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Solution to Guest Puzzle – July 2011 "Connect the Dots" by Arthur Schless and John de Cuevas

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
GEORGE BUSH

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Across

  1. DOTING
  2. BATS
  3. GODOT
  4. (G)ANGLING
  5. SLUT
  6. GALA
  7. STATURE
  8. ELECTIVE
  9. TI(E)R
  10. SACERDOTAL
  11. SPEAR
  12. ALOE
  13. RET(O)OL
  14. LENA
  15. LU(R)E
  16. PULSE
  17. LEHAR
  18. PUR(G)E
  19. TRY
  20. BORG
  21. INANE
  22. STARVE
  23. TINT
  24. EPIDOTE
  25. ANECDOTAL

Down

  1. DOTAGE
  2. S(E)ALER
  3. SPINAL
  4. (B)ARELY
  5. TINGLE
  6. CANE
  7. BARDOT
  8. GLACE
  9. LAHORE
  10. BISTRO
  11. LARVA
  12. ANTIDOTE
  13. URGENT
  14. G(U)AVA
  15. RE(S)PITES
  16. STELE
  17. PUNIC
  18. GLUTS
  19. TURANDOT
  20. (H)OURI
  21. POLENTA
  22. DOTTEREL
  23. STEEL

The puzzle contains an error at 7 down. The R of BARDOT was inadvertently left out.

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

  1. Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. - Scarsdale, NY
  2. Stan Francuz - Somewhere in Australia
  3. Mark Navarrete - Quezon City, the Philippines
  4. Cathy Moran - Studio City, CA
  5. Judy Adamski - Jenison, MI
  6. Cathy Childs - Pompano Beach, FL
  7. Joe Rogers - Old Greenwich, CT
  8. Stephen Throop - Grover, NC
  9. Ned Robert - Los Gatos, CA
  10. Jim Christenson - Port Townsend, WA

Al Backiel - Ridgewood, NJ
Dorothy Juhlin Bank - Hillsborough, NC
Robert Brown - Albuquerque, NM
Eric Chipman - Boulder, CO
Al Damm - Marshall, WI
Warren Fraser - Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Lewis Gee - Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz - Cedarhurst, NY
Steve Gunter - Raleigh, NC
Richard Harrison - Portland, OR
Rick Kasten - Alexandria, VA
Mike Lessie - Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau - Bonita Springs, FL
D. Loeb - West Chester, PA
Bob Lundegaard - Minneapolis, MN
Paul Lustig - Lakewood, OH
Steph Mabie - Oxford , GA
Jackie Miller - Everett, MA
Daniel J. Milton - Vienna, VA
Lance Nathan - Somerville, MA
Priscilla Olson - Framingham, MA
Huw Powell - Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff - Silver Spring, MD
Mordy Rosen - Berkeley, CA
Al Sanders - Fort Collins, CO
Joe Schrader - Hillsboro, OR
Callie and Bob Smith - Massena, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani - Indore, MP, India
Donald Stanley - Littleton, CO
Steve Tice - Great Falls, VA
Margaret Webster - Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter - Farmington Hills, MI
Mayumi Yagi - Seattle, WA