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Wordy Wednesday 265: Pent Words 53 & Wordy Wednesday 266: Section Six 26

WORDY WEDNESDAY #263
FRAMELINKS 10 (answer)
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Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten *
Michael Tang **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #264
FRAMELINKS 11 (hint)
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LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH = DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #265
PENT WORDS 53
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 "Werewolves of ____" (Warren Zevon song that sounds an awful lot like a Lynyrd Skynyrd song) / Hideous
2 Space ____ (Vlaada Chvátil board game) / Comprehend
3 Deathly pale / "____ Paradise" (Weird Al song)
4 Squelch / ____ & Order: Special Victims Unit
5 Common sandwich condiment, briefly / Smells
6 Thick / Patreon CEO Jack
7 Catlike / 12 months
8 Shoptalk / Novelist Wharton
9 A new ____ on life / Sub-detecting device
10 Triple ____ (certain liqueur) / "Sweet Home ____" (Lynyrd Skynyrd song that sounds an awful lot like a Warren Zevon song)

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Came up
* John, Paul, George, and Ringo, for four
* Kid
* Symbol in writing
* ____ Island (former island in New York City)
* Becoming author Michelle
* Stereotypical cop's breakfast item
* 100 centimes, in Algeria
* La ____ (Milan opera house)
* John of tractor fame
* Religion with Mohammed as its prophet
* Marijuana, slangily
* It's made from regenerated cellulose
* What an insomniac might count
* Person who prefers solitude
* Shoptalk
* "____ not, want not"
* Planet ____ (2006 miniseries)

WORDY WEDNESDAY #266
SECTION SIX 26
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 Common Wheel of Fortune category
2 Camera part
3 Murphy of The Haunted Mansion (2003)
4 The North Star
5 President Hoover
6 The Binding of ____: Rebirth

Ring 2
* Fast
* One more advanced in age
* Cog projections
* Piece of luggage, perhaps
* ____ Columbia

Ring 3
* Characteristics
* Spokesperson's pitch
* Absolutely hate
* Theft

Ring 4
* Layer
* Descendant of Jacob
* Newbery Medal winner Eleanor or crossword puzzle author Harvey

Ring 5
* Pittsburgh team
* Take a nap, say

Ring 6
* One of 26 in the English alphabet

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Codewords!
* Patron Puzzle #55, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Framelinks.

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Wordy Wednesday 264: Framelinks 11

WORDY WEDNESDAY #262
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 8 (answer)
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Bryce Herdt **
Mary Maynard **
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Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #263
FRAMELINKS 10 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #264
FRAMELINKS 11
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.
AAA BBBB CC D EEEEEEEE F GGGG HHHH IIIII KK LLL MMMMM NNNN OOOO P RRRRRR S TTTTTTT U YY ZZ


COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Becoming author Michelle"?
* What's a 6-letter word for "One of 26 in the English alphabet"?

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Wordy Wednesday 263: Framelinks 10

WORDY WEDNESDAY #261
PATHFINDER 12 (answer)
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M. Sean Molley **
Bryce Herdt **
Mary Maynard **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #262
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 8 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #263
FRAMELINKS 10
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 BB CCC DDDDDDD EEEEEEEEEE HH III LLLL MMMMM NNNNNNNN OO PP RRRRRRR S TTTTT Y

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Another Framelinks!

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Wordy Wednesday 262: Snake Crisscross 8

WORDY WEDNESDAY #259
IN-GENIE-OUS (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Adam Weaver **
Ryan Faley *
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #260
PENT WORDS 52 (answer)
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Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #261
PATHFINDER 12 (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 #262
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 8
This puzzle contains a word suggested by PlasmaMan.
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
“Take On Me” band: hyph.
Snake associated with Cleopatra
Lair
George Gershwin’s brother
On the ____ (on the run from the law)
Spoil
Kimono accessory
Stimpy’s partner
In medias ____
Number of commandments
Application
4 LETTERS
Kournikova of tennis
Tom Hardy’s role in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Root ____
Reverberation
Otherwise
Offhand
Certain heron relative
Repair
Southern stew ingredient
South ____ (cartoon with Cartman)
A mode of Indian music
“Darn!”
Emulate the MGM lion
Snare
5 LETTERS
Out of bed
Boxer Mike
6 LETTERS
Obscure, as confidential parts of text
____ Island (New York City borough)
Dormant
Short-sleeved garment: hyph.
7 LETTERS
Container for keeping a drink hot or cold
8 LETTERS
Chooses not to vote
Polluted precipitation: 2 wds.
The capital of North Dakota
A brand of chewing gum
9 LETTERS
A Massachusetts town
10 LETTERS
Flashy jewelry: hyph.
11 LETTERS
Bitterly angry
SNAKE WORDS
5 LETTERS
One portraying a role
Buffalo
Task
Approximately
Stuff injected anally
Forbidden in Islam
Angry
Pi Day’s month
Mickey or Minnie, for one
Newspaper pieces about the recently deceased, for short
Forcefully removes from a position
____-fire
____ plug
Tony of comic books
____ Will Be Blood (2007 film)
6 LETTERS
Bruce of comic books
Writes defamatory statements about
Courteney’s Friends role
Zero of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Number of pieces of silver for which Judas betrayed Jesus
____ Joe’s (American grocery store chain)
7 LETTERS
Not for
Depleted
Brother or sister
8 LETTERS
Giving alcohol to an alcoholic, say

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Framelinks!
* Patron Puzzle #54, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is not written yet. I need to get to work, obviously!

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Wordy Wednesday 261: Pathfinder 12

WORDY WEDNESDAY #258
CODEWORDS 8 (answer)
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Adam Weaver **
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #259
IN-GENIE-OUS (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #260
PENT WORDS 52 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #261
PATHFINDER 12
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 Pertaining to current events, perhaps (7)
2 Athlete in a 2018 Nike ad campaign (5 10)
3 Shamu, for one (4)
4 A type of beetle (6)
5 Tentacled sea creatures (6)
6 Military academy student (5)
7 Noisy fight (6)
8 The Legend of Zelda: A ____ to the Past (4)
9 Small restaurant (6)
10 Not dead (5)
11 A teenager going out might have one (6)
11 Picasso emulator, perhaps (6)
12 ____ oil (6)
13 Old-timey jukebox (11)
14 Submarine’s weapon (7)
15 Defeat thoroughly (7)
16 Said again (8)
17 Lyft alternative (4)
18 Pursue (5)
19 Mr. Musk (4)
20 Clinton’s 1996 opponent (4)
21 ____ duck (6)
22 One of the Greek Muses (5)
23 Four pecks (6)
24 Suave (6)
25 Large crustacean (4 4)
26 Buy (8)
27 Like a successful mountain climber vis-à-vis a mountain (4)
28 Give heroin to a drug addict, say (6)
29 A grocery store checker scans it (3 4)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "Zero of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"?

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