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Wordy Wednesday 178: Codewordsearch

WORDY WEDNESDAY #176
SECTION SIX 17 (answer)
Here is 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 **
Bryce Herdt **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #177
ELIZA PSEUDONYM WATCHES MOVIES (hint)
As of this writing, 9 people have solved this 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!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #178
CODEWORDSEARCH
While I was away, some prankster replaced the letters in my word search with numbers. Maybe I can still solve it . . .
The answer is 3 words, 15 letters total.
ALGEBRA, ARUGULA, ASSESSOR, BARROOM, BREATHE, BUGABOO, CANASTA, CHIRRUP, CLARION, COUSCOUS, CYCLICAL, EGGSHELL, ENCLAVE, HEINOUS, HOLINESS, MAMMARY, MEATLOAF, MEDIEVAL, MISSTEP, MULLIGAN, POPULACE, REGATTA, SCARLET, SENTIENT, SWALLOW, VAMOOSE, VARIETY, WHITTLE, WRESTLE.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Cryptic clues!
* What's a 5-letter word for "Animal on a deviantART badge and in an Ogden Nash poem"?

Submit your answers to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com. Until next time, keep on living, and yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 177: Eliza Pseudonym Watches Movies

WORDY WEDNESDAY #175
PENT WORDS 35 (answer)
Here is 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 **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
J. Lay **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #176
SECTION SIX 17 (hint)
As of this writing, 9 people have solved this 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 #177
ELIZA PSEUDONYM WATCHES MOVIES
Over the course of a week from Sunday through Saturday, Eliza Pseudonym has used her Webflix subscription to watch 7 different movies. Each one was watched with a different friend (including Delilah) and while eating a different snack (including Sicklets). After watching each movie, Eliza and her friend gave it a different rating from 1 through 7 stars. Using the clues below, determine what movie Eliza watched each day, the rating it was given, the friend she watched it with, and the snack she ate while watching it. You might even figure out the title of the movie Eliza plans to watch next.

1. W&W's were eaten either 2 days before or 2 days after the day Eliza watched that movie where police officer Alex J. Murphy is turned into a cyborg.
2. The following movies are all different: the one watched with Carla, the one watched while eating the Venus candy bars, the one watched while eating Happy Cowboy hard candies, and that horror movie with the cursed videotape.
3. That 2004 movie with the demonic superhero was seen 2 days after that movie with the song "A Whole New World".
4. Barbra watched a movie the day before or the day after that movie where police officer Alex J. Murphy is turned into a cyborg was viewed.
5. That 2004 movie with the demonic superhero was given a rating 1 star higher than that of the movie seen on Wednesday, but 1 star lower than the one watched with Anna.
6. Hannah watched a movie with Eliza the day after Eliza ate the Hisshey's chocolate bars.
7. The 7-star movie was watched on Sunday.
8. Of the movie watched on Saturday and the movie watched with Barbra, one was given a rating 3 stars higher than the other's rating.
9. Fiona watched a movie whose rating was an even number of stars 5 days before Eliza ate Venus candy bars.
10. Anna watched a movie with Eliza either 2 days before or 2 days after Eliza saw that movie with the yellow creatures from Despicable Me.
11. The 5-star movie was watched the day after Georgia watched a movie, and 2 days before Pop Papers were eaten during a movie whose rating was an odd number of stars.
12. That romantic movie on the sinking ship was watched sometime before that movie with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in space.
13. Neither that horror movie with the cursed videotape nor that movie where police officer Alex J. Murphy is turned into a cyborg was the movie with the one-star rating.
14. Gummy Tummy candies were eaten while watching the movie rated 4 stars.
(This alternate solving grid is available for solvers who would prefer it. Click on it to enlarge it.)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A word search!

Submit your answers to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com. Until next time, keep on living, and yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 176: Section Six 17

WORDY WEDNESDAY #174
HEX PATHFINDER 10 (answer)
Here is 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 **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
J. Lay **
Lewis Chen **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #175
PENT WORDS 35 (hint)
As of this writing, 9 people have solved this 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 #176
SECTION SIX 17
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!

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 Indigenous
2 Bert's cohort on Sesame Street
3 One making bread
4 Laws-to-be
5 Jordan of Space Jam
6 Like some classics

Ring 2
* You might swear on one
* Originating from Dublin, for example
* A place's average weather conditions
* Singer Gomez
* November 11 honoree

Ring 3
* Compound countered by certain allergy meds
* 12 Years a ____ (2013 film)
* Teach to be obedient, as an animal
* Defamatory written statement

Ring 4
* x and y, in algebra
* "The sky's the ____"
* Christian period of fasting

Ring 5
* A Starbucks drink size
* Region after which a husky breed is named

Ring 6
* "Edge of Seventeen" singer Nicks

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A logic puzzle????

Submit your answers to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com. Until next time, keep on living, and yappy solving!

Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy update: Section Six Six-Plus-Six Pack!

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For a charitable donation of US$6 or more, you can buy yourself a 12-pack of Section Sixes, my miniaturized version of the venerable Patrick Berry's Section Eight. Ever since WW56, every Wordy Wednesday ending in a 6 has been a Section Six. If you enjoy the Section Sixes on this blog, you're sure to enjoy the dozen puzzles I've cooked up for this packet. Puzzles will be sent as a PDF with instructions, puzzles, and answers.

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Contest: Words Without Friends 4: Game Version (RESULTS!)

I received a paltry 3 entries for this contest.

Christian H.P. 1095
Michael Tang 1054
Sam Levitin 815

Their grids may be seen here.

Since I received so few entries, I'm making the executive decision to award all three entrants the grand prize! (For what it's worth, random.org would have awarded Michael Tang the grand prize and Christian H.P. second prize.) I really tried to make it easy to enter (750 is really easy to beat; your entry doesn't have to be optimized to have a chance at winning, but optimizing it will increase your chances), but only three people showed up. Maybe now that you see how easy it is to get a prize, you'll enter next time, eh? :)

Wordy Wednesday 175: Pent Words 35

WORDY WEDNESDAY #173
WORDS WITHOUT FRIENDS 4 (answer)
Here is 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 **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
James Sinnett **
John Reid **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #174
HEX PATHFINDER 10 (hint)
As of this writing, 10 people have solved this 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 #175
PENT WORDS 35
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 Tool with jaws / Meager
2 ___ the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren novel) / Surrounded by
3 Off-color / Match Game Hollywood Squares ____ (1983-1984 game show where each episode was 60 minutes of two other game shows)
4 False teaching / Gray wolf
5 Actress Carmen / How a period is pronounced, sometimes
6 Atlas contents / Tax on imported goods
7 ____ heap / Error causing massive confusion
8 Groom oneself carefully / Strong cloth made of flax
9 Moray, for one / ____ Michigan University (university in Ypsilanti)
10 Upsets / "____ me banana. . ."

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Danger
* Country estate
* Automaton
* Part of a calyx
* Nickname for Walter Eugene O’Reilly
* Bide for time
* Brief summary
* Rent
* You might be made one you can't refuse
* Rendezvous
* Peasant's ____ (homestarrunner.com adventure game)
* Just plain silly
* Come up
* Scooby-Doo and the ____ School (1988 TV movie)
* Banana ____
* _____ and Punishment in Suburbia (2000 film)
* Controls
* The Wii Remote has one that goes around your wrist

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "'Edge of Seventeen' singer Nicks"?

Submit your answers to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com. Until next time, keep on living, and yappy solving!

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