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Solution to Puzzle #30--November 2003 "At Sixes and Sevens"

solution grid

In the list below, parentheses around a letter mean that it must be omitted before the word will fit in the grid. The nine omitted letters spell SCRAMBLED, which is how the letters of down words (all either six or seven letters long) must be treated before they can be entered in the grid, as shown above.

Across

  1. GE(S)TURE
  2. FEDORA
  3. VIS(C)ERA
  4. T(R)OUBLE
  5. UNLESS
  6. CHARLAT(A)N
  7. SUDDEN
  8. PER(M)IT
  9. DEFEND
  10. ENNUI
  11. CAR(B)INE
  12. PAISLEY
  13. BLISS
  14. B(L)EAT
  15. UMBER
  16. IMAGO
  17. SCOLDS
  18. MISO
  19. D(E)TONATE
  20. TORQUE
  21. MO(D)ESTY

Down

  1. GALRPEP GRAPPLE
  2. SMIOEV MOVIES
  3. ELENAB ENABLE
  4. ASRTIUA AUSTRIA
  5. RNIEGO REGION
  6. QUSNTI SQUINT
  7. USAODUR ARDUOUS
  8. ELNTIL LENTIL
  9. TSTEER STREET
  10. ESDCEUC SUCCEED
  11. OMFASU FAMOUS
  12. EAYMON YEOMAN
  13. OETSDFR DEFROST
  14. BBLAED DABBLE
  15. OCDEIL DOCILE
  16. EDTSOUH SHOUTED
  17. ENNIRS SINNER
  18. ETRBAN BANTER
  19. DESIMTY STYMIED


Chronologically
Dwight Freund - Sacramento, California
Judy Adamski - Jenison, Michigan
Rick Kasten - Alexandria, Virginia
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Stan Kurzban - Chappaqua, New York
Norman Davis - Englewood, New Jersey
Charlene Coates - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Becky Swann - Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Debbie Carter - Auburn, New York
Mary Lyndal Nyberg - Manhattan, Kansas
Max Good - Chicago, Illinois
Jon Delfin - New York, New York
Joe Schrader - Melba ACT, Australia
Ed Stejskal - Raleigh, North Carolina
Mike Lessie - Douglassvile, Pennsylvania
Geoff Bailey - Sydney, Australia
Jim McNally - Shortsville, New York
Arthur Schless - Unionville, Pennsylvania
Matt Field - Nassau, New York
Tony Greanias - Saginaw, Michigan
Michal C. Moetell - Washington, DC
Elaine Woontner - Marion, Indiana
Stan Francuz - Forster NSW, Australia
Roger Phillips - London, United Kingdom
Carol Marsh - Greensboro, North Carolina
Jonathan Belsky - St Louis, Missouri
David Durfee - Petersburgh, New York
Priscilla Olson - Framingham, Massachusetts
Robert Leavitt - Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Charlie Jacobsen - Walnut Creek, California
Judith Bagai - Portland, Oregon
Dick Plotz - Providence, Rhode Island
William Lane - Falmouth, Massachusetts
Robert M. Smith - Massena, New York
Kiki Neely - Waban, Massachusetts
Wayne Scott - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Rebecca Jordan - Arlington, Massachusetts
Dan Milton - Virginia
John Miller - Chesterfield, Virginia
Patrick Phillips - Bainbridge Island, Washington
Stephen Ness - San Francisco, California
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
William I. Johnston - Watertown, Massachusetts
Steve Tice - Great Falls, Virginia
Eliot Kieval - New York, New York
Mark Manasse - San Francisco, California

Alphabetically
Judy Adamski - Jenison, Michigan
Judith Bagai - Portland, Oregon
Geoff Bailey - Sydney, Australia
Jonathan Belsky - St Louis, Missouri
Debbie Carter - Auburn, New York
Charlene Coates - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Norman Davis - Englewood, New Jersey
Jon Delfin - New York, New York
David Durfee - Petersburgh, New York
Matt Field - Nassau, New York
Stan Francuz - Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund - Sacramento, California
Max Good - Chicago, Illinois
Tony Greanias - Saginaw, Michigan
Charlie Jacobsen - Walnut Creek, California
William I. Johnston - Watertown, Massachusetts
Rebecca Jordan - Arlington, Massachusetts
Rick Kasten - Alexandria, Virginia
Eliot Kieval - New York, New York
Stan Kurzban - Chappaqua, New York
William Lane - Falmouth, Massachusetts
Robert Leavitt - Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Mike Lessie - Douglassvile, Pennsylvania
Mark Manasse - San Francisco, California
Carol Marsh - Greensboro, North Carolina
Jim McNally - Shortsville, New York
John Miller - Chesterfield, Virginia
Dan Milton - Virginia
Michal C. Moetell - Washington, DC
Kiki Neely - Waban, Massachusetts
Stephen Ness - San Francisco, California
Mary Lyndal Nyberg - Manhattan, Kansas
Priscilla Olson - Framingham, Massachusetts
Patrick Phillips - Bainbridge Island, Washington
Roger Phillips - London, United Kingdom
Dick Plotz - Providence, Rhode Island
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Arthur Schless - Unionville, Pennsylvania
Joe Schrader - Melba ACT, Australia
Wayne Scott - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Robert M. Smith - Massena, New York
Ed Stejskal - Raleigh, North Carolina
Becky Swann - Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Steve Tice - Great Falls, Virginia
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Elaine Woontner - Marion, Indiana