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Solution to Puzzle #39 - August 2004 "What's Missing "

DIS (in parentheses in the list below) is missing from the first and last across words and from the first and last down words, as well as from the hidden word on the diagonal that extends from the upper left corner to the lower right.

(DIS)COMBOBULATE

Across

  1. (DIS)CREET
  2. COALITION
  3. COLANDER
  4. PUMA
  5. LATTER
  6. ALTE
  7. BISHOP
  8. EWER
  9. SLOP
  10. TOLL
  11. SPACER
  12. BO PEEP
  13. AGATE
  14. LUST
  15. VALE
  16. LOTUS
  17. LEAR
  18. ASPIRE
  19. LIANA
  20. VIOLATE
  21. BETTER
  22. SELL
  23. (DIS)PERSE

Down

  1. (DIS)CIPLE
  2. PALAVER
  3. OUTRAGE
  4. SIREN
  5. MESCAL
  6. POSE
  7. CABLE
  8. TOILET
  9. OLIO
  10. RETRAL
  11. CLASP
  12. BLUET
  13. LOATH
  14. TOUSLE
  15. PANT
  16. OOPS
  17. LIBEL
  18. DEPLETE
  19. AERIE
  20. RELEVANT
  21. STRAWS
  22. (DIS)PARATE
Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 40 minutes.

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Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Susan Christie – Corvallis, OR
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Elaine Cullinan – Valencia, PA
Jon Delfin – New York, NY
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Matthew Field – Nassau, NY
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Joyce Friedman – Cambridge, MA
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Peter Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vicki Homer – Philadelphia, TN
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Charlie Jacobsen – Walnut Creek, CA
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Dan Katz – Providence, RI
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Lindy Meadows – Windermere Valley, BC, Canada
Ed Mehling – Phoenix, AZ
Thomas Miller – San Diego, CA
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Melba ACT, Australia
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Eric von Lauder – Pittsburgh, PA
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN