Paris

Group 241

Puzzle 1

Waterway larger than a brook, smaller than a river
You put this on dogs and horses
Very energetic person
Under __, sports clothing company
Cured Italian meat, popular cold cut
Elinor __, economics Nobel Prize winner
Slightly louder than a whisper
Mark Antony’s wife
Islamic mysticism
Sweet hummable musical arrangement
Harry __, title character of a series by JK Rowling
Currency of the Czech Republic

Puzzle 2

Stages in from birth to death
Canadian comedian, Uncle Buck, Space Balls
Avocado-based dip
Wooden puppet who lied a lot
Estadio Olímpico Joao __, Rio de Janeiro
Mary __; she saw Christ after his Resurrection
The place behind the performance area in a play
Italian opera composer of Lucia di Lammermoor
Describes a petite nose turned up at the tip
Seaside toy
Harmless, inoffensive
Usually, mammals give birth to __
UK 1983 robbery, gold bullion remains unrecovered
Attracted to all people regardless of their gender

Puzzle 3

Wheel guards on a car or bike to prevent splashing
The eighth Avatar of the god Vishnu
Modus __, way of living
Medical term for the loss of the sense of smell
Terminator__, US film from 2015
Half-goat half-horse creature with one horn
Gray and white aquatic bird that lives by the ocean
Space in front of your plane seat
__ Jordan, legendary US basketball player
Swedish band that recorded “Listen to Your Heart”
Science that studies rocks
Congo’s National park with mountain gorillas
Stieg __, crimewriter of the Millennium trilogy
Prehistoric cave paintings found in France
To attack with explosives, repeatedly
Jewish holiday also known as Feast of Weeks
Popular smoking product is illegal in Bhutan
Effeminate

Puzzle 4

Endures without yielding or bears patiently
Fernando __, Portuguese poet, had many identities
The “e” in e =mc2 as posited by Einstein
Car that pulls a train
Cross between a doughnut and a croissant
To penetrate or enter unexpectedly or violently
Australian city known for its “Coathanger” bridge
Joseph __, British inventor of reinforced concrete
Decorative wheel cover on a car
Author of “And Then There Were None”: __ Christie
Fred Flintstone’s best friend, Barney
Soft corals that look like feather pens
Jane Porter in The Legend of Tarzan 2016
Second book of the Old Testament
Notre-Dame has a famous rose one
Extensive territory ruled by one group or person

Puzzle 5

Waterproof overshoes
Another name for the Holy Grail
Botswana delta, popular with safari tourists
Milan’s international airport, with the code MXP
The queen’s daughter
Look inwards and study oneself in this field
Butch Cassidy and the __ Kid, famous duo
Flat bread used to wrap tacos
Bottle gourd with pale green skin and white flesh
Area between the Earth and the sun
Eating disorder involving loss of appetite
Blenniidae and Clinidae fishes, scaled or scaleless
Literary festival
It would take a tiny jockey to ride one
Atari’s 1984 shooting game
The official national sport of Cuba
Tight-lipped, disinclined to talk
Term for a papal election

Group 242

Puzzle 1

Tropical yellow fruit with black seeds in center
Groups of stars and matter found in the universe
__ Sports Stadium, Ghana’s largest, Baba Yara
To outline, trace, delineate, silhouette
Ancient Russian town on Lake Nero, in Yaroslavl
Ferdinand and Imelda, Filipino dictators
Relating to or situated near or on the back
Home to ancient Senegal site and holy sites
Large blunt sewing needle
French port where the country’s navy was scuttled
Grand __, large covered market in Istanbul
__ Takei plays Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek
It means “dawn” in Spanish
Scribe of the written work

Puzzle 2

Venustraphobia is fear of __ women
Statue of Athena that protected Troy
Festival marking the beginning of Lent in Italy
Process that affects structure of Earth’s crust
Spanish cocktail, Calimocho, Rioja Libre
Famous US tractor company
Lightweight hand-held air wafting devices
Non-compliant, opposing; reluctant
Pan’s __, dark fantasy about the Spanish Civil War
Medical term for the inflammation of veins
Iron carbide found in most steels
Much sought after Last Supper’s goblet
North African city with bustling Djemaa el-Fna
Similar to an Embassy, but not in a capital
Buddhist female lay renunciant in Myanmar

Puzzle 3

Roger __, Swiss genius on the court
Head with prolongation in various animals, weevil
Hungarian stew; assortment of different things
Language that has 18 vowel phenomenons
Author of Britain’s most famous spy
Franco’s former royal palace, near Madrid
Capital of China’s Jiangsu province on the Yangtze
Lightest solid created
Dustin __, Rain Man
Yuri, Lara love story filmed in Spain, Doctor __

Puzzle 4

Motoring route that must be paid for
Gothic Revival cathedral in Madrid
In this movie Al Pacino plays a drug dealer
Players don’t move the round object with their feet
Exhibition held every two years such as in Venice
__ slice, uncooked, layered brownie
Number with 12 zeros
Valley of __, Luxor’s ancient royal burial site
Don’t __ Ice is a children’s game for ages 3 and up
Thought expressed with symbolic fictional figures
Sacred Hindu language

Puzzle 5

Decryption code
__ Richards, makers of kettles and irons
Male first name; Middle Eastern kingdom
Warcraft villain, __, played by Daniel Wu
Christian title can be held by women
__ Elvis, Warhol painting of three
W. G. __, wrote Austerlitz novel
A bee performs a __ dance to show where food is
Janggi, __ chess, is a board game from Korea
Penguin species with loud trumpeting call
__ and Clyde, US criminal couple from the 1930s
Box that is lowered six feet into ground
Salt __, part of a cruet set
Situation marked by errors or confusion, muddle
Bluish gemstone aka cordierite
Richard Strauss’ tone poem, Also __ Zarathustra

Group 243

Puzzle 1

Large lake on the border of Estonia and Russia
Mushroom that sounds like seafood
__ Krabs is SpongeBob’s boss
It means “dove” in Spanish
Astronomical measurement from parallax and second
Ottoman sultan’s highly decorative robe
A superhero power: to __ to another dimension
Thick tissues that link muscles to bones
Catch butterflies blown from an elephant’s trunk
A knight’s personal assistant
US desert state that is home to Area 51
__ Goose, 1964 WWII romantic comedy, codename
Ian __, Atonement’s author
Grouchy or ill-natured
Berber __ are always traveling
Region where Westminster Abbey is located
__ tang are popular bright fish

Puzzle 2

The name for the three-banded Italian flag
Swimming stroke a canine uses
Severe storm with categories 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
If you have this you giggle longest
German term meaning spirit of the age
HTML: __ Markup Language
Capital and largest city in Cambodia
Dome __, gold-roofed shrine in Jerusalem
The birth name of Cambodian dictator Pol Pot
Giant ‘evil’ crater in Siberian forest
A sequel to a sequel; third film in a series
Shopping by post
Second biggest selling video game (as of 2017)

Puzzle 3

Music style in no key, sounds controversial
Rajiv __ International Cricket Stadium
Strip for landing airplanes on
Formed, delineated
Concert__, Amsterdam opera house
Elusive Scottish lake monster’s nickname
What Euphrosyne, Aglaea and Thalia were
1994 short film about a Diana Ross fan with a crush
Band player
Felines love this herb
Indian dagger, fist blade
French term for thick sauce made from fruit
Severe gluten intolerance, __ disease
Charles __, King of the Franks
Lord Peter __, detective of Dorothy Sayers’ novels
Group of related people, sometimes in one household
Upholstered bench, couch, sofa

Puzzle 4

Beavis’ pyromaniac friend
El __, Maya step pyramid at Chichen Itza
The __ of the Sierra Madre, US film from late 1940s
Box for holding pet piscines
Squat, very hot chili pepper from green to orange
Educational entertainment company, kid’s game
Fear or dislike of bisexuality or bisexuals
Heavenly virtue of self-discipline by reason
Surroundings
Sounding of notes of a chord in rapid succession
Lord Protector of the Commonwealth
That’s how the cookie __

Puzzle 5

Oldest living former French president, 1970s
Developed the 1st blood transfusion service
Robin Williams film about supernatural board game
The way one who gives twice does it
Competition
__ Arnault, French billionaire
Largest moon of the planet Uranus
Large North American brown bear
Making clay items in a wheel and firing them
This Croydon singer’s real name is Michael Omari
Goblin who lures children to the land of the dead
Müller, white grape created by Swiss botanist
Repurpose items, creating more value
Great musician or composer
Capital of Thailand
Nancy Drew’s genre

Group 244

Puzzle 1

A female horse chiefly used for reproduction
Von Trier’s comedy film from 1998
Light in a concentrated line
Outside the allowable area
Staple food of Central Asian herders
Nationality of long-distance runner Gebreselassie
James __, invented artificial sweetener aspartame
Sega’s sixth generation video game console
Discovery channel’s annual deep sea event
Ancient rock temples in southern Egypt
Cover for a light
Hermann __, creator of the inkblot test
Viewing wheel by the River Thames
The world’s constructed auxiliary language
Financial situations of regions
Natalie __ had a hit song called “Torn”

Puzzle 2

Herbal garden also known as apothecaries’ garden
Carl Orff’s O Fortuna cantata, Carmina __
Members of secret society organized into lodges
A folding case used to carry money
Submerged
A place for the sale of goods, store
__ gingerbread, named after former Polish capital
Dam on the Zambezi shared by Zambia and Zimbabwe
Plump and round
Crouching Tiger, Hidden __, film by Ang Lee
Toy weapon with a cork down the barrel
Largest Bavarian city, home to Bayern’s soccer team
Frida Kahlo’s husband, Diego __

Puzzle 3

Some call it “plátano” in Spanish
Musée __, French art museum in railway station
Dig a corpse out of the ground
__ Île, historic center of Strasbourg
Killing the __ lion, the first labor of Heracles
Fat-burning hormone found in muscle cells
This insect’s bite can lead to sleeping sickness
Tires for emergencies
__ Jankovic, former Serbian no. 1 tennis player
Kingdom between Norway and Finland
Surname of mailman Cliff in Cheers
Geoff Love’s adopted name for music for mountains
Swift, a comet that last visited in 1992
French fashion house of Marcel, with Femme perfume
Colour of autumn leaves before they turn red/brown
Another name for the European bison

Puzzle 4

Made first solo non-stop transworld balloon flight
End-of-line railway station, main Rome rail hub
__ chicken wings and blue cheese dip
Bound, obligated, closely related
Raising from birth
What the old are over
Christ the Redeemer statue overlooks Rio de __
Troy __, an actor in The Simpsons
Hans __, German writer of Alone in Berlin
Argo producer, George __
Scholarly Jewish comedian
FC Barcelona’s stadium, with large trophy room

Puzzle 5

Jefferson __, Washington monument to ex-president
US national park, a world Heritage Site since 1984
Alan __, Brit inventor of stereophonic sound
Matt, creator of The Simpsons
Serer priestly class, ministers of religious cult
__ in Paradise features in the 50s musical Kismet
Jack the Ripper’s true one was never known
Celebration headwear
“All over bar the __”
Persian and Angora cats have __ (lengthy fur)
Power tool without a flex
Large outbreak of disease
Bay __, bight at north of NZ’s North Island
Resting position with lower legs on the ground
Spherical float found in a toilet’s cistern
Put money into a project
Country in Marvel comics, capital Doomstadt
Unit of hydrostatic pressure
__ Pessoa, Portuguese poet who used heteronyms
Turn signals, informally
Cooked on a slow boil

Group 245

Puzzle 1

Marie-Antoine __, French pastry chef to royalty
__ J. Fry is from the year 2000 on Futurama
King __VII Sea, Southern Ocean stretch
__ Adventure, animated family attraction in London
Syringa flowers that lend name to light purple
Female president of the Philippines
The Girl with the Dragon __, a book and a movie
__ P. Sloan, General Motors’ mogul
American Super Soaker inventor __ Johnson
Sea glider
Bread __, extract from the stomach in Operation
Collection of ancient writings forming Jewish law
An unbred, bucking, wild horse
__ in the Wind, song by Taupin and John
Photo __, take care of your nostalgic memories
__ Island, South African former prison
__ Hero, self-destructive character
Colombian painter who depicts plump women

Puzzle 2

Dmitri __, created the table of chemical elements
Sweet, fermented yogurt eaten in India
Well-known stage actor; played Henry Taylor on 24
Kate Middleton’s royal title, Duchess of __
A millionaire
Frances __, actress known for Fargo
King of Aragon, sponsor of Columbus
__ Tittlemouse, a character obsessed with cleaning
Science founded by Archimedes
Flyer who assesses performance of new aircraft
Question on every Dallas fan’s lips in 1980
Major global hit for Boy George and band, Karma __
Putting green golfer

Puzzle 3

In mythology, daughter of Helen and Menelaus
Major French red wine region
He gives voice to a cowboy in Toy Story
Italian kitchen appliance brand, owners of Kenwood
Last half of a round of golf
The __ waspfish has a large crown
New Zealand skyscraper for bungee jumpers
__ de la Cruz, eternal jubilee city
Florida bay discovered by Ponce de León in 1513
Home of Jože Plečnik and Škocjan Caves
Geological era in which mammals developed
Pernickety, pettifogging
Mount __, historical peak in South Dakota, US
Similar to persuading
__ Event, unexplained Siberian explosion of 1908
Style or design of printed characters
__ Mastroianni, leading actor of La Dolce Vita
Frasier Crane’s assistant and radio producer
To make amends and fix
John __, inventor of the chronometer
Koala CIA agent in American Dad
Science of electronic devices for aircrafts

Puzzle 4

Chemical element of atomic number 77
Illuminated machine that selects and plays vinyl
Johnny __, real life story of lies and rumors
Elizabethan loose-fitting breeches
Similar to precook
Montevideo is capital of this South American State
The letter ‘F’ in the phonetic alphabet
__ thy name is woman
__ Marvel shoots energy bursts from her hands
The __ snapper has a black spot below dorsal fins
Vlad the __, ruler of Wallachia, Dracula
Billy Madison, Waterboy, Happy Gilmore
Needlework with a single hooked needle

Puzzle 5

Andrew __, climber, died with Mallory on Everest
Container or ship
Opposite of concave
__ Fair, Thackeray’s tale of rebellious Becky Sharp
Latin American dish cooked in corn husk
__ Square, famous public space in downtown Cairo
Phone with round spinning dialpad
Procession, cortege
Hungarian name for their native language
Knight’s servant
Humans only have two in their hands
US brothers who invented a flying machine
Luke, former world No 1 golfer
Biblical land given to the Hebrews by Joseph

Group 246

Puzzle 1

They often come with thunder and lightning
Paid assassin
In Christianity, Jacob’s second wife
TBH, Internet slang for “To Be __”
Appliance for heating water for coffee or tea
Oil used in cosmetics
Nominated 10 times for the Academy Awards, John __
Exercise performed hanging from a bar
Georges __, dotty French painter
Sir Gary __, West Indian cricket all-rounder
Parsley, celery-like herb
__ of Mons, apparitions seen on the Western Front
Greek caviar, typically served as a spread
Joseph __, Irish author
To choose not to participate
First African Nobel Peace Prize winner, Albert __
__ the spot, treasure indicator on a pirate’s map
Lena __ plays Cersei in Game of Thrones
Kurt __ lead singer of Nirvana

Puzzle 2

UK spicy, currant cake like Eccles cake
__Steps, Iberian stone stairway in Rome
Alternative name for Jerusalem’s Western Wall
__ Aching, witch-in-training in Discworld series
Rapture
__ Bentz, German who invented coffee filters
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere star in __ Bride
A Few __, Aaron Sorkin’s US legal drama
Clue Jr.: Case of the __ Pet was released in 1989
__ Adam, composed the ballet Giselle
No gain __ pain
This starts a soccer or football game
Magician and escapologist born Ehrich Weiss
A person who has had a limb or part of one removed

Puzzle 3

The Great American __, 1974 rodeo documentary
Piazza in Rome with fountains and obelisk
Jan __, Czech student protested by self-immolation
The __, sang highway radio hit Wild Thing
Longest river in southeast Asia
Not a liar, honorable, fair, sincere
Greek goddess of the hearth
To make a contribution; to bestow
Printer inks
Evan __ Wood, US actress
Nestle’s French packaged dessert
The fluid that surrounds blood cells
__ Cardcaptor, Japanese cartoon with a magical tarot
French reformer of the 16th century, John __
Extremely strong plastic invented by Kwolek

Puzzle 4

Extinct flightless sea bird of the North Atlantic
Formal garden of symmetrical box hedges
Variety of talc, metamorphic nickel
They attach your feet to the saddle
He declined the Israeli presidency in 1952
Anesthetic sometimes called “Special K”
A shortened version of a book
The name of the 2010 World Cup ball
All __, Fosse’s dance film
The extreme opposite of orderliness
Large purple fruit used in cooking
“Yes, a __ times yes!”, Pride and Prejudice line
Wheel inside a car that changes the direction
Old Church, oldest building in Amsterdam

Puzzle 5

Elite army of eunuchs in GOT
Professional charged with steering Venetian boats
Fear of animals
Gilbert and Sullivan operetta about a curse
A Town __, a love story set during and after WWII
Beachcomber’s bounty
Institute where brainy sorts thrash out policy
Sensible and realistic
Equines who pulled coal in the mines
Public space at the heart of Amsterdam
There’s calm in its eye
Different colored skullcap worn by RC clergy
Component that cleans lubrication
Can be verified by observation or logic
The first set of gnashers of a young mammal

Group 247

Puzzle 1

__ Sound, NZ fjord with penguins and seals
French dept in Occitanie, named after its river
Gear for going backwards
As fast as it goes
Spanish fashion designer, __ Fortuny, born 1871
South African mongoose
Strips of dried dough
First Triumvirate member with Pompey and Caesar
Term for an americana submission in Jiu Jitsu
Hot __, moving around the office to work
Ancient quarter of a city

Puzzle 2

Dame Ninette de __, English-Irish ballerina
Puff __, French, many buttered layers
Official currency of Tajikistan
Noah’s great-grandson
Insect emblem of mysterious global puzzle series
Foliage
Animal waste used as fertilizer
__ Plath, writer who married Ted Hughes
Where would Scooby-Doo be without __
Cleaning up the __ stables, the fifth labor of Heracles
Capital of Dominica
Taking a chance, with no guarantee

Puzzle 3

__ Heinlein, the dean of science fiction writers
Natalie __, plays a Tyrell in Game of Thrones
A large dog
Guitar maker that produces the Stratocaster
What Italians call Scotland
Sport for which Petra Kvitova is noted
Tropical plant used in conservatory furniture
Adrenal and thymus are types
Museum where the Mona Lisa is located
Woven fabric with a loopy curled pile
Japanese photography firm, merged with Minolta
Neither Sunday nor Tuesday
Maraschino, a type of
Roman Augustan poet famous for his odes
Aircraft storage building
Schwarzenegger is his twin in a movie
He was Prince Siddhartha before his enlightenment
Agricultural region in southeastern Spain

Puzzle 4

The N in the international phonetic alphabet
Italian dessert made with mascarpone and coffee
Where an artist keeps oils
Owner and manager of vacation resorts, inns
Unaccompanied, abandoned, forsaken
Amerigo __, explorer who gave his name to America
Two-player card game evolved from “whisky poker”
Tommy and __, crime solvers till death do them part
The science of the laws, especially of the mind
This machine tears up confidential papers
On Futurama, he is a famous robot actor
The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Molly __
A head-swelling lizard
US prison center of 1962 jailbreak mystery
Jim __, lead singer of US band The Doors

Puzzle 5

Thor __, Norwegian explorer and anthropologist
Joseph of __, he took the Holy Grail to Britain
Opening sheet of a newspaper, with headline
Deceitful speech or action
The season of good cheer
The common garden mint; a candy flavor
On his deathbed he said: Let not poor Nelly starve
Armpit perfume, fights body odor
Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel
Cologne __, Germany’s most visited landmark
To move back and forth
German director of Der Blaue Engel
To build
One who obtains or extorts money illegally
Sri __ Sahib, Amritsar’s Golden Temple
Where golfers go to celebrate a round of golf
Contamination, toxic waste and smoke cause this
Hardwood trees with catkins

Group 248

Puzzle 1

Warning lights in a car, with a triangle symbol
Treaty of __ sought WWI peace with the Ottomans
Soldier’s equipment holder
Color of the submarine the Beatles sang about
Pepper named after Syrian city; regional spice
Greek goddess of hearth, home and chastity
Metallic strands used to decorate a Christmas tree
Filtration system inside the mouth of some whales
Dinner
__ Greene, UK author of The Heart of the Matter
Yoga practiced in heated rooms
Nicole __, Star of Far and Away and Moulin Rouge

Puzzle 2

Former home of Elvis in Tennessee
Vehicle driven by Ernest Hemingway in WWI
Period of life before adolescency
Weather-related nickname of boxer Rubin Carter
Strait separates Africa and Europe
__ Taylor, British-American iconic actress
Teller in a financial institution
Person who has a hard time remembering things
It means “never-ending” in Latin
Shot of espresso with ground coffee
German composer of Canon in D
First to develop a polio vaccination
It used to be Saint Petersburg
Artistic attention to detail
Country where Hugh Jackman was born

Puzzle 3

Nickname of Arsenal’s supporters
To have faith in someone or something
Jules Verne adventure, 20,000 __ Under the Sea
Vengeance
Suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in gas
Marsupial that is like a small kangaroo
Root vegetable, off-white, similar to a carrot
The capital of Iraq
Cross them for good luck
Doctor who discovered penicillin: Alexander __
Last name of US first lady Jackie’s husband, 1960s
Survivors, remnants
Not indoors
Heavy, coarse fabric used for stiffening garments
Composer of “Symphonie Fantastique”: Hector __
Walter __, creator of the Bauhaus in Weimar

Puzzle 4

Hugh __, British actor, Dr. House
__ stick; a USB by another name
Italian aperitif flavored with orange
Annie __, evil nurse from King’s Misery
Type of liquid printer
Gulf of __, site of 1964 US/Vietnam incident
Car stoppers
The period of four Sundays before Christmas
Lightweight, cheap cotton, used for straining jam
Corny, mawkish
Play that poses the question “To be or not to be?”

Puzzle 5

Avant-garde musical instrument with antennae
King __ Stadium, Belgian royalty sporting grounds
__ Judy, seaside slapstick with husband and wife
It won’t poison you
Small bread roll from Belgian capital
Green or yellow banana
Major vein that returns blood to the heart
Saddle bags, handy for cyclists
Horror sitcom sounds like a type of cheese
Island group containing Majorca and Menorca
Bob’s __, animated short film about midlife crisis
Winner
Pony __, vibrant trophy ribbons
Seller of indulgences, as described by Chaucer
Creator of Holden Caulfield
Member of a group holding power in a country

Group 249

Puzzle 1

Blood sucker
Apep, Egyptian __ deity who fought Ra
The banded __ star has dark brown bands
__ James, actor who served as Monty’s double
The middle coat of the eyeball
__ Familia, Gaudi’s unfinished Barcelona church
Display-based game console from Milton Bradley
Large knife used for clearing foliage
Waste, trash
The Goonies follow __ Willy’s treasure map
Played Liz Lemon on 30 Rock
Female parent, not biological
Twisted, baked bread represents people hugging
Quickly scrolling sideways on a screen

Puzzle 2

Science of the sun, ancient Egypt course
Germany’s main legislative body
Notorious Welsh pirate famed for many captures
Long form of a machine that copied over phonelines
Yom Kippur, Day of __ in Jewish religion
Contamination; disease caused by germs
Very exaggerated figure of speech, in writing
Evaluates art, writing of strengths and weaknesses
Forrest’s shrimping boat company
Largest Buddhist temple in the world, in Indonesia
When an astronaut leaves the capsule
Napoleon’s last utterance, the love of his life
The head of a company, chairman
Small version of posh piano
A small German archipelago in the North Sea
King Solomon’s mother
__ Trophy, annual prize for seaplane races

Puzzle 3

What the French call Scotland
German word for an artificial, substitute thing
Plain, Irish fabric of woven cotton
Arachnid
Ceramic spouted vessel to brew Assam or Earl Grey
The Human __, Rooney as telegram boy
Pencil toppers with colorful stood-up hair
Sarah Ferguson’s former spouse: Prince __
Bessie __, medical supplies pioneer
Tapping a keyboard with fingers
Colorful Egyptian water, popular with divers
A price placed on a wanted person’s life
Drug that reduces cholesterol
Greek titan of the sun

Puzzle 4

Someone who is a novice, especially to a religion
Founder of the German Empire, Otto von __
French painter, Barbizon school
Not sisters
Turtles, crocodiles, snakes, lizards, etc.
St Peter’s sacred building in the Vatican City
Bosnian custard cream pie
Fabric with linseed, now plastic, as table cover
Nissan car shares name with Campbell’s speedster
Used in the home
Swine language game, remove letter, add an ‘a’

Puzzle 5

Home builder
Sci-fi novel by R.A. Lafferty: “Past __”
Magician’s story
Luc __, director of Nikita and The Fifth Element
Facial hairs, mostly in men
Side of the head, behind the eye
It will take your picture
Tough choice between two
Truck __, heavy tractor units revving up
Wildlife-spotting adventure holiday
Volkswagen model sounds like a friend of Tracy
Long-stemmed salad veg with leaves at top
__ventura, Canary Island with biosphere reserve
Royal residence, such as Buckingham or Versailles
Thomas __, invented first commercial steam engine
“Good good” chocolate sweets
__ the Great, King of Wessex from 871 to 899

Group 250

Puzzle 1

__ coral shrimp are red and white
The art of horsemanship
__ notes, brand of sticky notes
French multinational known for dairy products
Alexandre Dumas novel: “The Count of Monte __”
Five vertebrae in your lower spine
Orange or purple root veggie favored by rabbits
101 Dalmatians in 1996 is a __ of the 1961 film
Northernmost Latin American country
Purcell opera, Dido and __
__ Wallis, invented bomb used by the Dam Busters
To abduct
Elevated
In contrast to or as the alternative of
Larry who played J. R. Ewing in Dallas

Puzzle 2

Belgian former pro tennis player Kim __
To take errors into account on a reading
The first drops of breastmilk after a baby’s birth
Human remains perfectly preserved in peat
Practice what __
Word starting with f with all five vowels in order
Large London square with lions and fountains
__ Louise, Davis and Sarandon starred
Promoting, selling and distributing a product
Scarlett __, actress of Lost in Translation
Waves at an orchestra
Storage for personal items with no strap
Sir Les __, drunken Australian cultural attaché
Marine creature siphons water in and pushes it out
Diamonds __, Prince’s song about precious stones
Machine tool engineer, famous for screw threads
Norwegian nutty cheese with large holes
Newt __, fictitious J K Rowling author
__ Maria of France, married Charles I in 1625
What takes you to another web page

Puzzle 3

Rock formed by cooling lava
Double __, Nintendo basketball game
Package requiring delicate care; a famous stamp
Antonym of lowest
Southern __ snake is a harmless species in the US
__ van Gogh, he painted sunflowers
He has a hit song called Maggie May, Rod __
To have laid out a course for a plane, boat
Lewd, raunchy
Merry __, rotating horses, carousel
December 26, Saint’s Day in Ireland
Small, short sword used by Samurai class
Of or relating to fabric or weaving
Major worldwide news syndication company
__ on the Wind, based on real life scandal

Puzzle 4

Fleet of warships
Ready to relinquish control
Subgenre of alternative rock born in the last 1980s
Spanish newspaper, name means “the country”
Vulcanized material developed by Charles Goodyear
Czech-born Swiss tennis star Martina
French-speaking province of Canada
Marbled dried meat from Italy
Recovery, renewal
The Welsh mafia, a portmanteau word
American __ Story, US series created by Ryan Murphy
__ Legion, German planes bombed Guernica in Spain
Hair products you use “Because You’re Worth It”
__ Lance, 1954 Western movie with Spencer Tracy
The __brush coral is tall with small branches

Puzzle 5

Final date to complete a project
Die-cast vehicles first sold in cardboard packs
The woman Romeo claimed to love before Juliet
__ Flute, Mozart opera
Substance used to preserve food
Marks caused by burst blood vessels under the skin
Marlene __, sultry actress of The Blue Angel
Something that takes precedence or is most urgent
Norwegian mineral, contains uranium
Sherwood Forest’s male inhabitants
Source, origin, font
Capital of Malta
__ the Kings, Luxor’s ancient royal burial site
Blue-spotted __ has bright blue spots

Group 251

Puzzle 1

John __ plays Finn in Star Wars: Episode 7
__ Aztec, red cocktail with tequila, cream
Sea between Australia and New Zealand
They fly the bird
Scope, degree, range
Riverside execution post used for hanging pirates
1980s term for a young urban professional
Less hot
Scandinavian country’s currency is the Krona
La Femme __, TV series starring Peta Wilson
The Police’s mega hit song Every __ You Take
How the __ Stole Christmas

Puzzle 2

Small containers for drugs
__ nebula, dark “equine” cloud of dust in Orion
Italian cheese sometimes smoked or grilled
Star of Good Will Hunting
Apparatus used for hatching eggs
Pierre __, French dramatist of Le Cid
Belgian king set up the Congo Free State
Money lender with excessive interest rates
King Tut’s golden headdress, discovered by Carter
1975 film satire of country, gospel music
Sedimentary white rock

Puzzle 3

Grape Ape was created by Hanna/__ in 1975
Western Hemisphere marsupials
Mr Eiffel, who built an iconic French tower
Where planes land and models strut
Edible upper half of the broccoli
__-Daro, abandoned Indus Valley archeology site
Gainsborough portrait of young man in satin
__ Ice, US rapper from the 1980s
Kidding around
West German name for former East German currency
Impressive cave scribblings at Lascaux, France
Plastic spork is example of this utensil
Ergonomics is the __ of things fitting people
Convertible car
Maiden name of Margaret Thatcher
Sikh swords seen crossed on Khanda symbol

Puzzle 4

Pink-hued nickname of Petra, Jordan
Strongman buys girl in Fellini’s mythology film
Snack made with granola, dried fruits and nuts
Imitative work that nods at another work or style
Container of varied objects
Reached the North Pole under the ice cap (1958)
Peruvian or Greek tunes are played on these
Form of marriage with multiple wives
Awkward and not graceful
Sacerdotal
Five robots combined in the Power Rangers series

Puzzle 5

One makes several french fries
Day of the week that starts the Sabbath
Puppet play from Bali and Java
Spanish F1 racing driver Fernando __
French author of the play No Exit, Jean-Paul __
Announcer on the Muppet Show,__ the Frog
Important to economy, longest south African river
Red __, British flag seen at sea
Snowy month of the French Revolutionary calendar
Lech __, Polish trade unionist and president
You put your head here when you are sleeping
Rhyming term for an important person
Small measure of liquor
Former name of Chennai and a lightweight fabric
The Persistence of __, by Dalí, if you can remember
Charles __, Dickens’ French aristocrat
To choose something or someone over others

Group 252

Puzzle 1

Padded stool used as a footrest
Astrological sign associated with the fish
__ Epoch: When the first marine mammals appeared
Store your stuff here
Pete’s Dragon in 2016 is a __ of the 1977 film
Mixed songs; a mixture of different things
Breaking up of soil using machine of the same name
First wife of Henry VIII: Catherine of __
Shape of cloud that forms the core of a tornado
Moveable toy, with strings, for putting on shows
Type of coffee invented by German Melitta Bentz
To deliver a blow, to hit with a fist or weapon

Puzzle 2

Star from Taxi and Who’s the Boss?
Controversial spiritual movement in China
A bizarre or odd idea or suggestion is out in __
Crystal twinning, variety of albite
Equine violin bow material
Cross between an espresso and a cappuccino
Carved faces on Westminster Abbey’s roof
__ dummies, car safety guinea pigs
Photo story, progressing through multiple pictures
Moving a ball with lots of short kicks
Pilot of a double-decker passenger vehicle
People or animals who live at night

Puzzle 3

London’s macabre historical attraction
Slang for prison, describes the closing of doors
Someone who trespasses or steals
To gulp and ingest food or drink
Omission of a passage in a book, speech or film
The Dalai Lama is a central figure in __ Buddhism
Often ice-bound gulf between Sweden and Finland
Historical Delhi residence of Mughal emperors
__ Vivaldi, composer of The Four Seasons
Highest officer rank in the US Army
__ oxide, aka laughing gas
Naval battle between the Ottomans and Holy League
Standing long jump expert in early 20th century

Puzzle 4

Eager, impatient
Gulf __, strait of the Arabian Sea
Norse dwarf turns into a dragon killed by Sigurd
Bone in the wrist
Spicy root can be used in sweet or savory food
Onto a ship or plane, climb __
Sub-unit of the zloty, Poland’s currency
The Millennium __ is Han Solo’s ship in Star Wars
__ Conrad, Chief Bureaucrat on Futurama
Subject, theme, topic
Jacqueline __, French flyer who set speed records
Thin fruit dessert topping from Eastern Europe
AS Roma plays soccer in this Italian league
Microsoft’s software suite
Author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Margaret __
Little __, Degas sculpture of ballet student
Country claims part of Kosovo, capital Belgrade
Ferdinand Marcos’ shoe loving widow

Puzzle 5

Retired Serbian tennis player Ana __
Internal communications system
Times __, standard font
Trans Railway, linking Moscow with Vladivostok
Soaking food in liquid to extract flavor
Journey album, 1978
__ Leia kills Jabba the Hutt in Episode 6
Blue-pink spring flowers from bulbs
A small rocky body that orbits the sun
One of the most famous British Monarchs ever
Hallway furniture near the door
The Return of the __ Son, Rembrandt painting
French Sun King with palace at Versailles
Singing group associated with Diana Ross
Plentifully
Large long-tailed bird with beautiful feathers
Author of All Quiet on the Western Front

Group 253

Puzzle 1

Renault mid-range van, badly spelled conjestion
Yellowish French liqueur flavored with aniseed
Author of the novel “Black Beauty”: Anna __
Five o’clock stubble
Not being at risk from danger
Police Chief Clancy on The Simpsons
Spike of ice formed when dripping water freezes
The Gross Clinic is surgery painted by Thomas __
Portable computer for hot-desking
__proof, can’t be if shot
Deux, west French dept named after two rivers
Bohemian religious reformer burned at the stake
Shakespeare __, won the Academy Awards in 1999
To clumsily feel for something
Ex-Man Utd and England striker, Wayne __
Fruit ready to be picked

Puzzle 2

Nationality of Verdi’s opera princess, Aida
Daily frequency
Robinson Crusoe’s companion
Birds whose eggs are the biggest
Turkish tax system of enrollment of Christian boys
Supposedly, allegedly
Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra
End of year festivities cookies, Santa, reindeer
Smooth rock for grinding grain
Largest island in the Maluku archipelago
Polymers developed by Frederick Kipping
Not the glass of an optimist
Nazca Desert mountaintop alien landing site?

Puzzle 3

Axilspot __ are red-brown with white spots
__ control, of the force that attracts us to earth
Medicine used for pain and to thin blood
Dogs __ Poker, famous canine portrait
Luck of __ is a drawing game from 2006
Other times, other __
Collectibles in metal currency form
Name that Julius Caesar gave to present-day Paris
__ Henry, Frenchman led Arsenal in scoring
Professional started with science kit as kid
The reversed P “paragraph” symbol
John __, Dexter villain, Interstellar actor
Procedure to find cause of death
Great Wall __, giant East Asian brickwork
Strolling, taking steps, using your legs
Nino __, Italian stylist and wool business owner
Upward-moving current of air
Umbrella toting fictional character Mary __
Beethoven’s only opera
Moving your body to a tune

Puzzle 4

Lowest rank of Zoroastrian priesthood
Neck accessory for male evening suit
__ Sutherland, Flatliners star
Scanty, not enough
Frenchman who led the First Crusade, Peter the __
Large white seabird with yellow head
__ Run, utopian, no one above age of 30
Infamous letter-writing killer in 1960s California
Country where Monte Carlo is located
__ Electric Power, stadium nicknamed Big Swan
Small, wooden tool for making a hole for planting
Musical pieces or decrees in law
Kitchen utensil for removing the pits of cherries
Jack __, White Fang author
__ Dawg, cartoon canine sheriff’s no 2
Oldest university in English speaking world

Puzzle 5

Not straight forward
A woodwind instrument with a reed mouthpiece
Legendary literary critic, __ Frye
On a snail they are retractable
New Zealand movie set offering tours
First President of Kenya as an independent nation
Pirate’s handheld optical aid
Monty Burns’s assistant in The Simpsons
Strong green liquor nicknamed “The Green Fairy”
A precision shooter is an expert __
The Blues __, stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd
__ Zwingli, Swiss religious reformer
The title given to the daughter of a tsar
__ order or a PO
Region of calm winds near the Equator

Group 254

Puzzle 1

George __, main spy of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Sacking of this financier started the French Rev
Money earned through work
Dam Busters target with the Sorbe and Eder
__ cord, vital part of the central nervous system
The current capital of Tanzania
Pam who played Mindy in Mork and Mindy
Benjamin with a curious case
Red head in love with Betty and Veronica
Charity begins here
Country called the “land of milk and honey”
Female English fossil finder Mary
Ricky __, torch bearer of late 90’s Latin craze
Wooden structure used in factories
Female Collie has been in film, TV and radio
Glitzy French Riviera resort Saint- __
Spanish word for state

Puzzle 2

Old style personal printer
Black Beauty’s stablemates: Ginger and __
Novelty lighting with warmed wax blobs in glass
Grab a tree for luck
WWI training grounds like at Etaples Mutiny
__ the post, voting system where winner takes all
Holder of grilled bread at breakfast table
Part of a choreographer’s routine
Tiny breed of dog named after a big Mexican State
It’s all about beauty

Puzzle 3

Fastest land animal
Thou shalt not bear false __ against thy neighbor
__ Square, central piazza in Venice
The __, resources not owned, open to all
Shakespearean play title that rhymes with “jello”
A ruling family in a monarchy
Stuffed pasta pillows
__ cards: decorative aces, kings, queens, jacks
Aircraft designer known as Queen of Hurricanes
Priestess of Santeria, male is Santero
__ Itza, ancient archeological site in Mexico

Puzzle 4

Ernst __ Stadion, hosted 2008 Euro games
Small, long-handled shallow pan for sauteeing
Entry-level light aircraft
Jack __, paleontologist researched dinosaurs’ DNA
To __ go where no man has gone before (Star Trek)
Kevin, plays Francis Underwood in House of Cards
The Hindu class system divides people into __
Written communication
Coarse fabric often used in sacking
Country where Lech Walesa served as President
Attention-seeking cry of a pirate
Of or relating to dogs
What slot machines are called in Australia
Magically animated beings of Jewish mythology
Doggy channel south of Tierra del Fuego
Curiosity killed it
Give lines to a forgetful actor
Antonym of never
Roller shoes with built-in wheels
__ reels form part of a needleworker’s collection
Occupation of the fictional character Sweeney Todd

Puzzle 5

Stade __, national stadium in Paris
Reba __, US country singer, actress
She plays Katniss in The Hunger Games movies
Table Mountain overlooks this South African city
Low-cost German airline with green logo
Dry Italian cookies to eat with coffee
Board game where a player may land on “Chance”
Annually, each year
Mineral used in making glass
Roald Dahl’s first children’s book: “The __”
Brittany region as said by a Frenchman
Widely known as the first synthetic plastic
__ chameleon has large horns on its head
The second-highest ranking of angels
Sideshow Mel is Krusty’s __ in The Simpsons

Group 255

Puzzle 1

Surly or ill-tempered
Food made by churning milk
Fighting skills
Friendly ghost, befriended by Christina Ricci
Latin name for Copenhagen
Modern term, someone who knows rabbinical lit
Line of equal pressure on a weather map
Juno __, Roman goddess of money
__ Sese Seko, seized power in Zaire in 1965
Venomous Aussie snake has coastal and inland types
__bahn, famous entertainment street in Hamburg
King of England from 1760 to 1820: __ III
__ Lake, Oregon landmark with a wizard island
Peace prizewinner and founder of Solidarity union
Lofty Australian tennis star, Pat __
Bad manners to put these on the dining table
Blend of cybernetics and organism for a part-robot
Futurama’s head of the Robot Mafia
German-Austrian dress of full skirt and low bodice

Puzzle 2

Harsh scratchy garment worn as a show of penance
What many hands make
Having gone back to a place
She takes you to your seat in the theater
US international news agency founded in 1995
Polish dance music associated with Chopin
African __, giant gastropod
Unter den Linden in Berlin is a tree-lined __
Sailboat with two hulls
Called Liberty Steak in the US during WWII
Drying, shriveling
Seaside venue for club and ball game
SI derived unit of radioactivity, symbol Bq
Papa’s Delicate __, Jackie Gleason plays Papa

Puzzle 3

Leonardo __, Italian artist and inventor
Mouse-like domestic pets that burrow in earth
Hard clear plastic, an alternative to glass
__, Mr. Chips, 1939 British romantic drama
Steered clear of something
__ Bridge, Prague river crossing with statues
Favorite green leaf of certain fictional sailor
Infectious disease also known as lockjaw
Shop checkout person
Paolo __, longtime left back for AC Milan, Italy
__ cavity, space between membranes in the lung
Bishop to whom title has been officially granted
To flog a dead horse is __
Foreign born singer who had a No. 1 smash “SOS”
Ability of animals to adapt to avoid predators
Venetian water transport
To lean back

Puzzle 4

Premeditated unlawful action of killing someone
C-3PO was built by __ in Star Wars: Episode 1
The Baltic States are Estonia, Lithuania and __
A participant in game played in an alley
__ reviver, a mix strong enough to raise the dead
Julia Louis-Dreyfus played her on Seinfeld
Where something begins
Last name of the Count of Monte Cristo
Japanese religion honors natural world deities
“Au __” means goodbye in French
Shoe that needs to be tied
Cell created when a sperm fertilizes an egg
Storage for pirate plunder
Dust storms occurring in arid regions
__ squad, former military execution method
Whistle __, exposes illegal, unethical conduct
Sailors suffered from this disease, lack of Vit C
Swiss chemist who invented an updated oil lamp

Puzzle 5

Mental state of insecurity, anxiety
National capital of Australia
Ballet about a toymaker
__ board, peg table of compass points and holes
The furthest flight routes and destinations
David, who played Mulder in The X-Files
Largest of the United Arab Emirates
“Great voice” pioneer of video game consoles
__ pudding, sieved jam with flaky pastry
__ rate, the value of one currency against another
To pretend to be sick to avoid doing work
US battles to end slavery, 1861-1865
Device that can be used without connecting cord
Save your place
__ furniture: chests, chairs used by the military

Group 256

Puzzle 1

Small canine
Honeycombed mushrooms
Die __ is a German strategy board game from 1986
Gold __, someone who marries for money
having a lighthearted temperament; merry
Chosen weapon of fictional aliens
A piece of news intentionally false
The alternative verdict to innocent
Danish short film about a hospital friendship
Made a mess with a simple dress, Miss __ Lewinski
First country to issue a Christmas stamp
US boxer Sonny, world heavyweight champ in 1960s

Puzzle 2

Bin for decaying food/garden waste
Ms Hill and Messrs Jean and Michel comprise?
Icewind Dale PC game by __ Studios
Cordial made from orange juice and sugar
It means “spring” in Spanish
House that once reigned in Game of Thrones
Large marsupial with pointed nose and large ears
“Ugly” Danish toy, found under bridges?
Rust is a form of this chemical compound
Luxury Swiss watch brand, used by aviators
First king of Norway after dissolution of the union
Viennese building and Jugendstil art movement

Puzzle 3

Far from close or near
Spiders make lots of these in autumn gardens
Uphill stretches of the Tour de France race
Author of “The Day of the Jackal”, Frederick __
The best things in life __
__ Bomb, Red Bull cocktail named after candy
__ To My Life, Simple Plan song
__ at Bernie’s, 1989 US dark comedy
Actively look for people to hire
Roman senator, lead among those who stabbed Caesar
To have authority over a military unit
Riding of air currents (not flying or levitation)
Burj __, Dubai skyscraper, tallest in the world

Puzzle 4

Britain’s largest train station
The amount of labor a person has to do
Large N American amphibian known for noisy croak
Thirstquencher of a Caribbean party sharing drink
Little Miss__, it shows a trip and a beauty pageant
Elevation that rises from the ocean floor
Robin __, Mork & Mindy star
Sits on the tongue and identifies sweet and sour
Sir Edwin, sculptor of Trafalgar Square lions
No news is __
Best position to put someone unconscious in
French family of deep-sea explorers
Process also known as hydraulic fracturing
__ Cry, sports warcry to motivate team
Name of 16 popes, inc the former Pope Emeritus
Match at which people abuse each other verbally
North-east Indian state whose capital is Kohima
Li’l Abner’s hometown
Youngster aboard ship
Showing extreme expression of emotion; emphatic
The apparent change in position of an object
__ grise, exerts power without official position
Wellington’s nickname

Puzzle 5

Nepalese knife, weapon, tool, ceremonies
Unbearable provocation
Metals made of two or more elements, e.g. bronze
Poles apart from being neat
Spirit of tragic drama
John Maynard __, demand-side economist
Copy someone’s ways mockingly
Thin layer, like wood on a coffee table
Jack Nicholson’s character in “As Good as it Gets”
Mole-like animals often confused with mice
Strauss opera and daughter of Herod
Food closet
French term for served on ice
TV show centered around the Ewings
Underwater pursuit popular with Red Sea tourists

Group 257

Puzzle 1

Prodigious individual with autism
Picturesque Thai island loved by backpackers
Solar __, flashes of brightness on Sun’s surface
More explosive than bullets of same caliber
Paul McCartney’s fashion designer daughter
Mark Twain created The Adventures of Tom __
Walter __, director of The Motorcycle Diaries
Islam worship site
Roman politician assassinated Caesar, Et tu?
To steer a ship into shallower waters
Harass with small persistent acts
Non-stop; without interruptions
Caffeinated drink also popular ice cream flavor
Greek god of the sun, light, music, and healing
__ Le Pen, was French National Front head (female)
Common caiman species found in South America
French “Incredible Sulk” footballer, Nicolas __

Puzzle 2

Signals and communication using flags
Aussie town in Northern Territory with female name
MMS, multimedia __ service
Evonne __, leading Aussie tennis player in the 70s
1961 Ben E. King’s hit song
Picturesque volcanic peak in Japan
Something totally unexpected or out of the blue
Collectible objects to do with warfare
Hemline well above the knee
Agriculturalist who rears pork
Citric dessert spread used as topping
St Paul’s epistle to the people of Galatia
Romantic tale
Spinal bones

Puzzle 3

Corpus __, feast on Thursday after Trinity Sunday
Universal __, theme parks in Florida and Japan
Vietnamese mooncake
Engraver of Beer Street and Gin Alley
French car brand whose badge features a lozenge
Person who moves in the water professionally
__, Row the Boat Ashore, slave spiritual
Do it while the sun shines
Gives his name to industrial framebreakers
Study of animals
To stay away from others without having any contact
Gulf name, aka Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Iran
Card game with variants Callabra and Papillon
The night of this present day
__ are masters of the Light Side in Star Wars
TV series about the world’s most famous vampire
__ harvester, large machine that threshes grain
__ Burgess, English writer and composer

Puzzle 4

Jelena __, former Serbian no. 1 tennis player
Money workers claim back, e.g. snacks for meetings
Largest land mammal hunted for its ivory tusks
Guards the entrance to Hades in Greek mythology
Buoyant jacket
Popular amusement park chain with banners
Box containing cerebral board game
Russian rocket pioneer responsible for Sputnik I
Dust form of volcanic rock
Hazardous coating on road surfaces in winter
White goods brand, famous for washing machines
Former French president with Dutch-sounding name
Gaudí’s “stone quarry” building in Barcelona
Robin __, actor of Mrs. Doubtfire
__ Silver, quartermaster under Captain Flint
Chief cook
Country noted for its Ajiaco stew
Tomaso __, Vivaldi contemporary, Italian composer
Predominant religion of Thailand
Egyptian Red Sea resort popular with divers
Weblog publishing site; diary “dot” com
Irregular in frequency
Diplomat and chief weapons inspector over Iraq

Puzzle 5

__ red, pH indicator in labs
Took someone’s possessions by force
Blockage, standstill
Fruit with the outer skin layer removed
Burj __, towering sailing boat hotel in Dubai
Buddhism’s four noble __
Roman counterpart of Hypnos, Greek god of sleep
Kept afloat
Grain-eating beetle
List of acts
Job of Robin Starveling, a Shakespeare’s Mechanical
__ Acar, Turkish artist
__ Airways, second-largest airline of the UAE
Music-themed, 1920s perfume created by Lanvin
Picturesque waterfall between Brazil and Argentina
Director of the 1996 sci-fi comedy Mars Attacks
Ancient curved sword of Indian subcontinent
Scientist Isaac, first to observe laws of motion

Group 258

Puzzle 1

Blanche __, A Streetcar Named Desire’s lead
Religious woman who heads a convent
Wrote Hound Dog with partner Stoller
Branching tube sponges are usually a __ color
2000 US presidential candidate and eco warrior
Unrealistically high price for certain assets
WWII U.S. Navy leader, Fleet Admiral Chester W __
Pretzel-like deep fried maida flour
Pins on the bottom of track runners’ shoes
“Mighty oaks from little __ grow”
Time to get the __ jumpers and scarves out
SI derived unit of pressure named after physicist
African lake also called Lake Nyasa
__ Board, large paper used for science projects
The Coathanger’s and Opera House’s home city
By no means unknown
Deficiency in red blood cell production

Puzzle 2

Artificial waterway links the Elbe to the Baltic
These require you to clean hearth and grate after
Invented the zoopraxiscope; first motion pictures
Phantom vessel with no signs of life
Istanbul in ancient times
Vast mass of comets 50-100,000 AU from the sun
Cooked by being submerged in hot oil
Spanish name of precious green stone
Devoid of freedom or liberty
Music group associated with collieries
Dan Aykroyd plays the father of this alien family
Crusty arthropods that cover rocks
An island-city state
On 1 December, __ Day, people wear a red ribbon
Neolithic settlement on the Bay of Skaill
Furniture for playing bridge

Puzzle 3

__ Flynn, her thriller novels portray mad women
The speed of sound
The __ of King George, royal mental health film
Place where your vehicle gets cleaned up
Bang & __, Danish audio-visual company
Someone who comes from the Ivory Coast
Fish that when red is a misleading clue
__ Patch Kids, unattractive soft toys of the 1980s
Type of crumpet, pancake in Oceania
Large fire built for celebration, entertainment
One who rejects the accepted explanation to facts
Composer of La Mer, Claude __

Puzzle 4

Fort __, New Mexico: where Billy the Kid was shot
Machu __, citadel of the Incas in the Andes
In some places, the kids go back to __ in autumn
Cause of laughter
Some people need a big cup of this in the morning
Robert __, former leader of Zimbabwe
Latin football fixture list term meaning against
RBI: Run __ In
On the way, arriving, approaching
European city that’s home to St. Vitus Cathedral
Protein; helps chemical reactions in living things
Force __, barriers against evil
Flying island in Gulliver’s Travels
Evil dwarf
In music, instruction to repeat from the beginning
Card game, deck has no twos to sixes

Puzzle 5

To remain local rather than holidaying abroad
__ bodily harm, crime causing great pain
__ clock, another name for a grandfather clock
In good spirits, merry
David __, author of Cloud Atlas
Transatlantic air service created by Freddie Laker
__ Bank, water extension of Yucatan Peninsula
Seth MacFarlane created __ Dad
Takes his or her clothes off to music for a living
Male singing voice between tenor and bass
Horse with brown and white patches
Making a societal debut
Sixth son of Jacob, his mother was Bilhah
Loom-fitting and the patterned fabric made on it
The Roosevelt who displayed a teddy bear
Bicycles riding one behind the other in cycling
First disease for which a vaccine was invented
Working of bread dough to strengthen gluten

Group 259

Puzzle 1

First English poet laureate, Benjamin __
Capital of New Caledonia
__ Film Festival, Golden Bear Award
Classic pie made with tart, not sweet berries
__ vest, beachware according to saucy postcards
Ran for the door; fastened
Lee who played The Six Million Dollar Man
Quiet and decorous
Forerunner to the U.N., __ of Nations
Australian city hosting the 2000 Summer Olympics
Straight-line conjunction of Sun, Earth and Moon

Puzzle 2

Greek king murdered by wife Clytemnestra
Gin-based cocktail at the Raffles Hotel: __ Sling
North Sea wetland area with rich biodiversity
Not permanent
Russian tennis no. 1 Maria __
Director of Gallipoli and Picnic at Hanging Rock
“Karma Police” band
A woman who stays at home to care for the children
Prejudicial system abolished in S. Africa by 1991
__ gains, dishonestly obtained goods

Puzzle 3

A bird in the hand is worth two in __
Non-religious, not affiliated to a church
Brushed cotton fabric used on shirts/PJs
In German legend, he pulled a sword from a tree
Eyelet of hard material covering a hole
Ivory tower
Boat to overturn, bottom up
Clear, reflective material
Something given without charge
North German city and port on the River Alster
Johann __ II, wrote Blue Danube
Randy Johnson’s nickname, The __
A form or variant of a type or original

Puzzle 4

Lindsay __, former US no. 1 tennis player
A device that sprays water
Nigerian extremists blamed for mass abductions
Scientific study of ancient inscriptions
Safe room for storing cash
Brandon __, known for his Mistborn series
Concrete bridge, the design for many road bridges
Paper currency of the US during American Civil War
__ Network, first 24 news network
Decision requiring no thought
Verdi opera from a play by Friedrich Schiller
Space Hulk is a game set in the __ universe
Speech sounds are the focus of this science
Vodka and cranberry makes a marine wind

Puzzle 5

One who is tall and thin
Niccolò __, violinist composer of Caprices
Large thin crepe, zampanelle
Cotton fabric with soft pile, like chamois
Buzz Lightyear and other playthings come to life
Estadio Atanasio __, Medellin, Colombia
Second Roman emperor; Captain Kirk’s middle name
British war artist famous for the Menin Road
Italian poet of Canzoniere (Songbook)
The first of its kind
Epidemic disease spread across a large region
Person from the country whose capital is Gaborone
Destroying
Largest of the American frogs
Japanese city terror, silverscreen success
Jomo __, Nairobi’s international airport

Group 260

Puzzle 1

Prince in Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute
Class
Slang for money in South Africa
__ Bung Karno Stadium, Indonesia’s biggest
John __, Zimbabwean Test and ODI cricketer
Synagogue assistant, shamash
Harm caused
Anagram of fibers
When a player’s cards are exposed for all to see
Feast of the Seven __
__ Kai-Shek, led the KMT government on Taiwan
Grass family cereal grain
Nickname for Canadian $1 coin
John P. __, US banker with a company in his name
Curriculum vitae
Another name for vitamin B3
__ iron, hinged metal device to bake pancake mix
__ Lindgren, Swedish author of Pippi Longstocking
The projecting jaws and nose of an animal
__ Washington, Oscar winner for Training Day

Puzzle 2

US inventor, developed a steamboat in 1786
When it feels colder because of the breeze
Slobodan __, Serbian prosecuted for war crimes
Belle of the ball at school party
__ Mountain, most Oscar nominated film in 2006
Pienza sheep cheese
Los __, Peruvian site of Cloud Alien People
You can’t make a __ out of a sow’s ear
French chemist, outlined the theory of combustion
__ O’Neal, former US basketball player
Grilling (often with a panel) before getting a job
Weather system bringing low temperatures
Palazzo del __, residence of the Italian president
Character who is decidedly ungainly

Puzzle 3

Garments
Amount paid for retirement after serving
Science of the hypothetical mystical force of od
To break up, dissolve, disperse
Documentary about the dolphin hunting in Japan
__ camps, single-site family summer attractions
Japanese city, venue of the 1972 Winter Olympics
Long nerve running down the back of the leg
Sergei __, Russian astronautical engineer
Nomadic Middle Eastern people
Tiny, imaginary creatures

Puzzle 4

Tim __, Left Behind author
Notorious French serial killer, Henri __
His comet returns to Earth every 76 years
__ wrap, parcel packaging filled with air
Dublin’s river, crossed by Ha’penny Bridge
Unique and unrepeatable
To increase the ticket price
Commonly known as maru, deer horn weapon
Grass and earth thrown up after a golf stroke
This force is deadly
Primary color that mixed with blue makes green
Time spent outdoors on a blanket with food
5th cup of Passover Seder wine intended recipient
Italian grape brandy
The capital of Comoros

Puzzle 5

Cookie made of egg, sugar and almonds or coconut
Homer’s goody-two-shoes neighbor
To arrange objects or items in categories
German V2 rocket engineer and space pioneer
Greater or Lesser, Caribbean archipelago
Made a formal declaration
Blue club __ are a type of sea squirt
Don’t put the cart before __
Lower leg tendon, also known as the heel cord
Herman __, writer of the American Renaissance
The Blues __, 1980 American musical crime comedy
Hijacker of Boeing 727 who vanished in 1971