Fraser Simpson

Fraser Simpson creates the Political Puzzler for The American Prospect.

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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.

Peeking Over the Great Wall

ACROSS : 1 BONN + IEST (site anag.); 5 S + CAN; 9 NI(NE)S; 10 A...T + TRACT; 11 TAHI(T)I (Haiti anag.); 12 PAT + I + O; 14 CATCHMENT AREA (anag.); 17 EARTH (h shifted in heart); 19 ERNES + T; 22 CHIC + A + GO; 23 (d)INNER; 24 YARD (2 defs.); 25 STAR M + APS (smart anag; Spa rev.) DOWN : 1 BANS (hidden); 2 NIN + JA; 3 IPSW(I + C)H (whips anag.); 4 SEASID(E RE + SO)RT (disaster anag.); 6 CHARTER (2 defs.); 7 NOT SO B + AD (Boston rev.); 8 STOP (rev.); 13 SCREEC(H)Y (secrecy anag.); 15 TARRIER (2 defs.) 16 TANGIER (2 defs.); 18 HEAT (anag. of ATHE); 20 SAN(T)A; 21 BRAS(s) 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">

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">

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