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Solution to Puzzle #81 - February 2008 "Unpronounceable"

The letter sequences HIM, IT, YOU, HER, THEM, and US
(in parentheses in the list below) must be omitted from the words containing them.

Across

  1. T(HIM)BLE
  2. PICTURE
  3. MEAD
  4. STOOP
  5. APART
  6. CUMIN
  7. STELAE
  8. ORAL
  9. DIAPERS
  10. HEAT
  11. ADVERB
  12. DEST(IT)UTE
  13. EASIER
  14. TINE
  15. DELETE
  16. ESCAPE
  17. RELET
  18. TUSCANY
  19. JUROR
  20. BRASS
  21. COMPLIMENT
  22. TR(YOU)T

Down

  1. T(HER)MAL
  2. ERSE
  3. LUMBER
  4. ARBITER
  5. PLATES
  6. DEE
  7. TOLED
  8. COHERE
  9. TRIP
  10. SUREST
  11. SUBMIT
  12. MA(THEM)ATICS
  13. RECOIL
  14. TUNA
  15. CANTON
  16. DATE
  17. PAST
  18. UPSIDE
  19. DEN
  20. STRATA
  21. VEERY
  22. CREPE
  23. PEALE
  24. JO(US)T

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 30 minutes.

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

  1. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  2. Roger Phillips London, UK
  3. Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
  4. Lewis Gee Poway, CA
  5. Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
  6. Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith Massena, NY
  7. Dwight Freund Sacramento, CA
  8. Dorothy Juhlin Hillsborough, NC
  9. Thomas Wilson South Williamsport, PA
  10. Henry Cook Chicago, IL


Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Ed Binkowski – New York, NY
Barry Brandes – Purdys, NY
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Patricia Coppersmith – Venice, FL
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Norman W. Davis – Englewood, NJ
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Matthew Field – London, UK
Herb Fish – Napa, CA
Carolyn Fox – Midland, MI
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
John Gliessman – Seattle, WA
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Richard Greenwald – New City, NY
Ralph Jones – Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Steve Kinsky – Denver, CO
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Allan Mayoff – San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Roy McLeese Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Cathy Moran – Studio City, CA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Donald Stanley – Denver, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI