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Wordy Wednesday 396: Section Six 39 & Wordy Wednesday 397: Touchword 19

WORDY WEDNESDAY #392
ANACROSSWORD 24 (answer)
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Jason Boomer **
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Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Tamara Brenner *
WORDY WEDNESDAY #393
CRYPTICROSTIC 12 (answer)
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Cole Kendall **
James Haddad **
Karen Spencer **
Leo Termin **
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Adam Weaver **
Bo & Becky Green **
Jason Boomer **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
Tamara Brenner *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #394
CODEWORDS 13 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #395
PENT WORDS 79 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #396
SECTION SIX 39
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This puzzle's grid has six rings and six sections. Each ring contains a series of words placed end to end, reading either clockwise or counterclockwise; all the words in a given ring will read in the same direction. Ring 1 (the outer ring) contains six answers that read clockwise; the starting spaces are numbered in the grid. Clues for the answers in the remaining rings are given in order, but their starting points and direction are for you to determine. The sections (separated by the heavy lines radiating from the center) will help you place the inner rings: in a given section, each ring segment contains all but one of the letters in the next segment outward. In other words, a section's outermost segment contains six letters; the next segment inward contains five of those six letters in some order; and so on, until only one of the original six letters remains. Arrange the letters in the six starred spaces to form the final answer, a 6-letter word.
Ring 1
1 Church part
2 Swedish car manufacturer
3 One of two remaining contestants
4 Having happened not long ago
5 Fire ____
6 One of the Galilean moons of Jupiter

Ring 2
* Quiz bowl concern
* "Why Do ____ Fall in Love" (Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers hit)
* Like some milk
* Cartwright of The Simpsons
* Common canine command

Ring 3
* Conditionally releases a prisoner
* Most likely winner
* Therefore
* Nothing, in Spanish

Ring 4
* Bath "bye"
* One of two test options, often
* Ticker-tape ____
 
Ring 5
* Faint
* It's above the eyes
  
Ring 6
* Hitchcock who directed The 39 Steps

WORDY WEDNESDAY #397
TOUCHWORD 19
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This puzzle contains words suggested by patrons Cindy Heisler and Leo Termin. Support me on Patreon at the $5 per month level and solve the monthly Patron Puzzle for a chance to suggest a seed word for a future puzzle, or at the $20 per month level to suggest one seed word every month!
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.

Arrange the letters in the shaded spaces to form the final answer, an 8-letter word.
1 Rest / Small child / Fluid secreted by the liver
2 “____ Hill” (Fats Domino hit) / Bit of dog or cat food
3 One selling puppies, perhaps / True
4 Big name in psychoanalysis / Pitches / Border
5 Impostors / ____ driver / Team Fortress 2 class with a double jump
6 Fritz of American Pickers / “Come ____ Away” (Styx hit) / Chaperone
7 Grouchy people / Suffers persistent pain / Michael who founded Capri Holdings Limited
8 Board game invented in Germany (not Asia) under the name Sternhalma: 2 wds.
9 Like a bodybuilder’s physique (literally if it’s a statue of a bodybuilder) / Female protagonist of Disney's The Aristocats
10 Brother in a fairy tale / Make sense: 2 wds. / Emulate a snake
11 Certain gymnastic feats / Incontinence pad brand
12 Graph paper features / Take care of / Marriage partner
13 Feature of the front end of a car / County seat of Oklahoma's Garfield County / A unit of weight
14 Christian rock band with the album Alien Youth / Persil alternative / Discover
15 Like some milk / White who played Rose Nylund / Pollute

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What's a 6-letter word for "Spinach-eating cartoon sailor"?
* What's a 6-letter word for "____ Trap (1984-1985 game show)"?

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