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Solution to Puzzle #97 - June 2009 "Hodgepodge"

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

Across

  1. ACOSH = CHAOS
  2. RELIABLE
  3. STOP(G)AP
  4. SHAMBLES
  5. R(A)BAT
  6. URDU
  7. ENTER
  8. BIBLE
  9. REGA(L)
  10. PILL
  11. REBE(L)
  12. PARADE
  13. LIBRAE
  14. BARGA(I)N
  15. SUDS
  16. RATE
  17. EVE
  18. GLIA
  19. SPARSE
  20. VIJAY
  21. HAKI(M)
  22. CRAVEN
  23. SATE
  24. LUDDEM = MUDDLE

Down

  1. ALMDEB = BEDLAM
  2. R(A)DIANCE
  3. BUREA(U)
  4. SAY-SO
  5. SLEEPERS
  6. HASTEN
  7. GABA
  8. PATHOS
  9. TARA
  10. TAKER
  11. PREPARE
  12. RI(F)LE
  13. ABRIDGES
  14. CULPABLE
  15. AVER
  16. DISTILL
  17. NEVADA
  18. HUBRIS
  19. GIVE(R)
  20. BARLE(Y)
  21. BULJEM = JUMBLE

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 50 minutes.

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

  1. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  2. Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
  3. Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
  4. Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
  5. Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
  6. Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
  7. Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
  8. Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
  9. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
  10. Ralph Jones – Aurora, CO


Dale Ashworth – San Francisco, CA
Albin Avgher – Lagos, Nigeria
Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Bennington, VT
Barbara Featherston – St. Louis, MO
Matthew Field – London, UK
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
John Gliessman – Seattle, WA
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gigi & Tony Janeshek – Lake Jackson, TX
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Doug Kouril – Arlington, VA
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Allan Mayoff – San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Andrew Oakes – Half Moon Bay, CA
Ron Osher – Stamford, CT
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
Andrew Rosenberg – Brooklyn, NY
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Stephen Throop – Grover, NC
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI