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Solution to Puzzle #131 - April 2012 "Fab Four"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
THE BEATLES

 

Across

  1. JOHN
  2. AN(T)LER
  3. DRUM
  4. AUSTERE
  5. EIDER
  6. STRIP
  7. MINGLE
  8. RAISE
  9. (H)INGE
  10. EMIT
  11. DUPE
  12. DOG(E)
  13. TATTER
  14. EROSE
  15. CREEPER
  16. SCHOLAR
  17. RU(B)RIC
  18. ARR(E)ST
  19. AFRICA
  20. MIGHT
  21. PESO
  22. APPLE
  23. SOVIET
  24. PAUL

Down

  1. JUDGE
  2. GEORGE
  3. OMELET
  4. CL(A)SH
  5. SHARE
  6. MARAT
  7. TONUS
  8. RITE
  9. (T)RAP
  10. VAST
  11. (L)ATTER
  12. FEINT
  13. RIDE
  14. PURSE
  15. LEISURE
  16. RIOTER
  17. PEP
  18. ERICA
  19. PREMIER
  20. (E)SCAPADE
  21. INDO
  22. CAMPU(S)
  23. RINGO
  24. SHRILL

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 35 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. Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY
  3. Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
  4. Henry Cook Chicago, IL
  5. Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
  6. Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
  7. Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
  8. Stephen Throop Grover, NC
  9. Steve Tice Great Falls, VA
  10. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI

William Alcorn Cleveland Heights, OH
Dale Ashworth San Francisco, CA
Albin Avgher Baltimore, MD
Al Backiel Ridgewood, NJ
Robert Brown Albuquerque, NM
Kevin Cadmus Columbus, OH
Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL
Eric Chipman Boulder, CO
Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
Rob Church Vancouver, WA
Scott Cramer & Tamra Eastman Lancaster, NH
Al Damm Marshall, WI
David Durfee Bennington, VT
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner Sarasota, FL
Joe Fendel Berkeley, CA
Stan Francuz Somewhere in Australia
Warren Fraser Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Lewis Gee Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz Cedarhurst, NY
Peter Green Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Steve Gunter Raleigh, NC
Craig Harman Washington, DC
Richard Harrison Portland, OR
Jim Hartney Martinez, CA
Ken Johnson Springfield, MO
Ralph Jones Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones Worcester, NY
Natasha Julius Chicago, IL
Dave Kaplan New City, NY
Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
D. Loeb West Chester, PA
Paul Lustig Lakewood, OH
Allan Mayoff San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Brian McCrady Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Jackie Miller Everett, MA
Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Philippines
Peter G. Neumann Menlo Park, CA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg Manhattan, KS
Huw Powell Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff Silver Spring, MD
David L. Ratner Larkspur, CA
Arnold Reich Bronxville, NY
Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
Sue Roberts Tucson, AZ
Jim Robins Richmond, VA
Joe Rogers Old Greenwich, CT
Carolyn Roosevelt Cambridge, MA
Mordy Rosen Berkeley, CA
Arthur Schless Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader Hillsboro, OR
Dexter Senft Bedford, NY
Callie and Bob Smith Massena, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani Indore, MP, India
Donald R. Spaulding Los Altos, CA
Donald Stanley Littleton, CO
Bob Thiman Portland, OR
Margaret Webster Medford, MA
Jay Winter Farmington Hills, MI