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Wordy Wednesday 222: Letter Lending Library 2 & Wordy Wednesday 223: Letter Lending Library 3

WORDY WEDNESDAY #220
PENT WORDS 44 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt *
John Bulten *
Michael Avanessian *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #221
LETTER LENDING LIBRARY (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!

LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH = DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #222
LETTER LENDING LIBRARY 2
These words are lending their letters out for you to read. Write the clued 7-letter words in column A. Then drop one letter from each word and rearrange the rest to get a 6-letter word that goes in column B. Drop one more letter and rearrange what's left to get a 5-letter word to write in column C. The words in column C are clued in order, but you must determine where the words go in the other columns.

The letters thus dropped, reading down the leftmost column and then the rightmost column, will spell the final answer, a book title.
COLUMN A
* Do a mailman's job
* Foretell
* Julie of The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins
* Kitchen appliance
* Like some consent
* Male moose features
* Most pallid
* Straw mattresses
* The felonious taking of personal goods

COLUMN B
* Afternoon nap
* "____ is Coming" (first episode of HBO's Game of Thrones)
* Milk-Bone products
* Mitsubishi model that debuted in 1973
* Nonsense
* Piece of ammo for a home improvement "gun"
* The ____ of Wrath
* Toward the rear of a ship
* Trapped

COLUMN C
1. Not active
2. Pigpens
3. La Traviata composer
4. Tall lifting machine
5. Beetle Bailey's Orville P. Snorkel, familiarly
6. German artist Max
7. Surname of Fred Flintstone's employer
8. Button next to Select on the NES controller
9. A type of car or chair

WORDY WEDNESDAY #223
LETTER LENDING LIBRARY 3
These words are lending their letters out for you to read. Write the clued 8-letter words in column A. Then drop one letter from each word and rearrange the rest to get a 7-letter word that goes in column B. Drop one more letter and rearrange what's left to get a 6-letter word to write in column C. The words in column C are clued in order, but you must determine where the words go in the other columns.

The letters thus dropped, reading down the leftmost column and then the rightmost column, will spell the final answer, a book title.
COLUMN A
* Abridge
* In calculus, it can be definite or indefinite 
* Like some illnesses
* One hoping to commit property insurance fraud, often
* People being taught how to do a job
* Places to store food
* Reduces the size of, as someone's ego
* Serves as a substitute for
* Supplied water to
* Those who make things

COLUMN B
* ____ Gulf War
* Igneous rock of which some countertops are made
* Legendary six-limbed creature which has inspired many a furry
* Made up of filaments
* One who buys tickets and sells them at ridiculously inflated prices
* Roller ____
* Tall, slender mosque feature
* The Importance of Being ____
* Took part in a banquet
* Uses a colander

COLUMN C
1. Tranquilize
2. Begrudge
3. Liquid consumed by hummingbirds
4. "____ You In This Storm" (song by the Christian band Casting Crowns)
5. Military pilots
6. Approximately 3.26 light years
7. G or R, for example
8. Team that couldn't use their home stadium in the 2005 NFL season due to damage from Hurricane Katrina
9. Symbols which resemble circumflexes
10. Famine

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "____ pack (weapon in Ghostbusters)"?
* Patron Puzzle #39, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Snake Crisscross.

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

Wordy Wednesday 221: Letter Lending Library

WORDY WEDNESDAY #219
SIMPLE LOOP 3 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #220
PENT WORDS 44 (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 #221
LETTER LENDING LIBRARY
(A sequel to WW198.)
These words are lending their letters out for you to read. Write the clued 6-letter words in column A. Then drop one letter from each word and rearrange the rest to get a 5-letter word that goes in column B. Drop one more letter and rearrange what's left to get a 4-letter word to write in column C. The words in column C are clued in order, but you must determine where the words go in the other columns.

The letters thus dropped, reading down the leftmost column and then the rightmost column, will spell the final answer, a book title.
COLUMN A
* Attempts
* Desires what someone else has
* Least feral
* “Of ____!” (phrase uttered by M. Bison in a meme)
* Small magnifiers
* Tailor’s need
* Whitaker in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
* Word before “engine” or “party”
COLUMN B
* A doctor measures it in beats per minute
* Circulatory system features
* Fox in the Sonic the Hedgehog games
* “Hardware ____” (Weird Al song)
* “I ____ It Through the Grapevine”
* Not glossy
* Scorches
* Wake up
COLUMN C
1. ____ grinder
2. Simba’s uncle
3. ____ cream
4. Series of items
5. Tool with jaws
6. Certain lagomorph
7. And
8. Type of learning based on repetition

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Two more Letter Lending Library puzzles!

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Wordy Wednesday 220: Pent Words 44

WORDY WEDNESDAY #218
MISSING LINKS 2 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #219
SIMPLE LOOP 3 (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 #220
PENT WORDS 44
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 Chelmsford's county / Country singer Adkins
2 Musical work that helps a soloist practice a particular skill / Not domesticated
3 Chance / Agnes Moorehead's Bewitched role
4 Spike-shaped mass of frozen water / Sword handle
5 ____ out a living / One being recognized
6 Delegate to a duty / Name of the bird in Disney's Aladdin
7 Matilda author Roald / The capital of Texas
8 1979 film directed by Ridley Scott / You'll never see them in professional Super Smash Bros. tournaments
9 Intrepidly-named clothing brand: 2 wds. / "My Country, 'Tis of ____"
10 2015 Marvel film: hyph. / Atlas Shrugged protagonist John

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* The Very Hungry Caterpillar author Eric
* Boredom
* Lift
* Planet that doesn't correspond to a movement in The Planets
* Martial art with bamboo swords
* Hebrew letter that, when spun on a dreidel, entitles the player to the entire pot
* Spine-chilling
* Website whose logo's first letter is red
* Fill with joy
* Easter Island's country
* City in southern Turkey
* Put off
* Bonus
* Genre of Japanese graphic novels and comic books
* 2017 Marvel film
* Angry
* Beginning
* "Wake Up Little ____" (Everly Brothers song)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "'Of ____!' (phrase uttered by M. Bison in a meme)"?

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Wordy Wednesday 219: Simple Loop 3

WORDY WEDNESDAY #216
SECTION SIX 21 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey *
Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #217
DIVIDED INTO COLUMNS 4 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey *
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #218
MISSING LINKS 2 (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!

Have you ever wished that you could write word puzzles? My new series, The Joy of Puzzling, will teach you how, and even invite you to try your hand at it yourself! Note that the puzzle-solving and puzzle-writing halves of the contest are separate, and you can enter one without entering the other. You don't even have to write a puzzle to win; you can test-solve and proofread someone else's puzzle and get the same prize as the constructor. Have fun!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #219
SIMPLE LOOP 3
(A sequel to WW88.)
Draw a single path of horizontal and vertical segments that returns to where it started, and which passes through all of the cells exactly once (with the exception of cells containing the letter E, which may not be passed through). See the example on the right. Start from cell A1 and read clockwise for a hint to the final answer.
Crossword constructors’ favorite refrigerator brand ___ __ __ __ __
                                                    C10 G8 J5 E4 H6
Dessert with fruit and ice cream topped with __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
   a liqueur sauce: 2 wds.                   I4 C8 F9 E1 A5 G6 J9 G2 D9 G1 D3 C4 H9
Container for discounted items: 2 wds. __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ ___
                                       G3 A6 I8 H8 I3 D5 B2 C9 B6 B10
Hitchcock film that displays its title __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ ___ __ __ ___ __
   over a phone: 4 wds.                D7 C2 E6 G5 G7 A1 F4 B8 I2 J10 E3 J2 F10 F1
Mortal Kombat finishing move __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                             J1 I7 B3 E9 H5 F8 B9 C5
Apiary inhabitant __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                  C3 B5 I5 A4 H4 F6 C1 J4
Film that introduced Diego the saber-toothed tiger: 2 wds. __ __ __ ___ __ __
                                                           H7 A3 F3 I10 B1 F7
Once Upon a Time in the West director Sergio __ __ __ ___ __
                                             D2 J8 F2 G10 A8
Lounge around __ __ __ __
              D8 H2 D1 A7
Bulbous vegetable __ __ __ __ __
                  E2 J3 J6 H3 D6
Anomalous value in a data set __ __ ___ __ __ __ __
                              A9 H1 E10 J7 B4 E5 G4
Rav4 maker __ ___ __ __ __ __
           C6 A10 F5 E8 I9 G9
“Do ____ others. . .” ___ __ ___ __
                      D10 E7 H10 D4
A Pagan religion __ __ __ __ __
                 I6 A2 C7 B7 I1

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Hebrew letter that, when spun on a dreidel, entitles the player to the entire pot"?
* Patron Puzzle #38, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($1 or more per month), is a pair of Codewords.

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Wordy Wednesday 218: Missing Links 2

WORDY WEDNESDAY #214
SNAKE CRISSCROSS (answer)
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Jack Bross **
James Sinnett **
Bryce Herdt **
Jason Boomer **
John Bulten **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #215
PENT WORDS 43 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #216
SECTION SIX 21 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #217
DIVIDED INTO COLUMNS 4 (hint)
As of this writing, 4 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!

Have you ever wished that you could write word puzzles? My new series, The Joy of Puzzling, will teach you how, and even invite you to try your hand at it yourself! Note that the puzzle-solving and puzzle-writing halves of the contest are separate, and you can enter one without entering the other. Have fun!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #218
MISSING LINKS 2
Write words in the blanks, one letter per square, so that every pair of consecutive words, reading from left to right, forms a compound word or a phrase. The highlighted squares will spell two more words; the final answer is the two-word phrase that goes between those words.
Dummy __ __ __ __ __ __ __
      50 65 09 58 21 06 32
“Friday” singer Rebecca __ __ __ __ __
                        77 73 15 60 71
Owen Wilson’s Texas birthplace __ __ __ __ __ __
                               51 69 07 36 41 23
Yolky libation __ __ __ __ __ __
               18 34 27 03 59 39
Object of a difficult and long quest __ __ __ __ __
                                     67 80 08 52 56
Ungulate feature __ __ __ __
                 45 29 33 72
Athletic man’s need __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                    68 53 14 61 12 44 05 78 38
Inimitable __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
           17 04 81 10 40 62 35 30
Woodwind in "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                                 16 02 70 47 79 25 11 49
Item for Dennis the Menace __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                           42 82 24 19 01 75 28 55 13
Potency __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
        43 20 46 26 66 54 31 76
Unruly __ __ __ __ __ __ __
       48 74 63 64 37 22 57

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's an 8-letter word for "Mortal Kombat finishing move"?

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