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Solution to Puzzle #50 - July 2005 "A Celebration of Sorts"

 

The omitted letters (shown in parentheses below) spell NUMBER FIFTY in celebration of Puzzlecrypt's fiftieth regular monthly puzzle.

Across

  1. CARDI(N)AL
  2. SENTIENT
  3. IMPIO(U)S
  4. MENTHOL
  5. DECLAIM
  6. RAGA
  7. RETINA
  8. SECANT
  9. HONK
  10. POPULATE
  11. SEDI(M)ENT
  12. PARENT
  13. VI(B)RATE
  14. ENOL
  15. WAITER
  16. FANG
  17. CHANT(E)YS
  18. TA(R)SAL
  19. HORNY
  20. WHISTLE

Down

  1. CAT(F)ISH
  2. CREST
  3. PAROCH(I)AL
  4. IMMOLATE
  5. HOTEL
  6. HORSE
  7. PELAGIC
  8. OPEN
  9. WARDEN
  10. INDIAN
  11. ANUS
  12. TANNIN
  13. TOTEM
  14. (F)RANK
  15. LEVITY
  16. DI(T)TY
  17. WIRE
  18. SHEAR
  19. TINT
  20. FAST
  21. (Y)EAST
  22. PENAL
  23. ANGLE
Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 75 minutes.

Chronologically (July)
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Richard Showstack – Newport Beach, CA
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Peter Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Ed Mehling – Phoenix, AZ
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Robert M. and Carolyn G. Smith – Massena, NY
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Eric von Lauder – Pittsburgh, PA
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA

Alphabetically
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Peter Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Eric von Lauder – Pittsburgh, PA
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Ed Mehling – Phoenix, AZ
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Richard Showstack – Newport Beach, CA
Robert M. and Carolyn G. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN