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Solution to Puzzle #54 - November 2005 "Clippings"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell CUTTING CORNERS.
The four corner letters––G O N E––which don't appear in the grid, are in red.

Across

  1. GARLI(C)
  2. PARASOL
  3. LET(U)P
  4. (T)ANGLE
  5. RATCHE(T)
  6. STEED
  7. ANALYST
  8. ESTATE
  9. MA(I)DEN
  10. DARTED
  11. PIETA
  12. SLEPT
  13. RAM
  14. FATAL
  15. CURATE
  16. THUG
  17. ELLA
  18. TERRA
  19. REGION
  20. INFER
  21. EVENI(N)G
  22. NOISE
  23. REVEN(G)E

Down

  1. GLAN(C)ED
  2. RATI(O)NAL
  3. TAMPA
  4. TENO(R)
  5. RECLAIMER
  6. FILTHY
  7. DEFT
  8. RESI(N)
  9. PESETA
  10. HARE
  11. PAST
  12. NATURE
  13. RANTED
  14. SAGE
  15. VERGES
  16. ALLEGE
  17. VALET
  18. RECLINE
  19. SEDAT(E)
  20. PU(R)LOIN
  21. ORATE
  22. (S)TRANGE
Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 40 minutes.

Chronologically (November)
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Caleb Lee – Boston, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
S. Venkatraghavan – Mumbai, India
Matthew Field – London, UK
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Thomas Miller – Hollywood, CA
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Cathy Moran – Studio City, CA
Robert A. Haut – Los Angeles, CA
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Elizabeth and Keith Falkner – Sarasota, FL
William Romaine – Irvington, New York
William Lane – Falmouth, MA
Brian Fletcher – Rochester, NY
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Carolyn Fox – Midland, MI
Yohma Gray – Evanston, IL
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA

Alphabetically
Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
Geoff Bailey – Sydney, Australia
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Elizabeth and Keith Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Matthew Field – London, UK
Brian Fletcher – Rochester, NY
Carolyn Fox – Midland, MI
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Yohma Gray – Evanston, IL
Tony Greanias – Saginaw, MI
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Robert A. Haut – Los Angeles, CA
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
William Lane – Falmouth, MA
Caleb Lee – Boston, MA
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Thomas Miller – Hollywood, CA
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Cathy Moran – Studio City, CA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Bob Petitto – Carol Stream, IL
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
William Romaine – Irvington, New York
Al Sanders – Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
S. Venkatraghavan – Mumbai, India
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Elaine Woontner – Marion, IN