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Wordy Wednesday 69: Honeycomb & Wordy Wednesday 70: Pent Words 14

WORDY WEDNESDAY #67
DIVIDED INTO 100 CELLS 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:
Brian Michalowski **
Christian H.P. **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Mark Tilford **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Izak Bulten *
John Bulten **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #68
CROSSWORD OF EVEN MORE INTEGERS (hint)
As of this writing, 7 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's a hint. 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 #69
HONEYCOMB
Each answer is 6 letters long, and is to be entered clockwise or counterclockwise around the correspondingly numbered black cell; the direction and starting point of each answer is for you to determine.
Arrange the letters in the 8 shaded cells to form the final answer word.
1. Round collectible glass object
2. Johnny-come-____
3. Word between “mulatto” and “mosquito” in Nirvana's “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
4. Apprentice of sorts
5. Actor Gary
6. Socratic ____
7. Absolutely despise
8. Character on The Magic School Bus who's constantly wishing he'd stayed home today
9. It might be used as a chew toy
10. Zapp Brannigan's favorite fabric on Futurama
11. Certain pool toy
12. Sweatshirt that covers your head
13. Philosopher Dennett
14. It borders California
15. Model Evelyn
16. Wildcat of Africa
17. Get even for
18. Ramsay of Hell's Kitchen
19. ____ theater
20. Capital of Austria
21. Mount of ____ (Biblical location)
22. ____, Stills & Nash
23. Product 19, for one
24. It borders California
25. Pay no attention to
26. Supposed object of “the surgeon's photo” (actually a toy submarine with a fake serpent head attached)
27. Axis & ____
28. Repeated word in the song “Rawhide”
29. Like Fifty Shades of Grey
30. “It is worth ____ that. . .”
31. Step down
32. A city in Ukraine or in Texas
33. Keeper
34. Felt sorry for
35. Lyricist Taupin
36. Gave a curious look
37. Small canine with a predisposition towards using humans as a seat, perhaps

WORDY WEDNESDAY #70
PENT WORDS 14

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 Rib / Becomes less hot
2 Ready, willing, and ____ / Island that's part of New York
3 Big name in beer / Looking 4 Myself singer
4 What's My ____? / What seasons do
5 She starred alongside Bea, Estelle, and Rue / Island that's part of Texas
6 TV series with Michael Emerson as Benjamin Linus / Popular fur for coats
7 Is victorious / Arizona senator John
8 Improvise a bookmark, perhaps: hyph. / ____ rock
9 ____ and void / Novel title character Gray
10 Vehicle in the board game Ticket to Ride / Classical composer Georges

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Highly energetic
* Tree whose pod tastes similar to chocolate
* Country singer Black
* Location of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
* Enjoy the roses, perhaps
* "____ once was a man from Nantucket. . ."
* Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner's stage name
* Mod's higher-up in a forum's hierarchy
* Pulitzer ____
* Build
* Prop for Bob Ross
* Suddenly ____ (old NBC sitcom)
* Empty, as a bathtub
* ____ Rica
* Verboten
* As Above, So ____ (2014 horror film)
* Foodstuff favored by Homer Simpson
* Fashion designer and former actress Ashley

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What character from Star Wars was voiced by Frank Oz?
* Patron Puzzle #5, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a pair of Codewords. 58 words await your deciphering.

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 68: Crossword of Even More Integers

WORDY WEDNESDAY #66
SECTION SIX 6 (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. **
Edderiofer He **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Mark Tilford **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #67
DIVIDED INTO 100 CELLS 2 (hint)
As of this writing, 11 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 #68
CROSSWORD OF EVEN 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.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Which character on The Magic School Bus constantly wishes he'd stayed home?
* It's a fifth Wednesday double feature! What kind of vehicle is in the board game Ticket to Ride?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 67: Divided Into 100 Cells 2

WORDY WEDNESDAY #65
PENT WORDS 13 (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 **
Mark Tilford **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Izak Bulten **
John Bulten **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #66
SECTION SIX 6 (hint)
As of this writing, 11 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 #67
DIVIDED INTO 100 CELLS 2
“____ ship!”: A10 J6 H5 C4 C6 F10 G1
Canid whose fur changes color with the seasons: 2 wds.: F9 D1 G3 E7 D3 J8 B9 A7 A2
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's assistant: E1 F3 H2 G4 A5 F8
Cryptocurrency featuring a Shiba Inu : D7 G7 A4 B3 B1 I9 E10 J2
Bakery staple: C5 E9 E5 D4 I4
18 of them appear in the above grid in word search fashion (and scientists know of 100 more): I6 F5 H9 C10 C3 I10 J3 H8
“____ minds need to know” (tabloid slogan): J10 E6 I2 D9 C8 A9 G2 C2 H4
Actress Dakota: C7 J5 G9 A6 H10 H3 A8
Like the U.S. Government: E2 J1 I5 G5 I8 D2 J4
A camel's can store up to 80 pounds of fat: F2 B8 H1 B4
Scar is one: G6 E8 D8 J9
City that hosted the Summer Olympic Games three times: D6 A1 H6 I1 D5 G8
Fast and ____: F7 B6 F1 F4 H7
Emulate a cat, perhaps: B5 I3 E3 B10
Religious leader who's educated in halacha: B2 C1 F6 D10 I7
Popular music genre in Louisiana: E4 A3 G10 C9 B7 J7


COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* The numbers 1 through 26: back by popular demand! (Disclaimer: popular demand may be completely fabricated)

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 66: Section Six 6

WORDY WEDNESDAY #64
CHESS WORDS 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:
Christian H.P. *
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Mark Tilford **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Izak Bulten **
John Bulten *
Jack Lance **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #65
PENT WORDS 13 (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 #66
SECTION SIX 6
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 State where Tempe (home of patron Daren Crevan) is located
2 Ravine formed by water erosion
3 Capital of the Bahamas
4 It merged with Mobil
5 ABC drama set in Tennessee
6 Dry

Ring 2
* It keeps your car from going off the road
* They may be illegal
* The Piltdown Man, for one
* A type of harassment
* A synthetic material, or a fashion magazine

Ring 3
* Pretty sneaky way to win Connect Four
* Many an Android device
* Sandbar
* Goneril's father

Ring 4
* A bobcat, for example
* Item in a beachcomber's collection
* Toothless, for one

Ring 5
* Breathed out
* Torture

Ring 6
* Super Mario ____ (2007 video game)


COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a six-letter word for "City that hosted the Summer Olympic Games three times"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 65: Pent Words 13

WORDY WEDNESDAY #63
FRAMELINKS 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 **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Izak Bulten **
Jack Lance **
John Bulten **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #64
CHESS WORDS 2 (hint)
As of this writing, 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 #65
PENT WORDS 13


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 Boeing attack helicopter / Word with "arrĂȘt" on some Canadian signs
2 Ford's rival / Console for the upcoming Super Mario Maker: 2 wds.
3 Do a maid's job, perhaps / Like coin flips
4 Bully / Cheat
5 Every so ____ / A facial cosmetic
6 With The, HBO series set in Baltimore / Bother
7 Half the title of a sitcom starring Tia and Tamera Mowry / Baby back ____
8 Flexible / Filled with gusto
9 Hurt / Sprockets
10 "Cliffs of ____" (Eric Johnson instrumental) / Imbecile

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* ____ of drawers
* Infamous June 28, 1997 biter
* ____ and spices
* Knight's protection
* They may be brushed
* Jack Chick offering
* A harmonium, for example
* Hilton whose real name is Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr.
* Arab vessels
* Attempts
* Some are geodesic
* Not together
* Illegal drug made from certain poppies
* Musical genre for Muddy Waters
* Front of a magazine
* Over the ____ (2006 Dreamworks film)
* Ancient Greek poem centered around Achilles
* Physicist Schrödinger


BEAT MY WORLD RECORD!
This past week, I set my fourth world record on RecordSetter by performing the 21 card trick in 57.98 seconds. The 21 card trick is a classic mathematical card trick requiring no sleight of hand (I first learned the trick in Planet Dexter's Card Zone: Extraordinary Things to Do With Dexterized Cards, published in 1995, meaning I was likely a single digit in age), but performing it quickly requires a modicum of skill in picking up and dealing cards. Odds are you've seen the trick before, but if you haven't, here's a Wikipedia article explaining the method.

Can you perform this trick faster than me? I am offering a prize to the first person to give me video evidence of performing the 21 card trick in under 50 seconds. What's the prize? Nothing too exciting; just access to all 4 Patron Puzzles posted thus far and the privilege of suggesting a word for me to incorporate into a future Wordy Wednesday puzzle. Even if you're a patron on my Patreon already and have seen all 4 Patron Puzzles, the opportunity to suggest words for me to use doesn't come around often (unless you support me at the $20 level, in which case it comes around once a month). Plus, setting world records gives you a vague sense of accomplishment! I want to see my record beaten!

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A lot of video games came out in 2007, but this puzzle is centered around only one of them. . . .

Until next time, yappy solving!

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