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Wordy Wednesday 116: Section Six 11

WORDY WEDNESDAY #114
HEX PATHFINDER 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 **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #115
PENT WORDS 23 (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 #116
SECTION SIX 11
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, a 6-letter word.

Ring 1
1 Salacious literature
2 Unexpected difficulty
3 Actress Weld
4 Spaghetti ____
5 SpongeBob's pet snail, or a city in Indiana
6 Generally

Ring 2
* The entire human race
* ____ drug
* Bob of Full House
* Canonize
* Type of panel that generates electricity

Ring 3
* Tuck ____ (Natalie Babbitt novel)
* Slow-cooked meat and veggie dish
* Simplicity
* 12 ____ Men (1957 movie)

Ring 4
* Sugary
* "____ Christian" (Night Ranger song)
* So-so

Ring 5
* Filled with enthusiasm
* Painters and sculptors, for example

Ring 6
* Its mascot is a dog named Bullseye

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's an 8-letter word for "Rhapsody in Blue composer George"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 115: Pent Words 23

WORDY WEDNESDAY #113
TOUCHWORD 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 **
M. Sean Molley **
Adam Weaver **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Ice Pasupat **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Yossi Fendel **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #114
HEX PATHFINDER 3 (hint)
As of this writing, 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!

I'VE BEEN PUBLISHED IN GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES!
A few of my readers who are subscribed to Games World of Puzzles inform me that a Hex Pathfinder puzzle authored by yours truly has been published in the September 2016 issue (which has not yet hit store shelves). Unfortunately, I must also report an ERRATUM: the direction on clue 20NW should be 20NE. This mistake is entirely my fault, although I am a tad disappointed that the editorial staff let it slip through. I hope you will consider buying a copy of the September 2016 issue of Games World of Puzzles, as it contains a number of puzzles written by some very intelligent people (in addition to myself) who will appreciate the support.

WORDY WEDNESDAY #115
PENT WORDS 23
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 ____ doctor / Three- or four-leafed item
2 Coffee shop offering / Slants
3 Name famously shouted by William Shatner / Dog voiced by Bill Melendez
4 Consume / Guernica painter
5 Not small / Overwhelm
6 Dragon from The Hobbit / Turbo from Turbo (2013), for one
7 "____ is a Highway" (Tom Cochrane song) / Shower, as with gifts
8 Made a hole for an earring, for example / Debtor's note
9 Dragon from a 1998 video game / ____ cum laude
10 Most recent / ____ go bragh

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Punishment for someone not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day
* Word preceding "rights" or "resources"
* Measure
* Not secret
* 1996 debut album of a British girl group
* A city in Egypt (hint: it isn't Cairo)
* Aflame
* Certain undergarments
* Frighten
* Wombs
* ____ and mirrors
* Phrase with a figurative meaning
* 12 Years a ____ (2013 film)
* Bulletin board admin
* Offering receptacle
* Repeated sets of computer programming instructions
* Recite repeatedly
* Sends via the postal system

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "Its mascot is a dog named Bullseye"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 114: Hex Pathfinder 3

WORDY WEDNESDAY #111
ONE SIZE FITS ALL (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:
Edderiofer He **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Adam Weaver **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin *
Yossi Fendel *
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #112
LOGICROSSWORD 5 (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:
Jack Bross **
Adam Weaver **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley *
Sam Levitin *
Yossi Fendel *
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #113
TOUCHWORD 2 (hint)
As of this writing, a 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 #114
HEX PATHFINDER 3
In this puzzle, each answer starts in the correspondingly numbered hexagon and winds through the grid, starting in the indicated direction. When you have finished, every letter will be used in exactly two entries.

Rearrange the letters in the shaded spaces to get the final answer, a 7-letter word.
1W “Crazy” name of the title bobcat of a 90’s Disney cartoon (7)
2E Hallowed (9)
3SW Feature of some typefaces, but not Comic Sans (5)
4NW Women’s fashion accessory (7)
5E A city in Switzerland (6)
6W Scattered destroyed fragments (6)
7NE 1971 movie with the song “The Beautiful Briny” (22, 3 wds)
8SW Like one’s Sunday best (6)
9W Common pizza topping (8)
10SE Country singer Toby (5)
11NW Sound made by a dog (4)
12E Sports venue (5)
13W Japanese warrior of yore (7)
14SE “The Long and ____ Road” (1970 hit for The Beatles) (7)
15E Nighttime headrests (7)
15SW “. . . and a partridge in a ____ tree” (4)
16SW It may result from a brain injury (7)
17E Scientist Sagan (4)
18NW Internet celebrity who wrote I Hate Myselfie (11, 2 wds.)
19SE Kitchen utensil (5)
20NW Award namesake Charles (6)
21NW Common letter opening (14, 4 wds.)
21E Where to buy a sandwich (4)
22SW Point (0,0) on the Cartesian plane (6)
23SE African nation famous for advance-fee scams (7)
24SE See-through dessert (7)
25SW “I ____ Good” (James Brown song) (4)
26SE Anxiety (6)
27E Apparatus with adjustable jaws (4)
28SW Sarkeesian who’s a polarizing figure in the gaming community (5)
29NE State of having pleasant thoughts (7)
30W Use Scottrade, perhaps (6)
31NW Old Testament mountain (5)
32NE Robot Tom of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (5)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "1996 debut album of a British girl group"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 113: Touchword 2

WORDY WEDNESDAY #110
PENT WORDS 22 (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 #111
ONE SIZE FITS ALL (hint)
As of this writing, 9 people have solved this puzzle from last week. 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 #112
LOGICROSSWORD 5 (hint)
As of this writing, 4 people have solved this puzzle from last week. 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 #113
TOUCHWORD 2
In a crossword, words cross each other; in this puzzle, they merely touch. More specifically, every letter shares an edge with at least one identical letter either immediately above or immediately below. The top and bottom rows are considered adjacent. (You can think of it as a diagramless, cylindrical Share-A-Letter puzzle.)

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to form the final answer, an 8-letter word.
1 Any one of the Twelve Peers / Title terrier of a PBS series
2 Whitened / The Hawkeye State / Relaxed
3 “Ta-ta!” / Horse feature / ____-A-Center
4 “____ Pie” (Warrant song) / Portent / Welcome
5 “Every Rose Has Its ____” (Poison song) / The second-largest country in the Arabian Peninsula /  Neon and such
6 Holier-than-____ / Negative response from Putin / Assumed names
7 Insult comic dog voiced by Robert Smigel / Anklebones / Got a perfect score on
8 NBC drama about Nick Burkhardt / Expression / Sulfuric ____
9 Original language of the hymn “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” / Some periods of time / Comedian Murphy
10 ____ cotta / Nephew of Caligula / Sell
11 Sharif University of Technology’s city / Cliché in a work of fiction / Africa’s longest river
12 Ginormous monster / The Sicilian Defense, for one
13 Actor Christian / A dark shade of brown / ____ duck
14 Town of ____ (2014 video game) / Franchise whose fifth film, subtitled Collision Course, is set to be released in July 2016: 2 wds. / Michael of fashion
15 Certain lunch meat / The people next door

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A puzzle with a 22-letter entry!

Until next time, yappy solving!

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