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">

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">

Solutions to "Friends of Bill" (August 28, 2000)

ACROSS: 1 SO-S + O; 3 TE(THERE)D; 8 RâS + V.P.; 9 ENTRAINS (anag.); 11 PERS(UAS + I)ON (USA anag.); 14 IN + SECT; 15 S(I)MILE; 17 BEL(L)YACHES (by Chelsea anag.); 20 FUR + LOUGH; 21 LIAR (rev.); 22 RIGHTING (writing hom.); 23 A(GE)D (e.g. rev.) DOWN: 1 SERAP + HIM (spare anag.); 2 S + EVEREST; 4 ERNEST (anag.); 5 HAR + MONICAS (rah rev.); 6 RUIN'; 7 DESK (hidden); 10 PUNCHES OUT (2 defs.); 12 SIGHTING (citing hom.); 13 C + ENSURED; 16 SLOGAN (hidden: acronym); 18 A + FAR (RAF rev.); 19 B + RIG Answers will be provided in the next issue and posted on our Web site, www.prospect.org , by September 11. For a Solver's Guide, send an SASE to Solver's Guide, P.O. Box 772, Boston, MA 02102-0772. class="nonprinting">

Money Matters

ACROSS: 1 EQUITABLY (anag.); 6 PAIN + T; 7 MO(NDA)LE (and anag.); 9 TR(IT)ELY (Tyler anag.); 10 NANCE (hidden); 11 HAMLIN (hidden & lit.); 13 GALORE (anag.); 16 BURR + O; 18 C(OLLEC)T (cello rev.); 20 ENDWAYS (anag.); 21 CROSS (2 defs.); 22 SL(vEEP)LES + S (sells rev.) DOWN: 1 EL(IT + IS)M; 2 (a)UNTIE; 3 TA(MAY)O; 4 BO(NAN)Z + A; 5 YEAR + N; 6 PA(TCHAB)LE (batch anag.); 8 EL + EVENT + HS; 12 I + R(ON) AGE; 14 ONER + O + US (Reno rev.); 15 ACTS UP (catsup slightly changed); 17 R + ID ES(t); 19 LU(C)RE Answers will be provided in the next issue and posted on our Web site, www.prospect.org , by August 14. 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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