Wordy Wednesday 432: Touchword 22

PENT WORDS 86 (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:
Bonnie Veenschoten **
Cindy Heisler **
James Haddad **
Joe Bernard **
Karen Spencer **
Stephen Potter *
Tyler Hinman **
John Bulten **
Kevin Orfield **
Michael Lebowitz **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

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In a crossword, words cross each other; in this puzzle, they merely touch. More specifically, all answers read across, and 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 Humanities and related college studies: 2 wds. / ____ shooting
2 Partners of gizzards / What finally breaks one’s patience and endurance: 2 wds.
3 U-turns / Criminal
4 Paper quantity / The ____ McCoy / Cognitive scientist Hofstadter
5 Trotted about playfully / Horn-shaped corn chip brand
6 One reselling tickets at steep prices / 12 Angry Men (1957) actor with a notable environmental activist son: 2 wds.
7 Agriculturist and rock band namesake Jethro / Gossip blogger Hilton / Space Jam: A New ____
8 Flower whose name is used as an acronym for Calvinist doctrine / All ____ and no steak / Off-color
9 Long, narrow pieces, as of bacon / Big name in polo shirts / Rough ____
10 There are two in a full count / Sweeney ____: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street / Angel ____ (toilet paper brand)
11 Most well-groomed, as hair / Xbox One, for one
12 Away from the wind / Like some training / Available at a reduced price: 2 wds.
13 ____ vera / A province of Indonesia / Carter’s veep
14 Certain single-celled organism / Name shared by a yellow candy and a vodka cocktail: 2 wds.
15 Notification to the public of an abducted child: 2 wds. / Razor-sharpening need

* What's a 7-letter word for "2019 biopic about an English fantasy author"?

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