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Solution to Puzzle #78 - November 2007 "Not!"

The letter sequences IM, MIS, IN, DIS, UN, and NON must be omitted from the words that contain them (as indicated by parentheses in the list below).

Across

  1. (IM)PETUOUS
  2. MENTAL
  3. STUNT
  4. ADMIRE
  5. PISTON ROD
  6. ARECA
  7. KINE
  8. RETINA
  9. PELE
  10. DOCENT
  11. (MIS)NOMER
  12. ACHIEVE
  13. OPTIC
  14. CARRIER
  15. TINTO
  16. LOOPS
  17. LIMBO
  18. RANGE
  19. EYRE
  20. RUIN
  21. PERSPIRE
  22. (IN)EPT

Down

  1. (DIS)PARATE
  2. IRON
  3. PELERINE
  4. ROGET
  5. SPENT
  6. VIPER
  7. UTICA
  8. NEESE
  9. SOUSA
  10. POORLY
  11. PUNT
  12. (UN)KEMPT
  13. IRIS
  14. TOILE
  15. TIMER
  16. MANNER
  17. INBREED
  18. REDACT
  19. OUEN
  20. MOROCCO
  21. RIPTIDE
  22. (NON)CHALANT

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 30 minutes.

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

  1. Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
  2. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
  3. Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
  4. Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
  5. Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
  6. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  7. Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
  8. Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
  9. Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
  10. Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA


Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Ed Binkowski – New York, NY
Bob Bowen – Jackson, MI
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Patricia Coppersmith – Venice, FL
Matthew Field – London, UK
Brian Fletcher – Rochester, NY
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vicki Homer – Philadelphia, TN
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Stephen Ness – San Francisco, CA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Denver, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI