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Wordy Wednesday 130: Pent Words 26

WORDY WEDNESDAY #128
CHESS WORDS 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 **
Jack Bross **
Adam Weaver **
Anthony Bailey **
Brian Chen **
Bryce Herdt **
Chris Hendricks **
Jack Lance **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Yossi Fendel **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #129
FRAMELINKS 5 (hint)
As of this writing, 7 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version. 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!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #130
PENT WORDS 26
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 ____ home the bacon / Circular
2 Word following "empty" or "universal" in mathematics / Final course of a meal, often
3 Father of Moab / One who sells meat
4 90 degrees on a compass / Real ____
5 Dutch ____ disease / Capital on the island of Java
6 Unpolluted / ____: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002 movie)
7 Artificial / Like some love
8 Crazy person / Comfortably warm
9 Blue / I, for example
10 Forge / Move while holding the mouse button

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Pickling need
* Painting on a wall
* The Lone Ranger's companion
* Reward for a good dog, perhaps
* Reverent
* Disgusting
* Former Green Bay quarterback Bart
* Premiere
* Confess
* ____ Armour (sports apparel brand name)
* The ____ and the Restless
* Item worn by a chef
* Play poker with marked cards, for example
* Outback offering
* ____-headed (many-faceted)
* ____ Recall (1990 film)
* Fictional detective Stone portrayed by Tom Selleck
* Cord that's inserted between teeth

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* In what 2016 video game does the player interacts with mazes on an island?
* Patron Puzzle #18, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Snake Crisscross. 97 entries await your solving, 62 of which read across and down in typical crossword fashion, and 35 of which snake around the grid.

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 129: Framelinks 5

WORDY WEDNESDAY #127
ANACROSSWORD 8 (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 **
Chris Hendricks **
Ryan Faley ** (Note: this is the version of the puzzle Ryan had to solve)
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #128
CHESS WORD 3 (hint)
As of this writing, 12 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version. 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!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #129
FRAMELINKS 5
Fill in the empty squares in the diagram with the given letters to form words.
Arrange the letters in the shaded squares to form the final answer, a 7-letter word.

AAAAAAAAA BBBBB CC DDD EEEEEEEEEEE GGG HHH IIII LLLL M NNN OOO PP RRRR SSS TTTTTTT UU V W X YY

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Fictional detective Stone portrayed by Tom Selleck"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 128: Chess Words 3

WORDY WEDNESDAY #126
SECTION SIX 12 (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 #127
ANACROSSWORD 8 (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 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!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #128
CHESS WORDS 3
Eight 8-letter words are scrambled on the chessboard. Each chess piece starts on the first letter of one of the words, and can be moved across the board via standard chess moves to spell the rest of the word. Every square is used exactly once. The chess pieces move as follows:
King: one space in any of the eight directions
Rook: any number of spaces in a horizontal or vertical direction
Bishop: any number of spaces in a diagonal direction
Queen: any number of spaces in any of the eight directions
Knight: two spaces in a horizontal or vertical direction and then one space in a perpendicular direction
Arrange the letters in the starred blanks to form the final answer, an 8-letter word.

         Queen: D  __ __ __ __ __ __ __          King: T  __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                d1          **                         e1             **      
Queen's Bishop: P  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ King's Bishop: C  __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                c1                **                   f1             **      
Queen's Knight: S  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ King's Knight: B  __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                b1                **                   g1             **      
  Queen's Rook: I  __ __ __ __ __ __ __   King's Rook: V  __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                a1                   **                h1                **   

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Framelinks guaranteed to make you cross!

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 127: Anacrossword 8

WORDY WEDNESDAY #125
PENT WORDS 25 (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 **
Joel Martin **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #126
SECTION SIX 12 (hint)
As of this writing, 7 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version. 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!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #127
ANACROSSWORD 8
This puzzle was co-authored with Ryan Faley. He gave me the clue for the final answer, and I turned it into the puzzle. Have fun!
This puzzle was also 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 August 2016 suggestion is used here.
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Nation immediately east of Togo
The Golden Girls actress: 2 wds.
Repetitively-named candy
Place where beer is made
A fabric softener brand
Spanish dance accompanied by guitar and castanets
Recess in which a statue might be found
Head, colloquially
Common prize at a county fair
Key for making capital letters
“Out of ____, out of mind”
Members of a deadly group of seven
PlayStation manufacturer
Sharply sloped
“Those bones in my jaw”, as per Chip Skylark
Squid appendage
Engine part that controls the flow of fuel
____ in the towel (give up)
Source of the phrase “[citation needed]”
Clever

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* An 8x8 grid to solve with your mates. . .

Until next time, yappy solving!

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