New York, New York!

Group 361

Puzzle 1

Largest city in Scotland, but not its capital
Cupboard that cools food to low temperatures
Someone who lacks belief in the existence of gods
Wrap arms around
Ability to read one’s mind
Lagos and Kano are this country’s largest cities
Claude __, impressionist composer of Nocturnes
Teased or mocked
__ delight, Ottoman inspired confections
World’s largest inland body of water: __ Sea
The third component with gases and solids

Puzzle 2

Gift to mark a celebratory occasion
Another word for pubs
One who scans for land on a ship
Swarming insects, a Biblical plague of them
Brazil’s highest mountain Pico da __
Country that won the first FIFA World Cup
Lying under oath
Green gem and Ireland’s nickname
French artist who painted “Joy of Life”: Henri __
Freezing in hip-hop funk dance before continuing
Category of literature; made-up stories
Bitterness, resentment
Study of mechanical systems used for body parts
Largest city in Canada in terms of population

Puzzle 3

Unfounded, without grounds
Very well
Designates, nominates
Where the Cyclops sported their single eye
Once known as Constantinople; Turkish megacity
City with a tourist attraction called the Atomium
Oldest Kardashian sister
Small thatched dwellings in the countryside
Polish sausage
An immediate, unthinking emotional reaction
Eaten by whales in huge quantities
Brits call it a lift, Americans call it an __
Smart city and India’s capital since 1931

Puzzle 4

Largest city entirely on European soil, in Russia
Italian denim, T-shirt and watches brand
Discover the presence of
Educational facility
Actor Christian from Heathers
Not certain; doubting
Aromatic flower buds, spice used during Christmas
__ Queen, she’s a dangerous woman
__ Burner used for chemistry experiments
__ Raccoon; member of Guardians of the Galaxy
__ Griffin, the youngest member in Family Guy
Busiest port city in South Africa; not a capital
__ Bergman who played Ilsa in Casablanca

Puzzle 5

Time marker for musicians
The D in DI in the police force; Sherlock was one
North Korean city with landmark Juche Tower
It can be harsh or constructive
The second chamber of the ruminant stomach
Dress shirt accessories
Community of organisms and their environment
A wild party with too much wine, as in Roman times
Passed through or roamed around a place
Convinces, talks into
Professional aquatic creature catcher
Busy, with a high volume of traffic
__ City; most populated city in Central America

Group 362

Puzzle 1

Period when a computer is offline or unavailable
Meat tubes, often cooked on barbecues
Delivers the news by bicycle
Flying __, phantom mariner fated to sail forever
Small exclusive shop
Ancient Greek festival where playwrights competed
High-heeled shoe and the name of a slim knife
Alleged stomping grounds for Robin Hood: __ Forest
__ act; music festivals highest profile performer
DC Comics feline antiheroine
Coming of age film starring Saoirse Ronan
Lively resort city in Nevada, with casinos
Structure used in BMX, snow- and skateboarding
Tiny globes of water
No longer in fashion, out of date

Puzzle 2

Jeans company named after animal handlers
Mockery, ridicule
Large white avian with orange bill; it’s voiceless
Remove someone from contacts list on social media
Organized 11-a-side game started in Sheffield
Whitened artificially
Find a penny pick it up, all day long you have __
__ Hall, New York concert hall for classical music
Active volcano in central Ecuador
Superman is faster than a __ bullet
Breathing out
Slip of paper with weekly salary or wages
Queen __, monarch who oversaw a vast empire
Perfect and spotlessly clean
Related to or for cooking

Puzzle 3

Concussive effect of an explosion
France’s second-largest city, on the Mediterranean
Estimate of a property’s value
Ceramic material used to make some figurines
Adopted a new religion
Single-mindedly obsessive
Tall, large bloom, also called Helianthus
Young people, not quite mature
Word for a supreme ruler, like a monarch
Hired driver
Most populous city in Scandinavia

Puzzle 4

Swiss pro tennis player ranked in top 2 in 2018
Fiction genre with a crime to be solved
Daughter of Latinus and Amata in Roman mythology
Places with exhibits
Kenyan city, home to an important stock exchange
Boldness, flashiness, bluster
Small-scale 3D model
Act of being absent from school without permission
A dog whose breed is mixed or undetermined
She released a Fenty Beauty makeup line in 2017
Wedding brought forward due to unplanned pregnancy

Puzzle 5

Warnings
Autonomous community in northern Spain
Meat from a sheep
To dull, e.g. spirits, mood
This element is used in graphite
Last known country to use the guillotine
Type of wild dog that lives in Africa and Asia
One of the seasons for Paris Fashion Week
Sacred Islamic shrine, site of Muhammad’s tomb
Polish composer & pianist of the Romantic era

Group 363

Puzzle 1

Shapes of buildings, hills etc against a horizon
Harry Potter’s spoiled, bully cousin: Dudley __
Person post employment
__ Mode, band meaning “hurried fashion”
Greek goddess of innocence, means “star-maiden”
__ Comics; comic book that introduced Wonder Woman
Capital of and largest city in Wales
Straight route between two places
Look after an infant while the parents are out
One who makes houses
Italian cornmeal mush

Puzzle 2

Son of Zeus, Ares’ title
Grilled Japanese dish of soy sauce and fish/meat
South Africa’s administrative capital city
Someone who boasts about their possessions
Classification grading for hurricanes
Fruity nickname of New York City
Quick-witted close friend of Shakespeare’s Romeo
__ warfare, military operations using poisoned gas
Killer of a political leader, such as a president
Falafel legume
Uneasy, unable to relax
Blimps

Puzzle 3

Sell all of it
Hopelessness; bare and empty state
Shoes with horizontal strap and a girl’s name
Gone in sixty seconds
An assistant referee runs up and down one
Ruin the appearance of, especially on the face
Cabernet __, successful red wine grape variety
Female who carries a baby for another woman
Muscular wall above the abdomen
Infinite, endless, never-ending
Color changing lizard

Puzzle 4

Oval fruits often stuffed or marinated
The eighth month of the year
Arnold __, golfer with drink named after him
Silas __, George Eliot’s weaver
1588 victory for England: defeat of the Spanish __
Sum paid for capturing a fugitive
Trousers that stop above the knee
Amethyst Amelia Kelly: aka rapper Iggy __
Spanish word for man
Gaps
Dalai Lama’s winter home in Lhasa: __ Palace

Puzzle 5

Hat maker
Flame __, military weapons shooting fire
Is representative of, is a normal example of
Irritation of the mucous membrane in the nose
__ Steel, romance novelist since 1972’s Going Home
Jewish festival also called the Festival of Lights
__ Husky, dog breed, thrives in cold climates
Puts at ease
I Love Rock ‘n Roll and Bad Reputation crooner
One of the cardinal virtues, meaning reason
Organ of the body that produces insulin
Octopus limb
Master of illusions, card tricks, and hand slights
A chip off the __
Country where the enormous Angkor Wat Temple is
French wine region on either bank of the Gironde
__ monarchy; where a ruler has unrestricted power

Group 364

Puzzle 1

Human-powered taxi in Asian countries
__ bag, for hitting at the gym or in boxing
Uncovering something
Patek __, Swiss luxury watchmaker
Unsolicited sales pitch delivered via phone
Fluffy egg white and sugar dessert
Raised pathway across wet ground, used by giants
Holiday
Without morals
Jawbone
Game __; indigenous wildlife conservation areas

Puzzle 2

Argentinian cowboys; also wide, calf-length pants
Both an insect and a sport
King Arthur’s court
Undermine authority
Main cause of old age blindness: __ degeneration
Square, stuffed pasta parcels
Drooping like a parched plant
Held in high regard
Cork plug placed in a bottle’s neck
Highest female singing voice
Popular online social network, before Facebook
Describes an animal that walks on two legs
Firstborn of Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Deceived

Puzzle 3

Liquid filled mattress
Maker of objects from clay and china
Moving on all fours
Wearing thin garments one on top of the other
Parasitic larvae infection through soil or water
Religion associated with the Mahabodhi Temple
Large city on the Congo River opposite Brazzaville
Supervised, inspected
Chinese city with more than 300 skyscrapers
Mankind; compassion

Puzzle 4

At a fast pace
Opinion, way of thinking
Author of Oedipus the King
Small sun comes in white, black, red types
Leader of a clan
Members of the family
Stretching before exercise
Throat and stomach connector
Italian dish of stuffed boneless pork roast
Country where the didgeridoo instrument originated
Watch and fountain pen brand with mountain motif

Puzzle 5

Hair flipped out at the sides like a plane
Took a sneaky look
Cheerleading accessory
Celebration with floats and bands
Medical treatment for aches and pains
“The City of a Hundred Spires”
Involve oneself in another’s business
Large drinking cup for wine
Large stinging wasp
Chrissy __, model married to John Legend

Group 365

Puzzle 1

Written symbol represents a thought, not a sound
Wreaths of flowers and leaves, hung or worn
A job or profession; a calling
Marvel antihero, known as the Merc with a Mouth
Woman in Norse mythology and a Fleetwood Mac song
Large California city, near the mexican border
Type of science used in criminal investigations
Process endured by babies while the canines grow
Thorough, scrupulous
Returning the ball to the goalkeeper
Released an egg from the ovary
Title given to a son of the Emperor of Austria

Puzzle 2

Domesday Book commissioner: William the __
Pimples
Dangerous
Magnesium sulfate that helps ease inflammation
One who studies rocks
Hidden explosive device set up for intruders
Decade that saw the rise of disco music
King Solomon’s mother, according to Hebrew Bible
Spain’s second largest population center
A depressed state

Puzzle 3

Ranting; partying hard
Rubber suction cup
__ king, a custodian of the Holy Grail
Epitomize, characterize
A promise
One who runs for exercise
Pointless
Fatigue caused by flying across time zones
Janis __, US rocker with distinctive raucous voice
Second largest city in Pakistan, after Karachi
National flower of Singapore

Puzzle 4

Stronghold, defender
Those who take prisoners
Traveling around, performing concerts
Using a bike
Awful, frightful
Willy Wonka’s tiny factory workers: Oompa
Largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka
Synthetic element, symbol Bh
Title bestowed on the viceroy of Egypt
Polished, graceful, debonair
Lover of Thisbe in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
__ sensors guide drivers safely into spaces
Advanced in years, aged

Puzzle 5

A celebrity’s attractive companion
Five-pointed sea creature
Naturally occurring alloy of silver and gold
Transfer from the internet to your hard drive
Defensive wooden barrier
Edge of a garment and how it lays across the chest
Immerse, hold underwater
Booklet on one subject
Person with total power over a country
Restraint for car driver and passengers
__ Park, big screen dinosaur theme park
Term for the first (higher) blood pressure number
Intricate Chinese folk art involving snipping
Someone who happens to be walking past
Second largest city in Japan, after Tokyo
Whimsical, unbelievable, far-fetched

Group 366

Puzzle 1

Third largest German city after Berlin and Hamburg
Large luxury boats
Nationality of Brigitte Bardot
Makes a frog noise
Cloudy, opaque
Crustacean that lives in water or land
Head protection
Hired killer
Worn, in poor condition
Container for mixing cocktails
Ralph __, US designer with Polo brand

Puzzle 2

Make stronger with walls
Thailand’s largest city, also called Krung Thep
Marked the skin by striking
__ Love, duet with Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
Rises from the ashes
Linking together
Fortress like the Acropolis of Athens
Poetic conundrums
Incorrect belief
Trial that led to Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment

Puzzle 3

Watch a sport from the stands
The __ of cymbals as a band plays
Brazilian city, largest in the Southern Hemisphere
Chemical element with the symbol Ti
Driving erratically from side to side
Left on an island
Cause someone to feel isolated or estranged
Feudal ruler
Loss or lack of sleep
Kathy Kane’s comic book alter ego

Puzzle 4

Two different words that mean the opposite
The act of asking someone to marry you
Strait taking the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea
Internal slippage of a body part
Ancient roman building commissioned by Hadrian
Approved with a signature
Gloves for the foot (not mitten-shaped)
The New __, sonnet on the Statue of Liberty
Crowded Serbian city on the Sava and Danube rivers
Throws away
Opened a wine bottle

Puzzle 5

Into the water from a ship
Term for the killing a parent or close relative
Overly ornate, pretentious, pompous
Privacy, namelessness
Cover furniture with cloth
Natural painkiller found in the brain
Signs of authentication of silver pieces
__ World, Sam Cooke heart-melting song
“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of __”
He opens doors when homeowners have lost the keys
Flinching, jerking back
World’s largest arboreal mammal
Synthetic fabric with low moisture absorbency
Capital of Victoria, Australia

Group 367

Puzzle 1

Removed from office by force
God of creation in Ancient Egypt
Memoirs of a __ by Arthur Golden
Wax coloring stick for drawing
Two houses attached by a wall in the middle
Save from peril
Meddle with evidence
What the Spanish word queso means in English
Firming up muscles
Coagulate, congeal, like spoiled milk

Puzzle 2

Rebellions, revolts, sedition
Gesture of approval
One who studies plants
Spider
Dried skin flakes in someone’s hair
The orange pigment in carrots
Little red car that Prince sang about in 1982
Put on a ____; hold someone in high regard
Caterpillar bred for clothing fibers
Sherlock Holmes’ slow-witted inspector: Greg __
Collapses inwards
Empty a building
Confounding

Puzzle 3

Description of sounds in a language
Nationality of author Paulo Coelho
Shown on a screen
Wobbly, trembling like a sweet dessert
Condition of excess fluid in the lungs: __ edema
Boatfuls of cargo
Stand under this green plant for a kiss
German model once married to Seal
Happening every 10 years
Person who is paid to find people to fill jobs
The person someone is engaged to

Puzzle 4

Severe storm in the South Pacific or Indian Ocean
Never appearing to grow older
Memory loss
A side part of something
Uranus moon named after the heroine of The Tempest
Early record-keepers, who wrote on clay or papyrus
The voice used as percussion
Poisonous chemical element, atomic number 33
__ America; red, white and blue Marvel superhero
Machine for turning beans into coffee
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of __
Woman in line for an inheritance

Puzzle 5

Devoted and loyal
Ladies shoe with a strap around the heel or ankle
Stoppage, conclusion
Compound literary work in five parts
Cover these with mascara
Free-swimming, gelatinous organisms that can sting
Ordinary postal communication, not electronic
Agency that deals with defusing explosives
Moves to a later date
Buying and selling products on the internet
Skilled person in a particular area

Group 368

Puzzle 1

__ strength, a material’s maximum stretching force
Holy spots to commemorate the deceased
Sharp bend in a road
“Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the __”
Licking the envelope
Italian jewelry company with Latin script logo
French cosmetics house and perfumer of Tendre Nuit
Music performance by soloist or small group
Large, bristly pig; collective noun is a sounder
Remote, trucks with wire transmitters
Mountain that Tibetans call Chomolungma
Connected to or related to the heart
Highly unpleasant, gruesome
Instructions for making certain dishes
Created by humans, not naturally occurring
Polishing
Creature with lion’s body and eagle’s head & wings

Puzzle 2

Roman chariot racetrack
Coffee rum liqueur
Food storage device patented by Peter Durand
Sharp steel, hand-held weapon
The computer term HTML: hypertext __ language
Denmark’s second largest city
India’s “Pink City,” for colors of its buildings
NASA space telescope, the H in HST
Open air market
__ heel, low dainty-heeled shoe with feline name
These are forbidden by social customs
To go back to the original state
Film is wound onto them

Puzzle 3

Person who works with and lends out books
Carrying container on a horse or bicycle
__ spiral, mathematical design found in nature
Stifled, suffocated
Hair with damaged tips
Alter ego of the White Queen in Marvel Comics
Changes in the speed and direction of the breeze
In Greek myth, a hunter, son of nymph & river god
Lightheartedness
Removing belongings from a suitcase
This earliest form of explosive came from China

Puzzle 4

Blocks, gets in the way of
Speak slowly, clearly and deliberately
Superman’s cousin; real name of Supergirl
The science of the causes and effects of diseases
Underwater projectiles
A bank balance of less than zero
He takes the wheel of a multi-occupant vehicle
Sweet, pleasant smell
Those with endless lives
Someone who writes a regular piece for a newspaper

Puzzle 5

Hides from view
Case on the deck of a ship where the compass is
Something closer to the torso
Indian religion with god Vishnu
Graduated highlighting hair dye technique
Professionals who study reports and research
A pretender, a fake, a deceiver
Carbon copies, duplicates
Plant with a two-year life cycle
City in Spain where paella originated
Unwavering, purposeful, determined
Act of giving birth to puppies
It makes perfect
Stops between connecting flights
Japanese video game empire
Set of beliefs held and taught by a certain group
Hoops for keeping household locking items together

Group 369

Puzzle 1

Give a line to an actor on stage
The boy in The Jungle Book who is raised by wolves
Isaac Newton is famous for three laws of __
Stamp a design on a surface, stands out in relief
Cured, fermented and air-dried sausage
Meal basket
__ wave, woman’s hairstyle of the 1920s
Discourages, dissuades
Someone who owes money
Lexus parent company

Puzzle 2

Collections of historical records
St. Peter’s in Vatican City is one of them
Military aircraft
Marine mammals known for their double coats
Shakespearean tragedy Troilus and __
Moore and Gibbons’ 1986 comic book series
Branch of mathematics that means “pebble” in Latin
Loud cutting tool with teeth, gas or electric
Destroy, ruin
Area for building big boats
Patting down someone’s body as a security measure
Moroccan nut emollient for eating and cosmetics
Tufty yarn used to make soft, furry garments

Puzzle 3

Study of the general physical aspects of rocks
Rules of politeness
Round and often served with spaghetti
A young tearaway, a rascal, a scamp
Dental __: person who keeps your teeth clean
Destructive attack
Britain gained this Rock by the Treaty of Utrecht
Extensive online reference resource
Weakening, subsiding
Top part of a fraction
Group exercise on studio bikes

Puzzle 4

Without having been invited
Officials appointed to supervise large events
Protective goddess of the dead in Ancient Egypt
French pancake shop
One of the elements found in water
People who catch animals
Suddenly and unexpectedly
Former name of Bangladesh: East __
Region in southern Italy, Naples is its capital
Full moon transforms this creature

Puzzle 5

Bottom edge of stitching on a skirt
Artist who first introduced Batman, in 1939
Dense star derived from a supernova explosion
Female deity
Abbreviation made of 1st letters of other words
With a leg on each side of a horse
Chocolate ganache treat named like a fungus
Upset, worry, torment
Pushing roughly
The __ Dead; zombie apocalypse TV series
Debbie Harry’s Atomic band
Series of three things, such as novels
Sportsperson on rings, beam, floor and vault
Sea that stretches from Somalia to India
Meet, gather
Struck by love

Group 370

Puzzle 1

Greek goddess, she is connected with retribution
Potato pasta
French grotto where Bernadette saw the Virgin Mary
Road with no way out
Both a moon of Saturn and type of caribbean music
The study of sacred buildings
Relating to the sense of touch
Hitchcock dizzying film with Stewart and Novak
Large, winged scavenger
Extreme confidence, with great style and flair
Flaming garden feature for toasting marshmallows
Make something clear, define it
Symbol for categorizing messages on social media

Puzzle 2

Malaysian shoe designer based in the UK
Element with the chemical symbol Pu
Lasting indefinitely
Sending goods abroad for business
Person who uses a tannoy to provide information
Imaging technology developed by Godfrey Hounsfield
Somebody who is made to take the blame
Seating for toddlers
Oval course for horses
Spreadable fruit
Hilly region at the base of a mountain
Waiting place between Heaven and Hell
Marvin Gaye heard it through this vegetation
Italian Renaissance sculptor of Zuccone
Medical analysis of red bodily fluid
Seaport and second largest city in Madagascar
Marvel supervillain team, often versus the Hulk

Puzzle 3

__ latte; low fat, lower calorie hot drink option
Loses consciousness
Kylian __; 2018 World Cup final teenage goalscorer
Sacred serpent on an Ancient Egyptian headdress
Mortal __; fighting video game with dragon logo
Tedious
Performing in a play
Spanish word for rain
Short haircut named after Roman emperor Julius
This author introduced Mr. Darcy to the world
Italy’s third largest city after Rome and Milan
Serve as evidence of

Puzzle 4

Italian opera singer, one of the Three Tenors
Spanish word for the numeral 16
Can be used to kill cancerous cells
Identifying item worn at festivals
Victorian mechanics as fashion
Delicate, touchy, easily offended
A slope for boarders to do tricks
Providing, supplying
Group representative
Defiantly, with conviction

Puzzle 5

Place to sleep in tents
Savory Australian spread made with brewers yeast
Peppa and George’s father in kids’ cartoon series
Defeated general in the Second Punic War
One who has won an event at the Olympics
3D image formed by light beams from a laser
Chronic condition of too much sugar in the blood
Female performer in a musical or stage recital
Vehicles in the Netherlands outnumbering cars
Convince, encourage, impel
Cloudy day
Party game with a mouthpiece making talking hard
Wrote Murder on the Orient Express
Largest lake on the Peru-Bolivia border
Get a tan while outside
He became France’s First Consul in 1799

Group 371

Puzzle 1

Humility, lack of pretension
Street musicians
Baseball strike that gets batter around the bases
Military hairstyle, short back and sides
A self-contradictory statement
Calendar which designates each year with an animal
Small glazed ceramic container for cooking
Asian city called the Venice of the East
Flour tortilla stuffed with fillings
The exchange of money for goods or services
Car with a solid roof
The Chiron is one of their most expensive models
Slang for abs that are well defined
Long-lasting
Commissioner Gordon’s crime-fighting daughter
Nauseous, sickly, queasy
Filmed material for a tv show, for example
Morally offensive
Siblings Without __, book by Faber and Mazlish

Puzzle 2

Tall shoes from the 1970s
__ to injury; make a bad situation even worse
Shrubby rose also called sweetbriar
Make an exact copy
Another word for the rising sign in astrology
Duvet
He mixes cocktails and sells drinks
Nationality of “Mi Gente” singer J. Balvin
Philip II of Macedon’s successor: __ the Great
Flexible, able to adjust to new situations
Paper currency
Required by law or moral duty

Puzzle 3

Woolen knitwear that buttons up the front
Goodbye in French
Barbecued bone, used as a backup
Channel built for water, in the form of a bridge
__ Kingdom, Nintendo place ruled by Princess Peach
Buried in a vault
Anatomical term for the lower jaw
These animals fight with their long necks
Exit point from a house to a garden
Unaccompanied musicians
Profligate
Marble building in Agra, India

Puzzle 4

Practical, level-headed, shrewd, wise
Place to build furniture, learn a trade, etc.
With an impressive, grand appearance
Walking with loud, heavy steps
Space __; retro alien shooting arcade game
Elder daughter of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier
Jumping rope
Country whose capital is Bratislava
Rum and fruit juice cocktail, often strawberry __
White mass seen around a mountain’s peak
Relating to the fall season
Typed words along the bottom of a TV screen

Puzzle 5

Carrie __ played Princess Leia
Rendered empty or invalid
Small wave in the water’s surface
Dry red wine grape originating from Bordeaux
Auction participant
Simon the __, also called Simon the Canaanite
Recently, not long ago
Something with a depressing effect
Exercises for thighs, bending as if sitting
Rough and harsh, such as a grade of sandpaper
Studious schoolgirl with a crush on Charlie Brown
__-Prussian War; 1870 conflict in Rhine Province
Circus jokers
Element of fear for globophobics
Portuguese capital and cultural heart
Metal fasteners such as on bags or jewelry

Group 372

Puzzle 1

Open-topped two-seater car
Early spring flower the English call the Lent lily
Graffiti artist’s paint dispenser
Writ to attend the court
Staunch supporter of a cause or party
Trashy news newspapers
South-African actress __ Theron
The surrounding area
Imbibers
Walking aids, sticks placed under arms
Machine that adds shine to floors
Spinal column
“A little __ is a dangerous thing”: Alexander Pope
Spent recklessly and compulsively
Say in a different way

Puzzle 2

Empire Polo Club’s annual music extravaganza
Criminal, delinquent
Retro cocktail, Brandy __
Sunny flowers come in French and African varieties
Taking accurate land measurements
To begin legal proceedings against someone
To be obvious is to stick out like a __
Admired
Group of four related literary or operatic works
Century when Shakespeare was born

Puzzle 3

Remove from office forcefully
Caramel-colored liqueur made from distilled wine
A mobile phone that can’t be traced
Individual drawings in a comic strip
Receptacle used by patients on hospital wards
The principle of cosmic order in Hinduism
Literary work that uses irony, wit and sarcasm
Large groups of flying insects
Informal, nonchalant, relaxed
Worker who attends to a system of ropes on a ship
Less rapid, not as fast
Anglo-Saxon king with power to turn the tide

Puzzle 4

The side of a coin that has the principal design
Pumbaa from The Lion King is one of these
Undermine the power of an institution
Criticism aimed at an easy target
Passes on germs
Standoff, deadlock
Softly sung to entice sleep
Cotton cloth, typically with a checkered pattern
A minor deity
British manufacturer of the F1LM racing car
Pair of related artistic works such as films
Perceivable by sight
Three of these and the batter is out
Array of eyeshadow colors or an artist’s paints
City in which the Titanic was built
Silvery-white transition metal, atomic number 77
Gifting money in return for an illegal favor
Doesn’t take sides
Chopped off

Puzzle 5

Social media website with co-founder Zuckerberg
February 29th is celebrated in one
Do these to target the abdominal muscles
Spanish spelling of largest Balearic island
Logo or initials, added to shirts and hankies
Film character who adopts Annie: Oliver (Daddy) __
Blaze surrounded by tents
Simple hanging cloth beds
Result of dividing one quantity by another
Christina __, Madonna kissed her on stage
One who travels to work
The name of The Jungle Book black panther

Group 373

Puzzle 1

The way text is set on a page before publishing
Unauthorized use or reproduction of another’s work
Something __ This Way Comes, by Bradbury
Ground spice used in some autumnal desserts
Person in front
Short sleep
Third most populous city in South Africa
__ bra, supportive garment for physical exercise
Red gemstones
Someone worth hanging on to
Party __; celebratory mini explosive

Puzzle 2

Perfect, unblemished
Bacon from Italy
A croissant gets its name from this shape
Explanatory information at the bottom of a page
Open mesh stockings
Wildebeest do this panicked rush during migration
Riddled with, overrun with
International one hit wonder for Los del Río
Fashionable phrase
Guessing game, where clues are acted out

Puzzle 3

Bringing goods into a country
Professional oddsmaker and bet taker
Practical and sensible
Of Mice and Men author
Red Italian leafy vegetable
Laugh lines around the eyes
Space rock that gets through Earth’s atmosphere
Grand __; city-based driving and car-stealing game
Time of year to witness mass wildebeest migration
First name of King Henry VIII’s first wife
Release of strong emotions
Surpasses, eclipses

Puzzle 4

Body that examines evidence before going to trial
1995 gunslinger film starring Antonio Banderas
Group of individuals who promote a common interest
Ancient Egyptian pharaoh succeeded by Thutmose I
Remote areas of trees far from civilization
Process of forcing someone to leave a place
Garden plot devoted to blooms
One who examines for quality, or works in police
Recluse, loner, shrinking violet
Being the property of
Vacation after the wedding

Puzzle 5

Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles the __
Strength of sunburn-producing radiation
Forcefully departed from a crashing plane
The Game Plan stars Dwayne “The Rock” __
Harsh criticism
Usually black, brush this onto lashes
A tooth meant for cutting, humans have four
Gather disparate items to form a list or archive
Evergreen trees don’t have leaves, but these
Algeria’s busiest port city
Highly prized red spice, turns risotto yellow
Mountain sport transport
Study of how organisms relate to their environment
London designer of leather goods

Group 374

Puzzle 1

Signs of a malady
Scottish woodwind instrument with reeds
Country where the national animal is the unicorn
Jean Paul __, haute couture fashion designer
Legal notice to leave a dwelling
Dry, barren terrain with canyons and ravines
Sweat
Calm and undisturbed, peaceful
Italian tomato sauce with herbs and spices
Compensated an employee with too much money
Lock on a door that doesn’t use a spring
A four-line stanza in poetry
Set of six works, like Mission Impossible films
Triskaidekaphobia: superstition about this number
Sisterhood
Thin sheets of precious metal used for gilding

Puzzle 2

Fraction whose denominator is a power of ten
Israel’s financial center, with many skyscrapers
Livestock, not plants
German maker of 911, Boxster, and Carrera
Princess Diana’s maiden name
Headstrong, difficult to control
Flemish painter gave his name to a type of beard
Actress __ Dietrich
Professional who measures and manages risk
Dull, bland, wishy-washy
Tufty hair growing in the wrong direction
Object kept as a reminder or souvenir
Storage for cigars

Puzzle 3

Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew
Like an unmoving ship
Advice given to help solve a problem
Largest French wine region, on the Garonne river
Element with the chemical symbol Ti
Smashing, breaking with a huge ball
Almost too late, long overdue
Sold, advertised
Cartilage between the surfaces of some joints
Indonesian island; was called Celebes
Country where Kilimanjaro Park is located
Chart showing days, weeks, months
Illegal scribblings or paintings on public walls
Braid that looks like an aquatic animal

Puzzle 4

Awards won
Hollywood actress, won an Oscar for La La Land
Repeating
Transmitting music in a continuous flow
Iguazu Falls bordering countries: Brazil and __
Small figurine
Makes a lepidopterophobe’s heart flutter
Hidden openings
Material that is resistant to fire
Active at night time
Breakfast patty of shredded potato
Short-lived, ephemeral, on the move
Putting money into a project or financial scheme
Embalmed and wrapped in cloth
Century when Christopher Columbus was born
Gangrenous reaction to extreme cold
Lying down in a chair

Puzzle 5

Rock and roll dad of model Georgia May; Mick __
Capital of Cuba
Chemically treated hair set in a wave or straight
Discuss something with someone
Austin __, groovy 60s spy played by Mike Myers
Righteousness
Rough wooden storage containers
Sun god in Ancient Egyptian mythology
Chicken in French
Mind-bending word problem
Grimaces in pain
Robert Ludlum’s Jason __ series

Group 375

Puzzle 1

Mark __, Hulk and Bruce Banner
Covered with wool, like a sheep
Randomly and rapidly search through something
Mistake caught on camera
Contacted over the airwaves
Water ceremony for church initiation
Connected system, e.g. a company’s computers
Shoes with hole patterns at the front
Dutch painter of Girl With a Pearl Earring
Make ready for
__ imaging system, infrared device for detection
Rich Italian cheese made with mozzarella and cream

Puzzle 2

Skater’s semicircle
Traveling broadcast or musical entertainment
Han Dynasty trade route for luxury goods
Arm ornament worn around the wrist
Danger-loving actor’s replacement
Restaurants and cafes
Tapered, decreased in width
Base unit of mass in International System of Units
Underground story of a building, like a cellar
Final, unavoidable confrontation
Acclaimed musical featuring ABBA’s music
Playing music unplugged
Second largest city in Indonesia

Puzzle 3

Día de los __: Day of the Dead, in Spanish
High-end maker of the Flying Spur car
Find a solution, settle an argument
N Italian city, famous for a pasta sauce
Leather fringe adornments on loafers
Religious campaign
Inverted V-shaped line on a uniform, shows rank
A double-bladed paddler
Arising from a common origin
Country whose capital is Abuja
Authored Great Expectations and Oliver Twist
Drawing guessing game with gruesome ending
__ leopard, blotchy wild cat from SE Asia
Warrior goddess of healing in Egyptian mythology
Allow room for someone to pass, move aside

Puzzle 4

Operated by air or gas under pressure
Yellow character from the Transformers franchise
Disease of the liver
Pleasant to taste
Elvis’s daughter
Stopped from happening
Expert in building design
Point out faults in a disapproving way
Open summer footwear, known as thongs in Australia
Nintendo interactive tennis, golf and boxing games
The __ Rabbit by Margery Williams
City with Germany’s largest and busiest airport
Scares
King’s clown that preys on children

Puzzle 5

Americans call them bangs, Brits call it a __
Not whole or functional anymore, faulty
Ancient Gaelic festival marking start of spring
Mass of space “cloud” gasses, such as the Crab __
Electronic messages sent via the internet
Slightly annoyed
Detective Sherlock __
A true principle or belief
Support, ratify
Rock __, 60s movie star, played opposite Doris Day
Manic __; post-weekend blues for The Bangles
Santa Cruz del__, densely populated Colombian isle
__ acquisition, a recruiter
Foot- and legwear worn by fishermen in rivers
Playground toy of a plank with a pivot
Beetle central to Ancient Egyptian mythology
Sandwich company with elongated offerings

Group 376

Puzzle 1

Person who funds government
Offensiveness, repulsiveness
Prediction or forecast of future happenings
Garfield’s hopeless owner, Jon __
Least light
US founding father with musical based on his life
Maintains a vehicle
Phytonutrient that gives tomatoes their red color
Management of a museum or gallery collection
Norman __, US painter of Four Freedoms
Rich, wealthy
Made an excited sound, like a pig
Hall for slain warriors in Norse mythology

Puzzle 2

What the M stands for in BMW car company
Make someone lose courage
Math that uses letters
Professionals in horse racing, riders
Tactile writing system used by visually impaired
Legally, it means “guilty mind”, from Latin
Shakespearean play known as the “Scottish Play”
Stumble over words
Lamented a death
Deliberately messy hair, as if just woken up
Figures that represent players in videogames
Go off on a tangent
Muscle located at the top of the shoulder
Making up for a bad deed, religiously
Leaves, goes
Optical illusions seen on hot roads

Puzzle 3

Big hit song for the Animals: House of the __ Sun
Easy to control, placid
__ voyage, a ship’s first trip, think Titanic
City where John F. Kennedy was assassinated
Outlined
Egyptian god of the dead had a head of this animal
Character created by J.K. Rowling: Harry __
Fragile, easily damaged
Sweet red-brown bean used in vegetarian dishes
Japanese car company, makes Corolla & Camry models
Approach with aggression
Open a flag or sail
Capable of moving
The second of Prince William’s four names
Region of Italy containing the province of Palermo
Mario’s archenemy in Super Mario
Prize for winning a sporting event
__ balcony, named after a Shakespeare heroine

Puzzle 4

Where the locks frame the face around the forehead
Long-haired fairy tale princess locked in a tower
Explosive sticks for demolition
Loyalty rewards for frequent flyers
Grouping like geese
Green, anise-flavored spirit
Burt __, who starred in Deliverance
Way in, doorway
Attractive, tempting
Monthly house payment to bank
1983 Bond film Never __ __ Again
The __ Zone, long-running supernatural TV series
Animal whose bite can transmit dengue fever
Heir __; first in line of royal succession
Only tepid, or not showing any enthusiasm

Puzzle 5

Relating to the preparation of material to publish
Strangely, uncommonly
Elvis’ house
She transformed Pinocchio into a real boy
Sign on paper money only visible under light
Emergency hospital vehicle
English band had albums OK Computer and The Bends
Conceited and knowing person, cocky and arrogant
Someone who is scared of feet
Country where the Tanami Desert is located
Treating serious issues with inappropriate humour
Number check of people present
Study of the origin & development of the universe
A traveler, but not the vehicle’s driver

Group 377

Puzzle 1

Hordes of people
Meryl __, acting royalty, has over 20 Oscar noms
Acronym for the US first lady
Much imitated French handbag designer: Coco __
Rags to __; to come upon good fortune
The 2012 Summer Olympics were held here
Confirmed, endorsed
Loops in ropes tied with a knot used by hangmen
Body of water separated from the sea by a reef
Vessel for pouring stewed hot drink
Secure, fasten with planks of wood or metal
Banish out of a country
Childhood home of Harry Potter: 4 __ Drive
Have significance

Puzzle 2

Political undoing and descent
China’s largest city
Changing over time
Person who lives in a building
Vista, an all-around view
Shoes that extend over the wearer’s ankle
Jennifer __, played Katniss Everdeen
Another name for table tennis
Light ramekin dishes made with egg whites
Creator of expensive fashion
Red, sore, infected
Early jewelry pieces used to hold cloaks closed
Dark skin patches caused by UV exposure
Singer famous for Poker Face and Born This Way
Bits of strewn paper for celebrations
Regulator or overseer; canine that guards/protects

Puzzle 3

First European to reach Kilimanjaro summit
Nearly, almost
Cues, sticks, balls, and a table
Disappearing without a trace
Free from blame
Dustin Hoffman drives this brand in The Graduate
Eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union
Best place on a route to stop and take photos
Counselor, psychoanalyst, psychiatrist
Lacking any obvious principle of organization
Occurring every six years
Club __, Wham No.1 record with crickets intro
Holiday when people sing carols
Keratin covering on the first digit of a hand
Basic print device that uses ink to create images
John Wayne’s headwear
Unused parts of meals, reheated the following day

Puzzle 4

To damage and destroy beyond repair
Thin bars that keep an avian in captivity
Comic verse composed in irregular rhythm
Greek battle with runner Pheidippides
Position behind the driver
Money off an item
Someone who spends winters in warmer climates
Took part in an athletic event
Rock band founded by Jimmy Page: Led __
African nation with the Serengeti National Park
Capital city of Malta
Incautious
Hair raised high, Marie-Antoinette style
In the UK the game is called draughts, in the US _

Puzzle 5

Dead Poets __
Testosterone is one of these
Energetic and vital
Physical training based on military obstacles
Japanese city, venue of the 1972 Winter Olympics
Sold objects via numbered tickets in a draw
Patio for tanning
Get better from illness
To decorate or embellish; often found on a plate
The only female judge in the Book of Judges
Crimes against the king or queen
__ Stone, decoding tablet found by Napoleon’s army
Wood-eating insect
Sea of the Philippines, also called Sulawesi
“Hope __ eternal”
Runs, oversees

Group 378

Puzzle 1

Northern hemisphere annual March event: vernal __
Cooked in simmering water, eggs for example
Study of living organisms
Dr. Jones’s nickname, maybe an ophidiophobe
A business or a firm
Removed impurities
Royal house of Queen Elizabeth II
Mirror; think deeply
Hasbro game with a whipped cream surprise
Holes in shoes through which laces are passed
Of the color of green, lush grass
The nicer police officer in an interrogation
Aggressive regional, independent military commander
Letters of a word rearranged to form another
Department of imported goods, at an airport
__ vane, for breezy predictions
The Fairy Queen in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Puzzle 2

Mythical creature: head of a human, body of a lion
Required, necessary
Where you plug electrical devices in
An official count of a population
A swelling of the thyroid gland
Six-stringed musical instrument
Whole-page illustrations printed separately
The two longest rivers in the UK: Thames and __
The Roman Empire’s two centuries of peace: Pax __
__ Woman; superhero alter ego of Diana Prince
African country, home to Volcanoes National Park
Testing process or rehearsal
Root often served alongside sushi
Men’s hair stylist
Second largest Greek island, after Crete
Patrick __, Dirty Dancing Hollywood actor
To build a piece of art from stone or clay
When people receive their wages
Particles shed from hair or feathers of animals
Made amends or reparations

Puzzle 3

Walk Like an __; pharaonic hit for The Bangles
Big semi-aquatic snake found in South America
Decade when Madonna came to prominence
Metallic resounding of bells
World of __; multiplayer online role-playing game
String goes through eyes/hooks in winter footwear
The most rapid, quickest
Redford and Newman 1920s betting caper
Refused to see or care for any longer
Keep an __; remain non-judgmental
Kidnapper, captor
Cramped, restricted

Puzzle 4

Frame enabling goods to be carried on top of a car
Wading in shallow water
Road for leaving a highway
Westernmost country in continental Europe
Northwest Pacific tropical storms
Naming word substitutes, e.g. I, we, he, she
Whoopi __, comedian, actress, star of Sister Act
The less-medical term for alopecia
Three precious stones on Meghan’s engagement ring
The __; a villain turned antihero
Male who is an expert shot
Form of marriage with multiple spouses
Hard Italian cheese for grating on pasta
Beauty is only __
Absolved of a crime
Airship named after a German Count
Worked soap into bubbles
Advance tactical strategy for a sports match

Puzzle 5

Younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
__ biology; scientific study of essential proteins
Short visit or trip to a tourist attraction
City that’s world famous for its Irish crystal
Annoys, irks
Money given to children for completing chores
Prime Minister who replaced Neville Chamberlain
The __ Itch; 1955 film starring Marilyn Monroe
Saxon king Edward the __, succeeded Harthacnut
Rose rapidly or grew dramatically in size
Unconscious desire for one’s own fatality
Unwilling, hesitant
Audience member

Group 379

Puzzle 1

Microsoft’s electronic encyclopedia
Forename of artist Doré and engineer Eiffel
Never-ending nickname for Rome: the __ City
Person in charge of lighting crew on a film set
Graduated hair, from long to short
Seasonal wind that brings weather changes
The mother of all those 101 Dalmatians
Inflicts, forces
Second largest city in Ukraine
Distorting, bending, deforming
Semi-frozen dessert of sugar, water & fruit flavor
Sport played on a court with curved wicker basket
Gloria __, singer with the Miami Sound Machine
Gift __, a coupon for a shop, preloaded with cash
Clean the outside of a vehicle
Soothing, oily stick for chapped mouth
Greek epic poem by Homer
National park with the tallest trees on Earth
Weather __; alert for extreme weather conditions

Puzzle 2

Branch of tech that deals with moving machines
Remain in place, don’t move, stay put
White sauce of cheese and milk, in French cuisine
Famous ancient Roman temple, now a Catholic church
Person highly skilled in music
Strong urges for food, especially during pregnancy
Smallest country by area in South America
Witch’s pot
Safety restraint for car drivers and passengers
Redirects mail to a new address
Actress Rita __; wed sultan’s son Prince Aly Khan
Silver animal guardian spell from Harry Potter
Make less severe or painful
Macabre, gruesome, grotesque
Poem in which the letters in each line form a word
Great wealth
Arm protection for skateboarders

Puzzle 3

A blacksmith’s workplace
Dried plums; an effective natural laxative
Legal __; a country’s official currency
Statement ender
This sea witch stole Ariel’s voice
Layer that forms on copper over time
Jack __; The Joker’s real identity
Double burger with cheese from McDonald’s
Compelling, pleading
Tie, e.g. secure an animal with a rope
This animal’s foot is said to bring good luck
On __ knee; traditional proposal pose
To come into view
Ran steadily for exercise
Decreasing in power
Casual, loose-fitting trousers
Liam __; Irish Hollywood actor in Taken films
__ shake or Albee, dance craze and meme
An emasculated man

Puzzle 4

Raise this to surrender
Damage to metal from exposure to air and water
Make it up as one goes along, on the spot
Strong wind blowing loose sand over deserts
Quality of being serious and dignified
Also known as halitosis
Event watcher
Story written about someone’s life
Barbra __, singer-actress of Evergreen and Yentl
Someone who is scared of traveling by plane
Thrilled, delighted, extremely happy
Feathered headdress of Egyptian gods

Puzzle 5

US missile named after an Algonquin axe
Organized collection of information on a computer
Card game with a board and pegs for adding parts
Deliriously happy
Almond meal confection often found in desserts
Nike’s slogan
Spanish word for aggressive masculine pride
Document relating to a legal investigation
Refined, classy, cultured
Hawaii’s capital
Traditional sayings that pass on wisdom
Musical avian

Group 380

Puzzle 1

Human joints between foot and leg
Evil spirits
Polynesian cocktail: rum, lime and curaçao liqueur
Band who sings “Message in a Bottle”: the __
Person who fuses metal together by heating
Storm __; coastal floods caused by cyclones
Bends, curves
Monkey that is named after the loud noise it makes
Van made for sleeping in
Outback, Forester, Impreza car model maker
Chemical element with the lowest melting point
“Still __ run deep”
Crown __; precious gems presented to a monarch
Nestle closely together
__ Frost; Doctor Who comic strip character
To act disloyally
Robert __; Taxi Driver and Raging Bull actor
An angry look, scowl
__ and Scully, the protagonists of The X-Files

Puzzle 2

Opposite end of the scale to the maximum
Cut-out for painting images on walls
Attempting to fix or patch up
Expensive red spice derived from flowers
Filling a travel bag
High flat area
Golfing spectators surrounding a green
Black-spotted __ is a species of stingray
Include something or someone in an act
Town of Lazarus, where he was raised from the dead
Leading someone
Avoiding capture
Reduced in value
In a sleeping state, hibernating
Elf protagonist in Lord of the Rings
Italian luxury sports car manufacturer
Young genius with exceptional skills
This Monopoly token speeds around the board
Tallest mountain in Mexico: Pico de __

Puzzle 3

Survival game that became hugely popular in 2018
Usually the lead singer
Where homeless canines stay
Cowboys working at home
Less sugary, green banana from the Caribbean
Selina Kyle is this superhero’s real name
Greatly reducing, e.g. prices
Facilitates bowel movement
Relating to the structure of the earth’s crust
Great deals
Able to be endured
Boxing blow that starts low to hit the chin
Small grains or particles, e.g. coffee
Someone sharing the same moniker
Raised area for giving speeches
Popeye’s girlfriend
Felons, criminals
Femme fatale

Puzzle 4

Variety, especially among different peoples
Popular 90s store to connect to the Internet
Informing, formally advising
Laws concerned with the punishment of crime
Single shot of espresso with a dash of foamy milk
__ Aguilera, Genie in a Bottle singer
Became rigid
Jane __; TV comedy about artificial insemination
Close fighting technique used to gain advantage
Circumstance, position
Where the ocean and sea meet
The movement of people from place to another
__ Mountain, Ang Lee film about cowboys
Karl __, designer noted for shocking white hair
You buy these in gift shops to remember your trip
Get back on good terms
Change gears from 4 to 3
Special events, e.g. birthdays, anniversaries
Performer’s rest area during a concert or play

Puzzle 5

Continental __, Philadelphia meeting of 1774
Raise a barbell from the ground to hips
Jewelry worn on the throat
Guarding from the side
Gas that makes up around 74 percent of the Sun
Owing money or gratitude to someone
Dashboard compartment for valuables
Upholstered seat with limb support
Someone who writes song words for a living
Prize money, spoils
Pain at the top of the body
Prediction of upcoming weather
Spanish word for dancing; an Enrique Iglesias song
Permitting
Probably the Genghis Khan’s burial place
Smoked dried hot chili pepper
The Lantern __ marks the end of Chinese New Year
Connective tissue holding joints together