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Wordy Wednesday 297: Pathfinder 15

WORDY WEDNESDAY #295
PENT WORDS 59 (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:
M. Sean Molley **
Mark Ballinger **
Tyler Hinman **
Bryce Herdt **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #296
SECTION SIX 29 (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!

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WORDY WEDNESDAY #297
PATHFINDER 15
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 Like a list of U.S. Presidents in which Wilson is last, probably (12)
2 Crane in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (7)
3 Pertaining to a cow (6)
4 Martha’s ____ (8)
5 ____ tectonics (5)
6 Thomas Edison’s middle name (4)
7 Starbucks offering (4)
8 Long-running NBC soap opera (4 2 3 5)
9 Jasmine’s tiger in Aladdin (5)
10 Starbucks offering (5)
11 Metal Gear ____ V: The Phantom Pain (5)
12 Atop the ____ Wall (video series in which Linkara reviews comic books) (6)
13 Mend (4)
14 Killer whales (5)
15 Completely occupy the attention of (7)
15 One on this planet (9)
16 High-pitched sound like that of striking a crystal goblet (4)
17 Jezebel’s husband in the Old Testament (4)
18 Florence ____ (herb) (6)
18 Large-eared fox (6)
19 Hit song for The Clash (4 3 6)
20 Badgering (9)
21 Sleeps noisily (6)
22 Close to the ____ (4)
23 “King of the Wild Frontier” Davy (8)
24 Dunham of the HBO series Girls (4)
25 Supreme council of ancient Rome (6)
26 Sales promotion you might have to mail in for (6)
27 There’s one on each side of the throat (6)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A pair of Foxgeryptics!
* Patron Puzzle #62, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a pair of Codewords.

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

Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy update: Magnum Opus Snake Crisscross!

This update to the Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy pack is to announce the Magnus Opus Snake Crisscross! It's yours for a charitable donation of US$5 or more. It's just one single puzzle, but it's huuuuuuuuuuge, with over 300 entries waiting to be solved. Don't know what a Snake Crisscross is? Wordy Wednesday #262 is a pretty good example of one. A bit too difficult? Here is the easier version, and here is the answer. If you enjoyed that puzzle but wish it were much bigger, then give the Magnum Opus Snake Crisscross a try for many hours of entertainment!

When you order the Magnum Opus Snake Crisscross, you'll get four files: a hard version of the puzzle with no snake boundaries given, an easy version of the puzzle with all snake boundaries given, a list of all 300+ clue answers, and of course the filled-in solution grid.

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 five charities:
I'm also offering Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy Pack #1 (24 previously Patreon-exclusive word puzzles for US$11.10), Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy Pack #2 (24 more 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 296: Section Six 29

WORDY WEDNESDAY #294
PATHFINDER 14 (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:
M. Sean Molley **
Mark Ballinger **
Bryce Herdt **
Kevin Orfield *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Stephen Potter **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #295
PENT WORDS 59 (hint)
As of this writing, 6 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 #296
SECTION SIX 29
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 Popular sci-fi TV series: 2 wds.
2 Lawyer Dershowitz
3 Teflon, for one
4 A Christian sacrament
5 Singer Presley who may or may not be dead (if you believe tabloids)
6 Nut in some pies

Ring 2
* Letter
* A city in Los Angeles County
* Big name in test preparation
* Tragic Shakespearean king
* Basic unit of computer data size

Ring 3
* Grocery shopping aid
* It loves company
* Approximately correct
* Cocoon

Ring 4
* ____ sore
* Ready ____ One (2018 movie)
* "Happy as a clam", for example

Ring 5
* Astronomer Johannes
* ____ gel

Ring 6
* 29 Knuts, in the Harry Potter universe (or an agricultural tool)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Jasmine’s tiger in Aladdin"?

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

Wordy Wednesday 295: Pent Words 59

WORDY WEDNESDAY #292
VANNA'S ON STRIKE! (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:
Bryce Herdt **
Jason Boomer **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #293
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 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:
Mark Ballinger **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #294
PATHFINDER 14 (hint)
As of this writing, 6 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 #295
PENT WORDS 59
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 ____ Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool (1992 video game) / Game, ____, and match
2 Wily / The last book of the Old Testament
3 Wilson who played Eli Cash in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) / Old Testament heroine
4 A weasel relative / American anthropologist Margaret
5 Related to the kidneys / Prevaricating
6 Inuit dwelling / Fisherman's wicker basket
7 It may be alphabetical / A religious doctrine
8 Claim to be true / Value of a penny
9 Inventor Nikola / Increase in a salary
10 Head lice treatment brand / Country in the United Kingdom

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Christian apologist William Lane ____
* Ore deposits
* Bedard who voiced the title character in Pocahontas (1995)
* Spiral-horned antelope
* Autumn flower
* Shoestrings
* Exactness, as in a mathematical proof
* 1999-2004 TV series about a vampire with a soul
* Deranged excitement
* A group of eight
* Motif
* Neighbor of Saudi Arabia and Oman
* Aired again
* ____ rule
* Canadian singer-songwriter Furtado
* Not at all wordy
* Camping shelters
* Game played poorly by patzers

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 4-letter word for "Lawyer Dershowitz"?

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

Wordy Wednesday 294: Pathfinder 14

WORDY WEDNESDAY #291
TOUCHWORD 14 (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:
Mark Ballinger **
Bryce Herdt **
Michael Avanessian **
Patrick Jordan **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Stephen Potter **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #292
VANNA'S ON STRIKE! (hint)
As of this writing, 2 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 #293
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 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 #294
PATHFINDER 14
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 Solve a cryptogram, say (6)
2 Become silent (4 2)
3 A toothbrush brand (5)
4 By the ____ of one’s pants (4)
4 Jewish Passover service (5)
5 Come into conflict (7)
6 Singer ____ Del Rey (4)
7 ____ of Exile (online role-playing game) (4)
7 Emulated a pastor, perhaps (8)
8 ____ Libre (2006 comedy) (5)
9 Mountain lion (4)
10 Japanese board game (5)
11 The Last ____ (da Vinci painting) (6)
11 Certain resin (7)
12 Fallacious reasoning, for example (7)
13 Steal merchandise (8)
14 Highest (9)
15 Army building where people eat (4 4)
16 A hair care brand (7)
17 Soft mineral from which a powder is made (4)
18 One using a phone (6)
19 ____ care (6)
20 “It Is Well with My ____” (Christian hymn) (4)
20 Substance associated with Nickelodeon (5)
21 Associated with birth (5)
22 Josh who played Principal Max Anderson in Billy Madison (6)
23 Russian ____ (2002-2003 game show) (8)
24 Sesame Street’s Telly, for one (7)
25 Defective automobile (5)
26 Actress Brenda who appeared in 255 episodes of Days of Our Lives (5)
26 2009-2010 sitcom starring Jay Harrington as the title character (6 3 3)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Bedard who voiced the title character in Pocahontas (1995)"?

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

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