How to crossword puzzle clue with a liberal


By Chris Mooney This article is part of our Crossword series.

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The liberal is a good word for crossword.

We can’t agree on anything.

But the liberal is certainly not a word that should be excluded from the dictionary.

So, why should we leave out the liberal from the word?

I’m going to ask some friends who are also liberals to answer a question.

Here are my five questions.


When was the first time you heard of the liberal?

I can’t remember, but I do remember the liberal saying “the man has to be in charge” or something like that.

I’m sure that’s how it started.

I can think of two others.

The first was when I was in middle school.

The second was when someone introduced me to a friend who was also a liberal and told me that she was “an old-fashioned liberal.”

The first person I talked to about the liberal was my mom.

She said she used to be a liberal, too, and I had to say “thank you.”

I thought that was a pretty cool way to introduce my mom to a new person.

I was just a teenager at the time.

I thought it was great, because she was always kind of looking out for me.

I guess I learned about her and her politics from that first time.

It was only a few years later that I became an adult.


When did you realize that the liberal does not exist?

I guess by now it’s pretty obvious that it’s not.

I used to think that it was just an adjective or a synonym for a person.

It didn’t exist at all.

But, I do have a friend, and he told me recently that it is real.

And he said it was pretty shocking to learn that it doesn’t exist.

When I realized that, I thought “Wow, this guy is really out there.”

It’s pretty weird to learn this.

It just seems to be part of my experience of living.


What do you think about the way liberals are treated in America today?

There are some really awful people in America, and some really good people too.

When people treat me and other liberals unfairly, I think that’s really unfortunate.

The liberal can be a good person, but it’s a very bad word.

It should be used with caution.

I don’t want my liberal friends to feel that way.


What are the best ways to use the word liberal in a conversation?

Try to use it in the most neutral way possible.

I think you can do better than that.

The word “liberal” should be understood as an adjective.

So use it like you would any other adjective.

For example, “the liberal.”

I think it is a better word than “conservative.”


What does the word “Liberal” mean?

I use it a lot to describe my friends and my family.

I also use it to describe myself when I’m doing interviews.

The most I get for using it in a conversational context is a smiley face.

It makes me feel better about myself.