Wordy Wednesday 106: Section Six 10

WORDY WEDNESDAY #104
TOUCHWORD (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 **
Lance Nathan **
Punjit Sharma **
Ryan Faley **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #105
PENT WORDS 21 (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 #106
SECTION SIX 10
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 Actor Cruz of Touched by an Angel
2 Burden of ____
3 Deadly
4 Ones who read, but don't participate in, online message boards
5 Scientific ____ (a way of expressing large and small numbers)
6 They accompany entrées

Ring 2
* Norwegian monetary unit
* Short-tailed weasel
* "Snips and ____ and. . ."
* Go out of date, as coupons
* The sound of stepping

Ring 3
* Beginning
* Boris of Frankenstein (1931)
* Cereal pursued by a silly rabbit
* Agreeable

Ring 4
* In the air
* 2015 film with a 3-D version of Pac-Man on the cover
* Appliance with a crumb tray

Ring 5
* 1993 Nintendo game with animals piloting spaceships: 2 wds.
* Fold in a skirt

Ring 6
* Video game first introduced in The Orange Box

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a four-letter word for "Online celebrity Walker with the misfortune of sharing his name with a cartoon he hates"?
* Patron Puzzle #13, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Words Without Friends puzzle. Play a single-player game of Scrabble to make the letters fit into the grid and spell words across and down.
* Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month) will also receive issue #2 of Fox & Badger Magazine! A seven-puzzle meta, "Check Us Out", separates four brothers from exiting their hotel room; can you help them solve it?


Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 105: Pent Words 21

WORDY WEDNESDAY #103
LOGICROSSWORD 4 (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 *
Edderiofer He **
Jack Bross **
Adam Weaver **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Lance Nathan *
Punjit Sharma **
Ryan Faley *
Sam Levitin *
Yossi Fendel **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #104
TOUCHWORD (hint)
As of this writing, 10 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 #105
PENT WORDS 21
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 The official language of Argentina / Arboreal name of the professor from Pokémon Gold and Silver
2 ____ E. Coyote / Subdivisons of acts
3 One lacking melanin / With The, video game franchise about the lives of virtual people
4 One of 100 in Scrabble / Quiznos rival
5 Goddess of discord / Plot
6 Nevada city featured in part of Sister Act / Voice box
7 Nation between Finland and Norway / Stamp on a passport
8 "The ____ is in the mail" / Church instrument, often
9 Prepare more ammo / Nick Charles's wife in The Thin Man
10 Canonical Ltd.'s operating system / "Too Much Time on My Hands" group

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Book divided into suras
* Anti-anxiety drug
* Wrestler ____ Rhodes
* Organization whose name means "table"
* Scar's nephew
* Some trigonometric calculations
* Piece of furniture featured in the opening of The Simpsons
* In need of cleaning
* Joy
* Disastrous thing to happen with oil in the ocean
* Hurrican name retired in 2011
* Vim's partner
* Absinthe ingredient
* Woman's name on the Alabama state quarter
* Of yore
* Down for the ____
* Clean the floor with a brush, perhaps
* Dog-tired

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What video game was first introduced in The Orange Box?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 104: Touchword

WORDY WEDNESDAY #102
FOXGERYPTICS 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:
Edderiofer He **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Adam Weaver **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Punjit Sharma *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Yossi Fendel **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #103
LOGICROSSWORD 4 (hint)
As of this writing, 8 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 #104
TOUCHWORD
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 March 2016 suggestion is used here.

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 Academy Award-winning supporting actor from Bridge of Spies: 2 wds. / “Just Like Jesse James” singer
2 TV series starring Tony Shalhoub / Actor Cole Sprouse's twin brother / Some electronic dance music
3 Sharpened / “Electric Avenue” singer Eddy / Dirty movie
4 It's better than a triple / “Act your age!”: 2 wds. / Cookie that's the subject of the song “The White Stuff” by Weird Al
5 Item in a Cinco de Mayo celebration, perhaps / Cowards
6 Drools / Original first name of a certain boxer
7 A farmer's hard-working son, possibly / Post-injury mark / Like expired milk
8 Hunt sneakily / It grows in a bed / Wild swine
9 Singer Lisa Marie / Originate (from) / Make a donkey-like sound
10 “Beware the ____ of March” / Descendant of Jacob's third son / Full of cheer, as on Christmas
11 Perfect / Not good / Sullies, as a reputation
12 Actor Malcolm-____ Warner / Uses a telephone / Dancing With the ____
13 Its capital is Kingston / ____ and lassies / Voice actress Strong
14 Absurd / “____ per aspera” (Kansas state motto): 2 wds. /
15 2004 first-person shooter published by Ubisoft: 2 wds. / The Price is Right model Amber

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What is the arboreal name of the professor from Pokémon Gold and Silver?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 103: Logicrossword 4

WORDY WEDNESDAY #101
FOXGERYPTICS 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 **
Adam Weaver **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Lance Nathan **
Punjit Sharma **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Yossi Fendel **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #102
FOXGERYPTICS 3 (hint)
As of this writing, 10 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 #103
LOGICROSSWORD 4
Shade in some cells in the grid below, and fill the rest with letters to form words left-to-right and top-to-bottom, crossword style. All words are Scrabble-legal (see scrabble.merriam.com); however, most of the words in the intended solution should be familiar.

There is no “final answer” to this puzzle; just send your completed grid.

* No two black cells share an edge. All the white cells are connected through their edges.
* The words LOOIE, UGLIEST and SENSELESS read horizontally.
* The words ASCOT and NAVIGATOR read vertically.
* The words BEYS, DA, LUV, and URN read somewhere.
* Row 2 contains exactly one black cell; the cell to its immediate left contains the letter L.
* Row 3 contains two 2-letter words, the leftmost of which is a reversal of the two-letter word in column G.
* Row 4 contains the letter T.
* Row 9 contains exactly one K and exactly one S.
* Column A contains exactly one black cell; the letters immediately above and below the black cell do not appear anywhere else in the grid.
* Column D contains two 2-letter words, the topmost of which is a reversal of the two-letter word in row 4.
* Column H contains a 9-letter word.
* Column I contains two consecutive cells with the same letter.
* Cells A8 and C9 contain the same letter.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Which Eddy sang "Electric Avenue"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

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