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Content: Crystalline gems and minerals.

Special rules: Drop the -ite suffix from any word that contains it, and then find the rest of the word. Words run in 12 possible directions.

Hints: The 12 directions comprise the 6 paths from an interior letter to its 6 nearest neighbors, plus 6 more paths that pass between the 6 nearest neighbors and reach letters in the second ring around the starting point.


By the way: Much of the research for this puzzle was done at the Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. A gem itself.