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Solution to Puzzle #77 - October 2007 "Polly Voo"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
VIVE LA FRANCE

Across

  1. CON(V)ERT
  2. CRED(I)TOR
  3. UNSURE
  4. SHAMAN
  5. PARIS
  6. WAGON
  7. BELEM
  8. RESURGE
  9. CAFFE
  10. STATE
  11. LA(V)A
  12. ELATE
  13. REDON(E)
  14. MEASUREMENTS
  15. LYON
  16. ELONGATE
  17. SA(L)TS
  18. AVIATOR
  19. C(A)ROUSEL
  20. MARSEILLE

Down

  1. COM(F)ORT
  2. (R)EMOVE
  3. ORANGE
  4. DENI(A)L
  5. NUN
  6. BELONG
  7. AMEN
  8. PECAN
  9. TATAR
  10. SALAAMS
  11. TORTURE
  12. FEELER
  13. SCRIM
  14. FLAYS
  15. CERES
  16. REASO(N)
  17. ARIES
  18. WEST
  19. UNTOLD
  20. (C)HASTE
  21. RESULT
  22. AGUA
  23. REL(E)ASE

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 55 minutes.

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

  1. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  2. Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
  3. Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
  4. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
  5. Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
  6. Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
  7. Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
  8. Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
  9. Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI
  10. Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY


Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
Brian Fletcher – Rochester, NY
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Brian Hagen – Millbrae, CA
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Douglas Kaiser – Deep Gap, NC
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Thomas Miller – Hollywood, CA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Andrew Rosenberg – Brooklyn, NY
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA