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Wordy Wednesday 254: Pathfinder 11 & Wordy Wednesday 255: Pent Words 51

WORDY WEDNESDAY #252
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 5 (answer)
Here is the answer to this puzzle. If you still wish to solve it yourself, please go here for the normal version of the puzzle, or here for the easier version of the puzzle. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Jay McConnell **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #253
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 6 (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!

LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH = DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #254
PATHFINDER 11
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!
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 ____ Free or Die Hard (2007 film) (4)
2 Naked and ____ (TV series that debuted in 2013) (6)
3 Shape of a ball (6)
3 Watering devices in yards (10)
4 Later than now (9)
5 She played Mrs. Murphy in The Blues Brothers (6 8)
6 USA for Africa song (2 3 3 5)
7 Mike who narrates Deadliest Catch (4)
8 “Scarborough ____” (4)
9 Some pieces of silverware (11)
10 Clenched (4)
11 Turbo of 2013’s Turbo, for one (5)
12 ____ & Faith (2003-2006 sitcom) (4)
12 The fourth most-spoken language in the world (5)
13 A Hispanic grocery store or a place for aging wine (6)
13 Cotton-eating insect (4 6)
14 Desdemona’s husband (7)
15 Site for a party before a football game, perhaps (8)
16 Reflecting nacreous light (10)
17 Mathematician René (9)
18 Washed-out (4)
19 High regard (6)
20 One to whom an Australian might say “G’day” (4)
20 ____ toast (5)
21 The Lion King villain (4)
22 Partitions of dollars (5)
23 Strip dividing highway lanes that travel opposite directions (6)
24 Princess to whom “Candle in the Wind 1997” is a tribute (5)

WORDY WEDNESDAY #255
PENT WORDS 51
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 React to a bad joke, perhaps / Part of a baseball cap
2 Morays and such / Connected to the Internet
3 Like the weather on a white Christmas / Game played by Deep Blue
4 Scold / Sandwich cookie brand name
5 Be skeptical / Meters or liters, for two
6 Actor Penn of Mystic River (2003) / Circle visible around the sun
7 Military conflict / Jamaican music genre
8 Withdraw (from) / 1/12 of a foot
9 Nation just south of Italy / Story
10 Black eye / British art museum name

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Dice-rolling party game
* Picture contained by a bigger picture, perhaps
* Match Game announcer Johnny
* Irritated spots
* Be buoyant
* Varnish ingredient
* Like some gases
* United Airlines rival
* Not even the least bit drunk
* Drench
* Mr. Earp
* Parody
* Tempozan Ferris Wheel's city
* Metalworking item often dropped on cartoon characters
* All rival
* Task
* Cognizant
* Super ____ Bros. (1999 fighting game)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's an 8-letter word for "The five-finger one is illegal"?
* Patron Puzzle #51, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Vocabulary Fun Pack.

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

Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy update: Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy Pack #2!

The original Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy pack consists of 24 Patron Puzzles and two issues of Fox & Badger Magazine (all of which were originally only available to Patreon supporters) for US$11.10. I am pleased to announce, on this Giving Tuesday, the release of Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy Pack #2, consisting of 24 more Patron Puzzles (#25-48) and one more issue of Fox & Badger Magazine (with 12 puzzles and a meta), all for the same price of US$11.10. Amazing!

This time around, Patron Puzzles include the following:
* Four 13x13 Codewords puzzles (example).
* Three 15x15 Pathfinder puzzles (example).
* Four 21x21 Framelinks puzzles (example).
* Five large Snake Crisscross puzzles (example).
* A giant Anacrossword (example).
* A sequel to Wordy Wednesday 37.
* A puzzle three-pack inspired by my colleague Ryan Faley.
* And much more!

As a reminder, this is a charity initiative. Please e-mail me (glmathgrantATgmailDOTcom) a copy of your charitable receipt (it must be a new donation, dated no earlier than one day before you email me) to receive this pack of puzzles. I am currently soliciting donations to these four charities:
I'm offering the original Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy pack (24 previously Patreon-exclusive word puzzles for US$11.10), the LiveJournal Logic Pack (300 logic puzzles for US$3), and the Section Six Six-Plus-Six Pack (12 Section Six puzzles for $6). No matter what your budget is, I hope you will support these causes and get some fun puzzles to solve.

Wordy Wednesday 253: Snake Crisscross 6

WORDY WEDNESDAY #251
ANACROSSWORD 17 (answer)
Here is the answer to this puzzle. If you still wish to solve it yourself, please go here for the normal version of the puzzle, or here for the easier version of the puzzle. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Jay McConnell **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #252
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 5 (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 #253
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 6
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
1986-1990 sitcom about Gordon Shumway
Baseball ____
Singer Henley
Guitarist Paul
____ bygones be bygones
Don't Tell ____ the Babysitter's Dead (1991 flick)
Second-to-last letter in the Greek alphabet
4 LETTERS
Performed very well in
Uncle’s partner
“Curses!”
“Novocaine for the Soul” band
Give off
Basketballer Lamar
Daze
5 LETTERS
Layers, as of paint
Language from which we get the word “umiak”
Actor Plemons
Tails’s real first name in the Sonic the Hedgehog games
It may be fine
Wedge-shaped piece
A type of fish
6 LETTERS
____ 110th Street (1972 crime drama)
Cuban dictator Fidel
A type of fish
Decoration made from a bundle of strings
8 LETTERS
Game with llama-shaped piñatas
Oregon’s largest city
9 LETTERS
A sparkling wine
10 LETTERS
Excessively flamboyant: 3 wds.
SNAKE WORDS
5 LETTERS
Prince Fielder's father
Raccoon relative
Game with 54 wooden blocks
____ 666 (2001 horror flick)
Mixed precipitation
6 LETTERS
Blue Diamond offering
Make a valuation of
Author Truman
Breakfast items for stereotypical cops
Parade
Landlord, for example
AT&T rival
7 LETTERS
Item that always has a spiky end sticking up
Dancer’s garment, perhaps
9 LETTERS
Houston sports stadium
Herb in some tea
Wallflower

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "Naked and ____ (TV series that debuted in 2013)"?
* What's a 5-letter word for "Match Game announcer Johnny"?

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

Wordy Wednesday 252: Snake Crisscross 5

WORDY WEDNESDAY #249
FRAMELINKS 9 (answer)
Here is the answer to this puzzle. If you still wish to solve it yourself, please go here for the normal version of the puzzle, or here for the easier version of the puzzle. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #250
PENT WORDS 50 (answer)
Here is the answer to this puzzle. If you still wish to solve it yourself, please go here for the normal version of the puzzle, or here for the easier version of the puzzle. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Jack Bross **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Jay McConnell **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #251
ANACROSSWORD 17 (hint)
As of this writing, a number of 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 #252
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 5
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
Carney of Harry and Tonto (1974)
Possesses
Bill who appeared on The Big Bang Theory in 2013 and 2018
Split ____ soup
Hot tub with a whirlpool
____ Lanka
Number of frames in a game of bowling
4 LETTERS
____ cheap
Lazy
Be lazy
Organ with which we smell
Symbol on a music score indicating silence
5 LETTERS
Behave in an unruly manner: 2 wds.
Improvised: 2 wds.
Make amends
One in a military academy
Item holding a piece of jewelry together
The Planets composer Gustav
It secretes bile
Body opening
Total
6 LETTERS
Excite
Fats ____
Romp
Biblical hunter whose name can also mean “idiot”
Foul odor
7 LETTERS
Salon employee
8 LETTERS
Band worn around the wrist
It may be found roasting on an open fire
9 LETTERS
Field for Copernicus or Galileo
Very thin line in fabric
11 LETTERS
Route for 19th century American settlers that’s the subject of a computer game: 2 wds.
SNAKE WORDS
5 LETTERS
2018 headline maker Kavanaugh
On a weather map, it may be cold or warm
Excessively hurried
Cretan king of myth
Mature
Publicity ____
6 LETTERS
Absolutely loves
Enumerated
Chef Jamie
Absolutely rotten
Recurring Metroid boss or film director Scott
Small upright piano
Some fasteners
Red vegetable
7 LETTERS
Teetotaler’s bane
Be revelrous
____ and cream
Craft store item with holes in the shape of a design
8 LETTERS
Stilton who resides in New Mouse City in children’s books
Mode of transportation at Disneyland
Air

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's an 8-letter word for "Game with llama-shaped piñatas"?
* Patron Puzzle #50, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($1 or more per month), is a Mini-Puzzle Fun Pack.

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

Wordy Wednesday 251: Anacrossword 18

WORDY WEDNESDAY #248
PATHFINDER 10 (answer)
Here is the answer to this puzzle. If you still wish to solve it yourself, please go here for the normal version of the puzzle, or here for the easier version of the puzzle. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Jay McConnell **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #249
FRAMELINKS 9 (hint)
As of this writing, 3 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 #250
PENT WORDS 50 (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 #251
ANACROSSWORD 18
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron Tyler Hinman. 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!
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Popular morning drink
Subject to erratic fluctuations
Contend
The last episode in a TV season, for example
One who pens words for another to take credit for
Programming error in a video game
MC ____ (“U Can’t Touch This” performer)
Grating, as a voice
Nonsense
Part of the eye
Musical word that means “quiet”
Square or triangle, for one
Second person pronoun
____ to Ride (board game with trains)
Long in the ____
You might vanish without one
Website where Trump posted a message about “covfefe”
Italian composer Giuseppe
XC90 maker
Equivocate or flip-flop
Make a high-pitched, plaintive sound

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's an 8-letter word for "Stilton who resides in New Mouse City in children’s books"?

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

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