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Solution to Puzzle #40 - September 2004 "Soliloquy"

The mystery entries are TO BE OR NOT TO and BE THAT IS THE, and the dropped letters, in parentheses in the list below, spell QUESTION

 

Across

  1. TO BE OR NOT TO
  2. E(Q)UERRY
  3. S(U)NDERS
  4. GLEE
  5. FIBER
  6. TARA
  7. R(E)VILE
  8. PEAT
  9. ASSURE
  10. FIDGET
  11. THEM
  12. BOCCE
  13. CAROL
  14. AORTA
  15. MAJOR
  16. ALLEGRO
  17. RECEPTACLE
  18. LIZARD
  19. (S)OLOIST
  20. BE THAT IS THE

Down

  1. TES(T)ATE
  2. CARIBOU
  3. GRATA
  4. JEZEBEL
  5. ASTRO
  6. CATERER
  7. SHORE
  8. RHO
  9. REVUE
  10. LAP(I)DARY
  11. FIRM
  12. ALTO
  13. T(O)NSIL
  14. EBOLA
  15. LION
  16. BEFORE
  17. COST
  18. DEPICT
  19. GLITTERED
  20. CARE
  21. SHORTAGE
  22. MOLTE(N)
Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 55 minutes.

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Alphabetically
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Bob Colonna – Providence, RI
Jon Delfin – New York, NY
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Herb Fish – Napa, CA
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Peter Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Douglas Hamilton – CA
Vicki Homer – Philadelphia, TN
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Eric von Lauder – Pittsburgh, PA
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Lindy Meadows – Windermere Valley, BC, Canada
Thomas Miller – San Diego, CA
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Stephen Ness – San Francisco, CA
Paul Noack – West Bloomfield, MI
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Roger Phillips – London, UK
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Robert M. and Carolyn G. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN