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Wordy Wednesday 191: Foxgeryptics 8 & Wordy Wednesday 192: Hex Pathfinder 11

WORDY WEDNESDAY #189
ANACROSSWORD 13 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Cory Oldweiler **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Deusovi **
Kenneth Wilson **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #190
PENT WORDS 38 (hint)
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RYAN FALEY MADE AN ANACROSSWORD!
Ryan Faley made an Anacrossword (a puzzle type that debuted on this blog), and he wants me to share it with you guys, so here you go! Have fun!

FIFTH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH = DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #191
FOXGERYPTICS 8
Insert a single letter in each space of each grid so that each grid's five rows and five columns spells a word from left to right or top to bottom (including the letters outside the grid).

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to form the final answer, an eight-letter word.

WORDY WEDNESDAY #192
HEX PATHFINDER 11
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.
1SW Yellow vegetable (4)
2SE Appealing tackiness (6)
3E Overturn (5)
4W Russian leader Vladimir Vladimirovich ____ (5)
5E Like some candles (7)
6NW Military student (5)
6NW Frames (6)
7SE Printing that goes beyond the trimming edge (5)
7SE “I ____ the rains down in Africa. . .” (Toto lyric) (5)
8NE Toy (well, arguably a toy) invented by Gary Dahl (7, 2 wds.)
9NE Plumber’s item (6)
10E Fill with joy (5)
11NE Big band leader and 1951-1982 variety show host (12, 2 wds.)
12SW Like no parts but some actors, according to Constantin Stanislavski (5)
13SW Stadia (6)
14W A type of electronic dance music (7)
15NW Spectacles and such (7)
16W Christian author Joyce (5)
17NW Look without blinking (5)
18SW Movie about a basketball-playing dog (6, 2 wds.)
19W Enclaved African country (7)
20SW Charm (6)
21NE Exit (9)
22SE Poet Ogden (4)
23SE It may be knee-high (4)
24E “It’s a ____!” (Admiral Ackbar line) (4)
25SW Unwanted plant (4)
26NE Certain pastry (6)
27SE Competition (7)
28E Presidential hopeful of “Pokémon Go to the polls” infamy (14, 2 wds.)
29NW English poet ____ Byron (4)
30NE Free from guilt (10, 3 wds.)
31SW Unable to move (5)
32SW Young mystery heroine (9, 2 wds.)
33W Bounced a tennis ball back and forth (7)
34E Setting for a lewd limerick (9)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Codewords!
* Patron Puzzle #31, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Fill-In Crossword.

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

Wordy Wednesday 190: Pent Words 38

WORDY WEDNESDAY #188
CRYPTICROSTIC 5 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Cory Oldweiler **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #189
ANACROSSWORD 13 (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 #190
PENT WORDS 38
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 Killer whale / Crème de ____
2 Draw / Make glossy
3 Crusader / 2009-2015 Fox series
4 Country singer ____ Travis / Bell invention, briefly
5 Person with a crystal ball / Like a piercing scream
6 Classic Van Halen song that isn't "Jump" / Finished
7 Ice cream parlor offerings / Boyz II ____
8 Pine (for) / The liver, for one
9 Derision / Fortune telling deck
10 Like many cigars, in terms of nationality / Put on clothes

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Agassi of tennis
* 144 units
* Home ____ 2: Lost in New York
* What a large tree may provide
* Intended
* Symbol in an ancient language, perhaps
* Humped mammal
* Not over
* Violet relative
* Rub out, as a mistake
* In that location
* Comedienne DeGeneres
* Baseball's "Big Papi" David
* Nut of an oak
* Greek mythological hunter
* Make into law
* Express anger, perhaps
* Diving acronym-turned-word

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Foxgeryptics!
* What's a 9-letter word for "Setting for a lewd limerick"?

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

Wordy Wednesday 189: Anacrossword 13

WORDY WEDNESDAY #187
DIV IDE DIN TOT RIP LES 4 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey *
Cory Oldweiler *
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #188
CRYPTICROSTIC 5 (hint)
As of this writing, 6 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 #189
ANACROSSWORD 13
This puzzle contains words suggested by patrons Anthony Bailey and 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!
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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
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Was a thespian
Make-or-break poker bet: 2 wds.
Composer Johann Sebastian
City in India once called Madras
Dolt
Item tossed at a bar
Adequate
Remove one’s duds
Continental ____
Installment
Typeface
Mourn
Dolt
Japanese art of paper folding
It's the Great ____, Charlie Brown
Tirades
Star Wars genre: hyph.
The ____ Redemption (1994 film)
Autonomy, as of a state
“If I die before I ____. . .”
Most piquant
One who studies animals

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Home ____ 2: Lost in New York"?

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Wordy Wednesday 188: Crypticrostic 5

WORDY WEDNESDAY #186
SECTION SIX 18 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Cory Oldweiler *
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #187
DIV IDE DIN TOT RIP LES 4 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #188
CRYPTICROSTIC 5
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!
The answer is a 10-letter word.
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Actor Christian heading west to speak with much detail __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                                       32 14 17 01 45 10 37 23 35
Attractive women heard musical instruments __ __ __ __ __
                                           12 28 04 36 44
Crazy grandmothers follow filmmaker Michael endlessly __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                                      40 08 38 33 07 24 29
Feeling of aversion is left in ditch __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                     39 25 47 03 13 18 11
Most frivolous untruths in edited list __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                       43 09 26 41 02 19 34 16
Slim ostriches have long ways to go? __ __ __ __ __
                                     27 21 46 06 20
The 28th President is slow in moving __ __ __ __ __ __
                                     31 05 15 30 42 22

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What city in India was once called Madras?

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Wordy Wednesday 187: DIV IDE DIN TOT RIP LES 4

WORDY WEDNESDAY #185
PENT WORDS 37 (answer)
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Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #186
SECTION SIX 18 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #187
DIV IDE DIN TOT RIP LES 4
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“^__ __ __ __ __    __ __    __ __ __   ^__ __ __ __ __”
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What Esau sold to Jacob __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                        47 19 03 64 62 18 71 36 68 60
Cold weather items __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                   08 59 43 25 41 32 11 55
Purple fruit __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
             12 29 53 42 17 01 35 72
Word after “finger” or “comfort” __ __ __ __
                                 50 31 37 07
Vanna White, for one __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                     21 14 52 67 63 56 75
“My Little Chickadee” actress: 2 wds. __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                      39 51 10 73 02 46 33
Be brighter than __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                 74 15 20 49 65 69 45 05
“Rats!” __ __ __ __ __
        30 13 57 34 58
Like a chimney sweep’s clothes __ __ __ __ __
                               24 26 40 61 48
Takes to court __ __ __ __
               38 27 23 06
Atrium’s partner __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                 09 44 28 70 54 16 04 22 66

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Cryptic clues!

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