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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">

Between The Covers

ACROSS: 1 off ice; 4 sh(r)ift; 8 to(te ba)g (abet rev.); 10 refer (palindrome); 11 ad(h)oc (coda rev.); 12 u + pended; 13 treadmill (anag.); 17 termini (anag.); 19 newel (hidden); 21 knell (nell hom.); 22 tizzies (hidden on outside); 23 resume (2 defs.); 24 edit(o)r (tired anag.) DOWN: 1 outla + w (a lout anag.); 2 f + etch; 3 cu(bic + l)e; 5 horde (hoard hom.); 6 in + fidel; 7 t(i)rade; 9 g + rundyist (industry anag.); 13 tar + gets; 14 (un)ionized; 15 stoker (anag.); 16 closer (2 defs.); 18 i + slam; 20 waist (anag.) Answers will be provided in the next issue and posted on our Web site, www.prospect.org , by July 17. For a Solver's Guide, send an SASE to Solver's Guide, P.O. Box 772, Boston, MA 02102-0772. class="nonprinting">

Solutions to "Primary Colors" (Feb 14, 2000)

ACROSS: 1 D(UP)ON + T; 4 CA + U(CU)S; 8 A + BET + TED; 10 DONNA (anag.) ; 11 ELDER (2 defs.) ; 12 M(A + NH)OOD; 13 RELOCATED (anag.); 17 A + LAB + AMA; 19 O + R + BIT; 21 RUIN + G; 22 SE(G-MEN)T; 23 LYNDON (hidden); 24 A(S)IDES DOWN: 1 D + IADEM (media anag.); 2 P + LEAD; 3 NATURAL (anag.); 5 ARDEN (anag.); 6 CON + CORD; 7 S(CAL)DS; 9 D(EMOC)RATS (come rev.); 13 RE(A + L)IGN; 14 T(SONG)AS (sat rev.); 15 PAT + ROL(e); 16 STATES (2 defs.); 18 ANGLO (first letters); 20 B + READ

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">

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