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Wordy Wednesday 83: Logicrossword 2 & Wordy Wednesday 84: Logicrossword 3

WORDY WEDNESDAY #81
2112 PIXELS (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 a hint. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Edderiofer He **
Jack Bross **
Mark Tilford **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Jack Lance **
John Bulten **
Ryan Faley *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #82
LOGICROSSWORD (hint)
As of this writing, 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!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #83
LOGICROSSWORD 2
Shade in some cells in the grid below, and fill the rest with letters to form words left-to-right and top-to-bottom, crossword style. All words are Scrabble-legal (see scrabble.merriam.com); however, most of the words in the intended solution should be familiar.

* No two black cells share an edge. All the white cells are connected through their edges.
* The words CHECKMATE and EDIT read horizontally, as does another 9-letter word.
* The words RES and ZUGZWANG read vertically.
* The word BOZO intersects with the word ZETA.
* One row contains the word GNU and a 5-letter word.
* Row 2 contains the letters I and L.
* Row 4 contains a 2-letter word and a 5-letter word.
* Row 5 contains the word CASA.
* Row 7 contains the letter T.
* Columns C and D contain the same number of black cells.
* The black cell at H5 is the only black cell in column H.
* Cells A7 and G4 contain the same letter.
* Cells F3 and H4 contain the same letter.

WORDY WEDNESDAY #84
LOGICROSSWORD 3
Shade in some cells in the grid below, and fill the rest with letters to form words left-to-right and top-to-bottom, crossword style. All words are Scrabble-legal (see scrabble.merriam.com); however, most of the words in the intended solution should be familiar.

* No two black cells share an edge. All the white cells are connected through their edges.
* The word FETTUCINI reading horizontally intersects the word ALFREDO reading vertically.
* Row 1 contains a 9-letter word which ends in D and intersects the word UP.
* Row 6 contains the letter S.
* Some row contains a 3-letter word and a 4-letter word.
* Two consecutive rows contain 6-letter words.
* The only black cell in column A is in row 6.
* Column C contains a 5-letter word ending in Y.
* Some column contains the words ALA and CACHE.
* Some column contains the words ARE and EIKON.
* The words ACT and SHIED read somewhere in the grid.
* Cells A2 and A9 contain the same letter.
* Cells A8 and B9 contain the same letter.
* Cells D8 and G9 contain the same letter.

DORK IS YES!
My second album, Dork Is Yes!, is finally out! It consists of 24 tracks written in the Nintendo game WarioWare DIY. You can download it for free, or you can throw in a few bucks to motivate me to write more music. I might even write a special music track for you which I'll include in my next album. . . .

BATTLE OF LITS!
Some of you may remember that I designed a board game based on the Japanese logic puzzle LITS. Thanks to reader Jack Lance, Battle of LITS is now one of the many games available to play on BoardGameArena! Play for free against people all over the world. Whether you're X or O, use the rules of LITS to your advantage to leave more of your symbol showing than your opponent's symbol!

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Company associated with Clarus the Dogcow"?
* Patron Puzzle #8, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Framelinks. All of the unchecked letters are given to you in a 21x21 crisscross grid; you must supply the rest to form words reading across and down. 136 letters need to be placed; 74 words will be formed.

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 82: Logicrossword

WORDY WEDNESDAY #80
PENT WORDS 16 (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 **
Mark Tilford **
Adam Weaver **
Bo Green **
Bryce Herdt **
Izak Bulten *
John Bulten *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #81
2112 PIXELS (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 #82
LOGICROSSWORD
Shade in some cells in the grid below, and fill the rest with letters to form words left-to-right and top-to-bottom, crossword style. All words are Scrabble-legal (see scrabble.merriam.com); however, most of the words in the intended solution should be familiar.
* No two black cells share an edge. All the white cells are connected through their edges.
* The words GEWGAW and HORSESHOE read horizontally.
* The words ELDER and RADIATING read vertically.
* The words ATE, KA, and THORAX read somewhere in the grid.
* The words ABA and BONBON intersect.
* The row or column containing the word OUSTS contains another instance of the letter T.
* Row 4 contains a 4-letter word.
* Row 5 contains two words of the same length.
* Row 7 contains the letter S and exactly one black cell.
* Columns A and B both contain the letter P.
* Cell D2 contains the letter C.
* Some row or column contains three instances of the same letter.
* There are two instances of the letter V in the grid.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Two more Logicrosswords! Because I can already tell you want more!

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 81: 2112 Pixels

WORDY WEDNESDAY #79
PATHFINDER 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:
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Mark Tilford **
Peter Abide **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #80
PENT WORDS 16 (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 #81
2112 PIXELS
Remember how this blog's titled “A Cleverly-Logic Puzzle Blog” even though the author doesn't post logic puzzles anymore? Looks like he's jumped the shark a second time: a “Wordy Wednesday” puzzle without words, not even instructions! This is quickly becoming “MIT Mystery Hunt Wednesday”. . . .
The answer is a single 5-letter word.

DORK IS YES!
16 tracks are now available from my upcoming album Dork Is Yes!. There is still time to buy the album early if you're desperate to hear the other 8 tracks before anyone else, but when the album drops on December 24, it will be a completely free download. Enjoy these 24 music tracks composed using Wario Ware DIY!

PUZZLE ADVENT CALENDAR!
Speaking of things that are released on a schedule of one a day, fellow puzzler David Millar has been continuing his annual tradition of posting a puzzle and sharing one clue a day for the 25 days leading up to Christmas. This year, he has two puzzles: a logic puzzle about a Christmas gift exchange, and three overlapping sudoku grids. If you're skilled at logic, you should be able to solve over half of the digits in the sudoku with just the first 16 grid pieces. As a public service announcement, though, after hitting a contradiction in my grid and sharing my solving process with David, he realized that there's a mistake in the current (as of this writing) version of day 15: there should be a bar between the top-left cell and the middle-left cell.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* There are two instances of the letter V in the grid. (Spoiler alert!)

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 80: Pent Words 16

WORDY WEDNESDAY #78
MUSICAL WORD CHAIRS 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 **
Peter Abide *
Adam Weaver **
Bo Green & Taylor Cooper **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #79
PATHFINDER (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 #80
PENT WORDS 16
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 ____ and Jill (notorious 2011 movie) / Make tidy
2 Word of ____ / Drench
3 Main course / Four years, for Obama
4 One with a crystal ball, perhaps / Ravioli and such
5 Word in a John Stuart Mill title / Long period of time
6 ____ of Eden / Kitchen fixtures
7 It may be red or white / 60's cartoon hero Roger
8 Interfere with / Naked
9 Showed happiness / Richard of Pretty Woman
10 Magician Burton / Christopher of Back to the Future

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* ¡____ Amigos! (1986 comedy)
* Emulate a baker, perhaps
* Spooky
* A knight's noble ride
* City in Italy famous for fashion
* The Perfect ____ (2000 movie)
* Violin relative
* Sheriff's star-shaped decoration
* "Rolling in the Deep" singer
* Enumerate
* Permian ____
* New Testament epistle author
* Verb attribute
* Family Feud host Harvey
* Fictional lawyer Perry
* "____ in the U.S.A." (Miley Cyrus song)
* City southeast of Phoenix
* ____ space

DORK IS YES!
I've continued to release one track per day of my upcoming album Dork Is Yes!; 8 tracks are now available to listen to (a full one-third!).

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A puzzle without words?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 79: Pathfinder 2

WORDY WEDNESDAY #77
MUSICAL WORD CHAIRS (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 **
Note: One of my Patreon supporters recently cancelled their support. As a poor person myself, I am completely understanding; I can't afford to support all the people I like, either. I have decided that your name will appear in read if you were a patron at anytime between solving the puzzle and the solution appearing on my blog. It seems only fair.

WORDY WEDNESDAY #78
MUSICAL WORD CHAIRS 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 #79
PATHFINDER 2
In this puzzle, each answer starts in the correspondingly numbered square, goes in some direction, and makes one or more right-angled turns as it winds through the grid. When you have finished, every white square will be used in exactly two entries.

Rearrange the letters in the shaded spaces to get the final answer.

1 Mindset (9)
2 Actress Field (5)
2 Dregs (8)
3 Like old corroded metal (5)
4 Song written by Joe Raposo and sung by a certain Muppet (1 2 3 6)
5 They die for their beliefs (7)
6 ____ the Lines (program on ESPN) (7)
7 Bamako is its capital (4)
8 Marine mammal with tusks (6)
8 Place to find greeters (7)
9 Magazine that publishes the list “The World's Billionaires” (6)
10 Boxing matches (5)
10 Elephant created by Jean de Brunhoff (5)
11 In essence (9)
12 What kids, teens, adults, and elders do in many YouTube videos (5)
13 Engage in a bank transaction, perhaps (7)
14 Grant (6)
15 It refracts light (5)
16 Card Sharks host Jim (5)
17 The ____ Game (terrible game show filmed in Hawaii) (7 4)
18 Instruments on which one might play the Song of Time (8)
19 Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea (5)
20 Donny who hosted Pyramid from 2002-2004 (6)
21 Hauls (4)
22 Church offering (5)
23 Provided assistance (5)
24 Japanese watch manufacturer (5)
25 Evian rival (6)

DORK IS YES!
Some of you might recall that I dabble in music. After 5 years, I am finally ready to drop my second album! Titled Dork Is Yes!, this album consists of 24 tracks all created using the music-making software included in the Nintendo DS game WarioWare DIY. I will release one track every day from now until December 24, at which point the album will become available for download on Bandcamp. You may buy the album early to gain immediate access to all the tracks, or wait until December 24 when it will be available for free. Also consider subscribing to my YouTube channel to be notified when I publish future tracks (and episodes of my alleged game show PrimeTime Concentration). I hope you will support my music-related efforts as well as my puzzle-related ones!

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a five-letter word for "Family Feud host Harvey"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

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