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Solution to Puzzle #73 - June 2007 "Uncut"

In keeping with the DIAMOND pattern shown in red in the grid above,
the omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
IN THE ROUGH

Across

  1. BAR(I)TONE
  2. LOADER
  3. ELSE
  4. BARBER
  5. IDEA
  6. DOBBI(N)
  7. RENIN
  8. NOISE
  9. (T)ORTE
  10. MODULAR
  11. MADAM
  12. REBEL
  13. MENAGE
  14. ART(H)ROPOD
  15. MARTIAN
  16. MENTOR
  17. CONDO
  18. CROON
  19. CARGO
  20. DOOR
  21. R(E)MORSE
  22. BALLET

Down

  1. BERET
  2. DAMON
  3. MARINE(R)
  4. AGAR
  5. CORE
  6. DIMMER
  7. CART
  8. LE(O)NORA
  9. TORSO
  10. SANDER
  11. INGEN(U)E
  12. DOUBT
  13. ADOBE
  14. BOILER
  15. NODAL
  16. ABSALOM
  17. COLOR
  18. BERM
  19. PER(G)OLA
  20. BIOME
  21. (H)ONORED
  22. ERRAND
  23. TORT

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 25 minutes.

June 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. Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
.4. Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
.5. Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
.6. Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
.7. Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
.8. Brian Hagen – Millbrae, CA
.9. Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
10. Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA

Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA
Barry Brandes – Purdys, NY
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
Brian Fletcher – Rochester, NY
Carolyn Fox – Midland, MI
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
John Gliessman – Seattle, WA
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Peter Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Richard Greenwald – New City, NY
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Douglas Kaiser – Deep Gap, NC
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Thomas Miller – Hollywood, CA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Sue Roberts – Tucson, AZ
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI