La Bella Roma

Group 401

Puzzle 1

Foretell that something will happen in future
Cancels permissions or access rights
Russian author of War and Peace
The craft of making porcelain or earthenware
Number defined as 1 followed by 9 zeros
Italian rice dish cooked in broth until creamy
Destination of the virtuous in Greek mythology
Furniture containing a concealed chamber pot
Process of interlocking loops of yarn with a hook
Small Greek restaurant or cafe
Very weak, insubstantial
Hinder, restrain

Puzzle 2

Losing consciousness
Ridiculous, preposterous
Mystical adviser to Czar Nicholas II of Russia
Encourage, compel someone to do something
Sporadic, intermittent, periodic
Alcoholic mixed drink
City home to the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Morally corrupt
Kids who have escaped home
Outstanding tennis sisters Venus and Serena __
Small structure for drying plates on

Puzzle 3

Deception, two-facedness
Deeply engaging 3D experience, such as when gaming
Person who moves scenery in theatrical productions
Tribe or clan leader
Organisations doing good works
Gargamel’s blue lady spy
TV Adventures of the Ricardos and Mertzes
Rod Stewart hit about a fling with an older woman
“Sweet” mountain peak located in Rio de Janeiro
Rises or grows rapidly
French maker of stilettos with red soles
Frequency range for transmitting internet signals

Puzzle 4

Lawbreaker
Hungarian capital city on the Danube river
Nun dwellings
Song by Queen: Bohemian __
Fastener for binding electric wires together
Cave of ____ has Paleolithic paintings, in Spain
Radio frequencies for broadcasting
The most glossy, most polished
Once upon a __ dreary: by Edgar Allan Poe
Cut of a garment above the chest
Greedily, eagerly
Snowstorm

Puzzle 5

Security
Long choux bun has cream filling and chocolate top
Use this on Instagram to change a photo’s look
Pieces of printed music
Weapon that fires heavy iron balls
Stella __, Belgian pilsner
Head-wrap worn by a Sikh
Roland __; Parisian Grand Slam tennis venue
Says hello
Lotus __ S1, Bond’s car in The Spy Who Loved Me
A song’s refrain
Illustrious __, Sherlock is approached by a royal

Group 402

Puzzle 1

Equines
Capital of Cook Islands
Flat, polished sides of a diamond
__ Pete, nickname of tennis player Sampras
Breakfast tart with eggs and fillings
Leave
Showy, glamorous, sparkly
Japanese art form of small trees
He pulled the trigger
Not in front
Composer called “The Poet of the Piano”
Husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus

Puzzle 2

Exploding, like a cork from a bottle
The level of sourness, e.g. of a food or substance
Singer Niall Horan’s native country
Director of the Italian film Nights of Cabiria
Primary patron saint of Ireland: St. __
Unseen prompt for actors, held off screen
Ancient light source, no electricity
Tennis played with one player each side of the net
Queasy, nauseous
Field of fruit trees
Word formed by rearranging the letters of another
Bram Stoker’s famous vampire

Puzzle 3

Love song, used to court someone
Element with the chemical symbol Pt
Type of restaurant most likely to serve sushi
One who subscribes to another’s tweets
Spectacularly embarrassing mistake
Actor John __; played T-Birds’ leader in Grease
Leonardo __ was The Wolf of Wall Street
Lemongrass helps treat this scaly scalp condition
Shined to a glossy finish
Pleads
Tube leading from the outer to inner hearing organ
Former name for Zambia and Zimbabwe
Fundamental component
Clyde __, US astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930

Puzzle 4

Sleeping platform with a liquid mattress
Person who brings goods into a county in bulk
Kelly and Jack’s heavy metal singer dad, Ozzy __
Since birth, lasting all one’s years
Noise-making vehicle anti-theft mechanism
Coin-operated communication
Birds found on the coast
Chastising
Register of people present
Chinese system for placing objects in a room
Athletic event of leaping across sand area
Viral reactivation of the chickenpox virus
St Peter’s __; focal point of the Vatican City
Thin tissue-sheet boundary in a living organism
Well-spoken, articulate
Relating to the Greek capital

Puzzle 5

Traditional greeting of business people
__ Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
People from Bucharest are __
Little __ are fibs meant to do no harm
Daily prophecy or advice based on the zodiac
__ Willie, Mickey’s first film, released in 1928
Risky
Fascinated, curious about
Not pleasant to look at
Elvis Presley’s actress wife

Group 403

Puzzle 1

Fast-moving river area
Innocence; freedom from contamination
Ocean where walruses are concentrated
Forested wetlands along the Mississippi
__ Fleece, found on the flying ram of Aries
Thrill of victory, the agony of __
__ infection; disease caused by spores
__ Franklin, Queen of Soul
Barney and Betty’s last name in the Flintstones
Green guy who stole Christmas
Struggle, brawl
A __ tweet stays at the top of a feed
What Iran was called formerly

Puzzle 2

Italian tomato sauce
Idly chattering, like a brook
Jon __; comic strip cat Garfield’s owner
Inundated with water
Hamlet’s stepfather who is also his uncle
Exploit
Flap of skin underneath the tongue
Finds a solution, settles a dispute
Photos of a designer’s seasonal collection
Nationality of a native of Tirana
Under __ by Queen
Extra big bed, fit for a male monarch
Mecca’s most distinguished historical figure

Puzzle 3

This Venetian beauty elopes with Othello
French torch-song singer of La Vie en rose
__ wraps; don’t give away a secret
Vastness of size, enormity
Loved and protected
Greek dramatist of the Bacchae and Orestes
__ up, fried eggs with the yoke showing
Followers and fans of Justin Bieber
Flavian Amphitheatre in Rome
Insatiable
Rodent with quills
Closed the window doors on a shop
Tennis penalty when serving on a baseline
Samhainophobia is the fear of this
Shining, making something glisten

Puzzle 4

Doggedly chasing
Fried squid dish
Power tool associated with Texas massacre movies
Day of the week of the Travolta’s Night Fever
Geological time period of the first dinosaurs
Tasks to be tackled, written in order of priority
Nero’s great uncle who adopted him
In the open air; outdoors (Italian)
Katana-wielding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Holy or consecrated
Sessions during which auditions are held

Puzzle 5

Month in which Libras and some Scorpios are born
Make an image more in focus
Large spotted wild cat
Metal cap worn to protect against needle pinches
Flat Italian pasta sheets
Ponte __; medieval stone bridge in Florence
Photo taken upon arrest
Series of Japanese animated films with Pikachu
Singer with Fenty beauty line of makeup
Walked in step, like a soldier
Brighten, become happier
Filthier, grubbier

Group 404

Puzzle 1

Gravemarker with inscription
Giant brick construction ordered by Shi Huangdi
Istanbul even before it was Constantinople
__ your mind; a mental burden eased
Capital letters
Oddly, weirdly
Ash __, first day of Lent
Food regime with zero animal products
Oval-banked cycling track
Il __, a Verdi opera about a troubadour
Primary hub city for Lufthansa Airlines
Grippy footwear worn on nautical vessels

Puzzle 2

Answering people’s tweets or messages
Specialist in the scientific study of plants
Tied-back hairstyle
Hiding game enjoyed by babies
Strong Roman god
Resident of a house, a tenant or dweller
Gap between the teeth
Palpable, can be touched
Hans Christian Andersen tale: The __ and the Pea
Leave one’s country and resettle elsewhere
ABBA-themed musical film and stage show

Puzzle 3

Deep blue colour
Egyptian god of the underworld
Distressing or urgent situations
Japanese organized crime syndicate, like the Mafia
Hole in mountain or hill that can grow speleothems
Richard __, traveled to Mecca; namesake of actor
__ pastries, assorted yeasty breakfast treats
Dog
An optical illusion in the desert
Famous for its shell-shaped roof: __ Opera House
__ saints; every place has their own
Fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac
Traditional Japanese dramatic performance

Puzzle 4

Long pole with weights at either end
Only living species of the acinonyx genus
Severe
How most UK monarchs are now addressed: Your __
Reprimanded for bad behaviour
Ocean that is the largest on Earth
David’s successor at the end of 1 Chronicles
Awarding a mark for an assignment
Prospero’s young daughter in The Tempest
Face powder case with built-in mirror

Puzzle 5

Wet weather to save money for
Old, heavy sailing ships
Large swelling luminous star with cool surface
Lotion used to relieve itchiness
Spirits or spectres
The Godfather and Scarface actor
He delivered newsprint to your door
Making a heavy, metallic noise
Compelling attractiveness
___ Lacus; Roman name for Lake Lugano
Forming plans or a writer constructing a story

Group 405

Puzzle 1

__ an Egyptian; 1986 smash hit for The Bangles
Was hired to work for a company
Landlocked country linked to the origin of coffee
Venomous flat fish with long, thin tail
Lawless, instruction less
Portable exercise weight
Papers with adhesive backing, for pricing goods
Not scared, courageous, intrepid
Cave of the __, huge transclucent shards in Mexico
Jungle Book movie birds modelled after The Beatles
Spanish word for pharmacy
Second-level pilot checks for software programs

Puzzle 2

What the “A” stands for in the diagnosis ADHD
Green colour named after a type of nut
In television: not on screen
Natural feature, e.g. Niagara
Stringed instruments, similar to lutes
Member of the rabbit or hare family
Tennis __ saw the birth of the French constitution
Noticed, perceived
May or may not be successful
Harmless, safe

Puzzle 3

No longer existing, no longer useful
Place of significant activity; popular hangout
Northern and southern hemisphere divider
One fourth part
Halted
Toasted bread cube found in salads
Def __, British heavy metal band
Sent unwanted emails to users
Audible sign of possible sleep apnea
Painting style with thick layers of paint applied
Short story by Oscar Wilde: The __ Giant
Using another’s phrase or saying
Showing sincere and intense conviction
Mess, untidy proliferation

Puzzle 4

__ and Jake Gyllenhaal, acting siblings
White hat worn by MJ in Smooth Criminal video
Appearances, pretenses, costumes
A mule is created by mating a horse and a __
Light meal accompaniment, with lettuce, cucumber
Country where Leon Trotsky was assassinated
To have put a barrier around animals
Family ruling Florence for most of the Renaissance
Humbled, made to feel guilty publicly
To deny an accusation
Bird depicted as the head of Egyptian god Horus
River that flows through Baghdad

Puzzle 5

Programs used on a computer, e.g. games
Famous waterfall on the Zimbabwe-Zambia border
Glass bottle used to serve wine
Well-educated people who are interested in books
Conning someone
__ whale, aerially active breaching mammal
Broad, strongly built
The amount of tasks to be completed for one’s job
Popular red fruits grown in home gardens
Settler of a new country
An active hit for Olivia Newton-John in 1981

Group 406

Puzzle 1

Set apart from all the rest
Philosopher to whom Kong Miao Temple is dedicated
Put money into a bank account
Not a fake, the genuine article
To speak or act on behalf of someone else
Term for a plant that lives more than two years
Explains in clear detail
Thick, cool and flavoured fast-food drink
Ice crystals that form a circle around the sun
Power outages, when electric lights fail
Deaf German classical composer
Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ nationality
Calming tea herb
Plane-jumping sport
Yellow metal, symbol Sr, used in cathode ray tubes
Principal wife of the pharaoh Akhenaten: Queen __

Puzzle 2

Athletes who clear obstacles
Cook who is in charge in the kitchen
Sofa accessories
Early Beatles drummer, often titled the 5th Beatle
Car that races over a quarter mile
Able to be carried
Outshines, overshadows
Pills, tablets
Dark red, polished hardwood for furniture
Due or planned to happen at a certain time
Larger body from which 12 jurors are chosen

Puzzle 3

Footwear label that Victoria Beckham designs for
Green tea powder
Get a message across
Use it to clear out the snow
Anatomical term for tailbone
Dora the Explorer antagonist
Little __ of Fourteen Years, by Edgar Degas
Longs for
Largest country in area in the Northern hemisphere
Ancient military leader of the Huns
Not senior

Puzzle 4

Smearing ink
Prevents illness or bad luck from harming you
Making air-filled spheres; boiling
In the __ hemisphere, spring begins in September
Brazil’s capital (not Rio de Janeiro)
Sauce tossed onto salad to add flavour
English nursery rhyme: “Mary, Mary, Quite __”
Avoidance of reality through fantasy/entertainment
Slow-moving ice mountains
Acceptability

Puzzle 5

Share someone’s Twitter musings to your followers
Physicist had a sound waves effect named after him
__ Pilate, Roman governor who judged Jesus
Journeys
Japanese island where karate originated
Brown dot on skin
Moet et __, French champagne house
Historical document collection
Wilted, flopped
Modus __; Latin phrase meaning way of life
Conducted yourself politely

Group 407

Puzzle 1

The swaying gait of ducks
Bay of __; gulf of the Atlantic bordering France
Robert __ was a Taxi Driver in 1976
Steer violently around something
Lake __, turquoise lake & resort in Alberta, CA
Velvety-tasting, like a carbonara
A market in a Middle Eastern country
Miss __, Vietnam love story about Madame Butterfly
Featured instrument in Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
Confirm to be true
Another word for prepared wood

Puzzle 2

Musical movie soundtrack
Sudden memory of a past experience
Canadian Pacific isle with its capital at Victoria
Indigestion
Containers for saws, hammers, drills etc
First Nobel Prize for Literature winner: Sully __
British band created by Simon Cowell: One __
To discuss the terms of an agreement via debate
St Peter’s earthly profession
Invention that inspired the first opera glasses
Wassily __, Russian abstract painter
South Asian flat staple served with curries
Thickness of a liquid

Puzzle 3

Type of melon and a scientific Muppet character
Followed closely, observing work practices
As American or as British as this fruity pastry
What the E stands for in a record format EP
Make a claim retrospectively valid
Evergreen tree offspring
Feeling elated
Beach-based drama series with lifeguard action
Weather condition estimate
Stripes, checks, polka dots, floral are all these
Material draped around windows and drawn shut
Pertaining to the self; __ planets, inner planets
Autonomous community in north-west Spain
Like a phantom, ghostly
Microsoft’s online file-hosting service

Puzzle 4

Coming out from cover
Strips of material to wrap a wound
Makes officially valid, like a treaty
Spots on buildings for aircraft to land
World’s second largest landlocked country by area
In Greek mythology, the city founded by Queen Dido
Strips of stickiness to catch summer insects
Beta, red-orange pigment found in carrots
Puts forward a plan
Breathe this in when you are outdoors
Degree earner
Laboratory substance
A picture is worth this many words
Term for inflammation of the substance of a bone
Touching a football with your arm, by accident
You’re in here if in disgrace (one for canines!)

Puzzle 5

Sailor
Vertical strip at the left or right of a website
Avoiding the question
Arrow holsters
Tibetan, Neapolitan, & English breeds of this dog
Title or address of a married Italian lady
In fashion; a 90s R&B female group
Slanting or sloping line; side abdominal muscle
Likes one thing over another
Hobbling
Visible African country from Straits of Gibraltar
US postal cipher at the end of an address
Puzzle-loving Batman adversary
Mint compound from peppermint oil used in cigs

Group 408

Puzzle 1

Agatha Christie’s character, detective Hercule __
Soft, squishy item for washing your body
Largest hot desert in the world
Put upside down or in the opposite position
Fine parchment made from the skin of a calf
Japanese robe closed with an obi
A solution of salt in water
The main course, in US
Closest Caribbean island to Florida
Frightened
Chinese astrology animal with floppy ears

Puzzle 2

Rocket launcher
Roman god of wine
Insect that makes a noise by rubbing its wings
Frilly gathers of material that decorate clothes
A bold or daring act
Sporting boat race
Business tycoon
Sugar in milk products many people can’t tolerate
Your father’s father
Official language of Belize
Commonplace, ordinary, expected
Woodland areas under threat from being cut down
Highest mountain in Greece
Water __, another name for Aquarius
Extreme tiredness, exhaustion
Author of the novel “Bleak House”: Charles __

Puzzle 3

Tennessee ‘good stuff’ summer festival
Place of abode
Ceremony for driving out evil spirits
Ecclesiastical districts with churches
Applied a dressing to a wound
Brazilian black bean stew
The capital of South Carolina
Getting older and wiser
Nut-hoarding animal
Jacques __, French sailor and underwater explorer
Term for Carnival season in Greece
City where Catherine de Medici was born

Puzzle 4

Nationality of one from the city of Sucre
Filipino professional boxer, Manny __
Maximum extent across the arms of a plane
Cold cabbage side dish
State of being usual, common, natural
Longest reigning Roman emperor
Surgical cutting of nerves in the brain
Mountain range along the entire Italian peninsula
The most expensive
A chance occurrence
The occasion of a person’s birth
Jose __, tenor singer with Domingo and Pavarotti
Found in Chinese cookies

Puzzle 5

Breeze that hits perpendicularly
Devoted support
First ancient people known to use hieroglyphics
Looming close, approaching
Kevin McCallister fends off robbers by himself
Kim __, Belgian tennis star of the 2000s
Ride of the __ by Wagner
Artificial sugary addition or payment as a bribe
The Netherlands’ capital
Encouraged, given the impetus to go ahead

Group 409

Puzzle 1

Salad in Italian
They grow up to be kings of the jungle
Former Roman temple, now a church
Rio’s biggest festival
Disease typically associated with hyperglycemia
The smallest trace, only just visible
Wildlife hit by traffic on the highway
ABBA song about Napoleon
Cloth for drying dishes
__ fields, swathes of purply bushes in Provence
Belize, before it gained independence: British __
Latrine shack

Puzzle 2

paper-folding, the Japanese way
Wriggling fly larvae
Main Cretan town, built with a huge palace
Worth a thousand words
Compound that is the main component of cane sugar
A fluid- or air-filled cavity or sac in the body
Creator of the Mongolian Empire: __ Khan
__ Clay; birth name of boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Dolce & __, Light Blue perfume makers
Italian town squares
Enclosure for babies for fun and games
Moveable wardrobe, often antique
__ wage, lowest legal rate of pay

Puzzle 3

Eva Peron was married to this country’s president
Making it to the end zone with ball in hand
Fear of bees
Ancient Egyptian queen
Feeling of intense dislike
Country of the natural wonder Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Holiday that occurs the day before Boxing Day
Shone an image onto a screen
Creator or maintainer of online content and sites
Longest skeletal part of the leg (not technical)
Raise the stakes
Machine that produces electricity
Yellow __, Beatles album and film of 1968/9
Hugging
Medicinal sweet to aid sore throats

Puzzle 4

Grating, irritating
Mexican carnival-style music festival
Italian hard almond biscuits
Film actress originally from South Africa: __ Theron
Second-largest city in Peru
A patient person can wait for cows to do this
Fixing a hole in cloth with more cloth
Pot for making hollandaise
Pirate’s company onboard
Releasing gas from the mouth after a heavy meal
__ Things by the Duff Brothers
Signed off Merrie Melodies with That’s All, Folks!
Another name for adults, when talking with kids
Stop subscribing to someone’s Twitter feed
Busy
Show to be wrong or false

Puzzle 5

__-me-not, borage plant with small blue flowers
Glares, frowns, glowers
Occasions, ceremonies, things that are happening
Meghan –, since May 2018 Duchess of Sussex
Paul Francois __ led a coup against Robespierre
Better known name of the Greek god Loxius
__ Conan Doyle, writer of Sherlock Holmes tales
Someone who is extremely talented or admired
Thin, white fungal coating, grows on damp clothes
They could be blue or beluga
Capital city of Saudi Arabia
Disney mouse
Someone who is in jail

Group 410

Puzzle 1

Zero __, policing system with strict policies
City birthplace of the four Beatles
Stretchy trousers used for exercise or meditation
Based on random choice
Depicted or represented
What comes from a tap marked C
Little inhabitants of Emerald City
Emotion, feeling, nostalgia
Sweaters with buttons down the front
Daisy-family plant, its extracts said to aid colds

Puzzle 2

Selecting and organizing items in a collection
Walks unsteadily and giddily
Spanish island where Rafael Nadal was born
Close friend of Harry Potter: __ Granger
Less than half the whole
State of having no hair
Vision, hallucination
Places where grapes are processed
Volcano that destroyed Herculaneum: Mt. __
Ability to keep afloat in water
Orchestral composition featuring soloists

Puzzle 3

Hawaiian volcano, the world’s most active
Air __ control; green light for flights to depart
Presumed cause of the Plague of Athens: __ fever
Diffidence, timidity
Not nice
Act or show off
Former Berlin wall crossing point: Checkpoint __
Threatening
Bathroom directly joined to a bedroom
The fallen angel
Behind home plate in baseball

Puzzle 4

Salsa aficionado; ballroom mover
Long, narrow sea inlets bordered by steep cliffs
The weaver in A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Nick __
Someone who enjoys cigars or cigarettes
An account has been __ when accessed illegally
Ship for catching large mammals
Capital of the Bahamas
Season when the Wimbledon tournaments take place
__ boot, term for latex, waterproof footwear
Right place to find Hispanic groceries
National animal of Canada
__ bar, cereal snack that gives you a boost
Natural material that baskets are made from
__ baby! Utterance of 60s archetype Austin Powers

Puzzle 5

Katniss __ of The Hunger Games
The decade of Madonna
Only barely, thinly
Beta __; blood pressure-reducing medications
Wooden window coverings
Formal observance or celebration
Ruler of Haiti from 1957 to 1971
Like a house in need of frequent, costly repairs
Circular conveyor of luggage in an airport
Eastern Namibia desert

Group 411

Puzzle 1

Unexpected event
These are for standing on, after a shower
She brings your order at a diner
Poster advertising a theatrical performance
Homeless wanderer
Spain’s “Catholic Monarchs”: Ferdinand and __
Caviar fish
Former Hostess sponge cake with cream filling
Beatles LP featuring Taxman and Eleanor Rigby
People told to leave a place for safety
__ of Venice by William Shakespeare
France’s July 14th celebration, ___ Day
Capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Puzzle 2

Small, dark, sour cherry
Ursula __ portrayed Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale
Smaller-sized products for testing
Newspaper bosses
Distinctive, colourful facial feature of a clown
Patriarch of the Jewish people, father of Isaac
To progress to the next stage in a video game
Soap spheres
Sneer, forced smile
Destructive wind storm with funnel-shaped cloud
Founder of the Royal Philharmonic: Sir Thomas __

Puzzle 3

Timing device for sporting events
Thinks up an idea
Examples of this include a potato and a carrot
Scientific techniques used to solve a crime
Antarctica’s largest island, named for a czar
Priestess of Apollo whose prophecies were doubted
Not showing care for the consequences of an action
Wild, drunken celebration
Director of first non-silent British feature film
A residence for monks
Grievance about a shop-bought item
Turns against, behaves treacherously
Wrist restraints for an arrested criminal
The lamp that illuminates the star act on stage
Australian parrot with orange cheek circles
The medical test abbreviated BMP: Basic __ Panel

Puzzle 4

No Matter What Sign __, Diana Ross & the Supremes
David and Victoria Beckham’s daughter
Witty exchanges
A sockeye is this kind of fish
Apply these to stop a car moving
Soviet dictator who created the USSR
Hindu festival of lights
A tight grasp
Bite the __
Handy for a certain purpose
Where Guinness beer comes from
French word for “chicken”
Contemporary style, often simplistic, up to date

Puzzle 5

Complain about, vent out loud
Tropical islands found south of India
Sudden destabilising symptom of vertigo
Boxing training without hard blows
Elbow-shaped pasta
Savoury mince, shaped and baked in the oven
Leader of the Decepticons in Transformers
To have brought contraband into the country
Unpleasant, nasty, disgusting
Delicate pattern of silver or gold wire
Duke of Milan in Shakespeare’s The Tempest
To be immature
__ spaniel; lively, energetic gun dog breed
Abhors, shuns
Mating and production of offspring in animals

Group 412

Puzzle 1

Former name for Microsoft OneDrive
Criticize harshly
__ Fighter, mixed martial arts competition
Capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tangy citrus juice
Defeat in a battle, subdue, overcome
Flogging
Causing an injury
Month when British people celebrate Bonfire Night
Daughter of Oedipus; story by Cocteau and Anouilh
A given criminal’s behavior pattern: “modus __”
Busiest, most happening part of a city
Knives and other eating utensils
It can house fresh water or salt water fish
Deplete ocean stocks by catching too many

Puzzle 2

Spiritual leaders with special healing abilities
Mixes with water to make less concentrated
Responded
Novel featuring the character of Leopold Bloom
Stacked sleeping arrangements
Male on-court retriever in tennis
Remote Australian bush land
Tony Stark’s alter ego
Top cash prize in a competition or lottery
Claire de Lune composer
Goes back, retreats
The practice of growing food to sell
Mark on the skin
Greek stew of meat and onions
Long locks of hair
Scottish knitwear brand with diamond pattern
Bridge-like structure with arches across a valley

Puzzle 3

Threaten or endanger, like Dennis the __
__ Carey bought Marilyn Monroe’s baby grand piano
Edge, outskirts – or UK word for “bangs”
Hebrew word of greeting or taking leave
Invented, untrue, fictional
Creme __, vanilla cream with burnt topping
Body part that includes the pharnyx and larynx
Thin layer of wood as a decorative surface
Tool used to drive nails into wood
Add-on software component
A divine utterance delivered to man
Style of popular music featuring rap

Puzzle 4

Name given to St Petersburg between 1914 and 1924
Passionately, eagerly, intensely
Occur, arise
Emotional responses
Film: Whoopi Goldberg disguises herself as a nun
Revolving tray for food placed in a table’s centre
Goods that are wrapped before sale
Compilations of songs in a particular order
People who can cast out demons or spirits
Describes people who are active after dark
Old English fairy tale: Jack and the __
Thin, flat writing material used in medieval times

Puzzle 5

Major football stadium in Rio de Janeiro
Flight to __, the capture of the fleeing Louis XVI
Bar fighters
The __: yellow cartoon family from Springfield
Italian coffee sweet translates as “cheer me up”
The sky over a particular country or territory
Frequently, most often
Capital of Liberia
Like a drum beat
Reluctance to go through with: chilly extremities
People who give up easily
Overthrowing an official
How the Spanish say 40
Fabric pieces sewn on fabric to create a pattern
Marvel Comics superhero group

Group 413

Puzzle 1

Learning disorder, causes difficulty with reading
Imaginative
International __, mark at the 180th meridian
Magnifying symbol of a sleuth at work
Someone who is rotten to the core
Accepts something as true
Woody and Buzz Lightyear want to be the favorite
Spotted herbivores with long necks
Unnaturally high singing voice
Spanish actor who voiced Puss in Boots
Sending unsolicited, annoying emails
Green vegetable that’s like a little tree
Where green citrus fruits grow

Puzzle 2

Cured Italian pork sausage cut into circles
Triangular bone at base of spine
Tweaking guitar strings for harmonious play
Crime of robbery on the high seas
Sharp, quick-thinking
Whirling mass of water or air
Mislead, trick someone into believing lies
__ scooper, device for picking up doggy droppings
Collie from Eric Knight’s children’s books
Heaps, piles

Puzzle 3

Robin __, voice of the Genie in Aladdin
Annoyance, cause of discomfort
Solidified; became tougher
Consecutive numbers with the same difference
__ Hall, New York classical music venue
How many sports games are started, involves money
Fluid surrounding an unborn child
Glasses that work for near and distant vision
Forename of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway
Based in reason and logic
Eggs __, dish of eggs, muffin, ham and hollandaise
Popular Broadway musical about US founding father
Dress with material missing behind

Puzzle 4

Lovable cartoon Great Dane
Tiny silicon element in a computer circuit
Seville orange conserve served thickly on toast
Teacher or educator, especially when pedantic
Trustworthy, with a good societal standing
Having great future possibilities
Three foot measuring tool
Rain protectors
England’s top goal scorer in the 2018 World Cup
Method, process
Oscar winning actress in La Vie en Rose: Marion __

Puzzle 5

Copper __, blue fungicide aka Roman Vitrol
Fall quickly from a height
Paper tissue brand name that is now generic
Rory’s mother in Gilmore Girls
Colors of __; song from Disney’s Pocahontas
Loss of ability to understand or produce speech
Feathers on a bird
Cracked, roughened, reddened skin
Cream filled tubular pastry from Sicily
Composer of the opera “La Boheme”
Usain Bolt’s Caribbean island nation

Group 414

Puzzle 1

Precious metal hammered into thin sheets
__ Love; wife of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain
Elevated city railway
Essential substance found in sunlight exposure
Beliefs/principles about the governance of nations
Carrie the writer; Terry the sports commentator
Something worn between hand and arm, or on a glove
Largest city in the southern hemisphere
Motivates
A metal or ceramic container for melting ores
Filling to the point of overflowing
What twigs are attached to
French term for a wine barrel
Shouting out of turn at a trial: in __ of court

Puzzle 2

Soft floor covering underfoot in a room
Banged by judges to proclaim rulings
Michael __, US Olympic swimmer with 23 gold medals
Zodiac twins
Charlie’s __, series about female crime fighters
Detective; investigator
Changes gear
Country ruled by Idi Amin in the 1970s
A pillar, holds up a building
Struggling, dealing with a loss
Mary of __; Italian queen consort of James II
Alternative route when road is closed
What drummers have in order to play in time
Country where Mt. Ararat is located
Lightheartedness, humour
Neil Simon’s first name (same as Paranoid Android)
Require
George __, Australian director of Mad Max

Puzzle 3

To stamp an outline on a surface
Protective care or guardianship of someone
Changed into an animal
This country has a very popular blue lagoon
French term for dipping veggies in boiling water
Piece of fabric worn on the upper part of sleeves
Nationality of tennis player Novak Djokovic
What the clocks are doing in Dalí’s famous artwork
Webpage set up by an ardent follower of a star
Speaking furry toys, must-have of the late 1990s
Something given gratis
Narrow strip of land with water on either side
Italian saint and philosopher, Thomas __
Raining heavily

Puzzle 4

Indonesian island once called Celebes
Definiteness, conclusiveness
Off-chance; fluke
Thrusting into water to clear blockage
Gap or ambiguity in the law
Scuba equipment invented by Cousteau
Leans back
__ Thornton, once married to Angelina Jolie
Dead end, road with only one way in and out
Precious green jewels
Spaniel cross-breed with a curly-haired dog
Warming rays that boost Vitamin D supplies
Diminished, reduced
Tennis scoring system introduced at 6 games apiece
A shareholder’s part of a company’s product
Large, front part of the brain

Puzzle 5

Most populous Central American country
Sticky material pieces played with by kids
Site of Beatles music studio and zebra crossing
Taken to hospital by helicopter or plane
Retribution
Iron Man’s identity
Mental health disorder: total disregard for others
Someone with an irrational fear of food
Device for storing computer data
Study of friction, wear between surfaces
Soft, smoked Italian cheese
Relating to memory or reasoning processes
Adolescent, whippersnapper
Another name for tea tree oil
At Christmas, the bird found in a pear tree

Group 415

Puzzle 1

Person who directs an orchestra
__ James Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis
Where local produce might be sold
Surface for a billiards-type game
S Indian state; its capital is Bangalore
Ancient past, preceding the Middle Ages
Providing psychological relief, emotional release
Terribly fierce and dangerous
Pet __, job title for Ace Ventura
High-rate data connection to the Internet
You can use it to see the stars
A person with senior responsibility in business
Passing on, e.g. knowledge or wisdom
Deep-rooted; with firm foundations

Puzzle 2

Base chemicals
A grump, a whiner, or a kitten sucking a lemon
Rough number of passengers on a full ship
Could be sunny side up or over easy
Resembling a castle or a large royal residence
Obstruction or occlusion
Tennis player Andy Murray’s nationality
You mean this when adding BTW to a mail or text
Southern Italy’s two islands: Sicily and __
Anne Boleyn’s fate
“Goody goody __”, a sweet turn of phrase

Puzzle 3

Begged
Second tenet of the French Revolution, in English
Bookish, inclined to study
Composer Franz __, wrote the Trout Quintet
Supersonic passenger plane
Garment that sits above the wearer’s hips
An agreement
__ fracture, aka stress fracture
Pink alloy of copper and precious metal
Worries
Covered walkway in a convent
Very hot, like sausages on a BBQ
The state or fact of existing
Lasagna-loving orange cat

Puzzle 4

Woman’s undergarments for training the torso
Weights exercise for thighs
Protein found in nails, hair, and hoofs
English breath mint brand since the late 1700s
Band best known for Livin’ on a Prayer
Long angry critical rants
Conflict that inspired a poem by Tennyson: __ War
Noise-makers in game shows
Furry-skinned, round summer fruits good with cream
Stealing
Ancient Roman city buried after volcanic eruption
Green Arrow is accomplished at this sport
Fifth letter of the Greek alphabet
Of colours that are dim or muted
Joy, elation
Galileo __, Italian astronomer and physicist

Puzzle 5

Prejudiced over someone’s gender
Mercenaries in feudal Japan
Protective garments worn in the kitchen
Not clearly visible
Twisted rope-like designs in knitting
Chinese mythology’s animal with a prehensile tail
__ weenie is very small
Buttons or pins, small images to be added to blogs
Use an alternative route, avoiding city centre
__ caramel, savory seasoned sweet sauce
Medical term for a nonmalignant tumor
America’s Got __, variety show
The least common
Only non-Scandanvian country bordering Finland
Central and South American alligator relative
Parade __, decorated vehicles from Carnival
Volcanic stone
Full-bodied; like a rich, flavorful wine

Group 416

Puzzle 1

Convict known for his number, 24601, Jean ___
King or queen
One more
Seat of national government
Large avian friend of Snuffleupagus
Silvery metal used in batteries and some medicines
Disease caused by plasmodium parasites
A dark sweet sherry
A stop between flights
Africa’s largest country

Puzzle 2

Production amount of a factory
__ Scream, band led by Bobby Gillespie
Farrah Fawcett __, blonde Charlie’s Angel
Country where the Battle of Agincourt took place
The bone next to the tibia
__ Bravo, muscly blond cartoon character
In football, a crucial pass that results in a goal
Largest city in Switzerland
Fury Road’s protagonist
Cook in water just below the boiling point
A photograph taken by you, of you
Hot under the __, means angry or annoyed
Pencil topper
Road from ancient Rome to southern Italy: __ Way
Spanish fried dough treat dipped in chocolate
Justly, evenly

Puzzle 3

Cherry-stone movie: The Witches of __
Largest piece of fabric on a boat
Pinball parts for striking the ball
To remove money from an account
Single-celled organisms, such as an amoeba
Endangered largest living primates: Eastern __
Cooking vegetables above a pan of boiling water
Negatively charged particle, not a proton
Body of water between the UK and Norway
Changed a little, updated with tweaks
Describes all animal species living in an area
Era of 70s music with glitter, satin and make-up
Neck pain from a sudden and hard stop
Following someone stealthily
Careful, watchful
Cloudy skies with no sun
Brain __; Nintendo puzzle game franchise
Mark made by a sharp metal sewing implement

Puzzle 4

Mop up last bit of Italian sauce: “fare la __”
Australian double-Oscar winner Cate __
Pleased, satisfied
An organisational body created for a certain purpose
Rule by the rich, government by the few
Wishful thinkers, fantasists
Story with a princess, e.g. Snow White
Revolting
Five-pointed star
Greenish-blue semiprecious stone used in jewelry
Forestalled
Type of substance which blocks electricity flow
Action to close a frozen PC application
Physical activity routines
A person’s home
Demanding money through threats

Puzzle 5

Recurring periodically
Maleficent actress, __ Jolie
X marks the spot for buried ____
When __; weeping birds hit for Prince
Medical term for mercury poisoning: __ disease
Murderer of an important person
People’s __ on Facebook show their profile/posts
Sofia is capital of this Eastern European country
White sauce with butter, flour and milk
A person who boasts
Seaworthy, anagram of Isabella

Group 417

Puzzle 1

British queen during the time of Shakespeare: __ I
Jesus Christ __ by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Daisy weed used to make wishes
Capital of Romania bordering capital of Hungary
Boat that carries large containers
Battlestar __; sci-fi TV series with Dirk Benedict
Frank Lloyd Wright’s profession
Stage name of singer born as Katheryn Hudson
To dehydrate food at low temperatures
Belle of the ball at school party
Lively, full of energy, especially of older people
The sources of information in a course
International airport in Rome, code FCO
Insect with taste buds in its feet
Teams that play in the ultimate cup match
Doctor visit to one’s home
Takes a moment
Mixtures of two or more elements, in science
The original meat pattie in a bun

Puzzle 2

__ League; DC Comics team of superheroes
Two-shelled sea creature
Stands firm in wanting something
Little __ Boy, pa rum pum pum pum
__ Amphitheatre; Rome’s Colosseum
Switches for adjusting brightness
Very slow moving thick ice mass from unmelted snow
__ Abbey; stately home drama series
19th C nationalists fighting for Irish freedom
Schulz cartoons with Charlie Brown and Snoopy
Speaking in __, also known as glossolalia
Chocolate and cream glaze used to cover pastries
__ faire; economic policy with little interference
Circus __, sporting arena of ancient Rome

Puzzle 3

Rigid airship with German name
Involuntary expelling of air/mucus from the nose
__ combustion engine; invented by Étienne Lenoir
Nationality of author Margaret Atwood
A follower of Jerry Garcia’s band
Old furniture and other old items with value
Insulted, anagram of delights
Collectible stones masquerading as companions
Vitality, enthusiasm, liveliness
Melodic container for jewellery
Beating of wings
Kickboxing foot strike not from the front
Impose on someone’s generosity
The ninth plague of Egypt
Joaquin Phoenix’s character in Gladiator
Sign up again
Restoration to initial state

Puzzle 4

Singing as a duo
Cutlery for measuring and stirring sugar in cups
Skilled shooters
Fluffy winter coverings for the sides of the head
Large city at the mouth of he Yangtze River
Margaret Thatcher’s nickname, The __
Spy drama series starring Claire Danes
Silver adhesive used by handymen
Those past their peak
Country where Satpara Lake is located
Mocking or teasing unkindly
German highway
French general, Charles __
Tiredness, sluggishness, fatigue
Assemble, organize
Sabena Airlines replacement: __ Airlines
Stolen, looted
Sudden release of emotion
Splash with flecks of liquid

Puzzle 5

Idiosyncratic, oddball, eccentric
Jackal-headed god associated with mummification
Hard spice seed that can be grated
The __ Woman, 70s sci fi show about Jaime Sommers
Humble, unassuming
Luke Skywalker actor, Mark __
Defames someone in print
The day after Thursday
Book of recollection
Friendly cartoon ghost
Delays something from occurring
New York City’s largest borough
Tiny bits of dry materials used to start a fire
Cerebral __, made of gray matter
__ of luck, good fortune happening by chance

Group 418

Puzzle 1

Italian word for flute
It fastens your shorts
Split or sever meat, along the grain
Resolve or reach an agreement
Mexican painter Diego __, married to Frida Kahlo
White stone used in kitchen surfaces & sculptures
Ancient Egyptian capital, within modern-day Luxor
Eddie __, Shrek’s Donkey
__ and bustle, rhyming phrase for frantic activity
Greek god of darkness

Puzzle 2

“Eat, drink and __”
__ Faso, country renamed in 1984 from Upper Volta
Muriel’s __, early Aussie hit for Toni Collette
Hugh Hefner’s magazine
Bending
Edible fish has wide mouth and extruded bottom lip
Abraham’s oldest son, as told in the Bible
Pavarotti’s profession prior to singing opera
Came out from somewhere
Where baseball pitchers warm up
Allowed, permitted, gave consent to
__ degeneration, ageing eye condition
Animal who sings when the sun rises
A sequence of film clips edited and put together
Meaningful sayings adopted by families
Point of no return for some ships: __ Triangle
Steered wildly

Puzzle 3

Timber that has been washed ashore
An individual taking part in a war
Ant-eating animals from Africa, with large ears
Comprehensive; covering all the services
Reasoning, basis for thinking
Jewish Day of Atonement
Half-human and half-robot, such as in Blade Runner
Clinical measurement, e.g. pulse rate, temperature
Moving in circles, like a rotating door
____ shops, small businesses run by a couple
Reusing household waste
Colourful connection of devices by short distance
Comedy drama about the Gallagher family
Stubborn, determined, hanging on tightly
Second largest country in South America by area
Time period in which humans began using metals
Raw fish cafes
Of a machine suffering a sudden malfunction
Particularly dazzling diamond cut
Names written of people that have been ostracized
American author who penned The Godfather

Puzzle 4

Dribble in anticipation of food
Someone who travels the oceans, nautical explorer
Friendly, likes being around people
Tennis play: the ball pops gently over the net
Act with the Heartbreakers as his backing group
“Don’t count your __ before they hatch”
Recoil when a gun is fired
Disease characterized by high blood glucose
Film: __ of the Corn
Turn on, make a machine start
TV apparatus that converts signals into pictures
Inflicted sanctions
Oil-processing plant
Edgar __, horror writer of The Tell-Tale Heart
To have the opposite effect of what was intended
Edible flatfish; make clumsy movements
First year student
Worms that have many body segments
Neatening, rearranging

Puzzle 5

Small sweep of hair pressed to the forehead
Person or team least likely to win
Disease associated with severe niacin deficiency
On your own two feet
Halting
Microscopic organisms that float in the ocean
Brand slogan: The best a man can get
Former file-sharing service with green logo
Assassinated Dominican Republic leader: Rafael __
Narrow glass vessel used to heat chemicals in labs
Spiral threads of a climbing plant
Landlocked country whose capital is Gaborone
People who post regular online articles
Sat lazily
Chinese dish with meat and bean sprouts
Hitting sticks onto skins making percussive sounds

Group 419

Puzzle 1

” ____ roasting on an open fire”, popular carol
He played Mr. Big in Sex and the City
Clean, not tarnished, generally of reputations
A piece of public outdoor furniture
__ rate; e.g. number of deaths in a year
Swedish tennis legend, no. 1 six times 1977-1981
Oscar __, late Dominican fashion designer
Skill used by Sherlock Holmes in solving crimes
People who finance and manage the making of a film
Sellers, vendors
Salacious online story to encourage site visits
Large Italian lake, in Perugia province
Person who passes away without leaving a will
It killed the cat
Wind that comes off the ocean
High seating in pubs and drinking establishments
Its capital is Jakarta
Largest city in Victoria, Australia
A divisive issue, can have serious consequences

Puzzle 2

Birth city of Barack Obama
Expressed, passed along
Afternoon gathering with hot drinks and cakes
Large Hadron __, the largest particle accelerator
Career for which one feels particularly suitable
Shallow container for holding bars of suds
Remembered
Relating to the Milky Way
Defames in speech
Mozart’s first name
Nation ruled by Doctor Doom in Marvel Comics
Safety check that a vehicle is working properly
Swift antelopes found on African grassland plains
Fragment of wood caught in a finger perhaps
Artist’s device for spraying paint
Sea to the west of the Balkan Peninsula
Those with nothing between the ears
Soften food by soaking in liquid
Word board game with tiles
Peter Pan’s young male companions in Neverland

Puzzle 3

People who post regular video blog updates
Medical, scientific
Impetus gained by a moving object
Grease rendered from strips of pig meat
Newest named ocean, acknowledged in 2000
Second Estate, French social order pre-Revolution
Gland that is only found in males
Automatic, unthinking, e.g. a __ reaction
They’re good for holding bubbles and for relaxing
Long-tailed tropical tree-living monkey
Putters hit it
__, like Chewbacca, come from Kashyyk in Star Wars
Lachrymose channel in the eye
Swankiness, luxuriousness, grandeur
__ Sam, archenemy of Bugs Bunny
Observant, keeping a close eye
Comporting oneself correctly

Puzzle 4

System of raised dots essential for blind people
Watered down
A great deal, hard to resist
Freddy __ of Nightmare on Elm street
Mexican peninsula with Chichen Itza site
State of being abjectly poor
Another name for fabric, especially in art context
Cylindrical clay oven used in Indian cuisine
Movie and music legend who played Dorothy, Judy __
Sugary, milky, buttery sauce is a sweet topping
Disease spread by animals; heavy metal band
Colonel __, military character from Clue game
A large cup or goblet for drinking wine
Submarine missile
Sons of __; crime drama about motorcycle club
The O in the sporting body IOC
Win, triumph

Puzzle 5

Both India and Bangladesh share this river’s delta
Compelled to act in a certain way
Mend
The ability to think & behave in a rational manner
School uniform jacket
Morning joe
To inflict harm on behalf of another harmed
Paris museum with glass pyramid
Strong, effective, especially of pharmaceuticals
__ the Sailor, Arabic seafarer of legend
Wild horse tamed in the book by Mary O’Hara
Film production house
__ once, shame on you; Italian proverb

Group 420

Puzzle 1

Procedural problem-solving by a computer
Elvis Presley’s mansion, now a museum
Longest river in SW Asia
Showing moderation or self-restraint
Uprising, riot
They are for tying bows on your feet
Made less loose
Nontechnical term for tsunami
Moves from one place to another
U.S. actor & rapper, the Fresh Prince
Ukraine-born Black Swan Hollywood actress
eaten at the start of a meal
Ruled by all; system started by the Greeks
Organising, sorting out methodically
Destined to happen, down to fate
Filled with stuff; messily arranged
Late evening venue with music and dancing

Puzzle 2

Glassy or vitreous covering, or a paint type
Tacky, cheap, tasteless; the taste of gorgonzola
For keeping money safe when out and about
Shakespearean character: king of the fairies
Hung around for someone
Scary movie series with ghostly mask
Motion pictures as found on YouTube
__ Swift released 1989 and Red
Of time, to go by
Found in, or produced by the sea
He flew too close to the Sun

Puzzle 3

Picasso anti-war mural for bombed Spanish village
Castrated or spayed
Ancient Greek lyric poet with an Acropolis statue
Scrape or laceration
Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy, say
__ of Fire, movie centred on the 1924 Olympics
Accounts in other countries, hard to trace
Broadcast a programme or sports event online
Nationality of a native of Zagreb or Split
Like something lightweight that can be carried
Walking with long steps
Fixed or mended something that was broken
System of symbols used to represent numbers
Rarely occurring lunar experience
List of all the letters, A-Z

Puzzle 4

Monty Python’s Broadway musical
__ Clooney, George’s actress aunt
Ain’t No __ High Enough, Marvin Gaye love song
Boating sport, a bit like kayaking
Breakdown vehicle for moving immobile vehicles
Shame, scandal and ignominy
Powers that form patterns between planets
Engulfing with water
Once you pop, you can’t stop eating these chips
Italian flat bread made with olive oil
Arriving; opposite of outgoing
Chair made to seat two amorous people
__ Mead, US anthropologist
Madeleine __; first female US secretary of state
Relied on

Puzzle 5

Pouring oil over roasted meats
Brand perfumer of Hypnose and Poeme
Provider of input on the outcome of a sports event
Members of the ruling family
Prim and demure, overmodest
Hunting industry of the oceans
The sustained bombardment of a trench line
Administration of law, upholding of rights
Spooked, frequented by spirits
Every Breath __; 1983 hit for The Police
Country whose capital and largest city is Tallinn
Famous diaper brand
Shutter __, press this button to take a photo
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