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Wordy Wednesday 206: Section Six 20

WORDY WEDNESDAY #204
FOXGERYPTICS 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 **
M. Sean Molley **
Bryce Herdt **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #205
PENT WORDS 41 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #206
SECTION SIX 20
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 One of Muhammad's successors
2 90 degrees on a compass
3 Subject of a gaffe for 2016 Presidential hopeful Gary Johnson
4 2014 film adapted from a Veronica Roth novel
5 Structure on which an offering might be burnt
6 Delegate

Ring 2
* Sex, Lies, and ____
* LaBeouf whose "He Will Not Divide Us" became an international game of "capture the flag"
* Popular pie ingredient
* ____ monster
* ____ Things (Netflix series)

Ring 3
* Cosmos: A Personal Voyage host: 2 wds.
* Actress Falco
* Use an e-cig
* Forming

Ring 4
* Madonna or Lady Gaga, say
* Not far
* Little freebies

Ring 5
* Judy of The Wizard of Oz
* Italian scooter brand

Ring 6
* 20/20's Elizabeth

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 10-letter word for "Fatal ____ (1987 film)"?
* Patron Puzzle #34, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Pathfinder.

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

Wordy Wednesday 205: Pent Words 41

WORDY WEDNESDAY #203
HEX PATHFINDER 12 (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 **
Cory Oldweiler **
M. Sean Molley **
Bryce Herdt **
Deusovi **
John Bulten **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #204
FOXGERYPTICS 10 (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 #205
PENT WORDS 41
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 Mr. Flintstone / Spaghetti and such
2 Assisted / Tanning ____
3 "See you ____!" / German city where a board game convention is held
4 Annoyed one's sleeping partner, perhaps / Comfort
5 The highest mountain in the world / ____ 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey computer)
6 There are 12 in a perfect bowling game / Excessively
7 Balcony / Author Tolstoy
8 An autumn bloomer / Item worn in winter
9 Extremely widespread / Prepare, as a dinner table
10 Eagle's claw / Go against the ____
   
PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Speed ____ (2008 film)
* Consumed
* Gave new decor to
* Distant
* Stockpile
* Vehicle on rails
* ____ of a Salesman
* Frakes role
* Merrily We Roll ____
* San Diego baseballer
* Frighten
* Actress Witherspoon
* Breathes like a hot dog
* Common ____
* Puss in ____
* Not hidden
* Seethe
* Purloined

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "Subject of a gaffe for 2016 Presidential hopeful Gary Johnson"?

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

Wordy Wednesday 204: Foxgeryptics 10

WORDY WEDNESDAY #201
DIVIDED INTO COLUMNS 3 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Jack Bross **
Pavel Curtis **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #202
ANACROSSWORD 14 (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 **
Cory Oldweiler **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #203
HEX PATHFINDER 12 (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 #204
FOXGERYPTICS 10
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. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Speed ____ (2008 film)"?

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

Logicsmith Exhibition 7: Pentominous Borders (RESULTS!)

Four weeks ago, I challenged my readers to divide a 15x15 grid into as few regions as possible to create a valid Pentomonious Borders puzzle (that is, there is exactly one way to further divide the regions into pentominoes, regions of five cells each, so that no two congruent pentominoes, even if rotated or reflected, share an edge), with ties being broken in favor of which puzzle has the most faux solutions (that is, solutions where you disregard the rule that congruent pentominoes cannot share an edge). I received 6 entries, all of which managed to accomplish the task with just 2 regions! Their entries are collated below:
The winner, with 2 regions and over 13 billion faux solutions, is TheGreatEscaper! He will receive every puzzle in my Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy initiative! Additionally, Hugo van Rooigen, Bryce Herdt, and Michael Tang will receive all the digital puzzles from Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy! Congratulations!

Wordy Wednesday 203: Hex Pathfinder 12

WORDY WEDNESDAY #200
PENT WORDS 40 (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 **
Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Bryce Herdt **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #201
DIVIDED INTO COLUMNS 3 (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 #202
ANACROSSWORD 14 (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 #203
HEX PATHFINDER 12
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron Cory Oldweiler. 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, 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.
1E “Researchers Now Believe ____ Christian Movie Attainable Within Our Lifetime” (headline from The Babylon Bee, a Christian satirical news site) (4)
2NE “Pope Francis Offers Mind-Blowing Deals On ____ For Reformation Day” (Babylon Bee headline) (11)
3NW Disregard (7)
4NW Dominant religion of India (8)
4E Emulate a snake or angry cat (4)
5SW Partner of tails, often (6, 2 wds.)
6NE John Rzeznik’s band (11, 3 wds.)
7NE Sets of horizontal lines in music (6)
8E “____ Face” (Weird Al song) (5)
9NE Gangster’s girlfriend (4)
9W Mr. ____ (near-sighted animated character) (5)
10SW “Liberal Christian Attempts To ____ Atheist But They Just Agree On Everything” (Babylon Bee headline) (6)
11SE Pierced with a thrust of a blade (7)
12NE His Symphony No. 8 is often called “The Symphony of a Thousand” (12, 2 wds.)
13NW The Sooner State (8)
14W The Little Mermaid villain (6)
15SW Michael Jackson classic (6, 2 wds.)
15SW Song from Beauty and the Beast (10, 3 wds.)
16NW Emulated a cow (5)
17SE Asylum (6)
18E Unable to walk, maybe (4)
19SE Classical Greek instrument (4)
20NW Asthmatic’s need, perhaps (7)
21NE He's Just Not That ____ You (2009 film) (4)
22E Milan’s country (5)
23W Fear greatly (5)
24SW Polluted precipitation (8, 2 wds.)
25E The farthest planet from the sun (7)
26NW Section of land almost surrounded by water (9)
27NE “Church Installs Ejection Seats To Remove Members Whose Phones Ring During ____” (Babylon Bee headline) (7)
28SW Like vampires and zombies (6)
29SE Looney ____ (5)
30NW Stratagem (6)
31NW Smallville actress Durance (5)
32E “And they all lived happily ____ after” (4)
33W Locale (5)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Foxgeryptics!

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