Fraser Simpson

Fraser Simpson creates the Political Puzzler for The American Prospect.

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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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