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Solution to Puzzle #28--September 2003 "You are there"

solution grid

In the grid above, the hidden word PUZZLECRYPT appears on the diagonal beginning at top left. In the list of answer words, parentheses around a letter mean that it must be omitted before the word will fit in the grid. The six omitted letters spell DOT COM. An asterisk indicates a proper name.

Across

  1. PLEA(D)
  2. CHASER
  3. BRUNT
  4. MAGICAL
  5. UNZIP
  6. UGLY
  7. DINGY
  8. *ZEN(O)
  9. LOBE
  10. SEE
  11. MELT
  12. EVEN(T)
  13. *HOSEA
  14. *SEDER
  15. BERET
  16. SLICE
  17. BADGER
  18. TIGER
  19. ARMADA
  20. UNEASY
  21. BONE
  22. UTENSIL
  23. PAID
  24. MERGE
  25. TOUT

Down

  1. PRUNE
  2. ORGANI(C)
  3. LUNGE
  4. SEEDED
  5. ENZYME
  6. TRAUMATIZE
  7. ASTUTE
  8. C(O)MPELS
  9. LI(M)NER
  10. HAUNT
  11. *EIGEN
  12. GAGGLED
  13. CEASE
  14. SILO
  15. VEER
  16. SITE
  17. CYBER
  18. *BAYLOR
  19. *ADEN
  20. BARB
  21. PUBLISHED
  22. MOAT


September solvers in chronological order
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Becky Swann - Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Dwight Freund - Sacramento, California
Roger Phillips - London, United Kingdom
Stan Kurzban - Chappaqua, New York
Max Good - Chicago, Illinois
Tony Greanias - Saginaw, Michigan
Yohma Gray - Evanston, Illinois
Ed Stejskal - Raleigh, North Carolina
Dan Milton - ?, Virginia
Jim McNally - Shortsville, New York
Carolyn Fox - Midland, Michigan
Carol Marsh - Greensboro, North Carolina
Matt Field - Nassau, New York
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Peggy Bedell - Northampton, Massachusetts
Stan Francuz - Forster NSW, Australia
David Durfee - Petersburgh, New York
Donald Scott - Heeney, Colorado
Patrick Phillips - Bainbridge Island, Washington
Joe Schrader - Melba ACT, Australia
Dick Plotz - Providence, Rhode Island
William Lane - Falmouth, Massachusetts
Geoff Bailey - Sydney, Australia
Elaine Woontner - Marion, Indiana
Norma Ensner - San Francisco, California
Judith Bagai - Portland, Oregon
Mark Manasse - San Francisco, California
S. Venkatraghavan - Mumbai, India
Charlie Jacobsen - Walnut Creek, California
Jonathan Belsky - St Louis, Missouri
Eliot Kieval - New York, New York
Kiki Neely - Waban, Massachusetts
Robert Leavitt - Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Wayne Scott - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Paul Noack -- West Bloomfield, Michigan
Stephen Ness - San Francisco, California
Charlene Coates - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Mary Lyndal Nyberg - Manhattan, Kansas
Elaine Cullinan - Valencia, Pennsylvania
Robert M. and Carolyn G.Smith - Massena, New York
Richard Lang - Stamford, Connecticut
Mike Lessie - Douglassvile, Pennsylvania

September solvers in alphabetical order
Judith Bagai - Portland, Oregon
Geoff Bailey - Sydney, Australia
Peggy Bedell - Northampton, Massachusetts
Jonathan Belsky - St Louis, Missouri
Charlene Coates - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Elaine Cullinan - Valencia, Pennsylvania
David Durfee - Petersburgh, New York
Norma Ensner - San Francisco, California
Matt Field - Nassau, New York
Carolyn Fox - Midland, Michigan
Stan Francuz - Forster NSW, Australia
Dwight Freund - Sacramento, California
Max Good - Chicago, Illinois
Yohma Gray - Evanston, Illinois
Tony Greanias - Saginaw, Michigan
Charlie Jacobsen - Walnut Creek, California
Eliot Kieval - New York, New York
Stan Kurzban - Chappaqua, New York
William Lane - Falmouth, Massachusetts
Richard Lang - Stamford, Connecticutt
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
Dan Milton - ?, Virginia
Kiki Neely - Waban, Massachusetts
Stephen Ness - San Francisco, California
Paul Noack -- West Bloomfield, Michigan
Mary Lyndal Nyberg - Manhattan, Kansas
Patrick Phillips - Bainbridge Island, Washington
Roger Phillips - London, United Kingdom
Dick Plotz - Providence, Rhode Island
Carolyn Roosevelt - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Joe Schrader - Melba ACT, Australia
Donald Scott - Heeney, Colorado
Wayne Scott - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Robert M. and Carolyn G.Smith - Massena, New York
Ed Stejskal - Raleigh, North Carolina
Becky Swann - Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
S. Venkatraghavan - Mumbai, India
Thomas Wilson - South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Elaine Woontner - Marion, Indiana