24 hours to go and I'm stuck trying to get my essays down from 2,200 to 1,600 words! Help...
1600 words, 24 hours to go...is this for Stanford?
If so, I would use their 750 / 450 / 400 words as a guideline for each of your essays. Take a critical eye to whole sentences, even paragraphs, that aren't answering the question directly and be brutal about the cuts. You need to cut about 30% of your essay set, and I think the most efficient way is to remove an example (if you have 3+ in the essays) and then flesh out the remaining examples in a bit more detail.
With 24 hours to go, I'm not sure if the consultants will be able to turn it around for you, although you could try asking for expedited service...or whatever rush services they offer (do they?)
Having said all that though, if it is Stanford, and you're serious about this application, perhaps take the time to refine it into an application you're happy with, and submit in R2?