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Wordy Wednesday 78: Musical Word Chairs 2

WORDY WEDNESDAY #76
SECTION SIX 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:
Christian H.P. **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Mark Tilford **
Adam Weaver **
Bo Green **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #77
MUSICAL WORD CHAIRS (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 #78
MUSICAL WORD CHAIRS 2
The letters in these words are playing musical chairs; in each round, one letter gets dropped and the rest get rearranged. Write the clued 7-letter words in column A. Then drop one letter from each word and rearrange the rest to get a 6-letter word that goes in column B. Drop one more letter and rearrange what's left to get a 5-letter word to write in column C. The letters thus dropped, reading down the leftmost column and then the rightmost column, will spell a song title. The words in column C are clued in order, but you must determine where the words go in the other columns.
COLUMN A
* Team Fortress 2 class that can perform a rocket jump
* Firearm with a long barrel
* Sportswear designer Kors
* Do over and over and over, as programming instructions
* Kirk of Growing Pains
* Not native
* Office supply store that sells “easy” buttons
* A state in Mexico or a Dodge SUV

COLUMN B
* Punish a child, perhaps
* Border
* Duds
* Comes to an end, as a subscription
* Looked for
* The desire to cause someone harm
* Part of the eye
* Golden tunes of yesteryear

COLUMN C
1. Military surveillance, briefly
2. A river in Africa
3. A cube, for one
4. Characteristic
5. Out of style
6. “I'd walk a mile for a ____” (cigarette slogan of yore)
7. A melon is one
8. ____ Park (animated TV series)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a five-letter word for "What kids, teens, adults, and elders do in many YouTube videos"?
* Patron Puzzle #7, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Pathfinder. Words snake around the grid horizontally and vertically; you're given the starting position and direction for each word, but the rest is up for you to determine. Every letter is used in two words; there are 54 words in all.
* Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month) will also receive issue #1 of Fox & Badger Magazine, which combines three of my favorite things: puzzles, Comic Sans, and clip art. A six-puzzle meta, "For Inner Peace", leads to a song title as its final answer. How frequent will this magazine be? It depends on how creative I'm feeling and what kind of feedback I get.

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 77: Musical Word Chairs

WORDY WEDNESDAY #75
PENT WORDS 15 (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 **
Bo Green *
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #76
SECTION SIX 7 (hint)
A number of 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 #77
MUSICAL WORD CHAIRS
The letters in these words are playing musical chairs; in each round, one letter gets dropped and the rest get rearranged. Write the clued 6-letter words in column A. Then drop one letter from each word and rearrange the rest to get a 5-letter word that goes in column B. Drop one more letter and rearrange what's left to get a 4-letter word to write in column C. The letters thus dropped, reading down the leftmost column and then the rightmost column, will spell a song title. The words in column C are clued in order, but you must determine where the words go in the other columns.
COLUMN A
* Seat in a palace
* Who ____ Roger Rabbit (1988 movie)
* Thin
* Common Wheel of Fortune category
* Former namesake of the Russian city of Volgograd
* Made smooth
* Nearly
* Like many casino games

COLUMN B
* ____ Dame
* See eye to eye
* Wanderer
* Hum
* Lying flat
* Carpenter's needs
* Some dairy beverages
* “All I Have to Do Is ____” (Everly Brothers song)

COLUMN C
1. Double ____ (Nickelodeon game show)
2. Send to Hell
3. Survive
4. ____ Against the Machine (metal band)
5. A mast might support it
6. Agrippina the Younger's son
7. Angry Video Game ____ Adventures (2013 video game)
8. A magician might cut and restore one

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a five-letter word for "'I'd walk a mile for a ____' (cigarette slogan of yore)"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 76: Section Six 7

WORDY WEDNESDAY #74
ANACROSSWORD 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:
Christian H.P. **
Giovanni Pagano **
Mark Tilford **
Peter Abide *
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Izak Bulten **
John Bulten *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #75
PENT WORDS 15 (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 #76
SECTION SIX 7

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 ____ on the Mount
2 Like some skates: hyph.
3 Jewelry for many hip-hop artists
4 Matt of The Bourne Identity
5 Famous outlaw Barrow
6 Ulaanbaatar is its capital

Ring 2
* Company associated with Bibendum
* Word before "mistaken", sometimes
* ____ sense
* Theodor of kiddie lit fame
* Veggie on a pizza, perhaps

Ring 3
* Lohan of 1998's The Parent Trap
* Eau de ____
* Somber and serious
* 2007 film featuring the song "Falling Slowly"

Ring 4
* Foreigner hit: 3 wds.
* Kissing disease, briefly
* Sierra ____

Ring 5
* Building that's a feature of many a Western
* It depicts Queen Elizabeth II

Ring 6
* Apply a screwdriver to, perhaps

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a four-letter word for "Angry Video Game ____ Adventures (2013 video game)"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

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 **
yyw **

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!

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