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Solution to Puzzle #123 - August 2011 "A river runs through it"

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

 

Across

  1. FIAT
  2. DOODLE
  3. SACRED
  4. (T)AMPER
  5. PREAC(H)ER
  6. ALGIERS
  7. T(E)AR
  8. BRIE
  9. CRATER
  10. PAEAN
  11. EAGER
  12. O(C)ARINA
  13. SNORE
  14. LIEN
  15. TROT
  16. STAIRS
  17. STYLE
  18. CORNEA
  19. C(O)NDOLENCE
  20. DRAGON
  21. ANGU(L)AR
  22. CLOVEN

Down

  1. FARRAGO
  2. SCENIC
  3. ESTER
  4. TONGA
  5. (O)RATE
  6. REAR
  7. CUTE
  8. CAROLINE
  9. ADDER
  10. PAIRED
  11. ROAR
  12. BA(R)RE
  13. SARCOMA
  14. REIN
  15. SCALD
  16. PLIANT
  17. T(A)NGO
  18. LEGEN(D)ARY
  19. DOVE
  20. RICE
  21. SOLON
  22. ESPERANT(O)
  23. ELAN

Kevin Wald solvedd the puzzle in 30 minutes.

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

  1. Itai Pines Portland, OR
  2. Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
  3. Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY
  4. Stephen Throop Grover, NC
  5. Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
  6. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  7. Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
  8. Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
  9. Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL
  10. Dorothy Juhlin Bank Hillsborough, NC

William Alcorn Cleveland Heights, OH
Darreby Ambler Bath, ME
Dale Ashworth San Francisco, CA
Albin Avgher Baltimore, MD
Al Backiel Ridgewood, NJ
Robert Brown Albuquerque, NM
Eric Chipman Boulder, CO
Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
Henry Cook Chicago, IL
Al Damm Marshall, WI
Juan Carlos Fernandez West Hollywood, CA
Charlene Coates Coatesville, PA
Barbara Featherston St. Louis, MO
Joe Fendel - Berkeley, CA
Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
Matthew Field London, UK
William Flis Philadelphia, PA
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 Alexandria, VA
Richard Harrison Portland, OR
Ralph Jones Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones Worcester, NY
Natasha Julius Chicago, IL
Al Kahn Houston, TX
Dave Kaplan New City, NY
Steve Kinsky Denver, CO
Doug Kouril Arlington, VA
Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau Bonita Springs, FL
Bob Lundegaard Minneapolis, MN
Paul Lustig Lakewood, OH
Steph Mabie Oxford , GA
Carol Marsh Washington, DC
Bob Mattson Smithtown, NY
Jackie Miller Everett, MA
Thomas Miller Hollywood, CA
Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Philippines
Mary Lyndal Nyberg Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson Framingham, MA
Huw Powell Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff Silver Spring, MD
Arnold Reich Bronxville, NY
Joe Rogers Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
Mordy Rosen Berkeley, CA
Arthur Schless Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader Hillsboro, OR
Wayne Scott Jamaica Plain, MA
Dexter Senft Bedford, NY
Callie and Bob Smith Massena, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani Indore, MP, India
Steve Tice Great Falls, VA
Ed Wallerstein Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter Farmington Hills, MI
Barbara Wohlgemuth Austin, TX