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Wordy Wednesday 259: In-Genie-ous & Wordy Wednesday 260: Pent Words 52

WORDY WEDNESDAY #257
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 7 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #258
CODEWORDS 8 (hint)
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LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH = DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #259
IN-GENIE-OUS
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #260
PENT WORDS 52
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 Emit light, as something hot / Maddow of MSNBC
2 A railroad in Monopoly / Newsman Rather
3 Verb feature / Amount on a tag, perhaps
4 "____ Ga Ga" (Queen song) / Selected
5 ____ chamber / Reagan's predecessor
6 Small donkey used as a pack animal / A type of billiards shot
7 "All the world's a ____. . ." / Software prototypes
8 Clothing store purchase, perhaps / Small digging tool
9 A river in Europe / ____ Without a Cause
10 Mike of boxing fame / Slang

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* San Diego baseballer
* Prognosticators
* Explode
* Twist, as a wet towel
* A lot
* Emit light
* Era
* Prop for Bob Ross
* ____ Orange (herbicide)
* Hurt
* Aids a criminal
* Swap
* Blood of the Greek gods
* Sired, Biblically
* Los Angeles Lakers guard Stephenson
* Device for detecting submarines and such
* Violent public displays
* A type of billiards shot

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 4-letter word for "Shamu, for one"?
* Patron Puzzle #53, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), hasn't been written yet. Looks like your author's been slacking off! Oops!

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Wordy Wednesday 258: Codewords 8

WORDY WEDNESDAY #256
SECTION SIX 25 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #257
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 7 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #258
CODEWORDS 8
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 video! Really.
* What's a 5-letter word for "Los Angeles Lakers guard Stephenson"?

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Wordy Wednesday 257: Snake Crisscross 7

WORDY WEDNESDAY #254
PATHFINDER 11 (answer)
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M. Sean Molley **
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Jay McConnell **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #255
PENT WORDS 51 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
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Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #256
SECTION SIX 25 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #257
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 7
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
____ King Cole
Basketball hoop feature
____ King Cole
Make a knot
Male fox
4 LETTERS
Blended tea drink
The Hunchback of Notre ____
College student’s living quarters, briefly
Lack of difficulty
____ Girl (2014 thriller)
Aslan, for one
Stallion’s mate
Philosopher John Stuart ____
Nothing, in Spanish
“Go away!”
____ chef
Pack down tightly with a series of blows
Powdered drink mix trademark
Chinese finger ____
5 LETTERS
Occur as a result
____ square (ancestor of the sudoku puzzle)
Place to get your hair done
6 LETTERS
Tropical lizards
Name of Bell Labs’ Plan 9 Bunny
Finger-wiping cloth at a table
7 LETTERS
Appetites
Highly developed skill
“These Arms of Mine” singer Otis
9 LETTERS
Othello’s wife
Symbol seen in a subtraction problem: 2 wds.
“After the Gold Rush” singer: 2 wds.
SNAKE WORDS
5 LETTERS
Home ____ (1990 comedy)
Cries from a flock
It can be measured in degrees or radians
Regions
Australian canine
TV show : episode :: magazine : ____
Somewhat, informally
Four-seated automobile
Jewish Passover service
“All ____ Up” (Elvis song)
Boozehound
A city in Florida
6 LETTERS
Really showering with affection, with “on”
Numbskull
7 LETTERS
____ Dollar Listing New York
Celebrated
8 LETTERS
Estrange
9 LETTERS
Hermitage
11 LETTERS
Seat for lying down in: 2 wds.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Codewords!
* Patron Puzzle #52, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Fill-In Crossword.

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Wordy Wednesday 256: Section Six 25

WORDY WEDNESDAY #253
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 6 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Jay McConnell **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #254
PATHFINDER 11 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #255
PENT WORDS 51 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #256
SECTION SIX 25
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 type of handgun
2 Entities
3 Conceited
4 Wild marjoram
5 Acorn-obsessed Ice Age character
6 The five-finger one is illegal

Ring 2
* Butt
* Be made up (of)
* Units of currency in Mario games
* Certain American Indian's dwelling
* ____ of the Body Snatchers

Ring 3
* Nasal cavity
* La Paz's country
* Namesake of the Little Caesars parody in Home Alone
* Psalm 34 is one in Hebrew

Ring 4
* Aired again
* Musician with a bow
* Incites to attack

Ring 5
* Title character Twist in a Charles Dickens novel
* You might have a midlife one

Ring 6
* Traditional 25th anniversary gift

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "Name of Bell Labs’ Plan 9 Bunny"?

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