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Wordy Wednesday 174: Hex Pathfinder 10

WORDY WEDNESDAY #172
CRYPTICROSTIC 3 (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 **
Edderiofer He **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
John Reid **
Bryce Herdt **
Deusovi **
Lewis Chen **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #173
WORDS WITHOUT FRIENDS 4 (hint)
As of this writing, 7 people have solved this puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version. I also have two entries for the contest version. All entries with a score of 750 or more have a chance to win a prize, but entries above the median score have a greater chance, so regardless of your skill level, I hope you will enter! 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 #174
HEX PATHFINDER 10
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 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 The author’s were checked twice daily while he was in a mental hospital (10, 2 wds.)
2NW Repeat performance (6)
3NW Black and white African mammal (5)
4W Clank’s partner (7)
5NE Mar (7)
6W Figure skater’s move (4)
6SE One in a U.S. government trio (17, 2 wds.)
7NW Dr. Dre’s forte (7)
8W Easily broken (5)
9NE Engagement or wedding item (4)
9SE Horned mammal, for short (5)
10W Annoying (5)
10W Round pizza toppings (10)
11W Lower part of the leg (4)
12E Borden mascot (5)
13W Makes safe (7)
14NW Popular brand of peanuts (8)
14NW Ouija prop (10)
15E Shakespearean king (4)
16E Put out of one’s memory (7)
17NW Code namesake (5)
17SW Dragon in a Disney movie (5)
18NW Flop (4)
19NE The Shining director (14, 2 wds.)
20W Sentence uttered by the Borg (18, 3 wds.)
21SW Underdog’s victory (5)
22W Tracks worn by going over the same place over and over (4)
23SW Most frigid (6)
24E Reeled (4)
25SW Completely destroyed, in Internet lingo (4)
25SW “The Biggest Little City in the World” (4)
26SE Under (5)
27NW Happen as a result (5)
28NW Bristly organ (4)
29E Observe (4)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 5-letter word for "Peasant's ____ (homestarrunner.com adventure game)"?
* Patron Puzzle #17, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is titled "Anagramming and Adding 2 More".

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

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