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Solution to Puzzle #82 - March 2008 "Exclusive"

The excluded letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
SIDE THE BOX THINKING OUT
and appear outside the grid, as shown above.

Across

  1. OONA
  2. INWARD
  3. (S)ILK
  4. CLEAT
  5. AG(I)LE
  6. CROSS-EYE(D)
  7. ECHO
  8. HITS
  9. GO(E)R
  10. RAPINE
  11. PAN(T)HER
  12. TAG
  13. DOUC(H)E
  14. EMOTE
  15. RUSH(E)R
  16. DEPUTES
  17. SA(B)OT
  18. RESALE
  19. BL(O)WHARD
  20. FEFLE(X)

Down

  1. (T)OILER
  2. HERO
  3. W(H)OLE
  4. CREED
  5. TH(I)NK
  6. CHARMER
  7. A(N)A
  8. CROP
  9. TOPER
  10. (K)ILO
  11. HIATUS
  12. D(I)NE
  13. SINGE
  14. TAR(N)
  15. WASTED
  16. RELE(G)ATE
  17. SPOUSE
  18. F(O)RAY
  19. GAUSS
  20. BL(U)DGEON
  21. CHALE(T)

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 35 minutes.

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

  1. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  2. Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
  3. Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
  4. Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
  5. Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
  6. Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
  7. Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI
  8. Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
  9. Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
  10. Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY


Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Peggy Bedell – Northampton, MA
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Ed Binkowski – New York, NY
Barry Brandes – Purdys, NY
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Patricia Coppersmith – Venice, FL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Matthew Field – London, UK
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ralph Jones – Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Robert Leavitt – Fredericton, NB, Canada
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Thomas Miller – Hollywood, CA
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
John Reid – Orchard Park, NY
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Andrew Rosenberg – Brooklyn, NY
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Denver, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA