You are here: Home> ArchivesClick here to print this page  print icon

Solution to Puzzle #133 - June 2012 "Short Cut"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
A MAN A PLAN A CANAL PANAMA

 

Across

  1. MORON
  2. PALP(A)TE
  3. A(M)BER
  4. TARE
  5. RECRE(A)TE
  6. INERT
  7. RETRO
  8. PLANET
  9. PE(N)IS
  10. NORMA
  11. VERN(A)L
  12. MEDEA
  13. BEAST
  14. BUR(P)ED
  15. CURSE
  16. PETA(L)
  17. OPALS
  18. EMOTE
  19. B(A)RON
  20. BELO(N)G
  21. STET
  22. LANDA
  23. RESIDU(A)L
  24. LI(C)ENSE

Down

  1. MARTI(A)L
  2. BETS
  3. SOBER
  4. SMUT
  5. E(N)TIRE
  6. (A)TONER
  7. A(L)BEDO
  8. REPO
  9. DE(P)ORT
  10. UNTIL
  11. REDPOLL
  12. PANAMA CANAL
  13. ARENA
  14. BULB
  15. NILE
  16. REVERSE
  17. DEP(A)RT
  18. TEASE
  19. LANTER(N)
  20. P(A)RSE
  21. MORSE
  22. CE(M)ENT
  23. (A)POGEE

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 30 minutes.

 

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

  1. Stan Francuz Somewhere in Australia
  2. Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
  3. Donald R. Spaulding Los Altos, CA
  4. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  5. Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY
  6. Edward Gee Richmond, VA
  7. Harold Porosoff Scarsdale, NY
  8. Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
  9. Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
  10. Brian McCrady Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Dale Ashworth San Francisco, CA
Albin Avgher Baltimore, MD
Al Backiel Ridgewood, NJ
Barry Brandes Purdys, NY
Robert Brown Albuquerque, NM
Kevin Cadmus Columbus, OH
Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL
Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
Henry Cook Chicago, IL
Norman W. Davis Englewood, NJ
David Durfee Bennington, VT
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner Sarasota, FL
Barbara Featherston St. Louis, MO
Joe Fendel Berkeley, CA
Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
Warren Fraser Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Lewis Gee Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz Cedarhurst, NY
Kris Green Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Peter Green Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Steve Gunter Raleigh, NC
Craig Harman Washington, DC
Richard Harrison Portland, OR
Jim Hartney Martinez, CA
Ralph Jones Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones Worcester, NY
Natasha Julius Chicago, IL
Al Kahn Houston, TX
Dave Kaplan New City, NY
Eliot Kieval NewYork, NY
Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig Lakewood, OH
Bob Mattson Smithtown, NY
Allan Mayoff San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Jackie Miller Everett, MA
Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Philippines
Mary Lyndal Nyberg Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips Bainbridge Island, WA
Itai Pines Portland, OR
Huw Powell Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff Silver Spring, MD
David L. Ratner Larkspur, CA
Arnold Reich Bronxville, NY
Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
Joe Rogers Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
Mordy Rosen Berkeley, CA
Arthur Schless Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader Hillsboro, OR
Wayne Scott Jamaica Plain, MA
Dexter Senft Bedford, NY
Eric Singel Philadelphia, PA
Callie and Bob Smith Massena, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani Indore, MP, India
Donald Stanley Littleton, CO
John Stuelpnagel Baltimore, MD
Bob Thiman Portland, OR
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