Wordy Wednesday 353: Hex Pathfinder 22

WORDY WEDNESDAY #351
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:
Bonnie Veenschoten **
Cindy Heisler **
James Haddad **
Joe Bernard **
Mark Ballinger **
Stephen Potter **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #352
PATHFINDER 21 (hint)
As of this writing, 10 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 #353
HEX PATHFINDER 22
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 1843 novella whose film adaptations include one from 1992 featuring the Muppets (15, 3 wds.) 
2W Core group (5) 
3SE ____ silver (8) 
4SW Group of cattle (4) 
5E Dormant (6) 
6W Novelist Jerome David ____ (8) 
7NW A type of endive (8) 
8SE Item used as a percussion instrument in a composition by Leroy Anderson, made popular by the film Who's Minding the Store? (1963) (10) 
9W Squid, when it’s being eaten (8) 
10SW Parasitic worm (5) 
11W The ____ Trap (1961 Disney film that was remade in 1998) (6) 
12SE Reduce in intensity, as a violent war (10, hyph.) 
13SW Disreputable (5) 
14E ____ trick (6) 
15W Visible (8) 
16SE Tin alloy in some utensils (6) 
17SE Kind of kids Joe Biden notoriously said “are just as bright and just as talented as white kids” (4) 
18NW Certain conifer (4) 
19W Small piano (6) 
20SE Engages in violent public disorder (5) 
21W Singing group in a church (5) 
22E You might throw a tantrum if you lose yours (6) 
23SW ____ World Tour (2020 animated film) (6) 
24SE Workforce (9) 
25SW Additive in some cigarettes (7) 
26NE Male red deer (4) 
27SW ____ Men (2010 sci-fi flick about a man with an artificial heart bought on credit) (4) 
28NW Facility where old people who no longer work live (14, 2 wds.) 
29NE ____ Jack (2003 film) (8) 
30W Work together (9) 
31SW Part of a stereotypical scientist’s getup (7, 2 wds.) 
32W Match Game regular Charles ____ Reilly (6) 
33E Peninsula whose name is Turkish for "chain of wooded mountains" (6) 

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What animal is also known as a hog-nosed coon? 
* Patron Puzzle #74, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Words Without Friends. 

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

Wordy Wednesday 352: Pathfinder 21

WORDY WEDNESDAY #350 
PENT WORDS 70 (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:
Bonnie Veenschoten **
Cindy Heisler **
James Haddad **
Joe Bernard **
Mark Ballinger **
Stephen Potter **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #351 
PATHFINDER 20 (hint)
As of this writing, 9 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 #352 
PATHFINDER 21 
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 1843 novella whose television adaptations include one from 1962 featuring Mr. Magoo (1 9 5) 
2 Open to be disputed (9) 
3 Subject of a 2020 gaffe for President Donald Trump (don’t inject yourself with this stuff, kids) (6) 
Break the ____ (game show that aired 1945-1957, or an unrelated game show that aired 1976-1977, or another unrelated game show that aired 1985-1986) (4) 
5 Was restless (6) 
6 Like many an emotional teenager (6) 
7 Religion whose main denominations are Sunni and Shia (5) 
8 Tight-____ (4) 
9 Altarpiece with a left, middle, and right panel (8) 
10 Castigate (7) 
11 Ravi Shankar, famously (8) 
12 Word before “search” or “mall” (5) 
13 Eyelash-enhancing cosmetic (7) 
14 Popular hot dog condiment (6) 
15 ____ driver (4) 
15 Green Italian sauce (5) 
16 Hathi’s rank in Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967) (7) 
17 Musk of SpaceX fame (4) 
18 Laboring groups of convicts (5 5) 
19 Coffee shop offering (5) 
20 It may provide illumination at a rave (6 5) 
21 Course outlines (7) 
21 Giving a smacker (9) 
22 Cancels, as a mission (6) 
23 Canine or molar (5) 
23 Grouping of buttons in a web browser interface, for example (7) 
24 Like some bachelors (8) 
25 Austin & ____ (2011-2016 Disney Channel series) (4) 

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 4-letter word for "____ Men (2010 sci-fi flick about a man with an artificial heart bought on credit)"? 

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

Wordy Wednesday 351: Pathfinder 20

WORDY WEDNESDAY #348
LOGICROSSWORD 8 (answer)
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Stephen Potter **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley ** 
Sam Levitin *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #349 
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 11 (answer)
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Cindy Heisler **
James Haddad **
Joe Bernard **
Mark Ballinger **
Stephen Potter **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #350 
PENT WORDS 70 (hint)
As of this writing, 9 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 #351 
PATHFINDER 20 
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 “____ of the Dog” (Nazareth song) (4)
2 Inhabitant (7)
3 Recreational boat (5)
4 Character in the Super Smash Bros. series whose iconic move is a fiery punch (7 6)
5 Toadlike final boss of Super Mario Bros. 2 (4)
6 Notable ancient Greek astronomer (7)
7 Frustrated (8)
8 Ancient Greek philosopher of paradox fame (4)
9 Measurement of liquid precipitation in inches (8)
10 Having many subtleties (7)
11 Book after Haggai (9)
12 Song by Alex North and Hy Zaret made famous by The Righteous Brothers (9 6)
13 Tyler of the Cincinnati Bengals (4)
13 Partner of lettuce and tomato, perhaps (5)
14 “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is ____” (Matthew 26:41) (4)
14 One whose job is to fuse pieces of metal together (6)
15 ____ This (1999 film about a mafioso and his psychiatrist) (7)
16 English physicist James Prescott ____ (5)
17 Yarbrough of Reno 911! (6)
18 Cause to be filled with love (6)
19 Pep ____ (5)
20 It’s formed when perpendicular lines meet (5 5)
21 Sharp flavor (4)
22 Raccoon relative with a prehensile tail (8)
23 Horse feature (4)
24 Golden ____ (buffet restaurant chain) (6)
25 Small cucumber relative that’s often pickled (7)
26 A trip to the grocery store, say (6)
27 William who formed a printing company with Andrew McNally (4)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 7-letter word for "Hathi’s rank in Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967)"?

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

Wordy Wednesday 350: Pent Words 70

WORDY WEDNESDAY #347 
LOGICROSSWORD 7 (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:
Stephen Potter *
Kevin Orfield **
Sam Levitin *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #348 
LOGICROSSWORD 8 (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 #349 
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 11 (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 #350 
PENT WORDS 70 
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 That ____ Cat! (1965 film where a cat assists an FBI agent, with an unnecessarily punctuated title) / Chaperone
2 Give authority to / For each
3 Peter of The Maltese Falcon (1941) / Dreck
4 Very soft mineral / Bassets and such
5 Impudence / Has the same opinion
6 Dopehead / Certain legume
7 "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" band / Russian composer Mussorgsky
8 ____ McBeal (1997-2002 TV series) / One who manages accounts on a ship
9 Character who asks, "Would you eat them with a fox?": hyph. / Off-kilter
10 It may be noble / A ____ Cat!?! (2013 film where a cat speaks to humans, with an even more unnecessarily punctuated title)

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* ____ pointer (item which has entertained many a cat)
* Sabrina the Teenage Witch's cat
* German bacteriologist and dish namesake Julius
* Long lock of hair
* Pursue secretly, perhaps
* More recent or modern
* English unit of currency
* Scrabble pieces
* Soylent ____ (1973 film)
* Knight's protection
* Landform at the mouth of a river, perhaps
* When a Stranger ____ (1979 thriller)
* Commodore computer model
* Get a point
* Actor Crews of Everybody Hates Chris
* Confessions of a Teenage ____ Queen (2004 film)
* Semiaquatic rodent sometimes hunted for its fur
* Japanese restaurant staple

COMING NEXT WEEK. . . 
* What's a 4-letter word for "William who formed a printing company with Andrew McNally"?

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

Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy update: 11x11x11 Touchword & Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy Pack #3!

This update to the Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy initiative is to announce the 11x11x11 Touchword pack & Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy Pack #3!

11x11x11 TOUCHWORD
Artwork by Toaster-Arts
This pack contains 11 11x11 miniature Touchword puzzles that will provide many minutes of enjoyment, for the price of US$3. In a crossword, words cross each other; in these puzzles, they merely touch. More specifically, every letter shares an edge with at least one identical letter either immediately above or immediately below. The top and bottom rows are considered adjacent. (Click here for a 15x15 example.)

PATRON PUZZLES FOR PHILANTHROPY PACK #3
The original Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy pack consists of 24 Patron Puzzles and two issues of Fox & Badger Magazine (all of which were originally only available to Patreon supporters) for US$11.10. Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy Pack #2 consists of 24 Patron Puzzles and one issue of Fox & Badger Magazine for US$11.10. I am pleased to announce the release of Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy Pack #3, consisting of 24 more Patron Puzzles (#49-72), all for the price of US$10.

This time around, Patron Puzzles include the following:
* Four Codewords puzzles (example).
* Four large Snake Crisscross puzzles (example).
* Two 15x15 Pathfinder puzzle (example).
* Three diagramless crossword puzzles (example).
* A 21x21 Framelinks puzzle (example).
* A giant Anacrossword (example).
* And much more!

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), the Section Six Six-Plus-Six Pack (12 Section Six puzzles for $6), the Magnum Opus Snake Crisscross (one giant puzzle with over 300 entries for US$5), and 10x10x10 Crosswords (10 10x10 crosswords for US$5). No matter what your budget is, I hope you will support these causes and get some fun puzzles to solve.

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