Airport

Group 441

Puzzle 1

Unfairly, not in a morally right way
Unnerves, bothers
Main body section of an aeroplane
Wearing black clothes has this effect
Prime number, the sum of two squares, 16 + 25
Changing; anagram of triangle
Revealed information, disclosed
People held hostage
Eating lightly
Losing density
Largest of the US Great Lakes
Battle of 1642, the first of the English Civil War

Puzzle 2

Trademark for a non-stick plastic used in cookware
Outdoor area, with plants, belonging to a house
Seashell where you might find a pearl
Deep holes or cracks in the Earth
Largest country in area in the Northern hemisphere
Series of 8 notes in the interval between 2 notes
Floral glazed cottons used disparagingly in homes
For luck, avoid stepping on these small crevices
London street on which the art deco Savoy is found
An involuntary response to a stimulus

Puzzle 3

Tall waxy pillars create a festive glow
Flowering herbaceous plant with lemon flavour
Sing-along entertainment created in Japan
“Live long and __” said Mr Spock
Small case for face powder
Receptacles made from wicker, e.g. for logs
Hunt around in an unstructured way
Make someone less angry
Letters or postage sent by plane
Turned away, rejected by a lover
Small waves that appear on the surface of water

Puzzle 4

A primer; used before the final painting
Progeny, children, kids
Anarchic animation with Kenny, Cartman, Kyle, Stan
Syndrome where the kidnapped trusts the kidnapper
Forty-one twice
Battles with
Fight for Your Mind and The Will to Live artist
Site of the final battle of the Hundred Years’ War
State of the economy exhibiting a rise in prices
Worshippers, believers or followers of a religion
Unofficial game of 5-on-5 basketball
Designated landing areas for planes
Director of the movies Psycho and The Birds
Young female troop member who might sell cookies

Puzzle 5

Action of sticking to a surface
Contribution or gift, sometimes even burnt
Specialist in the scientific study of plants
Support at the top of a seat, for the noggin
Pours downwards rapidly
Cutting hair with a machine
Involuntary reactions to stimuli
Withdraw a claim, concede an argument
Collections of dwellings in the countryside
At this precise moment

Group 442

Puzzle 1

Fall over and over, like in gymnastics
Swiss international diplomatic meetings city
Spanish city with Real and Atletico football clubs
Don’t walk under this climbing apparatus, for luck
A pursuer, a predator
Still, not moving
__ in Pink, Brat Pack film directed by John Hughes
Famous American blonde hotel heiress, Paris ___
Stopped the car
Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen were from here
Carriage __, mechanism on a typewriter
Human bone often called the tailbone
Sound of excitement

Puzzle 2

Kate __, Titanic and The Reader actress
Smoke and __, a distraction technique or cover-up
Art made from scratched metal
__ violet, potted plant also called Saintpaulia
Puzzling or enigmatic, e.g. crossword clues
One who tells fortunes by studying hands
Money paid as recompense in legal cases
Distributing playing cards
Classifying waste into paper, glass, plastic, etc
Iraq’s capital
An expert who works in a lab
Dark leafy green veggie; makes Popeye strong
__ blues, music genre from Illinois major city
Fire-breathing, mythical beasts
With a leg on each side of a horse

Puzzle 3

An expert in the human body; a dissector
Inexpensive, like earth
Pick up burgers here without leaving a car
Venetian canal boat operator
__ Prefer Blondes, a 1953 Monroe–Russell movie
Michael Jackson has a star on the __ Walk of Fame
This country has the Internet domain .SM
Soft cover book, not hard cover
Flat case for carrying artwork
Stomping off in an exaggerated or angry manner
Inspiration, guidance, impact
UFO __; reports of spaceships being spotted

Puzzle 4

Meeting a watery grave
Another word for a rhytidectomy
Left-handed
Penalty __; decider when a soccer game is tied
Carves letters into
Concrete pole in the street illuminated on top
“Familiarity breeds __”
Constrain someone or something
“__ when you’re not strong & I’ll be your friend”
Animal whose diet includes both animals and plants
They separate seats on a plane
Ocean where the island of Ilha Grande is located

Puzzle 5

Planned, strategic, calculated, of military moves
“__ at the bit” means impatient and raring to go
Worthy of being copied or aped
Lose
Hunger Games actress Jennifer __
People capable of front crawl, breaststroke etc
Whine, moan
Flattened or crushed
Capital of Sierra Leone

Group 443

Puzzle 1

Lions, and __, and bears. Oh, my!
A round shape
A business’ consumer
Akashi, longest suspension bridge in the world
Wooden storage boxes repurposed as furniture
Despot
Long boots for fishing
A cockatoo is this type of bird
Evening meal
Disappear as in a magic trick

Puzzle 2

Bit by bit
The study of planets and other objects in space
Very strong bonding liquid
Irritable and bad-tempered
__ dog; one way to survive a hangover
An Italian cheese; anagram of “poor novel”
Speaking from the pulpit
Term for a plant that lives more than two years
Prize given for excellence in Broadway theatre
Group of musicians with metal instruments

Puzzle 3

Human gland that secretes insulin
World’s most widely used man-made material
Extended journey in a motor vehicle
Inputs the wrong number on a phone
One-handed sweeping basketball play
Morris __; Russian inventor of the teddy bear
Declared in law unable to pay outstanding debts
Damsel in __, a cue for a hero to arrive
Heavy rainfall
Pipe fitters or fixers
Scavenger birds of prey
Game of deducing the identities of people
Bearded, trendy folk
One half, one third, one quarter are all examples
Cut of meat, sock puppet with TV show

Puzzle 4

Worked dough with hands
Without a break, incessant
Overlaying a new soundtrack to a movie
Remuneration
Hanoi is this country’s capital
Like rubbing a lamp, power to make dreams true
Cut angles into a gemstone
The carrying of goods from one place to another
Government document allowing one to drive
Ranchers
2014 FIFA World Cup winner

Puzzle 5

Most quick-witted tool in the box
Elimination tournament at end of NBA season
Distorted representation of something
Flying toy discs
A dividing line
Left a job
An animal that stalks and kills other animals
Approves, endorses
Area along the seashore, with crashing waves
Makes ahead of time
Areas of thick skin on the hands from hard work

Group 444

Puzzle 1

Song by Duran Duran: __ Like the Wolf
Walking aid to those with a limp
Inflated cushion invented for car safety
Vestments worn by nuns
People who make bread
Himalayan person who guides climbers on Everest
Language where “mazel tov” means congratulations
Fish sign of the zodiac
__ famine, Irish disaster of the 1840s
Homo sapiens
Country bordering Guatemala on the north
Hot and humid; passionate and attractive
Self-service dining option
Palm tree fibre used to weave mats and baskets
Feel-good TV show with a hero rough collie star

Puzzle 2

Slap palms with another in celebration
Legendary king of Ithaca whom Homer wrote about
__ Games, competition for injured ex-servicemen
The action of setting something on fire
Study and treatment of tumors
On a long run you might stop to have one of these
Shocking; anagram of marginal
Personal set of clothes or furniture it’s kept in
Blessing in __: misfortune leads to good fortune
Leaving empty
Five-armed sea creature

Puzzle 3

Negligent
Anagram of “the plane”; another word for pachyderm
Avalanche of wet earth
Beginning of a symphony
Art templates with cut-out designs
Suffered a technical malfunction
Sudden, unexpected good fortune
Removing covering from peas
Those holding unorthodox or sacrilegious views
Ran rapidly
Cowboy movies
Chilling, putting one’s feet up
Promising solemnly
Throat tissues, can be removed with tonsils
Slot __ are found in a casino
Colourless alkaloid, active constituent of tobacco
Logical, well-reasoned
Sign of the zodiac comes first alphabetically
Freedom to travel, expanse of tarmac ahead

Puzzle 4

Moved away from the path
A corridor in a building
An act of moving slowly or heavily
Utter nonsense, or a pig taking a bath
Small Greek cafe or restaurant
Circling indentations on LPs
Leader of the ship
The second of Prince Harry’s four names
The Ottomans replaced these in Asia Minor
Elephant relative, wooly __
Marriage, matrimony
Heavy objects lifted for muscle-building

Puzzle 5

Mammal with a pouch
Steel __; 1989 comedy drama film with Sally Field
Some say it’s the sincerest form of flattery
German city home to the European Central Bank
Undergarments worn to give a smooth appearance
He was pursued relentlessly by Elmer Fudd
Original arcade Luigi game before it became super
Naughtily enter the frame when the shutter clicks
Vagueness, indistinctness, confusion
Two __ of Verona, by Shakespeare
Hired killers of important people
Ill, and confined to a sleeping place

Group 445

Puzzle 1

Branch of biology cocnerning the function of cells
Title of popular French-Canadian song about a lark
Buzz Lightyear’s famous phrase, To ___ and beyond!
Ascending a staircase
Frank __, Jr; con man played by DiCaprio in 2002
Shook with fear
Ladies’ undergarments, often fancy and lacy
Significant others
Fell apart like a dry cake
China’s biggest city
He won the 2018 men’s title at Wimbledon: Novak __

Puzzle 2

An unimportant, unknown person, not a celebrity
Uniform worn by nurses in a hospital
Offer an explanation of
Often heard apology for swearing: “Pardon my __”
__ beetles were sacred to ancient Egyptians
__-Elysees, famous tree-lined Parisian avenue
Scamper like a mouse
Big tennis or golf tournament in North America
St Francis of __, man who founded the Franciscans
__ dipping, open-air bathing in the nude

Puzzle 3

Jack __; psychotic hotel caretaker in The Shining
Shortcut to make daily existence much easier
Official orders
Waste recklessly
Laughing like a witch
Envious Queen song
Not looking forward to at all, scared of doing it
Debtor agreement on a house
Musical shows
The __ Zone, TV sci-fi with a twist in the tail
They appear in snow, quartz and sugar
Knife with a bumpy blade edge
Describes the horseman in Sleepy Hollow
Moistened disposable towels for personal hygiene

Puzzle 4

Finality, wrapping up loose ends
Force by which the Earth keeps us grounded
Song by the band U2: Where the __ Have No Name
Famous street in New Orleans
Gym worker
Played a joke on
Garments
One-night stay between flights
A king or a queen
Favourite place for kids to buy playthings
Butterflies, beetles and flies are these
Replenishes battery life

Puzzle 5

Lax in morals, self-indulgent
Medieval singers or musicians
Mountains covering 75% of Nepal
Identity booklets for tourists
Wireless technology that connects phone to watch
Replacement head covering like a wig or toupee
New __, name given to New York by Dutch colonists
Public transport worker
All; hotel, with meals as part of the package
Final conclusive maneuver in chess
2006 Guillermo del Toro film: Pan’s __
Final chuckle
A widespread feeling of upset

Group 446

Puzzle 1

Wile E. Coyote chased the Road __
Mediterranean island invaded by Turkey in 1974
In advance of, prior to an event
Fashionable garments to prevent cooking stains
Brothers who invented planes
Said yes; was of the same mind
Divided into two, equally
Excessive admiration of one’s own appearance
Player competing in his inaugural NBA season
Tiny rodent kept as a pet
Mistakes, inaccuracies

Puzzle 2

For every action there is an equal and opposite __
Treasured, priceless, valued and loved
Belgium’s capital
A piece of paper money
Food traditionally eaten to observe Shrove Tuesday
Demeans, cheapens
Elephant-like sea mammals with tusks and flippers
Our galaxy
Destiny’s Child member with Rowland and Knowles
Tiredness, lack of energy, fatigue
Lasting for a very short time

Puzzle 3

Type of cuisine that often uses water chestnuts
Natives of Aleppo or Damascus, for example
US whiskey made with corn
Made a nuisance of oneself online
Windmill-like structure that generates electricity
Santana’s 1970 album featuring “Oye Como Va”
England’s largest castle
Home city for the Maple Leafs hockey team
Month when Three Kings Day is celebrated
Memorable phrases, used in advertising
Water bird, big beak, e.g. Nigel in Finding Nemo
At last, ultimately, in the end

Puzzle 4

the shortest of all jokes
Netflix series about British royals
Shoreline watery environment for crabs
The abundant gas in Saturn’s atmosphere
Fear and Loathing in __, Hunter S. Thompson tale
sorrowful for one’s sins
Indian Ocean island republic popular with tourists
Four-wheeled, all-terrain vehicle with handlebars
Place where animated comic characters live
__ Rhapsody, Queen’s biggest hit and movie
Greek coins until the euro was adopted
US motorways without tolls
In the manner of a female sibling

Puzzle 5

Facade, guise, pretense
Swimming-pool employee who saves drowning folk
Charm and beguile someone, enthrall them
Gaze of the populous
False or artificial
Insect pupa, especially of butterflies
Illumination at the front of a car
People who live on land masses surrounded by water
Diseases that spread far and wide
Doorway, entrance
Novel by Jane Austen: __ Park
Makeup for children at parties
Strip around the top of trousers or a skirt

Group 447

Puzzle 1

Making angry, provoking fury
Intellectual, scholarly
Surprise, amaze
Broken or ruptured
Cons, anagram of windless
More familiar name for the trachea
Killing of a king
Italian region of Monza, Bergamo and Milan
Coffee made without hot water
“__ like flies”, dying/being taken ill in numbers
Religious places of worship for Christians

Puzzle 2

January in French
Berry-type fruit of a popular flower used in tea
Singing on the streets for money
Peter Piper picked a peck of __ peppers
The state of being overweight
He played James Bond in the film “Dr. No”: Sean __
A small piece or fragment
Thick soup/stew with corn, or prawn or clams
Praise, lift high
Hopelessness
Varnish, gloss, glaze

Puzzle 3

Furniture for playing bridge on
Pomegranate syrup
Poke one’s nose in where it isn’t wanted
Provide money by raising it through many people
Assembling information
They built pyramids in Africa
Lawyer’s statement in court when they don’t agree
Condition that makes people unable to see
Fleet of cars for a president or dignitary
Eight squared
Wanted, needed, something attractive and enviable

Puzzle 4

Craft of making T-shirts with string and colouring
A dozen
Separate article or stipulation in a contract
Positive and upbeat
__ Watchers, meetings and points help slim down
Electronic novels
Period when Mycenaean culture flourished: __ Age
Motto, or advertising phrase
British hard rock and heavy metal band: Deep __
Usual, recurring, everyday
Mischievous imp-like creature
Began a new day, the sunrise came

Puzzle 5

The length between two points
Mirage, hallucination
Deep open crack, like in a glacier
Where VIPs sit at Wimbledon
Seeks, tries to find
Misconstrued evil intent: “A wolf in sheep’s__”
Of the Christian holy book
Ten to the 12th power; 1 with 12 zeroes
Ralph Breaks the __, Wreck-It Ralph’s sequel
Person who campaigns to bring about social change

Group 448

Puzzle 1

Saturday Night’s Alright for __, Elton John
Murderer of an important person
Strong Italian coffee in a small cup
Greek island, film location for Mamma Mia!
Moved faster than a competitor
Chinese interior decor rules for good luck
Big, colorful ring for exercise and fun
In-depth study or examination of research
In the sky, directly above
Columbus voyage funders; monarchs Ferdinand and __
Edie __, 60s actress-model, muse of Andy Warhol
No longer useful
Graphical portrayal of statistical slices
Jean-Paul __, French haute couture designer

Puzzle 2

A state of anxiety or nervous excitement
Casino game also known as 21
Making someone lose courage, disheartening
Most robust and well built
Firm abdominals named after this laundry equipment
Incinerating
Famous cranky feline from the Internet
__ Laurent, fashion designer who made female tux
Super fine, displaying grandeur
General name for paintings of people

Puzzle 3

Ant-like insect that eats wood
Slow thin stream of water
Power or small position on basketball team
Wanted dead __, posters seeking fugitives
Cards requesting someone’s appearance at an event
Losing hair
Whittling wood for a statue
Ripped with a blade
They performed A Hard Day’s Night, The __
Stirred an omelette mix
The __ Machine, Scooby-Doo’s camper van
Finding a spot for the car

Puzzle 4

Modifies
Only non-Scandanvian country bordering Finland
Revolt at sea
Sign of the zodiac runs from April to May
Name given to a rodent used in experimentation
Spanish word for “name”
__ Brick Road, Elton John said goodbye to this
Sign up to join the military
Chess piece also known as a rook
Jason __, Ludlum’s character played by Matt Damon
Also called green onions
Exclusive group that excludes outsiders
Back teeth
One enjoying a swim
Swap places with someone

Puzzle 5

Holy battles or demonstrations for a cause
Rookie, starter
Become twisted or caught up in
Powered by amps and watts
What you wear
French Impressionist of the Boulevard Montmartre
Humanitarian society founded by Henry Dunant
Repeatedly pestered, like a black and white mammal
Chucking or __ salt over the shoulder for luck
Use something to maximum advantage
Space for children’s fun
Frozen fruit on a stick

Group 449

Puzzle 1

Committee of minds reporting to a government
Thin slice of meat, breaded and fried
A large number
Dance of the __ Fairy; in The Nutcracker ballet
Huge, flightless birds with large eggs, big eyes
Becoming thinner or less wide
Rectangular panel behind basketball hoop
Ball-shaped
Boisterous fun and games or naughtiness; pranks
Shelf for flavourings such as cinnamon
Michael Meyer’s killing spree film
Stenographer, assistant
Making a difference to someone

Puzzle 2

Encompass, encircle
Royal spouses
Footwear string
An EEG reading indicating cardiac arrest or death
Blowin’ in the Wind writer/singer
Dozing, taking a nap
Where drugs are bought with a prescription
Making a hole to find oil
Sherlock Holmes’ adversary, the Napoleon of Crime
Lifesaving first aid technique: __ maneuver
Container has tiered compartments for art supplies
Chuck Taylor basketball shoe manufacturers
Practice of abstaining from animal products

Puzzle 3

Animals that prey or hunt
Capital of Iceland
Superfluous, no longer needed or useful
Baffled and confused
Tears for Fears song: __ Wants to Rule the World
Moving nervously because of embarrassment
TV-show host
Arrogant, vain
Malcolm X was assassinated in 19__
Home for an agriculturist
Sign of the zodiac runs from December to January

Puzzle 4

Stalking animals to kill for food
A family gathering
Circus performer who throws items in the air
Changes back to original state
Cellophane or plastic enclosing food or other item
Large mythological apelike forest dweller
__ Love; Soft Cell hit in 1981
__ Valley, the nickname of Santa Clara Valley, CA
Trouble, torment
Cut hair a little bit
Edible oval-shaped nuts that are high in Vitamin E
“To all __ and purposes”; in essence

Puzzle 5

Unripe fruit in the Thai salad called som tam
Money transfer brand once owned by eBay
Sudden and involuntary muscle contractions
Sunday __ Sunday, U2 track about The Troubles
Mumbai before 1996
Says hi, welcomes someone
Wax burner for safely removing ear wax
Robert __, wrote The Bourne Supremacy
City location of Red Square
Describes a curve, an eyebrow say
Male bees in a colony
__ in distress, fairytale maiden needs saving

Group 450

Puzzle 1

Three-sided structure that supports a portal
Shocking and appalling
National bird of the United States
Watching and noticing the details
City at the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge
Technical term for bad breath
Treacherous; crafty
World’s largest island (in area)
Policies, dogmas, guidelines
Muscular partition between chest and abdomen
Very frightened

Puzzle 2

Clickable text that leads to a website
The crispy skin found on pork
Russian Communist leader, Mikhail __
Long life
Music studios used by The Beatles (and crossing!)
Hump Day in Spanish
Congeal, like blood
Revolving device used to water lawns
Debauchery, dissoluteness, degeneracy
The state of puzzlement or bewilderment
The girl in Hunchback of Notre Dame
Device that creates electrical energy
Very close-fitting clothing
Insect with decorative wings
Large Spanish estates or ranches

Puzzle 3

YOLO, or you only __
Rex __, taught My Fair Lady’s Eliza to talk proper
Interjection asking for more information
__ mile, a distance measure at sea
Like a boat that’s been turned over in the water
Non-typical, different to the usual
Float and raise, as in a magician’s trick
The __ Wives; Ira Levin’s satirical thriller
In golf, a do-over of a poor shot
TV’s sci-fi mission aboard the USS Enterprise
These animals pull Santa’s sleigh
In mythology, the food of the gods
Discarded, threw away

Puzzle 4

Books of Christian songs
Risks, speculates, bets
Cooked in an oven
Line where the earth meets the sky
Half of the music duo Wham: the late George __
Made small changes
Like a flawed vase or shattered mirror
__ McConaughey stars in Dallas Buyers Club
Outdoor structure for flames
The __ Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Acute conjunctivitis
Sandy shores
Cosmetic added to lips to make them look larger
Spanish word for “heart”
Blue bird social media site with tweets

Puzzle 5

Fashionable, up to the minute, stylish
Break through a barrier
Maker of Barbie
Disparage, denigrate
Narrow tidal inlets
John __; Jigsaw killer in Saw horror franchise
Job of fictional character Ebenezer Scrooge
Small horses
Song by Bryan Adams: ” __ of ’69”
Rafter’s challenge
__ Camera, first of the hidden camera shows
Sign of the zodiac runs from February to March

Group 451

Puzzle 1

Inventive, imaginative, inspired
Decorative cardboard outers for food and goods
What mascara is applied to
Mode of walking of a model down a catwalk
Used to censor genitals on ancient statues
Moscow piazza
Commentators, critics, assessors
Basketball brand with Jumpman logo
Mission Impossible: Ethan Hunt, Top Gun: Maverick
Can be replenished, e.g. green energy sources
Accelerate progress or an application
Glee’s choirmaster; Will __, aka Mr Shue

Puzzle 2

Scooby Doo’s human companion
Portuguese shrine, site of apparitions of Mary
Rock of __, seat of the Irish kings of Munster
Look over
Read aloud from memory, often of poetry
Known as the Aloha State
Second wife of King Henry VIII: Anne __
Equines, big ponies
Giving a weapon to
__ late than never
Least common
Slang term for one who takes bets
Skill involved in playing charades
Italian pies topped with cheese, sauce, pepperoni

Puzzle 3

Russian astronaut, such as Yuri Gagarin
Hearing, e.g. a radio show
Where businessmen might carry their documents
50s nostalgia show with Richie, Joanie and Fonzie
Canadian actor and comedian of Austin Powers hits
Sci-fi genre devoted to the Industrial Revolution
Spoke out in support of
Container for pen fluid
Punch the clock
Non-furry, peach-like fruit
Second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands
Best score available at each stage of a golf game
Vehicle for the injured
Dangerous mire that sucks the unwary under
Plastic or glass dome with wintry scene inside

Puzzle 4

Pleasure-seeker
Walt Disney tale of a rabbit joining the police
Dirk __; German NBA power forward
Name of two recent popes
Throw shade at someone via Twitter
Truncated, terminated ahead of time
Danish __, sweet dough snacks
Catching an animal
Capital of Hungary
Reduce in number
Blowy, windy, gusty
A cancer of the lymphatic system

Puzzle 5

Came out from a hiding place
__ Pass, series of hairpin roads in Italian Alps
Holden Caulfield is the lead of The __ in the Rye
Short sleeps
A feeling or premonition
Mocking, poking fun at
Lack of rain, causing environmental issues
Building for processing lumber
“So, a needle __ thread” (Do, Re, Mi)
Calendar month of birth of John Lennon

Group 452

Puzzle 1

Insect-eating mammal with long nose and tongue
Loafer, waster, layabout
Concerned with office work
A hot or cold drink
Team game involving ale and table tennis balls
Aspirin and Warfarin, for example: blood __
Crowd at an entertainment venue; they clap a lot
__ Beauty, Aurora’s story
Two runners or horses finishing a race level
Grasping, holding onto something tightly
Ceramic container in which metals are melted
When a thread goes OT, it means this
Spins around in a circle
Italian island above Sicily
Male monarch with power over lesser monarchs
Reboot of Conan Doyle’s tales starring Cumberbatch
The opposite of weakness
Surname of Spanish singers Julio and son, Enrique

Puzzle 2

__ Express, Andrew Lloyd Webber show on wheels
To the same scale as reality
Two-piece garment worn by an athlete
Facebook-owned photo site
Nut-eating mammals that you might see at the park
Dates by which something should be completed
Tiny plants just emerging from the earth
Simon the __, Apostle of Jesus aka the Zealot
Control mechanism for pressure or speed, say
To have an advantage, to be dominant
Spreading, radiating from
She guides you to a seat in a cinema
Italian leader who joined forces with Hitler
Elvis __, rhyming nickname for the King
Chocolate ice cream with nuts and marshmallow

Puzzle 3

Prevent someone from breathing, smother
Outer layer of skin; the outer layer of a plant
Twisting, hurting a joint, like an ankle or wrist
Utterance of magician drawing a rabbit from a hat
A reminder of the past
First name of first woman in space
The most powerful
Penalties, often used in international politics
Django __; 2012 Tarantino Western
Renewable energy generated by air flow
Buys

Puzzle 4

Game __; guided safari excursion on wheels
A bicycle wheel has many
From the Asian country where New Delhi is found
Hangs sadly
Confesses
Formal list of things to do in a meeting
Bruce __, star of the Die Hard series
Damage someone’s reputation
Sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells: The War of the __
Flounce in a skirt, or to disturb a tot’s hair
Reproductive cells produced by fungi and plants

Puzzle 5

Wants, longs for something
35th U.S. president, nicknamed “Jack”
Forename of former British prime minister Attlee
The young narrator of Treasure Island: Jim __
Bull fighter
Country that is home to the Southern Alps: New __
A legally recognized inhabitant
To be in __ with someone is to plot together
Abandon, desert
Large jug for water
Wider
These must be kept and not told
Striking shade of magenta; Barbie’s colour
Rigid devices to immobilise broken bones
__ energy: what a body possesses while in motion
Movement downhill of water, as in a waterfall
Laugh quietly; giggle

Group 453

Puzzle 1

Long passageway in a building such as a school
Debatably, possibly, questionably
The Sound of Silence : “Hello __ my old friend”
A vegetarian’s meal could be described this way
Generic description of a knight, pawn, bishop, say
One who steers a ship
The queenly name of Hong Kong’s harbour
Mirror for checking what’s behind a car
Disney classic music film, released in 1940
Amsterdam airport

Puzzle 2

__ Crow sang the Bond theme Tomorrow Never Dies
Carry one of these squirrel nuts for luck
Back exercise started in a hanging position
Spock’s home planet
Woollen round flat hats, linked to the French
Come __ look, a tempting, flirtatious invite
Nickname of any person from Australia
Sad, like a Greek play
Video recorder for e.g. Skype calls from computer
Acid __, heartburn from regurgitation
Compliment; anagram of Persia
Not showy or elaborate

Puzzle 3

On a __; quick to lose one’s temper
Untreatable
Drew __; Charlie’s Angels and Ever After actress
Program on the airwaves
Study of the history of words
Obsession with fire
Find out for certain, establish something is true
Stubborn, obstinate, porcine-skulled
When workers stop for refreshment
What plates get washed in
Consensus, accord, unanimity
Shopping plastic, takes money from a bank account
Scientist specializing in the study of animals

Puzzle 4

She mimicked Marilyn’s pink dress in Material Girl
Language specific to a region or social group
Regular tours made by security guards
Expensive watches (specific brand)
Hebrew religion
Spear thrown in athletics
Small dog of a breed that hunts & digs
A brief break from effort
Satin bows and ties for securing bouquets
Taco Bell made this Mexican wrap a breakfast item
__ Knot, a complicated problem according to legend
A long hair growing from the snout of a cat

Puzzle 5

Throat membrane that produces sounds
The existing state of affairs
Small French or German dog with curly hair
Young males employed in church singing
XXII in Roman numerals
Biblical writing
Raided
Used in refusing to answer a question
Unappreciated, unrewarded, generally of a task
Length of time food is fit for sale
Walked or moved unsteadily
Person who possesses terrain
Operations to make visages look younger

Group 454

Puzzle 1

Loaves of French bread shaped like long sticks
OTOH, translates to: on the __ __
Mysterious, like a puzzle
Ride a bicycle without pedalling
State of not moving, quietness
Scientific study of all the water on earth
An anatomical part that’s not so amusing if hit
__ point, where two parallel lines appear to meet
Offensive curse term
Skill of making things from wood
TV’s fashion mag assistant who wore braces
A military unit
Bad dream at night
In Roman numerals, XXXI

Puzzle 2

Wooden covering for patio
Vending machine of music
Country of the Thousand Lakes
Sarah Ferguson’s royal title: __ of York
__-edge means at the forefront of a technology
To leave someone somewhere, e.g. kids at school
The least shallow
Crinkled hair, with waves from a styling iron
Woman who receives or entertains guests
A small case or container that is cylindrical
Egg-laying mammal

Puzzle 3

Sale of goods to the public
Cup for winning at sport
Sordid, dirty, disreputable
Hat style that rhymes with a form of poetry
__ fever, a severe form of malaria
Carl Sagan’s popular science show of 1980
Facing and dealing with responsibilities, problems
Amaze, impress, astonish
__ Lagasse, US chef that says “bam!” a lot
Swan Lake is a famous one
Useful container for building sandcastles
Marksman
Elton John’s birth surname
Bring into being
Island with the Internet domain suffix TW
Siddhartha Gautama

Puzzle 4

Catches, seizes, apprehends
To transfer data from one computer to another
Earns, merrits
They come home to roost
Stripped off, undressed
Fungi you grate over dishes
Deep and meaningful
Shade of brown; type of wood
Nationality of director Akira Kurosawa
Moving violently from side to side, as on a bus
In betting, a long-shot, not likely to win
Type of water-based interior paint

Puzzle 5

City in Ireland; also a funny five-line poem
Conclusive, certain, for sure
Make-believe, sham
Shadowing, following undercover
Country where Satpara Lake is located
Heavy farming vehicles
Medical disorder characterized by seizures
Soft pliable footwear worn in the house
Natural illumination, not during night-time
Round metal container that holds chemicals
First American Idol winner, Kelly __
__ Prime, commander before Optimus in Transformers
Individual iced sweet bakes, in paper cases

Group 455

Puzzle 1

Items, whatchamacallits, gadgets, stuff
Arrival, of Christmas especially
Human organ that destroys old red blood cells
Not tied or fastened, e.g. shoelaces
Cornstarch and cold water sauce thickener
“Say hello to my little __” – Scarface
Blue and purple painful mark on the skin
Tall formal headgear for a gentleman
Largest city in Southern Italy
Throwing game of small hoops over posts
Brutus stabbed Caesar with this
President __ Obama
Eeyore is often associated with this mood
Image and video-hosting website
Unqualified practising doctors, charlatans, frauds
Long, sharp hunting sticks
Racehorse with a good chance of winning

Puzzle 2

Answering telephone calls: __ the phones
Receptacles for drinking chai or oolong
Frenchman who penned the play Tartouffe
Scotland’s biggest city
“To err is human, to __ is divine”
Plastic to open the door of a hotel room
Makes unhappy
Occupy the same space peacefully
Marx brother with moustache and cigar
Time of year when day/night are equal length
Scissor-like tools for cutting roses down to size
Vine tomatoes, to be eaten at their best
Tooth doctor
Someone with privileged information; in-the-know

Puzzle 3

__ Kant, German philosopher of the 18th century
__ return, typewriter part used at end of a line
Knocking someone down, especially in football
Physical force, aggression, carnage
Famous blonde British supermodel
Gathering closely together
Reptile with a hard shell, often lives as a pet
Red salad fruits, with cherry or plum varieties
Female singing star of Calamity Jane
Able to bend easily
Brave, fearless, daring
Auld __, Scots poem by Robert Burns
Sweat, swelter

Puzzle 4

Ancient Greek author of the play Antigone
To get off on the __ __ (incorrect limb)
Cosmologist and author of The Dragons of Eden
Luxury stretch car
Highlighting the key points
Inner human timer that adjusts to light and dark
Never ending or changing
Plays DiCaprio’s The Wolf of Wall Street co-worker
A container that holds a roll of film
Tropical fish with protruding teeth
Fusilade of big guns, like on the queen’s birthday
Nat King Cole sang that they roast on open fires
Number of the century we’re living in now
Without strength or influence; defenceless
Person hired to adorn a house
Planet that orbits a star outside the solar system
Self-assured

Puzzle 5

Keep __; don’t lose your temper
Plastic named for its inventor Leo Baekland
Essence of big bird for cooking roast potatoes
Widespread disease
The most resilient and tough
Alpinists
__ are Forever, a gem of a hit for Shirley Bassey
Still, bad pond water
Not elderly, sprightly
Profile of soffits, gutters, tiles, gables
Consumer goods brand known for shaving products
Rocket launchers that are short tubes
Pots made from clay hardened by heat
Ghostly
Disciplines a person for a crime

Group 456

Puzzle 1

Dark purple fruit, called aubergine in the UK
He voiced Woody in Toy Story
A Knight’s religious and moral code
Fabric piece worn to keep hair off the face
Summarised again
__ de Compostela, shrine and capital of Galicia
Adjective describes agricultural and rural life
Long ago, unsolved crime
Powerful ruler who governs with force
Sore loser
Italian motorcyclist with the most world titles
A person who expresses disagreement with something

Puzzle 2

Describes a rough or harsh-sounding voice
Arrange, categorize, classify
Go from A to B
Worldwide
An exit for a pipe or sewer
South __, US state, the location of Mount Rushmore
Show of floats and marching through a town
Partition between the nostrils that can be pierced
The offspring of a lion and a female tiger
Bad-tempered, like the Internet cat

Puzzle 3

Pisces, Libra and Virgo are all these
Dextrous board game, sees removal of body parts
Division
Water vessel propelled by vapor
Completely soaked
Brad Pitt film about illicit boxing group
Alanis __, singer who released Jagged Little Pill
Taking someone into custody
With varying, changeable moods
Holy bovine
Pizza with crispier base/edge
Term for a short-lived insect
Hypersensitivities caused by fur, food, pollen etc
Cloth used to cover someone’s eyes
Process of removing something; authorization
Debt __, person who gathers outstanding payments
Horrified, utterly embarrassed

Puzzle 4

Subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin
Soft animal toy named after American president
A room used for communal meals
Fatty underside of pig
Simon and __, musical duo sang Scarborough Fair
La __, pearl (meaning pilgrim) owned by Liz Taylor
Note-taking system like Isaac Pitman’s
State of delicate breakability
Made stronger
Musical and film that centre on Tracy Turnblad
Film studio whose name is above all
A monarch
A stitch in time does this
Satisfaction, bliss, contentment
Flat surface for religious observance
Generic cartoon character with extra-special power
Queens of the jungle

Puzzle 5

Plant leaves, collectively
Forgives
Took evasive driving action to go around something
Makes possible for someone to do something
English translation of “Rauchen Verboten”: No __
Straight line touching a curve but not crossing it
Strong desire for a certain food
Swiss buildings, often ski lodges
Spring __; young poultry, or even a young human
Metal pole with weights on it
British __, the UK’s carrier
Shoes without ties, laces, buckles or straps
Beauty treatments and massage for the visage
Yellowy egg/milk sauce for a variety of puddings
Untidy, messy
Ten lords a in The Twelve Days of Christmas

Group 457

Puzzle 1

Slope, incline
Sit on eggs to hatch
Makes it out alive
Mythical island speculated about by Ancient Greeks
Afflictions, illnesses
Disposable drinking vessel
Eavesdrop, listen in on
In The Aristocats, O’Malley was proudly one
__ Aniston, Rachel Green from Friends
Refreshing drink of citrus juice and sugar
Jungle Book panther

Puzzle 2

Long, thin rice used in Indian cuisine
Closing a long fastening on a coat
Likely to snap easily
Pressed button on a computer mouse
Avoided, steered clear of
Fabric window covering
Person who looks after passengers on a ship, plane
__ Road, Bangkok, home to global backpackers
__ Palace; Monaco venue of Grimaldi weddings
Tattered, scruffy
Road that goes nowhere
Natalie Portman’s nationality at birth

Puzzle 3

Disease that was once known as hydrophobia
Perfume company with interlocking back-to-back Cs
The seven __ sins include greed, sloth, wrath
Capital of Gambia
__ pork, dish where cooked meat is shredded
Provide with goods
Luxuriously and expensively stylish
Sign of the zodiac runs from May to June
Dial M for __, Hitchcock film with Ray Milland
Loss of the football without being tackled
Not in view, hidden, unnoticed
Number; two ones, side by side
Large public sculpture
Stradivarius made this instrument
Third place metal in an Olympic event

Puzzle 4

Newspaper scoop
Large chamber of the heart
Term for a draw in chess
Excessive sideways curvature of the spine
What you need to have to avoid being easily hurt
Close Encounters of the __; 1977 UFO film
Europe’s highest active volcano, on Sicily
Comb with narrow and very close together teeth
Viral pet disease of coughing, fever
Exactness, meticulousness
Counting on
Caracas is this country’s capital
Our Lady, in French
Manmade lake behind a hydroelectric dam
Not a long flight
Bananas that can be cooked
Garments worn beneath clothes
Don’t Stop ‘Til You __, 1979 MJ hit

Puzzle 5

Spread, scatter
Company that brews Amstel beer
__ fathers; key figures in early US history
Peter Pan’s friends in Neverland
With impurities removed
Easily persuaded or controlled
Born to __; Grease soundtrack hit
Hair that comes again after removal
Sacrificed, someone who died for a cause
Closed __, subtitles on a TV show
The ability to move
Be in bed at night unable to sleep
To draw something with no supplementary tools
Marvel mutant with the powers of Phoenix Force
Solidified, e.g. a friendship

Group 458

Puzzle 1

Cover or seal paper with a layer of plastic
Just one can spoil the whole fruit barrel
Feminine, behaving like a well-to-do female
Unoriginality
Sound emerges from these in a music system
Important to the way it works; anagram of triangle
Peaky __, gangster show starring Cillian Murphy
Swaps something around
Person who finances a film
Characteristic of low-pressure whirlwind
Give an actor a role based on their appearance
This number comes after thirteen
The __; 1983 reunion film by Lawrence Kasdan
Fetus nourishment
US term for military leave
Competitive buying of weapons by nations
Field ball sport that uses netted sticks
Skin abrasion left by an attacking dog

Puzzle 2

Poor man’s pudding in Quebec: pouding __
__ flu pandemic of 1918, left over 50 million dead
Vincent __, The Starry Night painter
__ Isles, series of islands off northern France
Michael __, lead figure in dance troupe Riverdance
Alert, notification of danger
Mr. Chipping’s profession in Goodbye Mr. Chips
Remarkably stupid, idiotic
__ Sachs, global financial services corporation
A scheduled stop on a metro or railway journey
Fashion designer mentioned by Peter Sarstedt
Large pebbles secured in concrete paths
Gentle exercise like yoga, invented by Joseph __
Leisure vehicle originally associated with gypsies

Puzzle 3

A birthstone for December
The Haunting of __, Netflix spooky horror series
Protection against a loss or a financial burden
Italian for appetizer
Destructive spinning column of air
Miniature wooden stick for cleaning after meals
Tired and completely drained
Acknowledgement of truth; entrance fee
Potterworld village where no Muggles go
Structure of hexagonal cells in a hive
Child’s small shed built in the boughs
Antonym of knowledge
Perform music without access to a score
Unanimity, agreement, accord

Puzzle 4

Pats down for contraband
Attraction
Capital of Bavaria
Wholesome and substantial
South Asian religious retreat; anagram of Marsha
Small room for prayer
Clothing, dress, clothes
Claws or nails, like on a bird of prey
Teased, made fun of someone
First name of George Washington’s wife
US music award
Liam __; plays DiCaprio’s dad in Gangs of New York

Puzzle 5

False belief or notion, figment of the imagination
Goodbye in French
Attending a party uninvited
Midway break in many sports
Processing plant for crude oil
Where avians can drink/take a wash in the garden
Making a hollow bubbling sound
States of no change after a period of progress
Creatures with body of a lion & head of an eagle
Educators
Opening of a cinema run or theatre season
Flavor of fennel, star anise, and absinthe
With no joins; something that goes without a hitch
Thick stick with a heavy end, used as a weapon
Jewellery worn around the wrist

Group 459

Puzzle 1

Neat, like a tidy boat
Light wind from the ocean
Expert in the field of chemistry or physics
Sitting lazily
Plunged, plummeted from a height
Anthony __-Jones, wed Princess Margaret in 1960
Moves from one’s home country to live in another
Place for art or museum exhibitions
Six-sided frozen ice cluster
Elephant-type creature in Winnie-the-Pooh
Piercing headaches with nausea
First ancient people known to use hieroglyphics
Move towards, be drawn to
Failed 1961 attempt to unseat Cuban leader Castro
Jerking involuntarily

Puzzle 2

Car door security to protect kids
Chinese seed-based cooking liquid
One __, former boy band
German city, scene of post-WWII trials
Arsenal FC plays in this South American country
Confused, puzzled, questioning
Being bereft of money; completely broke
Drinking establishment during Prohibition
This number comes directly after a quarter century
Foiling, standing in the way of
Version or performance
Nutrition specialist who prepares meals
Those marooned on a desert island

Puzzle 3

__ tape, adhesive used to mark off painting areas
To support something or make it stronger
__ Navratilova, tennis star
Drizzling to pouring
Den, safe house
Liquid to lower temperature of an engine
__ your breath, a way of stopping hiccups
Placebo recipients in a research study: __ group
__ Road, Bruce Springsteen song on Born to Run
Film where nobody puts Baby in a corner; Dirty __
Reptiles including geckos
Their hands are raised at auction
Examining, investigating
Makes someone happy by good actions
Very big armaments on castles
Devices for warming rooms
Desirable or useful feature or service
Sausages and potatoes in the UK: __ and mash

Puzzle 4

Enclosed by brick or stone boundaries
Container for several animals to drink from
Four-leaved ones are lucky
Edgar’s scheming brother in King Lear
Don Draper is center-stage of the 60s ad agency
Word used to describe the UK leaving the EU
Film depicting blue humanoids living on Pandora
Lebanon’s largest city
Root with a zing, used in teas, curries, cakes
Gives plants essential liquid to live
Physically weak, frail or delicate

Puzzle 5

Devastating, severe, often of emotional blows
Summer biter, and not just of equines
Measuring with a device, anagram of regiment
Taken in by the police
Martin __; directed DiCaprio in Gangs of New York
The wide sleeves on 80s garments
Twisting, spinning – especially with a ribbon
Clenches, clings to
Places where baseball pitchers warm up
When the heart muscle relaxes and lets blood in
Mental fever, confusion or disorientation
Spartan King who insisted on fighting Xerxes
Herman __; author of whaling novel Moby-Dick
Edible part of clawed crustacean
Wooden house in the forest

Group 460

Puzzle 1

Dorothy __, star of Porgy and Bess, Carmen Jones
He is nipping at your nose in The Christmas Song
To do with the body
Is more important than something else
Thrown for a loop; challenging pitch
Hunter, scrounger, bird who feeds off carcasses
One who studies the past
Someone who is popular and fashionable
Medical description of a tumour likely to spread
Lamp pointed at an actor on stage
Describes ink that can’t be removed or altered

Puzzle 2

Increase the volume
Largest planet in the solar system
Oceans bordering on Indonesia: Indian and __
Cancels a law
Walter __, partnered Jack Lemmon in The Odd Couple
Miraculous, amazing, beyond belief
Plot revelation in advance
Sharp bend in a road
Venus, Jupiter and Mars are these
Doctor __, Marvel superhero, Sorcerer Supreme
Stove-top coffee-making container
O __! My __!, poem by Walt Whitman
To ruin; the opposite of build
__ bread, leavened, cooked in clay oven
Words that describe actions

Puzzle 3

Forget time or purpose
Person who adds words to TV shows for the deaf
Lamb casserole from the Emerald Isle
Geological terms for scratches on a rock surface
Arnold __, supposed fixer of the 1919 World Series
Strip of road edge dedicated to bikes
Deer-like African and Asian animals
Mineral gemstone used as a diamond substitute
Mid-range hotel rating
Flattering words designed to inveigle or persuade
Absolute __, post-war London portrait by MacInnes
Taut strands of an archer’s weapon
Greek Island known for its white coastal houses
Laurel wreath is the symbol of this sports company
Something having the shape of a cross
Ill days, away from work
UK money-making factory
Horror director, creator of Freddy Kreuger

Puzzle 4

The __, like Dorothy’s footwear for Kate Bush
As happy as a __; filthy porcine
Termination, discontinuation, closure
Illegal hunting for game and fish
Cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City
Sweet or savoury patties cooked in batter
Aldous Huxley quote: “To his dog, every man is __”
__ Ford, acted with Pitt in The Devil’s Own
Owner of the film that caught the Kennedy killing
Straight-sided tubes for holding liquids in a lab
What Nellie the Elephant packed
Goes with fixtures, part of the make up of a house
Month when Father’s Day is celebrated in Thailand
He abandons allegiance to his home country
Dig out earth with a large machine
Goes with fear in Hunter S Thompson’s tale
Leftovers, often said of fabric
Used ears to pay attention to something spoken

Puzzle 5

French word for cake
Ancient Indian city, site of the Great Stupa
Sign of the zodiac runs from June to July
__ Street is Europe’s busiest shopping street
Vicar; anagram of aprons
Categories of film type, like horror or comedy
Books for photographs
Kampala is the capital of this country
Slang for face, anagram of skiers
__ Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday