Here’s a succinct recap of last week’s solution, thanks to a solver:
8 of the Down answers are the names of mountains, if you TAKE [the first letter] FROM THE TOP, as indicated by the title.
The removed letter, in order, spell BIG MAMAS.
Next up, Puzzle #62, “Down the Middle.”
The answer to the metapuzzle is a five-letter word. Submit your answer using the contact form by 11 pm Pacific Time on Monday, June 1. I’ll publish a new puzzle next Tuesday.