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Solution to Puzzle #98 - July 2009 "Shape Up"

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

Across

  1. EN(C)LOSE
  2. REPEAL
  3. G(A)LLED
  4. CLERK
  5. CLYDE*
  6. SETTEE
  7. REP
  8. RAPIST
  9. TRIVIA(L)
  10. MEMPHIS*
  11. CENTERPIECE
  12. EXTERIOR
  13. MERLE
  14. BLISS
  15. TEN
  16. ALSO
  17. OCHER
  18. STUB
  19. BONA F(I)DE
  20. INQUE(S)T
  21. CROW'S NES(T)

Down

  1. ELCRIC = CIRCLE
  2. (H)ELL
  3. BUNGLE
  4. VEXES
  5. BELLY
  6. PINT
  7. BOOT
  8. OLD
  9. RATEL
  10. ONC(E)
  11. SEE(N)
  12. AMERICA
  13. REDS
  14. PERISH
  15. FORCE
  16. IMPOSE
  17. DWELT
  18. SPIR(I)T
  19. RESPE(C)T
  20. THEME
  21. SINE
  22. RETICENT
  23. (S)NEAKERS
  24. ERAUQS = SQUARE

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 60 minutes.

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

  1. Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
  2. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  3. Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
  4. Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
  5. Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
  6. Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
  7. Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
  8. Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
  9. Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
  10. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY


Dale Ashworth – San Francisco, CA
Albin Avgher – Accra, Ghana
Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Barry Brandes – Purdys, NY
Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Patricia Coppersmith – Venice, FL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Juan Carlos Fernandez – West Hollywood, CA
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
John Gliessman – Seattle, WA
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ralph Jones – Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Steve Kinsky – Denver, CO
Doug Kouril – Arlington, VA
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Andrew Oakes – Half Moon Bay, CA
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Huw Powell – Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Andrew Rosenberg – Brooklyn, NY
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
John Stuelpnagel – Baltimore, MD
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI