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Solution to Guest Puzzle – July 2010 "Pot" by Arthur Schless

The letters omitted from across words (in parentheses in the list below) spell
DEAL 'EM, I'M IN
The letter sequences omitted from down words (also in parentheses) spell
ETNA, or ANTE up.

Across

  1. TRIESTE
  2. RE(D)O
  3. CHATTER
  4. PORPOISE
  5. AVIAT(E)
  6. PERCH
  7. AREN(A)
  8. (L)UTE
  9. ANKE
  10. RINK
  11. LEA
  12. DIURNAL
  13. TEN
  14. CELTS
  15. (E)ELY
  16. (M)ITTEN
  17. BIAS
  18. AD(I)OS
  19. (M)ISER
  20. CUTTY
  21. (I)NANE
  22. DUAL
  23. SHEA
  24. GARI
  25. SLA(N)TED
  26. LOVETH

Down

  1. THICK(ET)
  2. (NA)UTICAL
  3. RASHERS
  4. AU LAIT
  5. EARNEST
  6. STET
  7. ARIA
  8. LATHES
  9. EVENLY
  10. DYED
  11. TRINK(ET)
  12. (NA)TIONAL
  13. EPAULET
  14. SAGO
  15. ROTTEN
  16. TIN
  17. AVER
  18. PEACE
  19. SERE
  20. OPE
  21. ADEN
  22. EDIT
  23. CORN(ET)
  24. (NA)ILBRUSH

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

  1. Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
  2. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  3. Edward Gee Richmond, VA
  4. Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
  5. Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
  6. Dave Kaplan New City, NY
  7. Mordy Rosen Berkeley, CA
  8. Allan Mayoff San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
  9. Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL
  10. Carolyn Roosevelt Cambridge, MA
Al Backiel Ridgewood, NJ
Robert Brown Albuquerque, NM
Al Damm Marshall, WI
Stan Francuz Deloraine, Tas, Australia
Warren Fraser Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Michael N. Geselowitz Cedarhurst, NY
Charlie Jacobsen Walnut Creek, CA
Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
Joe Rogers Old Greenwich, CT
Callie and Bob Smith Massena, NY
Donald Stanley Littleton, CO
John Stuelpnagel Baltimore, MD
Thomas Wilson South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter Farmington Hills, MI