Popcorn Time

Group 381

Puzzle 1

Got better after a malady
Holiday when William the Conqueror became king
Infamous, well-known for something negative
Refined mineral, at hand during meals
There is no spoon says a bald boy in this movie
Biblical sea monster and 1989, 2012, and 2014 film
Singer whose first single was “Ghost”: Ella __
Wimbledon Ladies Singles prize, Venus __ dish
Scheming slyly
Eased someone’s distress
Nautical vessel that delivers gravies or custards

Puzzle 2

Metal cylinders used by relay runners
Character from The Arabian Nights: Sinbad the __
A financial plan for a certain period of time
Blood group system first observed in monkeys
Opening of the stomach, where the esophagus ends
Tore; shredded
Fleecy, like a sheep’s coat
Transfer data from a computer to a server
Hit song from the Animals: “House of the __ Sun”
Cuisine associated with a chicken dish called murgh
Tequila is a city in this country
Worker who scrapes patterns into hard materials
Every year
If you had the same opinion as someone, you __

Puzzle 3

Hemisphere with the Tropic of Capricorn
Yielded, admitted defeat
Showed sporting footage for a second time
Hamlet’s mother
Town of Mary and Joseph
A non-alcoholic imitation of a drink
Orange flower said to reduce black-eye bruising
Any animal existing in nature, a beast
The opposite of takeoffs
Tears on __; from the Grease soundtrack
Competitions to find the best

Puzzle 4

Selling large quantities of goods at lower prices
Gladiator-slave, led an uprising against the Romans
A __ Mind starring Russell Crowe
Large South American country, known for the tango
People who make headgear
Designer Stella’s famous musician father, Paul __
Land, as delineated by a government or state
Preside over a sporting event or wedding
Rich French sauce of eggs, herbs, butter, vinegar
Steel __, women bond at a beauty shop
Blush usually enhances this portion of the face
Rules regarding clothing, in the workplace
Expired, beaten by the clock
Withdraw, disengage

Puzzle 5

Fortress on high ground above a town
Day __ by the Beatles
Particular group or class of animals or plants
Chemical element whose atomic number is 100
He played Mr Orange in Reservoir Dogs
Canada’s largest territory
To reference another username in a tweet
Bike rider
Like a muffin, but with icing
Palace central gallery, Versailles Hall of __
Scapegoat, dupe
Art that contains movement or depends on motion
Amusing, funny
Displaying in abundance

Group 382

Puzzle 1

A __ figure is close but maybe not precise
American machine gun; English poet
Rectangular pad fitted in the bottom of a cot
Music played by a suitor
Thomas __; inventor of practical steam engine
Was adequate, enough
The lightest element in periodic table, symbol H
Takes advance action to prevent something
And Then There __, Agatha Christie novel
NS describes this type of calendar dating
Traditional angelic beings
Capital of Jamaica
John T. __, condensed soup creator, Campbell’s CEO
British monarch when Disraeli was Prime Minister

Puzzle 2

Spicy, seasoned
Ocean sodium said to boost immune system
Ironed, made flat
Father and son Flemish painters called Pieter
Throws rubbish carelessly
Lack of enthusiasm or interest
The Eve of __, John Keats poem of 1820
Approaches someone aggressively
1985 Bond film A View __
Electromagnetic field discoverer: Michael __

Puzzle 3

Arachnid with a stinging tail
Salad ingredient, often used in facials
Comfortable sitting furniture for one
A painted cloth hung across the rear of the stage
Became smaller in number, dropped off in number
Delivers a religious address, orates
Makes less polluted
A game of cat __; constant pursuit and escape
Ian __, creator of Olivia the pig
Tagliatelle al __, meaning with tomato
Don Vito and Michael __ of The Godfather
The 365 days just gone
Length or extent of time
Rome’s enemy in the Punic Wars

Puzzle 4

A celeb widely regarded to be very attractive
Social network used as a catalogue of ideas
Won Best Actress Oscars for Klute and Coming Home
Deserted place with no remaining residents
Pots for cooking liquid foodstuffs
Reverse one’s opinion, retrace one’s steps
Cobbler, producer and mender of footwear
Type of pastry for making pain au chocolat
Covered from elements; protected
__ express, fruit-named Hawaiian weather phenomenon

Puzzle 5

Charlie Brown’s crush is the Little Red Girl
Waterway separating Alaska and Russia: __ Strait
Creature from the Black __, 1954 horror film
Wax around a wick for burning
Ngorongoro __; Tanzania Big Five safari hotspot
Fabric or yarn derived from Angora goats
Mexican dish of steamed dough in a corn husk
Least old
Retired tennis player Steffi Graf’s nationality
Amount of freedom to move or act that is available
Shiny, used to describe well-conditioned hair

Group 383

Puzzle 1

Star of And God Created Woman, Brigitte __
Spanish word for Easter
Chemical used to brighten whites in the laundry
Busy, participating, engaged physically
Someone who doesn’t turn up as planned
Litke Deep, deepest point in the __ Ocean
Events with thunder and lightning
Slang word for a cheap cigar
__ Tailor Soldier Spy
Late morning meal usually eaten on weekends
A feline’s favorite herb, said to aid relaxation
To formally accuse of a crime
Unexpectedly, suddenly surrounded by many people

Puzzle 2

Energy source including fission/fusion processes
Undeveloped film damaged by light has been
Fold-away comfort feature between car seats
City where the Air Canada Centre is located
Tire wrecker, pavement flaw
Appropriate, suitable
Thin aluminium sheet for kitchen use
Country of King Leopold II
Juliette __, French lead in The English Patient
Meat from a deer
He writes the songs that make the whole world sing

Puzzle 3

Celtic god of good fortune, with large hammer
Also called ascorbic acid, found in citrus fruits
Thought about to an unhealthy extent
Crime of deliberately killing a king
Whole kit and __, something in its entirety
Collected and filed documents for future use
Tools used to cut hair or hedges
Second largest island in the Mediterranean
__ Bosses, 2011 dark comedy about abusive bosses
Italian white bread, often used for sandwiches

Puzzle 4

__ of health; no medical issues
Henry the __, Portugal’s Age of Discovery patron
Head __; cushioned protection against whiplash
1959 Disney film about a boy and a stray dog
Gradually harmful, sinister, cunning
Normandy landing site of the Canadians in 1944
__ Chest, take a card and roll again in Monopoly
US inventor of the modern sewing machine
River barrier named after 31st US president
Biblical city of Jesus’ last supper
Rise and fall irregularly, as in a market
Unfriendliness or anger, often leading to conflict
Person hired to look after a building or a person
A current of moving wind; American travel trailer
Africa’s last monarchies: Morocco, Lesotho, and __

Puzzle 5

Mixing with a spoon
__ savings time, adjustment of clocks in spring
Synthetic materials made from polymers
Rich French pastry and name of a French emperor
Eddie __; guitarist who provided solo on Beat It
A __ to Arms, Hemingway on the WWI Italian Front
__ toast, always falls spread side down
Funfair, circus; annual festival
How the French say 40
Aligned braids that sit close to the head
In astrology, feminine signs are __, not positive
The boundary tennis players serve behind

Group 384

Puzzle 1

Bring me my arrows of __, Jerusalem by Blake
Timothy __, who twice played James Bond
First name of Mick Jagger’s first wife
Internal Chinese flowing martial art
Dian __, American mountain gorilla researcher
A spontaneous, fanciful behavior or mood
The least narrow
Think of something in a specific way
Informal, everyday style
Toasted Italian sandwich served in coffee shops
City that’s home to the Neues Muesuem
Joined together metal parts using heat

Puzzle 2

Wavy lock of hair stuck onto the face
Skilled, gifted
The Adventure of the __ Band, by Sherlock Holmes
Brief, short-lived
Frogs in larval stage
Thiamin and Riboflavin are in this class
Truthfully
Longest or shortest day of the year
__ Surprise, Madonna film, not well received
Rapper, 2 Fast 2 Furious star
Between E. Europe, W. Asia, borders Caucasus
Record-breaking Bambino of MLB
Alternative name for stuffing

Puzzle 3

Requesting one’s hand in marriage
Rhyming words meaning tiny or little bit
Rhizome starch, used as a flour or sauce thickener
South Atlantic island; Georgetown is its capital
Frances __, Oscar-winner for Fargo
Thumb a ride from a stranger
The plot of a book or a film
Former name of the chemical element roentgenium
Smaller, tart relative of an orange
Detest, loathe
Felt or believed that someone was guilty
Comfortable footwear with a maritime look
Pulsation of the large, vital circulatory muscle
Ancient writing surface made of animal skin
Peak TV viewing time
Infallible, fail-safe, guaranteed

Puzzle 4

Mad Max: __, Tom Hardy movie
Discussing via an exchange of opinions and ideas
The whole of
World’s largest current land-dwelling animal
Italian dishes made by cooking grains with stock
Synonym of buy
Body __, Queen song; non-verbal signs
Follow too closely when driving
__ probe, NASA craft with a mission to map Venus
Residence made from fallen trees

Puzzle 5

__ roll, a pilot’s celebratory maneuver
Having or showing unfriendly, aggressive feelings
Call into question the integrity of a practice
Became inflated, expanded
Hand held tool for food preparation
Audible sign of possible sleep apnea
Highest mountain on Italian island Elba
No __ For Old Men, movie based on McCarthy book
Jason __, 49th/50th Supporting Actor Oscar winner
__ Pursuit, factual questions board game
Tennis players Hingis or Navratilova?
Unwanted attention, such as a wolf-whistle
Shine On You Crazy __, by Pink Floyd

Group 385

Puzzle 1

Rock band known for Cherry Pie
Made unclean
Subscriber identity module in a phone (in short)
Emma __, actress of Scream Queens
Taking care of, tending to
Egyptian writing surface made from plants
How the British call the wooden home for birds
Said to a horse to make it gallop
1997 remake of The Absent Minded Professor
Furiously; extremely crossly
Those born in the country of Nairobi city are
__ Freud, first name of the psychoanalyst
Chops in two parts with butcher’s blade

Puzzle 2

Often, regular
Having a chip on your __, easily provoked
Molly Ringwald’s character in Sixteen Candles
Internet sensation of lying horizontally
When visibility is severely reduced by snow
Clear one’s mind for relaxation
Too young to legally engage in an activity
__ Twenty, Yourself or Someone Like You band
A cattle ranch in a Latin American country
Expelling air from lungs; please cover the mouth
Amsterdam’s international airport
Astrology sign across Feb/Mar; water carrier

Puzzle 3

__ bread, sliced baguette, pungent clove topping
Without receiving a fee or salary
Sing for your __ or you won’t eat
Rewards, competition awards
Public safety notices sent out with urgency
Essential organ or type of bean
Barriers between gardens or homes; white picket
Rely, need help from
More pious than another
Request a formal change to an official decision
Notes played together harmoniously

Puzzle 4

Eye of __; 1982 hit for Survivor
Another name for table tennis
One-piece garment originally for parachuters
Reddish-brown, dark hardwood used for furniture
Weight __, company that helps with weight loss
Clarice __ faced her adversary Hannibal Lecter
Fred Flintstone’s pet sabre-toothed tiger
Wooden shed for daytrippers at the seaside
Known as the first citizen of Athens
Doctor __, Lewis as goofy medical practitioner
Official diplomatic procedure or system of rules
Influenced by, altered by
Living thing such as a plant, virus or bacterium

Puzzle 5

Abridged, made less long
The inner workings of a timepiece
City of northern Colombia, a World Heritage Site
Practices for a play, show, or performance
“A stitch in time __”
1969 festival, held on a Catskills farm
Muscular actor in xXx and Chronicles of Riddick
Linked together, attached
Expert estimate of the value of something
Floor-length spring/summer garment
Dangerous sliding of snow in the mountains
Blissfully unaware, clueless
Comically exaggerated imitation; risque show

Group 386

Puzzle 1

Second largest country in the UK
Identifying moniker for logging in
Dita __, modern-day burlesque artist
Cosmetic surgery to remove wrinkles
Gold-and-white horse color
Menacing, terrifying, invoking fright
Driving excessively fast
Singing father and son, Julio and Enrique ___
Portable fire makers
Four-year period between international Games
__ from; originating from or caused by
Nestling hugs, cozy caresses
Layered, coffee-flavored Italian dessert

Puzzle 2

Acid created in muscles during strenuous exercise
Shallow area of sea water separated by sand dunes
Swearing, solemnly promising
Forgive or absolve someone a misdeed
Google __; web browser with four-colour logo
The blank area on all sides of a page
Ho Chi Minh City’s former name
Doesn’t play by the rules
Could be red, bell or chilli
Nearer, less far

Puzzle 3

Ophthalmologists call it asthenopia
Pronged farming tool in American Gothic painting
Edible item marketed as being wonderful for health
Made louder
Name by which Mars is known
Writers of fiction books
Checking, making sure something is legitimate
__ Avenue, NY site of Ms Monroe’s dress updraught
Divide and allocate
Unfeeling, showing no pity or soul
Not the glass of an optimist
Second floor outdoor extensions on a house
Studious researchers

Puzzle 4

Jason __, England international rugby union player
Even darker than the darkest color
Pieces of jewelry for warding off evil
Liquorice-flavoured plant used in herbal teas
__ House, Isle of Wight home of Queen Victoria
Ron Perlman’s character in film of the same name
__ Street; leading shopping area of Dublin
A whodunit or detective novel
__ horse, indoor steed for children
Band that sang the line “Money can’t buy me love”
A heavy cannabis consumer
To watch something closely

Puzzle 5

Brought up a difficult subject for discussion
Fragrant blue, white, or pink bulbous flower
Tabletop game with rectangular tiles
__ press; major invention for publishing industry
Passing through public streets, often with floats
__ Last Summer, Tennessee Williams’ play
Story with a hidden meaning, often a moral
Removing impurities, e.g. from oil
Tribunal proceedings rendered invalid
Country of birth
Posh frock for formal dancing occasions
The length of space between two places
Persuasion through force or threats
Gave a sermon or proselytized, often in church
__ Girl, Madonna song

Group 387

Puzzle 1

Actress wife of Yves Montand: the late Simone __
Gathered list of signatures proposing changes
Fashion designer who said to conform is to give in
__ in; initial installation of plumbing or wiring
Flat Italian bread made with olive oil
The quick pulling of strings or feathers
__ South, novel by Mrs Gaskell about industry
Circus ball performers
Inadequate blood supply to an organ/body part
An avalanche of sliding stones
Pole __, early arcade motor racing video game
Dribbles excess saliva like a bulldog

Puzzle 2

Drawn out, lengthy
Front chomper sticking out
Pink, sticky, and sweet, for chewing
Chicken and turkey, not lamb or beef
Day commemorates the signing of WW1 peace treaty
Master gland of the endocrine system
Informal term for Australia
Wife of Ronald Reagan; 21st Academy Awards winner
Their profession is researching plant life
Secret phrases for logging in

Puzzle 3

Medical term for a bone inflammation
Structure with revolving sails for grinding grain
French publisher of a gastronomic encyclopedia
The previous seven days
Texas nickname indicating stellar singularity
Severely critical review
Christina __ knows what a girl wants
__ Beach Memoirs, Neil Simon’s Depression-era play
Baseball players who stand on the mound
Sneak peeks before the feature
Proclaims, states in a solemn manner
Captain America’s enemy, with scarlet cranium
Marine organisms eaten by whales
Cutting off, clipping

Puzzle 4

Base or slab on which a column stands
Husband or wife
The dog star, the head of Canis Major
Ran after someone trying to catch them
Official language of Austria
Raucous rocker of the 1960s, Janis __
Beast of __, common poetic term for a pack animal
Bed linens
Part of a meal, e.g. starter, main, or dessert
Feeling of anxiety, discomfort, or discontent

Puzzle 5

Surname of Jaime, The Bionic Woman
Polo shirt brand with a crocodile motif
Person guilty of a crime
__ mark cream, for pregnant and new mothers
Professionals who use keyboards to input data
Backs down, gives in, changes one’s mind
Cuisine associated with Hoisin sauce
Lose consciousness, faint
Heavy ball-throwing athletics event
Acoustic unit of sound measurement
Composer of the piano piece Clair de Lune
Courage

Group 388

Puzzle 1

Job provider; the person/company one works for
Play by Harold Pinter The __ Party
Instant mood booster; breathe it in outdoors
Recently; towards the end of a period
Tooth caretaker professionals
Maintains water levels, causes to absorb water
South American arabica coffee-producing nation
Salad fruits with plum and cherry varieties
Fa, a long, long __ (Do, Re, Mi)
Marvellous, inspires delight

Puzzle 2

Spear-like green vegetable, sold in bundles
Person who is obsessively self-centered
Political belief rejecting government/authority
With an ugly, frightening appearance
Any specialized part of a cell
A painting with inanimate subject matter
Monarch who first united Egypt ca. 3100 BC
To be on your feet at a safe distance away
Haggled
Scattering a liquid about haphazardly
Not having any value, cheap, unusable

Puzzle 3

The second M in MMA (the sport)
For wiping feet before entering a house
Source of tofu
Spice Girls debut hit single
__ wheel, a regulating wheel such as in a watch
The least difficult
Cross the street illegally
Decision at the end of a trial
Camera cover piece, keeps safe from scratching
Injection to prevent future disease

Puzzle 4

Frightening or spine
Rude, insolent, lacking in manners
Types of dental restorations, sometimes gold
Philosophical principle of pleasure-seeking
Dedication, loyalty, possibly religious
Trapped at 90 degrees, without an escape route
They protect your hearing organs from cold
German troops in British service in the 1770s
Spanish word for lunch
Venice’s opera house, meaning “the phoenix”

Puzzle 5

Hamper, impede
To hunch or sit in a lazy way
Creator of Mickey Mouse
Electronic messages
Bread and __, classic yellow spread
Lamp-dwelling magical figures
Song by Duran Duran: __ Like the Wolf
Present a TV show with another
Upturnings of the lips when happy
Its capital is Charlottetown: Prince __ Island

Group 389

Puzzle 1

Celebrants, people who are gladdened
Not restricted, infinite
Becoming less intense, e.g. pain
Padded snow footwear, popular in the 80s
Confusing and difficult problem
Adjoining
The Glass __, Tennessee Williams’ family drama
Taking for granted, assuming
Espresso with added hot water
Drugs used to reduce tension
__ Day, film where Phil wakes to “I Got You Babe”

Puzzle 2

The fourth state of matter
Anxiety disorder caused by a fear of something
Choose not to participate
Building occupied by religous men e.g. Franciscans
Creatures that use two legs to move
Played music in the street for money
Administrative subdivision of Switzerland
City that is home to the Royal Castle of Poland
Maintain, sustain, keep
Restart a computer

Puzzle 3

Texas town, Spanish for yellow
Relating to an end-of-life ceremony
Vineyard method where buds are attached to roots
Retrograde revolution applied to tennis balls
Sensitive keyboard surface, controls pointer
Short supply, shortage, rareness
Petroleum-derived liquid used as fuel
The state of being in good health, not being ill
Avian term for a person who stays up late
Abusing, coercing, aggressively dominating others
At any time

Puzzle 4

Cardboard receptacle for footwear
A quick escape or change of scenery
Largest South American landlocked country by area
Hotel greeters and holders
Claims a crime has been committed
The usual hour someone goes to sleep
“I shot the __” said both Clapton and Marley
Chewy, inedible parts of meat
Made a hole with a tool
Moved clumsily
Teachers and trainers, often of athletes
Austin Powers: The Spy Who __ Me
Visual symbol of cosmos in Hinduism and Buddhism
Chased or followed

Puzzle 5

Surface to cook on
Extremely large mythological female
Pot for cowboys’ tobacco saliva
Stored thoughts and feelings from the past
Sowing seeds
Young female tennis match assistant
Counter selling quick, inexpensive food
Synonym for drunk, hit like a nail
Historically artistic side of the river in Paris
El __; historical residence of the King of Spain

Group 390

Puzzle 1

Person responsible for a flock
Wickedness, dirtiness
Bloodsucking encephalitis-carrying insect
Long hair on top, shaved sides
Martial arts film star, father of Brandon
Bang for __, good value for money
Fermented tea with purported health benefits
Entrance at the rear of a building
Big top entertainments
Shirley Temple’s On the Good Ship __
Branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi

Puzzle 2

Coin-shaped pendant on a necklace
Having a large influence on a person’s development
This vegetable’s heart is a delicacy
Unbiased, not taking sides
Written tasks or reminders to be ticked off
Spiced tea and milk drink originally made in India
Unwillingness to speak about thoughts or feelings
Dignified politician, respected for his integrity
Stewed meat and vegetables and its cooking pot
Often luxurious top-floor apartment
Italian merchant depicted in the Van Eyck portrait
Special features or services offered at a resort
Compressed as a result of physical pressure

Puzzle 3

__ soup helps fight colds
Green fruit with round pit and leathery shell
Metal with greatest resistance to magnetism
Ancient city on the site of modern-day Mosul
Area or structure where automobiles are cleaned
The __ Eight, Tarantino’s dabble into westerns
Person who sells and/or prepares cuts of meat
Combat sport featured in all modern Olympic Games
Jules Verne’s world traveler character: __ Fogg
Facilitated, empowered, made possible

Puzzle 4

Sports footwear with attached blade
Esoteric discipline followed by Madonna
Requesting someone’s attendance at a party
Fictional Marvel country, home of Silver Sable
Typically sweet layered pastries
Parasol, sunshade
Violet-blue flower with creeping ground-level stems
Ability to read and write
Cessation of trading for businesses
__ Luke; 1967 prison film starring Paul Newman

Puzzle 5

Sea mammal with ivory tusks
Mulling over
Hopeless, depressing, gloomy
__ Skelter
The lingo for someone’s username URL on Twitter
Bell-bottom style jeans
Lionel __; co-wrote We Are the World with MJ
Look after, run a business
Justly chargeable or responsible of wrongdoing
Search widely for food or provisions
Country whose capital city is Bandar Seri Begawan
Winter is __

Group 391

Puzzle 1

Characteristics or features used to identify
Protects from sunlight
To calm or tranquilize, maybe with medication
Medieval weapons with long metal blades
Two flexor muscles, the more famous in upper arms
Vehicles traveling together, often for protection
1960 horror movie with famous shower scene
A climb
Bright, long-tailed parrots
Award given by the Recording Academy
Eastern European area states, incl. Kosovo, Serbia
Small room or space for food storage
One who sells
Musical ensembles of singers

Puzzle 2

Person who publicly supports a particular cause
Going around something; marking with a round shape
Produced in a residence, not a shop or factory
Pulled out of a competition
Chaos __; treasure sought by Sonic the Hedgehog
Treatment for kidney failure patients
Heavy snowstorm with strong winds
Creates and posts videos to a popular sharing site
Month containing Aquarius and Pisces
Dead, no signs of breathing, unresponsive
Basic task that a computer or website can perform
Father of __; 1991 film starring Steve Martin
Naturally occurring volcanic glass

Puzzle 3

A shout or yell during combat
Raised position to alleviate swollen extremities
Herbal drink leftovers used to predict
Having no strength or influence
Lunar eclipse with reddish tinge
Country which has the highest waterfall
An animal that consumes mainly flesh
Dried plant material used as home fragrance
Making a journey by flight
Two vertical bars often connected by a crossbar

Puzzle 4

Another name for Hansen’s disease
Desert in Chile known for salt and lithium mines
A person serving a prison sentence
To verbally tell a story or give commentary
Raised from the dead by Jesus in the New Testament
Rocket __; Guardians of the Galaxy marksman
Moving ahead while followed by others
__ dress, attire worn by some women in the 1920s
A __ sweep removes soot from flues
Beliefs/customs of a particular group of people
Embarassment or annoyance at having failed
Prince __ became Duke of Cambridge upon marriage
Carmen __, iconic actress with a headful of fruit

Puzzle 5

Rare metal used for capacitors, named after Greek
Bark spice with anti-inflammatory properties
__ pig, small porcine turned on a spit
Body frame
Spanish lace scarf worn over head and shoulders
Disadvantage, negative aspect, downside
Sentimental singing or serenading
Hollow tube in which a piston moves
Confirm the authenticity of something
Supply a crop with water
A belt used to move items in a factory

Group 392

Puzzle 1

Mouth makeup
French for 14, as in Le __ Juillet
Making a nuisance of oneself online
Articles manufactured or refined for sale
Herb that also goes by the name coriander
“It’s close to __”, opening lyrics of Thriller
Good looking person, usually masculine
Supersonic jet that was retired in 2003
Not stated, uttered, although thought
Inherited lung disease abbreviated CF: cystic __
Sucking blood, literally
Having or involving several elements
Occurs earlier than
2017 Nobel Prize for Literature winner: Kazuo __

Puzzle 2

Quickly skimming through or copying a document
__ earth metal family, group 2 of periodic table
A drink
Breaks glass violently
Removed goods from a container, vehicle, etc.
Battle, fight
When a storm moves from over sea to terra firma
Winged animals get clean here
Belarusian tennis Grand Slam winner, Victoria __
Marlene __, German-born actress of Der Blaue Engel
Muscular, attractive man – not edible

Puzzle 3

__ shame, a tearful state of affairs
This fish swims upriver to spawn
Representations of external form
Perseus’s battle, Clash of the __
Song by the Beatles: “__ to Ride”
Tight; good at keeping secrets
Roman name for the modern city of Leeds
Acute __ media; middle ear inflammation
Private evening party or gathering (French)
Yellow, creamy Christmas drink
Machu __, citadel in Peru
__ Jean King, won 12 Singles Grand Slam titles
To an unwarranted degree
Away from the correct path
Social __, when high society and debutantes mingle

Puzzle 4

__ of Louvain; second wife of King Henry I
Minor who left their guardian without permission
Trotting or running at a slow pace
Pet rabbits live in these
Nuclear __; energy discovered by Otto Hahn
Detect, recognize something
Broadcast frequency used by a TV station
Changes genetically over successive generations
Interferes, pokes one’s nose in
Paul __, French painter, moved to Tahiti

Puzzle 5

Chewy toy for babies, to help soothe dental pain
Scotland’s most heavily populated city
Chemical name for sugar in milk
AKA Ricky Lamar Hawk
Buildings for storing aircraft
Magical equine
Keeps you from slipping when leaving the shower
Honeycombs are made of this natural moisturizer
Feline name for a onesie
Create these doorways in time and space
Ryan __, star of La La Land
Shackled
Feeling queasy on a boat
Part of the internet requiring special software
Painted Mona Lisa and her elusive smile
The Towering __, 70s movie with Newman and McQueen

Group 393

Puzzle 1

Great public shame, disgrace, or embarrassment
Disagreeing with, going against
The Great __, film where Chaplin satirizes Hitler
Was president of the US in 1900
Extract of herbs or tea leaves soaked in liquid
Verdi opera about Shakespeare’s fat knight
Give someone incentive to act in a certain way
A very hot liquid that can burn
Video recording devices mounted behind windshields
Nintendo game for a daily mental workout
Canine that herds ovines
Muscle contraction either concentric or eccentric
Fidgeting, moving from side-to-side
Usually symbolized with a gear; preferences
Epidermal procedure checking for allergies
Athletes who jump over obstacles while racing
Use this to figuratively kill two birds

Puzzle 2

Stalk that links the spinal column to grey matter
Starchier banana look-alikes, not eaten raw
With a hard outer coating, maybe of diamonds
Action of leaving
Initials sewn onto clothing
Conclusion reached based on evidence and reasoning
A detailed list of all items in stock
Helping another to remember, jogging their memory
European capital the Dambovita river runs through
Twitter feature for browsing after dark
Letting something harden naturally, like clay
Hastily, in a speedy manner

Puzzle 3

Reduced to the basic, essential elements or facts
Table-based arcade game with paddles and a puck
Seth Rogen and Kathryn Heigl with unexpected child
__ Blue, come blow on your horn
Country most associated with black swans
Adjective describing male-associated attributes
Central part of a country, place of significance
Tempestuous, with a fiery temper
Rung at the front of a house to gain attention
Looking for something, perhaps on Google
Large or small component of the digestive system

Puzzle 4

Small sovereign principality in Pyrenees region
A wind __ generates electricity, invented in 1887
An object or arrangement resembling a rose
An underground prison, especially in a castle
King, queen, or butterfly
The original creator of a company or organization
Batman’s nemesis Dr. Edward Nygma
Hero in Greek mythology that killed the Minotaur
A repeated passage in music
Said to have been discovered by Newton
Irritated, provoked

Puzzle 5

Often diamond or sapphire, it reads a record
What Lucy Locket lost according to the rhyme
Referring to a woman in the context of her wedding
Beau, potential love interest
Where rainwater is channelled
Larry __; 2011 romantic comedy with Tom Hanks
Hit where a batter reaches second base in baseball
Cross of two plants/animals of different species
The Great __, film with McQueen as the Cooler King
Petite, delicately small and pretty
Used to drip liquid onto roasting meat
Cayenne __; hot spice that helps flu sufferers
Parchment made from animal skins

Group 394

Puzzle 1

Drastic times call for drastic __
Term for polytheism first used by early Christians
Birds that are sleeping or resting are
The most fortunate
Stamp of authenticity for gold and silver
Former spelling of Indian city Kolkata
It holds a ship’s compass
Action of manipulating uncooked dough
Black carbon & ash residue, helps remove toxins
Robots with a human appearance
In a believable, convincing way; believably
Detecting the scent of something with the nose
Whipping on a pirate ship
Go over, prepare for a performance
Early 70s music genre with glitter and make-up

Puzzle 2

Thriller master of Psycho fame; Alfred __
Woman credited with sewing the first US flag
Long overcoat with a removable cape
Self-absorbed, conceited
Collage of inspirational bits and pieces
Largest Dutch city, but not seat of government
“God Rest Ye Merry __”
Commentary of an off-screen narrator
Extremely tasty
Astray, not following the planned route
In an unlawful way
Barricades for keeping hackers out of networks
Making a roof out of straw
An issue that’s irrelevant, not worth discussing
Retrograde planets appear to move not forwards but

Puzzle 3

Formal gathering for mid-day meal
Selecting
Honeycomb cells are in this shape
A type of verse; also a county and city in Ireland
Survived longer than somebody else
One who estimates values, often for insurance
Just a spoon full of sugar helps this go down
Buddhism, Islam, or Christianity for example
Method to decide which team kicks off in football
Was important or significant
Funeral speeches
Wrapped a wound
Silver metal named after continent, atomic no. 63
Point of connection for closing electric circuits

Puzzle 4

This empire annexed Crimea in 1783
Tolkien’s Halflings
Stretching your neck to see something
Official ban on trade with a particular country
Masculine sanctuary, e.g. a shed or garage
Second wife of John Lennon
Ralph __, who played Voldemort
Small onion
Remarkable, worthy of attention
Used to soak up wet ink, protect writing surfaces
A specialist in the care of horses’ hooves
Italian filmmaker who directed “8 1/2”: Federico __

Puzzle 5

A URL includes the protocol, the path, and this
Wall plaster, generally rough and not smooth
Near perfect eyesight, 20/20 __
Boats you can paddle while sitting or kneeling
Furthest point of orbit; climax or culmination
Dough used to make baklava
Bends down low
Person or animal lacking pigmentation
Oscar Wilde play about a Biblical temptress
A __ dinner, where dress and decorum are observed
Fixed, repaired; whether home or heart
Michael Jackson played the scarecrow in 1978 film
Related to teeth

Group 395

Puzzle 1

Flat agriculture surfaces cut into slopes
Someone who travels without a destination
This keyboard key saves you time scrolling lower
Most populous city in New Zealand
Cold Andalusian soup of bread, tomatoes & veggies
The mood created by a room’s decor
The P in PALs, warning about explicit lyrics
Professional who takes expert measurement of land
Best place to rest for a migraine sufferer
Close __, being uncomfortably close to someone
Razor blade company founded by King Camp __
Most cruel, most severe
Low support for legs when sitting in an armchair

Puzzle 2

S Australia’s capital named after a British queen
Shakespearean character originally called Oldcastle
Computer programs that cost users nothing
__ the Wind; song from Disney’s Pocahontas
Captivating, hypnotic, pulls you in
Woven thick textile fabric with pictures, designs
Someone who contributes money expecting a return
Walking in step like a soldier
Used for ocular relief, they remove redness
Person who preserves human remains
A huge or monstrous creature
E.g. a half, fifth, third, tenth
Those with exceptional intelligence or creativity
Royal wedding transport for Windsor procession

Puzzle 3

Waltzes, tangos, etc.
Fortified wine from Spain
Necklace worn tightly around the neck
A fixed, regular payment to an employee
Locations
Fatal
__ Bueller’s Day Off
Dry up and shrink
Small and dainty
Porcelain drinking vessel that sits on a saucer
Force exerted by a machine
Pulsates steadily and regularly
Chaos, extreme disorder
Pursued and killed an animal
The plant __; it grew new protuberances

Puzzle 4

Seat with a tray used by babies when eating
McDonalds combo for kids that includes a toy
Guilty __; passions people are embarrassed about
Excessively, to a great degree
Arty ancient Italians from modern-day Tuscany
Tussle, struggle; an informal game in sport
Question-answer search engine with butler
Someone attending shindigs, blasts, celebrations
To fire a weapon
Communications and promotions professional
Separating from a path and taking a new direction
Relocated to live in a different country
Divination using tea leaves
Last name of smooth-talking Friends character Joey
Formed a duo with Art Garfunkel

Puzzle 5

Snipping, chopping
Compactness, solidity
A house plagued by ghosts
Examining, quizzing
An unpleasant immune reaction e.g. hayfever
Essential building site headwear
Country that gave the world Boris Becker
Bright yellow-coloured gemstone
Victor __ won an Oscar for Gone With the Wind
Radio broadcasting time devoted to specific music
Mouse noises
To show, display

Group 396

Puzzle 1

Straightforward
Coast near Naples atop limestone cliffs
__ snacks, treat loved by cartoon detective dog
Device for channeling liquids into a small opening
A particular feature, facet, or characteristic
It heats the water for a cup of tea
Protection granted by a nation to a refugee
__ Globe, Marilyn Monroe won for Some Like it Hot
Large bodies of water, e.g. Atlantic and Pacific
Information printed at the bottom of each page
Citrus fruits said to help reduce acne
Outer covering of a piece of ammunition
Search __; tool for finding information online
Abduct someone
Not outside of the house

Puzzle 2

Composer who wrote the “William Tell Overture”
MMA Submission, when an opponent __
Shows, represents
Smooth to the touch, like a common soft fabric
Cassava root starch used to make a milky pudding
Not eating/drinking for a set period of time
Say very quietly
Capital and largest city in Iraq
Raiders of the __, Indiana Jones film
Six-sided shape
Material often used to make belts and shoes
The witch from Shakespeare’s The Tempest
National flower of Scotland
Personal view; people often polled for
Small groups of words, sayings
The abbreviation DM on Facebook: Direct __
Chameleons and geckos are these

Puzzle 3

Ruthless, cruel, with no compassion
__ can; garden container for giving plants a drink
__ & Evelyn, body care products retailer
Advised, informed in an official manner
Creative designs crafted on top of a cup of coffee
The __ Dead, 60s US band headed by Jerry Garcia
Squeezes muscles together
Computer doc without images or special formatting
Someone who carves or etches a design
Country with Bratislava as its capital
Style, sophistication and good taste
A foreigner legally expelled from a country was
Sandra ___, author of The House on Mango Street

Puzzle 4

Branch of linguistics dealing with meaning
Made someone feel isolated or estranged
Compound released by cells due to allergies
A boat with two hulls
Had a light sleep such as enjoyed by a feline
How quickly the breeze is blowing
Device for showing a film on a screen
Bring something under control, dominate
Italian chicory/endive with red leaves
The meaning of MX in BMX
Southern highest point in Zodiac at birth, MC
It takes rainwater from the roof to the ground
Jodie __, she plays the first female Doctor Who
French word for the ninth month of the year
Set of seven works
Heavy emotional or mental burden; grinding

Puzzle 5

Reactions given to an online post or a product
Conflicting, argumentative; that causes a split
Fiercely, aggressively, wildly
Metalloid, symbol Sb, alloyed with lead/tin
Reserves or hires a vehicle for a special purpose
Fragrant herbal sprig said to aid memory
Brand of permanent colored markers
Native of Lima, Arequipa, Trujillo etc.
Putting hands together to make appreciative sound
Legal officials who examine the dead
Detecting the texture of something with fingers
Triumphed over adversity
Colonists’ slogan: “No __ without representation”
Angry outbursts over driving incidents
Dress code for formal functions, requires a tuxedo
Luxury food made from duck or goose liver
Explosive devices with pins

Group 397

Puzzle 1

__ in disguise, means a bad thing turns out good
Wrongdoings, illegal acts
A half-year term in a school or university
Chemical sphere to protect clothing from insects
Codename of Windows XP operating system
Unexpected drop in winter temperatures
The science of creating cocktails
Play by George Bernard Shaw: Man and __
Tripped – over words or feet
Happy, in a good mood
Desert in Southern Africa

Puzzle 2

Passing cotton through the eye of a needle
Originally tried to convert metal into gold
When a father is killed by his child
Leader of a tribe or clan
Reduced to fertiliser
Anatomical term for the outer layer of skin
Puzzles, bewilders
State of anxiety, nervous excitement
A large room or residence hall for students
Loves and values a person or possession
Often served with tomato sauce and meatballs
Personal description and history in online profile
Canines on guard
Group 16 of the periodic table, __ family e.g. O
Removing, subtracting; often with taxes
Band with which Sting rose to fame
Process for stiffening fabrics
Someone or something with no chance of success
It can be constructive at times

Puzzle 3

Chemical process of determining authenticity
Former colonial ruler of Sao Tome & Principe
Having more prickles or barbs
Complete from beginning to end, totality
One who designs and fits corrective lenses
__ rugs, patterned floor coverings from the East
Advertisers pay for __ media to show in timelines
Flamboyant US pianist, first name Wladziu
Pacific Rim __, sequel to the 2013 original
False teeth
Made a meal warm again
Pilot leaving a jet in an emergency
Small shop specialized in fashionable items
__ identity; wrong person
They are enrolled in an educational institution

Puzzle 4

To raise or elevate, especially in mood
State of bliss in Hindu philosophy
The Good Witch of the South from The Wizard of Oz
Part of the foot between the ball and the heel
Richard Branson’s Caribbean island
Sheriff’s assistant
To determine an outcome, choose one thing
__ Emperor; legendary Chinese sovereign
Branched horn on the head of a deer
Floating at sea unanchored
His hair was his strength
Java, joe
Skylight-covered central space
People who manage online groups
Short vinyl record

Puzzle 5

Become less flexible, make more rigid
Sixth actor cast as James Bond in films: Pierce __
Beer factory
Resolves a dispute
Sudden involuntary diaphragm contractions
Dog, could be Cocker or Springer
School __, required dress code
You’ll get relief from this Dr. Hoffmann invention
High-dressmaking in French
__ Peninsula is the largest in the world
When a ship hits the bottom or shore it runs __
Glazed sugar long thin buns from Valencia
Goes against someone’s viewpoint
Little assistants, yellow with dungarees
Another word for a person’s last name

Group 398

Puzzle 1

A cure or treatment
Tremble from the cold
The capital of Tasmania
Buddhist tower many storeys high
Drinks company, owner of Baileys and Guinness
The Two Gentlemen of __, by Shakespeare
Having or showing a mild, tender temperament
Anagram of briefs
Strip of shiny material for tying bows
Very poor person, as opposed to a prince
__ Crue, US rockers with drummer Tommy Lee

Puzzle 2

Tom Jones hit about an unfaithful woman
Major taxonomic group, between domain and phylum
Sea nymph who imprisoned Odysseus
Not strict, more merciful than expected
Material used to make a cast for broken bones
Spanish word for “heart”
A mountain or hill that might erupt
Traveller on holiday
Type of machine that sells small items like snacks
Alternative name for Vitamin A1
__ lenses, vision correctors on the eyeballs
Guilt or regret for a past mistake
Short tube for launching rockets

Puzzle 3

Topics or stories becoming popular on social media
This feline is said to bring bad luck
Inconsiderate, without concern for consequences
Backs up, supports; promotes a specific product
Padded seat that leans back and elevates feet
Makes a noise like a fire
Got rid of, threw away
Bird poem by Edgar Allan Poe
Stop developing; become inactive
Non-believers
Electrical system, sparks fuel to start the engine
Plant-based liquid fat used for cooking and salads
Lacking knowledge
Shaped or carved with a knife
Element with atomic no. 89, discovered by Giesel
Chile’s capital city
Brush hair in reverse to achieve volume
Melanie Griffith’s ex: Zorro portrayer Antonio __

Puzzle 4

Place to secure your cycle
Worries, tensions, strains
Serbian top tennis player, Novak __
To put at risk
External window coverings that open and close
To pause or delay action temporarily
Betrayers, especially to their country
In poor conditions, ignored, abandoned
Arthur __, the husband of Charlotte Bronte
Unfortunate, morose, evoking sympathy
South Africa tourist attraction: Table __
Blatant, obvious, unabashed
Trader, retailer

Puzzle 5

Charades is an example of one of these
Second most populated city in Australia
Utter sounds or words; enunciate correctly
Mounds of earth pushed up by underground mammals
MS operating system launched in 2001
Piece of a whole
Preparedness, willingness
A Murder is __, detective fiction from 1950
Your Body is a Wonderland artist
Small, dark skin blemish that appears with age

Group 399

Puzzle 1

TV’s __ Island, where wishes and desires came true
The opposite of departure
Style of comedy with a comic and live audience
Another term for a masochist: “__ for punishment”
Hair’s tactile appearance; e.g. uneven, choppy
Pioneer of radio transmission: Guglielmo __
The process or period of gathering crops
Communications of an intent to inflict harm
Texts at the page top, separate from the body
Bank __, where you store and withdraw money
Venezuela’s capital and largest city
Act of spending money extravagantly
Artist Mrs. Knowles-Carter
A disease or period of sickness
Enthusiastic and eager

Puzzle 2

Hormone supplement used to help induce sleep
Thought transference
State of legally belonging to you
Self-evident; undisputed
To score a run in baseball you must step on this
Designed for efficiency and comfort when working
Adaptable, useful, flexible
Wife that Henry VIII had the longest: __ of Aragon
Baggage that has not been collected
To be easy to understand, have a clear meaning
Ceramic material often used to make teacups
Clinging or adhering closely, persistent
Science that most incorporates the Periodic Table
Used to hold computer cords together and organize
Red wine grape also called Primitivo

Puzzle 3

Palace in Granada, Spain
Provided goods or services to another party
Organism that lives off its host
Cooling water Egyptian goddess, daughter of Anubis
Observing, looking at over a period of time
National Lampoon’s __; film series with road trips
Restoring back to life or consciousness
Moving downwards; reducing in amount or value
Moved troops into position for action
Made less tight
A long, thin loaf of French bread
__ and torn; in a poor state
List of updates shown on one’s Facebook home page
Mixes cards

Puzzle 4

Shoulder __, flat bones also called scapulae
Add a location to an online message, e.g. a Tweet
Send away forever
__ colour, used for emphasis in a room’s scheme
Sport played with a stick and a puck
Where one thing hits another, point of ___
A smooth liquid preparation applied onto the skin
Desired, e.g. a specific food
__ Jones, producer on MJ’s Off the Wall album
__ bath, a foamy way to relax
Tiny pieces of underwear, or flip-flops
Bold and shameless
Lacking a definite plan, purpose, or pattern
French __, South American country, capital Cayenne
A foul smell, stink
Modest, without an excess of pride
Wear this to brace and support an injured wrist

Puzzle 5

Africa’s leading coffee-producing country
In large quantity, very many
Elegant and poised, like a ballet dancer
Place where boats are repaired
__ awkward; uncomfortable around others
__ reaction: a bodily reflex without thought
Cowboy movie starring Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper
People with great regard for someone, maybe secret
Animals, birds, and insects in nature
__ earth, tactic of leaving nothing for the enemy
Chocolate squares of cakey gooeyness
Officially accepted, allowed, or agreed to
Carved with spooky faces at Halloween
Computer equipment, not programs
Athletic event with a sand pit
Across the __, Beatles song transmitted into space
Margaret __, the Iron Lady

Group 400

Puzzle 1

Soaked up a liquid
Olympic commentator Mark Foster’s sport
Male __ products include aftershave, razors etc.
Bermuda __. don’t go too near said Barry Manilow
Cavity from which a hair grows
Extroverted, gregarious, convivial
Large rocks, as seen in Bedrock city
Spoke quietly and incoherently
Type of controller used in helicopter simulation
Cartoonist Matt __; creator of The Simpsons
A person who provides instruction, teaches
Wine process achieved by swirling it in a glass
Enclosures where horses can exercise
Animated film about an infant businessman: The __
To make secret or new information known

Puzzle 2

Clearly set out; explained
Underwater missile
Guy __, Snatch director, Madonna’s ex-husband
To preserve a corpse as was popular in Egypt
What a barber might give you
Halloween month
Less expensive, less pricey
Atlanta NFL team
Stephen King’s pen name
English translation of “leche de coco”: __ milk
Explode inwards
Mr. __ & Sherman is a 2014 DreamWorks film
__ spikes, long hair stuck out proud with gel
Pleading, incessantly asking for something

Puzzle 3

Witch who wiggled her nose on Bewitched
Hair spirals a.k.a. corkscrew curls
Entering into combat with an enemy
Trans Railway runs from Moscow to Vladivostok
Paul __, Trump campaign manager
Priscilla’s surname before she married Elvis
The __ of the Moon; 1973 Pink Floyd album
Makes faster, speeds up
Shaft of light from Earth’s satellite
Person or business that sells goods
To introduce changes in the way something is done
Gatherings for sampling wine, etc.
Emotional states, sentiments
Turning down, denying
What the C in Washington, D. C. stands for
Barring someone from interaction on social media
Relating to the smallest unit of an organism
Sarah __; commoner who married Prince Andrew
Fulfills legal requirements or standards

Puzzle 4

A difficult challenge (maybe vertically so)
Six, e.g. a box of eggs
Linguistics is the study of __
The grate or hearth at the base of a chimney
Dress with no visible means of support
Uptown Funk and 24K Magic singer
__ Park, Jane Austen’s Fanny Price novel
__ penguins, birds appearing to be wearing helmets
An infection that inflames the lungs
Making you lose confidence, worrying
Rhyming phrase meaning ‘very simple’

Puzzle 5

Mass departure
Monetary sums expected exchanged in a purchase
Chong’s comedic partner
Used to moor a ship to the sea bottom
Making quiet or hiding people from an online feed
Café __; French way of serving coffee – with milk
Keyboard instruments
Red/orange metal shined up and used for pans
Best of both __
Famous Five author Enid __
Rigor __, stiffness that follows death
To blur or smear ink by rubbing
Grim __, personification of death with a scythe
Calm, peaceful
City through which the Manzanares River passes
River that runs through London