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Solution to Puzzle #69 - February 2007 "Lighten Up"

As the mystery words suggest, the letter sequences TCH , ISE , VEL , and BLE must be omitted from those words that contain them, as shown by parentheses in the list below.

Across

  1. NOTCH
  2. IDYLL
  3. COMET
  4. EN(VEL)OPE
  5. LAVE
  6. EGRET
  7. ANOLE
  8. GLIB
  9. RENEW
  10. PLAN
  11. FESS
  12. GREED
  13. SATAN
  14. AVON
  15. LOUVER
  16. ALIT
  17. INURED
  18. SLICE
  19. GOSPEL
  20. TIME
  21. AMBER
  22. DURA(BLE)
  23. OSWALD
  24. SITAR
  25. NOISE

Down

  1. NOVEL
  2. DOUSED
  3. OMEGA
  4. SURPR(ISE)
  5. STEEL
  6. NAVE
  7. EDICT
  8. GIFTED
  9. LUTHER
  10. BEAR
  11. STRAINER
  12. SNA(TCH)
  13. LIAR
  14. DOTES
  15. ALIMONY
  16. PANG
  17. VICE
  18. SOLE
  19. NERO
  20. TEA
  21. WILLOW
  22. ENIGMA
  23. SCALPEL
  24. NOBLE

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 40 minutes.

Chronologically (February)
Robert M. & Carolyn G. Smith – Massena, NY
Thomas Miller – Hollywood, CA
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Elizabeth and Keith Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Brian Fletcher – Rochester, NY
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Douglas Kaiser – Deep Gap, NC
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Andrew Rosenberg – Brooklyn, NY
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Chris McManus – Silver Spring, MD
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ

Alphabetically
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Elizabeth and Keith Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
Brian Fletcher – Rochester, NY
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Douglas Kaiser – Deep Gap, NC
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Chris McManus – Silver Spring, MD
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Thomas Miller – Hollywood, CA
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Andrew Rosenberg – Brooklyn, NY
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Robert M. & Carolyn G. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI