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Solution to Puzzle #132 - May 2012 "Fairy Tale"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

 

Across

  1. PULCHRITUDE
  2. AR(B)OR
  3. OUST
  4. PASTA
  5. DIRT
  6. METTLE
  7. LYMPH
  8. CR(E)ATOR)
  9. SHEA
  10. LIB(A)TION
  11. CORNY
  12. REAR
  13. P(U)RINE
  14. ARCANE
  15. SEN(T)ENCE
  16. FUSSY
  17. TAYA
  18. (Y)ES
  19. (A)LATE
  20. SEMBLA(N)(CE
  21. BA(D)GE
  22. MEGATHERIUM

Down

  1. PA(T)TERN
  2. RETE
  3. MURALS
  4. C(H)INA
  5. MELODY
  6. HONEY
  7. B(E)G
  8. CRIME
  9. RENAL
  10. A(B)HOR
  11. PANACEA
  12. TRUTH
  13. LYRE
  14. SCHISM
  15. CIRC(E)
  16. FLEET
  17. TE(A)R
  18. BEAU
  19. ABRUPT
  20. (S)ATAN
  21. STAID
  22. ATTIRE
  23. SEGUE
  24. SLOOP
  25. SYS(T)EM

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 40 minutes.

 

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

  1. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  2. Stephen Throop – Grover, NC
  3. Arnold Reich – Bronxville, NY
  4. Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
  5. Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
  6. Donald R. Spaulding – Los Altos, CA
  7. Stan Francuz – Somewhere in Australia
  8. Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
  9. Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
  10. George Griffin – Las Vegas, NV

William Alcorn – Cleveland Heights, OH
Dale Ashworth – San Francisco, CA
Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Kevin Cadmus – Columbus, OH
Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Eric Chipman – Boulder, CO
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Bennington, VT
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Barbara Featherston – St. Louis, MO
Joe Fendel – Berkeley, CA
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Steve Gunter – Raleigh, NC
Craig Harman – Washington, DC
Richard Harrison – Portland, OR
Gιrald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ken Johnson – Springfield, MO
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Natasha Julius – Chicago, IL
Al Kahn – Houston, TX
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
D. Loeb – West Chester, PA
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Carol Marsh – Washington, DC
Bob Mattson – Smithtown, NY
Allan Mayoff – San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Brian McCrady – Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Jackie Miller – Everett, MA
Mark Navarrete – Quezon City, the Philippines
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Itai Pines – Portland, OR
Tom Polokonis – St Louis, MO
Harold Porosol – Scarsdale, NY
Huw Powell – Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Jim Robins – Richmond, VA
Joe Rogers – Old Greenwich, CT
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Wayne Scott – Jamaica Plain, MA
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Callie and Bob Smith – Massena, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani – Indore, MP, India
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Bob Thiman – Portland, OR
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI