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Solution to Puzzle #96 - May 2009 "Child's Play"

The unmeshed letters, shown in red in across words and blue in down words in the grid above and the list below, spell LEAPFROG

Across

  1. SALARY
  2. COSSET
  3. PALAVER
  4. TEAR
  5. ELITE
  6. SMUT
  7. LAREDO
  8. CREST
  9. EDEN
  10. SAUL
  11. EARLS
  12. AIR
  13. SEINED
  14. IAGO
  15. CROAT
  16. AUSTEN
  17. PINCER
  18. TINGE
  19. FRONT
  20. FEMALE
  21. LUNCHED
  22. EVANESCE

Down

  1. STRATA
  2. EARTHA
  3. PURER
  4. DUFFEL
  5. AND
  6. LISTED
  7. AIDES
  8. TIME
  9. RAT ON
  10. AGE
  11. NAVY
  12. VERSION
  13. GLACE
  14. SCARCE
  15. ENORMOUS
  16. RIFLE
  17. STURGEON
  18. RUSSET
  19. ELIA
  20. CONCEAL
  21. SENTENCE

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 25 minutes.

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

  1. Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
  2. Dave Kaplan New City, NY
  3. Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
  4. Lewis Gee Poway, CA
  5. Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
  6. Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
  7. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  8. Dwight Freund Sacramento, CA
  9. Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
  10. Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith Massena, NY


Dale Ashworth – San Francisco, CA
Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Ed Binkowski – New York, NY
Barry Brandes – Purdys, NY
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Debbie Carter – Auburn, NY
Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Patricia Coppersmith – Venice, FL
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Barbara Featherston – St. Louis, MO
Matthew Field – London, UK
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
John Gliessman – Seattle, WA
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Wayne Gooley – Forster NSW, Australia
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
George Griffin – Las Vegas, NV
Grace Janeshek – Lake Jackson, TX
Ralph Jones – Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Al Kahn – Houston, TX
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Steve Kinsky – Denver, CO
Doug Kouril – Arlington, VA
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Allan Mayoff – San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Paul Noack – West Bloomfield, MI
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Andrew Oakes – Half Moon Bay, CA
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
Stan Rehm – Madison, WI
Sue Roberts – Tucson, AZ
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
John Stuelpnagel – Baltimore, MD
Stephen Throop – Grover, NC
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Charlie Varon – San Francisco, CA
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI