Matt Gaffney

Matt Gaffney got his National Master title from the U.S. Chess Federation in 1991. He wrote Slate’s political crossword from 1999 to 2003 and now writes a similar puzzle for The Week. He blogs about crossword puzzles at www.gaffneyoncrosswords.com.

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June 3 2002 1:12 PM"I Now Pronounce You"Politicians whose names you're saying wrong.
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May 20 2002 2:33 PM"You've Got To Represent"A parliament of foolish.
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May 6 2002 2:08 PM"Sound Politics"When the two meet.
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April 22 2002 2:38 PM"Wipe the Slate Clean"Salon gets loans, we get this.
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April 8 2002 3:10 PM"It's a Small World"Mini-nation minutiae.
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March 25 2002 3:10 PM"A Word From Our Sponsors"Senate bills we'd like to see.
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March 11 2002 3:44 PM"Sounds Irish ..."But it isn't.
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Feb. 25 2002 3:32 PM"Name That Fat Cat"From their Forbes 400 listings.
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Feb. 11 2002 3:17 PMOpposition PartyDedicated to Antony, M.
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Jan. 28 2002 4:14 PM"He's Back!"A Canadian duo takes center stage.
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Jan. 14 2002 3:14 PM"Famous Last Words"Final thoughts from history.
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Jan. 2 2002 2:39 PM2002 EveWe refer to sagas of other such times.
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Dec. 17 2001 4:01 PM"Flag Day"Vexing vexillology.
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Dec. 3 2001 3:09 PMWho's in Charge Here?The people who secretly run the world.
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Nov. 19 2001 2:36 PMClass ConsciousSpeaking subjectively, as it were.
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May 27 2002 12:23 PM"Ballot by Bullet"Pim Fortuyn's predecessors.
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May 13 2002 4:21 PM"Sleeping With the Enemy"Amity and conflict in the Matalin-Carville household.
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April 29 2002 2:36 PM"L'etat, C'est Qui?"Two Parisians discuss the upcoming election.
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April 15 2002 4:11 PM"You're Gonna Pay for This!" The midnight hour approaches.
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April 1 2002 2:14 PM"Grade Inflation" Dedicated to the faculty of Harvard University.
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March 18 2002 2:18 PM"1726"A cutesy little puzzle.
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March 4 2002 3:24 PM"The First Shall Be Last"And vice versa.
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Feb. 18 2002 4:17 PMTwin StarsWith parallel political lives.
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Feb. 4 2002 3:44 PMVisualize World PeaceAnd you'll solve the puzzle.
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Jan. 21 2002 4:39 PM"The Great Vowel Shift"And its political implications.
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Jan. 7 2002 4:46 PM"Found in Translation"Explaining some world leaders.
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Dec. 26 2001 4:15 PMShe's Gotta Have ItHers, highlighted herein.
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Dec. 10 2001 4:34 PMThe Declaration of InsensitivityIt was, like, so un-P.C. a document!
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Nov. 26 2001 3:40 PMJeez!Two-sevenths will finish this puzzle.
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Nov. 12 2001 3:34 PMA Little About Myself Autobio by whom? 

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