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Wordy Wednesday 194: Framelinks 7

WORDY WEDNESDAY #191
FOXGERYPTCS 8 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Bryce Herdt **
Kenneth Wilson **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #192
HEX PATHFINDER 11 (answer)
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Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #193
CODEWORDS 6 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #194
FRAMELINKS 7
Fill in the empty squares in the diagram with the given letters to form words.
Arrange the letters in the shaded squares to form the final answer, an 8-letter word.
AAAAAAAAAA BB CC DD EEEEEEEEEE GG HH IIIII LLLLL MM NNNNNN OOOOOOO PPPP RRR SSS TTTTTTT U YY

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "It covers rock and disproves Spock"?

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Wordy Wednesday 193: Codewords 6

WORDY WEDNESDAY #190
PENT WORDS 38 (answer)
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Bryce Herdt **
Kenneth Wilson **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #191
FOXGERYPTICS 8 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #192
HEX PATHFINDER 11 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #193
CODEWORDS 6
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 Framelinks!

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Wordy Wednesday 191: Foxgeryptics 8 & Wordy Wednesday 192: Hex Pathfinder 11

WORDY WEDNESDAY #189
ANACROSSWORD 13 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
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Bryce Herdt **
Deusovi **
Kenneth Wilson **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #190
PENT WORDS 38 (hint)
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RYAN FALEY MADE AN ANACROSSWORD!
Ryan Faley made an Anacrossword (a puzzle type that debuted on this blog), and he wants me to share it with you guys, so here you go! Have fun!

FIFTH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH = DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #191
FOXGERYPTICS 8
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 #192
HEX PATHFINDER 11
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.
1SW Yellow vegetable (4)
2SE Appealing tackiness (6)
3E Overturn (5)
4W Russian leader Vladimir Vladimirovich ____ (5)
5E Like some candles (7)
6NW Military student (5)
6NW Frames (6)
7SE Printing that goes beyond the trimming edge (5)
7SE “I ____ the rains down in Africa. . .” (Toto lyric) (5)
8NE Toy (well, arguably a toy) invented by Gary Dahl (7, 2 wds.)
9NE Plumber’s item (6)
10E Fill with joy (5)
11NE Big band leader and 1951-1982 variety show host (12, 2 wds.)
12SW Like no parts but some actors, according to Constantin Stanislavski (5)
13SW Stadia (6)
14W A type of electronic dance music (7)
15NW Spectacles and such (7)
16W Christian author Joyce (5)
17NW Look without blinking (5)
18SW Movie about a basketball-playing dog (6, 2 wds.)
19W Enclaved African country (7)
20SW Charm (6)
21NE Exit (9)
22SE Poet Ogden (4)
23SE It may be knee-high (4)
24E “It’s a ____!” (Admiral Ackbar line) (4)
25SW Unwanted plant (4)
26NE Certain pastry (6)
27SE Competition (7)
28E Presidential hopeful of “Pokémon Go to the polls” infamy (14, 2 wds.)
29NW English poet ____ Byron (4)
30NE Free from guilt (10, 3 wds.)
31SW Unable to move (5)
32SW Young mystery heroine (9, 2 wds.)
33W Bounced a tennis ball back and forth (7)
34E Setting for a lewd limerick (9)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Codewords!
* Patron Puzzle #31, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Fill-In Crossword.

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Wordy Wednesday 190: Pent Words 38

WORDY WEDNESDAY #188
CRYPTICROSTIC 5 (answer)
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Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #189
ANACROSSWORD 13 (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 #190
PENT WORDS 38
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 Killer whale / Crème de ____
2 Draw / Make glossy
3 Crusader / 2009-2015 Fox series
4 Country singer ____ Travis / Bell invention, briefly
5 Person with a crystal ball / Like a piercing scream
6 Classic Van Halen song that isn't "Jump" / Finished
7 Ice cream parlor offerings / Boyz II ____
8 Pine (for) / The liver, for one
9 Derision / Fortune telling deck
10 Like many cigars, in terms of nationality / Put on clothes

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Agassi of tennis
* 144 units
* Home ____ 2: Lost in New York
* What a large tree may provide
* Intended
* Symbol in an ancient language, perhaps
* Humped mammal
* Not over
* Violet relative
* Rub out, as a mistake
* In that location
* Comedienne DeGeneres
* Baseball's "Big Papi" David
* Nut of an oak
* Greek mythological hunter
* Make into law
* Express anger, perhaps
* Diving acronym-turned-word

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Foxgeryptics!
* What's a 9-letter word for "Setting for a lewd limerick"?

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Wordy Wednesday 189: Anacrossword 13

WORDY WEDNESDAY #187
DIV IDE DIN TOT RIP LES 4 (answer)
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Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #188
CRYPTICROSTIC 5 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #189
ANACROSSWORD 13
This puzzle contains words suggested by patrons Anthony Bailey and M. Sean Molley. 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!
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36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
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104

Was a thespian
Make-or-break poker bet: 2 wds.
Composer Johann Sebastian
City in India once called Madras
Dolt
Item tossed at a bar
Adequate
Remove one’s duds
Continental ____
Installment
Typeface
Mourn
Dolt
Japanese art of paper folding
It's the Great ____, Charlie Brown
Tirades
Star Wars genre: hyph.
The ____ Redemption (1994 film)
Autonomy, as of a state
“If I die before I ____. . .”
Most piquant
One who studies animals

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Home ____ 2: Lost in New York"?

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Wordy Wednesday 188: Crypticrostic 5

WORDY WEDNESDAY #186
SECTION SIX 18 (answer)
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Bryce Herdt **
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Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #187
DIV IDE DIN TOT RIP LES 4 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #188
CRYPTICROSTIC 5
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron M. Sean Molley. 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 a 10-letter word.
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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 46 47

Actor Christian heading west to speak with much detail __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                                       32 14 17 01 45 10 37 23 35
Attractive women heard musical instruments __ __ __ __ __
                                           12 28 04 36 44
Crazy grandmothers follow filmmaker Michael endlessly __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                                      40 08 38 33 07 24 29
Feeling of aversion is left in ditch __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                     39 25 47 03 13 18 11
Most frivolous untruths in edited list __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                       43 09 26 41 02 19 34 16
Slim ostriches have long ways to go? __ __ __ __ __
                                     27 21 46 06 20
The 28th President is slow in moving __ __ __ __ __ __
                                     31 05 15 30 42 22

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What city in India was once called Madras?

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Wordy Wednesday 187: DIV IDE DIN TOT RIP LES 4

WORDY WEDNESDAY #185
PENT WORDS 37 (answer)
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Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #186
SECTION SIX 18 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #187
DIV IDE DIN TOT RIP LES 4
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          ^           ^        ^           ^        ^           ^
“^__ __ __ __ __    __ __    __ __ __   ^__ __ __ __ __”
    ^        ^           ^           ^           ^
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What Esau sold to Jacob __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                        47 19 03 64 62 18 71 36 68 60
Cold weather items __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                   08 59 43 25 41 32 11 55
Purple fruit __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
             12 29 53 42 17 01 35 72
Word after “finger” or “comfort” __ __ __ __
                                 50 31 37 07
Vanna White, for one __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                     21 14 52 67 63 56 75
“My Little Chickadee” actress: 2 wds. __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                      39 51 10 73 02 46 33
Be brighter than __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                 74 15 20 49 65 69 45 05
“Rats!” __ __ __ __ __
        30 13 57 34 58
Like a chimney sweep’s clothes __ __ __ __ __
                               24 26 40 61 48
Takes to court __ __ __ __
               38 27 23 06
Atrium’s partner __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                 09 44 28 70 54 16 04 22 66

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Cryptic clues!

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Wordy Wednesday 186: Section Six 18

WORDY WEDNESDAY #184
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD PLUS (answer)
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Edderiofer He **
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John Reid **
M. Sean Molley **
Bryce Herdt **
Deusovi **
Ryan Faley **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #185
PENT WORDS 37 (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 #186
SECTION SIX 18
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 Nutrient favored by bodybuilders
2 Places where food is preserved in metal containers
3 ____ pole
4 Summary
5 1987 comedy for which Elaine May won Worst Director
6 "A rolling stone gathers no ____"

Ring 2
* Palindromic cuff
* Bridge
* Provoke
* Fashionably old-fashioned
* Stress

Ring 3
* Thing on a list
* Ruse
* Certain infielder
* Part of some printers

Ring 4
* Earliest
* Divisions of Dante's Inferno, for example
* Jewish scripture

Ring 5
* Camera's output
* More frightening

Ring 6
* "I'm Eighteen" band Alice ____

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 10-letter word for "What Esau sold to Jacob"?
* Patron Puzzle #30, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Snake Crisscross.

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Wordy Wednesday 185: Pent Words 37

WORDY WEDNESDAY #183
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 5 (answer)
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Danny Knight **
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Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #184
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD PLUS (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 #185
PENT WORDS 37
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron Anthony Bailey. 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!
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 ____ keen / "That hurts!"
2 Fitting together like Russian dolls / Children's card game in which it takes, like, forever for one player to get all the cards
3 America's ____ Top Model / "O Canada", for one
4 Pleasure vehicle of sorts / "Don't ____ the small stuff!"
5 Croc cousin / Dr. ____ and The Electric Mayhem (Muppets band)
6 Something boring / In one's birthday suit
7 Attendant / Musical 2016 animated film
8 Mr. Philbin / Host
9 Mathematician Pascal / Cain's victim
10 Speaks / Actress Falco

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* Misrepresent
* Argon and such
* Some large trucks
* Precise
* Alleviated
* Welsh dog breed
* The largest moon of Saturn
* Prove false
* Charisma
* University namesake Brigham
* "See you ____!"
* ____ and pains
* What you might do to your bets
* Because
* Reznor of Nine Inch Nails
* Integrity
* Make an avian sound
* T-bone, for example

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "'I'm Eighteen' band Alice ____"?

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Wordy Wednesday 184: Cryptic Crossword Plus

WORDY WEDNESDAY #182
WORDS WITHOUT FRIENDS 5 (answer)
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Pavel Curtis **
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Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #183
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 5 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #184
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD PLUS
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron Jack Bross. 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!
In this cryptic crossword, the answer from the wordplay half of each clue contains an extra letter. For example, if the clue were "Shy memo for North American canine (6)", the answer would be COYOTE, as clued by "North American canine"; the wordplay half clues COY+NOTE, which has an extra N. These extra letters, in clue order, spell one final cryptic clue, which solves normally and produces this puzzle’s final 9-letter answer.
ACROSS
1 Wandering bride is oppressive (4)
3 Wild hog and wild arbor (4)
6 Divide a type of Game Boy Advance and a type of Nintendo DS (5)
10 The Spanish castle for a French mathematician (7)
11 Grandmother and Gospel writer's linguistic concern (7)
12 Be biased against women (5)
13 Answers: bison, lotus, bananas (9)
14 Alters mood upon being consumed by fishing rod parts (8)
15 Whole tumbling trainee (6)
18 Banquet went down in plane (6)
20 Crustaceans and amorphous entities rest uneasily (8)
23 Stoolie is sure to get Ray (9)
25 Remnant from tattered circle (5)
27 Monarch to evaluate thankless person (7)
28 Lohan with horrible lady sins (7)
29 $1,000 search for visitor (5)
30 Some freshwater fish walk briskly (4)
31 Japanese, Australians have Jacob's brother (4)
DOWN
1 Delete Adam's partner in search (5)
2 Guys who fix things rewrite a Zen primer (9)
4 Make excessive claims about Bad Ole Silver (8)
5 Entertain drunken general (6)
6 Courageous, disciplined person caroled, eating portion (7)
7 Without clear head, ascend to state of uncertainty (5)
8 Propulsive devices with the endless oxidation and blunders (9)
9 Came to a stop with freight and Ted (6)
14 Festivity regarding coffee and frosting (9)
16 I deliver catalogs for dreamers (9)
17 Abbott's partner tossed cellos out (8)
19 Aviatrix is close to male red deer (7)
21 Gazing fixedly with lace (6)
22 Mom or dad's terrible pattern (6)
24 Japanese pufferfish, that is, or a musical work (5)
26 Shrinking drinking vessel from the South for nutria (5)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What;s a 5-letter word for "The largest moon of Saturn"?

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Wordy Wednesday 183: Fill-In Crossword 5

WORDY WEDNESDAY #181
CODEWORDS 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:
Anthony Bailey **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #182
WORDS WITHOUT FRIENDS 5 (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 #183
FILL-IN CROSSWORD 5
The answers in the crossword below are clued alphabetically by length; you must figure out where they belong. The unclued shaded entries will spell a clue to the final answer.
3 LETTERS
Lovelace who’s considered the first computer programmer
Assist
____ Bud (1997 film)
“____ Day Now” (Chuck Jackson song)
Mr. Nahasapeemapetilon
Rock band Steely ____
Where a fox lives
“Cross my heart and hope to ____!”
Female deer
Keebler worker
A span of time
Canopic ____
Actress Thompson
Michael Stipe’s band
____ de Janeiro
“____ Pilot” (Eric Burdon & the Animals song)
Hot tub
“Income” or “luxury” follower

4 LETTERS
____ vera
Pool player Minnesota ____
Ran away
They’re puckered during a kiss
Former Italian monetary unit
Necessity
Trim the outside of
“____ and you shall find”
Counterweight
Three-____ sloth

5 LETTERS
Pants material
Use a cigarette
Game on many old cell phones
Country music group Little ____, or the state “God
     Blessed” according to one of their songs

6 LETTERS
Insane person
One through whom a god speaks
Chrome alternative
____ horse

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Cryptic clues!

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Wordy Wednesday 182: Words Without Friends 5

WORDY WEDNESDAY #179
CRYPTICROSTIC 4 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Edderiofer He **
Jack Bross **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Deusovi **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #180
PENT WORDS 36 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Rusty the Wolf **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #181
CODEWORDS 5 (hint)
As of this writing, 6 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 #182
WORDS WITHOUT FRIENDS 5
You have 15 turns to build words on the grid. Start by taking the first seven letters in the DRAW COLUMN. Form an English word using four of those letters, and place it reading from left to right in the cells marked 1. On each successive turn, cross out the letters you used and transfer the unused letters (if any) to the next line in the DRAW COLUMN, and then play a new word using some of those letters, placing them in the next successively numbered spaces. Adjoining letters must always form words in crossword fashion, and all the letters will be used.

All words in my solution are valid according to http://scrabble.merriam.com. However, aside from some 2-letter words and the outlined 3-letter word, all of them should be very familiar.

Arrange the letters in the shaded cells to form the final answer, a 7-letter word.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Country music group Little ____, or the state 'God Blessed' according to one of their songs"?
* Patron Puzzle #29, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is entitled Faley Fun Pack!

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

Wordy Wednesday 181: Codewords 5

WORDY WEDNESDAY #178
CODEWORDSEARCH (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
J. Lay **
Rained Mirror **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Stephan Swoboda **
Walker Anderson **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #179
CRYPTICROSTIC 4 (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 #180
PENT WORDS 36 (hint)
As of this writing, 6 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 #181
CODEWORDS 5
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron M. Sean Molley. 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!
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 sequel nobody asked for!

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

Wordy Wednesday 179: Crypticrostic 4 & Wordy Wednesday 180: Pent Words 36

WORDY WEDNESDAY #177
ELIZA PSEUDONYM WATCHES MOVIES (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Edderiofer He **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
John Reid **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Michael Madsen **
Ryan Faley **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #178
CODEWORDSEARCH (hint)
As of this writing, 13 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 #179
CRYPTICROSTIC 4
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron Anthony Bailey. 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 a 9-letter word.
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
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 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56

Billy Joel song, "Sweet Stuff", about saint __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                            29 33 41 12 45 02 27
Ingests birds __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
              55 36 16 13 05 43 46 28
Joanna, a vessel is full of good humor __ __ __ __ __ __
                                       09 30 21 06 50 38
Retest erratic thoroughfare __ __ __ __ __ __
                            39 26 14 03 53 18
Scooter, for example, seized by authority __ __ __ __ __ __
                                          48 25 08 31 54 15
sin(π/2), in Bonn, is “bad sine” __ __ __ __
                                 19 24 07 34
Stranger, twangier purpose of a can, perhaps __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
                                             11 22 35 47 20 37 51 42
Thus, a government agent protecting the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
   museum offering is sympathetic       01 40 17 49 32 10 04 23 56 44 52

DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAY!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #180
PENT WORDS 36
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 During the time that / Not invitational
2 Country singer Ricky / Created
3 Weapon on a firearm / Soviet Union space station
4 A type of bed / Unfortunate
5 Princess who sings "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" / Dark shape formed when light hits an object
6 Have an affinity for / Place to keep credit cards, often
7 Panic! at the Disco guitarist Harris / Musician Brian
8 Priscilla's former husband / Chart of multiplication results, for example
9 Famous impaler / Nearly
10 Prisoner / Aladdin prop

PENTOMINOES:
* HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* THE OTHER HALF OF THE FINAL ANSWER
* England neighbor
* Orson Scott Card title character Wiggin
* Like an online multiplayer game played on a bad Internet connection
* Sassoon of hair care
* Impressionist Claude
* Express gratitude toward
* Of high rank
* Animal on a deviantART badge and in an Ogden Nash poem
* Little hooter
* Foreign
* Pull out all the ____
* Not quite right
* Utensil for aerating a mixture
* Greek letter associated with plane angles, often
* Philatelist's item
* Argue a case in a court of law
* Very pale
* ____ 6 (lodging chain that will leave the light on for you)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A Codewords!

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Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy update: Now accepting donations to American Red Cross

Sorry for the lack of Wednesday updates lately; I've been battling suicidal depression again, and underwent inpatient therapy. Starting next month, I'll have more limited Internet access; as far as my readers are concerned, this will manifest itself mostly in slower responses to e-mails. I will still have enough access to hopefully keep this blog alive and to keep my Patreon promises.

In light of Hurricane Harvey's recent damage and Hurricane Irma's impending damage, I have decided to add another noble cause to the list of noble causes to which one can donate to support my Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy initiative: the American Red Cross. I have even donated $30 myself to get the disaster relief ball rolling.

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 magazines. I am currently soliciting donations to these four charities:
I'm offering the original Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy pack (24 previously Patreon-exclusive word puzzles for US$11.10), the LiveJournal Logic Pack (300 logic puzzles for US$3), the Signed Magazine Four-Pack (four signed puzzle magazines for US$30, while supplies last), and the Section Six Six-Plus-Six Pack (12 Section Six puzzles for $6). No matter what your budget is, I hope you will support these causes and get some fun puzzles to solve.

Wordy Wednesday 178: Codewordsearch

WORDY WEDNESDAY #176
SECTION SIX 17 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Benjamin Smith **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #177
ELIZA PSEUDONYM WATCHES MOVIES (hint)
As of this writing, 9 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 #178
CODEWORDSEARCH
While I was away, some prankster replaced the letters in my word search with numbers. Maybe I can still solve it . . .
The answer is 3 words, 15 letters total.
ALGEBRA, ARUGULA, ASSESSOR, BARROOM, BREATHE, BUGABOO, CANASTA, CHIRRUP, CLARION, COUSCOUS, CYCLICAL, EGGSHELL, ENCLAVE, HEINOUS, HOLINESS, MAMMARY, MEATLOAF, MEDIEVAL, MISSTEP, MULLIGAN, POPULACE, REGATTA, SCARLET, SENTIENT, SWALLOW, VAMOOSE, VARIETY, WHITTLE, WRESTLE.

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* Cryptic clues!
* What's a 5-letter word for "Animal on a deviantART badge and in an Ogden Nash poem"?

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

Wordy Wednesday 177: Eliza Pseudonym Watches Movies

WORDY WEDNESDAY #175
PENT WORDS 35 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
J. Lay **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #176
SECTION SIX 17 (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 #177
ELIZA PSEUDONYM WATCHES MOVIES
Over the course of a week from Sunday through Saturday, Eliza Pseudonym has used her Webflix subscription to watch 7 different movies. Each one was watched with a different friend (including Delilah) and while eating a different snack (including Sicklets). After watching each movie, Eliza and her friend gave it a different rating from 1 through 7 stars. Using the clues below, determine what movie Eliza watched each day, the rating it was given, the friend she watched it with, and the snack she ate while watching it. You might even figure out the title of the movie Eliza plans to watch next.

1. W&W's were eaten either 2 days before or 2 days after the day Eliza watched that movie where police officer Alex J. Murphy is turned into a cyborg.
2. The following movies are all different: the one watched with Carla, the one watched while eating the Venus candy bars, the one watched while eating Happy Cowboy hard candies, and that horror movie with the cursed videotape.
3. That 2004 movie with the demonic superhero was seen 2 days after that movie with the song "A Whole New World".
4. Barbra watched a movie the day before or the day after that movie where police officer Alex J. Murphy is turned into a cyborg was viewed.
5. That 2004 movie with the demonic superhero was given a rating 1 star higher than that of the movie seen on Wednesday, but 1 star lower than the one watched with Anna.
6. Hannah watched a movie with Eliza the day after Eliza ate the Hisshey's chocolate bars.
7. The 7-star movie was watched on Sunday.
8. Of the movie watched on Saturday and the movie watched with Barbra, one was given a rating 3 stars higher than the other's rating.
9. Fiona watched a movie whose rating was an even number of stars 5 days before Eliza ate Venus candy bars.
10. Anna watched a movie with Eliza either 2 days before or 2 days after Eliza saw that movie with the yellow creatures from Despicable Me.
11. The 5-star movie was watched the day after Georgia watched a movie, and 2 days before Pop Papers were eaten during a movie whose rating was an odd number of stars.
12. That romantic movie on the sinking ship was watched sometime before that movie with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in space.
13. Neither that horror movie with the cursed videotape nor that movie where police officer Alex J. Murphy is turned into a cyborg was the movie with the one-star rating.
14. Gummy Tummy candies were eaten while watching the movie rated 4 stars.
(This alternate solving grid is available for solvers who would prefer it. Click on it to enlarge it.)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A word search!

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Wordy Wednesday 176: Section Six 17

WORDY WEDNESDAY #174
HEX PATHFINDER 10 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Bryce Herdt **
J. Lay **
Lewis Chen **
Rusty the Wolf **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #175
PENT WORDS 35 (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 #176
SECTION SIX 17
This puzzle contains a word suggested by patron M. Sean Molley. 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!

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 Indigenous
2 Bert's cohort on Sesame Street
3 One making bread
4 Laws-to-be
5 Jordan of Space Jam
6 Like some classics

Ring 2
* You might swear on one
* Originating from Dublin, for example
* A place's average weather conditions
* Singer Gomez
* November 11 honoree

Ring 3
* Compound countered by certain allergy meds
* 12 Years a ____ (2013 film)
* Teach to be obedient, as an animal
* Defamatory written statement

Ring 4
* x and y, in algebra
* "The sky's the ____"
* Christian period of fasting

Ring 5
* A Starbucks drink size
* Region after which a husky breed is named

Ring 6
* "Edge of Seventeen" singer Nicks

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A logic puzzle????

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Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy update: Section Six Six-Plus-Six Pack!

THESE PUZZLES AREN'T AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE EXCEPT FOR THIS CHARITY INITIATIVE!

For a charitable donation of US$6 or more, you can buy yourself a 12-pack of Section Sixes, my miniaturized version of the venerable Patrick Berry's Section Eight. Ever since WW56, every Wordy Wednesday ending in a 6 has been a Section Six. If you enjoy the Section Sixes on this blog, you're sure to enjoy the dozen puzzles I've cooked up for this packet. Puzzles will be sent as a PDF with instructions, puzzles, and answers.

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 magazines. I am currently soliciting donations to these three charities:
I'm also still offering the original Patron Puzzles for Philanthropy pack (24 previously Patreon-exclusive word puzzles for US$11.10), the LiveJournal Logic Pack (300 logic puzzles for US$3), and the Signed Magazine Four-Pack (four signed puzzle magazines for US$30, while supplies last).

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