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">

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">

Red, White and Blue

ACROSS: 1 I(M)PLICATION (politician anag.); 8 TREASON (anag.); 9 LOWER (2 defs.); 10 OMANI (hidden); 11 A + TONING; 12 RE + SIGN; 14 SPIRAL (L.A. + rips rev.); 17 G + REATLY (realty anag.); 19 (m)ORGAN; 22 TAINT (2 defs.); 23 TI(E RA)CK; 24 F(ELICIT)ATED DOWN: 1 INT(R)O; 2 PIE + TA (at rev.); 3 IS + SUING; 4 ANNU(A)L; 5 I + GLOO(m); 6 NEWSIER (anag.); 7 FRUG + AL; 12 RIGHTS (rites hom.); 13 SH + E + RIFF; 15 P(ROT)EST; 16 MY + STIC(k); 18 TOT + A + L; 20 GRAFT (2 defs.); 21 NA(K)ED (dean rev.) 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">

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.

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