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Solution to Puzzle #95 - April 2009 "Marketplace"

The exchanged letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell TRADEOFF. Words that exchange latters are 1A-2D, 8A-8D, 14A-9D, and 26A-23D.

Across

  1. SPOR(T) > SPORE
  2. REIGN
  3. ELAND
  4. MERLOT
  5. DUNGEON
  6. SERE
  7. EDGE
  8. SO(R)T > SOOT
  9. MANAGER
  10. BRIE
  11. ASS
  12. DESK
  13. RISEN
  14. HE(A)T > HEFT
  15. TEA
  16. DELI
  17. STAR
  18. RETE
  19. SMOTE
  20. MAUL
  21. ASTI
  22. CONIC
  23. SHIM
  24. ASSAULT
  25. MORAL
  26. (D)AIRY > FAIRY

Down

  1. SLUDGE
  2. TRAC(E) > TRACT
  3. PANG
  4. ESTRUS
  5. MONGER
  6. KEEL
  7. HORDES
  8. B(O)AT > BRAT
  9. (F)IRE > AIRE
  10. MOOR
  11. IDES
  12. MARE
  13. NOISE
  14. STALER
  15. STEEL
  16. MISFILE
  17. MANIOC
  18. SAGO
  19. RASH
  20. STOA
  21. INTENSE
  22. TENURE
  23. DEA(F) > DEAD
  24. FAMILY

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 20 minutes.

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

  1. Darreby Ambler – Bath, ME
  2. Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
  3. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
  4. Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
  5. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  6. Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
  7. Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
  8. Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
  9. Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
  10. Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA


Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA
Ed Binkowski – New York, NY
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Patricia Coppersmith – Venice, FL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Barbara Featherston – St. Louis, MO
Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
Matthew Field – London, UK
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Grace Janeshek – Lake Jackson, TX
Ralph Jones – Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Steve Kinsky – Denver, CO
Doug Kouril – Arlington, VA
Robert Leavitt – Fredericton, NB, Canada
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Allan Mayoff – San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Paul Noack – West Bloomfield, MI
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Andrew Oakes – Half Moon Bay, CA
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
Stan Rehm – Madison, WI
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Donald W. Scott – Heeney, CO
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Charlie Varon – San Frabcisco, CA
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI