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WORDY WEDNESDAY #396
SECTION SIX 39 (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 **
Karen Spencer **
Kyle Nils **
Leo Termin **
Mark Ballinger **
Stephen Potter **
Kevin Orfield **
Lee Glascock **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #397
TOUCHWORD 19 (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 **
Cole Kendall **
James Haddad **
Joe Bernard **
Karen Spencer **
Leo Termin **
Mark Ballinger **
Mary Maynard **
Pavel Curtis **
Stephen Potter **
Tyler Hinman **
Bo & Becky Green **
Kevin Orfield **
Lee Glascock **
Patrick Jordan **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #398
PATHFINDER 22 (hint)
As of this writing, 11 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 #399
SNAKE CRISSCROSS 15 (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!

QUADRUPLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS (LAST WEDNESDAY OF MONTH IN Q1 2021)!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #400
PENT WORDS 80
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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 Like much church music / "Church Tech Team Introduces Helpful Bouncing Sing-Along ____" (headline from Christian satirical news site The Babylon Bee)
2 Piece of a pie graph / Helper
3 Gull relative / "Theologians Find Going To Church Via Zoom Will Only Get You Access To ____ Via Zoom" (The Babylon Bee headline)
4 Astonish / Emitted light
5 Beams of light / Firearm part preventing an accidental discharge
6 Briefs, in brief / Tail end
7 Light rain / ____ wrench
8 Cowboy ____ (science fiction anime) / Tank top, for example
9 Amazon AI assistant's name / Many a Strauss composition
10 Genesis garden / 2020 film about elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* "Golden Globe ____ For 'Not Being A Pervert' Goes Unclaimed Once Again" (The Babylon Bee headline)
* "Impeachment Ratings Skyrocket After Introducing Agitated Horde Of ____ Badgers" (The Babylon Bee headline)
* Narcissus and Goldmund author Hermann
* Unit of frequency
* Pokémon that transforms into other Pokémon, or a punctuation mark indicating repetition
* A noble gas
* ____ dry (completely drain of resources)
* They overhang from roofs
* Infant-to-be
* Epic Games Store rival
* "Fie!"
* Iron Chef America host Brown
* Interweave three strands
* Absinthe ingredient
* Household task
* Tim of Last Man Standing
* Cuban dance
* Fur trader and millionaire John Jacob ____

WORDY WEDNESDAY #401
FOXGERYPTICS 16
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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.

WORDY WEDNESDAY #402
ANAWORDSEARCH 3
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(A sequel to WW67 and WW169.)
Bent weapon from Down Under (6 items are hidden in __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
    the word search above, each with one bend)     H3 E2 F9 I7 C5 A6 G5 E7 A1
Wash clothes __ __ __ __ __ __ __
             B6 I9 B1 I5 F6 D4 F8
First Lady with the maiden name __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
    Dandridge: 2 wds.           E6 A5 B9 E1 D7 D8 G2 I3 C8 D3 A3 H5 D5 B3 G1 I2
The Legend of Zelda: ____ of Time __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                  G4 G7 C1 B4 H9 C7 E3
Stuff to dip tortilla chips in, perhaps __ __ __ __ __
                                        B2 A2 C9 H1 F5
Places to rest your butt __ __ __ __ __
                         I8 C6 B8 F4 F2
Name shared by a sport and a vegetable __ __ __ __ __ __
                                       G3 C3 A9 I6 F3 D1
Teenage Mutant Ninja ____ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                          A7 D2 G9 E9 A4 H7 H6
It dangles at the back of the throat __ __ __ __ __
                                     F1 F7 C4 G6 H4
2003 musical with the song “Defying Gravity” __ __ __ __ __ __
                                             E4 E8 D9 G8 H2 H8
____ Lane (Desperate Housewives location) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                          I1 I4 A8 C2 E5 D6 B7 B5

WORDY WEDNESDAY #403
CODEWORDS 14
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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. . .
* A highly challenging interactive word search!
* Patron Puzzle #83, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is titled "P.S. I Love You".

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