FLOWER POWER 3
The answers to this petaled puzzle will go in a curve from the number on the outside to the center of the flower. Each number in the flower will have two 5-letter answers, one going in a clockwise direction, and the other going in a counterclockwise direction.
Once you're done, the numbered tips of petals #2 through #18 (skip #1), reading clockwise, will spell out the FINAL ANSWER: A hit song from the 2010s.
1) _____: The Hands of Fate (infamously bad film made famous by Mystery Science Theater 3000)
2) 2007 Michael Moore documentary about the American health care system
3) Coll. whose mascot is Jonathan the Husky
4) Engine in an Infiniti
5) Author Mercer who wrote and drew the "Little Critter" books
6) Artist's stand
7) Cloak-wearing female member of the Teen Titans
8) Mountain range in Wyoming
9) Tiny Greek vowels?
10) Zebra voiced by Chris Rock in Madagascar
11) Gave birth to a lamb (Okay, fine, just remove the first letter from BEANED)
12) Cutesy nickname for the Man of Steel
13) Good to go, to NASA: Hyph.
14) Supermarket section that those with lactose intolerance might avoid
15) Padres and Pirates, according to really bad crossword fill
16) Residents of Endor
17) Narrow grooves on a rock
18) Like popcorn or potato chips
1) McGrath and McGwire
2) _____bury steak (I apologize profusely for this clue and its fill!)
3) Utah mountain chain (Answer hidden in PENGUIN TALK)
4) Real name of "Bones" from Star Trek
5) Evil henchmen easily dispatched by the heroes
6) "Jack Sprat could _____ fat...": 2 wds.
7) Silky synthetic fabric
8) Cop's electric weapon
9) "How can _____ repay you?": 2 wds.
10) Setting for Psycho
11) Actress Shirley who got painted gold in Goldfinger (and didn't actually die from it, mind you)
12) Plastic wrap brand
13) Zelda and Hilda, to Sabrina the Teenage Witch
14) The only one of the Seven Dwarfs with no beard
15) With no clothes on
16) Howe who
17) Nickname of the video game director who did Deadly Premonition (Answer hidden in ANSWER YES)
18) One of 102 in the Empire State Building
I apologize for some of the lousier clues and words, but that the only way I could make this puzzle work. Anyways, once you believe you've figured out the FINAL ANSWER, send it to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (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 that one 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!