMING AND ADDING 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 **
Bo Green *
Brian Michalowski **
Bryce Herdt **
Christian H.P. **
Giovanni Pagano **
Izak Bulten *
Jack Bross **
James McGowan **
John Bulten **
Lewis Chen **
M. Sean Molley **
Mark Tilford **
Peter Abide **
Randy Rogers **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Tim Harrod **
Walker Anderson **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #38
CHESS WORDS (hint)
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. Good luck, solvers!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #39
DIVIDED INTO 64 SQUARES 2
__ __    __ __ __    __ __    __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __    __ __    __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __    __ __
__ __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __    __ __    __ __ __    __ __ __ __    __ __ __ __
__ __ __ __?

Clumsy: g6 c7 g2 b5 b6 c6 h3
Sex symbol: e4 d4 g3 e1 g7 b7 d3 d1 c1
They're unlocked by cops: e5 a1 c3 f6 d7 h5 a6 f5 e7
Japanese grill: e8 f1 f2 f3 e3 a8 c8
Musée du ____ (French tourist attraction): a7 a3 h1 e6 g5 h4
Having no variation in pitch: h2 g4 b3 b8 a2 f8 c2 h7
Arboreal vantage point: h8 b4 d8 b1 a5 d5 g8
____ Grit (1969 Western): a4 f4 f7 c5
Oppressive rule: c4 d6 h6 b2 g1 d2 e2

Wordy Wednesday 38: Chess Words

WORDY WEDNESDAY #36
CHARADAGRAMS (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 **
James McGowan **
John Bulten **
Lewis Chen **
M. Sean Molley **
Mark Tilford **
Peter Abide **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Tim Harrod **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #37
ANAGRAMMING AND ADDING 2 (hint)
17 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 #38
CHESS WORDS
Eight 8-letter words are scrambled on the chessboard. Each chess piece starts on the first letter of one of the words, and can be moved across the board via standard chess moves to spell the rest of the word. Every square is used exactly once. The chess pieces move as follows:
King: one space in any of the eight directions
Rook: any number of spaces in a horizontal or vertical direction
Bishop: any number of spaces in a diagonal direction
Queen: any number of spaces in any of the eight directions
Knight: two spaces in a horizontal or vertical direction and then one space in a perpendicular direction
Arrange the letters in the 8 starred blanks to form the final answer word.
         Queen: K  __ __ __ __ __ __ __          King: M  __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                d1             **                      e1                **  
Queen's Bishop: U  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ King's Bishop: B  __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                c1             **                      f1                **  
Queen's Knight: Q  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ King's Knight: T  __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                b1             **                      g1             **     
  Queen's Rook: S  __ __ __ __ __ __ __   King's Rook: R  __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                a1                **                   h1       **           

Wordy Wednesday 37: Anagramming and Adding 2

WORDY WEDNESDAY #35
PENT WORDS 7 (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:
Bo Green **
Bryce Herdt **
Christian H.P. *
Giovanni Pagano **
Izak Bulten *
Jack Bross **
James McGowan **
Joel Martin **
John Bulten **
M. Sean Molley **
Mark Tilford **
Peter Abide **
Roger Strain **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Tim Harrod **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #36
CHARADAGRAMS (hint)
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. Good luck, solvers!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #37
ANAGRAMMING AND ADDING 2
In this sequel to Adding and Anagramming (which is itself a sequel to Summing and Scrambling), use your anagramming abilities to determine which of the words clued below corresponds to which words in the grid above. As a hint, the clue numbers corresponding to those words sum to 65 in each row and each column. Ultimately, identify the fictional character which is being hinted at by the hidden 25-letter message.
1. Kitchen item
2. Age of ____ (real-time strategy game)
3. Certain marine gastropod
4. Use a baton, perhaps
5. Highly value
6. Exact
7. Encourage people to join the Army, for example
8. Gave new life to
9. Suggest
10. Illicit affair
11. Popular sport in England
12. Subwoofer, for one
13. Auction items
14. Thorny shrub
15. Honda minivan
16. Criminal
17. County seat of Sedgwick County in Kansas
18. Plain
19. Allegiance
20. Draw
21. Howie Mandel was born in its capital
22. Carson's announcer
23. Loose
24. Gods
25. Places for boarding animals

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