Fraser Simpson

Fraser Simpson creates the Political Puzzler for The American Prospect.

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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">

Back to School

ACROSS: 1 THOUSAND (anag.); 5 BRED ( bread hom.); 9 CACHE ( cash hom.); 10 TRA(NS)IT (NS = last pair of coiNS); 11 G + ROT + TO; 12 KO(A)LA; 14 R(OR)SCHACH TEST ( stretch cash anag.); 17 CELLS ( sells hom.); 19 G(R)ASPS; 22 ERITREA (hidden); 23 E(C)LAT (rev.); 24 SAKE (acronym); 25 OD + IOU + SLY DOWN: 1 TACT ( tacked hom.); 2 O(CC)UR; 3 S(K)EPTIC; 4 NATIONAL GUARD (anag.); 6 REST + ATE; 7 D + ETRACTS ( scatter anag.); 8 JACK (2 defs.); 13 PROCEEDS ( pro seeds hom.); 15 ROLL + ICK; 16 HE + A + VE TO; 18 SERF ( surf hom.); 20 P + ALMS; 21 IT'S + Y Answers will be provided in the next issue and posted on our Web site, www.prospect.org , by October 23. 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">

At the November Polls

ACROSS Swing voters really struggled (6) Lucille returned to vote (6) Lover confused by Associated Press coverage (7) Like a kitschy party whip heading west to Kentucky (5) Lost a seat, perhaps (2,3) Republican tenants save quote (7) Nominee certainly may, and did, put away the dishes? (9) Excited Gore fan, almost completely exhausted (3,4) Hear ordinary jet (5) Spin doctor's concern: I'm stale (5) Bush initially happy to be included in slate (7) Raises before courts (6) Political helpers accommodating small digressions (6) DOWN Work hard on an election motto (6) Rushes auditions for the audience (5) I'll cut into worthless opponent? (7) Fun going against conservative (5) Queen Elizabeth interrupts uncle swimming Swiss lake (7) Secret meetings test the patience of saints (6) November election winner passing citizen (9) Gore harasser seized by anxiety (7) Employs one in computers (7) Leaving secure government position (6) Positions new arrivals for the audience (6) In the public view...

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