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Solution to Puzzle #75 - August 2007 "Hanoi"

The letter i must be omitted from all words that contain it (as indicated  by parentheses in the list below). Ha! No i, all occurrences of that letter being subsumed in the i-shaped grid. The circle above the grid is then, of course, the dot over the i.

Across

  1. (I)SOGON
  2. PASTRAM(I)
  3. VERSAT(I)LE
  4. AG(I)LE
  5. DESTROY
  6. PULLEY
  7. GRAMMAR
  8. POULTRY
  9. BU(I)LDS
  10. RAD(I)O
  11. SLEEVE
  12. E(I)THER
  13. DARN
  14. AHAB
  15. FLUSHED
  16. RAMP
  17. EER(I)E
  18. SCUT
  19. BARRET
  20. GRAV(I)TY
  21. POWER
  22. EYEL(I)D

Down

  1. STAD(I)UM
  2. TR(I)V(I)AL
  3. MUGWORT
  4. ELM(I)RA
  5. ERUPT
  6. REGAL
  7. SLAY
  8. DEN(I)SE
  9. BAROMETER
  10. B(I)OTA
  11. HEAVEN
  12. VARY
  13. PUSH
  14. HERR
  15. TYPE
  16. GOGOL
  17. LEADER
  18. YEARLY
  19. RUDER
  20. BR(I)SE
  21. PL(I)SSE
  22. PALS(I)ED
  23. FACTO(I)D

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 60 minutes.

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

. 1. Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
. 2. Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
. 3. Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
. 4. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
. 5. Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
. 6. Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
. 7. Vicki Homer – Philadelphia, TN
. 8. Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
. 9. Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
.10. Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL

Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Matthew Field – London, UK
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Wayne Jones, – Worcester, NY
Douglas Kaiser – Deep Gap, NC
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
William Lane – Falmouth, MA
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Andrew Rosenberg – Brooklyn, NY
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI