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Solution to Puzzle #111 - August 2010 "Don't Miss a Trick"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
CONTRACT BRIDGE

 

Across

  1. SPADE
  2. DO(C)ENT
  3. C(O)LOR
  4. ENSNARE
  5. LATINO
  6. MARE
  7. PUNT
  8. SEDER
  9. GLIB
  10. DO(N)A
  11. RETOR(T)
  12. AEGIS
  13. NO TRUMP
  14. TRACE
  15. NOISE
  16. SHAMAN
  17. ARCADE
  18. IDOL
  19. TREBLE
  20. SHINER
  21. A(R)RAS
  22. (A)PPEND
  23. PI(C)TOR
  24. HEART

Down

  1. SLAN(T)
  2. DIAMOND
  3. POTTO
  4. SCALE
  5. PARIS
  6. ANENT
  7. (B)RIDE
  8. NERO
  9. NA(R)RATE
  10. NODE
  11. TORE
  12. RODS
  13. METRIC
  14. BARON
  15. AROUSAL
  16. SHEAR
  17. GR(I)ME
  18. DEPEN(D)
  19. RELAPSE
  20. SPATE
  21. PIET
  22. HI(G)HER
  23. CLUB
  24. GRADI(E)NT

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 30 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. Darreby Ambler Bath, ME
  3. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  4. Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
  5. Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Philippines
  6. Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
  7. Henry Cook Chicago, IL
  8. Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
  9. Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY
  10. Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA

Al Backiel Ridgewood, NJ
Robert Brown Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL
Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
Patricia Coppersmith Venice, FL
Al Damm Marshall, WI
Norman W. Davis Englewood, NJ
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner Sarasota, FL
Barbara Featherston St. Louis, MO
Stan Francuz Somewhere in Australia
Warren Fraser Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Edward Gee Richmond, VA
Lewis Gee Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz Cedarhurst, NY
Craig Harman Alexandria, VA
Grace Janeshek Lake Jackson, TX
Ralph Jones Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones Worcester, NY
Dave Kaplan New City, NY
Steve Kinsky Denver, CO
Eric von Lauder Pittsburgh, PA
Richard Letourneau Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig Lakewood, OH
Carol Marsh Greensboro, NC
Allan Mayoff San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson Framingham, MA
Huw Powell Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff Silver Spring, MD
Charles Ray Harare, Zimbabwe
Joe Rogers Old Greenwich, CT
Mordy Rosen Berkeley, CA
Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless Unionville, PA
Dexter Senft Bedford, NY
Callie and Bob Smith Massena, NY
Donald Stanley Littleton, CO
Stephen Throop Grover, NC
Steve Tice Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld Crownsville, MD
Margaret Webster Medford, MA
Jay Winter Farmington Hills, MI