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Solution to Puzzle #120 - May 2011 "Side Effects"

The excluded letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
INSIDE OUT and appear outside the grid, as shown above.

 

Across

  1. RANSOM
  2. EXON
  3. SISTER
  4. OPENING
  5. SEWER
  6. LUST
  7. WHERE
  8. PRINT
  9. MOTTLE
  10. RANT
  11. RODS
  12. SIDE BY SIDE
  13. IONIC
  14. ICH
  15. PUDDLE
  16. RED
  17. RALLIED
  18. RODEO
  19. RUE
  20. SUET
  21. NERO
  22. DROP
  23. PRESTON
  24. BEAU

Down

  1. RIGHT SIDE UP
  2. ASSET
  3. SOLDER
  4. (I)NTER
  5. LINER
  6. TE(N)SE
  7. WEED
  8. IRONS
  9. (S)ORE
  10. PRECEDE
  11. T(I)MOR
  12. RABID
  13. ERO(D)E
  14. PLINY
  15. CROON
  16. (E)XEUNT
  17. SHARD
  18. B(O)ON
  19. STRIP
  20. LURE
  21. (U)NIT
  22. MODULE
  23. OA(T)S
  24. NWOD EDISPU / UPSIDE DOWN

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 40 minutes.

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

  1. Stan Francuz Somewhere in Australia
  2. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  3. Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY
  4. Henry Cook Chicago, IL
  5. Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
  6. Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Philippines
  7. Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
  8. Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
  9. Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
  10. Darreby Ambler Bath, ME

Dale Ashworth San Francisco, CA
Albin Avgher Baltimore, MD
Al Backiel Ridgewood, NJ
Robert Brown Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL
Eric Chipman Boulder, CO
Norman W. Davis Englewood, NJ
David Durfee Bennington, VT
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner Sarasota, FL
Barbara Featherston St. Louis, MO
Joe Fendel - Berkeley, CA
William Flis Philadelphia, PA
Lewis Gee Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz Cedarhurst, NY
Steve Gunter Raleigh, NC
Wayne Jones Worcester, NY
Dave Kaplan New City, 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
Mary Lyndal Nyberg Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson Framingham, MA
Huw Powell Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff Silver Spring, MD
Charles Ray Harare, Zimbabwe
Arnold Reich Bronxville, NY
Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
Mordy Rosen Berkeley, CA
Dexter Senft Bedford, NY
Arthur Schless Unionville, PA
Callie and Bob Smith Massena, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani Indore, MP, India
Donald Stanley Littleton, CO
Steve Tice Great Falls, VA
Margaret Webster Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter Farmington Hills, MI