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Wordy Wednesday 306: Section Six 30 & Wordy Wednesday 307: Flower Power

WORDY WEDNESDAY #304
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 7 (answer)
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Mark Ballinger **
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Bryce Herdt **
Eric Maddy **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Stephen Potter **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #305
PENT WORDS 61 (hint)
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FIFTH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH = DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #306
SECTION SIX 30
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 Gunman's accessory
2 America's Funniest Home ____
3 Word before "ear" or "tube"
4 Nation whose currency is the gourde
5 Communicating non-verbally
6 Chicken ____ (butter-stuffed chicken dish)

Ring 2
* Finland's capital
* Enroll
* Timon of ____
* Crime fiction genre
* Nix a bill

Ring 3
* Big name in bathroom fixtures, or the Wisconsin city with its headquarters
* ____ waltz
* Painter, for example
* Dancing with the Stars host Andrews

Ring 4
* Something that steadily drains resources
* Kudzu, for one
* Olympian ski racer Picabo

Ring 5
* Certain stringed instrument
* Tranquil

Ring 6
* "30 Pieces of ____" (song by Christian metal band Theocracy)

WORDY WEDNESDAY #307
FLOWER POWER
The answers to this petaled puzzle will go in a curve from the number on the outside to the center of the flower. Each number in the flower will have two 5-letter answers, one going in a clockwise direction, and the other going in a counterclockwise direction. Clues 1, 7, and 13 in each direction are given, but you must determine where the other answers go.

The final answer is a 6-letter word spelled by six adjacent numbered spaces, either clockwise or counterclockwise.
CLOCKWISE
1 A flower, or a princess in the Mario franchise
7 One of Columbus’s ships
13 Express gratitude
* A pale shade of yellow
* Atmospheres
* Author Verne
* Exhausted
* Exhausted
* French capital
* Makes a new word or phrase
* Mathematician Felix of bottle fame
* Pub projectiles
* Rotate
* Symbol sometimes used as a division sign
* Turns from solid to liquid
* Type of milk not to cry over
* Uncanny
* Use a mouse, say

COUNTERCLOCKWISE
1 Handed out playing cards
7 Danger
13 Many adolescents
* Bit of dust
* Crocker who wanted Britney Spears left alone
* In the ____ of an eye
* Inventor Howe
* Invertebrate’s lack
* Killed, as a dragon
* Nation split in 1948
* One of several the moon has, for example
* Rejects, as a lover
* Section of a grocery store with milk
* Some religious sects
* Uncles’ mates
* Use a scale
* Wed
* What a dieter might measure

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "____ Madagascar (Valentine’s Day Madagascar short)"?
* Patron Puzzle #64, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a diagramless crossword.

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