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Wordy Wednesday 353: Hex Pathfinder 22

WORDY WEDNESDAY #351
PATHFINDER 20 (answer)
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Bonnie Veenschoten **
Cindy Heisler **
James Haddad **
Joe Bernard **
Mark Ballinger **
Stephen Potter **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #352
PATHFINDER 21 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #353
HEX PATHFINDER 22
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 1843 novella whose film adaptations include one from 1992 featuring the Muppets (15, 3 wds.) 
2W Core group (5) 
3SE ____ silver (8) 
4SW Group of cattle (4) 
5E Dormant (6) 
6W Novelist Jerome David ____ (8) 
7NW A type of endive (8) 
8SE Item used as a percussion instrument in a composition by Leroy Anderson, made popular by the film Who's Minding the Store? (1963) (10) 
9W Squid, when it’s being eaten (8) 
10SW Parasitic worm (5) 
11W The ____ Trap (1961 Disney film that was remade in 1998) (6) 
12SE Reduce in intensity, as a violent war (10, hyph.) 
13SW Disreputable (5) 
14E ____ trick (6) 
15W Visible (8) 
16SE Tin alloy in some utensils (6) 
17SE Kind of kids Joe Biden notoriously said “are just as bright and just as talented as white kids” (4) 
18NW Certain conifer (4) 
19W Small piano (6) 
20SE Engages in violent public disorder (5) 
21W Singing group in a church (5) 
22E You might throw a tantrum if you lose yours (6) 
23SW ____ World Tour (2020 animated film) (6) 
24SE Workforce (9) 
25SW Additive in some cigarettes (7) 
26NE Male red deer (4) 
27SW ____ Men (2010 sci-fi flick about a man with an artificial heart bought on credit) (4) 
28NW Facility where old people who no longer work live (14, 2 wds.) 
29NE ____ Jack (2003 film) (8) 
30W Work together (9) 
31SW Part of a stereotypical scientist’s getup (7, 2 wds.) 
32W Match Game regular Charles ____ Reilly (6) 
33E Peninsula whose name is Turkish for "chain of wooded mountains" (6) 

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What animal is also known as a hog-nosed coon? 
* Patron Puzzle #74, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is a Words Without Friends. 

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