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Wordy Wednesday 301: Anacrossword 19

WORDY WEDNESDAY #299
HEX PATHFINDER 20 (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 **
Bo & Becky Green **
Bryce Herdt *
Jay McConnell *
Kevin Orfield **
Mary Maynard **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Stephen Potter **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #300
PENT WORDS 60 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #301
ANACROSSWORD 19
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Note: The symbol † indicates headlines from The Babylon Bee, the "trusted source for Christian news satire".
† “The Bee Explains: ____ Vs. Republicans”
† “Federal Government Launches ____ Campaign To Pay Off $20 Trillion National Debt”
“Hollaback Girl” singer Stefani
† “Benny ____ Masterfully Knocks Down Audience Members Arranged In Notoriously Difficult 7–10 Split”
Blazing fire
What Bill Clinton claimed not to do with marijuana
† “Dave Ramsey Releases 'Should I Buy This?' ____ 8-Ball That Always Answers 'No'”
Shines, as a shoe
† “‘My Preferred ____ Are Thou/Thine,’ Explains KJV-Onlyist”
† “New Progressive Bible Prints All References To Pride In ____ Colors”
Stephen of Office Space (1999)
Actor Connery
Irish ____ (dog breed)
____ butter
An organ in the digestive system
The Girl with the Dragon ____ (2011 film)
Brightly-colored tropical fish
Virtue’s opposite
With The, ABC talk show
Wishing ____
Dog breed that sounds like a Devo song

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's an 8-letter word for "Bird a plastic version of which is a popular lawn ornament">
* Patron Puzzle #63, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Words Without Friends.

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Wordy Wednesday 300: Pent Words 60

WORDY WEDNESDAY #298
FOXGERYPTICS 15 (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 **
Bo & Becky Green **
Bryce Herdt **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #299
HEX PATHFINDER 20 (hint)
As of this writing, 7 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 #300
PENT WORDS 60
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 Concern for Al Gore / The Mediterranean, for one
2 Ideas / It may be pierced
3 Slowly moving mass of frozen water / "Gloria in excelsis ____"
4 Glowing hot coal / Aired again
5 Certain marine mollusk / 2003 comedy starring Will Ferrell as Buddy
6 "The Sheik of ____" (song sung by The Beatles) / Spooky
7 Not on time / Google's web browser
8 Happens / ____ of Dogs (2018 film)
9 Texas city that calls itself the "Storybook Capital of America" / Ginger ____
10 Fail to have / Texas city in which Friday Night Lights takes place

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* More frigid
* Chemist Marie
* Arias who played Jerry on Disney XD's Kickin' It
* Landlady Helen of Three's Company
* Calm
* Eyes amorously
* ". . . for ____ waves of grain. . ."
* Vertices, as of a graph
* Support Your ____ Sheriff! (1969 Western)
* "What's it all about, ____?" (Cher lyrics)
* Certain hardwood tree
* ____ the Riveter
* Unit of weight for precious stones
* John of tractor fame
* Hand-to-hand fight
* Red condiment in a Mexican restaurant
* Smilla's ____ of Snow (1997 movie)
* Sports Night creator Sorkin

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What dog breed sounds like a Devo song?

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Wordy Wednesday 299: Hex Pathfinder 20

WORDY WEDNESDAY #297
PATHFINDER 15 (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 **
Bo & Becky Green **
Bryce Herdt *
Kevin Orfield **
Mary Maynard **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Stephen Potter **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #298
FOXGERYPTICS 15 (hint)
As of this writing, 7 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 #299
HEX PATHFINDER 20
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.
1E Song that begins, “I've paid my dues time after time” (17, 4 wds.)
2E Singer/actress Merman (5)
3NE What one might do on a stack of Bibles (5)
4SW Indifferent to pleasure and pain (5)
5W Book after Nehemiah (6)
6E Like a bachelor (6)
6SW Substance at a hair salon (7)
7W The Postman Always Rings ____ (5)
8NE "She's cheer captain and I'm on the ____" (Taylor Swift lyric) (9)
9W Competent (7)
10SE Cold drink favored by Kermit the Frog in memes (7, 2 wds.)
11E Projection in a church (4)
12E Game in which a maximum break is 147 (7)
13SW Actress Stone (6)
14SE Medical swelling (5)
15W Flock females (4)
16E Barack Obama, politically (8)
17SW Japanese word literally meaning “empty hand” (6)
18E Word before “charge” or “perception” (5)
19SE Occasional (8)
20E Fire ____: Three Houses (2019 Nintendo game) (6)
21W Item depicted on Israel's coat of arms (7)
22NE 1999-2006 TV series popularly associated with characters talking while walking (11, 3 wds.)
23SW Sensational promotion (8)
24NW Use a rudder (5)
25SE Song in the opening of Shrek (7, 2 wds.)
26NE Not terribly pleasant to look at (6)
27E Regain consciousness (6, 2 wds.)
28E Knight’s defensive covering (5)
29E Surname of an Italian banking family (6)
29E Wind instruments with keyboards (9)
30W “The Freshmaker”, according to an old slogan (6)
31SE False god (4)
32E Home city to the NBA’s Kings (10)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Support Your ____ Sheriff! (1969 Western)"?

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Wordy Wednesday 298: Foxgeryptics 15

WORDY WEDNESDAY #296
SECTION SIX 29 (answer)
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Mark Ballinger **
Bryce Herdt **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #297
PATHFINDER 15 (hint)
As of this writing, 8 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 #298
FOXGERYPTICS 15
Insert a single letter in each space of each grid so that each grid's five rows and five columns spells a word from left to right or top to bottom (including the letters outside the grid).

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to form the final answer, an eight-letter word.


COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 7-letter, 2-word answer for "Song in the opening of Shrek"?

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