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Solution to Puzzle #83 - April 2008 "Food Chain"

The words, whose first letters appear on the diagonal of the grid from upper left to lower right , form the food chain BEEFISHONEYAMANIOCORNUTSUGARICEGGSPICE

Across

  1. B(EEF)
  2. RUT
  3. PORTED
  4. RIFT
  5. TAILOR
  6. HOOD
  7. H(ONEY)
  8. ANGER
  9. EEL
  10. TIDY
  11. INSIDE
  12. LIVER
  13. M(ANIOC)
  14. ESME
  15. DECORUM
  16. COUNTY
  17. GRAPES
  18. N(UTS)
  19. SPACE
  20. CITRUS
  21. SULLY
  22. ELUSIVE
  23. R(ICE)
  24. LAST
  25. PRETENSE
  26. SERIES
  27. OCTET
  28. S(PICE)

Down

  1. BIOTIC
  2. GEYSER
  3. F(ISH)
  4. DIVORCE
  5. TRUTH
  6. DERAIL
  7. PITTA
  8. Y(AM)
  9. RUPTURE
  10. PAN
  11. IMMERSE
  12. SOIGNE
  13. C(ORN)
  14. SUITOR
  15. LESSONS
  16. VECTOR
  17. IMUS
  18. S(UGAR)
  19. ENTER
  20. EDEN
  21. PURSED
  22. HEED
  23. TALL
  24. E(GGS)
  25. TROLLEY
  26. CLASS

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 40 minutes.

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

  1. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  2. Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
  3. Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
  4. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
  5. Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
  6. Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
  7. Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
  8. Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
  9. Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
  10. Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR


Darreby Ambler – Bath, ME
Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
Matthew Field – London, UK
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
John Gliessman – Seattle, WA
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Peter Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ralph Jones – Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Douglas Kaiser – Deep Gap, NC
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Denver, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
John Stuelpnagel – Baltimore, MD
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI