Wordy Wednesday 90: Pent Words 18

WORDY WEDNESDAY #88
DIVIDED INTO 100 CELLS 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:
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten **
John Davis **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #89
WORDS WITHOUT FRIENDS 3 (hint)
As of this writing, 5 people have solved the puzzle version of last week's puzzle. That means I'll be donating at least $2.50 to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. A trifling amount, to be sure, but one of my readers has offered to match my donation times 10, meaning we've raised $27.50, which is somewhat more substantial. Remember, if at least one person can score above 615 points in the game version, I'll double the donation! This may or may not be suitable incentive to start crunching some numbers and seeing how many points you can muster. . . .

Haven't solved the puzzle version 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 #90
PENT WORDS 18
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.

I will donate $1 to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières for every correct answer that I receive before February 24, 2016, at 8:00 AM CST, up to a maximum of $50. One of my readers has offered to match my donation times 10, meaning every correct answer will be worth $11 for Doctors Without Borders.
ACROSS (two answers per row):
1 "____ Solution" (Ozzy Osbourne song) / Item in a pod
2 Grammy-winning Christian rock band / Kay rival
3 Ben Affleck's younger brother / Severe
4 Emulates a mad dog, perhaps / "____ there, done that"
5 Mario ____ (Nintendo 64 video board game which spawned a franchise) / Discloses
6 Australian girl / Interior designer Berkus
7 Fondle / Pro wrestler John
8 ____ My Children (1970-2011 soap opera) / ____ freak
9 Google alternative / Cause to go off track
10 Keep possession of / "I Don't ____" (Ozzy Osbourne song)

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Goodyear products
* Permit
* Swan played by Kristen Stewart
* Van Susteren of Fox News
* Certain courtroom employee
* Not late
* An alcoholic is prone to do this
* Slash on a bowling score sheet
* It makes waste
* Dunbar of the Dallas Cowboys
* Classic pie ingredient
* The ____ in the Woods (2012 horror film)
* Clubs and hearts, for example
* First word of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18
* Members of a jury, perhaps
* Pale
* You might eat one with tea
* Optimal

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A LOGIC puzzle that will IRRITATE you. . .

Until next time, yappy solving!

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