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Solution to Puzzle #34 - March 2004 "Fair Play"

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The nine letters that must be omitted from answer words are in parentheses in the list below. They spell TURNABOUT, suggesting that all words in the grid must be turned around; that is, across words entered backwards and down words upside down, as above.

Across

  1. TACI(T)URN
  2. SERVILE
  3. ADAM
  4. STEALTH
  5. PUCE
  6. STRONG
  7. SINE
  8. PANE
  9. ARENA
  10. IDOL
  11. SPLICED
  12. MUNDANE
  13. R(U)STLE
  14. BARB
  15. ICARUS
  16. SALMON
  17. CH(R)OMATIN
  18. PRICK
  19. LOCATE
  20. ARSENIC
  21. SATUR(N)INE

Down

  1. INTERN
  2. (A)SPIRE
  3. ESTER
  4. TALL
  5. PRESSURE
  6. TACT
  7. ANEMIA
  8. AMISS
  9. ACE
  10. RELIC
  11. CON
  12. SUDAN
  13. HOBNO(B)
  14. PATIO
  15. C(O)MRADE
  16. HERL
  17. LADING
  18. LUCK
  19. AB(U)NDANT
  20. POLITIC
  21. ISSUE
  22. CARAVAN
  23. S(T)ERNUM
Chronologically (March)
Judy Adamski - Jenison, Michigan
Roger Phillips - London, United Kingdom
Stan Kurzban - Chappaqua, New York
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Charlie Jacobsen - Walnut Creek, California
Geoff Bailey - Sydney, Australia
Tony Greanias - Saginaw, Michigan
Elaine Woontner - Marion, Indiana
Max Goodman - Chicago, IL
Charlene Coates - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Mary Lyndal Nyberg - Manhattan, Kansas
Stan Francuz - Forster NSW, Australia
Thomas O'Neill - Staunton, VA
Priscilla Olson - Framingham, Massachusetts
Arnold Reich - Bronxville, NY
Ed Stejskal - Raleigh, North Carolina
Stephen Ness - San Francisco, California
Mike Lessie - Douglassvile, PA
Roy McLeese - Washington, DC
Patrick D. Phillips - Bainbridge Island, WA
Ed Mehling - Phoenix, AZ
Arthur Schless - Unionville, PA
Robert Brown - Albuquerque, NM
Dwight Freund - Sacramento, CA
Jonathan Belsky - St Louis, Missouri
Matthew Field - Nassau, NY
Joyce Friedman - Cambridge, MA
Kris Green - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vicki Homer
Debbie Carter - Auburn, NY
William I. Johnston - Watertown, MA
Jim McNally - Shortsville, NY
Paul Noack - West Bloomfield, MI
Judith Bagai - Portland, OR
Carolyn G. Smith - Massena, NY
Robert M. Smith - Massena, NY
Carolyn Fox - Midland, MI
Dorothy Juhlin - Hillsborough, NC
Joe Schrader - Melba ACT, Australia
Daniel J. Milton - Vienna, VA
Donald W. Scott - Heeney, CO
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, PA
Thomas Miller - San Diego, CA
Alphabetically
Judy Adamski - Jenison, Michigan
Judith Bagai - Portland, OR
Geoff Bailey - Sydney, Australia
Jonathan Belsky - St Louis, Missouri
Robert Brown - Albuquerque, NM
Debbie Carter - Auburn, NY
Charlene Coates - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Matthew Field - Nassau, NY
Carolyn Fox - Midland, MI
Stan Francuz - Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund - Sacramento, CA
Joyce Friedman - Cambridge, MA
Max Goodman - Chicago, IL
Tony Greanias - Saginaw, Michigan
Kris Green - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vicki Homer
Charlie Jacobsen - Walnut Creek, California
William I. Johnston - Watertown, MA
Dorothy Juhlin - Hillsborough, NC
Stan Kurzban - Chappaqua, New York
Mike Lessie - Douglassvile, PA
Roy McLeese - Washington, DC
Jim McNally - Shortsville, NY
Ed Mehling - Phoenix, AZ
Thomas Miller - San Diego, CA
Daniel J. Milton - Vienna, VA
Stephen Ness - San Francisco, California
Paul Noack - West Bloomfield, MI
Mary Lyndal Nyberg - Manhattan, Kansas
Priscilla Olson - Framingham, Massachusetts
Thomas O'Neill - Staunton, VA
Patrick D. Phillips - Bainbridge Island, WA
Roger Phillips - London, United Kingdom
Arnold Reich - Bronxville, NY
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Arthur Schless - Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader - Melba ACT, Australia
Donald W. Scott - Heeney, CO
Carolyn G. Smith - Massena, NY
Robert M. Smith - Massena, NY
Ed Stejskal - Raleigh, North Carolina
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, PA
Elaine Woontner - Marion, Indiana