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Solution to Puzzle #105 - February 2010 "WiII"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
THE BARD OF AVON

 

Across

  1. PAR(T)ICLE
  2. PORTAL
  3. C(H)ORTLE
  4. SLUR
  5. LABIAL
  6. STABLE
  7. SEER
  8. ATOM
  9. BUSTARD
  10. RAMBL(E)
  11. SHAKESPEARE
  12. (B)RAVES
  13. TESTATE
  14. VERSA
  15. SPATE
  16. FE(A)STER
  17. TIMON
  18. UNBEND
  19. CAPRA
  20. SER(R)Y
  21. (D)ACE
  22. NEST

Down

  1. PARL(O)US
  2. REFUSAL
  3. (F)LESH
  4. AVENER
  5. CAST
  6. AVES
  7. BRIO
  8. BEAKER
  9. TEY
  10. CRIER
  11. ESSEN
  12. ALTAR
  13. D(A)STARD
  14. CELLAR
  15. PEST
  16. CEPE
  17. STA(V)ES
  18. PIANO
  19. STOMA
  20. TAMPER
  21. LAMB
  22. (O)RATOR
  23. STUBBLE
  24. TENA(N)T

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 35 minutes.

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

  1. Darreby Ambler Bath, ME
  2. Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
  3. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  4. Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
  5. Doug Kouril Arlington, VA
  6. Lewis Gee Poway, CA
  7. Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
  8. Dwight Freund Sacramento, CA
  9. Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
  10. Dave Kaplan New City, NY

Dale Ashworth San Francisco, CA
Albin Avgher Baltimore, MD
Al Backiel Ridgewood, NJ
Peggy Bedell Northampton, MA
Barry Brandes Purdys, NY
Robert Brown Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL
Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
Henry Cook Chicago, IL
Jeff Courtright Bloomington, IL
Al Damm Marshall, WI
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner Sarasota, FL
Barbara Featherston St. Louis, MO
Juan Carlos Fernandez West Hollywood, CA
Matthew Field London, UK
Stan Francuz Somewhere in Australia
Edward Gee Richmond, VA
Michael N. Geselowitz Cedarhurst, NY
John Gliessman Seattle, WA
George Griffin Las Vegas, NV
Brian Hagen Millbrae, CA
Ralph Jones Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones Worcester, NY
Natasha Julius Chicago, IL
Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY
Robert Leavitt Fredericton, NB, Canada
Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig Lakewood, OH
Carol Marsh Greensboro, NC
Allan Mayoff San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Phillipines
Mary Lyndal Nyberg Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson Framingham, MA
Huw Powell Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff Silver Spring, MD
Babette Rathbun Columbia, SC
Charles Ray Harare, Zimbabwe
Sue Roberts Tucson, AZ
Joe Rogers Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
Mordy Rosen Berkeley, CA
Arthur Schless Unionville, PA
Dexter Senft Bedford, NY
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith Massena, NY
Donald Stanley Littleton, CO
Edward Stejskal Raleigh, NC
John Stuelpnagel Baltimore, MD
Stephen Throop Grover, NC
Steve Tice Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld Crownsville, MD
Margaret Webster Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter Farmington Hills, MI