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Solution to Puzzle #20--January 2003 "On The Rise"

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In the grid above, the hidden word TEMPERATURE appears on a diagonal from lower left to upper right. In the list of words below, parentheses around a letter mean that it must be omitted before the word will fit in the grid, and the thirteen omitted letters spell GLOBAL WARMING. An asterisk indicates a proper name.

Across

  1. FRA(G)RANT
  2. TARE
  3. AUTOS
  4. POET
  5. RAKI
  6. ENTER
  7. SUITES
  8. DIA(L)ECT
  9. SPERM
  10. OVID*
  11. ARDOR
  12. UDDER
  13. REVISE
  14. N(O)MINEE
  15. LIST
  16. IRAN*
  17. PIG
  18. CAPE
  19. MAGMA
  20. BUR(B)LE
  21. REPEATS
  22. LESSON
  23. TR(A)CHEA
  24. (L)ATEST

Down

  1. FAKER
  2. UN(W)RAP
  3. TRUISM
  4. D (A) MAGE
  5. RATED
  6. ODIN*
  7. MACRON
  8. (R)IVEN
  9. PATH
  10. ASTAIRE*
  11. IBSEN*
  12. PEED
  13. REGULATOR
  14. CA(M)EL
  15. CREATES
  16. TR(I)VIAL
  17. STATUS
  18. DISPE(N)SER
  19. RIPOSTE
  20. ROSEATE
  21. RE(G)IMENT

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