Fraser Simpson

Fraser Simpson creates the Political Puzzler for The American Prospect.

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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">

Job Lot

ACROSS: 1 JINGLED (hidden); 5 MA(CH)O; 8 N(IN + N)Y; 9 S + CUTTLE; 10 E + ERIE (Haiti anag.); 11 NO + YES; 13 (h)ARNESS; 15 DRAG ON; 18 DU(S)TY; 20 USA + GE(ts); 23 REIGNED (rained hom.); 24 S + US + HI; 25 NEEDS (kneads hom.); 26 ASPERSE (hidden) DOWN: 1 JUNK (2 defs.); 2 NAN + KEEN; 3 LA(Y)E + R (ale anag.); 4 D + IS + HES; 5 MO(URN)ER (more anag.); 6 CATH(a)Y; 7 OBEISANT (anag.); 12 MAN + DARIN'; 14 SA(YIN)GS; 16 GREASER (letter change); 17 BUD + DHA (had anag.); 19 SPI(C)Es; 21 AESOP (anag.); 22 RICE (anag.) For a Solver's Guide, send an SASE to Solver's Guide, P.O. Box 772, Boston, MA 02102-0772. 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">

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