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Solution to Puzzle #102 - November 2009 "Terra Firma"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
HAPPY LANDING

 

Across

  1. DIT(H)ER
  2. ADEPT
  3. STOOL
  4. C(A)LABASH
  5. INWARD
  6. RE(P)RIEVE
  7. ENIAC
  8. SLAG
  9. ELECTRA
  10. TAM(P)ERS
  11. K(Y)OTO
  12. DACE
  13. ROOT
  14. MEME
  15. LESS
  16. SNEER
  17. AGATE
  18. WABASH
  19. POUR
  20. SIRE
  21. SPEAR
  22. RATT(L)Y
  23. NEAR
  24. ISAIAH

Down

  1. D(A)TIVE
  2. ROSARY
  3. ION
  4. (N)ELSON
  5. BENTO
  6. WEEK
  7. TEASE
  8. ELAN(D)
  9. COME
  10. SPAR
  11. CRITTER
  12. HERALD
  13. AROMA
  14. PAID
  15. ARCADE
  16. GORSE
  17. BEST(I)AL
  18. AURA
  19. PARLA(N)CE
  20. TRAIT
  21. SIAMESE
  22. STASH
  23. E(G)GER
  24. SWITH

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 35 minutes.

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

  1. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  2. Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
  3. Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
  4. Dwight Freund Sacramento, CA
  5. Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
  6. Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY
  7. Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
  8. Thomas Wilson South Williamsport, PA
  9. Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
  10. Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA


Dale Ashworth – San Francisco, CA
Albin Avgher – Freetown, Sierra Leone
Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA
Ed Binkowski – New York, NY
Barry Brandes – Purdys, NY
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Barbara Featherston – St. Louis, MO
Juan Carlos Fernandez – West Hollywood, CA
Matthew Field – London, UK
Stan Francuz – Somewhere in Australia
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
John Gliessman – Seattle, WA
George Griffin – Las Vegas, NV
Brian Hagen – Millbrae, CA
Grace Janeshek – Lake Jackson, TX
Ralph Jones – Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Natasha Julius – Chicago, IL
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Doug Kouril – Arlington, VA
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Allan Mayoff – San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Thomas Miller – Hollywood, CA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Andrew Oakes – Half Moon Bay, CA
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Huw Powell – Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Charles Ray – Harare, Zimbabwe
Stan Rehm – Madison, WI
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
John Stuelpnagel – Baltimore, MD
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI
Barbara Wohlgemuth – Austin, TX