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Wordy Wednesday 238: Fill-In Crossword 6 & Wordy Wednesday 239: Framelinks 8

WORDY WEDNESDAY #236
SECTION SIX 23 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
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Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #237
ANACROSSWORD 16 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #238
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 6
The answers in the crossword below are clued alphabetically by length; you must figure out where they belong. The unclued shaded entries will spell a clue to the final answer.
3 LETTERS
Be a thespian
Vehicle for getting to school
Not many
What PETA would prefer you not wear
A common sandwich meat
Formerly known as
Not old
Uncooked
Singer-songwriter Nugent
____ Story (1995 film)

4 LETTERS
Rusie of baseball
A beauty brand
“____ It” (Michael Jackson song)
A craps bet
Emanate
Erin of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Notice
Norse creator god
Kitchen item
____ and file
Steals from
Hot tubs
Whole step, in music
Small child
Use a computer keyboard
Alcoholic beverage made from grapes

5 LETTERS
Circe’s niece in Greek myth
Be a sponge
Popular salad dressing
Place to get your hair done
Bundle of grain stalks
Emulate a pig, perhaps
“When the going gets ____. . .”
Oleff of Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

6 LETTERS
Exploited
Simultaneously: 2 wds.
Sport for the Minnesota Wild
A citrus fruit
Read something aloud
Word before “engineering” or “networking”

WORDY WEDNESDAY #239
FRAMELINKS 8
Fill in the empty squares in the diagram with the given letters to form words.
Arrange the letters in the shaded squares to form the final answer, an 8-letter word.
AAAAAAAAAAA BBBB C DDDDDDD EEEEEEE GG HH IIIII LLLLL M NNNN O PP RRRRRRRRRRRR SSSSS TTT U VV Y

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Actress Greta of Anna Karenina (1935)"?
* Patron Puzzle #45, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Quote Puzzle Meta Pack.

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Wordy Wednesday 237: Anacrossword 16

WORDY WEDNESDAY #235
PENT WORDS 47 (answer)
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Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #236
SECTION SIX 23 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #237
ANACROSSWORD 16
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92
Self-evident truth
July 4 and December 25, for two
Difficult choice between undesirable options
Dye used in temporary tattoos
Villain’s opponent
____ and yon
As an inevitable result: 2 wds.
Narrow land strip connecting two larger land areas
The woodchuck, for one
Require
Like Vikings
British spelling of a certain shade of yellow
Extremely wise person
Food wrap trademark
Dark gas mixture in big cities
Fabric sample
Splenda, for example
Bird with an arctic variety
Tolstoy work on which Charlie Brown has to write a book report in Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!: 3 wds.
____ of Fortune

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "Sport for the Minnesota Wild"?
* A Framelinks!

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Wordy Wednesday 236: Section Six 23

WORDY WEDNESDAY #234
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 4 (answer)
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Tyler Hinman **
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Bryce Herdt **
Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #235
PENT WORDS 47 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #236
SECTION SIX 23
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 "A ____ by any other name. . ."
2 Mutual ill will
3 Capacity to make one's own decisions
4 Granger of the Harry Potter books
5 Was generous
6 Tremendous appetite

Ring 2
* Trader
* Oman's western neigbor
* Microsoft : Cortana :: Apple : ____
* Interval between the low and hi "do" in a musical scale
* Hair regrowth brand

Ring 3
* Helical pasta
* As ____ on TV
* Goodyear offering, to a Brit
* Texas town in a Doobie Brothers song: 2 wds.

Ring 4
* Lung or kidney, for one
* Capital of the least populous U.S. state
* Grocery ____

Ring 5
* Popular salad dressing
* Ugly thing

Ring 6
* Actor Jim of The Number 23

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* On which Tolstoy work does Charlie Brown have to write a book report in Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!?

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Wordy Wednesday 235: Pent Words 47

WORDY WEDNESDAY #232
PATHFINDER 9 (answer)
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Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #233
HEX PATHFINDER 14 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
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Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #234
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 4 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #235
PENT WORDS 47
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 Hertz rival / iPad, for one
2 Croft of the Tomb Raider games / Narrate, as a story
3 Fabric made from the Angora goat's fur / "Once ____ a time. . ."
4 In a state of complete disorder / Little
5 "____ New Yorker" (Odyssey song) / Super Mario ____ (1992 racing game)
6 One parking cars for hotel guests / A type of tissue in vascular plants
7 ____ the bottom of the barrel / Place to learn karate
8 Vessel for keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold / Pizza ____ (restaurant chain)
9 Robin Hood's forte / Bitter alcoholic drink
10 Environment / Ooze

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Hertz rival
* A version of Windows
* Sailor's way of saying, "Stop!"
* Move in a leisurely, aimless manner
* Mint ____
* Core belief
* Emulate a goat
* Hawaiian greeting
* Gradually become narrower
* Dramatically express feelings
* Gregorian ____
* Word preceding "dog" or "pepper"
* Print on the other side of paper, for example
* Less common
* Irritated
* Port-au-Prince's country
* Mighty Morphin ____ Rangers
* Edmonton athlete

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's an 8-letter word for "Granger of the Harry Potter books"?
* Patron Puzzle #44, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($1 or more per month), is a pair of Codewords.

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Wordy Wednesday 234: Snake Crisscross 4

WORDY WEDNESDAY #231
SIMPLY FILL IN THE BLANKS (answer)
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Pavel Curtis **
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Lynn S. **
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Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #232
PATHFINDER 9 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #233
HEX PATHFINDER 14 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #234
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 4
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
Donkey relative
Victoria’s Secret purchase
A type of hat
A Greek letter
A period of time
"Rumor ____ it. . ."
____ Abner (comic strip)
A Greek letter
Knight’s title
Mineral spring
“____ the Force, Luke”
A sect of Buddhism
4 LETTERS
Shameless boldness
Item to bang in T. Rex’s “Get It On”
Like some reports
Killer whale
Exit ____
Christian apologist Zacharias or sitarist Shankar
Comedian Foxx
Small round item at a wedding
With the 8-letter Snake Word and a hyphen, like the banner in the U.S. national anthem
Narrate
Ripped apart
5 LETTERS
DNA and RNA sequences
There are 18 in a golf course
Scorch
Valve’s digital distribution platform
6 LETTERS
Fished with a hook
Fantastic find at an oil rig
Make tidy
Marsupial known for playing dead
Ornate art style of 18th century Europe
7 LETTERS
Resting spots in birdcages
10 LETTERS
Commit oneself again
Nighttime condition caused by an obstructed airway: 2 wds.
12 LETTERS
Famous Christian hymn: 2 wds.

SNAKE WORDS
5 LETTERS
Entertain
Frolic
Jeweler’s unit
Arpad Elo's game
Rebuke
____ reef
Actor Nemec of Parker Lewis Can't Lose
Consumed
Excessive eagerness to act
____ Transylvania (2012 film)
Type of camera lens used for extreme close-ups of small objects
A sheriff’s group of assistants
Ascended
6 LETTERS
Creed of the Rocky films
Shamelessly bold
Popular holiday potable
Canyon relative
Choir member, for one
7 LETTERS
Provided food for a party
Sea of ____ (site of many New Testament miracles)
Emulated a church or theater employee
8 LETTERS
[See the ninth 4-letter Crisscross Word]

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Mighty Morphin ____ Rangers"?

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