Wordy Wednesday 142: Mini Chess Words & Simon Says

PENT WORDS 28 (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:
Anthony Bailey *
Benjamin Smith **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
James Sinnett **
Adam Weaver *
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
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As of this writing, 10 people have solved last week's 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!

Five 6-letter words are scrambled on the chessboard. Each chess piece starts on the first letter of one of the words, and can be moved across the board via standard chess moves to spell the rest of the word. Every square is used exactly once. The chess pieces move as follows:
King: one space in any of the eight directions
Rook: any number of spaces in a horizontal or vertical direction
Bishop: any number of spaces in a diagonal direction
Queen: any number of spaces in any of the eight directions
Knight: two spaces in a horizontal or vertical direction and then one space in a perpendicular direction
Each piece starts on the bottom row, but it is up to you to determine which piece starts where.
______: H  __ __ __ __ __
______: O  __ __ __ __ __
______: A  __ __ __ __ __
______: W  __ __ __ __ __
______: F  __ __ __ __ __
Once you’ve solved all of the words, proceed to the next part and follow the instructions to get a hint for your final answer, a 5-letter word.
. . . & SIMON SAYS
1. Start with the Bishop's word.
2. Replace the letter which comes last alphabetically with a copy of the letter which comes first alphabetically.
3. Replace the fifth letter with the King's word.
4. Switch the first instance of the repeated vowel (A, E, I, O, or U) with the second-to-last consonant.
5. Replace every letter which appears in the Rook's word with a G.
6. Replace the third consonant with the Knight's word.
7. Move the second-to-last consonant to the end.
8. Delete the first vowel.
9. Move the seventh letter to the end.
10. Replace the central letter with SS.
11. Move the last vowel to the second position.
12. Replace every instance of the twelfth letter with the last letter of the Rook's word.
13. Delete the first instance of a letter that appears in the Queen's word, and move the second such instance to the fourth position from the end.
14. Switch the first vowel with the letter to its immediate right.
15. Move the letter to the immediate left of the last vowel to the fifth position.
16. Replace the sixth letter with the first vowel of the Rook's word.
17. Replace the fourth consonant with the second consonant of the King's word.
18. Replace the first letter and every second letter thereafter with the letters preceding them in the alphabet.

* What's a 9-letter word for "Item featured in the opening of 60 Minutes"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

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