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Wordy Wednesday 232: Pathfinder 9 & Wordy Wednesday 233: Hex Pathfinder 14

WORDY WEDNESDAY #230
PENT WORDS 46 (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:
Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Jason Boomer **
Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #231
SIMPLY FILL IN THE BLANKS (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!

LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH = DOUBLE WORDY WEDNESDAYS!
WORDY WEDNESDAY #232
PATHFINDER 9
In this puzzle, each answer starts in the correspondingly numbered square, goes in some direction, and makes one or more right-angled turns as it winds through the grid. 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, an 8-letter word.
1 Hopelessly losing, as a boxer (2 3 5)
2 Least quiet (8)
3 Excessive adulation of a person (4 7)
4 Certain herons (6)
5 Twist, as a wet towel (5)
6 Welles of Citizen Kane (5)
7 Keith whose style was inspired by graffiti (6)
8 Magic: The Gathering resource (4)
8 “____ and Servant” (Depeche Mode song) (6)
9 Birthplace of Saint Francis (6)
10 Famous American frontierswoman (8 4)
11 Street preacher’s task (13)
12 Part of a solitaire card game layout (7)
13 Play boisterously (4)
14 Place for the care of children with no parents (9)
15 Quagmire (6)
16 Record one’s arrival at a hotel, for example (4 2)
17 Celebrity (7)
18 Darwin’s country (9)
19 Last book of the Old Testament (7)
20 Former late night host Jay (4)
21 Mathematician Fano (4)
22 Trademarked name of a heartburn reliever (6)
23 Gold brick (5)
24 Pedicurist’s concern (7)
25 ____ Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (5)
26 Doze off very briefly (6)
27 Liberal ____ (4)

WORDY WEDNESDAY #233
HEX PATHFINDER 14
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 Person who is overly subservient (8, 2 wds.)
1E Devo song that serves as the theme song for the MTV series Ridiculousness (18, 2 wds.)
2E 2011 film starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess (6, 2 wds.)
3SE State of injury-induced unconsciousness (4)
3SE People engaged in a fight (10)
4NE Proceeding as planned (7, 2 wds.)
5SW 2013-2017 A&E horror series (10, 2 wds.)
6NE Item restraining a leg or arm (7)
7W Inflated rapidly (9)
8E Food for Oliver Twist (5)
9NE Poet and civil rights activist Angelou (4)
10NW From Cardiff, for example (5)
10SW Buffalo Wild ____ (restaurant chain) (5)
11SE Jewelry store item (7)
12W Unit of measure for gold purity (5)
13SW Piece of furniture for a school student (4)
14NE Decays (4)
15NW Small opening in a leaf (5)
16NE Body of water bordering Egypt and Saudi Arabia (6, 2 wds.)
17E Dojo figure (6)
18W Three feet (4)
19SW Rebel Without a Cause star (9, 2 wds.)
20W ____ Assassins (unreleased fighting game where the artwork adorning the fighters’ skins would come to life to perform finishing moves) (6)
21NE ____ Cooks in America (Food Network series) (5)
22NW Brand that cats ask for by name (7, 2 wds.)
23NE Slightly open (4)
24E “Slow down!” (4)
25NE Physically attractive people (7)
26E Recognized (5)
26SW BeyoncĂ©’s surname at birth (7)
27NE “You’re kidding me!” (5, 2 wds.)
28E Large cat found in cold climates (11, 2 wds.)
29SE Saunter (5)
30NW Men’s magazine whose name is a synonym of “epigram” (5)
31NE Used a whistle (4)
32W Former Jeopardy! announcer Don (5)

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 4-letter word for "Christian apologist Zacharias or sitarist Shankar"?
* Patron Puzzle #43, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Snake Crisscross.

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