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Solution to Puzzle #76 - September 2007 "Special Delivery"

The mystery entries are in red in the grid above and the list below.
The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell
COMING OUT PARTY

Across

  1. LABOR DAY
  2. E(C)OLOGY
  3. MIEN
  4. PR(O)RATE
  5. LEGATOR
  6. TETRAD
  7. STOR(M)Y
  8. AMEN
  9. WALE
  10. STA(I)N
  11. BRAHMIN
  12. SALARY
  13. SOON
  14. NO GO
  15. LOVE
  16. REGIME(N)
  17. NUBIAN
  18. BESIDE
  19. SALT
  20. SAR(G)ASSO
  21. G(O)BLET
  22. BIRTHDAY

Down

  1. LOTTERY
  2. VILLAGER
  3. NA(U)SEATE
  4. BYLAW
  5. (T)HORN
  6. STOM(P)ED
  7. AMOEBA
  8. BRIG
  9. S(A)LINGER
  10. IDEA
  11. TENNIS
  12. A(R)RANT
  13. OSSO
  14. MISTY
  15. PORTAGED
  16. SHERRY
  17. ALONE
  18. ODOR
  19. TAN(T)ALUS
  20. GALA
  21. EMBR(Y)O
  22. BABY

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 55 minutes.

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

. 1. Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
. 2. Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
. 3. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
. 4. Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
. 5. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
. 6. Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
. 7. Eliot Kieval – New York, NY
. 8. Vicki Homer –Philadelphia, TN
. 9. Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
.10. Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA

Judith Bagai – Portland, OR
Jonathan Belsky – St Louis, MO
Ed Binkowski – New York, NY
Barry Brandes – Purdys, NY
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Jeff Courtright – Normal, IL
Norman W. Davis – Englewood, NJ
Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
Matthew Field – London, UK
Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
John Gliessman – Seattle, WA
Kris Green – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Richard Greenwald – New City, NY
Gerald Hurtubise – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Simon McAndrews – New York, NY
Roy McLeese – Washington, DC
Jim McNally – Shortsville, NY
Thomas Miller – Hollywood, CA
Kiki Neely – Waban, MA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson – Framingham, MA
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
Carolyn Roosevelt – Cambridge, MA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Andrew Rosenberg – Brooklyn, NY
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Carolyn G. Smith – Massena, NY
Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Denver, CO
Edward Stejskal – Raleigh, NC
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI