### Alphabet Soup

Below is a grid with the 26 letters of the alphabet scattered therein. Below the grid (in random order) are 26 clues. Each clue leads to a single word answer that will be placed in the grid either vertically or horizontally (no reversed or diagonal words). The following stipulations apply:
• In the final arrangement all of the words will form a single network of crossed words that fits within the boundaries of the grid.
• Any letters from words that lie in adjacent squares will help form one of the 26 answers (i.e. there are no invalid or extraneous words formed).
• Each of the pre-placed 26 letters will belong to exactly one of the answers (i.e. no answer will have more than one of the letters, and none of the letters will be used in more than one of the answers).
Which answers use which letters and where those letters fall in the answers are left to the puzzler to solve. Also, in this case, I have made the clues themselves rather cryptic, but the title of this Alphabet Soup gives a bit of a hint:

 Inaugural Puzzle: "Coming To Terms With Their Names" W N F Z X S Y G P K B A O V U E H T C P J Q M R I L D 26 CLUES: 2nd of 16th; 3rd or 27th; 3rd of 24th; 1st of 5th; 1st of 28th; 2nd of 2nd; 1st of 12th; 3rd of 41st; 2nd of 11th; 2nd of 7th; 1st of 35th; 2nd of 13th; 2nd of 10th; 1st of 18th; 3rd of 30th; 1st of 34th; 3rd of 42nd; 3rd of 38th; 1st of 22nd; 2nd of 29th; 3rd of 37th; 1st of 23rd; 2nd of 6th; 3rd of 33rd; 2nd of 37th; 3rd of 19th