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Solution to Puzzle #136 - September 2012 "Face Card"

The letter sequence JACK [in square brackets in the list below]
must be compressed into one square, as shown above by a red J.

 

Across

  1. [JACK]KNIFE
  2. RESONATE
  3. VALISE
  4. MANO
  5. TOILSOME
  6. VANE
  7. TROT
  8. WERE
  9. PRESS
  10. WHEN
  11. BLEED
  12. HI[JACK]ER
  13. SOUSE
  14. LONER
  15. STUMP
  16. FOUNT
  17. EDEN
  18. BLASTED
  19. VOICE
  20. ALTER
  21. EARNER
  22. NODDY
  23. BLACK[JACK]

Down

  1. [JACK]ANAPES
  2. PLANKTON
  3. REEF
  4. ALONE
  5. TEED
  6. LOST
  7. DIVOT
  8. SHOUTED
  9. FAIR
  10. SINNER
  11. YELLOW [JACK]ET
  12. DEBRIS
  13. THERE
  14. VALE
  15. SOWERS
  16. DORA
  17. SEMEN
  18. STEIN
  19. COMER
  20. BOUNCE
  21. KNAVE
  22. LUMBER[JACK]

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 25 minutes.

 

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

  1. Darreby Ambler Bath, ME
  2. Stephen Throop Grover, NC
  3. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  4. Eric Klis Minneapolis, MN
  5. Arnold Reich Bronxville, NY
  6. Eliot Kieval NewYork, NY
  7. Brian McCrady Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  8. Thomas Wilson South Williamsport, PA
  9. Harold Porosoff Scarsdale, NY
  10. Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY

William Alcorn Cleveland Heights, OH
Dale Ashworth San Francisco, CA
Al Backiel Ridgewood, NJ
Dorothy Juhlin Bank Hillsborough, NC
Peggy Bedell Northampton, MA
Robert Brown Albuquerque, NM
Kevin Cadmus Columbus, OH
Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL
Eric Chipman Boulder, CO
Jim Christenson Port Townsend, WA
Henry Cook Chicago, IL
Patricia Coppersmith Venice, FL
David Coverdale Bowling Green, KY
Ken Crowell Halifax, NS, Canada
David Durfee Bennington, VT
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner Sarasota, FL
Barbara Featherston St. Louis, MO
Joe Fendel Berkeley, CA
Dina Fertig Cherry Hill, NJ
Matthew Field Hastings, England
Stan Francuz Somewhere in Australia
Warren Fraser Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Lewis Gee Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz Cedarhurst, NY
Michael Green St. Louis, MO
George Griffin Las Vegas, NV
Steve Gunter Raleigh, NC
Craig Harman Washington, DC
Richard Harrison Portland, OR
Dick Holmes Lake Bluff, IL
Vicki Homer Philadelphia, TN
Ralph Jones Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones Worcester, NY
Al Kahn Houston, TX
Dave Kaplan New City, NY
Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
Andy Klein Santa Monica, CA
Eric Klis Minneapolis, MN
Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
Paul Lustig Lakewood, OH
Carol Marsh Washington, DC
Bob Mattson Smithtown, NY
Jackie Miller Everett, MA
Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Philippines
D. Loeb West Chester, PA
Mary Lyndal Nyberg Manhattan, KS
Huw Powell Lee, NH
Charlie Pritzlaff Silver Spring, MD
David L. Ratner Larkspur, CA
Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA
Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
Mordy Rosen Berkeley, CA
Al Sanders Fort Collins, CO
Arthur Schless Unionville, PA
Joe Schrader Hillsboro, OR
Wayne Scott Jamaica Plain, MA
Dexter Senft Bedford, NY
Eric Singel Philadelphia, PA
Callie and Bob Smith Massena, NY
Ashutosh Sodhani Indore, MP, India
Donald Stanley Littleton, CO
Steve Tice Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld Crownsville, MD
Ed Wallerstein Prairie Village, KS
Margaret Webster Medford, MA
Jay Winter Farmington Hills, MI