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Wordy Wednesday 54: Sudokurossword

WORDY WEDNESDAY #52
DECK DYNASTY (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:
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Peter Abide *
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Jack Lance **
John Bulten *
Mark Tilford **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #53
CROSSWORD OF MORE INTEGERS (hint)
10 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here are three letters to get you started. 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 #54
SUDOKUROSSWORD
This puzzle comes in two parts. The first part is a sudoku, which you solve normally (the numbers 1-9 appear once in each row, column, and 3x3 box). Each row has a crossword clue next to it; the shaded cell corresponds to the crossword entry in which that answer belongs. (For example, a 5 means that the answer to that clue belongs in 5-Down in the crossword grid.) If you want to really challenge yourself, you can skip the sudoku entirely and try to fit in the crossword answers without knowing where they're supposed to go, but Ryan Faley wouldn't recommend that, and you won't get an extra star for doing so.

Anagram the highlighted letters in the crossword to obtain the final answer word.
RANDOM UPDATE: AN UN-TALENT CONTEST!
Do you have talent? No? Good! Please consider entering my BoardGameGeek's Not Talent contest on BoardGameGeek and posting a video of your lack of talent. So far, the only entrant is. . . me, with a video of an ambitious card routine that will leave you the exact opposite of speechless. Come on, guys! I want to see more entries! Whether your lack of talent involves singing poorly, dancing terribly, failing at magic, horrible stand-up comedy, or anything that you'd expect to see on America's Got Talent (except done better), I would love to see it. Once (if?) there are other entries, you can give them your thumbs up if you detect talent in them; the entry with the fewest thumbs wins!

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "____ 2000 (short-lived game show with The Creature instead of Bankrupt)"?
* Patron Puzzle #2, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Snake Crisscross, a puzzle type which (as far as I can tell) was invented by my good friend Craig Kasper. Crisscross words read from left to right or top to bottom as you'd expect; snake words read along bendy paths in the grid. Every letter is used in one snake word and one or two crisscross words; there are 85 words in all.

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 53: Crossword of More Integers

WORDY WEDNESDAY #51
CRYPTOGRAM FUN PACK (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 puzzle, or here for hints. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Izak Bulten *
Jack Lance **
John Bulten *
Kou T. **
Mark Tilford **
Neelix *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #52
DECK DYNASTY (hint)
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 #53
CROSSWORD OF MORE INTEGERS
In the crossword puzzle above, every letter is represented by an integer from 1 through 26. You must decipher the code to reveal the words. Once you're done, look for the puzzle's final answer, a nine-letter word (which isn't one of the three nine-letter words in the completed crossword).

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* An adaptation of one of Ryan Faley's ideas!

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 52: Deck Dynasty

WORDY WEDNESDAY #51
CRYPTOGRAM FUN PACK! (hints)
9 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here are some hints. (These hints just might help you be a better cryptogram solver in general.) 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 #52
DECK DYNASTY
 
A. Charles who founded a brokerage firm                 ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                         ♠       ♡   ♣   ♢
2. Wastefully luxurious                                 ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                             ♠   ♢   ♡       ♣
3. Setting for Ang Lee's “Eat Drink Man Woman”          ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                             ♣   ♢   ♡       ♠
4. Nakedness                                            ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                         ♢       ♠   ♡   ♣
5. ______ of S.H.I.E.L.D.                               ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                         ♣   ♢       ♡   ♠
6. Explosive outburst                                   ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                         ♡       ♠   ♢       ♣
7. Act like a sponge                                    ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                         ♣           ♢   ♡   ♠
8. Kind thing to do with a rented VHS tape              ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                         ♣   ♠       ♡   ♢
9. Basketballer Kevin, or a Bug- and Steel-type Pokémon ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                         ♡   ♠       ♢       ♣
10. Extremely wide, as a hole                           ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                         ♢       ♠       ♣   ♡
J. Small, pointy beard                                  ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                             ♠   ♢       ♣   ♡
Q. Pierre de Fermat's was famously too small            ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                         ♢       ♣       ♡   ♠
K. Small monkey which is used in medical research       ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                             ♠   ♢   ♣       ♡


PATREON UPDATE
10 patrons on my Patreon are currently pledging a combined total of $51 a month. Assuming none of my patrons reduce or cancel their pledges before the end of the month, I will start posting an extra puzzle on every month with 5 Wednesdays (including this upcoming month of July). Truly, this is an exciting development.

If you hate pushy sales pitches, then don't worry; I don't plan on including a "Patreon update" in every post. I just wanted to announce that there might be more puzzles on this blog every so often. :)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Wordy Wednesday 53 tasks you with deciphering words, but this time, they're not in a sentence to help you out! Don't get cross!

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 51: Cryptogram Fun Pack!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #51
CRYPTOGRAM FUN PACK!

Solve these six cryptograms; each has its own code, and each has a six-letter word missing. Words that are always capitalized (such as proper names) are indicated with asterisks (*), and words that are capitalized because of their presence in a title are indicated by carats (^). For example, ^Sir *Isaac *Newton's favorite film is “^Gravity”. Fit the six missing words into the crisscross grid and anagram the highlighted letters into the final answer word.

1. ABCD'E DBF GCEDFED-HIJAKLH EMJID KL DBF AJINO? *K PFNKFQF *M. *D. *PCILRS AJRNO BCQF ECKO DBFIF'E C ______ PJIL FQFIT SKLRDF.

2. ABCCD ECFGHFH IJJK FL MECLKD *NGOPJQEIRJQL SGFP E ______ GIHFJEK LA *RLK, FGFQGIR GF "^FPJ ^OCJEFGLI LA E ^KEN".

3. ABACDEFGD HIFJK *LMCD *NFCOIFD'K IMPA; QA NACRFCPAG OQA FNAISIL KFIL RCFP OQA TUMKKST KSOTFP "^______".

4. ABCD EBFGA HIDHJID KIDJGEJAL MANOP ______ NIBOA; NODHL QBBGA HMIQRJAD *DPPBA EBI NOADILNBO NOLB LBJALDIA.

5. ABCDEFGHIAJKC CLMCC *FKCD *______ NBMC ECKLCO IEPCC QFLC HENRH HALGKIFBCNGHKS, RAIE BN TCNUFPOS IN EAH ECFKIE.

6. ABCDE FDCGA HIJBDE KBKEFBL EJHDLMKNKO PJNGM PDNFNKO, PJNQJ RHSME RMQJHKNQHG ______ CEHOM THD RBDM THUBDHIGM.

PATREON UPDATE
9 patrons on my Patreon are currently pledging a combined total of $46 a month. If this total hits $50 or more at the end of the month, then I will start posting an extra puzzle on every month with 5 Wednesdays (including this upcoming month of July)! That's 4 or 5 extra free puzzles per year! If you enjoy these puzzles, I hope you will consider supporting me on Patreon; with your monthly pledge, you get such perks as early access to the Wordy Wednesday puzzles (M. Sean Molley has already solved WW55 and WW56) and exclusive Patron Puzzles (Patron Puzzle #1, Bricks and Mortar, is going out today). Thank you!

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Wordy Wednesday 52 revolves around six-letter words and playing cards, because those two things go together, apparently.

Until next time, yappy solving!

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