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Wordy Wednesday 97: Fill-In Crossword 2 & Wordy Wednesday 98: Fill-In Crossword 3

WORDY WEDNESDAY #95
PENT WORDS 19 (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 **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Peter Abide **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #96
SECTION SIX 9 (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 #97
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 2
This puzzle was written for patron M. Sean Molley, who supports me at the $20+ level on Patreon and is therefore entitled to suggest one word or phrase every month for me to incorporate into a puzzle. His February 2016 suggestion is used here.
The answers in the crossword below are clued alphabetically by length; you must figure out where they belong. The unclued shaded entries will spell a clue to the final answer.
3 LETTERS: Winglike structure; More than just some; Inventor Whitney; Tobacco product regulator: abbr.; A hallucinogen: abbr.; “It's Raining ____” (hit for The Weather Girls); Shout from an umpire; Huge legendary bird; Caviar, essentially; Regret; Vessel with a periscope, for short; ____, Dear (2000-2006 CBS sitcom)

4 LETTERS: Help hide a body, for example; Got a high grade in; Grim; You might make them meet; The Princess and the ____ (2009 Disney movie); PC alternatives; Dance ____ (Lifetime reality series); Tools wielded by janitors; Certain woodwind; Sonnet, for example; ____ gin; Family ____ (1982-1989 sitcom)

5 LETTERS
Surrealist Max; Pained sound, perhaps; Sierra ____ (country in West Africa); Sorceress of Greek mythology

6 LETTERS: Heart of Darkness author Joseph; Swedish rock band in a recent GEICO commercial; A moon of Uranus; With reduced mental faculties in one's old age

7 LETTERS: Freud's country; One stuck in la-la land

WORDY WEDNESDAY #98
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 3
The answers in the crossword below are clued alphabetically by length; you must figure out where they belong. For your final answer, submit the three related unclued entries.
3 LETTERS: Singer DiFranco; Corn on the ____; Hermey, for one; Certain ratite; Cost; One indicator of the health of a nation's economic health: abbr.; Certain retriever, briefly; ____ bygones be bygones; It might be crude; Game show host Finn or Sajak; Hop on ____ (Dr. Seuss book); Cul-de-____; Mineral spring; In Minecraft, it's crafted from gunpowder and sand

4 LETTERS: ____ vera; Word a preacher might hope to hear; “____ Lang Syne”; Chase, for example; ____ Hand Luke (1967 film); Recedes; Encounter; Alliance formed in 1949: abbr.; City on the Seward Peninsula; Religious denomination; Stain on a chimney sweep's outfit; Created a web, for example; Command to a dog, perhaps; Nation bordering Benin; Fish in a can; Abominable snowman

5 LETTERS: Censor's sound; Artist Edgar; “I Will Survive” singer Ross; Creepy; Senior; 2008 prison film; The ____ Gatsby; Relative by marriage: hyph.; ____ Family (Vicki Lawrence sitcom); Origami need; Lively and cheerful; Make baby food, perhaps; What a loan recipient must do; Seasons, as French fries; Personnel; Baylor University's state; ____ Buck (1989 film); Pole ____; Casts a ballot

6 LETTERS: Finally: 2 wds.; Thin layer; Make less tight; It's next to Start on the NES controller

7 LETTERS: “Running” band: 2 wds.; Emulated Bob Ross; Son of David famous for his wisdom; Black text on a black background, oftentimes

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What California city's zoo is the home of giant panda Bai Yun?
* Patron Puzzle #11, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a three-pack of 10x10 crosswords, two with themes and one themeless. Over 100 clues await your solving.

Until next time, yappy solving!

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