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Wordy Wednesday 243: Foxgeryptics 11 & Wordy Wednesday 244: Touchword 8

WORDY WEDNESDAY #241
CODEWORDS 7 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #242
ANACROSSWORD 16 (hint)
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LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH = DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #243
FOXGERYPTICS 11
Insert a single letter in each space of each grid so that each grid's five rows and five columns spells a word from left to right or top to bottom (including the letters outside the grid).

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to form the final answer, an eight-letter word.

WORDY WEDNESDAY #244
TOUCHWORD 8
In a crossword, words cross each other; in this puzzle, they merely touch. More specifically, every letter shares an edge with at least one identical letter either immediately above or immediately below. The top and bottom rows are considered adjacent. (You can think of it as a diagramless, cylindrical Share-A-Letter puzzle.)

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to form the final answer, an 8-letter word.
1 Common sandwich dressing, in brief / Where a traitor might throw you: 3 wds.
2 ____ Billionaires (TV series about the Dowden family) / Paradise / Greek city featured in myths
3 Stump / Kidney-related / Former significant others
4 Vulgarly unfashionable, to a Brit / At a very slow tempo / Zorba’s first name in Zorba the Greek
5 Bellybutton / A noble gas / Uncanny
6 Original / Fur source related to the weasel / One ____ Hill
7 Curly-haired dogs / Medieval musical entertainer
8 Cattle ____ / 2008 Jim Carrey flick: 2 wds. / Buy time
9 Substitute / Religion whose pillars include pilgrimage to Mecca / Rome’s country
10 Tailless cat / Country singer Vince / In a congenial manner
11 Supervise / Andean pack animal / Aid a criminal
12 Veranda / Jazz singer Fitzgerald / ____ hound
13 ____ Come Home (1943 film) / Nonchalant / The 19th Syrian President
14 Not more / The ____ Patient (1996 movie) / ____ to Perdition (2002 movie)
15 One not to shoot, perhaps / Burial garment

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "____ Malone (1976 film)"?
* Patron Puzzle #47, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Vocabulary Fun Pack.

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Wordy Wednesday 242: Anacrossword 17

WORDY WEDNESDAY #240
PENT WORDS 48 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #241
CODEWORDS 7 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #242
ANACROSSWORD 17
[Author's note: I warned you last week this one was difficult. I'm truly sorry, and I promise I'll do better next time.]
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Note: The symbol † indicates headlines from the Christian satirical news site The Babylon Bee.
† “Man Casually Mentions He Chose Jesus, ____ Pops Out Of Nowhere To Argue With Him”
Board game with rooks
Oliver Twist character described as a receiver of stolen goods
Inconsequential filler
The ____ Show (amateur talent show where celebrity judges can bang a large instrument to end a particularly bad act)
Beyond ugly
Pagan
Marge’s husband
† “9 Things You Can Give Up For ____ With Minimal Effort”
† “Report: Guy Who Says He Hates To Be ‘That Guy’ Actually ____ To Be ‘That Guy’”
Hall’s partner
Sign of things to come
Hitchcock classic referenced in Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”: 2 wds.
† “6 Secular ____ You Should Add To Your Worship Set This Very Sunday”
In the near future
Posture
† “Man Stacks Chairs After Church Service Like ____ Champion”
Large striped feline
One abstaining from milk, eggs, and meat
A terrible thing to mind, according to an aphorism
What a deceased married man might leave behind

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Foxgeryptics!
* What is Zorba’s first name in Zorba the Greek?

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Wordy Wednesday 241: Codewords 7

WORDY WEDNESDAY #238
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 6 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Tyler Hinman **
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Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #239
FRAMELINKS 8 (answer)
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Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #240
PENT WORDS 48 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #241
CODEWORDS 7
In the crossword puzzle above, every letter is represented by an integer from 1 through 26. You must decipher the code to reveal the words.

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to spell the final answer, an eight-letter word.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A puzzle for whose difficulty I apologize in advance. . . .
* Patron Puzzle #46, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($1 or more per month), is a Framelinks.

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Wordy Wednesday 240: Pent Words 48

WORDY WEDNESDAY #237
ANACROSSWORD 16 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Jason Boomer **
Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #238
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 6 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #239
FRAMELINKS 8 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #240
PENT WORDS 48
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 Reprehensible person / The long ____ of the law
2 Mark and Shania, for two / An auction website
3 Dawkins who coined the word "meme" / Lennon's widow
4 Prod / A contestant on The Voice, for example
5 ____ Meets World (1993-2000 sitcom) / Steered
6 Items for providing victuals to wild animals / Sob
7 ____ of Man / VCR button
8 Bird of prey / Foodstuff that can be white, brown, or fried
9 Annihilate / Play it by ____
10 Large books / Resource
   
PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Herb related to the carrot
* Some lagomorphs
* Plateau relatives
* Placed in a heap
* ^
* Actress Greta of Anna Karenina (1935)
* Gold brick
* Mistake
* In great poverty
* Not last
* Jumped
* Certain woodwinds
* ____ on a True Story (2017 Roman Polanski film)
* Make a mistake, with "up"
* Comic ____
* The player's role in SimCity
* Like a film not produced by a big studio
* First word of many a phone conversation

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Codewords!

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