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Solution to Guest Puzzle – August 2009 "Toss" by Arthur Schless

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
MBUGMETYLEP, which, when tossed, become MUMBLETYPEG

Across

  1. KNIFE
  2. TORUS
  3. RIDDLED
  4. GILT
  5. (M)INE
  6. BUL(B)OUS
  7. SUN-DRIED
  8. DAKOTA
  9. HET
  10. NEONATAL
  11. EXIT
  12. RIAL
  13. CHEAP
  14. NEFARIO(U)S
  15. EROSE
  16. (G)ORE
  17. (M)ANIFESTS
  18. ROAST
  19. GIDE
  20. ALIT
  21. TERN
  22. NUTRI(E)NT
  23. ALACK

Down

  1. KINDHEAR(T)ED
  2. UNDEREXPOSE
  3. TIDBIT
  4. INSTAR
  5. FLUENT
  6. E(Y)ES
  7. LIE
  8. ELDER
  9. FORINT
  10. DODO
  11. (L)IAR
  12. OTTO
  13. GUANA
  14. REATA
  15. RISK
  16. ALIAS
  17. ELUL
  18. SOT
  19. CONTRAST
  20. UTAH
  21. SIGN
  22. C(E)RIN
  23. (P)ALE
  24. EFINK

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

  1. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  2. Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
  3. Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
  4. Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
  5. Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
  6. Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI
  7. Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
  8. Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
  9. Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
  10. Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA


Darreby Ambler – Bath, ME
Dale Ashworth – San Francisco, CA
Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA
Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Norman W. Davis – Englewood, NJ
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Craig Harman – Alexandria, VA
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Doug Kouril – Arlington, VA
Robert Leavitt – Fredericton, NB, Canada
Allan Mayoff – San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Huw Powell – Lee, NH
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA