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Solution to Guest Puzzle - June 2012 "Not A Clue" by Arthur Schless

The nine omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell SENSELESS, which is how three across and two down entries must appear, as shown by the colored words in square brakets.

 

Across

  1. [SMELL]ING SALTS
  2. SINNER
  3. ETERNAL
  4. AFRICA
  5. ME(S)A
  6. MATURE
  7. TRUNK
  8. S(E)NILE
  9. GRIST
  10. CANO(N)
  11. ONE
  12. AFTER[TASTE]
  13. PONCE
  14. UGLY
  15. RELY
  16. CEL
  17. CLEFT
  18. TACO
  19. (S)AUL
  20. ADORE
  21. YOUNG
  22. INDIA
  23. MARRIED
  24. DOS(E)
  25. [TOUCH]-ME-NOT

Down

  1. IN[SIGHT]FUL
  2. OCEAN (L)INER
  3. RENE
  4. LUGE
  5. GRIEG
  6. EUCLID
  7. SECT
  8. RAGLAN
  9. DATA
  10. RIFLED
  11. DOLE
  12. MUSTY
  13. FOIST
  14. RENTER
  15. TRAM
  16. SNAK(E)
  17. CRE(S)T
  18. E(S)ME
  19. SAMSA
  20. PLAY
  21. ANIL
  22. ANNOY
  23. CORONATION
  24. COURT [HEARING]

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

  1. Stephen Throop Grover, NC
  2. Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
  3. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  4. Itai Pines Portland, OR
  5. Donald R. Spaulding Los Altos, CA
  6. Steve Tice Great Falls, VA
  7. Joe Schrader Hillsboro, OR
  8. Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
  9. Harold Porosoff Scarsdale, NY
  10. Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL

William Alcorn Cleveland Heights, OH
Robert Brown Albuquerque, NM
Eric Chipman Boulder, CO
Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
Henry Cook Chicago, IL
Patricia Coppersmith Venice, FL
Joe Fendel Berkeley, CA
Matthew Field Hastings, England
Stan Francuz Somewhere in Australia
Warren Fraser Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Lewis Gee Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz Cedarhurst, NY
Kris Green Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Peter Green Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Steve Gunter Raleigh, NC
Richard Harrison Portland, OR
Jim Hartney Martinez, CA
Ralph Jones - Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones Worcester, NY
Natasha Julius Chicago, IL
Dave Kaplan New City, NY
Al Kahn Houston, TX
Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval NewYork, NY
Mike Lessie - Douglassvile, PA
D. Loeb West Chester, PA
Paul Lustig Lakewood, OH
Bob Mattson Smithtown, NY
Allan Mayoff San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Brian McCrady Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Jackie Miller Everett, MA
Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Philippines
Charlie Pritzlaff Silver Spring, MD
David L. Ratner Larkspur, CA
Arnold Reich Bronxville, NY
Joe Rogers Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
Mordy Rosen Berkeley, CA
Wayne Scott Jamaica Plain, MA
Callie and Bob Smith Massena, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani Indore, MP, India
Donald Stanley - Littleton, CO
Charlie Varon San Francisco, CA
Thomas Wilson South Williamsport, PA
Margaret Webster Medford, MA