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Solution to Puzzle #44 - January 2005" and the [slithy toves] "

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

LEWIS CARROLL

Across

  1. DURANT
  2. SEPTUM
  3. S(L)IPS
  4. WALLET
  5. PEAK
  6. CALLOW
  7. MERLIN
  8. SLAM
  9. PARLANC(E)
  10. BOBBIN
  11. JABBERWOCKY
  12. (W)AGER
  13. DISTRESS
  14. ENABLE
  15. HERE
  16. PREVA(I)L
  17. DE(S)PITE
  18. STONIER
  19. ENTRAN(C)ED
  20. GRASSE

Down

  1. D(A)MPER
  2. JASPER
  3. USER
  4. LA(R)GER
  5. SARI
  6. ALA(R)
  7. BENET
  8. NAPKIN
  9. BRAVO
  10. ENSC(O)NCED
  11. BAND
  12. 'TWAS BRILLIG
  13. SALLOW
  14. SEDER
  15. ELLA
  16. BOTHER
  17. APLOMB
  18. CREPE
  19. STEW
  20. PIKER
  21. INSU(L)T
  22. MANY
  23. SETT(L)E
Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 45 minutes.

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Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Matthew Field – London, UK
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Scott Kurman – Entiat, WA
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Bob Pettito – Carol Stream, IL
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Charlie Jacobsen – Walnut Creek, CA
Carolyn Fox – Midland, MI
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Erich Peterson – Grand Rapids, MI
Bob Colonna – Providence, RI
Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA

Alphabetically
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Bob Colonna – Providence, RI
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Elaine Cullinan – Valencia, PA
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
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
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Peter Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vicki Homer – Philadelphia, TN
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Charlie Jacobsen – Walnut Creek, CA
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
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
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Erich Peterson – Grand Rapids, MI
Bob Pettito – Carol Stream, IL
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Dick Plotz – Providence, RI
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA