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Solution to Puzzle #100 - September 2009 "Long Time [No C]"

C must be removed from all the words that contain it before those words will fit in the grid (as indicated by parentheses in the list below).
In all, fifty-one Cs must be removed.

Across

  1. PE(C)AN
  2. (C)REED
  3. YALE*
  4. (C)OME
  5. (C)ONTAIN
  6. BRO(C)A*
  7. AKRON*
  8. MER(C)HANT
  9. S(C)ENE
  10. PREA(C)H
  11. (C)A(C)TUS
  12. (C)ETA(C)EAN
  13. IN(C)AR(C)ERATE
  14. (C)HE(C)K
  15. (C)LIENT
  16. RIOT
  17. HEEL
  18. STOP
  19. (C)ERO
  20. ANNALS
  21. LAN(C)ET
  22. SPINA(C)H
  23. (C)ITE
  24. TA(C)T
  25. (C)REEK
  26. (C)ENTRAL

Down

  1. PER(C)HAN(C)E
  2. (C)HASTE
  3. (C)O(C)OA
  4. (C)HI(C)KEN
  5. PRAM
  6. (C)AN(C)AN
  7. LENIEN(C)E
  8. (C)ATTAIL
  9. (C)AN(C)ER
  10. (C)O(C)KSURE
  11. SLA(C)KEN
  12. (C)RES(C)ENT
  13. SHEET
  14. (C)ON(C)ERTO
  15. LINDA*
  16. NE(C)TAR
  17. PATTY
  18. IMPATIEN(C)E
  19. (C)RANE
  20. (C)REE*
  21. (C)ORE
  22. TAL(C)
  23. BREA(C)H
  24. TOTAL

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 20 minutes.

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

  1. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  2. Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
  3. Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
  4. Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
  5. Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
  6. Edward Gee – Richmond, VA
  7. Stan Francuz – Forster NSW, Australia
  8. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
  9. Max Goodman – Chicago, IL
  10. Stan Rehm – Madison, WI


Dale Ashworth – San Francisco, CA
Albin Avgher – Serrekunda, The Gambia
Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
Charlene Coates – Coatesville, PA
Henry Cook – Chicago, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
David Durfee – Petersburgh, NY
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Matthew Field – London, UK
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Dwight Freund – Sacramento, CA
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
John Gliessman – Seattle, WA
Paul Gordon – Northbrook, IL
Craig Harman – Alexandria, VA
Wayne Jones – Worcester, NY
Douglas Kaiser – Deep Gap, NC
Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
Eliot Kieval – NewYork, NY
Doug Kouril – Arlington, VA
Mike Lessie – Douglassvile, PA
Paul Lustig – Lakewood, OH
Carol Marsh – Greensboro, NC
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Andrew Oakes – Half Moon Bay, CA
Patrick D. Phillips – Bainbridge Island, WA
Huw Powell – Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
Arthur Schless – Unionville, PA
Dexter Senft – Bedford, NY
Carolyn G. & Robert M. Smith – Massena, NY
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
John Stuelpnagel – Baltimore, MD
Stephen Throop – Grover, NC
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Ed Wallerstein – Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster – Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI