Fraser Simpson

Fraser Simpson creates the Political Puzzler for The American Prospect.

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Second in Command

ACROSS: 1 AR(M)RESTS (ref. radio code for letter M); 5 WOR + K (row rev.); 8 U-BOAT (anag.); 9 CH(APT)ER; 11 ERITR + EA ([w]riter anag.); 12 ROMAN (2 defs.); 13 S(A)TRAP; 15 E(VOL)VE; 18 TWAIN (anag.); 19 MEDIA + T.E.; 21 RE + SERVE (verse anag.); 22 RITES (writes hom.); 23 TO ME; 24 S + EDITION DOWN: 1 AMU + LET'S (Uma rev.); 2 MAOR + I (rev.); 3 ENTERTAINER (anag.); 4 TI(C)TAC (attic anag.); 6 OP(TIM)AL; 7 K + ORAN; 10 ARRIVED + ERCI (rice anag.); 14 T + RANSOM; 16 EMERSON (anag.); 17 (h)AMPERE(d); 18 T(A)ROT; 20 ALTAI (hidden) Answers will be provided in the next issue and posted on our Web site, www.prospect.org by July 31. For a Solver's Guide, send an SASE to Solver's Guide, P.O. Box 772, Boston, MA 02102-0772. class="nonprinting">

Money, Money, Money

ACROSS: 1 B + ARBIT(U)RATE; 8 NEEDLES(s); 9 TH(ER)E; 10 STY(L)E; 11 FIR(EAR)M; 12 HOARSE (horse hom.); 14 S + PILLS; 17 RE(GUL)AR (lug rev.); 19 NEARS (anag.); 22 INSET (anag.); 23 DECLARE (anag.); 24 AMP + HET + AMIN + E DOWN: 1 B-ONE + S; 2 (g)REEDY; 3 I + L.L. + NESS; 4 UNSAF + E (snafu anag.); 5 ALTER (anag.); 6 EYEBALL (I bawl hom.); 7 DERMIS (hidden); 12 HEROIN (heroine hom.); 13 AU + GUST + A; 15 PAN + ACE + A; 16 DRU(D)G + E; 18 LET U + P (lute anag.); 20 ABACI (hidden); 21 SCENE (seen hom.) Answers will be provided in the next issue and posted on our Web site, www.prospect.org , by September 25. Send completed puzzles to Political Puzzler, The American Prospect, 5 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109-2901. The first correct entrant receives a copy of Robert Reich's Locked in the Cabinet . class="nonprinting">

Clues to corruption

ACROSS: 1 A + D(MON)ISH; 5 S + HOT; 9 SIMB + A (IBM's anag.); 10 DIG + IT + AL(l); 11 IN(BOR)N (Rob rev.); 12 ORDER (hidden); 14 P + ROM + PT; 16 SECRET (anag.); 19 ANEAR (anag.); 21 P(ROOF)S; 24 SHUT + TLE (let anag.); 25 I + DAH + O (had rev.); 26 DIPS (hidden: acronym); 27 INTERN + ET DOWN: 1 ALSO (anag.); 2 MEM(ENT)O (ten anag.); 3 N(E)ATO; 4 SI + DING; 6 HATED (anag.); 7 TOLE RATE (pun); 8 IGNORE (anag.); 13 U + PRAISED; 15 P + IRATE; 17 REFRAIN (2 defs.); 18 S(PL)EEN; 20 E + QUIP (pun); 22 O + LIVE; 23 FONT (2 defs.) Answers will appear in the next issue. For a Solver's Guide, send an SASE to Solver's Guide, P.O. Box 772, Boston, MA 02102-0772. class="nonprinting">

Job Lot

ACROSS: 1 JINGLED (hidden); 5 MA(CH)O; 8 N(IN + N)Y; 9 S + CUTTLE; 10 E + ERIE (Haiti anag.); 11 NO + YES; 13 (h)ARNESS; 15 DRAG ON; 18 DU(S)TY; 20 USA + GE(ts); 23 REIGNED (rained hom.); 24 S + US + HI; 25 NEEDS (kneads hom.); 26 ASPERSE (hidden) DOWN: 1 JUNK (2 defs.); 2 NAN + KEEN; 3 LA(Y)E + R (ale anag.); 4 D + IS + HES; 5 MO(URN)ER (more anag.); 6 CATH(a)Y; 7 OBEISANT (anag.); 12 MAN + DARIN'; 14 SA(YIN)GS; 16 GREASER (letter change); 17 BUD + DHA (had anag.); 19 SPI(C)Es; 21 AESOP (anag.); 22 RICE (anag.) For a Solver's Guide, send an SASE to Solver's Guide, P.O. Box 772, Boston, MA 02102-0772. class="nonprinting">

In the City

ACROSS: 1 SEA + R; 3 WORTHIES (anag.-e); 8 NIL + E; 9 RE(BELLE)D; 11 EX(ONE + RAT)ES; 14 MO + ROSE (OM = interior of tOMb); 15 SPA + RED; 17 CORPUSCLES (anag.); 20 REBUTTAL (anag.); 21 LAKE (2 defs.); 22 W + ATERBED (debater anag.); 23 (b)AS IS DOWN: 1 SUNBEAMS (anag.); 2 ALL FOURS (anag.); 4 (h)OME + GAS; 5 T(H + E + TEMP)EST; 6 IDLE (idol hom.); 7 SIDE (sighed hom.); 10 PEAS + HOOTER (apes anag.); 12 ARMLO + ADS (moral anag.); 13 O(DYS + SEY)S (all rev.); 16 OPIATE (hidden); 18 DREW (2 defs.); 19 A + BET Answers will appear in the next issue. For a Solver's Guide, send an SASE to Solver's Guide, P.O. Box 772, Boston, MA 02102-0772. class="nonprinting">

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