SQUEEZED IN THE MIDDLE 3
For this puzzle, you're going to sandwich together words (entered in the white rectangles) by surrounding it with a letter on each side, one at the beginning and one at the end, making a new word in the process. Once you're done, the extra letters you've added in the "crust" (the brown squares) will spell out a two-word phrase. In the example above, the words URN, RAT, and OVER become BURNT, IRATE, and GOVERN, and the letters in the brown squares, reading down, spell out BIG TEN. However, to make things trickier, the "Wholes" will be in no particular order, so it's up to you to figure out which one of the "Centers" it matches up with!
Once you've filled out everything, the letters in the brown squares, reading down, will spell out this week's FINAL ANSWER: The name of a horror TV series
1) Olympic competition
2) Previously cited in a footnote: Abbr.
3) Ms. Valentine from Yu-Gi-Oh!
4) Peter, Bjorn, or John
5) Beverage found in pubs and way too many crosswords
6) Greeting to a "gov'na"?
* Soon-to-be-fad diet inspired by cavemen (Because cavemen are obviously known for their long lifespans! </sarcasm>)
* Strong Bad's preferred form of online messaging
* Tooth protector
* Inning when the spectators stretch
* Fluttershy's coat color
* "Smells Like Teen Spirit" lyric that rhymes with "mosquito"
Once you think you know what the FINAL ANSWER is, send it to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (though I'm more likely to check the second one) and I'll put your name on a solvers list once I post the answers in about two weeks. You can also use those email addresses to give me some comments and feedback (or get a hint from me in exchange for a "hint star", more details for that are on the sidebar to the right) or send me the answer to last week's puzzle, if you haven't already figured it out. If you have a printer and want to solve this puzzle on paper, just head below the break for a version you can print out!