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Solution to Guest Puzzle - August 2008 "Size Matters" - by Arthur Schless

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell SESQUIPEDALIAN

Across

  1. LONG WORD USE
  2. IN(S)ALUBRIOUS
  3. ODDER
  4. S(E)AMY
  5. RESULT
  6. STYMIE
  7. LUCENT
  8. EVER
  9. SECT
  10. WELTER
  11. (S)ATE
  12. TIARA
  13. RAPT
  14. PRIORS
  15. (Q)UIP
  16. OER
  17. POND
  18. CR(U)CES
  19. DOING
  20. PL(I)ES
  21. LEAVE
  22. COIL
  23. LAT
  24. BLED

Down

  1. LI(P)OSUCTION
  2. CONDUCTION
  3. GONAD
  4. L(E)EWARD
  5. PIGLET
  6. NER(D)S
  7. C(A)LL
  8. WURST
  9. LAUREL
  10. OBSTETRICS
  11. ARRAY
  12. VEA(L)
  13. PELT
  14. DIMMER
  15. POSE
  16. BUOY
  17. IRATE
  18. D(I)AL
  19. SUREST
  20. PROVE
  21. E(A)SE
  22. LEER
  23. PI(N)ED


August Guest Puzzle Solvers

Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Barbara Featherston – St. Louis, MO
Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
George Griffin – Las Vegas, NV
Dick Holmes – Lake Bluff, IL
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Douglas Kaiser – Deep Gap, NC
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
Stan Rehm – Madison, WI
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI