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Solution to Guest Puzzle – April 2008 "Shock Value" by Arthur Schless

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
SIXTY OVER THIRTY

Across

  1. (S)TOMACH
  2. PLIES
  3. R(I)VE
  4. ROYALTY
  5. TA(X)ED
  6. NEPTUNE
  7. SPRI(T)E
  8. DOCKED
  9. HET
  10. TROTH
  11. EGG
  12. AZURE
  13. REYNARD
  14. OREAD
  15. NEAT
  16. ARIES
  17. LA(Y)S
  18. T(O)ME
  19. MOD
  20. SUIT
  21. I(V)IED
  22. STAR(E)S
  23. ZE(R)O
  24. MOO
  25. VOLUMES
  26. NUMBER

Down

  1. TRAPEZOIDAL
  2. OVERTURE
  3. S(T)RUM
  4. EDIT
  5. R(H)ESUS
  6. MAR(I)NER
  7. (R)EALIZE
  8. CO(T)E
  9. DOR(Y)
  10. DATES
  11. HYPOTENSION
  12. PATCH
  13. YETI
  14. MULL
  15. UKE
  16. NAME
  17. OMIT
  18. NEGATED
  19. OBEYED
  20. GRAMS
  21. VEST
  22. SHAD
  23. ROTOR

Guest Puzzle Solvers
(The first ten are listed in the order their solutions were received, the others alphabetically)

  1. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  2. Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
  3. Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
  4. Allan Mayoff San Felipe, Baja, Mexico
  5. Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
  6. Jay Winter Farmington Hills, MI
  7. Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
  8. Dave Kaplan New City, NY
  9. Dexter Senft Bedford, NY
  10. Kris Green Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Matthew Field – London, UK
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Richard Greenwald – New City, NY
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ralph Jones – Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Denver, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA