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">

Political Puzzler

ACROSS: 1 DI(STANCE)S; 6 FOSSE (hidden rev.); 7 P(ROVER)B; 9 IGUANAS (anag.); 10 BE(N)DS; 11 HEBRON (hidden); 13 BRID(G)E; 16 FERRY (fairy hom.); 18 CHOW + DER (red rev.); 20 LOO + K-SEE (seek anag.); 21 E(MEN)D; 22 EGYPTIANS (anag.) DOWN: 1 DI(STUR)B (ruts in bid rev.); 2 STERN (2 defs.; ref. Howard Stern); 3 APPOSE (anag.); 4 C(ROW + B)AR; 5 STEIN (2 defs; ref. Ben Stein); 6 F + RIGHTFUL; 8 B(ESME)ARED; 12 ODYSSEY (anag.); 14 DOD(GER)S (odds anag.); 15 A + C + CENT; 17 R + HONE; 19 O + MEGA (game anag.) 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.

Peeking Over the Great Wall

ACROSS : 1 BONN + IEST (site anag.); 5 S + CAN; 9 NI(NE)S; 10 A...T + TRACT; 11 TAHI(T)I (Haiti anag.); 12 PAT + I + O; 14 CATCHMENT AREA (anag.); 17 EARTH (h shifted in heart); 19 ERNES + T; 22 CHIC + A + GO; 23 (d)INNER; 24 YARD (2 defs.); 25 STAR M + APS (smart anag; Spa rev.) DOWN : 1 BANS (hidden); 2 NIN + JA; 3 IPSW(I + C)H (whips anag.); 4 SEASID(E RE + SO)RT (disaster anag.); 6 CHARTER (2 defs.); 7 NOT SO B + AD (Boston rev.); 8 STOP (rev.); 13 SCREEC(H)Y (secrecy anag.); 15 TARRIER (2 defs.) 16 TANGIER (2 defs.); 18 HEAT (anag. of ATHE); 20 SAN(T)A; 21 BRAS(s) 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">

Friends of Bill

ACROSS: 1 CIT(I)FIED (deficit anag.); 5 SWAP (rev.); 9 NINJA (hidden); 10 ACCRUAL (a cruel hom.); 11 REC(K)ON; 12 MEDI + C (dime anag.); 14 ON SAL + E (loans anag.); 16 INC + 'OME; 19 GI(FT)S; 21 A + F,F + RAY; 24 E(CO)NOMY (money anag.); 25 NEIGH (nay hom.); 26 MARK (2 defs.); 27 TRADE GAP (paged + art rev.) DOWN: 1 CENT (sent hom.); 2 TENNERS (tenors hom.); 3 F + LACK; 4 E(LAIN)E (EE = central GrEEce); 6 WOUND (2 defs.); 7 POLICIES (oil prices + r anag.); 8 A + CU + MEN; 13 L + ON(G)-TERM (mentor anag.); 15 LESS + ON; 17 O + RATING; 18 LA(W)YER; 20 F(L)OUR; 22 FIN + ED; 23 S(H)OP 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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