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Solution to Puzzle #36 - April 2004 "Just Do It "

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Letters omitted from across words (in parentheses in the list below) spell NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS. Those letter sequences in down words (also in parentheses in the list below) must in turn be omitted before the words will fit in the grid, as shown above.

Across

  1. TYRA(N)T
  2. ENR(O)LL
  3. CR(I)TICAL
  4. CADETL
  5. (F)IRST
  6. FIE(S)TAS
  7. HE(A)LED
  8. U(N)TIE
  9. LAU(D)
  10. HEARSE
  11. ROAN
  12. SLAM
  13. (S)TEP
  14. AB(O)RT
  15. BENE
  16. ABATE
  17. MARRY
  18. NURSE
  19. SCA(R)E
  20. ROTGUT
  21. HEART
  22. (B)ANTU
  23. THYM(U)S
  24. TA(T)TERS
  25. PEDE(S)TAL

Down

  1. TRI(BUT)E
  2. H(AND)LER
  3. RAT(IF)Y
  4. TR(IF)LE
  5. ANYONE
  6. RISE
  7. A(BUT)MENT
  8. TRACT
  9. DR(IF)T
  10. AUGUSTA
  11. FUSE
  12. BRUT
  13. PELITE
  14. P(AND)AS
  15. T HENCE
  16. IRATE
  17. HYDRATE
  18. OBESE
  19. MELD
  20. ALARM
  21. CASTLE
  22. SANTA
  23. ART(IF)ACT
  24. HUSB(AND)
  25. RE(BUT)TAL
Kevin Wald's time: 85 minutes
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Judy Adamski – Jenison, Michigan
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Debbie Carter – Auburn, NY
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Charlie Jacobsen – Walnut Creek, CA
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Ed Mehling – Phoenix, AZ
Thomas Miller – San Diego, CA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Roger Phillips – London, UK
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Carolyn G. Sm ith – Massena, NY
Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC