Wordy Wednesday 433: Hex Pathfinder 27

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 **
Cole Kendall **
James Haddad **
Karen Spencer **
Tyler Hinman **
Dan Schwartz **
Jay Miller **
John Bulten **
Kevin Orfield **
Lindsey Shultz **
Meg Duvall **
Michael Lebowitz **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

TOUCHWORD 22 (hint)
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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.
1W Popular fundraising event for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in which participants play games for 24 hours (9, 2 wds.)
2SW Vicious (6)
3NE Late television personality who, in his 1990 wedding to wife Jean, phrased his vows, “The answer is. . . yes” (10, 2 wds.)
4E Instrument for Ravi Shankar (5)
5W Wild ass of Asia (6)
6NE Remove slack (7)
6NE Grumman fighter aircraft with a feline name (8)
7W Burglary (5)
8SW Sixpence None the ____ (Christian rock band) (6)
9SE Marine animal resembling a dolphin (8)
10NE Historical period marked by the advent of blacksmithing (7, 2 wds.)
11E 1982 hit for Toto (11, 2 wds.)
12NE The value of one’s assets minus the value of one’s liabilities (8, 2 wds.)
13E Hunting prey stealthily, perhaps (10, 3 wds.)
14SE ____ of consciousness (6)
15SW Keep a close eye on, as someone suspicious (7)
16W Shine (7)
17NW Reptiles lithographer (6)
18NW Claims (8)
19NE Causes pain for (4)
20SE Road encircling an urban area (7)
21SW 2019 biopic about an English fantasy author (7)
22W Schedule (6)
23E It starts with Palm Sunday (8, 2 wds.)
24E More frigid (5)
25SE Government employee (12, 2 wds.)
26NE Position from which a thing is seen (12, 2 wds.)
27NE Shout from an excited roller coaster passenger (4)
28SW Deplaned (4)
29W Character who could be described as ewes-less? (12, 2 wds., hyph.)
30E Long-snouted beetles (7)

* What's a 15-letter, 2-word answer for "Senator famously found to be between 1/1024 and 1/64 Native American"?
* What's a 5-letter word for "Fruit Stripe mascot Yipes, for one"?

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