Wordy Wednesday 288: Touchword 13

SECTION SIX 28 (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:
Bryce Herdt **
Mark Ballinger *
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

TOUCHWORD 12 (hint)
As of this writing, 6 people have solved this 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!

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  V-shaped cut / Mathematician who’s the namesake of a test: 2 wds.
2  With The, 1984 Robert Redford film / Statuette
3  Honolulu’s island / “Bananaphone” singer / Certain polearm
4  “Do unto ____. . .” / Type of bomb, for short / Immature insect
5  Cause of anxiety / Province in western Canada
6  Ulcers and such / ____ reef / Place to sleep on a vehicle
7  Colonnade at the entrance of a building / Belonging to us / ____ Dawn I Die (1939 James Cagney film)
8  Cartoonist Stephan / 60 minutes / Unsolved Mysteries host Robert
9  “____ not, want not” / Comic strip created by Jeff MacNelly / Big name in train travel
10 Stinging insect / Murphy of The Haunted Mansion (2003) / Unconcerned about right and wrong, perhaps
11 Crowned / Madonna or Lady Gaga, for one / A type of fungus
12 Massachusetts peninsula: 2 wds. / “As I was going to St. ____. . .” / Quarry
13 Cornbread / A trigonometric function / Aptly-named spike-covered enemy in Super Mario Bros.
14 Blankets worn in Mexico / From scratch / Radar system’s sound
15 Indifferent / Twist, as a wet towel

* A very difficult Crypticrostic!

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

Blog Archive