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Solution to Guest Puzzle - May 2012 "Covert" by Arthur Schless

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
HIGGS BOSON

 

Across

  1. GOD PARTICLE
  2. UNRECTIFIABLE
  3. EC(H)OED
  4. ENGELS
  5. DEBT
  6. EXCEL
  7. IPAD
  8. ENOCH
  9. ROLE
  10. GA(I)L
  11. ADE
  12. CEDE
  13. CARL
  14. (G)RIP
  15. (G)LEE
  16. STRIDENT
  17. AFFORD
  18. NEE
  19. CAMEL
  20. (S)MART
  21. SKA
  22. HORA
  23. ELATE
  24. SLURRY

Down

  1. GULLI(B)LE
  2. SOMEONE
  3. SPECTRAL
  4. DRED
  5. AGAR
  6. DRAPE
  7. CEDAR
  8. INT(O)
  9. TACO BELL
  10. DE(S)SERT
  11. ETNA
  12. REEKS
  13. TIDE
  14. ODIN
  15. CALIF
  16. EXCEPT
  17. (O)AHU
  18. CINCH
  19. CLAMOR
  20. LA(N)GE
  21. REEFER
  22. REBEL
  23. ODE
  24. FLAY

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

  1. Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Philippines
  2. Stan Francuz Somewhere in Australia
  3. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  4. Donald R. Spaulding Los Altos, CA
  5. Joe Rogers Old Greenwich, CT
  6. Harold Porosol Scarsdale, NY
  7. Steve Gunter Raleigh, NC
  8. Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
  9. Brian McCrady Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  10. Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY

William Alcorn – Cleveland Heights, OH
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Kevin Cadmus – Columbus, OH
Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Eric Chipman – Boulder, CO
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Joe Fendel  – Berkeley, CA
Matthew Field – London, UK
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Richard Harrison – Portland, OR
Jim Hartney – Martinez, CA
Ken Johnson – Springfield, MO
Ralph Jones  – Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones  – Worcester, NY
Natasha Julius – Chicago, IL
Al Kahn – Houston, TX
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
D. Loeb – West Chester, PA
Bob Mattson – Smithtown, NY
Jackie Miller – Everett, MA
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Itai Pines – Portland, OR
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Arnold Reich – Bronxville, NY
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Callie and Bob Smith – Massena, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani – Indore, MP, India
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Stephen Throop – Grover, NC
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Charlie Varon – San Francisco, CA
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI