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Solution to Puzzle #45 - February 2005 "Surface Tension"

Mystery entries are shown in red in the diagram above and in the list of answer words below. The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list) spell PLANETARIUM .

Across

  1. MARINADE
  2. PARABOLA
  3. (P)LANET
  4. IRIS
  5. EMIT
  6. TRESSES
  7. VENUS
  8. PEAK
  9. SHILL
  10. METAL
  11. O(L)DEN
  12. SUN
  13. CHROME
  14. MERCURY
  15. T(A)RO
  16. CASTER
  17. ECHID(N)A
  18. LAIR
  19. STURG(E)ON
  20. CLONE
  21. SMEAR
  22. THEME
  23. PULPI(T)

Down

  1. MARS
  2. KOMODO
  3. RABIES
  4. DECANT
  5. ROSS
  6. HEMAL
  7. CHILE
  8. VINE
  9. SAL
  10. ENAMELS
  11. R(A)TIO
  12. MA(R)LIN
  13. LUCERNE
  14. DATUM
  15. NURSE
  16. PENT
  17. SECRET
  18. SUPER
  19. P(I)THY
  20. CUM(U)LATE
  21. EARTH
  22. REPRISAL
  23. ORIGA(M)I
Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 50 minutes.

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Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
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Joe Schrader – Melba ACT, Australia
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Ed Mehling – Phoenix, AZ
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Scott Kurman – Entiat, WA
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Charlie Jacobsen – Walnut Creek, CA
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Norman W. Davis – Englewood, NJ
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lance Nathan – Cambridge, MA
William Lane – Falmouth, MA
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Debbie Carter – Auburn, NY
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Matthew Field – London, UK
Joan B. Strassman – Belmont, MA
Michael C. Moetell – Washington, DC
Carolyn Fox – Midland, MI
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
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Alphabetically
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Debbie Carter – Auburn, NY
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Elaine Cullinan – Valencia, PA
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Norman W. Davis – Englewood, NJ
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Matthew Field – London, UK
Carolyn Fox – Midland, MI
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vicki Homer – Philadelphia, TN
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Charlie Jacobsen – Walnut Creek, CA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Scott Kurman – Entiat, WA
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
William Lane – Falmouth, MA
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Ed Mehling – Phoenix, AZ
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Michael C. Moetell – Washington, DC
Lance Nathan – Cambridge, MA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Roger Phillips – London, UK
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Melba ACT, Australia
Robert M. & Carolyn G. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Joan B. Strassman – Belmont, MA
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN