Farm

Group 461

Puzzle 1

Shopper in a store
Egg whites and sugar dessert cooked at low temps
A deep round dish for broth
To try out for a part in a movie
Substance used to make a chemical reaction faster
Graphic display of events in chronological order
Reading something quickly
Items to wear
Successful singer or song-writer of popular music
Those who watch a show or play
Noisy white birds found on beaches or coastlines

Puzzle 2

Ocean where Hawaii is located
Made an estimate about how large a number is
What many water bottles are made out of
Word with the same meaning as another word
Standing yoga pose, or a soldier
Not employed
Lending a hand
Lady’s hairdo that looks like an insect’s home
These are used to feed babies milk
Creature with eagle head and lion body
__ beans, Mexican or Tex-Mex staple

Puzzle 3

80s New Wave band fronted by Debbie Harry
Citrus fruits that make up part of a mimosa
__ City, fictional city in the Land of Oz
Dark green crispy stuff wrapped around sushi
An exact copy of something
Exhibition space
Japanese warrior
A stop between flights before the next journey
They help you see better
Mountaineer
Canine competition
Las Vegas and Monte Carlo have many of these
They extract liquid from fruits and vegetables

Puzzle 4

A female sibling
You need one to get into a concert
Eat voraciously, gobble up
Human soul, mind or spirit
One who corrects and revises text for publication
Overseas
Earthquake rumble
This Beatle imagined a hypothetical world
The book from which actors learn their lines
Famous river that flows through London

Puzzle 5

He could turn the things he touched into gold
A system of parts working together in a machine
Long-distance running races
Gentle melodies to send babies to sleep
Periodical such as The Guardian, New York Times
A place where a person lives
Gather and keep supplies in case of emergency
Made someone feel better
Protective outer layer of the skin
Small, rocky space objects that orbit the sun

Group 462

Puzzle 1

Medical term for a nonmalignant tumor
Journey to far-away places
A hypothesis
Concedes permission
Headgear, protects against solar rays
Delicate and neat
People who star in movies, plays
“Deck the halls with __ of holly”; tree branches
E-book reader from Amazon
Jumping into the water with minimal splash
A panda’s preferred food
Admit into an organization or club
Kingdom of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Underground hole that a rabbit lives in
Nearly

Puzzle 2

Shrivels and dries, like a plant
Run around playfully like young kids or dogs
To go down a mountain
Worshipper who travels to a sacred place
The Vitruvian Man was drawn by him
Movie about a romance on an ill-fated ship
Indignation and anger
Natural indents in a person’s cheeks
Images taken with the front-facing camera
Salty lake in the Middle East with no life

Puzzle 3

Small piece; scrap; fragment
__ Impossible series with Tom Cruise
Popular music streaming app with green logo
Lights a fire, starts something burning
Against
It is pulled to open a parachute
Pet rodents that burrow in soil
Scale for measuring the magnitude of earthquakes
They make up bouquets
What the female feline super hero wears
The falls located on the border of NY and Canada
Another name for the breastbone
First part of Dante Alighieri’s long poem

Puzzle 4

A graphic representation of a story
Fungi
Ornamental objects used to hold a sleeve closed
Pigs that aren’t domesticated
First rule, do not talk about this film title
Chamber of the heart, left or right
Billowing symbol of surrender
To rise and fall with no regular pattern
Tethered journey outside a craft by an astronaut
Terrified, or turned to stone
Rose to fame as the lead singer of The Supremes

Puzzle 5

Entered where not welcome
Gin or vodka cocktails made with vermouth
Social media platform by Mark Zuckerberg
Black liquid that comes from a sea creature
Official procedure or system of rules
Purposeful omission of information; crossing out
Male building owner who rents out spaces to others
Making educated assumptions
In close friendship; intimate
Editing a photo by cutting down the sides
Someone subject to ridicule: “__ stock”

Group 463

Puzzle 1

E.T. desperately wants to do this
“Oh, the weather outside is __” Let it Snow lyrics
Walking exercise machine
Stiff paper material that boxes are made out of
Ancient Roman road leading from Rome to Brindisi
Large white and furry inhabitant of the Arctic
Obsessive supporters
Actor who played Luther, Stringer Bell in The Wire
Rough, noisy, playful behavior
Bittersweet jam made from oranges

Puzzle 2

Edible marine animals like crab or shrimp
Relating to plants
Demeaning, cheapening
Clock or watch to measure minutes, hours, etc.
The way in which a person lives
Skill of managing international relations
Wookiee from Star Wars
__ Housewives, the lives of Wisteria Lane’s ladies
Thin pasta served with meatballs
A person depicted in a novel or a play
Love, fondness, liking, care
Professional who selects and serves wine
Spikey-topped yellow fruit

Puzzle 3

Dishonest; like many politicians
They are the “walking dead”
Getting stuck in this after leaving work is no fun
Shakespearean play that includes a witches’ spell
Accept; surrender
Yo-Yo Ma is a famous one
Kate Middleton is one
Media provider that originated The Crown
Canoe propellers
Keep safe and sound, watch over

Puzzle 4

Military exercises
The types of doves in The 12 Days of Christmas
You tend to this just outside your home
Small, green fruits that go in martinis
Said of a fruit that has gone bad
Capital of Colombia
Kids nursery rhyme: The Itsy Bitsy __
Optical glass discs
Band of thin fabric worn tightly on the neck
Sweet and old-fashioned; charming

Puzzle 5

Italian cheese grated on pasta dishes
1970s-style shoes with thick soles
Lessons that teach you how to tread water
Mary Mary Quite __, How Does Your Garden Grow?
Band known for their songs “Yellow” and “Fix You”
To look after a residence while its owner is away
Something that causes inconvenience or annoyance
Table game with rectangular dotted tiles
Wood-eating pests that live in colonies
Conceited, with extreme sense of self-importance

Group 464

Puzzle 1

Apples becoming juicier and sweeter, ready to eat
A strong dislike
Careful, guarded, circumspect
Ceremonies held to bury the departed
Sarah __, the Duchess of York
His enemy was Captain Hook
Searching for food in the wild
Advocacy of women’s rights based on equality
Big wild cats with spotted fur
Country directly to the west of Spain
Tips over in a boat

Puzzle 2

Cleaning with a broom
Evita the musical was about this first lady
Fast, short-distance runner
Long stiff hairs on cats’ faces
Followed an order
You type on this
The writer of the words of a song
His heel was his only weak spot
Grateful; expressing gratitude
Pasta beloved with a cheese sauce
Third largest religion in the world
Head coverings for hygiene when handling food
Performed by both a mailman and midwife
Unpleasant physical effects from drinking too much

Puzzle 3

Grid puzzle for digits 1 through 9
Informal photo, taken without the subject knowing
Famous Rough Collie on TV; Scottish term for girl
What balloons are filled with
Large organized group of singers
They are the people invited to a party
Paulo __, novelist most famous for The Alchemist
Special dog food bits given as rewards
Long sticks some circus performers walk on
Mended a wound

Puzzle 4

Pigs find this underground; also a chocolate
Lead singer of Queen: Freddie __
__ stars, streaks of light from meteors
Permits that protect the rights of inventors
__ Todd, Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Department store customer
Wealth or luck
What a canine eats its dinner out of
Morally sound
Venue used for outdoor sports
Delicate

Puzzle 5

Maze
Not uptight
This gelatinous sea creature stings
Very detailed or complicated
Inverted gymnastics position using the cranium
Director of the movie The Birds
A mythological, magical or folklore story
Holding something very tightly
Study of your family tree
Supervisor of a young woman in a social situation
Photo-sharing app owned by Facebook
People who were ruled by pharaohs
Substance, like caffeine, which gives you energy
Sunken remains of a vessel

Group 465

Puzzle 1

Eager to find something out, like a cat maybe
Alternatives, choices
Cooked under heat
A specialist in a particular branch of study
This writer penned A Christmas Carol
Element with the chemical symbol Li
Those who use cigarettes and cigars
Becomes thinner
Money storage items
Superhero, punisher; anagram of engrave
It usually comes after a lightning strike
Siddhartha __, the Buddha

Puzzle 2

__ star, meteoric sky flyer
Female lead in A Star is Born
Guilty people
Unable to defend oneself
An actual place; a site
In very poor condition; in a state of neglect
A homeless canine
Hissy fits
Covert activities of a government agency
Very dark, concentrated and strong vinegar

Puzzle 3

Least agitated
Spiritualist gatherings aiming to contact the dead
Earth that is immediately beneath the surface
Pummelled
Women’s shirts
Join together, like two pieces of a puzzle
Japanese paper-folding art form
Capital and largest city of Nova Scotia
More quickly
Tony Stark
TV show: takes certain characters from an original
Organized search for a criminal
Country where the soup known as pho originated
__ Crescent, area of West Asia where farming began
Scale of temperature on which water freezes at 0°

Puzzle 4

Lily of the __, bloom linked to May in flower lore
Element with symbol is Na
Tune, song; a girl’s name
Aquatic reptile with a hard shell
Machines that can be operated by remote controls
Friendly ghost of children’s films
Serena Williams’ sport
Bring the memory of a past event to mind
Damaged, no longer functioning
Colour of the submarine the Beatles sang about
Using only gestures to act something out
Hot, green Japanese paste served with sushi
Solid and bulky, like a heavy knit
Casual chatty conversation with malicious slant
Theologian Martin Luther’s nationality
Where a king might live

Puzzle 5

Evil nemesis of Kai and Gerda in Andersen’s tale
Channing Tatum shows off his dancing in this movie
People who travel to work in the city
Country where Pope Francis was born
Self-assured and bold, assertive
Dangerously loud; ear-splitting
Ball of ice that falls from the sky like rain
The one who directs an orchestra
High peaks
Not always
Handbag item for burnishing tresses
A type of aquatic flower found in lakes or ponds

Group 466

Puzzle 1

Strays from the path
Scientist who developed the theory of relativity
It flows down from your eye when you’re sad
Ended, completed, terminated
The process of throwing away something
Green vegetable that resembles small trees
They’re good for holding bubbles and for relaxing
Garment often worn before or after a shower
Weight loss activity that requires physical effort
Running order of music tracks to be broadcast
Italian who carves the puppet Pinocchio
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of this country

Puzzle 2

Substance in grains and wheat, some are allergic
Grassy land for grazing livestock
Supernatural, mystical, or magical practices
Curved features on a building
Travel voucher
The month of August in Spanish
Meryl __; plays Donna in Mamma Mia!
Futuristic comedy; South American country
Questionnaire
Accepting an offering
The red birthstones for July

Puzzle 3

Climate that is hot and humid, like in Bora Bora
Exemption from punishment
Slick jacket worn to repel water
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi was one of these rodents
Often stubbed, can be painted
Table container for wine
Warning someone about a danger
Publication of events from the previous 12 months
Greek god of the sea
Circular routes; loops

Puzzle 4

Left without sufficient nutrition
Left behind by spiders
Famous singer married to Jay-Z
Look closely at something to check it’s ok
Smallest planet in the solar system
Weekly gambling game with numbered tickets
Oprah __, TV host and supporter of women’s rights
Combination of musical notes pleasing to the ears
Baseball hit that lets you round all the bases
One with a heated skull and rash temper
They take astronauts into outer space
Period when day and night are of equal length
The violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd
Move in a circle on a central axis
Tapering stone pillar such as Cleopatra’s Needle

Puzzle 5

Body of water between Alaska and eastern Russia
Customer-facing person in a financial institution
Nine is the square root of this number
Wealth; the state of having a lot of money
Aquatic animal considered the largest on Earth
Beatles album with zebra crossing on cover
Treasure sought after by Indiana Jones
Scientific study of the universe
Street vehicle that sells meals
All living homo sapiens, both male and female

Group 467

Puzzle 1

Kitchen appliance for making smoothies
Chilli pepper spice powder used on deviled eggs
Engrossed, absorbed
The guilty or not guilty decision by a jury
One-eyed mythical giant
Scorn, contempt
Car, bus or truck
Occasional and varied employment opportunities
Winged angels that look like children
Figures made from icy precipitation
Bow-and-arrow sport

Puzzle 2

Someone who studies the past
Those who enter without permission
She’s the Barefoot Contessa on TV
How fast the breeze is blowing
Monologue; one-person speech
Flattening or crushing something
Closeness, nearness, vicinity
To deposit powder on a flower so more can grow
Type of home owned by those who tend the land
Gritty sheet used to rub down and smooth wood
Deep respect for someone
Composer of the Emperor Concerto
Uninterested, indifferent
Peter Parker’s alter ego
Persons guilty of lying under oath in court

Puzzle 3

__ media, such as Facebook, Twitter
Country where El Dia de los Muertos is celebrated
Dark __, stuff in space that emits no light
Amount one is paid for a job
Small thin object used to sew items together
Goal
Chimney __, danced on roofs in Mary Poppins
Oak fruits fed to pigs that make Iberian ham
Stevie __, Motown hit-maker since the 1960s
Loves a lot
Ideal, perfect state written about by Thomas More

Puzzle 4

Nine-month period before a woman gives birth
Porous to fluids
Items like moisturizer, blush and eyeshadow
Underwater vessel
Ejections of molten rock from a volcano
Water vessel propelled by vapor
It’s eaten in the morning
Person who designs buildings
Mixture of substances once used to fire guns
The hump in the middle of the work week
Holiday celebrated on December 25th
Admits to a crime
Photo-sharing app bought by Facebook in 2012
Something done spontaneously, unrehearsed
The power to give orders and make decisions
Voluntary gifts to charity
Crime novels
Dye-filled capsule used to play a combat game

Puzzle 5

Canteens, cooking rooms
Capital of Belgium
Walks unsteadily
Nickname of both boxers Robinson and Leonard
King of Ithaca, stayed 20 years away from home
We celebrate love during this month
Many pirates wear this accessory
A guess of how much the bill will cost
Believing you are deserving of special treatment
Spelling board game with letter tiles
Da Vinci painted this famous woman

Group 468

Puzzle 1

Famous brand of petroleum jelly
Another name for table tennis
Condition where skin, hair and eyes lack pigment
To persuade
Hanging woven beds often used while traveling
Creating artworks with oils or acrylics
Retriever dog breed with a black or yellow coat
Prejudiced about someone’s social standing
Coffee extracted in small, concentrated amounts
Newspapers that have celebrity gossip
A specialist in plant science
Luring someone with delicious food
The name of the rat’s human helper in Ratatouille
Meg Ryan’s partner in You’ve Got Mail
Math statement that shows that values are equal
Aromatic herb that contains the names of 2 women

Puzzle 2

Live music event
A novel based on imaginary events and characters
Plant from which the ancient Egyptians made paper
Medical term for German measles
Change the path or direction of something
A pilot
Raw seafood dish with citrus juice and seasoning
Time period when crops are collected
Single pieces of thread or hair
Richard __, founder of the Virgin empire
Small wheels; anagram of actress
Sending out light or heat
Long wooden seats for the public

Puzzle 3

Musician who plays with a bow
Ritualistic offering
Nobody wins when a game of chess ends this way
Home of Peter Pan
Eight-legged sea creatures
Small round red fruit; juice helps bladder issues
Hills made of grainy material found on beaches
Bill Gates started this company
A sleeping area for visitors in your home
Wishful thinkers, fantasists
Superman’s bespectacled alter ego
Replying
Unimportant, not serious
One of six babies from the same birth

Puzzle 4

A type of music sung at a church service
Valentine and Proteus: The Two Gentlemen of __
A TV show that makes the audience laugh
FBI Special Agent Fox __ from The X-Files
Comes after Thursday
Pointless, fruitless, ineffectual
Deep-rooted fear of something
Thin posts driven through the hearts of vampires
Disposable paper used while eating
Forms a country with Herzegovina
Guiding light

Puzzle 5

Car that runs on batteries, not gas
Rebellions against authority, like on a ship
His/Her Royal __, British royal family address
Mouse-like household pets
Short curved tubes to breathe while under water
Line joining two opposite corners of a square
Blue gemstone, September birthstone
Country bordering Ecuador on the north
Place for medical care, surgery, emergency
An opening, a hole or a gap
__ Love, Leona Lewis’s no. 1 hit
Making from scratch
Decorative structure that spews water

Group 469

Puzzle 1

Not evenly or justly
Item used to type information on a computer
Two-wheeled vehicle used for motor sports
The vehicle Cinderella rode to the ball
__ pass, paperwork issued by airline for check in
An act of resistance or rebellion
Succession, order
Small fish packed tightly in a can
Urban feral street feline
Volcano that destroyed Pompei: Mount __
Soften with liquid
Sparkly, shiny, describes Christmas decorations

Puzzle 2

Country where Hugh Jackman was born
British band, Dark Side of the Moon
Of no value
Suspicious of; with no confidence in
Retribution, reprisal
Hairy relative of the Addams family
A person who mixes and serves drinks
Signs or symbols of something positive
Ink container that needs to be replaced
Famous Parisian cathedral
Three-stage athletics competition: swim, bike, run
Grass grown in the Caribbean, produces sweet sap
Small white Swiss flower emblematic of the country
Doctor’s identification of an illness, disease
Most difficult, complicated

Puzzle 3

Italian bacon, unsmoked
Take away; like in a mathematical equation
Younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II
Cut timber used in domestic heating
Male who replaces actors in dangerous scenes
Stayed around, like a bad smell
Stage entertainment that alters consciousness
This involuntary action can cause worn down teeth
Small groups of bound pages suitable for lists
Avians that come home to roost
__ foul; violent personal violation in basketball
Item to protect you from rain

Puzzle 4

Tropical primates with tails
Device that blocks sound to the auditory canal
Male who delivers dairy to your door
Material that biker jackets are usually made of
Body-bending game of laying feet/hands on circles
U.S. music awards; Elvis won three
Move to first class from a lower price bracket
A stored collection of weapons
Donatella __, Italian designer, sister of Gianni
Embarrassing and uncomfortable
Walk in a lurching or wobbling manner
The first actor to portray James Bond, Sean __
__ and Old Lace, murder mystery
Those who steal

Puzzle 5

Bread shop
Walk with a limp
Describe the meaning of a word
Formal black tie attire for men
Person who takes confession
Ruthless, cruel
Wooded area
To thrust into water
Fluffy, creamy dessert beaten with egg whites
Male head-covering for a Sikh

Group 470

Puzzle 1

Canine used for herding animals
Extend; elongate
Place to secure your cycle
Bicycle taxi
Sticking, gluing
Furry or knitted covers for the hearing organs
Transfer data onto a computer
Green, starchy banana that must be cooked to eat
Fungal growth with a domed top
Just a spoonful of sugar makes this go down
Human that can shapeshift into a wild canine
With lots of money in the bank

Puzzle 2

Rug
Seats attached to rope, found at the park
Darth Vader tells Luke he is not his ____
Sharp utensils used in the kitchen
__ Island, Chile’s possession in the Pacific
Goodness, morality, integrity
Said
To act in the expected manner
Truly Madly __, Savage Garden’s biggest world hit
Sarah Jessica __, played Carrie Bradshaw
Formally quit your job
Discrimination based on how old you are
The hardened feet of horses
Itchy, red skin condition
These fruits grow on vines

Puzzle 3

Seeker of change
Something not made to last, not permanent
Greek philosopher, tutored Alexander the Great
Sample, model of product before release
Aunts, uncles, nephews
Relevant; suitable
Cable-suspended seats carry people up mountains
Opera famous for its “La Donna e Mobile” aria
A state of anxiety or nervous excitement
Mind-bending film about a dream within a dream
__ beef, Chinese dish named after an Asian country
Ringing amplification of a sound

Puzzle 4

Consolidated TV series sold as single units
Catastrophe of Greek proportions
Direct telephone number for a specific cause
Fun, childish, spirited
Capital of Sicily
Austrian rolled pastry with apple filling
Knocking into
__ reality, or VR, i.e. computer simulated
Religious war
Contract provisos
Interview with the __; Tom Cruise Gothic horror
Seats fastened to the backs of horses
Abstaining from food for a period of time
Members of the dog family
The top layer

Puzzle 5

Canadian actor who voiced Shrek
Foxxy __, character played by Beyonce on film
Someone attending shindigs, blasts, celebrations
Businesses; corporations
Word that sounds the same as another (bear & bare)
Upheaval or disaster, or violent flood
All future generations
Herbs added at the end to make a dish look nice
Chief consort of Akhenaten in Ancient Egypt
A swirling, watery vortex
Writing music or songs
Someone in charge of the well-being of others

Group 471

Puzzle 1

To come between with the intent of preventing
__ wall; sub-divider of interior space
60 minutes when pub drinks are reduced in price
Interfering with something to cause damage
Orderly historical written account
Mountains that erupt with hot lava
Ridding of impurities
Acceptance of others’ views and cultures
People who design and build machines
Spread of disease by close contact

Puzzle 2

People thought guilty of crimes
__ identity; wrong person
Starving; very hungry
Fatherly
Soak; drench
A serious argument
Paste made from black olives, capers, & anchovies
Concerning sailors or navigation
In __, Latin phrase, to the highest degree
Artist who creates drawings for a cartoon
Lost strength
Hugeness, expansiveness, describes open skies
A person who deserts and betrays an organization
Parties for people joined in matrimony
Small sphere with which to get a hole in one
Elton John love message given away in a ballad
Cheap shiny things for decoration or jewellery

Puzzle 3

Ask someone to marry you
Sudden involuntary diaphragm contractions
Placed in a straight line
Pretend to be someone else on a dating site
Areas of very little rain
Feelings of worry, apprehension and fear
F1 Italian racing team with prancing horse icon
Turn the oven on in advance
Chill; calm
__ of Solace’s theme song was Another Way to Die
Place to treat animal hides
Fancy curved staircase design, also called spiral
Cargo

Puzzle 4

Shuts
Between knees and pelvis
Roman Emperor assassinated on the Ides of March
Arrival of a notable person
To voluntarily sign up for military service
Describes the feel of cuddly toys or Persian cats
Sport where the goal is to knock out the opponent
Medicine from plants, traditional herbal __
Amount consumed or absorbed, like with calories
Balls, like the Earth
Writing or drawing utensil
Capital of Greece
__ Figure, 1987 hit for George Michael
Out of __, off limits
Three-legged frame used to hold a camera
A distinctive mode of pronunciation of a language
David and Victoria Beckham’s daughter
The big ending number at a show
Filet __, considered the king of steak cuts

Puzzle 5

City where the Anne Frank House is located
Sand timer; body shape
Shocked and distressed
Treatment of diseases that affect the teeth
To cover a couch with fabric
Taxi worker
You type on these
Moth larvae that spin fine strands of fine fabric
Inflammation of the stomach’s lining
Villainous captain of the Peter Pan stories
White flaky condiment at dinner used for seasoning
Grasping tightly
Must be fastened when the sign is lit on a plane
Unafraid
A short, broad ski used to slide down mountains

Group 472

Puzzle 1

Changed
Being who might live on the red planet
Expertise or skill in a particular field
Fitness runners
Famous Colombian singer whose hips don’t lie
Person responsible for overseeing your work
Breakfast food or snack made of oats, honey & nuts
Actresses Katharine and Aubrey shared this name
One of Australia’s natural wonders: Great __ Reef
Step on; tread on and crush
Acute conjunctivitis

Puzzle 2

Soothing, appeasing
Dangerous coagulated mass in an artery
A star explosion
Science branch dealing with the Periodic Table
Of someone fluent in two languages
Fondness; tenderness
Narrow current of winds high above the earth
Uneaten food stored for the following day
Old unsolved crimes
Beetle-like pest found in dirty kitchens
__ Square, Beijing, saw democracy protests in 1989
Otello’s wife in the opera by Verdi
Making clay models
Things that require answers
Politically motivated campaigners or protestors
CEO: Chief __ Officer
Entering where not welcome
Country between Honduras and Costa Rica
Tiny glands that hairs grow from
Type of story read to young children at bedtime
Large mounds of land, created by volcanos

Puzzle 3

Using strength; powerful
Business networking website with personal profiles
Oscar-winning director of The Revenant
Country where actress Sofia Vergara was born
Secret meeting to elect a new pope
Brass wind instrument with tubing and bell shape
French philosopher who wrote The Age of Louis XIV
Abandoned or rejected by family
Illuminated backlit container used in photography
Surgical thread for tying off a blood vessel
Hand-held firework that crackles
Change from one flight to another

Puzzle 4

Lack of knowledge or awareness
Longform of NVM
Where La Sagrada Familia cathedral is located
Varmint, crook, rascal, villain
A room or building equipped for physical exercise
Manhattan resident
Traditional orchestral music
Dedicated
Find this at the end of a rainbow
Special way of doing something; a skill
Starting
Alienated from a spouse
A story; spoken or written account
Thin breaded pan-fried veal cutlet: wiener __

Puzzle 5

Elton John song about a man on a plane to Spain
Part of a parachute that opens and fills with air
Person with knowledge & skill in a certain field
Gather tightly together
Sleepy
Alexander __ Bell, inventor of the telephone
The Brahmaputra delta empties there: Bay of __
Cone-shaped item used to pour liquids through
Queen Elizabeth II’s father, King __ VI
We speak and eat with them
Cooked in bubbling hot water
Famous mural by Leonardo da Vinci: The Last __

Group 473

Puzzle 1

Water between Pacific and Arctic Ocean: __ Strait
Beaded counting device invented in Ancient Sumeria
Footwear label that Victoria Beckham designs for
Hermès bag named after Jane
Spanish term for “port”
A stretching and tearing of ligaments
Greek goddess to whom the Parthenon was dedicated
Openly, without any cares or restrictions
Caped superhero; named Bruce Wayne
Magician’s headwear, with a rabbit inside
Stylish and modern
Small object worn to protect from evil, harm
A hollowed-out space, often in a tooth
They’re on the skin of reptiles
An astronomical body orbiting a star
Tradition

Puzzle 2

Murmurs, talks quietly
Organised ahead of time
Vehicles that carry coffins
Mozilla’s free web browser
Switches to something else
The largest primate
Green fruit; main ingredient in guacamole
Shallow waters partly separated from the sea
Old English poem about the hero who slays Grendel
Played Watson in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes
Shortage; undersupply

Puzzle 3

Dependent
Rational
A great victory
Replies; resolutions to questions
Venezuela’s capital and largest city
Day of religious observance
Film starring Anthony Hopkins: __ of the Lambs
The feel of a surface, bumpy or smooth
Cloth insignias
Sing-along entertainment created in Japan
__ Flame; neverending fire for The Bangles
Leisure traveller
Cabin where the pilot flies the plane
Bird like a martin, forked tail, lucky in Korea
Be financially successful
Noisily emitting air via your mouth
Part of the body between the chest and the hips

Puzzle 4

Close call
__ Crusoe, novel by Daniel Defoe
__ Franklin, “First American” and Founding Father
Something left out
Tight-fitting stretch pants
Steer a ship on a course
Potent green aniseed-flavored alcoholic spirit
Stimulant found in coffee and soft drinks
Lois Lane’s love
Tall, African mammals with extra long necks
Collections of historical documents or records

Puzzle 5

They watch over the sheep
Grouped closely together
Emergency vehicle for the injured
Profession whose word origin means “star sailor”
All good; Bowie album
Increase in prices; reduction in purchasing power
Gases discharged by vehicles
One who studies rocks
A breakfast staple that’s been cooked in hot water
Doing quick, freehand drawings
Deep cracks or fissures in a glacier
Book containing a list of people’s names & numbers
A wide, often tree-lined street in a city or town
__ To Frankfurt, Agatha Christie’s birthday tale
Much sought after Last Supper’s goblet
Identity booklets for tourists
Contrast two things by placing them together

Group 474

Puzzle 1

Extensive online reference resource
__ man or woman; supportive co-worker
Painful skin lumps, mounds, inflammations
Old Possum’s Book of __ Cats, by T. S. Eliot
In a disgusting, indecent manner
Nearest to the centre
Sport contest that consists of 10 different events
What’s left of a sunken boat
The act of obtaining government or corporate secrets
Bending down or squatting
Sewing squares of fabric together to make quilts
List of activities on a trip
He investigates crimes
Eggs laid by chickens with access to outdoors
Wet weather garments
Obsession with fire
Optimistically, encouragingly

Puzzle 2

Sword on a rifle
Hand-thrown munition; anagram of derange
Crimson-colored alcohol, taken with cheese
An outfit worn to play a character
First score in a tennis game
Funny
Placido __, one of the Three Tenors
Type of ball used by a fortune teller
High plain, tableland, no longer rising
Narrow-edged tooth made for cutting
They operate vehicles
Smash to a thousand pieces

Puzzle 3

Little bowls for cigarette ends
A woman with brown hair
There is no place __
Stimulant found in coffee
Altered to fit better
Occupational hazard of an apiarist
Changes something to improve it
Actor who played Forrest Gump
A dream location
What slice puts on a tennis ball
Greek god of the sea, brother of Zeus and Hades
Can be smooched
Long boats for romantic rides in Venice
__ and dealing; bartering, trading
Habitual greed or excess in eating
It tracks the months in a year
The one who yells “cut” on a movie set

Puzzle 4

Punishments
Mountains covering 75% of Nepal
Word origin study
Syndrome that can affect kidnapped people
Person who fights crime without legal authority
Kerfuffle, disturbance
Small round yellow legumes for making hummus
Racing dog breed
Notes sent home from a place you’re visiting
An expert in science
Prank device with a rotten stench
Glittery sphere that clubbers dance under
Taken over, say, by a spirit
Something that is priced very high; costly

Puzzle 5

Left the premises
Scottish Highlands plant sold by Roma for luck
Borders or boundaries of a place
Not slouching, sitting tall and straight
__ Spears, Me Against the Music, ft. Madonna
Cerebrovascular accidents, brain attacks
__ pin, for flattening pastry dough
__ King, author of Misery, The Stand, It
Leaping in the air
Belly __, ladies with fast moves of hips and tummy
Spread out over a large area
Verifier; one who vets crossword clues

Group 475

Puzzle 1

Humpty __, sat on a wall, but also had a mishap
A woollen ball found on top of winter hats
Margot __, actress who played Harley Quinn
Cleaning substance for getting rid of stains
Colorful bird whose largest species is the toco
Type of performance dance, like the Nutcracker
Lego pieces are called this
The quality of using money carefully
George Harrison track that opened Revolver
Jean-Paul __, French companion of de Beauvoir
Country directly above the United States
Thick, sweet liquids used on pancakes
Rancher or agriculturalist
Dump, empty
Organ in the mouth that helps you eat and speak
Groups of ships sailing together
Wall paintings, can be fresco
Magical medicine, a witch’s brew
__ grace, a redeeming feature
Tile-dropping puzzle video game

Puzzle 2

One-handed sweeping basketball play
Shapes with eight sides
One who creates fashion pieces
Greek god of feasts and wine
Conflagration in the Australian outback
Creepy hotel setting of The Shining
Social network for posting status updates
To put forward an idea
Announcement for passengers to enter a plane
What the WWF stands for: World __ Fund
What comes after a good joke’s punchline

Puzzle 3

Cartoon who lives in a pineapple under the sea
Engross, enchant, charm
Label with owner’s name inserted into literature
Sport played in swimming pools with a ball
Cocoa-based treat given on Valentine’s Day
Bloom linked to January in flower lore
Sturdy table used for carpentry and other tasks
DC Comics character, best friend of Wonder Woman
Opposed to, disapproving of
Devotion, fondness, love
Huge, flightless birds with large eggs, big eyes
Juicy and tasty like a plant with flesh leaves
Changing allegiance; switching sides
Colourful explosions in the night sky
A device that lets us view distant space objects
Where engine explosions happen
Spaghetti made with egg, cheese and pancetta

Puzzle 4

Fixing things to a noticeboard
Preserved in vinegar
Tight swimming trunks, named after brand
Ridge of beach formed in water by tides/currents
Road speed event on a bike
Root taken for health e.g. better memory
Plotter
Low-level layer of cloud
Limelight-seeker needing attention
Nation
City where Germany’s largest Gothic cathedral is
Anti cream, to help ward of facial lines
Grooves made on farmland
Spanish word for “horse”

Puzzle 5

Without a care about consequences
Huge passenger plane
How much can you lift
Lacking in knowledge on a topic
Can be torn into smaller pieces by teeth
Nationality of actress, Julia Roberts
Scheduled start of military operations
Camera brand the prints photo instantly
Country whose capital is Kuala Lumpur
This agreement can be written or oral
Reduced papers to unreadable strips
It falls from you eye when you’re sad
People whose job it is to sell flowers
Confessed to something
This gas makes up around 78% of Earth’s atmosphere
Imaginatively artistic

Group 476

Puzzle 1

Not sufficiently compensated
Someone legally qualified to be a doctor
Rigid airships designed by a German count
Unknown
Greek goddess of love in Mamma Mia! finale
Using one hand to repeatedly bounce a ball
The name is in the title
Choices after deliberations
Spanish percussion instruments
A person who gives information on TV or radio
Lots of houses have this to keep warm during winter

Puzzle 2

Ornery bird in Looney Tunes
NBA All-Star small forward, Kevin __
Eastern Caribbean __, currency of the West Indies
Enhance the quality of something
The, usually, 12 arbiters in a criminal trial
Band worn around the leg to keep up a stocking
The chemical element represented by Na in NaCl
Put to sleep in a medical fashion
Yearned
Bugs Bunny’s favorite food
Lottery with tickets, to win prizes at a fair
Katherina’s sister in The Taming of the Shrew
John __, singer and pianist of All of Me
Tree or insect that came in a plague
Curved at the top

Puzzle 3

Male vendors
Ovum served sunny side up or over easy
Country once led by a ruler named Pol Pot
Castle setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Hastening
Official summer sport of Canada
Wool garment that can button up
Head of the hive
A lizard without legs that looks like a snake
__ Fishburne, CSI actor
Old-fashioned and literary name for a pickpocket
The tiny tribe of pirates met by Moana and Maui

Puzzle 4

Potato character on Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Spear thrown in athletics event
Shave off layers of wood with a knife
Alfred Reginald Jones, best known as actor Ray __
Institutions with displays of artefacts
Grain tied into bundles
The __ 5 had a hit with Frosty the Snowman
French words for all together, as a whole
Vespa bike
Drug that activates receptors in the brain
Part of a telephone with earpiece and mouthpiece
Positive marks
Line touching a curve
Script reminder device for TV presenters
Shortness, conciseness

Puzzle 5

Keeps the photo subject sharp; not manual
British WWI song: “It’s a Long Way to __”
__ Mist, tourist boat around the Niagara Falls
East Slavic language
Raving about
Yellow maize kernels surrounded by husks
Second-largest city in Alaska
The R in HR
__ swimming; sport in a lake, ocean or river
Variable distance between tracks for locos
Jack, Queen or King
The international dialling code number for the UK
Teetering long-legged wader bird
Holiday when William the Conqueror became king
Treat cotton with alkali to make shinier
Urged to do
Warning that something bad will happen
Term used to define complete vision loss
Icy crystal unlike another

Group 477

Puzzle 1

Pumpkins hollowed out and illuminated
Captain Ray Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Andre __
Easily recyclable grocery carrier
Body of water between Britain and Scandinavia
Waterloo chorus lyrics: I was __, you won the war
Mathematical rules expressed in symbols
This animal is quick at jumping over a lazy dog
Malcolm __, became Aussie PM in 2015
Editor of an anthology
Evergreen tree offspring
Iconic Swedish accommodation built each year anew
Nationality of wasabi hot paste
They come in chest, upright and walk-in types
Announcement period of a school day

Puzzle 2

Little Jack __, he sat in a corner
Franklin’s NW Passage ship lost with HMS Erebus
Leaks saliva like a dog
To lie languidly on a sofa taking up all the space
State of something illegally taken from another
Nationality of landscape painter Albrecht Durer
__ kiss, the rubbing of noses as a greeting
Dust storms occurring in arid regions
Sea that the Neva River empties into
Scott __, US ragtime pianist
Changeable, capricious, inconstant
John __; Australian PM during WWII

Puzzle 3

__-aggressive, manipulation over confrontation
Taking plants out of grass
Fruit jam for sticking marzipan to Christmas cake
__ horse, indoor equine for child riders
Something drawn, painted, maybe hung on the wall
Large courgette vegetables
Bumped into someone or hit wood with fist
Wiz __, rapper
Knocking down tenpins
Infants’ viral illness: anagram of “aerosol”

Puzzle 4

Substance of plant cell walls
To Brits it is a weatherboard; to Americans a __
__ straps, thin shoulder straps on summery tops
Rising prices
Greetings from a trip sent without an envelope
Abstract painter Wassily __
The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon band
Legumes in the Italian soup minestra di ceci
Contagious condition that causes gastroenteritis
Internal food processing
Ready to be used
Astronaut who took a “giant leap for mankind”
Appealing
Tidal mouths of large rivers
Italian island group between Corsica and Sardinia
Moving feet illegally in basketball
Equine signifying death in the apocalyptic vision
Publication for children with tales

Puzzle 5

Man of Steel
__ of Catan, board game
String goes through eyes/hooks in winter footwear
Wrong in judgement or opinion
Decays, rots
Something done for symbolic effect only
She-Ra and the __ of Power cartoon
Reply, answer, retort
Adrian __, Swiss designer, created Univers font
Haiti, Malaysia, and South Korea national flower
Birth town of Margaret Thatcher
Age of Michael Jackson at first solo number 1 hit

Group 478

Puzzle 1

Tidal wetland with silt deposits
Food worker’s headwear
Last name of last U.S. President to die in office
Having or understanding information
Month named after Latin for “door”
Expanded widthways
Outgrowing bony lumps on the big toes
Band from Scotland big in the 70s: Bay City __
__ Lohan, Herbie and Freaky Friday star
Series of US space probes; no. 9 orbited Mars
__ Finster, Red-haired Rugrat
Weight, anagram of magneto
Female parts of flowers
Cardinal Wolsey’s gift to Henry VIII: __ Court
NE Indian state; its capital is Imphal
Type of bowling adopted by all cricketers
Contraceptive drug developed in the 1960s
Nasal adornment of a clown
Ordinary sailors, not officers
Decorate again, anagram of pertain
Captain America Co-Star, Jenna __
Julie Andrews film role: Mary __

Puzzle 2

They float in seas, sometimes bumping into ships
Crossbowman
Received payment for employment
The Big __ featuring The Dude
Valuable collector’s items from the past
Female comic superhero created by Roy Thomas
Pursuing and tracking down deer
Putting plans on hold
Chortling
Coffee grown at high altitudes
This is a virtue
Maurice de __, French Fauvist artist of Red Trees
To burn food
Marking postage stamps with an official imprint
Elders; anagram of instance
Diseases that animals can transmit to humans
Queensland’s capital city
A plantation of grapes aimed to wine production
Carmen aria about bullfighting, The __ Song

Puzzle 3

Brings up another’s child legally as one’s own
__ Broadsides, first copies of the US Declaration
River whose mouth meets the Irish Sea in Liverpool
Friends in war
__ nero, black cabbage in Italian, a type of kale
Increases in salary
Sandy flat floor of a __; basin that is dry
America’s most macabre TV family
One who fixes illnesses
Starts, inceptions, commencements

Puzzle 4

Radical socialist
Basketball play where ball is moved to weak side
Sparked off
Violet gemstone from Africa
Redheaded prop comedian
What no money can buy
Dangerous sliding of snow in the mountains
Highwire for walking along with a balance pole
Tummy pains; or to moan incessantly
Unstable reactor incident in Ukraine in 1986
Traditional Irish potato dish served on Halloween
Knitting stitch with an offset pattern
Tang emperor with beloved consort Yang
Display anger, seen in dogs or wolves

Puzzle 5

__ World starring Chris Pratt
Range of items, including slippers, boots, etc.
Spectral visitation
Extracting oil with compressed water
The quality or state of being faithful; exactness
Young male chicken
Temperature when water vapor condenses into water
Haile __, Ethiopian emperor, aka Ras Teferi
Unwrapped a flag
Jamaican city with the Bob Marley Museum
Gauge that tells you how many miles are on a car
A bird allusion to an athlete’s reach
Famous variety of black truffle

Group 479

Puzzle 1

Basketball player who begins game on the bench
Roman Catholic address to the virgin mother
Autumn __, daughter-in-law of Princess Anne
__ Payard, pastry chef, luxury dessert creator
The image of Jesus on the cross
Ugly buildings, blots on the landscape
__ pain, aches felt in an unaffected body part
Another name for a whirlwind of flames and ash
Year of the Four __, 69 AD
Well supplied with water
Time when crepuscular animals are active
Breakfast at __, classic movie
Wonky, unbalanced
Searching for wild food resources, e.g. mushrooms

Puzzle 2

South African national park in Limpopo, Mpumalanga
__ wind, is the Japanese meaning of kamikaze
In Roman numerals, XC, or 100 minus ten
Raven-turned-dragon in Disney’s Maleficent
Cecil __, diamond merchant in South Africa
Lana __, Lust for Life crooner
__ and spade, construction tools for sandcastles
Small city car by Renault, anagram of towing
Diluted with plenty of H2O
Aviatrix Jean __, “the Greta Garbo of the skies”
Piles of stones at a mountain summit

Puzzle 3

Buyers and sellers
DIY Cassette containing specially chosen songs
German matured fruit and booze pud eaten at Xmas
Drooping, shrivelling, through lack of water
Ranking of strong competitors in a sports contest
Space where things are packed or stowed away
Under the light of the night sky
Self-punishment for sin, an act of devotion
Collagen in Jell-O
__ Sea, body of water north of Scandinavia
Modern name of Black Sea city Trebizond
Those who fight with words
Transformed

Puzzle 4

Shocking, horrendous, terrible
Infants cry a lot when these are growing in
Flash Gordon’s main enemy, Ming the __
Italian-born seafood restaurateur
Red lamp at the rear of a vehicle
Organisms and their environment
Name of transvestite tour bus in a 1994 film
Herb, gives carthamin dye and oil from its seeds
Hold a drinking vessel by this, not near the rim
Negatively charged atomic particles
Antony __-Jones; also known as Lord Snowdon
American Dad’s patriarch
Ariel, Helvitica, Times Roman, etc.: fonts or __
Formal men’s outerwear of the 19th century
Last section of a relay race
Cuddly toy hit for Elvis in 1957
What plates get washed in
Meritorious, worthy, commendable
__ Village, Manhattan artistic/cultural district

Puzzle 5

Fake pill that mysteriously has an effect
Putting a plant into a suitable container
Late meals
__ maker, machine makes your fave movie snack
Highest mountain in Wales: Mount __
Large wave caused by underwater earthquake
The highest prize in a lottery
Wasteful person, a lazy spendthrift
President of the Second Continental Congress
Flounced about in an arrogant manner
French afternoon newspaper respected globally
Top layer of e.g. water
__ glass, huge round vessel for drinking G&Ts
The Lady of __, Tennyson long poem
Amount carried by a car, full capacity
__ is crying, __ is lying; line from 1981 ABBA hit

Group 480

Puzzle 1

Female theatre performer
“The Pied Piper of __”
The bumpy bits on the top of waters
Standard unit of measurement of a food’s energy
Golfing advisors and bag carriers
A hard worker
Squander money frivolously
Small generator, anagram of megaton
Captain Kathryn __; in charge of the USS Voyager
Madagascar is a famous producer of this sweet bean
Actress cast as Rose in “Titanic”: Kate __
Bon __, said by waiters after delivering meals
Drake __, water between S America and Antarctica

Puzzle 2

Exiled director who won an Oscar for The Pianist
Offerman and Mullally: The __ Love Story Ever Told
Bog, swamp or marsh
Crafters who work with cast iron
To pull even in a chase
Benjamin Britten opera about Queen Elizabeth I
State where Brad Pitt was born, abbreviation OK
Comedy sci-fi show with cat, android and hologram
Menial worker who is put upon, not a canine
Most well-known song from Bizet’s Carmen
Turkey-rearing Bernard
Curved lines around a phrase of text
Use these for making smoothies
Fragrant purple flower used in sachets and soaps
Bird of prey Muppet

Puzzle 3

Homes on wheels to tow behind vehicles
Horse contest with hurdles or obstacles to cross
__ saving time, system of adjusting the clocks
Someone who creates musical scores
Bestowed a high honour on a gentleman
Chewed something brittle
Directed DiCaprio in The Quick and The Dead
Sea, part of the Med between Italy and Corsica
Tapping hands together to show appreciation
Travelling, e.g. in a road vehicle
More full of beans than
Quickly, swiftly

Puzzle 4

Sweet, such as fizzy drinks
Irritates
A reason for doing something
Took a brief rest
Her goose is __
Angelique, 2018 female champ at Wimbledon
The two longest rivers in the UK: Thames and __
Carson McCullers novel: The Heart is a Lonely __
Measure of how well a planet reflects solar energy
Tiny islands
__ Scott, Gladiator and The Martian director
Real first name for Meghan Markle
port-wine stain
__ up, purse lips in anticipation of a kiss
Red-wine coloured
Assassin
__ shrimp, its legs resemble a praying insect’s
Collier; coal miner
First name of actor who played Frasier Crane
Featured instrument in Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

Puzzle 5

Carried along with information on trip sights
Rock-and-roll beater used in a percussion section
Moving feet illegally in basketball
Or two weeks
Amethysts, emeralds, garnets, diamonds
He who wrote History is bunk
Place for keeping things for future use
Water-based, breathable emulsion
Algarve city and tourist resort
Cate __, Galadriel, Queen Elizabeth I, Hela
Reject, renounce, rebut
Swimming stroke named after flying insect