Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Written by: Michael D. Sharp and Angela Olson Halsted
Edited by: Amy Reynaldo
A couple of weeks ago, a satirical article at politico.com caused a comical firestorm of non-controversy concerning whether the NYT Crossword Puzzle was sneakily supporting OBAMA by putting his name in the puzzle far more often than John McCain's. OBAMA was given many things by God, and one of those things was a name custom-made for crosswords. To be fair, God gave this same gift to ORRIN Hatch, but no one seemed to notice. However, in the spirit of evening things out politically in this current election season, we have constructed a puzzle in honor of a current Republican candidate for office. It is not meant to be pro- or anti- any party or anyone. We kept it as non-partisan as possible, and we honestly hope that people of all different political persuasions will enjoy it. So put your political rancor away for a few minutes and solve this. It's not the greatest crossword in the world, but it should be easy enough for most people to solve, and it should be at least mildly amusing. Have fun, and tell a friend.
The puzzle exists in two formats: an AcrossLite version available at crosswordfiend.com and a .pdf file hosted by Scribd, which should be visible below ... you can print it out simply by rolling your cursor over "More," which will show you a drop menu on which "Print" is an option.