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Wordy Wednesday 249: Framelinks 9 & Wordy Wednesday 250: Pent Words 50

WORDY WEDNESDAY #247
HEX PATHFINDER 15 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Jay McConnell *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #248
PATHFINDER 10 (hint)
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LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH = DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #249
FRAMELINKS 9
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron M. Sean Molley. Support me on Patreon at the $5 per month level and solve the monthly Patron Puzzle for a chance to suggest a seed word for a future puzzle, or at the $20 per month level to suggest one seed word every month!
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.
AAAAAAAA B CC D EEEEEEEEEEEEEE GGGGG H IIIIIII LL MMMMM NNNNNNNNN OOOOOO RRRRR SSSSS TTTTTTT UUU YY

WORDY WEDNESDAY #250
PENT WORDS 50
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 Aunt of pancake mix fame / Release one's anger
2 ____ of Africa (1985 film) / ____ Pizza Cats (1990-1991 cartoon)
3 A fox or a table has four / Breastbones
4 Leave out / Bizet opera
5 Yogi who said, "I never said most of the things I said" / Fish-eating mammal in the weasel family
6 A form of tangelo / Clean or celibate
7 Irritate / Tempt
8 ____ Tuned (1992 film) / South Park: Bigger, ____ & Uncut
9 One of 90 in the measure of a right angle / Cheese named after a region in France
10 European automobile race site / A dark shade of blue

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Concur
* A unit of energy
* "I hate to ____ your bubble. . ."
* Last letter of the Greek alphabet
* Deck associated with divination
* Entertain
* Material for some stockings
* Word before "poker" or "search"
* Spooky
* IHOP side offering
* Japanese egg noodles
* Gives off
* The Neon ____ (2016 horror film)
* Secret place to hide things away
* "____ Just Want to Have Fun" (Cyndi Lauper song)
* Brusque
* Storage spot in a house
* Expert

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* On what website did Trump post a message about “covfefe”?
* Patron Puzzle #49, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Snake Crisscross.

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Wordy Wednesday 248: Pathfinder 10

WORDY WEDNESDAY #246
SECTION SIX 24 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #247
HEX PATHFINDER 15 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #248
PATHFINDER 10
In this puzzle, each answer starts in the correspondingly numbered square, goes in some direction, and makes one or more right-angled turns as it winds through the grid. When you have finished, every letter will be used in exactly two entries.

Rearrange the letters in the shaded spaces to get the final answer, an 8-letter word.
1 Japanese art of growing tiny trees (6)
2 “____ you!” (response to a sneeze) (5)
3 Insect in a Biblical plague (6)
4 Civil War figure George Armstrong ____ (6)
5 Comic strip created by Kevin Fagan (7)
6 Microscopic particles of a substance composed of atoms (9)
7 One who might reject people of lower classes (4)
8 Expert (5)
9 Group of fish (6)
10 Get away from (5)
11 Amazon smart speaker (4)
12 Grouses with feathered feet (10)
13 ____ Movie (Seltzer and Friedberg “comedy”) (4)
14 One October birthstone (4)
15 Cerebral ____ (5)
16 Towards shelter (4)
17 Absolutely love (5)
18 Truce (9)
19 Football coach who said, “Winners never quit and quitters never win” (5 8)
20 Ran out of juice, as a battery (4)
20 Used a rod, perhaps (7)
21 Pine ____ (weasel relative) (6)
22 ____ Joy (candy bar) (6)
23 Former Vice President Walter (7)
24 Direct (5)
24 Word following “nervous” or “digestive” (6)
25 ____ Movie (Seltzer and Friedberg “comedy”) (4)
26 Paper alternative (7)
26 Pierce (9)
27 Unexpected obstacle (4)
28 Cookbook offering (6)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Framelinks!
* What's a 5-letter word for "Word before 'poker' or 'search'"?

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Wordy Wednesday 247: Hex Pathfinder 15

WORDY WEDNESDAY #245
PENT WORDS 49 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #246
SECTION SIX 24 (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!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #247
HEX PATHFINDER 15
In this puzzle, each answer starts in the correspondingly numbered hexagon and winds through the grid, starting in the indicated direction. When you have finished, every letter will be used in exactly two entries.

Rearrange the letters in the shaded spaces to get the final answer, a 7-letter word.
1W ____ pole (5)
1SE An angry child might throw one (13, 2 wds.)
2E Top’s opposite (6)
3E Genesis garden location (4)
4E Automaton (5)
5W 1998 movie where Jim Carrey’s character discovers his entire life is a TV series (13, 3 wds.)
6SE Truthfulness (8)
7SW Head & Shoulders alternative (8, 2 wds.)
8NE Certain Australian marsupial (6)
9SW Relay race need (5)
10E Forcibly squeezed (in) (10)
11SW Property that prospective buyers can go inside (9, 2 wds.)
12W Give a darn (4)
13SW Sidney of In the Heat of the Night (7)
14SE Dracula portrayer (6)
15NE Nix by simply not signing, as a bill (10, 2 wds.)
16W Chardonnay, for example (4)
16W Croquet need (6)
17SE Welles of Citizen Kane (5)
18NW Drums that come in connected pairs (6)
18E 2017 Emma Watson role (5)
19E Parts of brains or ears (5)
20NE Very overweight (5)
21NE Maritime greeting (4)
21SE Scottish beef cattle breed (5)
22SE Televised (5)
23W Paradox namesake (4)
24E Pastry whose name is French for “lightning” (6)
25NE Place to buy meat (4)
25W Leave (6)
26SE Nasal cavity (5)
27SE Emulates a seamstress (4)
28NE Cores (6)
29W Birthplace of Saint Francis (6)
29W Delegate (6)
30E Stockholm resident (5)
31E Circus prop (7)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What football coach said, “Winners never quit and quitters never win”?

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Wordy Wednesday 246: Section Six 24

WORDY WEDNESDAY #243
FOXGERYPTICS 11 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Patrick Jordan **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #244
TOUCHWORD 8 (answer)
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Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #245
PENT WORDS 49 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #246
SECTION SIX 24
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 Signed the back of, as a check
2 Adjoin
3 Alaska city named after a U.S. Secretary of State
4 Former Fleetwood Mac member Buckingham
5 Mythological figure slain by Artemis
6 Unborn human being

Ring 2
* Put off
* Like some servants
* "But seriously, ____. . ."
* Term for a socially inept person derived from If I Ran the Zoo
* President Woodrow

Ring 3
* Like a pug
* Wheel of ____
* Part of KFC
* Dispatch

Ring 4
* Purge a Facebook relationship
* Potable
* Wear away, as water forming a canyon

Ring 5
* Mercury of Queen
* Danish monetary unit

Ring 6
* Sutherland of 24

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 13-letter, 3-word answer for "1998 movie where Jim Carrey’s character discovers his entire life is a TV series"?
* Patron Puzzle #48, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Pathfinder.

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Wordy Wednesday 245: Pent Words 49

WORDY WEDNESDAY #242
ANACROSSWORD 16 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Jason Boomer **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #243
FOXGERYPTICS 11 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #244
TOUCHWORD 8 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #245
PENT WORDS 49
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 Four pecks / A young sheep
2 Produce seller / ____ code
3 Hershey's candy bar similar to Heath / Noted game show host Alex
4 Irish dramatist William Butler ____ / Fragment of broken glass
5 Covered with marinara, for example / Richard of Pretty Woman
6 Onion relative favored by Wario / Emulates XXXTentacion
7 Hockey rink sighting, sometimes / Clamor
8 Guilty, for one / Lucky ____ (breakfast cereal)
9 A type of stitch in knitting / Brown and gray terrier, for short
10 Heavy item that keeps a ship from moving / Elliot of The Mamas & the Papas
   
PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Part of a Santa costume
* Viscous plant secretion
* Before the appointed time
* Musician Dweezil
* A lock of hair
* Steep
* Spiral-shelled mollusk
* Fast
* ____ Malone (1976 film)
* Lasso
* Knight's protective suit
* Word after "brown" or "blood"
* Andean pack animal
* "Fly the friendly ____" (United slogan)
* Ascend
* Killer whales
* Minimize the rest of, as one's bets
* Wallaby voiced by Carlos Alazraqui

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "Sutherland of 24"?

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