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Wordy Wednesday 144: Broken Word Search

WORDY WEDNESDAY #142
MINI CHESS WORDS & SIMON SAYS (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, here for the easier version of the puzzle, and here for a password-protected hint (the password is the final result of the Simon Says puzzle, all lowercase, no spaces). Here's a list of people who solved it:
Anthony Bailey **
Edderiofer He **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
James Sinnett **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley *
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #143
DIVIDED INTO COLUMNS 2 (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 #144
BROKEN WORD SEARCH
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!

Oops! I dropped my word search, and it shattered into a bunch of pieces. Maybe I can still solve it. . . .
The answer is a single word.
ANSWER, BARTER, BREAST, CANDID, CARDIO, CHORUS, COCCYX, CURFEW, DAMAGE, DOLLAR, DRAGON, DUPLEX, EARTHY, EFFIGY, ELAPSE, EMBLEM, ENTREE, EXCITE, EXEMPT, FORMAL, FUNGAL, GENIUS, HANGAR, HASSLE, HEREOF, HORROR, IDEATE, LESSON, LYCEUM, NEBULA, NOBODY, OXHIDE, PAGODA, PARITY, PAROLE, RECALL, RECEDE, RELIEF, RIFFLE, SHADOW, STEREO, SUBTLE, TATTOO, TIGHTS, TORPOR, TRIAGE, TROWEL, WEIRDO, WHINGE.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Who is D.W. Read's older brother?
* Patron Puzzle #21, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a large Anacrossword, with 35 entries and 199 letters. If you enjoyed Wordy Wednesday #100, you might enjoy this!

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 143: Divided Into Columns 2

WORDY WEDNESDAY #141
FOXGERYPTICS 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 **
M. Sean Molley **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin *
Yossi Fendel **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #142
MINI CHESS WORDS & SIMON SAYS (hint)
As of this writing, 9 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version that puts the chess pieces in their correct places. Also, several solvers had difficulty after finishing the Simon Says portion; here is a password-protected PDF with a further hint. The password is the final result of the Simon Says puzzle (all lowercase, no spaces). 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 #143
DIVIDED INTO COLUMNS 2
(click here for a PDF version)
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron Anthony Bailey.
“Ain’t”, for example __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                     45 56 19 03 81 08 60 44 66 29 52
Chevrolet sports car __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                     79 20 70 63 55 49 40 23
When something is due __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                      01 73 48 42 12 09 69 06
Forge __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
      17 14 72 10 39 78 41 50 32
Emulates an exhibitionist __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                          18 24 31 30 65 02 34
Extremely ugly __ __ __ __ __ __ __
               46 27 05 64 53 33 16
What a fire hose gets attached to __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                  51 37 61 57 21 47 04
Instructional handbook __ __ __ __ __ __
                       25 68 80 35 76 59
Item featured in the opening of 60 Minutes __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                           71 58 15 26 36 75 82 22 07
Certain __ __ __ __
        13 67 74 38
Walk like a duck __ __ __ __ __ __
                 54 77 11 62 28 43

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A broken puzzle! Sounds fun, right?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 142: Mini Chess Words & Simon Says

WORDY WEDNESDAY #140
PENT WORDS 28 (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 #141
FOXGERYPTICS 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 #142
MINI CHESS WORDS. . .
Five 6-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
Each piece starts on the bottom row, but it is up to you to determine which piece starts where.
______: H  __ __ __ __ __
        a1               
______: O  __ __ __ __ __
        b1               
______: A  __ __ __ __ __
        c1               
______: W  __ __ __ __ __
        d1               
______: F  __ __ __ __ __
        e1               
Once you’ve solved all of the words, proceed to the next part and follow the instructions to get a hint for your final answer, a 5-letter word.
. . . & SIMON SAYS
1. Start with the Bishop's word.
2. Replace the letter which comes last alphabetically with a copy of the letter which comes first alphabetically.
3. Replace the fifth letter with the King's word.
4. Switch the first instance of the repeated vowel (A, E, I, O, or U) with the second-to-last consonant.
5. Replace every letter which appears in the Rook's word with a G.
6. Replace the third consonant with the Knight's word.
7. Move the second-to-last consonant to the end.
8. Delete the first vowel.
9. Move the seventh letter to the end.
10. Replace the central letter with SS.
11. Move the last vowel to the second position.
12. Replace every instance of the twelfth letter with the last letter of the Rook's word.
13. Delete the first instance of a letter that appears in the Queen's word, and move the second such instance to the fourth position from the end.
14. Switch the first vowel with the letter to its immediate right.
15. Move the letter to the immediate left of the last vowel to the fifth position.
16. Replace the sixth letter with the first vowel of the Rook's word.
17. Replace the fourth consonant with the second consonant of the King's word.
18. Replace the first letter and every second letter thereafter with the letters preceding them in the alphabet.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 9-letter word for "Item featured in the opening of 60 Minutes"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 141: Foxgeryptics 6

WORDY WEDNESDAY #139
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 4 (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 **
Bo Green **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #140
PENT WORDS 28 (hint)
As of this writing, 8 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 #141
FOXGERYPTICS 6
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.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* The Chess Words sequel that nobody asked for!

Until next time, yappy solving!





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