Fraser Simpson

Fraser Simpson creates the Political Puzzler for The American Prospect.

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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...

Hail to the Chief

ACROSS: 1 STROVE (anag.); 4 BALL + OT ( to rev.); 8 OVERL + AP ( lover anag.); 10 TAC + KY ( cat rev.); 11 AT SEA (anag.); 12 EXCE(R)PT; 13 CAN + DID + ATE; 17 FAR GONE (anag.); 19 PLANE ( plain hom.); 21 I'M + AGE; 22 T(H)ICKET; 23 ERE + CTS; 24 A(S)IDES DOWN: 1 SLOG + AN; 2 REEDS ( reads hom.); 3 V(I'LL)AIN; 5 ANTI + C; 6 LUC(ER)NE ( uncle anag.); 7 TRY + STS; 9 P + RESIDENT; 13 CAR(NAG)E; 14 APPL(I)ES; 15 OFF + ICE; 16 BERTHS ( births hom.); 18 OVER + T; 20 A + SKED Answers will be provided in the next issue and posted on our Web site, www.prospect.org , by November 20. 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 .

The Answers to Primary Colors (2.5.00)

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

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">

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