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Solution to Guest Puzzle – January 2011 "Banana" by Arthur Schless

The letter A must be omitted from all words that contain it
(as indicated by parentheses in the list below).

Across

  1. (A)LPH(A)BET
  2. TR(A)VELLER
  3. LIBIDO
  4. C(A)USTIC
  5. TR(A)DE
  6. KENTUCKY
  7. WE(A)VE
  8. SC(A)R
  9. NOEL
  10. N(A)DIR
  11. CH(A)RITY
  12. E(A)SEL
  13. CORSETED
  14. PETITE
  15. TRE(A)DER
  16. P(A)R(A)DE
  17. LE(A)R
  18. M(A)DLY
  19. W(A)YL(A)Y
  20. TROPE
  21. BETR(A)Y
  22. (A)RES
  23. LICE
  24. SEEPED

Down

  1. (A)LL-ST(A)R
  2. R(A)STERS
  3. PETUNI(A)
  4. ERROL
  5. H(A)RICOT
  6. TEMPI
  7. BL(A)CK-EYED
  8. DECEIT
  9. Y(A)LE
  10. DE(A)L
  11. (A)BET
  12. BR(A)WN
  13. SPR(A)Y
  14. E(A)ST
  15. IDE(A)
  16. DEEPW(A)TER
  17. DEVIL
  18. TR(A)Y
  19. REVOKER
  20. (A)CIDLY
  21. PE(A)CE
  22. (A)SCOT
  23. EYRE
  24. L(A)UNCH
  25. REL(A)TED

January 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. Stephen Throop - Grover, NC
  4. Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, PA
  5. Ned Robert - Los Gatos, CA
  6. Steve Tice - Great Falls, VA
  7. George Griffin - Las Vegas, NV
  8. Warren Fraser - Marmora, Ontario, Canada
  9. Mike Lessie - Douglassvile, PA
  10. Mark Navarrete - Quezon City, the Philippines


Robert Brown - Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs - Pompano Beach, FL
Al Damm - Marshall, WI
Joe Fendel - Berkeley, CA
Stan Francuz - Somewhere in Australia
Dave Kaplan - New City, NY
Paul Lustig - Lakewood, OH
Allan Mayoff - San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Jackie Miller - Everett, MA
Daniel J. Milton - Vienna, VA
Patrick D. Phillips - Bainbridge Island, WA
Charlie Pritzlaff - Silver Spring, MD
Arnold Reich - Bronxville, NY
Joe Rogers - Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. - Scarsdale, NY
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, MA
Mordy Rosen - Berkeley, CA
Al Sanders - Fort Collins, CO
Dexter Senft - Bedford, NY
Callie and Bob Smith - Massena, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani - Indore, MP, India
Donald Stanley - Littleton, CO
Karen Thornton - New York, NY