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Solution to Puzzle #53 - October 2005 "Dada"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell DUCHAMP,
creator of NUDE DESCENDING A STAIRCASE

Across

  1. NUBILE
  2. DECEASE
  3. DEN(D)RITE
  4. ESCAROLE
  5. SPENT
  6. STEREOS
  7. DIARY
  8. PIANO
  9. F(U)NGUS
  10. ELE(C)T
  11. DIANA
  12. START
  13. HEELS
  14. RETAIN
  15. PEED
  16. ESTOP
  17. MIRE
  18. ARM
  19. AVES
  20. MEAN
  21. C(H)ARD
  22. PLAT
  23. KEEN
  24. ROSE

Down

  1. NESTLE
  2. P(A)LTER
  3. DUDE
  4. EERIE
  5. HEMP
  6. BEDE
  7. SEATED
  8. (M)ALICE
  9. SPONDEE
  10. VALENCE
  11. SOIL
  12. SETA
  13. RAND
  14. FAST
  15. SKIRT
  16. INN
  17. ROMEO
  18. SAGA
  19. EPEE
  20. TRUST
  21. MANY
  22. STAIN
  23. RE(P)AIR
  24. CORNEA
  25. SPARE
Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in two hours, but he worked under a handicap. The grid got mangled in transmission, so for a while he thought he was dealing with the standard 11 by 11 kind. I'm surprised he managed to solve the puzzle as fast as he did in spite of the handicap, but nothing I've sent his way has ever thrown him. JdeC

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Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Daniel A. Sadoff – St. Paul, MN
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN
Matthew Field – London, UK
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Elizabeth & Keith Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Norman W. Davis – Englewood, NJ
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Caleb Lee – Boston, MA
Cathy Moran  – Studio City, CA
Manuel Esguerra – Minneapolis, MN
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Carolyn G. & Robert M.  Smith – Massena, NY
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Sue Roberts – Tucson, AZ
Eric von Lauder – Pittsburgh, PA
Lance Nathan – Somerville, MA
Stephen Williams – Holbrook, MA
Paul Noack – West Bloomfield, MI
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
William Lane – Falmouth, MA

Alphabetically
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Norman W. Davis – Englewood, NJ
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Manuel Esguerra – Minneapolis, MN
Elizabeth & Keith Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Matthew Field – London, UK
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
William Lane – Falmouth, MA
Eric von Lauder – Pittsburgh, PA
Caleb Lee – Boston, MA
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Cathy Moran  – Studio City, CA
Lance Nathan – Somerville, MA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Paul Noack – West Bloomfield, MI
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Sue Roberts – Tucson, AZ
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Daniel A. Sadoff – St. Paul, MN
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Carolyn G. & Robert M.  Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Stephen Williams – Holbrook, MA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN