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Solution to Puzzle #33 - February 2004 "Go with the Flow"

solution grid
In the grid above the mystery title is in red. In the list below it is in italics. Parentheses around a letter in the list below mean that it must be omitted before the word will fit in the grid. The omitted letters spell V S NAIPAUL. For an explanation of one of the clues, see note below.

Across

  1. A BEND IN THE RIVER
  2. MOTI(V)E
  3. REBUS
  4. INSTANT
  5. RELIVE
  6. WELT
  7. ABRADE
  8. SEDER
  9. RAMPART
  10. (S)EASONS
  11. WILD
  12. YIN
  13. SAFER
  14. ERRANT
  15. AMO(N)G
  16. FREAK
  17. GEYSER
  18. ACACIA
  19. MI(A)SMA
  20. RECUMBENT
  21. INERT(I)A

Down

  1. AMNESTY
  2. AKIMBO
  3. SWEE(P)ING
  4. ABETTED
  5. ANTE
  6. MENIAL
  7. ESSAY
  8. INDENT
  9. ROAMS
  10. STIR
  11. TARN
  12. FOE
  13. MINER
  14. BASE
  15. GRANT
  16. BERM
  17. W(A)RFARE
  18. HULA
  19. PIERCE
  20. RESID(U)AL
  21. REACT
  22. DRACU(L)A

A note on the solution:
Several solvers questioned the clue for SEASONS: "Get after mare in times of heat." Here's my explanation: Mare (pronounced mah-ray) = sea (as on the moon); sons = get (ie, progeny or offspring); times of heat = seasons.

Chronologically
Judy Adamski - Jenison, Michigan
Priscilla Olson - Framingham, Massachusetts
Roger Phillips - London, United Kingdom
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Becky Swann - Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Dwight Freund - Sacramento, California
Eliot Kieval - New York, New York
Judith Bagai - Portland, Oregon
Ed Mehling - Phoenix, Arizona
Charlie Jacobsen - Walnut Creek, California
Dan Milton - Vienna, Virginia
Mary Lyndal Nyberg - Manhattan, Kansas
Ed Stejskal - Raleigh, North Carolina
Charlene Coates - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Arthur Schless - Unionville, Pennsylvania
Joe Schrader - Melba ACT, Australia
Tony Greanias - Saginaw, Michigan
Ron Sweet - Hacienda Heights, California
S. Venkatraghavan - Mumbai, India
Stan Kurzban - Chappaqua, New York
Norman Davis - Englewood, New Jersey
David Durfee - Petersburgh, New York
Jim McNally - Shortsville, New York
Elaine Woontner - Marion, Indiana
Claire Trazenfeld - Crownsville, Maryland
Kiki Neely - Waban, Massachusetts
Robert M. and Carolyn G.Smith - Massena, New York
Dan Katz - Providence, Rhode Island
Matt Field - Nassau, New York
Patrick Phillips - Bainbridge Island, Washington
Jon Delfin - New York, New York
Stan Francuz - Forster NSW, Australia
Robert Brown - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dick Plotz - Providence, Rhode Island
Roy McLeese - Washington, DC
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Mike Lessie, Douglassvile, PA
Stephen Ness - San Francisco, California
Jonathan Belsky - St Louis, Missouri
Mark Manasse - San Francisco, California
Carolyn Fox - Midland, Michigan
William Lane - Falmouth, Massachusetts
Joyce Friedman - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Geoff Bailey - Sydney, Australia
Norman Crawford - Ocean Pines, Maryland
Wayne Scott - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Kris Green - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Carol Marsh - Greensboro, North Carolina
Mike Geselowitz - Cedarhurst, New York
Paul Noack - West Bloomfield, Michigan
Marilyn Castle - Virginia Beach, VA

Alphabetically
Judy Adamski - Jenison, Michigan
Judith Bagai - Portland, Oregon
Geoff Bailey - Sydney, Australia
Jonathan Belsky - St Louis, Missouri
Robert Brown - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Marilyn Castle - Virginia Beach, VA
Charlene Coates - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Norman Crawford - Ocean Pines, Maryland
Norman Davis - Englewood, New Jersey
Jon Delfin - New York, New York
David Durfee - Petersburgh, New York
Matt Field - Nassau, New York
Carolyn Fox - Midland, Michigan
Stan Francuz - Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund - Sacramento, California
Joyce Friedman - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mike Geselowitz - Cedarhurst, New York
Tony Greanias - Saginaw, Michigan
Kris Green - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Charlie Jacobsen - Walnut Creek, California
Dan Katz - Providence, Rhode Island
Eliot Kieval - New York, New York
Stan Kurzban - Chappaqua, New York
William Lane - Falmouth, Massachusetts
Mike Lessie, Douglassvile, PA
Mark Manasse - San Francisco, California
Carol Marsh - Greensboro, North Carolina
Roy McLeese - Washington, DC
Jim McNally - Shortsville, New York
Ed Mehling - Phoenix, Arizona
Dan Milton - Vienna, Virginia
Kiki Neely - Waban, Massachusetts
Stephen Ness - San Francisco, California
Paul Noack - West Bloomfield, Michigan
Mary Lyndal Nyberg - Manhattan, Kansas
Priscilla Olson - Framingham, Massachusetts
Patrick Phillips - Bainbridge Island, Washington
Roger Phillips - London, United Kingdom
Dick Plotz - Providence, Rhode Island
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Arthur Schless - Unionville, Pennsylvania
Joe Schrader - Melba ACT, Australia
Wayne Scott - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Robert M. and Carolyn G.Smith - Massena, New York
Ed Stejskal - Raleigh, North Carolina
Becky Swann - Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Ron Sweet - Hacienda Heights, California
Claire Trazenfeld - Crownsville, Maryland
S. Venkatraghavan - Mumbai, India
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Elaine Woontner - Marion, Indiana