Casino

Group 261

Puzzle 1

To avenge, usually by retaliating
Garments people wear regularly
Dumb and Dumber actor Jeff __
Industrial suburb of Adelaide in South Australia
It includes knowledge, art and beliefs of a society
Nobody should rest on one’s own
Theft, stealing
2002 World Cup stadium, home of the Antlers
People who train others
Undecided or neutral in politics
Cream-colored root related to the carrot
Business, organization, entity
Coarse sedimentary rock with angular fragments

Puzzle 2

A government, especially an authoritarian one
Home to so many philosophers
Héléna __, French actress from mid 1900s
Stadium Puskas __, named after Hungarian great
Opposite to start
Past participle of the verb fight
US vice-president who won the Peace prize in 2007
__ Hill, highest point on Christmas Island
Hammer with a barrel-shaped head
Spider-Man’s mild mannered alter ego
Hormone that helps to regulate energy balance
Giant luxurious residence of royals

Puzzle 3

Sequence of percussive beats raising anticipation
Kartvelian language
European crisp, sweetened bread, a form of rusk
__ Garner, US actress of Alias and 13 Going on 30
Bag carried on back by walkers, from German words
Clay-based vases, bowls and ornaments
Aztec method of agriculture on rectangular patches
Hitting the nail on the head
Elimination game based on facial features
Go all out, like a total pig
Belted __fish are bright gold with black belt
Rupees are used in India and this Muslim neighbor
Small inflatable boats, often made of rubber

Puzzle 4

Of or relating to a disease or its characteristics
Sections of a river with a relatively steep slope
Castle strategically surrounded by water
Popular in High Middle Ages, Knightly sword
Mel __, Lethal Weapon’s actor
Sufficient evidences for the truth of a proposition
The late Natasha Richardson’s husband, Liam __
Something that happens each year
Twin of Pollux and son of Leda in Roman mythology
Estadio Metropolitano de __, Venezuela
Novel by Charles Dickens: “__ Twist”
Antonín __, Czech New World Symphony composer
Type of wine used in a trifle
A silhouette or dark shape
Rusty orange hue
__ Farhi, French fashion designer
Grounds and tenancies of a very large property
Metal-coiled spring that travels down stairs
Mongrels

Puzzle 5

Original creation from the use of imagination
A song by Kiss from album Unmasked
West Germanic language from Dutch vernacular
Sweet food made from cacao that comes in bars
Soft washed-rind and smear-ripened French cheese
Empty sea vessel wandering without control
Australian singer of 1000 Forms of Fear
Collection of units into a body, mass or amount
Wooden boy
Dog Day __, movie with Al Pacino as a bank robber
Duchy in central Germany in the Middle Ages

Group 262

Puzzle 1

It means “hell” in Italian
Country where Belfast is located, Northern __
Roman King of the Gods
Blade fitted at the end of a musket
Muhammad Ali’s birth name: __ Clay
Medicine for upset stomach, indigestion or nausea
Rock once molten
Nonbelief in the existence of God
Will __, US actor of Anchorman, Step Brothers
To render something valueless
Paired percussion instrument of seed-filled gourds
Fire toads have bright red spotted stomachs
Les Demoiselles d’__, Picasso painting
Someone who bets money on games or races
Chimamanda Ngozi __, wrote Half of a Yellow Sun
The opposite of lights

Puzzle 2

The Girl with the Dragon __, book by Stieg Larsson
SpaceX’s launch vehicle
Convex gardening spatula to transplant seedlings
It means “thanks” in Italian
First ruler of Akkad in Northern Mesopotamia
To suck the air and dirt from carpets or rugs
__-Loir, north French dept named after two rivers
Element used in x-rays and rat poison
Spiritual, calm Chinese martial art
Greek Titan and the father of Zeus
Plundered place, such as a town
__ ghost crabs live in the Indo-Pacific region

Puzzle 3

Ethnic groups living outside their homeland
US horror comedy film about mogwai pet
Nickname of Australian swimming great Ian
Unsolicited sales attempt by telephone
A disordered, weakened or unsound condition
Channels on the radio
Sending an electronic communication
Capital of Vanuatu
Via __, sorrowful route taken by Jesus to Calvary
Amazon lily
Clamshell fixing used in jewelry making
In __, Latin phrase meaning “not present”
Term for a hoofed mammal
To cut down expenses
Stronghold
Shakespearean actress from Poland: Helena __

Puzzle 4

Kathleen __, US actress in Romancing the Stone
A __ of ants
__ bells, small metal bells with internal pellet
Office machine for reproduction
British pop rock band named after Liverpool Doctor
Area comprising rivers Ant, Bure, Yare, Chet
Sea of __, divides Mexico; Gulf of California
__ Dassler, founder of sportswear brand Puma
Harry Potter’s pet owl
Secure rectangular container to store things
__ Blecharczyk, cofounder of Airbnb
Wedding dessert from Central Europe

Puzzle 5

Welsh fruit loaf aka speckled bread
Ghastly, dreadful
Chant in church invented in the Middle Ages
__ method, studying the world using the senses
Man in the moon with a cream cheese hat
Scale used to measure flux
Animated film about ant Flik and his friends
Ancient people who were the original mummifiers
Czech-born tennis star who coached Andy Murray
Going with the flow
Elizabeth __, first woman in US to become a doctor

Group 263

Puzzle 1

Virtuous, holy
Al Pacino plays an honest cop against corruption
Amount of money received per unit time in a job
Tiny baked good, very popular with cream on top
Metal item for holding live coals for heating
Ancient gemstone used by pharoahs
Eric is the evil and rotund South Park character
Type of poison that killed Socrates
Graham Greene honorary consul, Charley __
Medicine without an active ingredient
Rembrandt’s last name
Wacky __, slang word for marijuana
American __ is also the Bully
First lunar phase
Instrument that uses shadows to tell the time
Philip Seymour __, US actor who passed away in 2014

Puzzle 2

Of the eyes
__ Prince is the smart kid in The Simpsons
Fish that gave birth to the stars in Māori folklore
Marilynne Robinson’s book about fathers and sons
Study of light, wide array of applications
Moving without anchor or mooring
Flavoring for a satay dipping sauce
Anakin Skywalker, __ Christensen
__ Summer, unseasonably warm autumn weather
To scribble aimlessly
Greek poetess, symbolic of female homosexuality
Author of the play “Blithe Spirit”: Noel __
Small inflatable boat, often made of rubber
Sikh symbol, a double-edged sword

Puzzle 3

Aircraft designed to land on the ocean
__ Ali, one of the greatest boxers of all time
Dirty Harry’s last name
Ben __, wrote Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Showy, frivolous; trifling thing of no consequence
Colorful mineral; Blue John is a variety
Piratical facial accessory
Mass movement by a fleeing crowd
Strategy game with turning cogs
Model Gisele __ is married to Tom Brady
Ziggy __ and the Spiders from Mars
Redeemable after 12 months
Describes a horse with a reddish-brown coat

Puzzle 4

An enzyme secreted by the stomach wall
Call to __
Add these to mulled wine to flavour it
Gary __, UK actor, Dracula star
Telescopic __, optical zooming
Mitsubishi model sounds like a military leader
Grimy rock music
Ancient site, spring at Mount Hermon
Alice __, wrote The Color Purple
Country where the Negev Desert is located
Battle of 1389 where Ottomans defeated Serbs
__ weight, boxing division less than middleweight
Art supporters
Jewelry or object covered with gold

Puzzle 5

Mr. __ Builds His Dream House, movie with C. Grant
In a certain place
Traitor in GOT
Hundred-footed insect
Where to eat on a train
Antonym of limited
US boxer Floyd, world heavyweight champ in 1950s
Ras __, northernmost of the United Arab Emirates
Essential oil; bushy herb of the mint family
German electronic band of the 70s with Autobahn
Uno, Snap and Pit are examples of __
Synchronized boot scoot
Inflammation of the liver
War memorial at Ypres; Last Post is played nightly
Philosopher, a boozy beggar said Monty Python

Group 264

Puzzle 1

A usually circular line encompassing an area
Yarn measure equivalent to 18 hanks or 126 skeins
__ Sorter, machine to separate unattractive foods
Company distilling Cordon Bleu
Frosty’s genus
Famous WWII tank
Stadio Artemio __, Fiorentina football home
Amy __, aviatrix flew from Britain to Australia
Corby __ Press, an iconic product from Britain
Diaphragm spasms
Someone who investigates suspicious deaths
Retail __, shopping to make you feel better!
Cash __, an ATM to dispense the notes for shopping
Fatty acid used in soaps
Intensely deep red
Player going first in __ 4 can win 100% of the times
Another name for kettledrums
Underground stem that produces roots and shoots
__-daro, rediscovered Indus Valley civilization
South China Sea islands claimed by Vietnam, China
Certainly not strict
What one cannot do if he/she can’t obey
Machado __, Brazilian writer of realist novels
Large sledges traditionally pulled by reindeer
Tiny glass balls for rolling or collecting
Greek goddess of corn and fruitfulness

Puzzle 2

Avoided, failed to be captured
__ Jack, notorious 18th-century pirate
The dark lord of Mordor
Sound of a titter or giggle
Traditional Ascot races headgear for men
To board a plane or ship for a journey
To turn into bone, to petrify
One who says, anagram of torque
Daisy __, Rey, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Fiji is an __ nation
Skeletally scanned
Archery targets
A __ of cubs and kittens
The time of greatest successes

Puzzle 3

Supreme self-confidence
Unexplained series of designs at Nazca
One with hope
Area of north-west Italy with Turin as the capital
When February has 29 days
Colourful allium that is actually purple
A bad workman blames these
Property of the tape invented by Richard E Drew
Deng __, leader of China from 1978-1989
Native from the South American city La Paz
Body organ that secretes glucagon
You got lucky girl, when he found you
He finished 2nd place in 2009 X Factor
Crystallized green stems used as cake toppers

Puzzle 4

Of or relating to rats or mice
__ Mahal, Shah Jahan’s wife and palace inspiration
Pond __, insect that skims the surface of water
In apothecaries’ weight: 20 of these in a scruple
__ Earring, 70s Dutch band with Radar Love
Name of people from Barbados
Militant anti-fascist political movement
Spend these in São Tomé and Príncipe
Metal sliding cylinder exerting pressure on fluids
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993) starred __ Wood
Full of lumps, not smooth
Martial artist and judo champion, Ronda __
A furious rant

Puzzle 5

Backbones
Irish bread with sultanas and raisins
Classes where dogs are taught to behave
Festive scene encased in liquid-filled dome
Russian author Boris __ declined the Nobel prize
World record-breaking marathon runner, Paula __
Study focuses on the nervous system
Journal for sticking in cuttings
__ Wake, James Joyce’s final work
Using bizarre, illogical and incoherent settings
__ the Great, 18th C king of Prussia
Barcelona public gardens designed by Gaudí
Swinging device marks time in music

Group 265

Puzzle 1

To shock, astonish
Stanley __, painter of Cookham and nudes
Simpsons’s physician, Doctor __
__Blake, English poet who illustrated his own work
Trombone from the Renaissance and Baroque eras
Rapidly shrinking Central Asian body of water
Pandemic is a widely spread __
Polygon base with triangular faces
Watery mythical lady with a fishy tail
A city in western Uzbekistan
Obtained money from someone by swindling
Seriousness, importance, significance
Deciphered
Big __, sports idiom meaning more important
Fellow feeling
Asian cooking technique of roasted spices

Puzzle 2

Messy
European river travels through ten countries
To pay no attention to
Honda car model, its name sounds like an agreement
__ of Wales, Champagne drink by Albert Edward
Julian Alps basin crossed by Sava Bohinjka river
Gerd __, German striker with knack for the goal
Movie of blue people; forum character
A dark sooty shade of brown or grey
Small piece that holds the end of a belt in place
Lender at high interest rates, old term
Clear of chin hair
Philosophy __, branch concerned with mental events
Scowl, knit one’s brow
White collar workers work here
A genus of colorful sea slugs

Puzzle 3

Cook who works under the head in a kitchen
Scientific prediction of upcoming weather
Cast iron bread of Boers in South Africa
On Futurama, __ Slim is Hermes’ rival
Needlework for dresses with honeycomb pattern
Body of water off Leghorn where Shelley drowned
Cyd __, actress of The Band Wagon
A UNESCO World Heritage site in Tunisia
Autocue helper
It means “fireplace” in Spanish

Puzzle 4

Holy city in Saudi Arabia, burial place of Muhammad
Currency of Hungary
Richard Harrow in Boardwalk Empire, Jack __
Sentence structure study
Consolation, comfort
Otherworldly apparitions
Way, mood
Ted __, diagnosed with Cat Scratch Fever
Espresso drink with milk and dollop of ice cream
Snow sliding sport’s practitioners
Winston Churchill’s mother, Jennie __
Chief Inspector Wexford and DI Mike __
Horse__, peppery root used to make wasabi sauce
Papers made from the stems of tall marsh plants
The Deer __, De Niro, Walken changed by war
Some who enjoys going on foot
To Increase prices abruptly

Puzzle 5

Bean-shaped gland in the immune system
Recognized as “the wisest man in all of Oz”
Neolithic settlement on the Bay of Skaill
French term for wine steward or connoisseur
Learn about children by studying this
City in Germany that’s home to the Porsche Museum
To construct a lie
Daenerys __, is played by Emilia Clarke
The __, reformed pirate rules Jamaica
A life-like doll who could really show her emotions
Wooden or plastic circles twirl around the body

Group 266

Puzzle 1

Board game with brain power required
Investigating by asking questions or poking
Vicomte seducer in book by Laclos
Recital
Trimming of strands on your head
To disparage someone
To elongate
__ Present, movie with Cary Grant
An addict’s worst friend
Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish priest, founded these
Saint __, French count who seemed to be immortal
Construction kit with metal strips, nuts and bolts
Herbert von __, Austrian musical conductor
Hoped

Puzzle 2

__ acid, process aid in beverages aka tannin
To provoke, start a reaction
Financially backed a gambler
Dairy rejecters
__ Man, 1945 musical about identical twins
DJ’s creative song introductions
TV clown on The Simpsons
Iran, in ancient times
An opening move in chess involving sacrifice
Tie that doesn’t need to be tied
First planet to be identified with a telescope

Puzzle 3

One-person card game, not for the easily annoyed
__ line, marker on the sides of ships
“Le Rouge et le Noir” French author’s pen name
The executive capital of South Africa
Another name for the trachea
Dangerous __, period piece with Glenn Close
Red North Italian wine grape with high tannins
Relaxing
Muscovite like mica with magnesium
Pirate ship loaded and ready for battle
Historical rabbi, “a reasoner”

Puzzle 4

__ kameez, traditional two-piece Indian outfit
Sad words to kids, __ school
Wealthy girl in Billy Joel’s classic song
Noisy fight or punch-up; a brawl
The __ on the River Kwai, won an Oscar in 1958
Virgil’s history of Rome
A cow moos, a donkey brays, a horse __
Long vehicle for transporting the deceased
Dust and rock ejected by a volcano
Crème __, French dessert of cold, set custard
Dorothy __, 1976 gold medal female skater

Puzzle 5

Turning a ship on its side
Piece of cloth used to dry fingers and palms
Person who takes care of insects that make honey
Modern-day name of the city of Stalingrad
Records details of your birth and can marry you
1991 chart-topping album for REM
Jeffrey __, Middlesex writer
To count or work out mathematical problems
Civil War General Thomas J Jackson’s nickname
Toy car brand by Mattel
Naga __, glowing phenomenon on the Mekong River
Winston __, UK Prime Minister during WWII
__ green, color named after German city
They make up half the casualties of war
Bundner __, Swiss pastry of caramelised walnuts

Group 267

Puzzle 1

They speak louder than words
In Bizet’s Carmen, the soldier that kills her
__ Nakamoto, bitcoin digital currency designer
Highly collectible stuffed toys on strings
Goat-antelope native to mountains in Europe
Diameter of the bore of a gun, bullet measure
__ Club, frequent flyer scheme of Monarch Airlines
Flagship of the Decepticons in Transformers
Salt lake bordering Jordan
Rats and mice
Head of educational establishment
The Flower __, Diego Rivera’s oil painting
A small footstool
Real, authentic
Author of “A Brief History of Time”: Stephen __
Action that pancake makers are involved in
The first Iraq war was known as the __ Gulf War

Puzzle 2

Lotion or emulsion to darken your skin
Dictatorial order
Roof tiles
High altitude wispy clouds
Character created by A. A. Milne, __ the Pooh
Real name of U2 lead singer Bono, Paul __
Grace __, invented early computer language A-O
Pilot, anagram of marina
Coulrophobia is a fear of __
__ Page, 1950s pinup-inspired hair cut style
Barley bread from Libya
Henry __, Cromwell’s son-in-law and general
Diverse, not all the same
Lapis __, blue gemstone found in Afghanistan
Workers’ rights groups
The Road to El __, US drama with Kevin Kline

Puzzle 3

Lisbeth __, a girl with a dragon tattoo
Jean __, Finnish composer of Kullervo
Obi-Wan wants to take Luke to __ in Episode 4
Taking a little off the top or the side
Fancy handbag, especially one with a drawstring
__ Moss, F1 driver with 212 Grand Prix wins
In the eye of the beholder, study of beauty
Catch-all term for Germanic spirits and liqueurs
Hand-held controller for flying a plane
Unpleasant action of bees and wasps
To dwindle
Turkish tribes from here founded Ottoman empire

Puzzle 4

Season of the year when the Titanic sank
Limbless slithering reptiles
Physical or emotional movement
Decayed and rotten
E-book reader from Amazon
Intact medieval city in German state of Thuringia
Japanese car company refers to the Pleiades
Blood type factor named after a monkey
Plastic on the ends of shoestrings
They show guests to their seats at a wedding
Anise, licorice liqueur originally from France
To be aggressive with actions or words

Puzzle 5

Nickname for US city Detroit, Michigan
Sulphite mineral used in masonry
“Canine” grapefruit cocktail, salty dog on rim
Name of the patient in the board game Operation
Characterized by repeated bouncing
The Beast’s right hand and pendulum clock
Nickname of tennis player John McEnroe
Trial period to assess fitness or readiness
Inca creator, responsible for Nazca Lines
Ship’s flag indicating it’s leaving port
Spreading the digits in a Bob Fosse fashion
1987 Bond film The Living __
With Woodward he exposed the Watergate affair
Similar to socks but longer
__ Mac, UK-US band with albums Tusk and Rumours
Stifled, asphyxiated
Agricultural sowing device invented by Jethro Tull
Light blue gemstone

Group 268

Puzzle 1

Land of Legos, famous pastry named after itself
Lord Voldemort is played by actor Ralph __
A funny name for an earring
Squares of filled Italian pasta
Heavy fabric interwoven with a rich, raised design
Peter __, French philosopher, lover of Héloïse
Bananensis Blennys are found in the __ Atlantic
Professional card player
Nicolai __ is a villain on Danny Phantom
Post-life ceremony
Late replacement on the ill-fated Apollo 13 flight
The other name for tungsten, symbol W
Hatched, __ and despatched describes life stages
To spread out a liquid, thin, scatter
The shape of a baseball field
Someone who likes to organize things with time
One who thinks very highly of oneself

Puzzle 2

Eye color determinant
Gin, lime and soda drunk by The Great Gatsby
Beatles’ haircut
Not the top
The youngest child in The Simpsons
Tool with two jaws for gripping, pulling
__ Garden, operation codename for battle of Arnhem
Mrs. Wilson in “Gosford Park”: actress Helen __
__ at night, shepherd’s delight
Bram, who penned Dracula
Star, also known as the Dog Star
Walls, barriers, hedges; usually picketed
Strait that separates Russia and the US
To breathe with difficulty, rhymes with “cheese”
Tech brand that produces the Ideapad
Primary language of Indian Andhra Pradesh state
First Prime Minister of Israel: David Ben
Joe __, co-founder of Airbnb
Composer of the “Messiah”
__ stick, photo pole helps take your own image
An octopus has three of these
A drink, a plant and a film
Seal between engine block and cylinder head

Puzzle 3

Greek philosopher looked to attain happy life
Bangkok is capital of this Asian nation
Rock-Paper
Statue worship
Container for inhaled tobacco
Bugle call associated with warfare
Aurora __, the proper term for the Northern Lights
Two-word term for vein carrying blood to the heart
Argentina footballer with the “Hand of God”
Seven Brides for Seven __, 1954 musical
Covering a gift with paper
Classic French white sauce flavored with bay

Puzzle 4

Côtes, north French dept, was Côtes-du-Nord
__, Franklin’s ship lost and found in the Arctic
There’s a ferry across it sang Gerry Marsden
A Connecticut __ in King Arthur’s Court by Twain
Second largest planet in the solar system
Parked up on a canal or dock
Yoga pose with back raised like river crossing
Marshall Mathers
People who are related to you are your __
Green __, Champagne and Midori make a firebreather
Space __, bouncy orange toy for riding on
Trial, anagram of Laredo
Activity-tracking wristband, produces the Flex
__ Binks, comedic relief in Star Wars
French word for chair
Feeling cold, damp and sweaty
Filter-feeder system inside certain types of whale

Puzzle 5

She won America’s Most Talented Kids in 2004
In the public eye
Place on athletics track where relay runners stand
“Small oven” treat, mignardises
Rocky IV boxer-character played by Dolph Lundgren
He planned the Gunpowder Plot in England 1605
Singer who didn’t want to go to rehab, Amy __
Walking casually
Enclosure for steers
A suburban neighborhood in Sembawang, Singapore
Suit in a tarot pack, also known as coins
An unbelievable tale

Group 269

Puzzle 1

Extra helping of food
Lanky flightless bird from Africa
Honestly
The one who never quits
Country that is home to the Maori people: New __
To back up
Shakespearean comedy: “Much Ado About __”
Alan Menken musical, Little Shop of __
Riding breeches named after an Indian city
A minor skin mark or imperfection
The name of the 2014 World Cup ball
Oprah __, US talk show host
Either a proton or a neutron
She wrote Frankenstein, Mary __

Puzzle 2

Blackboard __, film featured Rock Around the Clock
Board game, candy bar, happy day
That is to say
Equivalent of the Stock Exchange in France: La __
Major __, the Electronic Organ
Faulkner’s novel set in the 1930s: Light in __
Possession is nine tenths of __
Pasta shaped like a very long tube
TV show about a rebel spy and assassin
__ Lewis, boxer who memorably beat Tyson in 2002
Peninsular site of the Yalta conference of 1945
Site of major Chinese earthquake in 2014
Yesterday’s tomorrows
Begs, entreats

Puzzle 3

Iron carbon alloy discovered during Zhou dynasty
Glacial danger
What goes up must __
A tall drink combining chilled white wine and soda
__ Sense, Bruce Willis played a ghost
Checkers in the UK
Auto safety feature
Scene It? is a DVD __ game by Screenlife
Rebounding uncontrollably, like a fired bullet
Brave __, science-fiction fable by Aldous Huxley
Castilla, Spanish autonomous community

Puzzle 4

One of the many X Factor’s judge
British expression: A game of two __
Site of major Peruvian earthquake of 1970
Shout loudly out of fright
Deadly, fatal
Washed out, anagram of iceman
Compartment in furniture
Turkish porridge for the Muharram
Capital raised through shares
Inuit sealskin boot
Chess piece between the rook and bishop
Lost __ began as a board game before an Xbox one
Itchy, red skin condition

Puzzle 5

(I’ve got a girl in) __, 1943 Oscar-nominated tune
Rear end of a car’s dual exhaust system
Marching style of many armies, esp the Nazis
Pondering, but change one letter
They live beyond The Wall
Skeletal muscle separating abdominal cavities
Was a “bugger for the bottle” said Monty Python
He claimed Canada for the British
Australian city with the biggest Greek population
Italian cycling term for riders behind the peloton
Juicy, square fruit, celestial fruit candies
To make unclear or confusing; darken
American Megafauna is a board game on __
Childhood pouches with sweets and small toys
Othello strangles her

Group 270

Puzzle 1

Eyes closed then opened very quickly
Word meaning the same as another word
Sea snails as food
Roman general and victor at Battle of Actium
Mixer
Italian naval base port city in Apulia
The __, Benicio del Toro 2010 lycanthrope movie
Decorative wheel covers on a car
__ism, art style with very little detail
Way your hair looks when waking up
“Elder,” special witness of Latter Day Saints
Stretchy PU fabric women love
Drawn tight, like a sail
Amy __, actress of Parks and Recreation
Enduring
Comprehensive health examination
A female who is engaged to be married
Mythical Greek monster with lion’s head
__ Bhutto, Pakistani PM assassinated in 2007
Spear-like instrument used in whaling
Holbein’s portrait of famous Dutch humanist
Someone who goes up the mountain
Aluminum ore, a major source of aluminium
Flat stands behind window, door in the set

Puzzle 2

Brand of pastis and absinthe
Mobile enclosure to board planes
Rub two of these together to start a fire
__ twist, yoga pose sitting down
Edwardian era __ skirt narrows at the ankles
Hannibal __, the Silence of the Lambs killer
Cronenberg sci-fi horror about buzzy insect
Risky action, chess sacrifice
Emma __, wrote Elizabeth is Missing
__ Wolf, Blues singer born Chester Arthur Burnett
Australian Aboriginal monster lurks in water
Male honeybees
Degree of prominence in words, phrases
Mega capital city of the Khmer Empire
Second farthest planet from the sun
Nickname for doctors but not for ducks

Puzzle 3

Chalk’s idiomatic antonym
__ Posey, Superman Returns actress
Girdle worn by men in Ancient Greece
French Polynesian spot
Masters-winning German golfer Bernhard
One-percent milk
Accent typical of the upper classes
Messages sent electronically from computers
Winnie the Pooh’s donkey friend
French PM whose name is linked to Frank Kellogg
Ancient Celtic priests
Gas isolated by scientist William Ramsay

Puzzle 4

__ Story, a tale about two rival gangs in NYC
Most abundant chemical element in the sun
Bluish markings from an injury
Alpine glacial lake near Finsteraarhorn peak
Battlefield __ is a FPS console video game
Almond cookie pastry from Sicily
Diverged from the main path, like a tree
Door mechanism opened by key; a stalled situation
Italian music term for graceful
Tiny town placed on top of a clover flower
Lordly, arrogant
Archbishop __, first president of Cyprus

Puzzle 5

Lightning never strikes twice in the __
Fashion choice displayed on your head
Impulsive, rash
Arrhenphobia
Korean shaved ice means “red beans”
Ranked classification of organisms, low to high
Facial disease from painting watch dials
Film musical that featured Don’t Rain on My Parade
When a radio station is broadcasting right now
__ Blum, she loses her honor in a book by Böll
Viewing __, balconies on buildings to admire views
Small whirlwind that lifts debris off the ground

Group 271

Puzzle 1

Doling out
Wearable travel bag with numerous huge pockets
Auditory membrane shaped like a cone
Old term for being afraid of something
Samuel L. __, US actor
__ Volcano, group cocktail with tropical twist
Pink-eared poodle who wore sunglasses
Not sick
French bagpipes
Former Soviet country; all children play chess
More than half illuminated
Three is a crowd, two is __
Term for a temporary military camp
Game played on ice with flat stones and brooms
Most common of this bird lives in farm structure

Puzzle 2

Governor of a province in ancient Persia
Luggage hauler
Bullet-point plan for a meeting
Award winning director of Stand by Me
Grapeskin compound that’s astringent to taste
Gossipy disclosure of confidences
Pictures
Easter Day in Italy
French city, Maine-et-Loire dept head; maddening
Greek goddess to whom the Parthenon was dedicated
A vice’s counterpart
Traditional fishing boat with four-cornered sails
Soup can painter, Andy __
__ Safari, citrus juice African ride cocktail
Room to move or margin of safety
__ Panettiere, US actress, activist
Text copies made for examination or correction
Temporary setback; fault in an app or program

Puzzle 3

Angela played Jessica in Murder She Wrote
__ Pony, equine toy franchise
Pull straws out, but beware of falling marbles
Yankees player who married a Hollywood actress
Gt Ormond St hospital benefits from the royalties
Applied force
Yiddish equivalent of the Hebrew word “kippah”
Transfer to one’s computer
Brazilian president impeached in 2016: Dilma __
Sea that surrounds Indonesia’s Maluku Islands
Official currency of China
Dance performed by Lola, as sung by Barry Manilow
Gross__, Austria’s highest peak
Not a safe bet
Swiss watch company, anagram of “sling one”!

Puzzle 4

Burns __, Scottish verse form
Trashed, anagram of inured
John __, Three’s Company star died at just 54
Speed __ is solving Rubik’s cubes really fast
Martina Hingis’ sport
Fiesty son of strict father, 1931 pre code film
__-cell, mutated red blood cell
Primary river running through Amsterdam
The __ Pump, popular shoe in 1989
Slopes, is at an angle
The largest of the foot digits, used for balance
__ Gates, entrance to heaven covered in jewels?
Dishwasher __, small dishwashers
A company, a building society owned by the members
KIm Jong Il wrote 6 of these, supposedly
“Copacabana, the hottest spot north of __”
Hot __, kid’s game of tossing tuber

Puzzle 5

Blows like a volcano
__ Man, tarot card also known as the traitor
__ eggs are hidden jokes or messages in games
War in which MASH is set
We’re a Couple of __, from Easter Parade
Gertrude __, the first woman to swim the Channel
Enter your user name and password
Immune to feelings
Fried pastry with variety of fillings in Brazil
Thor’s weapon of choice

Group 272

Puzzle 1

1977 Bond film The Spy Who __
It means black in German
__ punch, given in response
A very large baleen whale of cold waters
Juliet’s clan
Action films with Bruce Willis as John McClane
Pair of Kings poker starting hand
Chinese title for supreme deity, creator god
Flowery month of the French Revolutionary calendar
A troche
French term for sweet fried dough
Walk wearily
Western port city on Ligurian sea, with La Venezia
Chelsea __, no holds barred female comic
The __, pop group inspired by comic book
Stiff, silky, transparent dress fabric
SI unit of luminous intensity, symbol cd
Seat car model named after an Andalusian city

Puzzle 2

__ Sulu, Star Trek character played by Takei
D in DTH
Country with the largest orange production
Scale used for measuring tornado strength
Aeromodeling is __ and flight of model planes
Rum and fruit cocktail for the undead
White china clay used in paper, paint and drugs
Wodehouse Drones’ club member with a silent “p”
__ Party, Vettriano trio on a beach with parasols
“Better be stung by a __ than pricked by a rose”
Hip hop singer
Popular beard style of the 1990’s
Country that won the Six Day War in 1967
Battleship was a __ and paper game until 1967
It rhymes with snoopy, floozy and snooty
Wild, mad behavior or panic
Image or character to represent you online
Dating __, a matchmaking business

Puzzle 3

Toy __, small metal military men
Notice of violation
Don’t teach your grandmother how to __
Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale: “The Ugly __”
This Kid worked as a ranch hand in Alberta
__ be Thy name, second line of Lord’s Prayer
Neatness
__ Research Center, studying gorillas in the wild
Canada’s two national sports: ice hockey and __
Bart Simpson watches The Itchy and __ Show
South American small pie with meat and veg
Anakin was 20 during the Battle of __ in Star Wars
Nonhuman mammal with the longest lifespan

Puzzle 4

__ Depp, portrayed Edward Scissorhands
Nikolai __-Korsakov, composer of Golden Cockerel
Famous Spanish tennis player, __ Nadal
Duvall’s character loves this smell in the morning
Old French for “angel”; it means “lamb” in English
__ wedding; two couples marry at the same time
Exile island for Napoleon’s last years: Saint __
Part of bullet that holds the powder
Author of “The Power and the Glory”: Graham __
The male organ of a flower, usually with an anther
Baltic Sea island split between Poland and Germany
__ glass, a full-length mirror can be tilted
Tight or mean with money

Puzzle 5

Of common ancestry
Small Asian ungulate, like a rodent
Longest running London play (since 1952): “The __
Make this short to get to the point
Nuclear weapon element
Rod Stewart song character, the older woman!
All under control, like a clean boat
Fermented chewy bread
Led by Lord Beckett in Pirates of the Caribbean
Old-style flip-opening mobile phone
Lasting winter in Game of Thrones
Glossy periodicals on a variety of subjects
False name, something an author writes under
Police put these on criminals
Game, aka Michigan, shares name with racecourse

Group 273

Puzzle 1

__ stock: horses used for hauling baggage in circus
Fare __, boarding a train or bus without a ticket
Latin phrase meaning proportionately
Inhaled, anagram of rodents
Sleeping Beauty’s prince
Little wheels on furniture
Tough lawless person, bully, roughneck
1970 movie directed by Alvin Rakoff
Creation of ornamental art from trees and shrubs
Old Chinese tile game, usually with four players
Trendy Japanese lima bean look-alike veggie
Ghost in English folklore that inhabits mines
French card game loved by Churchill
Transport canine, typically a Husky
Post-Soviet state

Puzzle 2

Medical term for baldness
Gustave __, Madame Bovary author
French term for a well done steak
Small beads of rainwater
White House area has Oval Office, Situation Room
__ International, airport code HKG
La __, tomato-throwing festival in Buñol, Spain
America’s Next __ , reality show about fashion
Gambling game with a ball and a wheel
Part of a driver that strikes the golf ball
Ancient Roman coin worth a quarter of a denarius
Jewish minor prophet; his Book follows Nahum
Movie where Steve McQueen escapes Devil’s Island
A breed of short-legged cats

Puzzle 3

Knit and __, social club for knitters and talkers
How Beijing was once known in the West
Influence or impact of something
__ wrap, another name for cling film
The __ Man, Woodward horror about burning effigy
In music, quickly alternating notes, like birdsong
Large slave city on the continent of Essos
Mythical character who flew too close to the sun
Continent with the largest hippo population
Largest Greek airline, named after a sea
A Hindu hermitage
Unpaid and unfree labor of vassals in Feudalism
Fungal disease of potatoes
Tear __, manipulative, sentimental film or book
Fry’s college roommate on Futurama

Puzzle 4

Transvaal president, Boer leader against Britain
Bone of the middle ear, also called malleus
Belle is a main character of __ and the Beast
LDW, insurance waiver against loss and __
Straight road or path, lined by trees
“Addicted to Love” singer, Robert __
Parodies
Wes __, Nightmare on Elm Street director
Argentine river flows into the Parana River
Spoiled or rotten food oil
Hybrid of a zebra and a donkey
Word for nonsense, and a boiled sweet
__ Milano, child star, later became Charmed

Puzzle 5

UK flag nickname
Neolithic village settlement in the Orkney Isles
Space eater
A turbine-driven plane engine with propeller
1979 Bond film featuring Jaws
Deep water fishing boat using many baited hooks
Pillow stuffing from large bird
Children’s toy, a pole for hopping around on
The thinking behind an action
Chronicler whose work was used by Shakespeare
Feeling trendy? Jump on this
Followers of the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama

Group 274

Puzzle 1

Act of dropping explosives
Lower part of a river where it meets the sea
Software used to surf the web
Dollar bill
The Animals lyric: There is a house in New __
2005 Disney superhero movie with Kurt Russell
Aristocratic Japanese warrior
Coarse cotton-linen cloth
Major Siberian waterway, flows into the Arctic
Gary __, “What’chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?”
Red condiment powder made from dried peppers
French producer born William Grigahcine
It is ill __ with edged tools

Puzzle 2

Sailing ship such as the Endurance and Terra Nova
Post-apocalyptic film with Mel Gibson
__ gardens, Florence park adjoining Pitti Palace
Walkers in nature
Old __ is a 1957 movie about a boy and his dog
Mandatory protein in a Ploughman’s lunch
To rumple, dishevel
Hair that is not smooth and neat
Chess game piece that’s a position in the clergy
To be no help whatsoever
Eurythmics singer who dreamt sweetly
Accustomed, anagram of ruined

Puzzle 3

__ bird, “military” member of the stork family
Getting the better of someone
Whitewater __, extreme, double paddle sport
Yiddish word for cloying sentimentality
Large natural lake in northwestern Spain
Viral disease, variola, that leaves skin scars
First discovered at Mount Vesuvius
Highly concentrated coffee served in small cups
Basque separatist party, banned in 2003
The Great __, son of music professor, musical
Lear’s true daughter
Deny someone proximity

Puzzle 4

Hitchcock film known for freaky shower scene
The capital of Niger
Gustav __’s music was banned by the Nazis
Yogurt served very cold, popular in South Africa
Towards the center
The king’s fool
Arthur __, wrote Memoirs of a Geisha
__ Lopez, US comedian had self-titled sitcom
The roof of the mouth
Shows off, misbehaves

Puzzle 5

Mechanized device created by Jethro Tull
Treasure-carrying engine buried in Polish tunnel
Capital of Pakistan
Land used for grazing
Distress device shown in the sky to alert Batman
Early 20th Century (pre WWI) England, the __ Age
Term for the crime of killing one’s father
Architect who built the London 2012 aquatics centre
Island in the Svalbard archipelago, Breibukta bay
A in ATM
Absurd talk, sounds like a flower-chicken cross
Half-espresso, half-milk Italian coffee
Informal name for American dollar bills
New Year’s Eve in Germany

Group 275

Puzzle 1

Hierarchy, __ order
Skill level or talent
The ability to be quick and graceful
Misfortune
Facial feature that is arched
Light-up bedtime buddy who was never glum
Small sailing boat carried on a war ship
Wool crafter
Director of the original Ghostbusters
Meat pastry and hat type
Nationality of Muppet chef

Puzzle 2

Dining table chair with arms
Black __, the chronicle of a horse’s sad life
Backgammon is one of the __ board games
__ in distress, stereotypical girl in trouble
Haley Joel __, plays troubled boy in Sixth Sense
Country that once had three presidents in one day
Keyboard made to be superior to standard one
Jerry’s wacky neighbor on Seinfeld
Parcheesi is an adaptation of __ cross and circle
Sparkly headband used as a crown
ESA’s probe that rendezvoused with Halley’s Comet
Rules royally
Servant, an obedient follower, a footman or valet

Puzzle 3

Biblical woman who became salt
Kids’ card game involves assault
Lerner and Lowe musical set in London, My __
The __ Karamazov was Dostoyevsky’s final novel
Irish featherweight boxer, Barry __
Japanese sweet bun looks like melon
Hot Wheels competitor
Member of a discussion group
Amphibious landing place at Gallipoli in WWI
Feeling of impending doom
__, 1943 propaganda film, the Mary Ann
Before the molar
2 words having the same spelling or pronunciation
Zuckerberg’s platform
__ Airlines flight MH370 has never been found

Puzzle 4

Primed, containing ammunition
Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom __
First Kid in 1996 starred comedian __
National airline of Belgium from 1923 to 2001
__ Kate, Cole Porter musical based on Shakespeare
__ It Out is based on the Nickelodeon TV show
Someone who creates masterpieces
50s men’s hairstyle upbrushed and set at the front
Japanese peach jelly eaten in the summer
Highest peak on Antarctica
Conspicuously uncouth, graceless

Puzzle 5

Christian study focuses on the Virgin Mary
Card game for gamblers using five cards
Pail that holds the frozen stuff
Gray rabbit, famous trickster of Looney Tunes
Scoundrels of Skullport is a 2013 game __
Capital of Slovenia
Surname of Jedi Knight to defeat Darth Vader
Follow the yellow __
Metal single outershell of a plane
Hospital attendants responsible for moving patients
Agitator, a rabble-rouser (no matches required)

Group 276

Puzzle 1

Plant of the daisy family, anagram of wagered
To prepare for sleep
__, matched and dispatched describes life stages
Three-dimensional Sudoku
Flag-waving communist followers of Chairman Mao
__ 4, aim to get four discs in a row
South Australia famous winemaking region, __ Valley
The meat of a deer
South African country with the loti as currency
Skin lesion disease of sheep, cattle and humans
Place where the Golden Fleece hung from a tree
Wise and learned, showing good judgment
Yoga with props; furniture yoga
Smallest planet in the Solar System

Puzzle 2

Amazon river aka Caqueta River
Toxic disease from infection, also septicemia
__ bells, ringing device on a harness or horse
LeVar __, young Kunta Kinte, Geordi La Forge
Kid’s drawing tool made of pigmented wax
Merchant vessel that transports liquids, gases
Fluffy, dry creature in Gremlins
Industrial process for producing sodium carbonate
A turophile is a __ lover (think dairy)
Mega toy brand owns Playskool, Parker Brothers
Ethical lessons
Monotonously talks on and on
Pungent small bulb, good for roasting
Oneirophobia: the fear of __
Inheritance
Pie __ medieval courts that sat in market squares
Leafy shelters in a garden

Puzzle 3

Head of the hive
__ World, former family sitcom of TGIF
Founder of SpaceX
Inflatable supports worn to aid swimming
Two-player card game evolved from “whisky poker”
Mont Sainte, Cezanne artworks of Provence
Scrabble is a __ for two to four players
Slang for someone who fails to open their wallet
Disposable drinking vessel
Campbell’s __, food tins by Andy Warhol
Country that is home to Serengeti National Park
“Bridge Over __ Water”, written by Paul Simon
Discounted ticket price for a large group
Good wishes for a traveller starting a journey
Ancient microcontinent in Indian Ocean
40s menswear with broad-shouldered drapey jackets
Stark pet in GOT
French president during the unrest of 1968
Receptacle that rustles

Puzzle 4

Singer who wrote “Imagine”: John __
Folding table for tube watching
Months that start on __ will have Friday the 13th
Social news/discussion site; “perused it”
Black __, beer cocktail with Champagne
7th __, silent film, 1 of first 3 Oscar nominated
Toy for two kids, one at each end, up and down
Sabre-toothed tiger from the plains of Africa
A variation of baccarat: __ de fer
State and former kingdom and duchy in east Germany
Accommodation for ship passengers
Samuel Richardson novel subtitled virtue rewarded
First European nation to have an elected president

Puzzle 5

Millennium & __, global hotel group
Cold War Romanian dictator
Navigable airship
Fatty portion of milk
Game for playing on your own
In good order, like an organized boat
Italian composer of 1950s stringed arrangements
30 Seconds is a general __ game
A strong reaction to something unexpected
Sixth Bond film, You Only __
Large pine species, common across North America
Compressed fuel block, especially for barbecues

Group 277

Puzzle 1

Reduction in rate, quantity, money
The ability to make others well
Pirate, buccaneer, barbary
A long-standing enemy
The Last __ Show, black and white coming of age film
Author of “The Sport of Queens”, Dick __
Noted French art nouveau glassmaker: Rene __
Haitian voodoo male priest, female is mambo
A strong and tough man
English inventor of the flying shuttle for looms
Barrier reef __ is silvery with yellow dorsal
Aircraft with two sets of wings
Perfume family with herbaceous, green scents
Benchmarks, criteria
__ National, Ugandan arena, South African president
Chinese board game of matching tiles
Meteorologist’s study
__ Biel, married to Justin Timberlake
A garden with plants growing among stones
In The Simpsons, __ Skinner is the Principal
Archaic expression for news, such as “glad __”
Movable or immovable property, no real estate

Puzzle 2

Cards suit chosen so as to beat all the others
Super __, water gun developed by Lonnie Johnson
Film and radio actor, Citizen Kane, Orson __
To distribute, arrange in groups
Hanoi __, prisoner camp used by North Vietnamese
__ apple, thinly cut with a knife
According to song, where to Pack up Your Troubles
It precedes winter
__ pea, used for making rice and peas
Area of low pressure in meteorology
Ms. Muffet seat, low stool, pouffe
Mother of Jacob’s sons Dan and Naphtali
The part of an insect between head and abdomen
Microblogging social media

Puzzle 3

Autumn berries are __ in hedgerows
Chewy Italian dessert like florentine
__ nervosa, eating disorder
Roy __, Jaws police chief
William Herschel discovered this type of radiation
Inferior; not legitimate
Casino game with option to bet on bank or player
Russian republic, Elista is the capital
Film with guns, explosions, suspense and mystery
Theatre of war in WWI, now called Thessaloniki
Small rectangular harpsichord, often legless

Puzzle 4

Second most important basis for Islamic Law
The voice to Marge Simpson, Julie __
Javier __, Spanish actor, the villain in Skyfall
Bob __, Jamaican performer backed by his Wailers
Powerful and tyrannical ruler
Wild and ferocious
Animal that moves slowly
Lockable storage chest
Afghan sword of the Pashtun people
Dairy product used as a pizza topping
Foul, disgusting
Jonathan __ Foer wrote Everything Is Illuminated
The capital of Philippines
__ Goldthwait, actor, comedian, voice actor

Puzzle 5

Surface that the French Open is played on
Medieval Portuguese castle and heritage site
Tiny pieces of wood
Common name for alcea flowers, with hairy leaves
A major holiday and anagram of “shirt scam”
Troggs and Jimi Hendrix song
__ Tea, hot toddy variety with small fruit
Antonym of roughest
The mathematical symbol for taking away
Office chamber where the directors meet
Raised skin prickle, in fear
An Englishman’s home is __
Liev Schreiber, villain, X-Men Origins: __
Fictional character whose nose grows when he lies

Group 278

Puzzle 1

Without any difficulty or problem
__ Jones, US musical mentor, producer
Large gate or entrance; gateway on a website
Japanese battle cry
Figure of enlightenment in ancient Indian religion
Very poor person supported by public charity
Leveraged __, management buying control
Ice houses built by the Inuit
To begin a journey or quest
Requiescat __, Latin phrase meaning rest in peace
Sand __, wind toy used to surf on sand
Character in One Thousand and One Nights
He serves food to people
The plastic tips on the end of shoelaces

Puzzle 2

__ room, where conferences are held
Branch of medicine concerned with the ear
Lego range for building complex machines
Receptacle for flicking cigarette detritus into
__ De Vil tried to catch 101 Dalmatians
Sinclair Lewis’ archetype of conformism
__ F, first console to use a microprocessor
German city controversially bombed in WWII
To reproach, berate
Low-level gray cloud; near ground, resembles mist
Took power by force
Wooden post to support beer’s raw ingredient

Puzzle 3

The __ Dog is a black and white Walt Disney film
Not cautious of danger
Identity parade, anagram of lupine
Method
Saul __, winner of three National Book Awards
Long dress worn by medieval women
A tube and rubber ball utensil for moistening food
“Football” in most places
Famous composer honored annually in Salzburg
Passengers moved off an overbooked flight
German river, flowing through Stuttgart
A heavy wooden hammering or ramming instrument
Allegiance to a feudal lord

Puzzle 4

An illness or problem, from the French language
Travelling on horseback or bicycle
To lose strength or power
Religious magic and sorcery
The world’s largest non-polar desert
Tantamount to eight pints
A chess piece that jumps over all others
Get your earnings during this 24-hour period
Dinosaur, anagram of parrot
Barchester __ features the chaplain Obadiah Slope
Possessing a steeple
To take on more responsibility
__ Pennyworth, Batman’s faithful butler
Jazzy music style rhymes with woogie
Marked Irish accent

Puzzle 5

Maryland city in which The Wire was set
On ship it is measured by a pallograph
Young friend of Lyra in His Dark Materials
David Bowie’s final album
Played Mad Max in the original series of films
A depraved person
Period of wooing, or elaborate mating display
__ yogurt, Eastern European fermented milk product
Poker expert, gambler or hustler
Neurotransmitter; levels are related to depression
Kiwi Rugby Union side
Country that was part of Malaysia until 1965

Group 279

Puzzle 1

Service dress
Where a select or favored group holds power
Sarah __, American Horror Story actress
Belonging to angels, angel-like
A low mound or ridge of Earth; a knoll
Medicine used in your ear to prevent infections
Study of versification, poetry subcategory
The Man Who Skied Down __, documentary
Figures that wobble but don’t fall down
This cubist was no square
Eight legged denizen of the sea
Actor William __, played Captain Kirk in Star Trek
Black __, vodka combined with coffee liqueur

Puzzle 2

Term commonly referenced to filmmakers or directors
Unyielding, obdurate
Designated locations for boats in a harbor
The __ Cried Wolf
Sacred river flowing into the Dead Sea
Eastern European circled bread used in rituals
__ was here! Graffiti meme from WWII
Zigzagging ski race around poles
Eddie __, cross-dressing comic
A treeless northern region with frozen subsoil
Top __, collectible cards

Puzzle 3

Prominent ice-covered mountain in Ellsworth Land
Creator of Garfield’s comic strip
Car lights used in poor visibility conditions
Spoken in the island where Napoleon was born
Body manipulation
World’s most popular sport
Colored feline that means good or bad luck
Bin liner
Fourth installment in the Mad Max film series
Try not to overload the donkey, he might kick!
Edouard __, France’s PM at the start of WWII
Small, edible seeds that come from a tree cone
Much Ado About Nothing heroine

Puzzle 4

Crowdsourced encyclopedia
King, father of Imogen, who banishes Posthumus
Parasite studied by winners Campbell and Omura
Won the 6th Academy Awards for Best Movie
Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Send in __
Terraria is a sandbox action game
Where to hit the nail to be accurate
Plum brandy from Eastern Europe
Area ruled over by sovereign princes of Austria
Without any feeling or point
How dinosaurs evolved to become so huge

Puzzle 5

Device to capture rodents
Wooden devices for attaching washing to a line
__ Games, French war drama hit outside France
Ursine soft toy
Chew one’s food
Philandering fictional ad man on a TV series
Compound of unnatural origin
Nerve-shredding event
Controversial issue, and lunch
First leader of Nationalist Party (KMT) in China
Revealing details
Canadian 1942 documentary about the life of miners
US songwriter responsible for Wichita Lineman

Group 280

Puzzle 1

Character who “loved not too wisely but too well”
Ready and willing to listen
Dam-making river creatures
In the pipeline
Getting wet for an apple
Pekoe means white down in __
Ethereal, like a ghoul
Noise some people make when sleeping
__ Stade de Bordeaux, French soccer field
__ Rebellion, revolt by Samurai against reforms
Drink includes creme de menthe, spirit
Cuddling or embracing
Shoe production technique developed by Matzeliger
Shape of a red “Stop” road sign
__ Australia Fair, the Aussie national anthem
To talk nonsense like a face cloth
Two __ Knights, comedy produced by Howard Hughes
Absence of rain for a prolonged period of time

Puzzle 2

World’s deepest lake, in southern Siberia
Cocktail similar to Manhattan; Scottish outlaw
Congress of __, 1815 meeting of European minds
Dee __, lead singer of drag band Twisted Sister
Tracy __, appears in books by Jacqueline Wilson
A Bar at the __-Bergère, Manet painting
__ was the Plow King in The Simpsons
Opossum shrimp, technically
Tex is a 1982 Disney film starring Matt __
Black eye
Money maker
Moved in for a close-up on a camera

Puzzle 3

Slovenian body of water with ancient island church
Small group of stars
Surname of Norm in Cheers
François __, Gargantua and Pantagruel writer
Also called double-magnum
Another name for Greece: the __ Republic
Wendy Schaal voices __ in American Dad
Field focuses on old age
Not within what is legal
Term used to describe working extra hours
Smythe’s comic character
Highest part of a dress
Fabric that has been sprayed and stiffened
You can make a mountain out of one

Puzzle 4

Dark and shadowy
Sickening; it sticks in your __
Laboured or processed
Ancient country to the west of the Black Sea
Gallows
“Red” Italian lager brewery
Jamaican music style favoured by Marley
Evergreen trees; oil repels moths, mosquitoes
__ Rockwell’s World, An American Dream
Queen of Soul, __ Franklin
Common assemblies of witches
Spain’s top-level football league

Puzzle 5

Decorative coverall for base of festive conifer
Generous; giving unselfishly
Emu country
__ Reserves, network of protected ecosystems
Someone who acts quickly and irrationally
Chinese wedding cake
The cheap seats in sports
Tavern in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Big fat fishy neckwear from the 70s
Relating to the production of cold temperatures
Gershwin musical, includes the song “S’Wonderful”
John Candy is the title character in this ’89 film
Where bands hang out when not performing
Flirtation, casual relationship
When a woman ceases having menstrual periods
High __, female tarot card
UK lewd comedian with slapstick 70’s TV show