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Wordy Wednesday 102: Foxgeryptics 3

WORDY WEDNESDAY #100
ANACROSSWORD 6 & PENT WORDS 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:
Edderiofer He **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Adam Weaver **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Lance Nathan *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin *
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #101
FOXGERYPTICS 2 (hint)
As of this writing, 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 #102
FOXGERYPTICS 3
These puzzles are based on Gryptics. Gryptics seem like a neat concept to me; however, they are sullied by the main difference between the difficulty levels being how many randomly-placed letters are given at the start. (They're not even symmetrical ones, and even the hardest puzzles have them.) Apparently, Les Foeldessy didn't succeed in getting his puzzles to the large audience he wanted to, because the website gryptics.com no longer exists.

Insert a single letter in each space of each grid so that each grid's five rows and five columns spells a word from left to right or top to bottom (including the letters outside the grid). One of the words is a trademark.

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to form the final answer, an eight-letter word.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A very SENSELESS puzzle. . .
* Patron Puzzle #12, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a 15x15 Pathfinder puzzle. Words snake around the grid horizontally and vertically; you're given the starting position and direction for each word, but the rest is up for you to determine. Every letter is used in two words; there are 50 words in all.

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 101: Foxgeryptics 2

WORDY WEDNESDAY #99
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 #100
ANACROSSWORD 6 & PENT WORDS 20 (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 #101
FOXGERYPTICS 2
These puzzles are based on Gryptics. Gryptics seem like a neat concept to me; however, they are sullied by the main difference between the difficulty levels being how many randomly-placed letters are given at the start. (They're not even symmetrical ones, and even the hardest puzzles have them.) Apparently, Les Foeldessy didn't succeed in getting his puzzles to the large audience he wanted to, because the website gryptics.com no longer exists.

Insert a single letter in each space of each grid so that each grid's five rows and five columns spells a word from left to right or top to bottom (including the letters outside the grid).

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to form the final answer, an eight-letter word.


COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* More Foxgeryptics!

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 100: Anacrossword 6 & Pent Words 20

WORDY WEDNESDAY #97
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 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 **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #98
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 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 **
Adam Weaver **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #99
PATHFINDER 3 (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 #100
ANACROSSWORD 6. . .
The answer to these puzzles (yes, these puzzles, plural) is a 7-letter word.
Answers are clued alphabetically by length.

4 LETTERS
* Young deer
* Firecracker part
* “Who's buried in Grant's ____?”
* Carry, as a canvas bag
* One-third of the title of a song from The Byrds
* Thing to do early and often?
* Canine sound

5 LETTERS
* Bedtime for ____ (1951 film starring Ronald Reagan)
* “Come, Thou ____ of Every Blessing” (Christian hymn)
* Halfway ____
* Site for a statue, perhaps
* Domino's offering
* Bit of gossip
* Actor Bakula
* Fishy surname of Mike of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

6 LETTERS
* Complete failure
* “When life gives you ____. . .”
* Inexperienced one
* Animal Farm author George
* Native American social gathering
* Rihanna has one on her finger that says “Shhh...”
* Remove completely from the ground, as a plant
* Completely crass
* Breathe like someone with asthma, perhaps
* Fail to get better

7 LETTERS
* “A Horse With No Name” band
* Be a duty for
* “Sweet ____” (Aerosmith song)
* Great ability
* Sports official
* City in New Mexico
* Like some consent

8 LETTERS
* Russian roulette need
* It preserves the shape of footwear: 2 wds.
* Plucking aid
* 2016 Disney movie featuring anthropomorphic mammals

9 LETTERS
* Producing a desired result
* Good-for-nothing

11 LETTERS
* Green Acres setting

12 LETTERS
* With The, 1992 sci-fi film starring Jeff Fahey: 2 wds.

14 LETTERS
* “Changing Keys” was a theme song for this game show: 3 wds.

. . . & PENT WORDS 20
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 Alien in a Disney movie / Greek goddess of the rainbow
2 Calista Flockhart's role in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) / Approve
3 ____ of the doubt / The Mesozoic, for one
4 The capital of Portugal / Reverberate
5 Walkman manufacturer / Actor Brendan of The Mummy
6 Act as bleach / All ____ Jazz (1979 film)
7 Component of some engines / Krabappel of The Simpsons
8 ____ for Camelot (1998 animated film) / Certain lagomorphs
9 Castle-building material, sometimes / Pertaining to mail delivery
10 One's lifelong profession / Manufacturer of sneakers

PENTOMINOES:
* “____ and Ivory” (Paul McCartney/Stevie Wonder duet)
* Frequently
* “Sir” in front of a name, for example
* The body's largest artery
* Arise from one's seat
* Charlie of Two and a Half Men
* Total happiness
* Frighten
* Dangerous
* Brother of Groucho and Chico
* Arouse, as one's interest
* Of higher quality
* With The, popular quiz show in the UK
* 3:10 to Yuma, for example
* Underwear brand advertised by Michael Jordan
* Radio host Howard
* Trick-taking card game
* How great minds might think
* Big Trouble in Little ____
* Strengthened, as muscles

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A sequel which nobody asked for!

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 99: Pathfinder 3

WORDY WEDNESDAY #96
SECTION SIX 9 (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 #97
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 2 (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 #98
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 3 (hint)
As of this writing, 7 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 #99
PATHFINDER 3
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, an 8-letter word.
1 Made tapestry (4)
2 Transition (5)
3 Take a shot in the dark (5)
4 I, for example (5)
5 A Cleverly-Titled Logic Puzzle ____ (the best website ever) (4)
6 Huron and Erie, for two (5)
7 John Kreese of The Karate Kid, for one (6)
8 Subject of an often awkward talk (3 5 3 3 4)
9 Bounce a basketball (7)
10 Move slyly (5)
11 Act properly (6)
12 Cast a spell upon (7)
13 California city whose zoo is the home of giant panda Bai Yun (3 5)
14 One ____ Hill (2003-2012 TV drama) (4)
14 Sharp (9)
15 Astronomer Khayyam (4)
16 Actor Baldwin of Beetlejuice (4)
17 Tall, massive column (8)
18 Rat, for example (6)
19 Position oneself comfortably (6)
20 It may be bulletproof (4)
21 Dessert item from Italy (7)
22 Microsoft spreadsheet program (5)
23 Like the plug in clue 5 (9)
24 Scent (4)
24 City on the Missouri River (5)
25 Tuck of the Robin Hood stories, among others (6)
26 The ____ Queen (1951 Bogart/Hepburn flick) (7)
27 An English county (5)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Fishy surname of Mike of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

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