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Solution to Guest Puzzle – April 2011 "You Don't Say" by Arthur Schless

The omitted letters (in paerntheses in the list below) spell
MOST ANNOYING WORD

Across

  1. WHATEVER
  2. POE(M)
  3. IC(O)NIC
  4. ENGINE
  5. SLINK
  6. BASTE
  7. CHESS
  8. BAD
  9. CARRY ON
  10. MACARONI
  11. WRAITH
  12. NODE
  13. SADI(S)T
  14. HAS
  15. DEEP
  16. SAL(T)
  17. HECTOGR(A)M
  18. HIROSHIMA
  19. DEVIANT
  20. E(N)RAGE
  21. TER(N)
  22. M(O)DAL
  23. GRACE

Down

  1. WISHY-WASH(Y)
  2. VEH(I)CLE
  3. ORDAI(N)
  4. IRANI
  5. SNAIL
  6. (G)RAM
  7. TINSMITH
  8. ON DECK
  9. BATHE
  10. STAVE
  11. BACH
  12. ACHE
  13. LENA
  14. DA(W)N
  15. STIR
  16. GR(O)G
  17. SCROD
  18. OMAR
  19. PITA
  20. ODE
  21. GAGA
  22. ONER
  23. NE'ER
  24. DEC(R)EE
  25. CRISP
  26. METE(D)

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

  1. Mark Navarrete - Quezon City, the Philippines
  2. Stan Francuz - Somewhere in Australia
  3. Dale Ashworth - San Francisco, CA
  4. Judy Adamski - Jenison, MI
  5. Rick Kasten - Alexandria, VA
  6. Dave Kaplan - New City, NY
  7. Henry Cook - Chicago, IL
  8. Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. - Scarsdale, NY
  9. Al Sanders - Fort Collins, CO
  10. Cathy Childs - Pompano Beach, FL

Al Backiel - Ridgewood, NJ
Jim Christenson - Port Townsend, WA
Al Damm - Marshall, WI
Matthew Field - London, UK
William Flis - Philadelphia, PA
Warren Fraser - Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Lewis Gee - Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz - Cedarhurst, NY
Steve Gunter - Raleigh, NC
Richard Harrison - Portland, OR
Eliot Kieval - NewYork, NY
Steve Kinsky - Denver, CO
Mike Lessie - Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau - Bonita Springs, FL
D. Loeb - West Chester, PA
Paul Lustig - Lakewood, OH
Bob Mattson - Smithtown, NY
Jackie Miller - Everett, MA
Daniel J. Milton - Vienna, VA
Itai Pines - Portland, OR
Huw Powell - Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff - Silver Spring, MD
Arnold Reich - Bronxville, NY
Ned Robert - Los Gatos, CA
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, MA
Mordy Rosen - Berkeley, CA
Dexter Senft - Bedford, NY
Callie and Bob Smith - Massena, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani - Indore, MP, India
Donald Stanley - Littleton, CO
John Stuelpnagel - Baltimore, MD
Stephen Throop - Grover, NC
Steve Tice - Great Falls, VA
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter - Farmington Hills, MI