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Solution to Puzzle #118 - March 2011 "Decuple"

In the grid above, the Roman numeral X replaces the letter sequence TEN
(in parentheses in the list below) in all the words in which it occurs.

 

Across

  1. (TEN)DER
  2. ALIMENT
  3. SUNG
  4. MARINE
  5. RIDDLE
  6. MAR(TEN)
  7. MOLE
  8. DEFILE
  9. SORE
  10. CANE
  11. SALE
  12. SALAD
  13. AT(TEN)DANT
  14. VIR
  15. BUTTE
  16. RILE
  17. TOIL
  18. LONELY
  19. LA(TEN)T
  20. DERIDE
  21. BONE
  22. TASS
  23. NOTIFY
  24. SERAPE
  25. LIS(TEN)

Down

  1. (TEN)SILE
  2. LITANY
  3. DUDE
  4. CARO(TEN)E
  5. SEND
  6. DAD
  7. BITTER
  8. GLEN
  9. AULD
  10. ARAME
  11. FETTLE
  12. SALAMI
  13. S(TEN)TOR
  14. SPIRAL
  15. ADENINE
  16. MIRE
  17. LAREDO
  18. LEN(TEN)
  19. SENILE
  20. TINE
  21. MOSTLY
  22. BISTRO
  23. RAVEL
  24. OF(TEN)

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 16 minutes.

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

  1. Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
  2. Stephen Throop – Grover, NC
  3. Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
  4. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  5. Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
  6. Mark Navarrete – Quezon City, the Philippines
  7. Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
  8. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
  9. Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
  10. Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA

Dale Ashworth – San Francisco, CA
Albin Avgher – Baltimore, MD
Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Bennington, VT
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Joe Fendel – Berkeley, CA
Juan Carlos Fernandez – West Hollywood, CA
Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
Matthew Field – London, UK
William Flis – Philadelphia, PA
Stan Francuz – Somewhere in Australia
Edward Gee – Stockholm, Sweden
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Steve Gunter – Raleigh, NC
Craig Harman – Alexandria, VA
Richard Harrison – Portland, OR
Doug Hoylman – Chevy Chase, MD
Gιrald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ralph Jones – Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Steve Kinsky – Denver, CO
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
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Itai Pines – Portland, OR
Huw Powell – Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Arnold Reich – Bronxville, NY
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Sue Roberts – Tucson, AZ
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Andrew Rosenberg – Brooklyn, NY
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Callie and Bob Smith – Massena, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani – Indore, MP, India
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Carl Winstead – Galloway, OH
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI