Check Your Election IQ With Our Election Season Crossword Puzzle

It seems like it never ended, but alas: Election time is upon us again. Check your knowledge! Remember why it’s called silly season! And then go vote November 7. You know, democracy and all.
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Answers below:


 

 

ANSWERS

CLUE: Number of candidates who picked up petition packets to run for City Council
ANSWER: Forty Four

CLUE: Total number of City Council seats
ANSWER: Nine

CLUE: Number of valid signatures needed to get on the ballot
ANSWER: Five hundred

CLUE: John Cranley lost in the primary to Yvette Simpson by nearly ______ points
ANSWER: Eleven

CLUE: Still running against the (currently running!) streetcar
ANSWER: John Cranley

CLUE: Led the campaign for four-year terms (won), ran _for a four-year term (lost), trying again _sans a party endorsement
ANSWER: Laure Quinlivan

CLUE: Young, gay, invested in the urban core…and a Republican
ANSWER: Seth Maney

CLUE: Traditional west side campaign stop
ANSWER: Price Hill Chili

CLUE: The Board of _____ controls a bigger budget than the city’s general fund
ANSWER: Education

CLUE: P.G. Sittenfeld _loves to remind you how much he _loves eating ______
ANSWER: Skyline

CLUE: Once aired a Cincinnati City Council campaign ad in Japanese, with subtitles. Lost that election.
ANSWER: Amy Murray

CLUE: A hashtag to find one candidate’s stance (not Waldo)
ANSWER: WhereIsWendell

CLUE: Senate named a “plain hotdog on a bun with no reasoning behind it” after him
ANSWER: John Cranley

CLUE: Hosts a weekly networking event called “The Bar Is My Golf Course”
ANSWER: Ozie Davis

CLUE: “City Kitty” cohosts Facebook live segments with this candidate
ANSWER: Derek Bauman

CLUE: Political party of former councilmembers Qualls, Bortz, and Tarbell
ANSWER: Charter Committee

CLUE: Sitting councilmember who chose not to run again
ANSWER: Kevin Flynn

CLUE: Sitting councilmember term-limited out
ANSWER: Charlie Winburn

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