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Wordy Wednesday 214: Snake Crisscross & Wordy Wednesday 215: Pent Words 43

WORDY WEDNESDAY #210
PENT WORDS 42 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
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Ryan Faley **
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #211
PATHFINDER 7 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Jack Bross **
James Sinnett **
M. Sean Molley **
Bryce Herdt **
Deusovi **
John Bulten **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #212
TOUCHWORD 6 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #213
HEX PATHFINDER 13 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #214
SNAKE CRISSCROSS
This puzzle's crisscross grid contains entries which read across and down as normal; these words are defined in alphabetical order by length under the heading “Crisscross Words.” The grid also contains a number of “snakes”: areas which follow a single clear path. Each of these snakes contains an entry which snakes from one end of the path to the other. These entries are defined under the heading “Snake Words”, and are also clued in alphabetical order by length. You must determine how the grid is divided into snakes; no two snakes overlap.

Arrange the letters in the highlighted cells to form the final answer, an 8-letter word.
CRISSCROSS WORDS
3 LETTERS
Tavern offering
Ernie known as “The Big Easy”
Egg cells
Throne
Number of frames in a bowling game
4 LETTERS
Expresses disapproval, perhaps
Color pattern for blending in with surroundings
Scorch
Game show where contestants had 24 hours to study material they’d be quizzed on
Trial version of software
Chap
Expert
Emcee
Bill of fare
Bites
Proboscis
Was in debt
Circus venue
Promote
5 LETTERS
Green ____ (1965-1971 sitcom)
Clean oneself
Scoundrel
En ____ (on the way)
Ken who investigated the Clinton administration
6 LETTERS
Bleeds
7 LETTERS
Passage from one place to another
8 LETTERS
Alienate
Uneducated
Sound at a comedy club
Baseball player, nicknamed “Charlie Hustle”, who was banned for betting on games: 2 wds.
Possible course of events
9 LETTERS
Ensure

SNAKE WORDS
5 LETTERS
Pleasant smell
Prophet
María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baez, more familiarly
____ the Matrix (2003 video game)
Casper is a friendly one
Christopher of This Is Spinal Tap
Kelly of One Tree Hill
Banished
Asian noodle variety
Some mixed precipitation
Apparatus in a submarine
6 LETTERS
Lansbury of Murder, She Wrote
Declared openly
____ on a Dime (HGTV series)
Eluded on foot
Powerful
Socially unacceptable things
7 LETTERS
Sticky substance used in roofing and soaps: 2 wds.
8 LETTERS
Shape of the moon, sometimes
12 LETTERS
Straight

WORDY WEDNESDAY #215
PENT WORDS 43
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 Total ____ (1990 sci-fi film) / Guns & ____ (magazine devoted to firearms)
2 Cutlery brand made famous in infomercials / Range
3 Spit / Allergic reaction of sorts
4 Bird associated with carrying babies / Bit of gossip
5 Textile made from cellulose / ____ acid
6 Move about aimlessly / "____ Ride" (Foghat song)
7 Be apprehensive about / Hawkeye State native
8 ____ Pie (Nestlé ice cream brand) / The front of a ship
9 Not fair, as a baseball / Gleam
10 Reverberate / ____-eye dog

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* I Have No ____, and I Must Scream (1995 video game)
* 1994 movie about a seal who befriends a girl
* Monetary unit of Norway
* The Suez, for one
* Authored
* What Kuzco is turned into in The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
* What you might do to a wet towel
* It's made from animal tusks
* Jaq in Cinderella (1950), for example
* ____ & Martin's Laugh-In
* Single-masted boat
* One of the five basic tastes
* Philbin who popularized the catchphrase, "Is that your final answer?"
* Selected
* Bones next to ulnae
* John Landis who patented a jar
* Colonel Jack author Daniel
* ____ poll

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "Peninsula surrounded by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov"?
* What's a 6-letter, 2-word answer for "Song advising the listener to 'give the past a slip'"?

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