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Solution to Puzzle #116 - January 2011 "Elementary"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
CONAN DOYLE

 

Across

  1. SHERLOCK
  2. TOWHEE
  3. PANA(C)EA
  4. RAIL
  5. VITAL
  6. FL(O)AT
  7. RIOTER
  8. FUEL
  9. SEXTA(N)T
  10. (A)MISS
  11. RODE
  12. ENRAGE
  13. TENON
  14. DOYEN
  15. DETECT
  16. BOOR
  17. TERATIO(N)
  18. NURSE
  19. PIVOT
  20. ZETA
  21. CLEVER
  22. LESS
  23. HOLMES

Down

  1. SHIRE
  2. DOCTOR
  3. HELIX
  4. ENTITLE
  5. (D)EVOTED
  6. B(O)OZER
  7. PITA
  8. NO ONE
  9. SLATE
  10. TRYOUT
  11. SONAR
  12. MA(Y)ER
  13. RAH
  14. CALF
  15. IGNIS
  16. COKE
  17. FUSED
  18. TELLTALE
  19. STEEP(L)E
  20. MORAL
  21. RETRI(E)VE
  22. WATSON
  23. EAVES

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 35 minutes.

January 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. Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
  4. Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY
  5. Peter Green Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  6. Keith and Elizabeth Falkner Sarasota, FL
  7. Henry Cook Chicago, IL
  8. Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
  9. Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
  10. Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA

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