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Wordy Wednesday 44: Bonza 4

WORDY WEDNESDAY #42
DIVIDED INTO 64 SQUARES 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 **
Bo Green *
Brian Michalowski **
Bryce Herdt *
Cheryl Chan **
Christian H.P. **
Edderiofer He **
Gavriel Hirsch *
Giovanni Pagano **
Izak Bulten *
Jack Bross **
James McGowan **
John Bulten **
Lewis Chen **
Mark Tilford **
Peter Abide **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Tim Harrod **
Walker Anderson **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #43
BONZA 3 (hint)
8 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!

RYAN FALEY'S OBSCURE PUZZLE BLOG!
I don't want to get in the habit of distracting you with random irrelevant links, but Ryan Faley's most recent puzzle is an impressive crossword construction titled "Block Letters". I hereby order you to check it out and solve it. Go. Now.

I'M A WORLD RECORD HOLDER!
I don't want to get in the habit of distracting you with random irrelevant links, but I have recently placed membership on the RecordSetter website where people submit their own world records (despite the paradoxical reasoning which renders the website completely pointless). I took it upon myself to break the world record for the fastest Othello game, and I now officially hold that record! Expect me to make and break more board game-related records soon. Special thanks to Jeffrey Kight for being a fun presence at the biweekly board game gatherings at PrimeTime Family Entertainment Center (yay, something exciting in Abilene!) and giving me the Othello game for use in this record attempt, and to Erich Friedman for encouraging us mathematically-minded folks to optimize board games. My next goal is to beat the checkers world record of 46.50 seconds; care to beat me to it?

WORDY WEDNESDAY #44
BONZA 4
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Inspired by the smartphone app Bonza, which includes my puzzles. Assemble the pieces above to form a crossword with 17 words. Send in the missing 12-letter word as your final answer.

Wordy Wednesday 43: Bonza 3

WORDY WEDNESDAY #41
SECTION SIX 4 (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 **
Cheryl Chan *
Christian H.P. *
Edderiofer He **
Gavriel Hirsch **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
James McGowan **
John Bulten **
Lewis Chen **
Mark Tilford **
Peter Abide **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Tim Harrod **
Walker Anderson **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #42
DIVIDED INTO 64 SQUARES 3 (hint)
16 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!

RYAN FALEY'S OBSCURE PUZZLE BLOG!
The last time I promoted my fan Ryan Faley's site, he only had one puzzle. Now he has 15, and he's still going strong, with some well-crafted and highly pop-culture-y puzzles for those of you who might be getting bored of my creations. Some of you might remember my puzzle Charadagrams; Ryan Faley has managed to find 13 other Charadagram bases (including yet another two-words-into-one 12-letter answer for his final answer). He's also posted another Pent Words, because I created that, and I have to make myself feel important when other people use my ideas. Give Ryan's blog a visit, and maybe say hello to him! :)

WORDY WEDNESDAY #43
BONZA 3
Inspired by the smartphone app Bonza, which includes my puzzles. Assemble the pieces above to form a crossword with 10 related entries (lengths 2 7, 3 6, 3 8, 4 4, 4 5, 4 8, 5 3, 5 5, 5 5 3, 6 5). Send in the missing 11th entry as your final answer. (I'll accept either of two possible answers.)

Wordy Wednesday 42: Divided Into 64 Squares 3

WORDY WEDNESDAY #40
PENT WORDS 8 (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 **
Bryce Herdt **
Cheryl Chan **
Christian H.P. **
Edderiofer He **
Gavriel Hirsch **
Giovanni Pagano **
Izak Bulten *
Jack Bross **
James McGowan *
John Bulten *
Lewis Chen **
Mark Tilford **
Peter Abide **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Tim Harrod **
Walker Anderson *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #41
SECTION SIX 4 (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 #42
DIVIDED INTO 64 SQUARES 3
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS CHESS PIECE IS NOT SHAPED LIKE A HORSE'S HEAD, AND IT IS THEREFORE NOT A KNIGHT.

__ __ __ __    __ __ __    __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ __ __ __   __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __   

__ __ __ __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __    __ __    __ __ __ __ __    __ __ __ __

__ __ __ __ __    __ __    __ __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __.

What the third little pig's house was made from: e3 h4 c5 d8 c6 b4
Deceitful and untruthful: c2 f5 f2 b6 h7 g8 b5 b7 a4
Larcenous character in old McDonald's commercials: f6 b8 c3 e6 h3 d3 e1 h8 a3 e7
State to Minnesota's immediate south: b1 c7 f8 b2
One competing on Wizard Wars, say: a8 f3 h5 g1 d5 c4 d1 a1
A toddler's age might be measured in these: a2 e8 h6 e5 e4 d2
Convent: c1 g4 f7 h2 g2 c8 a7
Ball-____ hammer: g5 d4 g7 f1
In the near future: f4 d6 g6 h1
Like the feet of an otter or a duck: a5 e2 d7 a6 b3 g3

Wordy Wednesday 41: Section Six 4

WORDY WEDNESDAY #39
DIVIDED INTO 64 SQUARES 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 *
Bryce Herdt **
Cheryl Chan *
Christian H.P. **
Gavriel Hirsch *
Giovanni Pagano **
Izak Bulten *
Jack Bross **
James McGowan **
John Bulten **
Mark Tilford **
Peter Abide **
Ryan Faley *
Sam Levitin **
Walker Anderson *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #40
PENT WORDS 8 (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 #41
SECTION SIX 4
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.
Ring 1
1 Rubber item on a car wheel, to a Brit
2 Country bordering Argentina and Chile
3 Clip wool from
4 Responsibility
5 Chessman restricted to squares of one color
6 Wrote, as a book

Ring 2
* Ground, for example
* You might use these to listen to your iPod
* More massive
* Pirate's treasure
* Card numbered XIII in a tarot deck



Ring 3
* Their home games are in Turner Field
* Large cut of steak: 2 wds.
* They might be accompanied by tails: 2 wds.
* Worshiper of Krishna, perhaps

Ring 4
* Harshness
* Allen of furniture
* Bush

Ring 5
* A Canadian rock band. . .
* . . . and their song about a feud between
   maples and oaks: 2 wds.

Ring 6
* They show you to your seat

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