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Solution to Puzzle #119 - April 2011 "Avram"

The omitted letteers (in parentheses in the list below) spell
SYNTACTIC STRUCTURES

 

Across

  1. BU(S)TARD
  2. PLASMA
  3. ST(Y)MIE
  4. LUSTY
  5. TE(N)NIS
  6. REBEC
  7. SITE
  8. NEC(T)AR
  9. ROTOR
  10. RANA
  11. HONOR
  12. NOAM CHOMSKY
  13. DI(A)NA
  14. RESUME
  15. PENT
  16. NEST
  17. DAN(C)ER
  18. VET
  19. (T)WEED
  20. CARIES
  21. ROAD
  22. EL(I)CIT
  23. STAR
  24. SCRAT(C)H

Down

  1. BA(S)TION
  2. DE(T)RITUS
  3. (R)ETRO
  4. INVEST
  5. T(U)NER
  6. ANTE
  7. STAMINA
  8. MANTRA
  9. RISEN
  10. CREW
  11. ORDER
  12. CA(C)HE
  13. SEAS
  14. PLEA
  15. HOSTED
  16. CLUB
  17. ROM
  18. UDDER
  19. AS(T)ERN
  20. S(U)MAC
  21. LAST
  22. C(R)OOK
  23. ENACT
  24. MYST(E)RY
  25. PERI(S)H

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. Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Philippines
  3. Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
  4. Carl Winstead Galloway, OH
  5. Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
  6. Itai Pines Portland, OR
  7. Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY
  8. Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
  9. Lewis Gee Poway, CA
  10. Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ

Dale Ashworth San Francisco, CA
Al Backiel Ridgewood, NJ
Peggy Bedell Northampton, MA
Robert Brown Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL
Eric Chipman Boulder, CO
Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
Henry Cook Chicago, IL
Al Damm Marshall, WI
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner Sarasota, FL
Barbara Featherston St. Louis, MO
Joe Fendel - Berkeley, CA
William Flis Philadelphia, PA
Stan Francuz Somewhere in Australia
Warren Fraser Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Michael N. Geselowitz Cedarhurst, NY
Kris Green Toronto, Ontario, Canada
George Griffin Las Vegas, NV
Steve Gunter Raleigh, NC
Craig Harman Alexandria, VA
Richard Harrison Portland, OR
Ralph Jones Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones Worcester, NY
Dave Kaplan New City, NY
Eliot Kieval NewYork, NY
Steve Kinsky Denver, CO
Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig Lakewood, OH
Bob Mattson Smithtown, NY
Allan Mayoff San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Jackie Miller Everett, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson Framingham, MA
Huw Powell Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff Silver Spring, MD
Arnold Reich Bronxville, NY
Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
Joe Rogers Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
Carolyn Roosevelt Cambridge, MA
Mordy Rosen Berkeley, CA
Arthur Schless Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader Hillsboro, OR
Dexter Senft Bedford, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani Indore, MP, India
Callie and Bob Smith Massena, NY
Donald Stanley Littleton, CO
John Stuelpnagel Baltimore, MD
Stephen Throop Grover, NC
Steve Tice Great Falls, VA
Margaret Webster Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter Farmington Hills, MI
Mayumi Yagi Seattle, WA