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Wordy Wednesday 325: Pent Words 65

WORDY WEDNESDAY #323
DIVIDED INTO COLUMNS 5 (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:
Cindy Heisler **
Bo & Becky Green **
Bryce Herdt **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Stephen Potter **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #324
CODEWORDS 10 (hint)
As of this writing, a number of 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 #325
PENT WORDS 65
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 Meat-roasting rod / "'Celebrities Should Stay Out Of Politics,' Says Man With Framed Portrait Of Ronald ____" (headline from Christian satirical news site The Babylon Bee)
2 Hill of sand / A deceptive type of malware
3 Protective sheet of waterproof canvas, say / Some estates
4 A three-dimensional shape / A two-dimensional shape
5 Undue speediness / Substance in varnish
6 Common nightwear / Color
7 A type of printer / Parks of civil rights activism
8 Number of different pentominoes that exist if rotations and reflections are counted as the same / Ill-mannered child
9 Seagoing vessels / Martini garnish, often
10 'Humanity Must Outgrow The Childish Idea Of God,' Says Man Wearing 'My Little ____' T-Shirt (The Babylon Bee headline) / England's capital
   
PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* "____ Jackson To Honor Christopher Tolkien With 578-Film Adaptation Of 'The Silmarillion'" (The Babylon Bee headline)
* "Report: All International Conflicts Will Now Be Resolved Via 'Super ____ Bros.'" (The Babylon Bee headline)
* Consumed
* Pat whose daughter Maggie had a brief stint on Wheel of Fortune in 2020
* Backbone
* A quart equals two of them
* Lucy's brother in Peanuts
* African mammal, briefly
* Treasure
* Like some numerals
* Highly potent marijuana
* Metal Gear ____ (1998 video game)
* Gemstone
* Stocking material, perhaps
* Scandanavian
* Oranjestad's island
* Vanderpump Rules network
* Daughter of Helios after whom a chess variant is named

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "'32 Footsteps' band They Might Be ____"?
* Patron Puzzle #68, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Snake Crisscross.

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

Contest Info: Let's Solve a Rebus! 2

This contest will involve daily posts on my blog, so I decided to post info on it a week in advance so you folks can be ready to check my blog once a day for a few weeks.

You are tasked with solving a phonetic rebus in the style of the old game show Concentration. You can play an old abandonware DOS game based on the 1987-1991 revival Classic Concentration here. Here's an example I made:


The answer is HARRY HOUDINI (hare+E hoodie+knee). Just sound out what you see, and you'll get it!

The catch in this contest is that the rebus will be hidden by 25 numbered squares:


Every day from March 1, 2020 through March 14, 2020 (excluding Wednesdays, so as not to distract from Wordy Wednesday), some of the numbered squares will be removed at random at 12:01 AM Central time (3 squares on the first day and 2 squares every day thereafter). Submit your guess to the rebus answer to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com to be entered in the contest. There is no penalty for a wrong guess (so guess away!), but you're limited to one guess per revelation. The sooner you submit the correct answer, the more contest entries you get (12 entries for solving on the first revelation, 11 for the second revelation, all the way down to 1 entry for the final revelation). One randomly-selected winner will win my board game Mammalath (with the Mammalath Plus expansion)! The game Mammalath can be played on Board Game Arena, as well, but I trust that you'll enjoy playing it with your real-life friends, too. :)

This time around, there will be a second prize given away! To win the second prize, guess how many entries there will be in the first prize drawing. (In the previous contest, there were 149 entries.) Each entrant is limited to one guess, but you can change that guess as often as you wish before the deadline. The closest guess to the actual number wins the prize! Ties will be broken by random draw.

Good luck!

Wordy Wednesday 324: Codewords 10

WORDY WEDNESDAY #322
CRYPTICROSTIC 8 (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:
Tyler Hinman **
Bryce Herdt **
Eric Maddy **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #323
DIVIDED INTO COLUMNS 5 (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 #324
CODEWORDS 10
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. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Pat whose daughter Maggie had a brief stint on Wheel of Fortune in 2020"?

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

Wordy Wednesday 323: Divided Into Columns 5

WORDY WEDNESDAY #320
PENT WORDS 64 (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:
Cindy Heisler **
Joe Bernard **
M. Sean Molley **
Mark Ballinger **
Tyler Hinman **
Bryce Herdt **
Eric Maddy **
Kevin Orfield **
Paul Thurmond **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Stephen Potter **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #321
DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT (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:
Gordon Glenn **
Joe Bernard **
Tyler Hinman **
Bo & Becky Green **
Bryce Herdt **
Eric Maddy **
Kevin Orfield **
Patrick Jordan **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Stephen Potter **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #322
CRYPTICROSTIC 8 (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 #323
DIVIDED INTO COLUMNS 5
This puzzle contains a word suggested by Jason Boomer. Support me on Patreon at the $5 per month level and solve the monthly Patron Puzzle for a chance to suggest a seed word for a future puzzle, or at the $20 per month level to suggest one seed word every month!
Actor Orlando __ __ __ __ __
              40 32 19 55 77
Melvil who’s the namesake of a library classification system __ __ __ __ __
                                                             21 45 57 74 37
Flock of geese __ __ __ __ __ __
               25 01 69 42 51 11
Young calfless cow __ __ __ __ __ __
                   17 61 22 68 44 29
Hasten __ __ __ __ __
       04 36 43 79 30
Lewd woman __ __ __ __ __
           59 80 62 07 72
Entwined __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
         09 05 63 27 76 14 46 56 70 18
American inventor and tractor namesake: 2 wds. __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                               02 33 28 65 60 67 73 20 15
Sierra ____ (African country) __ __ __ __ __
                              48 54 52 78 58
Maxim __ __ __ __ __
      12 16 24 50 75
Isaiah, for one __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                39 34 06 49 64 08 53
Be extremely angry __ __ __ __ __ __
                   47 41 31 03 26 38
Lacking fresh air __ __ __ __ __ __
                  13 23 66 71 35 10

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Codewords!

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

Wordy Wednesday 322: Crypticrostic 8

WORDY WEDNESDAY #319
LOOSIE GOOSIE (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 a hint. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Cindy Heisler **
Mark Ballinger **
Tyler Hinman **
Bo & Becky Green **
Bryce Herdt **
Eric Maddy *
Izak & John Bulten **
Kevin Orfield **
Patrick Jordan **
Paul Thurmond **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Stephen Potter **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #320
PENT WORDS 64 (hint)
As of this writing, 12 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 #321
DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT (hint)
As of this writing, 11 people have solved this puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's a hint. 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 #322
CRYPTICROSTIC 8
This puzzle contains a word suggested by Stephen Potter. Support me on Patreon at the $5 per month level and solve the monthly Patron Puzzle for a chance to suggest a seed word for a future puzzle, or at the $20 per month level to suggest one seed word every month!
The answer is two words enumerated (8 3).
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

Bob ambivalently shows Disney movie __ __ __ __ __
                                    13 33 29 42 07
Chinese official's residence? Yes, I approve! __ __ __ __ __
                                              39 30 12 24 34
Harmless video game review site follows actor Affleck __ __ __ __ __ __
                                                      22 11 36 01 19 08
More melodramatic without one tool __ __ __ __ __ __
                                   20 06 38 10 32 14
Some precipitation is sudden, in the beginning and at the present time __ __ __ __
                                                                       45 18 40 25
"Star Trek" star eats nuts; I cut holiday desserts __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                                   41 23 43 02 27 16 09 31 35 04
Wild ponies grow more mature with the gaining of __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
    intelligence                                 21 26 05 17 28 03 15 44 37

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Melvil who’s the namesake of a library classification system"?

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

Contest: Let's Solve a Rebus! (revelation 2)

Author’s note: I apparently screwed up when scheduling this post, so it went up later than the promised time of 12:01 AM. This post and the next one will go up at 6:30 AM so as to ensure that potential entrants have at least 24 hours to study each revelation. Then we’ll go back to 12:01 AM revelations as planned.
For more contest info, click here. Head below the break for today's revelation.

Contest: Let's Solve a Rebus! (revelation 1)

For more contest info, click here.
Submit your guess to the answer to the rebus above to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com. If correct, you'll receive 12 entries in the contest!

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