Wordy Wednesday 19: Rejected Word Games

WORDY WEDNESDAY #17
DOUBLE HELTER SKELTER (answer)
It's been two weeks, so time to unveil 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:
Adam Weaver **
Bo Green **
Bryce Herdt **
Christian H.P. **
Giovanni Pagano **
Izak Bulten **
Jack Bross **
James McGowan **
Jeremy Conner **
John Bulten **
Mark Tilford **
Michael Madsen **
Sam Levitin **
Tim Harrod **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #18
THAT CROSSWORD HAS WORDS ON IT (hint)
A number of people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version. Now you don't have to figure out which clue goes where! Send your solutions 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 BONUS!
Last week's Wordy Wednesday was made using software called Crossfire. The full version costs $50; I'm not yet confident enough in my ability to actually get a crossword published to justify getting it for professional purposes with my own money, which is why last week I suggested donating a copy. I do have some crossword theme ideas I'd like to try, including at least one meta, so you might see something interesting from me (here or elsewhere) if you do. Here's a PDF of another crossword I made using the demo of Crossfire, a simple 10x10 puzzle designed for use as part of a magic trick. I now offer this puzzle to my blog's readers as a bonus. Any amateur magicians (if any of those happen to be among my audience) who wish to use this puzzle for their own purposes should open the ODT file and change the name and date in 1-Across to their liking. Any professional magicians will need to note that the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License under which all of my puzzles on this blog are released precludes commercial use, and negotiate something with me. Even if you're not interested in performing cheesy card magic, though, I hope you will enjoy solving the puzzle. :)

WORDY WEDNESDAY #19
REJECTED WORD GAMES
A rejected submission for Will Shortz's Wordplay. Arrange the letters in the 7 shaded squares to form the final answer word.

THREE DOUBLE LETTERS
1. 16th state: J2 B2 D1 J3 P4 N3 E3 X3 Q1
2. Accountant: P1 H2 W2 H3 G5 H1 G2 U4 Q2 U3
3. It grinds beans: R2 T5 U2 E1 C5 S4 L3 H5 N1 Q3
4. His daughter is named Moxie CrimeFighter: U4 R3 W1 I2 P2 M3 T1 N1 B3 A5 S2 V3
ALPHABETICAL INITIALS
1. Popular smartphone game: A1 I4 K3 U3 C2 P1 P3 G1 Q4 M2
2. One method to determine something's age: J1 G4 D4 W3 J4 W5 U1 C3 D3 V1 E2 L4
3. Shocking barrier: C5 O1 S1 B1 A4 G1 N4 X1 U2 D2 H4 R2 G3
4. Pituitary gland output: X5 D4 C1 L1 L5 A2 B5 J4 U3 L3 T2 W4 L2
FOLLOW DIRECTIONS
1. Like current news coverage: N2 U4 J2 H2 B4 A3 Q1 U5 K5 K4 M4 A5 K1
2. Original "Concentration" host: B5 N2 L4 F4 O4 V4 R4 I2 S3
3. Like a southpaw: M5 F3 E1 D5 V2 T3 I1 U1 C4 O5
4. Legal precedence for a motorist: U3 V1 K3 S5 E4 V4 U2 P5 T4 R5
FOUR+FOUR=ONE
1. WARM+SHOO: X2 E5 X4 Q5 D4 H2 T2 U5
2. HENS+SIGH: K2 M1 X5 R1 F2 F1 O3 I5
3. COOL+CRIB: O2 G1 C1 B1 X1 T5 F5 I3
4. COIF+TENT: J1 W2 W1 E1 N5 A4 J5 V5

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