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Solution to Puzzle #48 - May 2005 "Higgledy-piggledy"

The word PELL - MELL apppears in the grid above--PELL as pink letters in down words that don't mesh with across words, and MELL as green letters in across words don't mesh with down words. Those letters appear in the same colors in the list   of answer words below. The thirteen omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell HELTER-SKELTER .

Across

  1. S(H)RAPNEL
  2. EMERY
  3. TREASON
  4. PRINC(E)SS
  5. LEG
  6. BRANCH
  7. EPICURE
  8. GOOSE
  9. FOIST
  10. RE(L)ICT
  11. NADIR
  12. PARRIED
  13. NEGA(T)E
  14. THEN
  15. MEME
  16. D(E)FEAT
  17. ALOHA
  18. LEAK
  19. MARINA
  20. DISCIPLE
  21. CO(R)VETTE

Down

  1. SYNCOPATE
  2. (S)KIRT
  3. CHO(K)ER
  4. HAM
  5. PARSE
  6. SIRE
  7. TAPE
  8. SPECIE
  9. ARENA
  10. LIFT
  11. NICE
  12. SECOND
  13. MONOLOGU(E)
  14. LANE
  15. HAVEN
  16. BRID(L)E
  17. MADE
  18. PRES(T)IGE
  19. LITERAL
  20. TRADE
  21. STRING(E)R
  22. P(R)EFACE
Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in an hour and 40 minutes.

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Alphabetically
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Charlie Jacobsen – Walnut Creek, CA
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Eric von Lauder – Pittsburgh, PA
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Thomas Miller – Hollywood, CA
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Erich Peterson – Grand Rapids, MI
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Richard Showstack – Newport Beach, CA
Robert M. and Carolyn G. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN