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Solution to Puzzle #117 - February 2011 "Pogo"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US

 

Across

  1. WALT
  2. AL(W)AYS
  3. PAINT(E)R
  4. BLIG(H)T
  5. ENTICE
  6. RENO
  7. ORDEAL
  8. TATIAN(A)
  9. SERVE
  10. ANI
  11. OLI(V)ER
  12. COV(E)RT
  13. ANI(M)AL
  14. HATE
  15. S(E)ANCE
  16. DIOR
  17. ARE
  18. VARLE(T)
  19. GNARL
  20. AIDA
  21. AN(T)HEM
  22. C(H)ASTEN
  23. TATTL(E)
  24. OPIAT(E)
  25. KELLY

Down

  1. WI(N)TER
  2. CARAM(E)L
  3. (M)ANIA
  4. VOTAR(Y)
  5. COLT
  6. CLEVER
  7. LAP
  8. TRE(A)T
  9. ARSE
  10. ASIA
  11. BRANTA
  12. VITAL
  13. LE(N)T
  14. (D)IANA
  15. DETAIN
  16. ION
  17. CRANKY
  18. GOALIE
  19. LAT(H)E
  20. (E)STONIA
  21. DEN(I)AL
  22. PER SE
  23. (S)LIGHT
  24. LA(U)NDER
  25. HONE(S)TY

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 50 minutes.

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

  1. Stephen Throop – Grover, NC
  2. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  3. Mark Navarrete – Quezon City, the Philippines
  4. Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
  5. Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
  6. Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
  7. Stan Francuz – Somewhere in Australia
  8. Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
  9. Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
  10. Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY

Dale Ashworth – San Francisco, CA
Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Patricia Coppersmith – Venice, FL
Elaine Cullinan – Valencia, PA
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Bennington, VT
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Joe Fendel – Berkeley, CA
Matthew Field – London, UK
William Flis – Philadelphia, PA
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Yohma Gray – Evanston, IL
Steve Gunter – Raleigh, NC
Craig Harman – Alexandria, VA
Richard Harrison – Portland, OR
Gιrald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ralph Jones – Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Doug Kouril – Arlington, VA
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Bob Mattson – Smithtown, NY
Jackie Miller – Everett, MA
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Huw Powell – Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Arnold Reich – Bronxville, NY
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Carl Winstead – Galloway, OH
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI