Solution: Airy, Army, Arty, Many, Mayo, Nary, Tiny, Tray, Tyro, Yarn, Amity, Irony, Mayor, Minty, Moray, Rainy, Rayon, Notary, Minatory. 9-letter word: MATRIMONY
The Paradise quiz answers 1. Lae. 2. Michael Marum. 3. Sir Rabbie Namaliu. 4. A Tolai man in costume, representing a male spirit. 5. Kakaruk is the Tok Pisin word for chicken. 6. November. 7. Lake Murray. 8. Federated Sates of Micronesia (north); Solomon Islands (east); Australia (south); Indonesia (west). 9. $41. 10. Shanghai. (Air Niugini is scheduled to start flights there in March.) 11. A famous Shanghai soup dumpling of pork and juices (the soup). 12. Raffles. 13. India. 14. True. 15. The four in Asia are China, North Korea, Vietnam and Laos. Cuba is the only other communist state in the world.