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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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WORDY WEDNESDAY #221
LETTER LENDING LIBRARY (hint)
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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)"?
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