Matt Gaffney
Matt Gaffney

Matt Gaffney wrote Slate’s current events crossword from 1999 to 2003 and now writes a similar puzzle for the Week. He also writes a daily crossword and a weekly crossword contest, as well as puzzles for the Wall Street Journal and Washingtonian.

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Jan. 27 2003 4:44 PMThe National ZooBe glad you don't clean the White House.
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Jan. 13 2003 2:47 PM"Pax Christiana"Those silly Norwegians, says Christopher Hitchens.
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Dec. 30 2002 12:53 PM"Non-Habitat for Humanity"Permanent residents? No. Politics? Indeed.
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Dec. 16 2002 1:56 PM"Elision Elusion"The perils of overenunciating.
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Dec. 2 2002 12:54 PM"One Hundred Years of Politude"Strom's hitting triple digits, but other political figures beat him to it.
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Nov. 18 2002 5:15 PM"Merge With Care"Newspapers that probably shouldn't buy each other.
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Nov. 4 2002 4:42 PM"Notice a Pattern?"Tomorrow, Steve Largent seeks Oklahoma's statehouse.
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Oct. 21 2002 1:21 PM"U.N. Intervention"Facets of Kofi Annan that may be unfamiliar.
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Oct. 7 2002 1:18 PM"Yerevan To Hear Something Funny?"Humor from the bygone Soviet era.
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Sept. 23 2002 3:36 PM"The All-Star Game"To look up the answers, look up.
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Sept. 9 2002 4:15 PM"Morning Becomes Electoral"The politics of breakfast.
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Aug. 26 2002 4:45 PM"Fifty Down"Today's the day for the New York Times crossword puzzle editor.
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Aug. 12 2002 2:07 PM"That's Just My Opinion"The lonely struggle of the sole dissenter.
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July 29 2002 11:49 AM"You Must Carry on the Family Name"In more ways than one.
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July 15 2002 12:30 PM"Eurotrashed"Six months later, remembering the new currency's victims.
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Jan. 20 2003 1:12 PM"The Penn Is Mightier Than the Sword"Sean discusses his trip to Baghdad.
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Jan. 6 2003 3:45 PM"Confused About Sex?"You're not alone.
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Dec. 23 2002 1:56 PM"Destination Unknown"Where do you want to go today?
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Dec. 9 2002 1:44 PM"Obsolesce and Evanesce"Lose your edge, and you're out of the Dow Jones.
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Nov. 25 2002 2:36 PM"I've Put a Lott Into This"The result of Daschle's displacement as majority leader.
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Nov. 11 2002 6:44 PM"Mardi Groan"If you found Tuesday's Senate results painful, solve this.
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Oct. 28 2002 2:23 PM"Ad Nauseam"The short path from representative to huckster.
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Oct. 14 2002 1:50 PM"The October Revelation"An etymological coincidence 510 years in the making.
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Sept. 30 2002 4:22 PM"Continental Congress"Where landmasses meet, expect conflict.
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Sept. 16 2002 1:52 PM"Que., Será?"What would happen if French Canada seceded?
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Sept. 3 2002 5:03 PM"Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat"Washington's working class.
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Aug. 19 2002 1:15 PM"Affront-Page News"ID-ing the dissed.
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Aug. 5 2002 2:27 PM"Social Promotion"Upward mobility for the nobility.
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July 22 2002 5:05 PM"I'm Honored"From the recipients, name the award.
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July 8 2002 2:20 PM"The Triliteral Commission"Fear not the Illuminati but the Alliterati.

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