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Solution to Guest Puzzle – April 2010 "Olla Podrida" by Arthur Schless

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
STEWED TRIPES

Across

  1. STRIPE
  2. EA(S)T
  3. APPAREL
  4. SCHOLAR
  5. NOSE GUARD
  6. RICE
  7. TEAL
  8. BRIE
  9. TENON
  10. MISER
  11. DEITY
  12. READY
  13. GERM
  14. GA(T)E
  15. GRACES
  16. EPEE
  17. FU(E)L
  18. LOOP
  19. SO(W)N
  20. RUL(E)
  21. YEN
  22. IRIS
  23. DODGE
  24. COG
  25. (D)ISEASE
  26. PRIEST

Down

  1. SPRITE
  2. RESISTANCE
  3. IMPOS(T)ER
  4. ROENTGEN
  5. CA(R)IES
  6. TOY
  7. AERO
  8. SPLEEN
  9. REFUGEES
  10. GAME
  11. GU(I)LD
  12. PECULIARLY
  13. O(P)RAH
  14. ABS
  15. DAL(E)
  16. EDITOR
  17. REY
  18. CONGEAL
  19. DIRGE
  20. OI(S)E
  21. SPARED
  22. ESPRIT

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

  1. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  2. Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
  3. George Griffin – Las Vegas, NV
  4. Al Damm – Marshall, WI
  5. Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
  6. Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI
  7. Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
  8. Elizabeth and Keith Falkner – Sarasota, FL
  9. Mark Navarrete – Quezon City, the Philippines
  10. Lewis Gee – Poway, CA

Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
John Gliessman – Seattle, WA
Wayne Jones  – Worcester, NY
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
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Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO