American presidents have a potent presence in British cryptic crosswords. ABE is a standard charade piece. Obama has been a hit ever since the days of his presidential campaign. Carter shows up every now and then. But the American president most unflatteringly invoked, most played for laughs is George Bush.
Some clues that involve Bush in the wordplay or answer, enjoy solving:
Guardian 25008 (Arachne): Throw shoe! Bugger invaded Iraq! (6,4)
Guardian 24930 (Brendan): World leader, so-called (4)
Guardian 24548 (Arachne): Desperately spur Bush to make improvements (5-3)
Guardian 25067 (Araucaria): Doubt of ex-president losing article about … is it about love? (9) D_______Y
FT 13499 (Orense): Born to talk at length, without meaning - that's Bush (7)
Guardian 24841 (Enigmatist): He buggers off having acquired nothing (6,4)
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