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Solution to Guest Puzzle – October 2010 "Office Visit" by Arthur Schless

The letter sequence PET must be omitted from all words that contain it
(as shown in parentheses in the list below).

Across

  1. VETERINARIAN
  2. IDLING
  3. AP(PET)ITE
  4. BEWITCH
  5. (PET)TIFOG
  6. EDEN
  7. IOTA
  8. EIRE
  9. (PET)REL
  10. COM(PET)ENCE
  11. GAMED
  12. AUER
  13. (PET)TED
  14. ANDRESS
  15. BIEL
  16. ANAIS
  17. RECANT
  18. URIS
  19. GAM
  20. SANG
  21. ALMS
  22. PITA
  23. RING
  24. PUP(PET)
  25. MET

Down

  1. VIE
  2. DEER
  3. SATED
  4. WELDER
  5. MATLIN
  6. CASES
  7. RE(PET)ITIOUS
  8. CAIRN
  9. COM(PET)E
  10. BAN
  11. NIGHT
  12. (PET)ERING
  13. GNAT
  14. ANTE
  15. TAP(PET)
  16. APIECE
  17. LULU
  18. (PET)RIFIED
  19. ARMPIT
  20. ORGANISM
  21. AEGEAN
  22. ASPEN
  23. BERM
  24. DIGIT

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

  1. Stephen Throop Grover, NC
  2. Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Philippines
  3. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  4. Stan Francuz Somewhere in Australia
  5. Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
  6. Itai Pines Portland, OR
  7. Matthew Field London, UK
  8. Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
  9. Jill Palmer Leverett, MA
  10. Steve Tice Great Falls, VA
Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL
William Flis Philadelphia, PA
Warren Fraser Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Michael N. Geselowitz Cedarhurst, NY
Richard Greenwald New City, NY
Dave Kaplan New City, NY
Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau Bonita Springs, FL
D. Loeb West Chester, PA
Allan Mayoff San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
Joe Schrader Hillsboro, OR
Callie and Bob Smith Massena, NY
Edward Stejskal Raleigh, NC
Claire Trazenfeld Crownsville, MD
Laurel Wilson New York, NY
Jay Winter Farmington Hills, MI