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Solution for Puzzle #15--August 2002 "Just Deserts"

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The mystery word, COMEUPPANCE, is entered upside-down. An asterisk indicates a proper name.

Across

  1. MINARET
  2. MARIA
  3. MANIC
  4. OATEN
  5. JARGON
  6. PRION
  7. OTTER
  8. ASUNDER
  9. EASY
  10. PAMPER
  11. *DANTE
  12. POPISH
  13. *OLGA
  14. SURFACE
  15. MULL
  16. CETANE
  17. COMET
  18. *AMAZON
  19. APSE
  20. SPODE
  21. PETROL
  22. PECULATE

Down

  1. MAJOR-DOMO
  2. PRIMATE
  3. ALUM
  4. SONAR
  5. TANGLE
  6. ELAN
  7. GESTALTS
  8. PRIORY
  9. ESCAPE
  10. ECNAPPUEMOC [COMEUPPANCE]
  11. TOPS
  12. AORTA
  13. *DUMA
  14. RUMP
  15. FAZE
  16. *LATIN
  17. PIANO
  18. PARE
  19. ODE
  20. SCENE
  21. TINNER
  22. *HECATE

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