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September 25, 2008

Crossword puzzles heavily favor Democrats.

According to the puzzle database maintained by, ever since that game-changing day in 2005, OBAMA has appeared regularly as an answer in New York Times crossword puzzles. With its wonderfully convenient alternating series of commonly used vowels and consonants, OBAMA has been the answer to the clues “Senator who wrote ‘Dreams From My Father,’” “Future senator who delivered the 2004 Democratic convention keynote address” and “Presidential candidate born in Hawaii.” (Politico)

Well, I was thinking, what are some other questions that you could use in a crossword puzzle with the answer OBAMA?…

1 Down: Senator who has sponsored 121 bills since Jan 24, 2005, of which 116 haven’t made it out of committee and 2 were successfully enacted.
3 Across: Senator missed 306 (24%) of 1287 votes since Jan 6, 2005.
7 Down: Recently reminded that he has a Christian faith, not a Muslim faith by George Stephanopoulos.
12 Across: Attended a church for 20 years, where the Pastor asserts that HIV was invented by the U.S. government as a tool of genocide.
13 Down: President of Harvard Law Review who while with the review, did not publish any of his own work according to his campaign spokesman.
15 Across: According to Sen. Hillary Clinton, this Senator, when compared to John McCain was described as follows “I know Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience he will bring to the White House. And this Senator has a speech he gave in 2002,” Hillary Clinton, CNN Interview, March 5, 2008
18 Down: This Senator, when his teleprompter fails, sounds like he is dazed and confused.
17 Across: Has a friend who is an unrepentant weather-underground terrorists, yet claims he just knows him from the neighborhood.
19 Down: Joe Biden said recently that if this Senator “tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem.”

I guess they are right, Crossword puzzles do favor democrats…