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Solution to Puzzle #94 - March 2009 "Animal Crackers"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) are the names of animals: DOG ANT HEN EEL OX CAT RAM / PIG APE RAT BOA BAT RAY ASS

Across

  1. EN(DOG)ENOUS
  2. APIARY
  3. RIDGE
  4. YUCCA
  5. SENATE
  6. STEEP
  7. PAGE(ANT)RY
  8. AT(HEN)S
  9. PHARISEE
  10. FETA
  11. FR(EEL)ANCE
  12. L(OX)
  13. ERATO
  14. SIFT
  15. LIABLE
  16. PERU
  17. LADLE
  18. EMILY
  19. SECRET
  20. PAROLE
  21. S(CAT)TER
  22. SAGO
  23. PISTOL
  24. T(RAM)PLE

Down

  1. E(PIG)RAPH
  2. FOP
  3. IRONY
  4. SPARSE
  5. LOPE
  6. REAR
  7. AIRY
  8. LINING
  9. INFUSE
  10. SODA
  11. ESC(APE)
  12. (RAT)TLES
  13. TUG(BOA)T
  14. RE(BAT)E
  15. LACTOSE
  16. EYELID
  17. RELAY
  18. SAFE
  19. ALERT
  20. PUTTER
  21. BET(RAY)
  22. SPICE
  23. STALE
  24. PALACE
  25. PATE
  26. M(ASS)AGE

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 50 minutes.

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

  1. Roy McLeese Washington, DC
  2. Dave Kaplan New City, NY
  3. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  4. Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
  5. Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
  6. Lewis Gee Poway, CA
  7. Keith and Elizabeth Falkner Sarasota, FL
  8. John Gliessman Seattle, WA
  9. Henry Cook Chicago, IL
  10. Mordy Rosen Berkeley, CA


Darreby Ambler – Bath, ME
Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Barbara Featherston – St. Louis, MO
Juan Carlos Fernandez – West Hollywood, CA
Matthew Field – London, UK
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Wayne Gooley – Forster NSW, Australia
Peter Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
George Griffin – Las Vegas, NV
Grace Janeshek – Lake Jackson, TX
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Doug Kouril – Arlington, VA
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Allan Mayoff – San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Andrew Oakes – Half Moon Bay, CA
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Charles Ray – North Potomac, MD
Stan Rehm – Madison, WI
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
John Stuelpnagel – Baltimore, MD
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI