Science Lab

Group 301

Puzzle 1

Something open to everyone, not private
Agatha Christie’s spinster detective
Country that makes the cheese called Port Salut
Fertile farmland on which crops can be grown
Picture puzzle broken up and then pieced together
Stylized angel in art looks like a chubby toddler
Elton John song about Cold War girl
Verdi opera about the Moor of Venice
Compressed gases fire projectiles from this weapon
Blue__, Icelandic thermal pool for bathing in
Stacey __, Tanya Roberts’ alias, A View to a Kill

Puzzle 2

Military planning of war or a campaign
Poisonous or toxic
Soft-bodied cloth figures, sometimes homemade
Black panther who is a mentor to Mowgli
Creator of the Op Art movement, Victor __
Mortadella and salami are these
Period of Palaeozoic when jawed fishes evolved
Those who fled imprisonment
Trance-like state, taken from Greek god of sleep
Wilting, flopping
In or outdoor arenas upon which skaters perform
Organized sailing or rowing events
Wealthy, prosperous

Puzzle 3

Energy and strength shown over a long time
A social blunder
The O in IMHO, “in my humble __”
Southernmost Scandinavian country
Neptune satellite; nymph loved by Polyphemus
Bruce Willis stars in this action classic
The Moon covers the Sun in this Pink Floyd song
Killing a dragon
Play by Oscar Wilde: “The Importance of Being __”
Actor Fred __ was Ginger Rogers’ dance partner
Cancels out, counterbalances
Michelangelo painted its ceiling: __ Chapel
Term for a vascular land plant such as a spruce

Puzzle 4

Adoration, meaning you’d do anything for someone
Enclosure that simulates a pet’s natural habitat
Study of wines, alcohol is part of the curriculum
High male singing voice, a la Bee Gees
Edible almond paste, can be shaped and dyed
Town where Jesus lived as a child
Traditional type of roof made of dried vegetation
Display or exhibit
Denomination of reformer Martin’s followers
Monty Python’s theatrical musical offering
Queen’s star guitarist
Period of Greek decline after the Mycenaean era

Puzzle 5

Lucky
Banned, prohibited
Round, filled doughballs in Chinese cuisine
Monarch who entrapped the Minotaur in a maze
Weapon wielded by David against Goliath
Colorful underwater habitat of tropical fish
Lonely carnivore or character portrayed by Jackman
To clandestinely listen to a private conversation
Conflagration such as visited on Dresden in 1945
Novel text read aloud, delivered in a recording
Shakespearean family, enemies of the Capulets

Group 302

Puzzle 1

Amazon river mammal, known as boto or bufeo
Written in a way that can be read clearly
Word formed by rearranging the letters of another
Becoming less intense, like a dying hurricane
Former Soviet leader, __ Gorbachev
Young person with exceptional abilities
Use this machine to render documents from your PC
Italian fashion designer murdered in Miami Beach
Plants or animals, result of crossing breeds
Liquid used to make one smell pleasant
Probe that dove into Saturn’s atmosphere in 2017
Chopping down a tree
Costly crimson spice, toxic if consumed in excess
Cretan-born Mannerist painter
Plead with someone, beg them

Puzzle 2

Enrolled members of an army
Harshly critical
Relating to the arteries that surround the heart
Glands in the roof of mouth fight off infection
Soluble shells of medicine, to be swallowed
Hungarian capital with two combined cities
Microsoft’s file-hosting service
Deserted, isolated, forlorn
Smearing or rubbing something
Person involved in a lawsuit
Passing date of validity
Triumphs, wins through
Roman emperor began construction of city walls
1982’s Gandhi film star, Ben __
Don __, opera by Mozart about libertine Don Juan

Puzzle 3

Character in “Treasure Island”: Long John __
To be extremely dirty
Large shrimp or prawns
Ireland’s flag is green, white and this color
Goddess; Greece’s capital is named after her
Country with the largest Catholic population
Bizet opera about the fate of a gypsy girl
“City of Music” where Mozart lived
Pablo __, Spanish cellist and conductor
Orange metallic element Cu
Outdoor barriers for privacy
__ of the Sun, film about Japanese internment camp
Notoriety for bad deeds
To sign a treaty to make it valid

Puzzle 4

Ruling family
Ancient Greek foot soldier with shield and spear
Small Australian marsupial
__ if You Can, Frank Abagnale Jr. story
Tibetan Plateau river flows into Andaman Sea
Biblical giant killed by David
Dessert topping of flour & butter, like sand
Midpoint
Doctor __, Pasternak tale of revolutionary Russia
Two dimensional figure with six sides

Puzzle 5

In legal terms, an example that is then followed
Sylvester and __, cartoon cat and bird adversaries
Agatha Christie West End murder-mystery play
Steps down from power as a monarch
Attacker who causes physical injury
Containers for screws and hammers
Farm animals are __, usually sold at markets
Undefeated ancient military leader: __ the Great
Best Actress Oscar winner for As Good as it Gets
Asking forcefully
In a rush, quickly
” __ a Week”, sang The Beatles
Dutch painter who created many self-portraits
He Who Must Not Be Named
Reckless young adult, a hellraiser
Storage space for rusty, unwanted vehicles
A theorist or speculator

Group 303

Puzzle 1

Flat wire clip for hair
One of eight babies from the same birth
Hand __, small explosive weapons thrown at enemies
Making butter
Surname of Spanish singers Julio and son, Enrique
Queen who married Ferdinand and sponsored Columbus
Battle of 490 BC, and a running race in its honor
Heroine of Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Highly regarded
Italian city that its residents call Firenze

Puzzle 2

Smart
Gone in 60 seconds
Capital city on the island of Taiwan
Venomous snakes
Nickname of the Academy Awards for Film
French form of the name Peter
Sacrificial move to gain advantage in chess
Mischievous tricks played by leprechauns
Interrupt a speech or on-stage performance
Secure place to leave clothes at the gym
Food prepared according to Jewish dietary laws
Paris art museum with a glass pyramid
Helen __; social activist who was deaf and blind
National flower of Mexico

Puzzle 3

Holds like a baby
Fortress on high ground protecting a city
World-famous news agency based in London
Bent, dishonest
Raw fish, Japanese style (without rice)
Electric mixing machine with a powerful blade
A wide-brimmed hat, associated with cowboys
Julia __, actress, won an Oscar as Erin Brockovich
Tidal river mouth
__ Stone, helped decipher hieroglyphics
Sense Beethoven lost in his 30s
Ban a practice or law
More common name for Hansen’s disease
__ bone, also stapes, found in the middle ear

Puzzle 4

Invented language by Ludwik Zamenhof
Forced removal of a child from school
Got rid of
Transmission mechanisms of motor vehicles
Fire and __ refers to the wrath of God
Woody Allen film, 1977 Best Picture Oscar winner
Officially agreeing, rubber stamping
Female star of La La Land
Fruitfulness and fecundity
Large manmade water storage pool
Sociable birds that flock in murmurations

Puzzle 5

The early signs of dentition
Ellen Ripley’s spacecraft in Alien
Month of Valentines
Steely nickname for Margaret Thatcher
Thick pureed fruit or veggies energy drink
Unexpected attacks by soldiers
Greek sea god Poseidon took on this equine guise
Sorcerer in “The Tempest”
Chucking, flinging, tossing
British soldiers in the US War of Independence
Ocean where the Falklands Islands are located

Group 304

Puzzle 1

Opposite of casual
Elton John song: “Tiny __”
Cried out like a wounded dog
Avoids, steers clear of
Two Young Girls at the Piano, by Pierre-Auguste __
World’s oldest and most widely used type of nut
__ & Delilah, Biblical tale of a harmful haircut
Mother __, Albanian nun famous for charity work
Olympic sword competitor
Bring back to life

Puzzle 2

Religion with a Festival of Lights called Diwali
Hound that keeps wooly ruminants in check
Removing the shell
What the Rolling Stones had for the devil
Magic hall where Odin keeps the dead he chooses
Classification system of organisms in biology
Show of open disobedience; digging in
Bogota is this country’s capital

Puzzle 3

Nationality of someone from Port-au-Prince
__Letter, tale of adultery by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Medical term for lower back pain
Art of public speaking in an elegant, formal way
Perceive
Followed secretly, illegally by someone
Touches hand to cap like a soldier
The act of making holes in the ground with a spade
Country where women may wear a tunic called ao dai
Unsubstantiated rumor shared by others
One of Seven Deadly Sins, means “greed”
Where a Formula 1 car has a tire change
Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey
Advisors, anagram of monster

Puzzle 4

Mosaic tiles on the floors of villas in ancient Rome
Pretending, falsifying
Graphic illustrations that explain a concept
Christ the __, Rio de Janeiro hilltop statue
“Beauty is in the eye of the __”
Resignation, endurance of pain without complaining
Kitchen tools with flat end for scraping out bowls
Inflammation of the bladder
Crushes a piece of paper
The big red dog
Voting in somebody democratically

Puzzle 5

Heated box to keep fertilized chicken eggs warm
Watchfulness, alertness
Binding; supportive bandages
Quip or clever remark
Astronomical instrument from Hellenistic world
Having an imposing frontage (of a building)
Business, commercial, trading
Breathed in, inhaled
Prescribed or required by etiquette or fashion
Mixes eggs and cooks in pan

Group 305

Puzzle 1

To look over the items in a collection
For whom Miss Piggy pines
Set off a rocket
Pulled something heavy or cumbersome
Groups of political plotters or conspirators
Iron __, rockers named after a device of torture
Seamus __, Nobel laureate famous for Beowulf work
Modest and shy
TV series with laughs
Instructions for cooking, a list of ingredients
Large garden spade used for planting a tree
Largest island in Thailand
Name for a group of tigers
A duck’s walk
Joining of two businesses

Puzzle 2

Five-sided shape
Hard, Italian cheese for grating on pasta
Stubborn or obstinate
Banned or forbidden
Greek hero of the Trojan War
Volcano that destroyed Pompei: Mount __
Time of day when roads are busy
In plentiful supply
Essential ropes that release parachutes
South African city, home to Table Mountain
Intended as discipline, a hardship
Tiny Tim’s surname in “A Christmas Carol”
Feeling happy, bright and buoyant
Seriousness, solemnity, sober

Puzzle 3

Round ocular organ, positioned under a lid
A ruler of ancient Egypt, term means “Great House”
Country where Doberman Pinschers originated
Venetian cocktail of Prosecco and peach nectar
Solved a mystery, arrived at a conclusion
French Post-impressionist created The Card Players
Father of Odysseus; Penelope weaves his shroud
Hole in the ground for petroleum harvesting
Greek city, the site of an ancient canal
Broken, injured
A bird’s feathers
The “Two Gentlemen of Verona”: Valentine and __
Rope used for lowering or raising a sail
Seeing glass worn in one eye
Ten-sided shape
Photos taken with the camera facing towards you

Puzzle 4

Father or mother
Short-range cannon, sounds like brickwork element
Teeter totter
Walt __, creator of Mickey Mouse
Person after whom a discovery is named
Hang around in the air, like a bad smell
River running through Amsterdam and a beer brand
King of the jungle, his consort is Jane
Something that holds up well; strong
Large bodies of water becoming polluted by plastic
Batter’s head protection in baseball
Printer that fires droptlets of fluid onto paper
Two-legged creatures
Roman emperor with column and forum in Rome
Words in singing, rather than the instrumentation

Puzzle 5

Soldier paid to fight for a foreign army
Mythological king loved Aphrodite; play by GB Shaw
Filling with wind and moving like a sail
Fairy that dances in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker
Gem term for pyrites, popular with the Victorians
Amazon-owned website for book reviews
Cooperative interactions
Global
Volcanic explosions
Talking about people and spreading rumors

Group 306

Puzzle 1

A less scientific name for the coccyx
Liticaphobia is the fear of these
Not a cynic
Washes clothes
Censored, obscured, edited
Meadows for cattle grazing
Island nation south of India
Inspecting your financial accounts
Musical film, winner of six Academy Awards in 2017
Suddenly upsetting
Soldiers’ quarters, often temporary
Canine’s master and provider
Poured delicately over, e.g. on a cake
Honest, candid
Keats poem about a shepherd loved by Selene

Puzzle 2

Preserved in a sacred place
Paris __; 2015 international climate change accord
The Hunchback of __, Hugo’s Parisian love story
__ chant, Roman Catholic sacred music
The most thin, most svelte
North by __, Hitchcock movie with a crop duster
Unconventional, strange
Vaccine
The most northern capital city in the world
Espresso coffee with a small measure of milk
Reaching a goal
Burst into flames, perhaps spontaneously
Disastrous events
Amazonian queen killed by Hercules
Place where theater and cinema tickets are bought
Digs up, removes earth from

Puzzle 3

Spring flowers from bulbs grown in the Netherlands
The sailors betray their captain
Song by the Beatles: “Strawberry __ Forever”
Three-headed giant; owned oxen stolen by Hercules
Gland that plays a key role in T cell maturation
Calm someone down, e.g. give baby a soother
Capital of Colombia
Zodiac crustacean
Become invisible
Winners, victors
Fastest type of gait for a horse
Sum paid for capturing someone
Authoritarian government
Portray, illustrate

Puzzle 4

To divide into three equal parts
Rubbish, trash
Baked breakfast cereal of oats, fruit and nuts
Legendary first king and founder of Rome
Rules over people
Team that changes tires on a racing car
Relating to earthquakes or other Earth vibrations
Dead animals collectors attach to a pinboard
Professional that fixes pipes and drains
He keeps the riffraff out of night clubs
Lack of success
Country home to historical region of Transylvania

Puzzle 5

Fictional doctor who talks to animals
Interfering, poking one’s nose in
Fighting
Brass instrument with a slide
Karachi was once capital of this Asian nation
French wine region stretching from Dijon to Mâcon
Obstacles or hindrances
Attire for skinny dippers: __ suit
Major island of Indonesia, formerly Celebes
Very young trees
Weightlifting poles
Deep abyss and prison for the Titans in Greek myth
First female UK prime minister, Margaret __
L-shaped hexagonal tool for furniture assembly

Group 307

Puzzle 1

Method of trading before currency
__ League; junior baseball organization
Explorer who discovered the Pacific Ocean
Street musician who collects money
Pouches on either side of the face, for blusher
The republic at the center of The Handmaid’s Tale
Uttered by Archimedes and the solution to problems
Records
Make larger or longer
Disappointment
First country to require unsold food be donated
Coniferous trees, maybe seen in Lebanon

Puzzle 2

Music shows
Places where people live in groups
Immense and gigantic expanse
Opposite of emptiness
Marks on the body resembling crucifixion wounds
Almond paste, modeled or used to top cakes
Carotenoid responsible for a tomato’s red color
Branch of science relating to the study of cells
Bullying or annoying online
Blood protein that fights infections

Puzzle 3

Spoken with emotion or imagination
Hidden by leprechauns at the end of a rainbow
Variety, assortment
Windy weather in the desert
Strengthened, reinforced
Shrinking from a strike to the body
Ancient Babylonian set of written laws: Code of __
Happy and at ease
Latin expression meaning “seize the day”
Putting text another way
Winter projectiles
2017 Best Film Oscar, and no, it wasn’t La La Land
Chanterelle, Criimini, and Portobello, for example

Puzzle 4

Son of Uranus; also Saturn’s third largest moon
Extreme irrational fears
Folded-over pizza with filling inside
Money given to a writer before a book’s completion
Tanned, sunkissed
French Mediterranean island
Wedding anniversary celebrated after 60 years
Indifferent, detached
Middle front waist, exposed in cut-off tops
“Like a Virgin” singer

Puzzle 5

External layer in an early embryo
Trying hard, working hard
Small, strong black cup of coffee
System of national highways in Germany
Conceit, complacency, arrogance
Obsession, fascination with something
Order, command
Egg white desserts that rise and then fall
State of unconsciousness
Without a cable

Group 308

Puzzle 1

Country whose name means rich coast
Verdi opera about a hunchback jester
Thin slices of raw meat or fish, with lemon or oil
Breakdown of food in the body
Rivers and canals are examples of these
Deeply upsetting
Dial 3 numbers for this medical emergency vehicle
Faulty, imperfect
Making a heartfelt request against a decision
Ecstatic, enthusiastic
To dry completely
Silver, shiny long fish with fang-like teeth

Puzzle 2

Throws, discards
Snarl up, like hair
Language of the Communist Manifesto
__ pants, MC’s baggy trousers, like harem pants
Legal
World’s second smallest continent in area
Need for liquid
Addictive painkiller
Of work or a job that doesn’t require much skill
Stephen King book, teen doused in pig’s blood
Musée __, Paris museum with impressionist artworks
Young birds of prey: tawny, little or barn

Puzzle 3

James Dean’s character in Rebel Without a Cause
Warm whiskey drink with honey, lemon and spices
Hindu women wear a bindi on this part of the face
Capital of Botswana
Repurposed, used again
Hides something from sight
Lazy like an Amazon creature or deadly sin
Clothing made of wool
Lover of Troilus, written about by Shakespeare
Projectile fragments that wound
T-shaped device for washing windows
A driver or putter

Puzzle 4

Use these for crushing ingredients in mortars
Tools for nailing
African country whose name means “free” in Latin
It’s the early bird that catches __
Magi or three kings
Hot cream and chocolate sauce
A long bristle on a cat’s face
Star Wars sandy pit with mouth and beaked tongue
Sloping, inclined
Human body part at front between wrist and elbow

Puzzle 5

Algebraic expression of the sum of two terms
__ carrier, naval vessel that launches planes
Writer of song words
Small pieces of wood used to start a fire
Trapped on an island
To remove a limb in a surgical operation
The Southern Hemisphere’s most populous city
Makes food in advance
Preceded with an introduction
City from which Paul escaped in a basket
Fleet of ships or boats
Large and stately homes

Group 309

Puzzle 1

One who doesn’t arrive on time
Dedicated
Regretful, remorseful
Body of water between China and Korean peninsula
Nations’ symbols hang from these
To enlighten or enchant
Cheats, conmen
Initial station on a baseball diamond
Made larger or louder
Belief that divine union is achieved by intuition
French term for a highly reduced stock
One of six babies from the same birth

Puzzle 2

Booked tickets in advance
Straightens, removes the kinks
Only ancient Egyptians allowed to eat mushrooms
Nemesis of the Smurfs
Part of speech: implicit comparison
Mythological serpent that kills with a stare
Disease-causing cells, found e.g. in your gut
Deep ditches used during war
Blessing in __, something that turns out ok
Omnipotent
Lofty tightrope
Band fronted by Chris Martin
The right to vote in elections

Puzzle 3

Treaty of __, sought WWI peace with Hungary
Popular Italian chocolate spread with hazelnuts
Too close for __
Long locks of hair
Last major taxonomic group, after genus
Verify
How Bond likes his martinis: shaken, not __
Used by Adam to hide his modesty
Goes against someone
Land, topography
Mentally prepared someone for a task

Puzzle 4

Nurse’s uniform; cleans the floor
Where skiers ski
Of a choir
Spoken intention of harming someone
Italian city where you can take a gondola ride
Hesitates, waits briefly
Plant affliction, plague
Written words for a theater play
Specialist language, hard for others to understand
Helen __, who played The Queen
To have a strong effect on someone
Greek deities, companions of Dionysus, god of wine
Al __, who starred in Scarface
“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t __”
Make __ when you say cheers/clink glasses
Syrian site of deadly earthquake of 1138

Puzzle 5

Founder of Amazon
It enables tots to sit at the table
Queen has an epiphany with this song
Tennis court markings for doubles play
Later; at a subsequent time
Medical term for nerve pain
Damage to coral reefs by excessively warm water
German pen maker and French-Italian mountain
Black-and-white spotted dog breed
Explosives designed to be buried under the surface
Unfastening, separating
City that presents the Nobel prize for literature

Group 310

Puzzle 1

“Smile, you’re on __ Camera!”
Economical with money
Split into portions
__ and blues, or R&B, music style out of the US
State of tranquility and calm
Dangerous tricks on a movie set
Textile
Defeated country in the Battle of Buena Vista
Polish capital with the Latin name Varsovia
Distort, disfigure
Relating to or emanating from the stars

Puzzle 2

Windows 10’s personal assistant by Microsoft
Children’s Vitamin D deficiency disease
Jiminy __, friend of Pinocchio
One who makes bets
Routes carved through rocks for cars
Longed for
Try to achieve
Provisons in a contract
Word made from the letters of another
Groups of geese
Capital of the Falkland Islands
Maya __; inspirational human rights poet
Nastro __, beer by the Italian Peroni brewery
Ounces in a pound

Puzzle 3

Vast groups of stars
Mankind
Entering a place unwanted, as an army
Striking a bag with a fist
Harry Potter’s favorite gal pal
Fiery Spanish dance
London singer who saw the Writing’s on the Wall
Large, one-off payments, not small, regular ones
Engine part that supplies air or fuel to cylinders
Australian capital
Gas that constitutes almost 80% of Earth’s air

Puzzle 4

Hotel refreshment box
Material used in ancient Egypt for writing
Small immature tree
Trinidadian dance music; also a sea nymph
Juliet’s family name in Shakespeare’s play
A home-delivered shopping parcel
Greek goddess of the hunt; Diana to the Romans
“Renaissance” literally means this
Where the train pulls into
Italian dumplings of potato and semolina
Odd, rare objects from foreign countries
Four players on court in tennis

Puzzle 5

Well-respected
Person whose power comes from their wealth
Large autonomous community in southern Spain
Substances put into food during processing
Jamaican sprinter who retired in 2017
Play it in your VCR
Careful, these sea creatures can sting you!
Exactly the same
Those responsible for wicked deeds
Blue-green color and gemstone used in jewelry

Group 311

Puzzle 1

Ex-British colony, Southern __; currently Zimbabwe
Throws away
Nationality of Manny Pacquiao and Imelda Marcos
Prolonged period of higher than usual temperatures
Contained areas for kids to have fun
Obtaining from suppliers
Smothering a noise
People responsible for a crime
Objective, a balanced view
__ Luke, Newman goes to jail in 1967 film
French term for goodbye

Puzzle 2

Name of Angelina and Brad’s first biological child
Pedaled on two wheels
A noisy coward is all bark and __
Genesis album uses just three alphabetical letters
Stage of development of unhatched offspring
Outdoor eating excursion
Monet painted __ over a Pond of Water Lilies
Repeat broadcasts of TV series
Bent metal wire for fastening papers
Italian island used as a prison by Mussolini
Raised up, elevated something
What the director shouts to start filming

Puzzle 3

Three-pronged fork carried by Poseidon
Doesn’t give in to temptation
Italian crisp pastry filled with sweet cheese
Vincent __, post-impressionist Starry Night artist
Plant that frogs sit on in a pond
Fictional setting of The Princess Diaries
A flow of water in a particular direction
Watery patches on the ground for splashing in
Harbors where yachts are kept
Envious

Puzzle 4

Depraved Biblical place destroyed by God
High flat areas of land
Intestinal parasite from eating infected pork
Precious violet quartz used in jewelry
Beer made at your place
Make the first move
Scary creature found on old cathedrals
A ball spins to land on black or red on this wheel
Great victories
TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, with Spock
Branch of math: points, lines, shapes, surfaces
Lloyd Webber Evita hit, Don’t __ Argentina
Backup plan
Quirky street fashion style of Tokyo fashionistas
Cosmetic surgery to alter the visage
Low, stagnant mood

Puzzle 5

The holding of severe religious views
Tripwire
Soaked meat in flavored liquid
Intense weather event with precipitation
Drooled, dribbled, slobbered
Coordination of a complex military operation
Racing of bikes that run on gas
Ferocious dog such as in the Sherlock Holmes tale
Not clear enough to be read or understood
Another name for Shrove Tuesday; Fat Tuesday
Turn one on in the dark
Device with spinning discs mounted on an axis
Worship, veneration
Small sacs, cavities that surround hair roots
Narrow or taper to a point (e.g. of a leaf)
What you drink your morning brew from
Vagrants or drifters

Group 312

Puzzle 1

Precious gem; one of December’s birthstones
Basket for dirty clothes
Lexus is the luxury car division of this car maker
Thinks deeply and sadly
Small Balkan state declared independence in 2008
Long boards of wood, walked on by bad pirates
Swing the bat and miss a delivery in baseball
Toughen, solidify
Green film over copper, appears over time
Less cold
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one
Straw hat
Edible bivalve found in rockpools

Puzzle 2

Worried about something
Mysteries, puzzles
A sea; largest inland body of water in the world
__ Fields, where virtuous Greeks spent eternity
Lewis Carroll’s real surname
The __, Spielberg’s movie with kids and pirates
Educational institutions for pupils
River that Julius Caesar crossed to get to Rome
Spice Girls debut single
To mark with many small dots, specks
Rights a wrong on behalf of someone
Rotting plant matter enriches soil in the garden

Puzzle 3

Sequence of main events in a narrative
Electronic structured storage of information
International police organization based in France
Goat and sheep’s milk grilling cheese from Cyprus
Augustus’ immediate successor
Traditional Scottish instrument
Like a dog retrieving a ball
Engravings, impressions, inscriptions
Recorded line of ancestry
Canceled a law
You pull them; jokes, mottoes, party hats included
Open storage for books
Actions that boost one’s self-esteem

Puzzle 4

English musician Thom Yorke’s band
Of clothes that are exceedingly close-fitting
Detached using a tool to remove metal pin
Steamship that rescued passengers of the Titanic
Sweet treat also known as cinder toffee
Statement of terms, final demand
The state of being supplied with enough water
Sunken area where houses are sucked underground
Removing someone’s weapons
Game to find a list of elusive items: __ Hunt
Planned schedule of events, lessons, flights etc
Declaring illegal

Puzzle 5

Cultural celebration; summer music event
Long and untidy, e.g. hair
Harp-like zither from ancient Greece
Stunts pulled on a bike with its front in the air
__ Jones, starred in Men in Black
Trimming a sheep’s wool
Jamaican capital with royal name
Climb over fortifications in a military attack
Captivating, entrancing
Desire for food, a healthy hunger

Group 313

Puzzle 1

Pinocchio, a tale about a __ boy
Excessive pride in one’s appearance
__ Spaniel or American __ Spaniel, sporting dogs
“The Barber of Seville” title character’s name
Insult for someone who isn’t smart
Dark, sultry eye makeup look
Dance portrayed by Degas’ models
To shape by molding or carving
Ruth Handler’s creation, named after her daughter
Portuguese capital, on the River Tagus
“Two __ don’t make a right”
Propels with a finger
Series of battle campaigns in 1941 in Libya
Baseball player that faces the pitcher
Fruit of the vine, used in wine-making
Demand’s better half

Puzzle 2

Trade show for publications
Daughter of Helen of Troy and Menelaus in myth
Lately, not long ago
Burning via a hot or boiling liquid
Male horse used for breeding
Items that are won or earned, e.g. cups, awards
Without any marks from healed wounds
Furniture for sleeping one on top of the other
Belgian and EU capital
Strap yourself in and prepare for the ride
Edge-to-edge line going through the center of a circle
Appointment of friends to positions of power
The Grand __ Hotel, directed by Wes Anderson
Took delight in or looked forward to a challenge
Affectionate but not romantic friendship
Main religion of the Philippines
Jury decisions

Puzzle 3

Former stage name of Islam convert Yusuf: Cat __
Got rid of, discarded
Currency spent in Kabul and Kandahar
Figure built outside in winter
Metal spikes for cooking meat on barbecues
Nationality; a homonym of a synonym of “end”
Accumulates, stores up
Rachel __, actress of Mean Girls
The bird where Hera placed the giant Argus’s eyes
The intrinsic quality of something
Stuck, glued
Sells meat
Electrical gizmos
US state where Key Largo is found
Dark green lettuce typically used in Caesar salad
Nervy, jumpy, on edge

Puzzle 4

How fast a gust or a breeze is blowing
Pest control device for small rodents
Fluent, graceful manual skill
Open dish for holding drink sweetener
Episodes or sudden occurrences of disease
Abandoning, fleeing
Body position of a luge rider
__ shift means working early hours or overnight
Moving up on the career ladder
Invisible UV rays transmitted by the sun
Strings go through eyes/hooks in winter footwear
Carving wood with a pocket knife
The firsts, founding components
Henry Mancini won a 1962 Oscar for this lunar tune

Puzzle 5

Verdi opera about a fallen woman, La __
Boasting
Type of charge carried by a proton
Birthplace of the entertainer Rihanna
A matter of choice
Libyan city where 2 US facilities were attacked
Short-legged cat named after French emperor
The outer packaging of sweets
Insulin secreting organ
Omission of part of a sentence
Frame for the feet attached to a horse’s saddle
Loyal, truthful daughter to her father King Lear

Group 314

Puzzle 1

Ill-tempered and moody
Peanut housings
Fifty Shades of Grey star, Jamie __
Ghostly character in Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Childe __, US impressionist, painted Geraniums
Ice huts built by the Inuit
Anger, annoy someone
Tropical palm stems used to make garden chairs
Turn the volume back on
Canadian capital
Horse rider
Two equal or nearly equal parts of a whole
Musician who wrote “I Shot the Sheriff”: Bob __
Gave back loan money
Protein found in wheat grains
Roman philosophical writer and orator
Value of the shares issued by a company
Medical word for the womb

Puzzle 2

Tuneful, melodic
Like animal hide
All-seeing, 100-eyed giant of Greek myth, Argos __
Grapes that are easier to eat
Film editor’s completed product
Country whose capital is Kuala Lumpur
Solutions to soothe ocular aches
Limited guarantee or assurance on goods
Bear, abide, endure
Replaced ammunition in empty gun

Puzzle 3

Hesitation, being careful about proceeding
Fast and close Brazilian dance
Survive longer than someone else
Attach it to your back and you can fly
Groaned like a floorboard
Wife of King Henry II of England
Spanish hotel run by the government
Sicilian capital city
Muslim holy period marked by prayer and abstinence
Moscow citadel, the seat of the Russian government
Ocean containing an area called Ring of Fire
Military gestures of respect given to servicemen
Headgear worn on a building site
To give advice
Person in charge of a starship and crew
Unkindness, viciousness
Small rodent wrongly known for jumping off cliffs

Puzzle 4

Fine wool fabric from Kashmir used in shawls
Visually __; experiencing less than perfect vision
Not quite the color of snow, slightly grayish
Paying no heed
To jump off a piece of equipment on gymnastics
To do with the Christian holy book
Son of Helios, killed driving the sun chariot
Lawless and unruly, against the system
Hard Italian almond biscuits, for coffee dunking
Mixing with water to make less strong
Mountain range separating France and Spain
Dark purple vegetable, also called aubergine
Wonderful, magnificent, extraordinary
Equal to 1,024 kilobytes
Type of bird that was Harry Potter’s companion

Puzzle 5

Describes music with a single melodic line
Unrefined, unpolished
Cultivating again
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is in this city
Pasta sauce with pancetta, egg, and grated cheese
Weather ritual to induce precipitation
People are often caught “between a rock and a __”
British explorer who met Pocahontas
German language encyclopedia
Branch of botany concerning seaweeds, other algae
Pedestrian lanes
Oscar-winning director for A Beautiful Mind
Female massage therapists

Group 315

Puzzle 1

Mollusc, rhymes with “phony”
__ mori, in English “Remember: you will die”
Rescue parts of a wrecked ship
A Study in __, tale where Holmes and Watson meet
Tissues that work together to create movement
Why apples fall
The four periods that a year is divided into
Close-knit, unwelcoming groups of people
Flew somewhere quickly, in a group
Refined and polite, as for a royal audience
Used to propel small boats, like oars
Study of past events, a school subject
Funny mistake by a broadcaster
Mother of Persephone, sister of Zeus
Sea creature of eight arms
Brief cinematic shots showing passage of time

Puzzle 2

Sea between Russia and Alaska
Borrower’s source
Scoop mud out from the bottom of a river
Something incomprehensible or nonsense, __ Dutch
Explosions
Pearl maker
Removed the seed
Drummer’s metal accessory
They built the first aqueduct
The first James Bond novel: “__ Royale”
Strainers for flour
Spanish rice dish, usually has seafood in it

Puzzle 3

“When shall we three meet again” starts this play
Catchy phrases used in advertising
Billy __, played Harry to Meg Ryan’s Sally
Restriction on trade or release of news
The art of imitating someone
Lectures given in churches
Extend
Advance payment to secure a holiday or a flight
Citrus and champagne cocktails
Red pigment in beets used for food coloring
Edible bivalves from the sea
Fibrous tissue connecting muscles and bones
Character who decapitated Medusa
Rainy season in south and south-east Asia
Avoid in protest
Critically endangered largest primate: Eastern __
Dwayne __, actor also known as The Rock
Starkly, desolately
Ruled like a queen

Puzzle 4

Interrupts someone’s attention span
Brown skin pigmentation, develops in later years
Vegetable that can easily take 20 minutes to eat
Certified, approved
Active Italian volcano and Tyrrhenian island
Failure to notice something
Detonating inwardly
Emitting the most perspiration
Song title and national flower of Austria
Novelist Gabriel Jose Garcia Marquez’ nationality
Kidnappers
Yellow citrus fruit topping used in desserts
Study of the physical characteristics of rocks
Able to adjust easily to changing conditions
Go __; excessive, over the top

Puzzle 5

__ gum, food additive, a thickening agent
Low-lying salty Middle Eastern lake
Organized moving protests
Slipped on a wet road
Fights, combat, conflicts — sometimes pitched
Well __, demonstrating good conduct
Lawn game with balls, mallets and hoops
Rodent who enjoys company
Silvery-white metallic element found in batteries
Art of paper folding
Skill, competence, expertise
Dental margin between teeth and flesh

Group 316

Puzzle 1

Easy __, pleasant to look at
__ Islands, British territory off Patagonian coast
Wall-mounted devices for turning lights on and off
Leather bags for school books
Brazilian national dish of beans, pork and beef
Obelisk or column created from one block of stone
Disorders that affect plants or animals
Manner of speaking by an actor on stage
Squats down
Faithfulness, loyalty
Bruising and swelling over an optical organ
Instructing people of a plan

Puzzle 2

French term meaning “with milk”
Fashion brand or motor fuel
Someone using a phone
Metal Ni used in batteries; a US five-cent coin
Sings in a sentimental, soft low tone
Chaos, unrest
Wettened with the tongue, like a cat bathing
Capital of the Emerald Isle
Severe flood
By mouth
Ran like a river
Compassionate and kind
Blue Belgian humanoids with pointy hats
Graphic representation, e.g. Christian cross
Son of a queen

Puzzle 3

Warm hugs
African country whose capital is Abuja
Making beer
Frozen pad applied to reduce swelling
Making a noise like a snake
Latin: “vanity”, a still-life term from Dutch art
Inflated
Nonessential body parts in the throat
Luxury Italian sports car brand
Creator of the character Alfred Jingle: Charles __
Little golden nuggets of corn
1799 historic discovery near Alexandria: __ Stone
You might give or receive a bouquet of these

Puzzle 4

Acted on stage
Guard, defender
Spinning one’s thumbs around each other
Lead sports instructor or team manager
Fighters who deliberately damage infrastructure
Country that is home to Kangaroo Island
Boss of a type of emergency service station
Italian term for assorted savory appetizers
Routes that take less time
King murdered by Aegisthus in Greek mythology

Puzzle 5

Decorative paper lights for Chinese New Year
The cry of an avian
Location of tall rock-diving platform in Mexico
Humorous story, a personal account
Ringing in the ears
Headaches and shakes the morning after
Verdi opera about Shakespeare’s corpulent knight
Number of workers needed to do something
Type of neckline that shows a lot of décolletage
Not-so-sweet banana, for cooking
Katniss’ surname in The Hunger Games
Surname of one of the Fab Four

Group 317

Puzzle 1

Warmly admitted to someone’s house
Italian sparkling wine found in a Bellini
Very weak and in need of food
Sudden reflex to clear breathing passages
Sourness, acidity
Joined together, like bricks
Cut-outs for drawing designs
Run past; swim past
Anonymous
Saintly
Lost fictional island in the middle of the ocean
Nearby, surrounding area
Type of animal from which shatoush shawls are made
Steals goods during wartime
They have calm eyes; hurricanes
Pet __, Stephen King book and film
Tormented, suffering

Puzzle 2

Sculptors’ tools
Less wide, slimmer
Memorably
Another name for the Cote d’Azur: French __
Goddess of the Labyrinth in Greek mythology
Vexation, irritation, humiliation
Felt deep respect towards something
Packages left at your doorstep
Popular gin, vermouth mix, “elixir of quietude”
Physician in the OR
Smart jackets, often with shiny buttons
Largest stadium in the UK
Injured, in pain

Puzzle 3

Flat-topped movables for eating or working on
For deskinning vegetables
Work experience trainee
Capital and largest city of Albania
Zodiac twins
Country with the most 2018 Winter Olympics medals
Less constricting, not as tight
American word for what Britons call a nappy
Rapacious, gluttonous
Tyrannical leader

Puzzle 4

Large Irish dog, a symbol of nobility and loyalty
Alaskan city that’s well grounded
A place for visitors to leave comments
Taking up space within
Youth, naivety, purity
Story titles in a newspaper
Professional who works with precious metal
It’s rolled out for dignitaries and movie stars
Used for storage on a horse or motorcycle
This type of fat has high levels of fatty acids
Strong winds over dry lands
Nike trainers line named after a basketball player

Puzzle 5

Sunday in Spanish
Cheese with mozzarella outside, cream inside
Sloping or vague and circular argument
Savior of mankind
Nationality of Isabel Allende and Pablo Neruda
The best, most favorable
Serrated teeth at the front of an ice-skate
Home of the British Prime Minister: 10 __ Street
Volkswagen is an auto maker from __
Produce a reaction

Group 318

Puzzle 1

Incorrect
Addition to cocktails: cherries, sprigs, curls
Atlantic sea North of Venezuela
Visual measure of petrol tank fullness
Describes, with a number, all the world’s oceans
Achieving victory over the other side
Finding a solution, settling an argument
Not going out
Younger daughter of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier
Person responsible for promotion and advertising
Leave one if they don’t answer the phone
Poignant, moving
White Wedding singer born William Broad
Greek myth’s river god; author of Fantastic Beasts
Astonished, dumbfounded
Meeting prior to a job offer
Dies, no heart beat

Puzzle 2

Rare, in short supply
Add alcohol to a hot pan to create this effect
American __: Bret Easton Ellis’s Patrick Bateman
Police operations to catch the bad guys
Soak or steep; fancy way to say “drink alcohol”
__ Festival; a seasonal name for Chinese New Year
Literary adjective for a forest
Royal home
Eight notes in a scale
Cheerleading accessory
Alfred __, landscape painter of Haystacks at Moret

Puzzle 3

Killer of an important figure
This ocean covers about 20% of the Earth’s surface
Quality of being tense, irritable
Keep under control
System that allows water to disperse
Mixed, varied
Deliberately sank a ship by cutting a hole in it
Old unsolved crime opened for reinvestigation
Central heating apparatus, fixed to a wall
Kelly __, British tv host, daughter of Ozzy
Herb also known as coriander

Puzzle 4

Entwines and knots
Starch from the roots of the manioc plant
Horse’s straps to allow it to pull a vehicle
Paintings on plaster
A common conjunction; for reason that…
__ Prime, the leader of the Autobots
Infectious red skin rash seen in babies
In Christianity, person Jesus raised from the dead
Simon __, led South American Independence movement
Able to stretch and go back to its original shape
Ray of natural light
Duties levied on imported and exported goods
Walking under these is considered unlucky
Proves a belief to be wrong
Capital of the People’s Republic of China

Puzzle 5

Panel to shade a vehicle driver’s eyes from glare
Transparent rocks, perhaps with healing powers
Waste money carelessly
Revelation of a secret identity
Lakeland, Yorkshire or Westies are all this
Salty Asian condiment
Looked around new territory
Unfastens, separates
Author of the Da Vinci Code
Rods for spinning wool

Group 319

Puzzle 1

In baseball, MVP stands for Most Valuable __
Sheer chaos
Marvel character born on Titan
Machine for cooling food
Thumb; the innermost digit
Delight someone
Vandalize
Taxi driver
Quote from Keats: “A thing of __ is a joy forever”
Type of vision, comes from lost peripheral sight
Apportions
Waltzes, sambas and foxtrots
Filtering system in the mouths of humpback whales
Country whose capital is Riga
Tim Burton directed Michael __ in Beetlejuice
Crunchy veg of the parsley family
Full metal __, movie title and bullet

Puzzle 2

Chopping down trees for wood
Gods and immortals
A glass that sounds like a gymnast
Non-venomous African snakes
Gets older and wiser, like a cheese or wine
Hopkins and Foster won Oscars for __ of the Lambs
To comfort
Country whose capital is Zagreb
Lost balance on a slick surface
Artist with a brush
What a Christmas bell does
Declare again

Puzzle 3

Collections of old, important documents
Glasses with two lens powers
Gnaeus Julius __, Roman governor of Britain
Religious voyagers to North America
Loss __, an insurance company employee
Complete
A brief plot summary
Thank you in Portuguese, by a woman
All across the metropolis
Runs in the buff
A neutral facial expression when playing cards
Sticking, gluing
Amount of precipitation
Protected an army against attack
Wall hanging for outerwear
Aquatic creature that inflates itself

Puzzle 4

Fourth wife of Marc Antony and sister of Augustus
Plant leaves
Long cold periods of an Ice Age
Tomato & mozzarella salad with basil and olive oil
Long-eared hoppers
Complaining petulantly
Hotel greeter
Modified, made amendments to
Road perforation
Sleeping in a tent
Backed up with hair and debris

Puzzle 5

Cracks in bones
Dramatically, drastically
Without basic life necessities
Timber found on the beach
A detailed plan of the activities on a trip
To butt in while someone is talking
Listing sent by a bank itemizing spending
Track for cycling races
Last name synonymous with crystal embellishments
An orchestra’s leader
Active Sicilian volcano

Group 320

Puzzle 1

Late for the deadline
French term for additional performances
Indonesian capital, on the island of Java
Something usefully delivered, from a Deity perhaps
Flying plastic plate toy
Curved entrance
Preventing from speaking or writing freely
Car, bus or truck
Height, or reputation
Paid no mind to
__ 6, Disney movie about a superhero team
Oily fish often smoked, salted or pickled
Austere and strict
John Entwistle’s role in The Who
Term for diseases far from the site of origin

Puzzle 2

Universities
Extinguishing a candle’s flame
Wheat flour used sometimes in gnocchi and pasta
People who hate Christmas
Without any harmful, addictive toxins
Impetus, thrust, continuing motion
Congregations of seabirds living together
China’s former policy of no siblings allowed
Star-like symbol in text, directs to a footnote
Can be satisfied or appeased
Tennis hit, where the ball lands just over the net
Orange-colored flight recorder
Large-headed stud used on old wooden portals

Puzzle 3

George Michael song: “__ Figure”
An order from higher up
Barnes __, inventor of the bouncing bomb
Look out!
Thick humid forest, e.g. The Amazon
An overhaul or restructuring
__ at Ivry, end of day painting by Guillaumin
Coffee-flavored liquor used in a Black Russian
Lady in a fairy tale, often in distress
Drags a weighty object

Puzzle 4

E.g. thumbs that move
Thickness, stickiness; opposite of fluidity
Heroic, Lycra-clad female comic character
Mozart and Elgar were these
Long green and white vegetables from onion species
Radioactive element Pu, sourced from uranium ore
Pleasurable facilities or services
Aegean island famous for blue-domed white houses
Removing financing from
Participant

Puzzle 5

Perhaps, maybe, feasibly
Tossing a pancake so that both sides are cooked
Pain on hip and leg, caused by pressure on a nerve
Michel __, author of Madness and Civilization
Went before
Shouting at a comedian
Palestinian territory, left of the River Jordan
One note; dreary, flat delivery of a speech
All the DNA of a population
Water-based paint for houses