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Wordy Wednesday 148: The Square Scare

WORDY WEDNESDAY #146
SECTION SIX 14 (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 **
Bo Green **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #147
DIV IDE DIN TOT RIP LES 2 (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 #148
THE SQUARE SCARE
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!

It looks like the fourth floor of this hotel is haunted, too. “I tried so hard in life to make friends,” a ghostly spirit moans, “but everyone said I was a square. Will you help me square away some unfinished business? If you can help me find the 2-word answer to this puzzle, I’ll be ever so grateful.”

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Framelinks!
* Patron Puzzle #22, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a combination of Pent Words and Kin-Kon-Kan! The Pent Words grid becomes a Kin-Kon-Kan grid.

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 147: DIV IDE DIN TOT RIP LES 2

WORDY WEDNESDAY #145
PENT WORDS 29 (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 **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #146
SECTION SIX 14 (hint)
As of this writing, 11 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 #147
DIV IDE DIN TOT RIP LES 2
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!
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64 65 66    67 68 69    70 71 72    73 74 75    76 77 78    79 80 81


Inventor Alexander Graham ____ __ __ __ __
                               78 54 14 40
Impudent __ __ __ __ __ __
         18 81 22 59 37 15
Directly from personal experience __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                  51 12 64 23 42 74 07 06 44
Henry VIII, for one __ __ __ __
                    66 62 05 36
Sea cow __ __ __ __ __ __ __
        60 56 77 10 48 25 41
One climbing the Rockies, for example __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                      02 49 24 35 73 04 31 38 19 71 58
Respectful __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
           57 45 11 03 67 33 09 27
Instrument featured in “Put Down the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
    Duckie” on Sesame Street         63 01 26 52 68 28 39 43 16
The ____ Night (van Gogh painting) __ __ __ __ __ __
                                   17 70 69 61 55 79
____-crazy __ __ __ __
           20 08 34 29
Plácido Domingo, for one __ __ __ __ __
                         21 75 32 46 72
Furry creature in many horror flicks __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                     80 30 53 13 76 65 50 47

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Hey, a puzzle that will keep you awake at night. . . .

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 146: Section Six 14

WORDY WEDNESDAY #144
BROKEN WORD SEARCH (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 **
Chris Hendricks *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #145
PENT WORDS 29 (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 #146
SECTION SIX 14
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 Rival
2 Barbie, for one
3 Pictures in one's mind's eye
4 Mother ____
5 Poem where the first letter of each line spells something
6 From ____ with Love

Ring 2
* Wrote the music for, as a movie
* The stripes of the US flag represent these
* What records are made of
* GoDaddy offerings
* One of four in a deck of playing cards

Ring 3
* Old West outlaw Butch
* Auspice
* Small stringed instrument played with a bow
* Names at the start or end of a movie

Ring 4
* I Am Spock author Leonard
* Gave aid to
* Duplicate

Ring 5
* Euphoria
* Vegetable that famously induces tears when cut

Ring 6
* 14-line poem

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* ASE QUE LTH ATN OON EAS KED FOR!

Until next time, yappy solving!

Wordy Wednesday 145: Pent Words 29

WORDY WEDNESDAY #143
DIVIDED INTO COLUMNS 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 #144
BROKEN WORD SEARCH (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 #145
PENT WORDS 29
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 Mixing implement / Common apple color
2 Larboard / Trapped
3 Nairobi's country / Sheriff's star-shaped decoration
4 Twin ____ (1990-1991 TV series) / Ambulance feature
5 2012 title character voiced by Seth MacFarlane / Hell's ____ (reality series since 2005)
6 Candy made of sugar and butter / It may be of the drop-down variety
7 Poet William Butler ____ / Nolan Bushnell's company
8 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy ____ / Kimono sashes
9 D.W. Read's older brother / Like some losers
10 Whirlpool / Without warranty: 2 wds.

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Common apple color
* "The Yellow Rose of ____" (folk song)
* Boredom
* "Fly the Friendly ____" (United Airlines slogan)
* Stadium
* Natasha's partner in crime
* Judge ____ (1995 Stallone film)
* Butchered animal's internal organs and entrails
* Word preceding "park" or "song"
* Come up
* City in which UHF (1989) was filmed
* It connects a wheel's hub to its rim
* Tom of classic rock
* The ____ Brothers Band (2007-2009 Nickelodeon series)
* ____ Day (April 22)
* Programming language noted for its simplicity
* Pleasure trips
* Eagle feature

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "14-line poem"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

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