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Cryptic Puzzle: “Dropouts”


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“Dropouts” solvers

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

  1. Charles J. Rohrmann, Jr. – Scarsdale, NY
  2. Judy Adamski – Jenison, MI
  3. Stephen Throop – Grover, NC
  4. Allan Mayoff – San Felipe, Baja Norte, Mexico
  5. Ned Robert – Los Gatos, CA
  6. Stan Kurzban – Chappaqua, NY
  7. Arnold Reich – Bronxville, NY
  8. Cathy Childs – Pompano Beach, FL
  9. Rick Kasten – Alexandria, VA
  10. Joe Schrader – Hillsboro, OR

Al Backiel – Ridgewood, NJ
Tom Barnet – Spartanburg, SC
Robert Brown – Albuquerque, NM
Jim Christenson – Port Townsend, WA
Susan Courter – Macomb, IL
Al Damm – Marshall, WI
Keith and Elizabeth Falkner – Sarasota, FL
Paul Fees – Cody, WY
Dina Fertig – Cherry Hill, NJ
Matthew Field – Hastings, England
Stan Francuz – Somewhere in Australia
Warren Fraser – Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Richard Friedman '71 – Silver Spring, M
Lewis Gee – Poway, CA
Michael N. Geselowitz – Cedarhurst, NY
Michael Green – San Francisco, CA
Steve Gunter – Raleigh, NC
Richard Harrison – Portland, OR
Greg Hartgraves – Mitchell, SD
David Hilliard – New York, NY
Dick Holmes – Lake Bluff, IL
Ken Johnson – Springfield, MO
Wayne Jones  – Worcester, NY
Al Kahn '63 – Houston, TX
Dave Kaplan – New City, NY
Eliot Kieval '84 – New York, NY
Kevin J. Kinne Peoria, IL
Andy G. Klein '70 – Santa Monica, CA
Richard Letourneau – Bonita Springs, FL
Dave Libby – Concord, MA
Daniel J. Milton – Vienna, VA
Mark Navarrete – Quezon City, the Philippines
Mary Lyndal Nyberg – Manhattan, KS
Harold Porosoff – Scarsdale, NY
Charlie Pritzlaff – Silver Spring, MD
David L. Ratner '52 – Larkspur, CA
Mordy Rosen – Berkeley, CA
Michael Savitz – Newton, MA
Dino Schweitzer – Divide, CO
Wayne Scott – Jamaica Plain, MA
Callie and Bob Smith – Massena, NY
Donald R. Spaulding – Mount Kisco, NY
Donald Stanley – Littleton, CO
Steve Tice – Great Falls, VA
Claire Trazenfeld – Crownsville, MD
Margaret Webster  – Medford, MA
Thomas Wilson – South Williamsport, PA
Jay Winter – Farmington Hills, MI


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