Wordy Wednesday 135: Pent Words 27 & Wordy Wednesday 136: Section Six 13

WORDY WEDNESDAY #133
FOXGERYPTICS 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:
Edderiofer He **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Adam Weaver **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Chris Hendricks **
Eitan Cher **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Yossi Fendel **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #134
THE INNOCUOUS TWINS (hint)
As of this writing, 10 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's a hint. Send your answers 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!

GUEST PUZZLE ON RYAN FALEY'S BLOG!
I recently wrote a guest puzzle for Ryan Faley, who went through a bout of extreme depression and ended up missing a week on his blog. If you enjoy puzzles, do check it out!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #135
PENT WORDS 27
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, 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 A men's deodorant brand / Endless
2 Brown songbird / Dismay
3 Many Sousa works / Barack Obama, astrologically
4 "Catch a Falling Star" singer Perry / James Doohan role
5 Expresses boredom, perhaps / Falcon-headed Egyptian god
6 Sure / Gordon Shumway, familiarly
7 Three-____ race / Protagonist
8 Total number of B's in the English names of the first 999,999,999 positive integers / They have fulcra
9 "If it ain't ____. . ." / South American mountain range
10 "Electric ____" (Eddy Grant song) / Anywhere but Here novelist Simpson

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Mongoose relative with a long tail
* Common clock feature
* ____ Hunter (Christian metal band)
* Wild dog native to Asia
* Game featured in the Pixar short Geri's Game
* ____ crossing (British crosswalk)
* A noble gas
* One in possession
* Game of chance resembling bingo
* Measuring aid
* Tenth Greek letter
* "All the world's a ____. . ." (As You Like It)
* It may be vicious
* Pleasant smell
* Reeves of The Matrix
* Jules Brown's brother in Back to the Future: Part III
* Lifted
* Stratagems

WORDY WEDNESDAY #136
SECTION SIX 13
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 Tony of Taxi and Who's the Boss?
2 "____ Jean" (1982 Michael Jackson song)
3 Landscape alternative
4 Slumps
5 Naval clerk
6 Charles who founded a large pharmaceutical corporation

Ring 2
* Press
* Severe snowstorm
* Notorious
* Piano-like instrument with a neck
* Column of a chessboard

Ring 3
* "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" animals
* Tuck of the Robin Hood legends, for one
* German mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm ____
* Animated MTV series set in Lawndale High School

Ring 4
* Unsafe
* A small orange
* Short

Ring 5
* Willie of baseball
* With The, Stravinsky ballet

Ring 6
* ____ the 13th (1980 horror flick)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A puzzle with a seed word from patron Giovanni Pagano!
* Patron Puzzle #19, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Words Without Friends. Do you like Scrabble, but lack friends? Play this solitaire version instead. You're told where to place the letters; the challenge is finding the right words!

Until next time, yappy solving!

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