Fraser Simpson

Fraser Simpson creates the Political Puzzler for The American Prospect.

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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">

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