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Solution to "Numbers" by Arthur Schless

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
FOURTEEN FACTORIAL, and the letters in the squares marked by the resulting numbers spell ANESTHETICS

Across

  1. (F)IBROCYSTIC
  2. S(O)RT
  3. ERATO
  4. TRO(U)PER
  5. DASH
  6. JUICE
  7. WORTH
  8. ROB
  9. SOLA
  10. SEA(R)
  11. POU(T)
  12. EXACTS
  13. ADO
  14. TROY
  15. AREA
  16. TUI
  17. ENOL
  18. BORNE
  19. SNEEZE
  20. COAT
  21. DET(E)R
  22. MEN
  23. UNLESS
  24. (E)MEER
  25. (N)ESS

Down

  1. (F)IREWATER
  2. ALB(A)TROSS
  3. (C)ANTERED
  4. (T)REATED
  5. SORA
  6. T(O)AD
  7. USES
  8. CASHPOINT
  9. MYTH
  10. ROTE
  11. ERE
  12. SOJOURNE(R)
  13. MET
  14. TUBE
  15. OOZ(I)ER
  16. IRIS
  17. XYLENE
  18. COCOA
  19. AB(A)CUS
  20. SPE(L)L
  21. CROONS

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

  1. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  2. Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
  3. Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
  4. Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
  5. Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
  6. Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
  7. Robert Leavitt – Fredericton, NB, Canada
  8. Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
  9. Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
  10. Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA


Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Jim Baker – Dunnellon, FL
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Matthew Field – London, UK
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
John Gliessman – Seattle, WA
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Richard Greenwald – New City, NY
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
William Lane – Falmouth, MA
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Andrew Rosenberg – Brooklyn, NY
Donald Stanley – Denver, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI