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Solution to Puzzle #47 - April 2005 "Capital Punishment"

Letters from decapitated words (shown in parentheses in the list below) spell BEHEADINGS

Across

  1. (B)ACON
  2. ELEA
  3. SALVER
  4. GRIS
  5. FIDGET
  6. SLUMMED
  7. RINSE
  8. ERNES
  9. LEAP
  10. (E)CRU
  11. ANNIE
  12. (H)ONORABLE
  13. MASS
  14. PROVES
  15. SOME
  16. PATTER
  17. STRIPER
  18. TUSSIS
  19. EMIL
  20. TEMPORAL
  21. BABAR
  22. (E)NAMEL
  23. (A)CUMEN

Down

  1. (D)AVENPORT
  2. TERCET
  3. SCROTUM
  4. NORSE
  5. RAVE
  6. SPANGLE
  7. UBER
  8. (I)SOMER
  9. URALS
  10. SIRE
  11. LIMN
  12. NEST
  13. SALESMEN
  14. MOREL
  15. CAFÉ
  16. SIAM
  17. (N)IMBUS
  18. IDLE
  19. SEPIA
  20. MADRE
  21. (G)OSPEL
  22. BELGIAN
  23. (S)PARTAN
Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 35 minutes.

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Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Norman Crawford – Ocean Pines, MD
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Ed Mehling – Phoenix, AZ
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Manuel Esguerra – Minneapolis, MN
Donald W. Scott – Heeney, CO
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Carolyn Fox – Midland, MI
Erich Peterson – Grand Rapids, MI
John C. Tuttle – Kannapolis, NC
Lance Nathan – Somerville, MA
William Lane – Falmouth, MA
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Sue Roberts – Tucson, AZ
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Alphabetically
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Norman Crawford – Ocean Pines, MD
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Manuel Esguerra – Minneapolis, MN
Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Carolyn Fox – Midland, MI
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Peter Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
William Lane – Falmouth, MA
Eric von Lauder – Pittsburgh, PA
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Ed Mehling – Phoenix, AZ
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Lance Nathan – Somerville, MA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Erich Peterson – Grand Rapids, MI
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Sue Roberts – Tucson, AZ
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Donald W. Scott – Heeney, CO
Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
John C. Tuttle – Kannapolis, NC
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN