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Solution to Puzzle #99 - August 2009 "Surfing"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
THE WORLD WIDE WEB

Across

  1. FOS(T)ER
  2. APPLE
  3. P(H)ONE
  4. FETA
  5. NATURAL
  6. (E)AGER
  7. ATONAL
  8. (W)OMAN
  9. AMONG
  10. RAM
  11. S(O)LE
  12. DEMAND
  13. TAPERED
  14. DUTCH
  15. LIMOS
  16. WAST(R)EL
  17. ADAPT
  18. ENTIRE
  19. TENURE
  20. CEMETERY
  21. RAVE(L)
  22. REMEDY
  23. REMIN(D)ER

Down

  1. FOR(W)ARD
  2. FOR(W)ARD
  3. CEREMON(I)AL
  4. ATHLETE
  5. SEL(D)OM
  6. ALATE
  7. DEFAM(E)
  8. SPIDERY
  9. REGALE
  10. MANY
  11. RATE
  12. NERO
  13. PURE
  14. PARADES
  15. TRAMP
  16. NAMED
  17. WEEVIL
  18. ATOM
  19. DANCE
  20. NE(W)TON
  21. AUSTERE
  22. PUNG(E)NT
  23. TIM(B)ER

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 40 minutes.

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

  1. Steve Tice Great Falls, VA
  2. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  3. Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
  4. Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
  5. Robert Brown Albuquerque, NM
  6. Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY
  7. Arnold Reich Bronxville, NY
  8. Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
  9. Edward Gee Richmond, VA
  10. Kris Green Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Darreby Ambler – Bath, ME
Dale Ashworth – San Francisco, CA
Albin Avgher – Freetown, Sierra Leone
Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA
Barry Brandes – Purdys, NY
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Patricia Coppersmith – Venice, FL
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Norman W. Davis – Englewood, NJ
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Barbara Featherston – St. Louis, MO
Juan Carlos Fernandez – West Hollywood, CA
Matthew Field – London, UK
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
John Gliessman – Seattle, WA
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Wayne Gooley – Forster NSW, Australia
Yohma Gray – Evanston, IL
Craig Harman – Alexandria, VA
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Grace Janeshek – Lake Jackson, TX
Ralph Jones – Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Steve Kinsky – Denver, CO
Doug Kouril – Arlington, VA
Robert Leavitt – Fredericton, NB, Canada
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Allan Mayoff – San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Andrew Oakes – Half Moon Bay, CA
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Ron Osher – Stamford, CT
Huw Powell – Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
Stan Rehm – Madison, WI
Sue Roberts – Tucson, AZ
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
John Stuelpnagel – Baltimore, MD
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Korina and Michael Tueller – Phoenix, AZ
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Stephen Williams – Holbrook, MA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI