Magazine article Word Ways

Political Word Squares

Magazine article Word Ways

Political Word Squares

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Anil sent the word squares below, which use 3-letter political abbreviations, including REP for Republican and DEM for Democrat. Liberal use of 3-letter forms enabled the conservative form of word squares to express quite a bit of political meaning.

 1-8 = separate parties, single squares:
 1. GOP old PDQ.
G.O.P. OLD PDQ
2. G.O.P. owe pew.
GOP OWE PEW
3. G.O.P. "Oui!" pig.
GOP OUI PIG
4. G.O.P.--"Eee!" per.
GOP EEE PER
5. Dem.: ego mob.
DEM EGO MOB
6. D.N.C. nil clu.
DNC NIL CLU
7. D.N.C.--neo-con.
DNC NEO CON
8. Dem. ERA map.
DEM ERA MAP
9-10 = separate parties, double squares
9. GOP out "dry" God, our Pty.
GOP OUT DRY
10. Dem. era: W.O. … 
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