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Wordy Wednesday 212: Touchword 6 and Wordy Wednesday 213: Hex Pathfinder 13

WORDY WEDNESDAY #208
ANACROSSWORD 15 (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 **
James Sinnett **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #209
PATHFINDER 6 (answer)
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Anthony Bailey **
Jack Bross **
James Sinnett **
M. Sean Molley **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #210
PENT WORDS 42 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #211
PATHFINDER 7 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #212
TOUCHWORD 6
In a crossword, words cross each other; in this puzzle, 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. (You can think of it as a diagramless, cylindrical Share-A-Letter puzzle.)

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to form the final answer, an 8-letter word.
1 Daft Punk song containing 261 instances of the word "it" in under 3 minutes / Makes a mistake
2 Astronomer or Penny Arcade character Brahe / Of a bygone era / Roman goddess of agriculture
3 Tropical storm in the China sea / Sets of false teeth
4 Subatomic particle with one or more strange quarks / ____ and potatoes / Exploits
5 Bob of The Ghost Breakers (1940) / Elbow ____ / French painter Henri
6 Cowboy's greeting / The “Oxford” one irks, annoys, and aggravates some people / A dishwasher cycle
7 Obscene / Ending passage of a piece of music / React to a painful video, perhaps
8 Substance with a pH level greater than 7 / Substance with a pH level less than 7 / Measure of a large land area
9 Prophet who married a prostitute / Spin ____ (1996-2002 sitcom) / Jim Jacobs/Warren Casey musical
10 Word before "run" or "stretch" / Out of practice / Metamorphic rock with bands
11 Upper arm bone / They’re used for painting handicap symbols on parking spots
12 Jackman who played Wolverine / It wakes everyone up on a farm / Blue Öyster ____
13 Overwatch character McCree's favorite time of day: 2 wds. / Path of flowing electricity
14 About one-sixth of an inch, in typography / Boy band whose name sometimes has an asterisk in front of it / The largest airline in Spain
15 Nuts in praline candy / He said, "All pitchers are liars or crybabies": 2 wds.

WORDY WEDNESDAY #213
HEX PATHFINDER 13
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 Hit song for The Who (12, 2 wds.)
2NW Balance beam user (7)
3NW Brand of artificial playing surface (9)
3SW Lower in rank (5)
4SE The Little ____ (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry work) (6)
5W “____ the Broken Road” (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band song covered by Rascal Flatts) (5)
6NE Used cigarette ends (5)
7NW Monetary units formerly used in Cannes (6)
8NE Subdivision of an act (5)
9E JFK and others (8)
10NW Capture with a hand (4)
10E Former Ohio senator John (5)
11NW Not short (4)
12NW Tool for some artists (6)
13SE “____ Discretion Iz Advised” (N.W.A song) (8)
14SE Former Dallas Cowboy Tony (4)
15NE Hair salon offering (5)
15NE Animal that can supposedly suck the contents out of an egg while leaving the shell intact (6)
16NW Come into view (6)
17W Surmise (5)
18E Max Keeble's Big ____ (2001 Disney movie) (4)
18E Most frequent value in a data set (4)
19W Popular dating app (6)
20W Grammatical construction that’s guaranteed to endlessly annoy certain people (15, 2 wds.)
21W Moonstone, for one (8)
22NE Stuff between bricks (6)
23E “Phooey!” (4)
24SW Taking out the trash, for one (5)
24SW TV chef Julia (5)
25SE Role for Christopher Biggins in I, Claudius (4)
26SW F. H. Bradley, philosophically (8)
27E ____ Waters (Danielle Steel novel) (7)
28W Foreordain (7)
29NW Muslim mystic (4)
30E Inhibit the growth of (5)
31SE Piece attaching a door to a doorframe (5)
32SW Up to the point that (5)
33W “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” musical (5)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 4-letter word for "Game show where contestants had 24 hours to study material they’d be quizzed on"?
* What's a 5-letter word for "Philbin who popularized the catchphrase, 'Is that your final answer?'"
* Patron Puzzle #36, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($1 or more per month) on or before April 15, is a Snake Crisscross. If you aren't already supporting me on Patreon, consider doing so to gain access to awesome bonus puzzles!

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