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Wordy Wednesday 186: Section Six 18

WORDY WEDNESDAY #184
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD PLUS (answer)
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Edderiofer He **
Jack Bross **
John Reid **
M. Sean Molley **
Bryce Herdt **
Deusovi **
Ryan Faley **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #185
PENT WORDS 37 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #186
SECTION SIX 18
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 Nutrient favored by bodybuilders
2 Places where food is preserved in metal containers
3 ____ pole
4 Summary
5 1987 comedy for which Elaine May won Worst Director
6 "A rolling stone gathers no ____"

Ring 2
* Palindromic cuff
* Bridge
* Provoke
* Fashionably old-fashioned
* Stress

Ring 3
* Thing on a list
* Ruse
* Certain infielder
* Part of some printers

Ring 4
* Earliest
* Divisions of Dante's Inferno, for example
* Jewish scripture

Ring 5
* Camera's output
* More frightening

Ring 6
* "I'm Eighteen" band Alice ____

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 10-letter word for "What Esau sold to Jacob"?
* Patron Puzzle #30, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Snake Crisscross.

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Wordy Wednesday 185: Pent Words 37

WORDY WEDNESDAY #183
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 5 (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 **
Danny Knight **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #184
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD PLUS (hint)
As of this writing, 7 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 #185
PENT WORDS 37
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron Anthony Bailey. 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, 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 ____ keen / "That hurts!"
2 Fitting together like Russian dolls / Children's card game in which it takes, like, forever for one player to get all the cards
3 America's ____ Top Model / "O Canada", for one
4 Pleasure vehicle of sorts / "Don't ____ the small stuff!"
5 Croc cousin / Dr. ____ and The Electric Mayhem (Muppets band)
6 Something boring / In one's birthday suit
7 Attendant / Musical 2016 animated film
8 Mr. Philbin / Host
9 Mathematician Pascal / Cain's victim
10 Speaks / Actress Falco

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Misrepresent
* Argon and such
* Some large trucks
* Precise
* Alleviated
* Welsh dog breed
* The largest moon of Saturn
* Prove false
* Charisma
* University namesake Brigham
* "See you ____!"
* ____ and pains
* What you might do to your bets
* Because
* Reznor of Nine Inch Nails
* Integrity
* Make an avian sound
* T-bone, for example

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "'I'm Eighteen' band Alice ____"?

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Wordy Wednesday 184: Cryptic Crossword Plus

WORDY WEDNESDAY #182
WORDS WITHOUT FRIENDS 5 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Jack Bross **
Pavel Curtis **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #183
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 5 (hint)
As of this writing, 8 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 #184
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD PLUS
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron Jack Bross. 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 cryptic crossword, the answer from the wordplay half of each clue contains an extra letter. For example, if the clue were "Shy memo for North American canine (6)", the answer would be COYOTE, as clued by "North American canine"; the wordplay half clues COY+NOTE, which has an extra N. These extra letters, in clue order, spell one final cryptic clue, which solves normally and produces this puzzle’s final 9-letter answer.
ACROSS
1 Wandering bride is oppressive (4)
3 Wild hog and wild arbor (4)
6 Divide a type of Game Boy Advance and a type of Nintendo DS (5)
10 The Spanish castle for a French mathematician (7)
11 Grandmother and Gospel writer's linguistic concern (7)
12 Be biased against women (5)
13 Answers: bison, lotus, bananas (9)
14 Alters mood upon being consumed by fishing rod parts (8)
15 Whole tumbling trainee (6)
18 Banquet went down in plane (6)
20 Crustaceans and amorphous entities rest uneasily (8)
23 Stoolie is sure to get Ray (9)
25 Remnant from tattered circle (5)
27 Monarch to evaluate thankless person (7)
28 Lohan with horrible lady sins (7)
29 $1,000 search for visitor (5)
30 Some freshwater fish walk briskly (4)
31 Japanese, Australians have Jacob's brother (4)
DOWN
1 Delete Adam's partner in search (5)
2 Guys who fix things rewrite a Zen primer (9)
4 Make excessive claims about Bad Ole Silver (8)
5 Entertain drunken general (6)
6 Courageous, disciplined person caroled, eating portion (7)
7 Without clear head, ascend to state of uncertainty (5)
8 Propulsive devices with the endless oxidation and blunders (9)
9 Came to a stop with freight and Ted (6)
14 Festivity regarding coffee and frosting (9)
16 I deliver catalogs for dreamers (9)
17 Abbott's partner tossed cellos out (8)
19 Aviatrix is close to male red deer (7)
21 Gazing fixedly with lace (6)
22 Mom or dad's terrible pattern (6)
24 Japanese pufferfish, that is, or a musical work (5)
26 Shrinking drinking vessel from the South for nutria (5)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What;s a 5-letter word for "The largest moon of Saturn"?

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Wordy Wednesday 183: Fill-In Crossword 5

WORDY WEDNESDAY #181
CODEWORDS 5 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #182
WORDS WITHOUT FRIENDS 5 (hint)
As of this writing, 5 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 #183
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 5
The answers in the crossword below are clued alphabetically by length; you must figure out where they belong. The unclued shaded entries will spell a clue to the final answer.
3 LETTERS
Lovelace who’s considered the first computer programmer
Assist
____ Bud (1997 film)
“____ Day Now” (Chuck Jackson song)
Mr. Nahasapeemapetilon
Rock band Steely ____
Where a fox lives
“Cross my heart and hope to ____!”
Female deer
Keebler worker
A span of time
Canopic ____
Actress Thompson
Michael Stipe’s band
____ de Janeiro
“____ Pilot” (Eric Burdon & the Animals song)
Hot tub
“Income” or “luxury” follower

4 LETTERS
____ vera
Pool player Minnesota ____
Ran away
They’re puckered during a kiss
Former Italian monetary unit
Necessity
Trim the outside of
“____ and you shall find”
Counterweight
Three-____ sloth

5 LETTERS
Pants material
Use a cigarette
Game on many old cell phones
Country music group Little ____, or the state “God
     Blessed” according to one of their songs

6 LETTERS
Insane person
One through whom a god speaks
Chrome alternative
____ horse

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Cryptic clues!

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