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Solution to Puzzle #49 - June 2005 "A Matter of Degree"

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

Across

  1. SE(T)BACK
  2. ARSON
  3. TR(E)ADLE
  4. STUBBORN
  5. WALKED
  6. MA(M)MAL
  7. INVERSE
  8. WATCH
  9. KITCHEN
  10. FAHRENHEIT
  11. PO(P)PIES
  12. MULL
  13. REMAND
  14. T(E)AR
  15. STAVE
  16. TATAR
  17. TINTIN
  18. E(R)GOT
  19. SQUATS
  20. TROPE
  21. CASBAH

Down

  1. STOMA
  2. FOMENT
  3. ERRATA
  4. PATER
  5. BAN(A)L
  6. CHINA
  7. GOAD
  8. WI(T)H
  9. REDTOP
  10. CLANK
  11. ESTATE
  12. KELVIN
  13. MARS
  14. CASKET
  15. HURT
  16. Q(U)ARTER
  17. CELSIUS
  18. SUDS
  19. HILT
  20. NABOB
  21. MEET
  22. RATTAN
  23. B(R)AWN
  24. P(E)EVISH
Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 45 minutes.

Chronologically (June)
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Richard Showstack – Newport Beach, CA
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Valerie Horst – New York, NY
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Joyce Friedman – Cambridge, MA
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Norman W. Davis – Englewood, NJ
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Matthew Field – London, UK
Carolyn Fox – Midland, MI
Paul Noack – West Bloomfield, MI
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
John C. Tuttle – Kannapolis, NC
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Sue Roberts – Tucson, AZ
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Alphabetically
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Norman W. Davis – Englewood, NJ
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Matthew Field – London, UK
Carolyn Fox – Midland, MI
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Joyce Friedman – Cambridge, MA
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Valerie Horst – New York, NY
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Paul Noack – West Bloomfield, MI
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Sue Roberts – Tucson, AZ
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Richard Showstack – Newport Beach, CA
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
John C. Tuttle – Kannapolis, NC
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN