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Solution to Puzzle #31--December 2003 "Yuletide Greetings"

solution grid
The letter L must be omitted from all words that contain any, as indicated by parentheses in the list below. Accordingly, the grid above has NO EL.

Across

  1. SO(L)DIER
  2. ORBIT
  3. (L)AND(L)ORD
  4. BESTRIDE
  5. RABBIT
  6. WOVEN
  7. SERENE
  8. IN(L)AND
  9. ERASER
  10. TOTE
  11. IMAGES
  12. HOMER
  13. CATT(L)E
  14. BO(L)D
  15. (L)EDGE
  16. BEAVER
  17. DOI(L)Y
  18. SUSPEND
  19. SNARE
  20. SWADD(L)E
  21. MEMENTO
  22. BA(L)ONEY

Down

  1. SA(L)IVATE
  2. DIAMOND
  3. ENERGY
  4. REDDEN
  5. DICE
  6. SENIOR
  7. SE(L)MA
  8. B(L)USTER
  9. AERATE
  10. SWORD
  11. BRAG
  12. TAPA
  13. BOBB(L)E
  14. S(L)EEVE
  15. DARE
  16. (L)INES
  17. B(L)END
  18. (L)OBSTER
  19. HORDE
  20. NITWIT
  21. ODDS
  22. METRONOME
  23. (L)ONE(L)Y


Chronologically
Judy Adamski - Jenison, Michigan
Tony Greanias - Saginaw, Michigan
Roger Phillips - London, United Kingdom
Matt Field - Nassau, New York
Charlie Jacobsen - Walnut Creek, California
Stan Kurzban - Chappaqua, New York
Mary Lyndal Nyberg - Manhattan, Kansas
Norman Davis - Englewood, New Jersey
Dan Milton - Virginia
David Durfee - Petersburgh, New York
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Eliot Kieval - New York, New York
Geoff Bailey - Sydney, Australia
Patrick Phillips - Bainbridge Island, Washington
Claire Trazenfeld - Crownsville, Maryland
Ed Stejskal - Raleigh, North Carolina
Joe Schrader - Melba ACT, Australia
Priscilla Olson - Framingham, Massachusetts
Charlene Coates - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Dwight Freund - Sacramento, California
Dick Plotz - Providence, Rhode Island
William I. Johnston - Watertown, Massachusetts
Elaine Woontner - Marion, Indiana
Becky Swann - Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Valerie Horst - New York, New York
Mark Manasse - San Francisco, California
Mike Lessie - Douglassvile, Pennsylvania
Ed Mehling - Phoenix, Arizona
William Lane - Falmouth, Massachusetts
Arthur Schless - Unionville, Pennsylvania
Stan Francuz - Forster NSW, Australia
Joyce Friedman - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Debbie Carter - Auburn, New York
Stephen Ness - San Francisco, California
Judith Bagai - Portland, Oregon
Paul Noack - West Bloomfield, Michigan
Kris Green - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Carol Marsh - Greensboro, North Carolina
Mike Geselowitz - Cedarhurst, New York
Kiki Neely - Waban, Massachusetts
S. Venkatraghavan - Mumbai, India
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Norman Crawford - Ocean Pines, Maryland
Rebecca Jordan - Arlington, Massachusetts
Alphabetically
Judy Adamski - Jenison, Michigan
Judith Bagai - Portland, Oregon
Geoff Bailey - Sydney, Australia
Debbie Carter - Auburn, New York
Charlene Coates - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Norman Crawford - Ocean Pines, Maryland
Norman Davis - Englewood, New Jersey
David Durfee - Petersburgh, New York
Matt Field - Nassau, New York
Stan Francuz - Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund - Sacramento, California
Joyce Friedman - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mike Geselowitz - Cedarhurst, New York
Tony Greanias - Saginaw, Michigan
Kris Green - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Valerie Horst - New York, New York
Charlie Jacobsen - Walnut Creek, California
William I. Johnston - Watertown, Massachusetts
Rebecca Jordan - Arlington, Massachusetts
Eliot Kieval - New York, New York
Stan Kurzban - Chappaqua, New York
William Lane - Falmouth, Massachusetts
Mike Lessie - Douglassvile, Pennsylvania
Mark Manasse - San Francisco, California
Carol Marsh - Greensboro, North Carolina
Ed Mehling - Phoenix, Arizona
Dan Milton - Virginia
Kiki Neely - Waban, Massachusetts
Stephen Ness - San Francisco, California
Paul Noack - West Bloomfield, Michigan
Mary Lyndal Nyberg - Manhattan, Kansas
Priscilla Olson - Framingham, Massachusetts
Patrick Phillips - Bainbridge Island, Washington
Roger Phillips - London, United Kingdom
Dick Plotz - Providence, Rhode Island
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Arthur Schless - Unionville, Pennsylvania
Joe Schrader - Melba ACT, Australia
Ed Stejskal - Raleigh, North Carolina
Becky Swann - Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Claire Trazenfeld - Crownsville, Maryland
S. Venkatraghavan - Mumbai, India
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Elaine Woontner - Marion, Indiana