Obama plans to make his 'fundamental transformation' irreversible – no matter who succeeds him
Editor’s note: WND’s first crossword this month answers the call to provide you with a slightly steeper challenge on occasion. This puzzle’s hidden theme will test your knowledge of names in the news and will reward the diligent solver. Some answers are more roundabout, more recalcitrant, or more recherche than usual, but you will find references to puzzle answers by clicking the clues’ hyperlinks, as usual. If you still find yourself wrestling to complete the puzzle, you can always look forward to next week, when WND’s puzzle column resumes its ordinary challenge level.
|written and edited by John J. Bulten
1. Louisianans who like their food hot
7. Star Thurman et al. (“The Truth About Cats & Dogs”)
11. Like Van Gogh after an ear operation
12. Pride member in “The Lion King”
13. Obama’s “Science and Technology Policy” czar: 2 wds.
15. Pasteur’s law “___ vivum ex vivo” (“all life is from life”): Lat.
16. Technology converging ever closer with the likes of YouTube
17. One broadly tolerant of one’s intolerance toward others’ intolerance
18. Home gaming console of the ’80s
19. Obama’s “Recovery Accountability and Transparency” czar: 2 wds.
23. Pursuer of studies at the Sorbonne: Fr.
24. Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson and John Conyers: abbr.
25. Succumbing to dementia
27. Motif on the “Dont Tread On Me” Gadsden Flag
28. Obama’s de-facto Federal Reserve czar: 2 wds.
30. One-time environmental protection racket
31. Was a deal-breaker: 2 wds.
32. Long past, in song lyrics: arch.
33. Lush lawn grass for warm climes
1. Wheedle one into giving answers not necessarily required, e.g.
2. Abandonment of the rule of law
3. Obama’s “Homeland Security and Counterterrorism” czar: 2 wds.
4. Periodical devoted to a smorgasbord of “alternative” thought
5. Tax-funded board studying “the sex lives of Vietnamese prostitutes”: abbr.
6. Bush’s “National AIDS Policy” czar: 2 wds.
7. ___ blockade (like Gaza, nautically): 2 wds.
8. Roosevelt’s “War Food Administration” czar: 2 wds.
9. Coming beneath the protective covering of
10. Looking realistically at America’s shifting alliance with Israel
14. Abandon (a primary against Arlen Specter, for instance)
18. MacArthur Foundation prez (and Council on Foreign Relations member) Simmons
20. Catalan book, such as one by Ramon Llull
21. Danish king (“The Memorable”) and namesake of commentator Rush: 2 wds.
22. El Paso community where Ramos and Compean’s accuser was arrested
25. Like a government program guaranteeing microloans to start-ups: abbr.
26. Lubriciously smooth, slimy and wriggly
27. Birth name of CAIR’s national communications director Ibrahim Hooper
29. How Empire Staters begin pronouncing their citizenship?