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Solution to Puzzle #36 - May 2004 "Safety First "

The two hidden words in the grid, RAILROAD CROSSING , are shown in red above. Letters that must be omitted from certain words before they will fit in the grid are shown in parentheses in the list below. They spell  STOP   LOOK   LISTEN

Across

  1. AB(S)ENT
  2. I(T)ERATES
  3. LICENSED
  4. OGEE
  5. COLT
  6. HARROW
  7. MIR(O)
  8. PEO(P)LE
  9. CARAT
  10. SORRE(L)
  11. NATAL
  12. FALSE
  13. MANEGE
  14. RILES
  15. PLEAT
  16. WARE
  17. SWIG
  18. STARCH
  19. NEAR
  20. NOUGAT
  21. ORI(O)LE
  22. AG(O)RA
  23. POSE
  24. NESTLE

Down

  1. AS(K)EW
  2. RAGTAG
  3. ABLE
  4. MALE
  5. WRAP
  6. E(L)ICIT
  7. FRACT(I)ON
  8. CORSAIR
  9. HOSTEL
  10. POLLEN
  11. RE(S)IN
  12. TERSE
  13. SEINE
  14. SHORE
  15. SWALE
  16. REAL
  17. EMPIRES
  18. ADRENAL
  19. GNAT
  20. TOR(T)
  21. CANES
  22. OGLE
  23. GOAT(E)E
  24. (N)ATURE
Kevin Wald's soloving time: 85 minutes
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Vicki Homer – Philadelphia, TN
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
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Norman W. Davis – Englewood, NJ
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Charlie Jacobsen – Walnut Creek, CA
Joe Schrader – Melba ACT, Australia
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Ed Mehling – Phoenix, AZ
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Matthew Field – Nassau, NY
Robert M. & Carolyn G. Smith – Massena, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Carolyn Fox – Midland, MI
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Alphabetically
Judy Adamski – Jenison, Michigan
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Debbie Carter – Auburn, NY
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Charlie Jacobsen – Walnut Creek, CA
Dorothy Juhlin – Hillsborough, NC
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Ed Mehling – Phoenix, AZ
Thomas Miller – San Diego, CA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Roger Phillips – London, UK
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Carolyn G. Sm ith – Massena, NY
Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC