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Wordy Wednesday 153: Anacrossword 10 & Wordy Wednesday 154: Hex Pathfinder 8

WORDY WEDNESDAY #151
INTERSECTING WORDS (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:
Anthony Bailey **
Benjamin Smith **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
James Sinnett **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Izak Bulten *
Ryan Faley *
Sam Levitin **
Walker Anderson **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #152
CODEWORDS 4 (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 #153
ANACROSSWORD 10
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01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ ___ ___ ___ ___
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
104 105 106 107 108 109 110
Texas town in which singer Marty Robbins “fell in love with a Mexican girl”: 2 wds.
Crime scene finding, perhaps
It prevents a case from being discussed in public: 2 wds.
Auto mechanic’s milieu
Possible response to “Do you have any Kings?”: 2 wds.
All Dogs Go to ____ (1989 animated film)
____ and dry
Dawdle
Nursing pioneer Florence
Painter Rockwell
The ____ Professor (1996 Eddie Murphy film)
Rush about violently
Having no apparent pattern
Line along which fabric pieces are joined
1971 film starring Richard Roundtree
Keep ____ on (monitor)
“Stand by Your Man” singer: 2 wds.
Film with John Ratzenberger as the voice of Hamm: 2 wds.
Like O. J. and Jessica Simpson
With “The”, “Turning Japanese” group

WORDY WEDNESDAY #154
HEX PATHFINDER 8
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron M. Sean Molley. Support me on Patreon at the $5 per month level and solve the monthly Patron Puzzle for a chance to suggest a seed word for a future puzzle, or at the $20 per month level to suggest one seed word every month!
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.
1NE Hometown of Archie Andrews (9)
2NE Let’s Make a Deal host since 2009 (10, 2 wds.)
3NW It might lead into a garage (8)
4SE For ____ or Poorer (1997 comedy) (6)
5NW Football referee, slangily (5)
5SW Diego de la Vega’s secret identity (5)
6E Set in motion, as a missile (6)
7SE Pertaining to the sense of smell (9)
8E Legendary horse with a distinctive forehead protuberance (7)
9E Strong, uncontrollable emotion (8)
10W Make a valuation (6)
11E ____ Hood (Ever After High character) (6)
12NW The Strange ____ of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (4)
13E Mattress filled with H2O (8)
13SW Little ____ (Louisa May Alcott novel) (5)
14NE Hurt (4)
15SE Vulpes vulpes, familiarly (6, 2 wds.)
16NW 1992 film whose sequel was subtitled Back in the Habit (9, 2 wds.)
17SE Mass departure (6)
18W Not fair (6)
19NW Item in a Rorschach test (7)
20NE The Dark Side of the Moon group (9, 2 wds.)
20W Inconsistency in a fictional narrative (8, 2 wds.)
21NW They might grow in shady places (6)
22NE Navigate (5)
23SW Poisonous Japanese fish (4)
24W Offense taken at a remark (7)
25NW Is behind (4)
26W Ocean’s ____ (2001 George Clooney film) (6)
27SW Clay or mud monster of Jewish folklore (5)
28W Some gardening implements (4)
29E Washington Irving story setting (12, 2 wds.)
30NE Ryan who played Granny in The Beverly Hillbillies (5)
31E “Don’t Believe the ____” (Public Enemy song) (4)
32W Hugh Jackman’s role in X-Men (2000) (9)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Windows ____ Player (Microsoft application)"?
* Patron Puzzle #23, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Snake Crisscross. 69 entries await your solving in this crossword where some of the answers read across and down as usual, and some of the answers snake around the grid.

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 152: Codewords 4

WORDY WEDNESDAY #150
PENT WORDS 30 (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:
Anthony Bailey **
Benjamin Smith *
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
James Sinnett **
M. Sean Molley **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Izak Bulten **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #151
INTERSECTING WORDS (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 #152
CODEWORDS 4
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron Giovanni Pagano. Support me on Patreon at the $5 per month level and solve the monthly Patron Puzzle for a chance to suggest a seed word for a future puzzle, or at the $20 per month level to suggest one seed word every month!
In the crossword puzzle above, every letter is represented by an integer from 1 through 26. You must decipher the code to reveal the words.

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to spell the final answer, an eight-letter word. (I kinda ran out of ideas for answer extraction mechanisms after the previous three.)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What is the Texas town in which singer Marty Robbins "fell in love with a Mexican girl"?
* What 1992 film's sequel was subtitled Back in the Habit?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 151: Intersecting Words

WORDY WEDNESDAY #149
FRAMELINKS 6 (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:
Anthony Bailey **
Benjamin Smith **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
James Sinnett **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Izak Bulten *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #150
PENT WORDS 30 (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 #151
INTERSECTING WORDS
Place each of the given words into the grid, one letter per cell, reading from left to right or top to bottom. All words must be connected, and no words other than the given words can appear in the grid. The numbers in the shaded cells indicate the total length of all the words going through that cell.
The answer is a name.
ASS, EMU, GIT, LYE, SET, TAO
AMMO, ASEA, EAST, EDGE, ICKY, OGRE, RHEA, SHOE, STUD, TORY
CHURN, ETUDE, HEAVE, NIECE, SALVE, SYNOD, TRUNK, TWEED
ADHERE, FEALTY, ORDAIN, RELIEF, RIPPLE, SPEEDO, STUPOR
BURRITO, CARAMBA, HORMONE, LEAFLET, LOOKOUT
BLOWFISH, SOLUTION

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A puzzle full of numbers! Can there really be words here?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 150: Pent Words 30

WORDY WEDNESDAY #148
THE SQUARE SCARE (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:
Anthony Bailey **
Edderiofer He **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
James Sinnett *
Adam Weaver **
Ryan Faley **
Walker Anderson **
Yossi Fendel *
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #149
FRAMELINKS 6 (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 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 #150
PENT WORDS 30
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 Pertaining to mail / ____ of God (metal band)
2 Ron of the Harry Potter books / The Mesozoic, for one
3 Petty of motorsports / ____ canal
4 Decimal alternative / It has phases
5 Johnny ____ (2003 Rowan Atkinson film) / Super Bowl group: abbr.
6 Onion relative / Horseless carriages
7 Mother ____ / Some male singers
8 Swiss cottage / "That's one small ____ for a man. . ."
9 Kiss / Coca-____
10 Abase / "La Vie Bohème" musical

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* ____ on the cake
* Hoard
* "My Bonnie lies over the ____. . ."
* Netgear offering
* Get a point
* Actor Eckhart of The Dark Knight (2008)
* ____ of the Dead (2004 film)
* Ness and Lomond, for two
* Cake relative
* A dark shade of yellow
* Item in a park, perhaps
* Dental hygiene accessory
* Actress Kirstie of Cheers
* Evil spirit
* Former CNN host King
* Perfect
* "Wanted Dead or ____" (Bon Jovi song)
* "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front ____"

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A puzzle whose SOLUTION will give you RELIEF. . .

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 149: Framelinks 6

WORDY WEDNESDAY #147
DIV IDE DIN TOT RIP LES 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:
Anthony Bailey **
Benjamin Smith **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
James Sinnett **
Adam Weaver *
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #148
THE SQUARE SCARE (hint)
As of this writing, 8 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version, with blatant instructions. If you would like some advice or assistance in solving my Wordy Wednesday, I pray you will not hesitate to contact me for immediate relief. 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 #149
FRAMELINKS 6
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, an 8-letter word.

AAAAAAAA BBBB CCC DDD EEEEE GG HH II J LLLL MMM NNNNNNNNN OOO P RRRRRRR SSS TTTTTT W Z

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Actor Eckhart of The Dark Knight (2008)"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

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