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Solution to Guest Puzzle – February 2009 "Word of the Year" by Arthur Schless

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
ECODRIVING

Across

  1. HYPERMILING*
  2. SER(E)NE
  3. (C)OLLEGE
  4. TAINTED
  5. FACTOR
  6. NUIT
  7. FORLORN
  8. TIDY
  9. OCCUPIED
  10. SALSA
  11. UTE
  12. CREEL
  13. ISLE
  14. CRAB
  15. LA(O)S
  16. TINE
  17. HELLISH
  18. (D)ELETE
  19. GLUE
  20. SORBET
  21. SAYER
  22. (R)OOM
  23. ILIAD

Down

  1. H(I)STORICALLY
  2. YEARNER
  3. BLUE
  4. PRINT
  5. DELI(V)ER
  6. ENNUI
  7. SEAS
  8. SORE
  9. TIDAL
  10. SHOO
  11. MO(I)ETY
  12. LITER
  13. MILD
  14. FOSSIL
  15. BILL
  16. FOCAL
  17. NEE
  18. LI(N)EAR
  19. CUE
  20. (G)ETTING
  21. CLUT CHES
  22. AGE
  23. TOPER
  24. EGAD

*See  http://blog.oup.com/2008/11/hypermiling

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

  1. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  2. Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
  3. Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
  4. Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
  5. Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
  6. Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
  7. Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
  8. John Stuelpnagel – Baltimore, MD
  9. Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
  10. John Gliessman – Seattle, WA


Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Patricia Coppersmith – Venice, FL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Matthew Field – London, UK
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Wayne Gooley – Forster NSW, Australia
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Andrew Oakes – Half Moon Bay, CA
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA