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Solution to Puzzle #43 - December 2004 "Alphabet Soup"

Across

  1. ARC(H)IVES
  2. HANDLER
  3. T(W)ENTY
  4. MA(M)MAL
  5. ESKER
  6. DADA
  7. LE(N)S
  8. PIMA
  9. ELATIN(G)
  10. (O)CELOT
  11. LOIRE
  12. RE(J)ECTION
  13. NIXON
  14. CHOOSE
  15. CU(S)P
  16. W(I)THER
  17. S(P)ECIAL
  18. BA(R)NACLE
  19. ABROAD
  20. T(E)TRAD
  21. DETERMINE
  22. SLEAZ(Y)

Down

  1. AL(K)ALI
  2. EXPLO(D)E
  3. RELEN(T)
  4. (C)ROWBAR
  5. CRESCENT
  6. ADMIT
  7. SPEECH
  8. N(A)TIVE
  9. KI(L)L
  10. CHEAT
  11. NENE
  12. MOTOR
  13. CREST
  14. RATIOS
  15. (F)LASHY
  16. DELO(U)SE
  17. (B)EDLAM
  18. ALONE
  19. CADEN(Z)A
  20. DA(V)INCI
  21. BEAD
  22. MATRI(X)
  23. (Q)UARTZ
Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 80 minutes.

Chronologically (December)
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Robert M. and Carolyn G. Smith – Massena, NY
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Matthew Field – Nassau, NY
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Roger Phillips – London, UK
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Ed Mehling – Phoenix, AZ
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Charlie Jacobsen – Walnut Creek, CA
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Dick Plotz – Providence, RI
Bob Colonna – Providence, RI

Alphabetically
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Bob Colonna – Providence, RI
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Matthew Field – Nassau, NY
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Charlie Jacobsen – Walnut Creek, CA
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Ed Mehling – Phoenix, AZ
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Roger Phillips – London, UK
Dick Plotz – Providence, RI
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Robert M. and Carolyn G. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN