Crossword 139: Under color of law

by John J. Bulten -- 1. He refused to value the caprice of the putative mother more than the life of the fetus: 2 wds. 8. Single percentage point's difference 9. What Chuck more…

Crossword 138: Fame name game

by John J. Bulten -- ACROSS 1. The Anti-Jackson candidate, who also predicted the Emancipation Proclamation: 3 wds. 9. One who worships the LORD in propriety and holiness 10. Belonging to the farther more…

Crossword 137: The octopus

by John J. Bulten -- ACROSS 1. How Jack Cashill describes the cooking of Bill Ayers 5. Republican senator Tom Coburn, for one: colloq. 9. Alternative to the whiteboard 10. Relaxing dip after more…

Crossword 136: Founders' Day

by John J. Bulten -- ACROSS 1. Chaplain of the Continental Congress and preacher of independence: 2 wds. 9. Certain radical believer in popular revolution against dictators and exploitation? 10. Type of center more…

Crossword 135: Watchwords

by John J. Bulten -- ACROSS 1. What a lush Congressman might be told at 1 a.m. on Sunday night: 2 wds. 5. Segment of "Coast to Coast AM", e.g. 9. Regulation of more…

Crossword 134: Name fame game

by John J. Bulten -- ACROSS 1. Subject of a tribute song by They Might Be Giants: 3 wds. 8. Like "Unplanned", Abby Johnson's autobiographical exodus from legalized killing of preborns 9. Obama's more…

Crossword 133: What's the point?

by John J. Bulten -- ACROSS 1. Totally filled, as a taxi or an arena 5. He had nobody to teach him how to play the victim 9. He thought of himself as more…

Crossword 132: To life!

by John J. Bulten -- ACROSS 1. Three-card monte or shell game, essentially 5. Where General MacArthur returned in 1944 8. Relating to certain balled-up nerves 9. Satirizer of the Scopes "monkey" trial more…

Crossword 131: Word Wide Web #3

by John J. Bulten -- ACROSS 1. Engaging in a collectivist refusal to honor covenants, in order to impose the organizers' will upon others willy-nilly: 2 wds. 9. Catwalk sights, for those who more…

Crossword 130: Cross-interrogation

by John J. Bulten -- ACROSS 1. Free-speech group resisting calls by Joe Lieberman and others for it to start losing its followers 5. Bumbling idiot who happens to get in another idiot's more…