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Solution to Puzzle #25--June 2003 "Stompin' at the Savoy"

solution grid

In the list below, an asterisk indicates a proper name and parentheses around a letter mean that it must be omitted before the word will fit in the grid. The eleven omitted letters spell: ALL THAT JAZZ

Across

  1. ARMSTRONG
  2. ANNUAL
  3. HE(A)RSE
  4. G(L)EAM
  5. DEED
  6. CARNA(L)
  7. PORE
  8. SEAR
  9. PA(T)TER
  10. SPIEL
  11. TOTES
  12. ABYSM
  13. LAMENT
  14. PEAC(H)
  15. SAGAS
  16. BOON
  17. *NASS(A)U
  18. DELUGE
  19. GREBE
  20. ERASE
  21. NEONA(T)E
  22. SMOTE
  23. ELLINGTON

Down

  1. ANAPEST
  2. (J)OUST
  3. RUMOR
  4. POGEE
  5. MADR(A)S
  6. BEN(Z)ENE
  7. SLEEPY
  8. ANGEL
  9. THESIS
  10. CAROL
  11. REDEEMS
  12. SENIOR
  13. CALLAS
  14. BANNS
  15. ART
  16. AGUE
  17. EGGER
  18. POMADE
  19. STAGNATE
  20. SERMON
  21. EATEN
  22. BLA(Z)ON

The following people sent in solutions before the hints were posted (listed in the order in which we received their solutions):

Judy Adamski - Jenison, Michigan
Robert M. and Carolyn G.Smith - Massena, New York
Roger Phillips
Stan Kurzban - Chappaqua, New York
Elaine Woontner - Marion, Indiana Mary Lyndal Nyberg
Claire Trazenfeld - Crownsville, Maryland
Ed Stejskal - Raleigh, North Carolina
David Durfee - Petersburgh, New York
Rick Kasten - Alexandria, Virginia
Arthur Schless - Unionville, Pennsylvania
Tony Greanias - Saginaw, Michigan
Valerie Horst New York, New York
Dwight Freund - Sacramento, California
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Geoff Bailey - Sydney, Australia
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
John Miller - Chesterfield, Virginia
Joe Schrader - Melba ACT, Australia
Carol Marsh - Greensboro, North Carolina
Jonathan Belsky - St Louis, Missouri
Patrick Phillips - Bainbridge Island, Washington
Judith Bagai - Portland, Oregon
Kerry Cunningham - Torrance, California
Stan Francuz - Forster NSW, Australia
Matt Field - Nassau, New York
Bob Colonna - Providence, Rhode Island
Norma Ensner - San Francisco, California
Michal C. Moetell - Washington, DC
Dick Plotz - Providence, Rhode Island
Kiki Neely - Waban, Massachusetts
Elaine Cullinan - Valencia, Pennsylvania
Charlene Coates - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Max Good - Chicago, Illinois
Jon Delfin - New York, New York
Paul Noack - West Bloomfield, Michigan
Stephen Ness - San Francisco, California
Eliot Kieval - New York, New York
Norman Crawford - Ocean Pines, Maryland
Mark Manasse - San Francisco, California
William Lane - Falmouth, Massachusetts

And here they are in alphabetical order:
Judy Adamski - Jenison, Michigan
Judith Bagai - Portland, Oregon
Geoff Bailey - Sydney, Australia
Jonathan Belsky - St Louis, Missouri
Charlene Coates - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Bob Colonna - Providence, Rhode Island
Norman Crawford - Ocean Pines, Maryland
Elaine Cullinan - Valencia, Pennsylvania
Kerry Cunningham - Torrance, California
Jon Delfin - New York, New York
David Durfee - Petersburgh, New York
Norma Ensner - San Francisco, California
Matt Field - Nassau, New York
Stan Francuz - Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund - Sacramento, California
Max Good - Chicago, Illinois
Tony Greanias - Saginaw, Michigan
Valerie Horst New York, New York
Rick Kasten - Alexandria, Virginia
Eliot Kieval - New York, New York
Stan Kurzban - Chappaqua, New York
William Lane - Falmouth, Massachusetts
Mark Manasse - San Francisco, California
Carol Marsh - Greensboro, North Carolina
John Miller - Chesterfield, Virginia
Michal C. Moetell - Washington, DC
Kiki Neely - Waban, Massachusetts
Stephen Ness - San Francisco, California
Paul Noack -- West Bloomfield, Michigan
Mary Lyndal Nyberg
Patrick Phillips - Bainbridge Island, Washington
Roger Phillips
Dick Plotz - Providence, Rhode Island
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Arthur Schless - Unionville, Pennsylvania
Joe Schrader - Melba ACT, Australia
Robert M. and Carolyn G.Smith - Massena, New York
Ed Stejskal - Raleigh, North Carolina
Claire Trazenfeld - Crownsville, Maryland
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, Pennsylvani
Elaine Woontner - Marion, Indiana