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Ground Rules

  • If a clue hasn't been entered in the grid, mark it with a ?
  • If a letter has been entered in the grid without a clue, italicize it
  • If a letter falls on a numbered but not lettered part in the grid, bold it

Solution

This columnist's last name = safire

Grid Writing

The Sunday Times of London reported tension within the Conservative Party in these terms: "Michael Heseltine, stung by Thatcherite taunts that he should put up or shut up appears ready to emulate Thatcher's gamble when she challenged Edward Heath in 1975."

This is a phrase that rings through the English-speaking world.

In French, "Je n'y comperais pas trop challenges."

I wouldn't bet on it.

Spanish uses "apuesto lo que quieras" for "I'll bet you anything you like."

Yiddish ends up being the most forceful with "tokhes afn tish" meaning "buttocks on the table".

-William Safire, The New York Times


Grid

T H E S U N D A Y T I M E S O F L O
N D O N R E P O R T E D T E N S I O
N W I T H I N T H E C O N S E R V A
T I V E P A R T Y I N T H E S E T E
R M S M I C H A E L H E S E L T I N
E S T U N G B Y T H A T C H E R I T
E T A U N T S T H A T H E S H O U L
D P U T U P O R S H U T U P A P P E
A R S R E A D Y T O E M U L A T E T
H A T C H E R S G A M B L E W H E N
S H E C H A L L E N G E D E D W A R
D H E A T H I N 1 9 7 5 T H I S I S
A P H R A S E T H A T R I N G S T H
R O U G H T H E E N G L I S H S P E
A K I N G W O R L D I N F R E N C H
J E N Y C O M P E R A I S P A S T R
O P C H A L L E N G E S I W O U L D
N T B E T O N I T S P A N I S H U S
E S A P U E S T O L O Q U E Q U I E
R A S F O R I L L B E T Y O U A N Y
T H I N G Y O U L I K E Y I D D I S
H E N D S U P B E I N G T H E M O S
T F O R C E F U L W I T H T O K H E
S A F N T I S H M E A N I N G B U T
T O C K S O N T H E T A B L E * * *

Clue Solutions

A-Z

A. FROG

B. COME

C. PATSY

D. QUINCY

E. PIPPIN

F. FIGHTS

G. HA HA HA

H. SUNUNU

I. THICKEN

J. THE SHAH

K. RHUBARB

L. SETTLED

M. SHUFFLED

N. HEDGEHOG

O. PUSH-PULL

P. STENDHAL

Q. TO THE MOON

R. HOOVER DAM

S. THIS IS CNN

T. LETTERING

U. HI-FI STEREO

V. TATTLETALE

W. HANDLEBARS

X. HOMOPHONES

Y. WHITE HOUSE

Z. MIKE TEAVEE

AA-RR

AA. WEEKNIGHTS

BB. LOST HIGHWAY

CC. THIRD DEGREE

DD. HUSH PUPPIES

EE. TRUSTWORTHY

FF. RHINOPLASTY

GG. ANDY PETTITTE

HH. IOWA CAUCUSES

II. PROSTITUTION

JJ. POET LAUREATE

KK. FENDER BENDER

LL. RHYTHM NATION

MM. STRAIGHTEDGE

NN. ANDREW JOHNSON

OO. SLEEPING BEAUTY

PP. LINCOLN NEBRASKA

QQ. CELEBRITY STATUS

RR. SESQUICENTENNIAL