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Solution to Puzzle #113 - October 2010 "Concerti"

The omitted letters (in parentheses in the list below) spell



  2. ERUP(T)
  3. FINIS(H)
  4. RITES
  5. CAVE
  7. ALERT
  8. NECRO
  9. TULL(E)
  10. TEDIUM
  11. (F)OIST
  12. STRAD
  13. BORDER
  14. P(O)OPED
  15. IRMA
  16. MARK
  17. ABAC(U)S
  19. AGREE
  20. SIGN
  21. SEDGE
  22. CRUDE
  23. GINGE(R)
  24. SUMMER


  1. (S)WIVEL
  3. INERT
  4. TOK(E)N
  6. PAGE(A)NT
  9. REID
  10. DAGGER
  11. INCUBI
  12. CRE(S)SET
  13. ARMOR
  14. SECURE
  15. MOO
  16. R(O)MPER
  17. MUSE
  18. TIDAL
  19. SUMP
  20. CAUSE
  21. MAIDE(N)
  22. FALL
  23. (S)TRANGER

Kevin Wald solved the puzzle in 35 minutes.

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

  1. Stan Francuz Somewhere in Australia
  2. Mark Navarrete Quezon City, the Philippines
  3. George Griffin Las Vegas, NV
  4. Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. Scarsdale, NY
  5. Judy Adamski Jenison, MI
  6. Edward Gee Richmond, VA
  7. Stan Kurzban Chappaqua, NY
  8. Mike Lessie Douglassvile, PA
  9. Daniel J. Milton Vienna, VA
  10. Ned Robert Los Gatos, CA

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Cathy Childs Pompano Beach, FL
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Henry Cook Chicago, IL
Patricia Coppersmith Venice, FL
Jeff Courtright Bloomington, IL
Al Damm Marshall, WI
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner Sarasota, FL
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Matthew Field London, UK
William Flis Philadelphia, PA
Warren Fraser Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Lewis Gee Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz Cedarhurst, NY
John Gliessman Seattle, WA
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Craig Harman Alexandria, VA
Gerald Hurtubise Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ralph Jones Aurora, CO
Wayne Jones Worcester, NY
Dave Kaplan New City, NY
Rick Kasten Alexandria, VA
Steve Kinsky and Todd McClary Denver, CO
Richard Letourneau Bonita Springs, FL
Paul Lustig Lakewood, OH
Carol Marsh Washington, DC
Allan Mayoff San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
Mary Lyndal Nyberg Manhattan, KS
Priscilla Olson Framingham, MA
Jill Palmer Leverett, MA
Huw Powell Lee, NH
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Charles Ray Harare, Zimbabwe
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Joe Schrader Hillsboro, OR
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