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Solution to Puzzle #114 - November 2010 "Moonshine"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
BATHTUB GIN

 

Across

  1. PU(B)LISH
  2. FUME
  3. CORONA
  4. EURO
  5. GESSO
  6. AG(A)TE
  7. SAGO
  8. TUSH
  9. (T)EASEL
  10. SPREE
  11. LIMP
  12. BASTE
  13. CRUMB
  14. RANA
  15. C(H)ERI
  16. SPLIT
  17. EVIDENT
  18. FETTLE
  19. TEASER
  20. DELI
  21. VENTER
  22. ERSE
  23. TORPEDO
  24. SECRE(T)IN

Down

  1. POST(U)RE
  2. EDEN
  3. PURSUE
  4. CREATE
  5. LOOSE
  6. RINSE
  7. DINAH
  8. (B)LUSTER
  9. OSAGE
  10. IMP
  11. FRESHET
  12. AMBLED
  13. REFU(G)E
  14. SPRITES
  15. CURSE
  16. BATTLER
  17. MOA
  18. LANE
  19. LITE
  20. EGGS
  21. SAVE
  22. VOICE
  23. OPT(I)C
  24. I(N)TERN

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 50 minutes.

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

  1. Darreby Ambler Bath, ME
  2. Stephen Throop Grover, NC
  3. Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Philippines
  4. Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY
  5. Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
  6. Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
  7. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  8. Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
  9. Itai Pines Portland, OR
  10. Lewis Gee Poway, CA

Dale Ashworth San Francisco, CA
Al Backiel Ridgewood, NJ
Barry Brandes Purdys, NY
Robert Brown Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL
Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
Henry Cook Chicago, IL
Patricia Coppersmith Venice, FL
Jeff Courtright Bloomington, IL
Al Damm Marshall, WI
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner Sarasota, FL
Barbara Featherston St. Louis, MO
Juan Carlos Fernandez West Hollywood, CA
Matthew Field London, UK
William Flis Philadelphia, PA
Stan Francuz Deloraine, Tas, Australia
Warren Fraser Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Edward Gee Richmond, VA
Lewis Gee Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz Cedarhurst, NY
John Gliessman Seattle, WA
Max Goodman Chicago, IL
William Gordon Methuen, MA
Kris Green Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Craig Harman Alexandria, VA
Dick Holmes Lake Bluff, IL
Gerald Hurtubise Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ralph Jones Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones Worcester, NY
Al Kahn Houston, TX
Dave Kaplan New City, NY
Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
Steve Kinsky Denver, CO
Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig Lakewood, OH
Carol Marsh Washington, DC
Allan Mayoff San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson Framingham, MA
Jill Palmer Leverett, MA
Huw Powell Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff Silver Spring, MD
Charles Ray Harare, Zimbabwe
Arnold Reich Bronxville, NY
Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
Sue Roberts Tucson, AZ
Joe Rogers Old Greenwich, CT
Carolyn Roosevelt Cambridge, MA
Mordy Rosen Berkeley, CA
Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader Hillsboro, OR
Dexter Senft Bedford, NY
Callie and Bob Smith Massena, NY
Donald Stanley Littleton, CO
Stephen Throop Grover, NC
Steve Tice Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld Crownsville, MD
Charlie Varon San Francisco, CA
Ed Wallerstein Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster Medford, MA
Laurel Wilson New York, NY
Thomas Wilson South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter Farmington Hills, MI