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Wordy Wednesday 210: Pent Words 42 & Wordy Wednesday 211: Pathfinder 7

WORDY WEDNESDAY #208
ANACROSSWORD 15 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #209
PATHFINDER 6 (hint)
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DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS ALL MONTH LONG!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #210
PENT WORDS 42
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 "Pentagon Recommends Nation Play Through All ‘____’ Video Games In Preparation For Imminent Nuclear Apocalypse" (headline from Christian satirical news site The Babylon Bee) / Like many unsafe winter roads
2 Devastate / ____ House (American restaurant chain)
3 Do not overlook / Elbow ____
4 Hasbro war game / Charm
5 More uncanny / Facial feature for which Jay Leno is famous
6 A trigonometric function / ____ Runner (1983 Brøderbund video game)
7 Crackle and Pop's partner / Say again
8 Bodily disorder / Ketchum of the Pokémon anime
9 Alight / Bother
10 By ____ of (because of) / Car carrying a coffin
   
PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* "Multi-Campus Church Debuts New 3D Experience To Make It Feel Like Pastor Is Actually ____" (Babylon Bee headline)
* It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia
* Not domesticated
* Military surveillance, briefly
* Cassettes
* Unwanted sound
* Permit
* Ted Cassidy's The Addams Family role
* "____ in Heaven" (Eric Clapton song)
* Flabbergast
* Singer Minaj
* Emulate Romeo and Juliet, perhaps
* Third of a third
* Concepts
* Make corrections to
* Month whose birthstone is the diamond
* City on the Mohawk River
* Copal, for example

WORDY WEDNESDAY #211
PATHFINDER 7
In this puzzle, each answer starts in the correspondingly numbered square, goes in some direction, and makes one or more right-angled turns as it winds through the grid. 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, an 8-letter word.
1 Asteroid ____ (4)
1 1999 movie based on a 1976 Isaac Asimov story (12 3)
2 It begins, “We believe in one God. . .” (6 5)
3 Michelle Obama's alma mater (9)
4 Pertaining to the sense of smell (9)
5 Did some calculus, perhaps (10)
6 Brand of cooler named after a marine animal (4)
7 Gardener’s container (9)
8 Misty of Hee Haw (4)
9 Implement for Roger Federer (6 6)
10 Fashion designer Burch (4)
11 Last Call with ____ Daly (6)
12 Elliot of Open Season (2006), for one (4)
13 Whistling kitchen item (9)
14 Avis rival (5)
15 The Old Farmer’s ____ (7)
16 Goal (6)
17 Meal-ending courses (8)
18 Proofreading symbols indicating where something needs to be added (6)
19 Statue carved by Pygmalion in Greek myth (7)
19 Top-tier chess player (11)
20 Hydrochloric ____ (4)
21 ____ House (book publisher) (6)
22 The Godfather soundtrack composer Rota (4)
23 Michael Sembello song in Flashdance (6)
24 Trouble (8)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Who said, "All pitchers are liars or crybabies"?
* What's a 6-letter word for "The Little ____ (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry work)"?

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