The 70’s

Group 321

Puzzle 1

Movie reviewer


Having prominent teeth, especially in a smile

Conflict and discord

Brought to a stop

Informal term for someone from “Down Under”

__ punch, unexpected hit

__ de Lioncourt, central figure of Anne Rice books

Small bag used to store fragrant herbs

In need of food, and really unhappy about it

Dance in which a tutu might be worn

Beethoven’s Third Symphony, also known as the __

Puzzle 2

Ballet about dancing dolls scored by Delibes

Fragrant purple flower used in sachets and soaps

On time

Boundary at the end of a tennis court

Boo Boo’s ursine friend on picnic hamper thefts

Oldest bridge across the River Seine in Paris

Tremulous effects added to voices or instruments

Eagerness, readiness, willingness

Things that are enjoyed for a short time

Agricultural laborers from the Middle Ages

Hungarian site of a fictional grand hotel

Puzzle 3

Electric count-down oven for heating food

Random, not in any constant pattern

Very contagious stomach bug that causes vomiting

Web log lets users post short text updates

Country south of Honduras and north of Costa Rica

Another name for Bigfoot, the hairy humanoid

Tequila, cream and cacao; don’t lose your fingers!

Beatles album with zebra crossing on cover

__ tears are faked to elicit sympathy

They increase the rate of chemical reactions

Puzzle 4

Publication containing words and music

Camille __, Danish-French artist of Hoar Frost

Inflammation of the tissues in the lungs

Frowning in an angry manner

Summer gown, light and strappy

Crosses the street illegally

Plentiful, abundant

Shakespeare’s Prince of Tyre

Spice for anointing bridal pair at Hindu weddings

Ridiculously small, of a monetary offer or sum

The Blue Lagoon is a famous attraction here

Long, narrow crack in a rock

Avoiding getting hit by a ball

Small dots that appear on an “i” and a “j”

Relating to touch

Loving, cherishing someone

Squirm about, like a worm

Placido __, a Spanish member of the Three Tenors

Group 322

Puzzle 1

Capital of Libya

Injuries in which organs push through tissue walls

Car gadget that records the road ahead

Scuba outfit

Starts up again

Spraying fine water droplets

Japanese soybean pods

Background music to create a sense of calm

John Lennon’s partner in peaceful protest

Dents in cheeks

Puzzle 2

Ocean into which the Orinoco River empties

Referee or linesman overseeing a match

“Dogs of war” sent by Henry VIII to Charles V

Woody Harrelson’s character in The Hunger Games

One of the largest cut diamonds in the world

Warheads propelled by a weapon

Evaluate something’s value

Murderer of King Hamlet in Shakespeare’s play

In a praying position

An arterial obstruction caused by a blood clot

Making a long journey by foot, in the mountains

Number of days in two weeks

Puzzle 3

Castle __, fortress defended by He-Man

Container for pouring out morning cup of Joe


Futuristic, high-tech sci-fi genre


Persecuted French protestants who emigrated

Very outgoing, social person

Strings passed through eyes to tie up footwear

To anger, enrage

Puzzle 4

Portuguese Atlantic isles famous for their weather

Poisonous snakes with fangs

Bugatti __, a French-made high performance car

Triangular fin on the back of a shark

He bought a burial plot next to Marilyn Monroe


Country where the Chichen Itza ruins are located

Did not have

Partly oxidized Chinese tea

Fitzgerald’s final completed book, __ is the Night

Puzzle 5

The E in the abbreviation UAE

Sit around, in a stagnate, idle state

Investigates and handles an insurance claim

A window in the roof of a building

Computer experts, information technology pros

Someone without a hidden agenda, easily understood

Beg to differ, express discord

Environmentally conscious trips

Transition metal Cr used in electroplating

Lacking up top, like the Sleepy Hollow horseman

Group 323

Puzzle 1

Organism living in or on another that it feeds off

Thank you in Portuguese, by a man

Uncomfortable, embarrassed

Artificial sweetener aka glucitol

Forest where Robin Hood allegedly lived

Old, in poor condition, falling apart

Anna __, Tolstoy’s story of a wife who strays

Puzzle 2

Openly disobedient and steadfast

Fifth in rank

Can’t make guacamole without one

Someone who loves another, perhaps secretly

Small air sacs in the lungs

Capital of Cyprus once surrounded by walls

With added water, not full strength

Raid, damage

Program of health improvements, diet, exercise

Opposite of cowardice

Possessing great knowledge

Things that cause a particular reaction

Gray wizard in The Lord of the Rings

Puzzle 3

Martial arts weapon, two sticks and a chain

Not a bedfellow of the early bird

Amalfi Coast town, a riot of pastel on a hillside

Camel with two humps

Discourse, art of speaking and oratory

Frozen pads applied to reduce swellings

Boldness, daring, impudence

Chains and manacles

Helpful DIY professional

“Bad Romance” singer

Essential nutritional content in most fruits

Puzzle 4

Distinction and style that is admired

A portable computer

Group of books or movies sold as a unit

Country where the ancient city of Petra is located

Dermis dryers

Comfort at great expense

Flat-bottomed glass jars used in experiments

Can __, for getting into tinned food

Puzzle 5

Common Chinese side dish, cooked in oil in a wok

Reducing, minimizing

Philosophical movement named after German composer

The most disgusting, most revolting

Self-assured, certain, poised

Carried by hikers and travelers

Dirtying the air with smog

It’s jumped on when following a trend

Pertaining to the back of the head

Songwriter and pianist of Rocket Man

Occupation of Meghan Markle’s character in Suits

Group 324

Puzzle 1

Listen in accidentally to someone speaking

Capital of the United Arab Emirates

Cause to change from gas to liquid

King Lear’s youngest and favorite daughter

Italian, salt-cured bacon, can be eaten raw

Golf competition with two pairs of players

Roof tiles

Golden Chinese guard dog with a purple tongue

Pause before acting

Documents containing regulations and laws

Puzzle 2

Peter Parker’s alter ego

Rockers share a name with stinging arachnids

Persian name for India, like a religion

Country where Tempeh originated

Don’t mention it


The Chicxulub Crater is related to these creatures

Joyous, very pleased

Where attorneys are made

Light visible once source has been extinguished

Reversing, turning inside out

Puzzle 3

A bivalve’s home

All the king’s men

Everyone has them

Son of Zeus, punished without food or drink

Listening component of headphones

One who has difficulty with letters and numbers

A burial place for a favorite wife

Hard Italian almond biscuits

System of concepts and beliefs

Long holes dug in the ground by military

Emits energy

Puzzle 4

South American cowboys

It’s a dish best served cold

Small pet canines for sitting on knees

Annual fasting month for Muslims worldwide

War that ended with the “Treaty of Paris”

Ship that took Tarzan’s parents to Africa

Daily record of events, a diary

Wild people

Artist falsely suspected of stealing the Mona Lisa

Rug for wet feet after showering

Puzzle 5

Negotiate, deliberate

To give a once over

Strains of specific plants or animals

Sings like a Swiss person

Lock, stock & __, everything, all parts of a gun

The bony structure at the base of your spine

Metal device with handle, for grinding meat

What happened to Elphaba when water touched her

The feeling that you need a drink

Software effect to enhance a digital image

Serious, acute

A package sent in the mail

Group 325

Puzzle 1

Board game where you might Go Directly to Jail

Food dishes served in rolled-up spirals

Austrian singing family, life adapted to a musical

Private __, Goldie Hawn joins the army

Shallow container found by the bath

Save, use resources sparingly

Undergoing a transformation

Landmark skyscraper in Manhattan

Childish temper tantrum

Puzzle 2

Extrusive rock from lava, used in bathrooms

Small hand tool for digging

Country formerly known as Northern Rhodesia

Counsel someone

Number puzzle

Those who prefer to be by themselves

How Italians say 11

When alcohol is added to a hot pan to cook

Slang for a black eye

Gave birth to puppies

The room where a baby sleeps at home

Term related to the afterlife in Greek mythology

Cutting back leaves or twigs for new season growth

Squandering something

City where the Titanic was built

Vermeer painting, Girl With a Pearl __

Twist, bend in odd shapes

Type of restaurant where you can order chow mein

New and revolutionary

Person with surgically removed limb

Puzzle 4

Official mistress, like in ancient Chinese culture

Procession of vehicles

Bare one’s sword

Someone who ends up taking the blame for something

Lavish ceremonial display

Making less small, especially of a photo

Extreme or obsessive interest in setting fires

Toweling wrist strip to soak up perspiration

Natives of Monrovia, for example

Common name for household insect pest

Solid shapes with multiple faces

Puzzle 5

Disloyalty, in league with the enemy, treachery

Drug that causes an increase in the flow of urine

Porcine animation who uttered “That’s all folks”

Frozen pieces of glaciers that float in oceans

International measures to affect imports, exports

Swirly, gusty wind as experienced by Pooh



Those who have changed religion

Spanish sheep’s milk cheese served with honey

Term for the text of an opera

Group 326

Puzzle 1

Quick looks

A poem read out loud

Spanish red wine and fruit punch

Full, complete, satiated

Proven wrong

When a baseball batter circles all bases in one go

Transportation of supplies by plane, as in Berlin

Curves inward

Part of a telephone that sits in a base station

Someone in industry who is rich and powerful

Type of underwater missile that sank the Lusitania

Puzzle 2

Volcanic Polynesian island, a US base in WW2

Glossy and shiny

Reduce, drop, e.g. prices

Possessing the ability to make one’s mind up

Country where the annual Highland Games take place

You can’t train these stones

Postponement of a punishment

Surname of Shakespeare’s Romeo

Computers designed by British codebreakers in WWII

Comic film starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny

Authentic or in good faith, from the Latin

Short, elfin hairstyle

A division, a classification

Puzzle 3

Summary of work history

Used someone’s words

Elaborately decorative

River running through Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava

Egyptian oasis in the desert south of Cairo

This symbol links compound words

Coal diggers

Downhill skiing on a winding path

Point the finger at someone

Puzzle 4

Large dogs often used as guide dogs for the blind

Top part of trousers, with elastic

Permanent ink that cannot be erased

Small salted fish found on some pizzas

Capital of Romania

Someone offensive and annoying

Altered evidence with intention to mislead

Title or address of an unmarried Italian lady

Indulging, spoiling, like in a spa

Forcibly stole goods during period of unrest

Puzzle 5

Safe, not containing any poisonous substances

Concise and clear

A nominal title conferred, rather than earned

Friction-lined plate in a car’s stopping mechanism

Marauded, stampeded


Person in charge of a restaurant kitchen

A nasal piercing for humans and for leading cattle

Country that is home to the Cameron Highlands

Iconic Italian hard cheese

People who place bets

Neck and neck

Group 327

Puzzle 1

Female property owner who leases houses

Momentum, speed

From the largest Italian island

Active volcano on Luzon in the Philippines

Lack of soundness of mind

Another name for Light Art, using neon and lasers

Italian vinegar made from grapes

TLC for your feet at a nail salon

To hit someone with a heavy club or object

Important and relevant terms or phrases

Lizards and snakes, for example, but not frogs

Portable heating ring for cooking

Ungracefully, carelessly, awkwardly

Science of spacecrafts and launch systems


Puzzle 2

Cupboards, wardrobes

Giving freely to others, altruism

Unromantic, common; lacking poetic beauty

Current name for what was once South West Africa

Chinese military of workers and peasants

Flexible flight option, outside of schedule

Make less smooth

Author of “The Canterbury Tales”

Candelabra, one of the oldest symbols in Judaism

Small red flowers associated with remembrance

Sticks to something

Liquid in which something is dissolved

In all honesty

Instructed people of plans in a formal meeting

When a dessert is served with ice cream

Puzzle 3

Historically, how Indian princes were called

To adapt to use in warfare

Thickened, emulsified

Indecency, wickedness

Propulsion measure of the Starship Enterprise

Filled with things in an untidy way


Said of gardens stretching out over a large area

Country with the highest waterfall

Third and last of Julius Caesar’s wives

Amusing, entertaining, fun

Composition or building

Puzzle 4

World’s largest river by volume

Tool for cutting vegetables thinly

Summer sport played on a grass or clay court

Propelled something using hand force

Going out

Deliver a sermon

Muscle that bends a limb or joint

Sparse, scant, revealing when applied to clothing

To have something bad happen to

Italian word for the numeral 12

North India state, borders Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal

Non-magical person in Harry Potter

Pressing, important

Puzzle 5

Owner of a DeLorean in Back to the Future

Propelling with a finger strike

Sports performed in the water

An irritating person, a younger sibling maybe

Aging like a cultivated drink

Calling for assistance over the airwaves

Four lines poem or stanza with a set rhyme pattern

Catching clothes on something sharp

Indoor swimming pool for pet guppies

Hitting the ground and rising

Group 328

Puzzle 1

City with the world’s longest metro system

Female pilot

Italian bubbly

Herds horses

Large, low-sounding percussion instrument

Cuts short

Said something without sufficient clarity

Front of the leg skeleton, protected by pads

Color associated with seagoing military

Lamenting a death

Reduces in value

Bending down low to talk to someone

Puzzle 2

DJ’s vinyl deck

Pains in the brain

Airplane stewards and stewardesses

Sweet crunchy egg white desserts

Demand, specify

Relates to yellow waxy body secretion, __ glands

Crudeness, impropriety

Sticking around

California city, home of the Queen Mary ship

Piece of text set aside and enlarged for emphasis

Brown-haired women

Puzzle 3

Biblical visitations of boils, locusts, hail, etc

Subtle difference in expression

Forces rules upon someone

To reverse creation

Slow love songs

Surname of Shakespeare’s Juliet

Creamy fish soup

At last, decisively

Bone in the upper arm

It goes with a small brush to sweep up spills

Small trace of a substance left behind

Fugitives or bandits

Flowing air

Made flat or even

Major Israeli financial center, on Mediterranean

Puzzle 4

Crumbling decaying wood that affects buildings

Covered, dusted with

Italian word that means soon

Pasta strand

Oppressive ruler

Bullfighter’s jacket

Pierce with a spear

Heavy brake for a ship

Site of ancient standing stones, Brittany, France

Did not hit, went wide of the mark

Unimportant, but interesting, facts for quizzing


Place to see artifacts

Puzzle 5

Safety harness in a vehicle

Cup with miraculous powers

US naval officer in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Next to the seashore

Spoken word version of literary work

Belligerent, argumentative

Wandered off a subject

Stripy sugary Christmas treat

Lively, term used to describe the active elderly

Decorative screen in the hearth for protection

Group 329

Puzzle 1

Lucky protective charms

A ship arriving at its destination port

Butting against, like a male sheep

Former name of Taiwan, meaning “beautiful”

Walks on two legs

Nought, zero, zilch

Course Catholic couples undertake before marriage

Rebounded, like a check

Highest surface in a room

Safeguard, conserve

Mix up a deck of cards

Puzzle 2

Old unsolved crimes opened for reinvestigation

The daily disappearance of daylight

Low-to-the-ground, long-bellied German dog


Verbally scolded, not eaten

Upside-down gymnastic maneuver

Denotes a precise location

Pastry spheres used in profiteroles

Complicated, detailed

Orders, commands

Lowest female opera-singing voice

Puzzle 3

Forage, hunt

Bony outgrowth from the back of the foot

Legal search documents

Thirst __, a drink that satisfies and sates

Head of the hive

Washable floor covering for kitchens

Makes keener, or less blunt

Slim, long unit with built-in speakers for TV

Huge, massive

Short, thin tubes of pasta; good with cheese sauce

Next astrological sign after Capricorn

Geliophobia is the fear of this

Squeeze tightly, shrink by applying pressure

A dais and also a shoe to make one look taller

Puzzle 4

Warriors of medieval and pre-modern Japan

Fictional character Alonso Quijano, aka Don __

An add-on, supplement

Ancient Greek hero with magical musical skills

Mexican food, name translates as “little donkey”

Hellish fire

Kitchen coolers

Celestial bodies

Stooping, crouching

Striking church bells to produce music

Someone shortlisted for an award

Puzzle 5

Milos __, directed One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Web browser developed by Apple

Fresh curd cheese found in Central Asia

Take these off to intensify the fight

Red-breasted birds

Recoil from attack

Astray, delinquent

Spread out, extend

Group 330

Puzzle 1

Found in bones

Most common type of tabletop puzzle

Reaction to a sudden fright

Charlie Brown’s dog

Porcelain throne

Left at the altar

Bejeweled headband used as a royal crown

Bright and gaudy

Aurangzeb was the last emperor of this empire

To remove, cover or ban certain material

The one who discriminates on basis of gender

Country nicknamed the Great White North

Have the funds to be able to pay for something

Puzzle 2

Capital of South Australia

Those who have given up their working lives

Toxic fungus, as fatal as its name suggests

Exposed stomachs

Transmitted outwards, in waves

Argus’ other name, an all-seeing 100-eyed giant

Watch a sporting contest live

Tom Hanks befriends Wilson the volleyball

Thoughts from the past

Word segment, including at least one vowel sound

When rung, it alerts homeowners to visitors

Orange swimmer won at the funfair

Transport to get up a mountain

Puzzle 3

Deficit, insufficiency of something needed

Brief, quotable remark, often by politicians

London tennis tournament

People living together in a single home

Shakespeare’s king of ancient Britain

Now commonly called an executive assistant

White residue experienced in hard water areas

Medical device for stimulating the heart

Hexed, charmed

Member of the aristocracy

To renew contact with someone, check in on them

Person who keeps watch over swimmers’ safety

Law enforcement vehicle

Spiral device for opening wine bottles

Name given to a mammal with a pouch

Strength, determination, resilience

Puzzle 4

Acting or performance groups

Gasoline is sold in these liquid units

Areas of very little rain

Mozilla’s Web browser

Taking things from others

Making a noise like a contented cat

Accused person thought guilty of a crime

Organized sporting event of boat races

Created Bilbo, Frodo, and Gandalf

Compliment, praise someone

Type of wine used to make zabaglione

Account amount

Puzzle 5

Caribbean island famous for its shorts

Unenergetic, relaxed

Copy someone’s achievement, in a respectful way

Security device with a key

Making a noise like a dog

Bruce Willis played John McClane in this series

Bear witness in a courtroom

Material used for bottles and packaging

It means orange in Spanish

Military men aboard ships

Italian music master

They provide actors with lines if they falter

Pretend medicine

Group 331

Puzzle 1

Soothing lotion for chicken pox

Full of regret, remorseful

Spiny omnivore who some keep as a pet

Not produced by machine

Person who oversees a movie’s budget

Dickens’ Tiny Tim’s hardworking father, Bob __

Bridge support

Substance that accelerates a chemical reaction


Wicker baby crib or Moses basket

Not proper or appropriate

Refreshing frozen treat served in a cone

Astronomer credited with discovering Uranus

Use of the same word to begin successive verses

Puzzle 2

Mugshot generated from witness’ descriptions

Accidentally go past, e.g. the end of a runway

Vocal musical event where everyone participates

Gave evidence

Crete’s largest city, dating back to ancient times

Dwelling in a building full of them

Misfortune, difficult situation

Another word for a watch, clock; conveys prestige

One who rides shotgun

Brothers Chris, Liam, and Luke

Administering a liquid with a needle

Relating to brothers

Disability that didn’t stop Renoir from painting

Stepped down, gave up the throne

Tiny black flower particle used on bread crusts

Element No. 95 in the periodic table

Puzzle 3

A singing group

The color of Jimi Hendrix’s haze

Father of Zeus

Stationary, not moving

Public oration, e.g. a TED Talks

In physics, it’s a particle of light

Prickly desert plant

Japanese green tea, leaves infused in water

Ocean where the island of Mauritius is located

Puzzle 4

Parchment scroll attached to doors in some homes

The medical name for the windpipe

Mosquito-spread disease

An order to appear in court

Spend money extravagantly

A plane touching down at the end of a flight

Rod for winding wool

Official ban on one country trading with another

A person’s vocabulary

Footstool for a couch

Only marsupial found north of Mexico

One who coordinates clothes and makeup for others

You can drink it

When the sea is the furthest from the shore

Commercial capital of Sri Lanka

Puzzle 5

Home to world’s largest carnivorous marsupial

Country that had the Carnation Revolution

Spreading of eyeshadow or makeup so it’s seamless

Quarter of a circle

Wade Wilson’s alter ego

Almond-flavored Italian biscuits

Glass is half full

Row, tiff

In legal terms, unable to pay debts

Fast flow of mixed earth debris

GOWalk footwear company

Group 332

Puzzle 1

State of mental disturbance, confusion, fever

Keyboard key that sits between Tab and Shift

Tiny squares of tissue paper thrown at a wedding

Raising a flag

__ shuffle, a tap dance without taps

Motorcycle sport around an oval track

Only known mammal with protective skin scales

Chemical element with an isotope called deuterium

Desiring someone else’s property

“Say hello to my little friend”

Companies that own planes

Puzzle 2

Tall leafy coconut-growers

Defeating heavily

Protection against UV rays

Ancient Greek philosopher called Father of Biology

Collection of banned people or items

The plant family to which a pineapple belongs

Dodos were native to this African island

Inventor of movable type printing press

Knitting stitch resembles a hive’s contents

Pellety animal dung from rabbits

Relaxed or pondered

Puzzle 3

Pertaining to the Middle Ages

Cooper tells of the last of these Native tribesmen

Person who leaves his country to live in another

Vegetable needed to make baba ganoush

Can be touched or felt

Shook and shuddered

Adjusting to a new environment or conditions

Frame for bottles of red, white and fizz

Spider or scorpion

When the sea is the furthest inland

Vein that carries blood from middle body to heart

Part of the ancient Greek underworld: __ Meadows

Turkey’s most populous city, but not the capital

Opposite of positive

Rebel, rogue, maverick

Settler, pioneer

Puzzle 4

Crosspiece above a door or window

Bodily reaction to food caught in throat

Lone singer

Inhabitants of Crete during the Bronze Age

The science of matter and energy

Ticket allowing travel on public road transport

Acts sorry for misdoings

Held against will

Old English epic poem translated by Seamus Heaney

Chinese name for the Yellow River

Most courageous

Surrender, give in

Masses of frozen snow covering both poles

Puzzle 5

City that Jack the Ripper targeted

Greasy white substance that covers newborns

Protective sac for pupa

Dorothy’s heartless companion

Ran quickly

Portmanteau term for first two meals of the day

Longing, craving, infatuation

People who are experts in a particular skill

Acting without sound

Country with the cities of Nice, Nantes, and Nancy

Messaged your god


Group 333

Puzzle 1

A different route

Desert-living, large-eared nocturnal rodent

Sly and sneaky

Famous for his Campbell’s soup can paintings

Related to the lower back

Explorers of underground chambers

Bruce Wayne’s secret identity

Indian region where Sikhism was founded

Belgian manufacturer of premium chocolates

Food that the French called “pomme d’amour”


Tigger likes to do this

Puzzle 2

Related to the stomach

Procession of people on horseback

Venomous injury from fanged reptile

Oscillatory motion of the moon

Legal acts of taking charge of children

Ed Norton and Brad Pitt both portray Tyler Durden

Visionary, predictive

Not physically fit or well

Distinguished, worthy of respect

Revolutionary, insurgent

Brazilian music popularized in the late 1950s

Ice pellet of hardened snow

Time moves in this direction

Pretended, imitated

Brand of premium vodka

Puzzle 3

Where you can buy something by nodding

15th Century manuscript in unknown language

Limbs spread far apart

Squash like a pancake

Stylish and chic

Rendered unable to see

Spouse of a reigning monarch

Slang for bewilder or confuse

Capital of the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia

Conned, pulled a trick for money

“Magical” science of turning metals into gold

Puzzle 4

State of overwhelming, extreme happiness

Curl remover

Site of protein synthesis in a cell’s cytoplasm

Control the rate of speed

A tip for a waiter


Antibiotics kill them


Barely touching the surface

Clear colorless minerals for amateur geologists

Rome’s opponent in the Punic Wars

Euphemism meaning to die

People from Port-au-Prince

Puzzle 5

Roberto __, Italian actor in Life is Beautiful

Beethoven’s opera about a wife freeing her husband

Long epic journey such as written about by Homer

Make bigger

In a neat fashion

An overhanging mass of snow tackled by climbers

Abdominal organs

Where an apiarist’s creatures live

Titan sea god, son of Uranus and Gaea

Caribbean nation of 700 islands off Florida coast

Person on a long journey, traveler

Country where Frederick the Great ruled

Arrange and store documents in boxes

__ and lemons, say the bells of St Clement’s

Vanquish by force

Poisonous element that causes Minamata disease

Scam artist, swindler

Smooth round stones found on beaches

Group 334

Puzzle 1

Blood feud

Regional capital of Tuscany

Fungi with white and cremini varieties

Kept out of the air

The Lion, the Witch and the __; book by C.S. Lewis

Severe windy snowstorm

Teaching a sport

Someone forcibly removed from a country

Private assembly

Red gemstone with a stellate appearance

Prolonged period of hotter than average weather

Relating to blood vessels

Tall hat worn by the Grenadier Guards

Denigrated, blamed, disparaged

Skunk pig from the Americas

Nike’s world-famous ad slogan

Someone with no title who marries into royalty


Puzzle 2

Country that shares longest border with Chile

The Roman name for Portugal

A group that promotes a common interest

Branch of medicine concerned with brain injuries

Tropical cyclone storm

Overcome with sadness

Drugs used to reduce tension

Protection from medieval arrows

Without milk, butter, etc

Knick-knacks, figurines, baubles and decorations

Last ruler of the Inca Empire, executed by Pizarro

Puzzle 3

Evening prayers in some religions

Thickly-applied paint

Sony music device for playing cassettes

Japanese dish of raw pieces of fish

Legal rights on inventions

Waterfall or cataract

One who looks after a master

Authored Anna Karenina and War and Peace

Stop from happening

Hit with an open hand

Four squared

A liquefied petroleum gas used as a barbecue fuel

Makeup __, to take off facial cosmetics

Puzzle 4

Fast athlete

Small, old, cool star, can’t be seen with the eyes

Nocturnal snake-like fish that hides in crevices

Chaos, unrest

Pressure ulcers from spending too long immobile

Scandinavian city built in 1550 by a Swedish king

Gin and vermouth drinks

Wholly, completely

Apprehended by law enforcement officers

More than one patella

Radioactive element Po discovered by Marie Curie

1934 song that enjoyed astronomical success

The capital of Chile

One who brings home the bacon

Falsely called as an “unlucky” feline

Reading carefully, thoroughly

Rid the body of poisons or impurities

Puzzle 5

Put money into a business

The capital of Albania

Bilbo Baggins is one

Sincere, honest, open

Overused phrase

Famous airline of Australia

Ross’s on-off love interest in TV sitcom Friends

Long-term glacial period

Purpose, aim

Ancient tradition of nine days of repeated prayers

Group 335

Puzzle 1

Informal name for muscle dysmorphia

Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway fight about weddings

Not afraid to give one’s opinion

Swear word, offensive language

Social network game, with planting and harvesting

Shine it on a performer

Puppet created by Carlo Collodi


Celebration, revelry

Golf trophy won at The Open Championship

An advantage given at the beginning of a race

Musical instrument also called the mouth organ

Opposes head on

Basic, fundamental

Soft fabric footwear that covers the foot only

Thomas Carlyle called it the “dismal science”

Puzzle 2

The antagonist in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice

Tall construction made of rotating blades

Place where a boat is anchored

Fleetwood Mac album with Go Your Own Way

Permeate, spread everywhere

Residential roads

Taken away

Zebras are covered in black and white ones


Queen of the fairies, her king is Oberon

Puzzle 3

Places where apples are grown

Letter carrier

Property owner with tenants

New York theatreland, the “Great White Way”

Roman charioteer goddess atop the Brandenburg Gate

Elicited a reaction from someone

Tufts of hair that swirl in different directions


The scientific study of cells

Ran across a sports pitch without one’s clothes

Enemy of Optimus Prime

Absolute, with no question

Fried or toasted bread cubes in a Caesar salad

Puzzle 4

Writers of song words

Not invited, a presence that is not wanted

Hogwarts’s house identified by a snake

Tightest, most revealing clothes

Blank expression to avoid giving information away

Animal hormone that helps with sleep

Naval ship, usually under the water

Early, preliminary round of a sporting competition

Mars’s colorful nickname

Stubborn, strong-willed

War among the Greek gods

Fluent, persuasive speaking

Temporary substitute

Puzzle 5

Indian bay, shares its name with a big cat

Star of I, Tonya, Australian actress Margot __

These rings are a promise of virginity, fidelity

Deep violet blue color

Grievance against another

Japanese spicy “horseradish”

Large, bright-colored billed bird

Mocks, ridicules

Element with the chemical symbol I

Chaise longue that can be used for sleeping

Group 336

Puzzle 1

Fat Tuesday celebration

In golf, initial movement when the club moves away

Government with a small group holding power

Secrets are stolen in dreams in this film

Walkway beneath a road

Lengthens a piece of elastic material

Fabric for covering one’s hair

Distinctive musical theater gesture

He wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Bad breath

Nationality of someone from Taipei

“Come hell or __”, through difficult circumstances

Deftness, nimbleness

Puzzle 2

Lady and gent to share the cost of a meal

Show of boldness meant to impress

Nicaraguan counter-revolutionaries of the 1980s

Body used in science

North African capital, name means “Three cities”

Non-indexed computer networks and thus hidden

Fine coating of ice found on rocks

Skill, aptitude, competence

Long loose dresses, worn by men and women

French verse form of six stanzas of six lines each

It’s not normal

Cleansing liquid removes grit from visual organs

Shock suddenly

Puzzle 3

A corrupted representation

Humorous rhyming poem with five lines

Someone who supports a set of ideas

Once called Catherine Archipelago, the __ Islands

Commemorative object or event

Battling on horseback with lances

Roman leader who won the Battle of Actium

Arthur Read is this type of animal

Uncontrolled descent

One million sold records receive this status


Color scheme of a painting

A cross used in maths to denote addition

Puzzle 4


Meeting space for higher-ups

Medical tests on red and white cells


Jack __ was all work and no play in The Shining

Founding Father and second US President

Beating, overcoming

Outer layer of the skin

Natives of Tirana or Durres, for example

Heating something up again

American-born wife of Jordan’s King Hussein

Deep pit worker

Formless, shapeless, nebulous


Puzzle 5

Hardly, scarcely

Stages, periods

Not just a game, this is a gathering of monkeys

Beating someone in a video game

Ancient Italians

Canada’s second largest province in area

Painting technique done on wet plaster on walls

Cloth sample

White dwarf star that emits radiation

Group 337

Puzzle 1

Guess without evidence, assume or suppose

Garden of artfully placed stones and alpine plants

African country bordering the Strait of Gibraltar

Manufacturing plant

Breaks in and steals from a property

Dionysus, to the Romans

Chinese philosopher, follower of Confucianism

Discussed, politely argued

Country where actor Keanu Reeves was born

Destination for those traveling by plane

Arch enemy

High ranking army officer

Puzzle 2


Child’s companion

Rod-shaped bacterium

Overindulgent, deadly sin

Swept-over men’s hairstyle for covering baldness

Billy Joel’s first hit single

Rubbery substance used in some implants

Recorded the features of a piece of land

Alicia Silverstone stars as Cher in this 90s movie

Coffee-flavored liqueur created with Jamaican rum

Prevent from

Acrobatic, fast-paced Brazilian martial art

Standbys in times of military need

About to happen, pending

Mute character in traditional pantomime

Drop a level, model or class

Respond with excessive emotion

The Statue of Liberty sculptor

Being representative of

Where the seat of a bishop is found

Metalloid discovered by chemist Clemens Winkler

Add commas, periods, question marks, etc.

Pieces of music sung by a man to his lover

To scold

Amethysts, emeralds, garnets, diamonds

Second life of a caterpillar

Puzzle 4

French city known for its production of porcelain

South African dried meat strips

Cutting back branches to encourage growth

Metallic element Bi, used as a lead substitute

First Norman King of England: __ the Conqueror

Protective clothing worn by a surfer

Young aspiring actress

Codenames, assumed names

Give false alarm

Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg __

Formal pieces of headwear, tall and black

Capital of the Western Roman Empire

Lead an orchestra

Gomez and Morticia’s son in The Addams Family

Puzzle 5

Current name for the city of Bombay, India

He abdicated the throne in 1936: __ VIII

Tattered around the edges

Stage name of the late DJ Tim Bergling


Ice hockey players wear them on their feet

Street robber

Oliver Twist is one

The act of paying someone for the use of something

The spire on a castle

Every seven days

Preserving meat with smoke or salt

They use halos

Object or idea that becomes an obsession

__ Weasley, father of Ron, Ginny plus five more


Group 338

Puzzle 1

Quill-covered herbivore

Prison escape

Rich business magnates with political influence

Scatter these on cupcakes or ice cream

Nepalese city once known as Manju-Patan

TV sitcom about a company workplace

Cleanse, sanitize

One of the large pumping chambers of the heart

Person on trial accused of committing a crime

Spanish percussion instruments used by dancers

Encircles, encompasses

Number of pieces on a chess board

__ challenge, worldwide ALS cause

Handheld elastic catapult

Puzzle 2

Shutting a door loudly

American word for what Britons call a pram

Finishing blow

Convenience store on a small scale

Fan-shaped molluscs

Cultured, not considered vulgar

Largest city in Brazil

Aerospace industry’s corrosion-resistant metal, Ti

Thinking deeply and unhappily



Warning signs

Revamp, modernize

Puzzle 3

Fried desserts with a hole in the center

Country bordering Costa Rica to the north

Secret places to conceal oneself

Put out a book

Principal wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten

Mammal that lays eggs

“__ itch”, infidelity urge and Marilyn Monroe film

B-52’s amorous dwelling

Dancing film with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis

Making a high-pitched cry, like a mouse

A solid figure with more than 6 faces

Lapse, omission

Becomes acquainted with

Pain in the mouth

Country where Mel Gibson began his acting career

Puzzle 4

French high-kicking stage dance

Object at rest stays at rest, Newton’s law of __



Reveal to public gaze

Jostle, manhandle

Appoint someone to an official religious role

Restrictive undergarment

The river that runs through Baghdad

Compliment, congratulate, laud

Filmmaker James Cameron’s largest grossing film

Modus operandi

Italian city nicknamed Bride of the Sea

Puzzle 5

Vase occupants

Israeli lake, Biblical sea that Christ walked on


Last U.S. President assassinated while in office

Nobility and composure

Saffir, scale that measures hurricane strength

Northwest __, sea route connects Arctic to Pacific

Ascertain spoken word without sound

Cold dish of raw seafood and citrus

Material from which baseball gloves are made

Insanity, like King George

Group 339

Puzzle 1

Mix up a pack of playing cards again

One of its nicknames is the Lion City


Class below bantamweight in boxing

Adjectives and adverbs in grammar

Malala __, youngest recipient of a Nobel Prize

A cornucopia symbolizes this

Wavering, hesitant

Not having a will before dying

Cleaning vigorously

Long-tongued color-changing lizard

Can be detached

A design with repeated lines and shapes

Buttons, zippers, snaps, etc

Month when Swaziland celebrates its independence

A shift that starts at midnight

Henry the __, Portuguese prince and patron

Musical instrument listed first alphabetically

Puzzle 2

Rod Stewart No.1 hit of 1983 about a past love


Hole in a tire

To publicly support a cause

Supermarket counter selling summery cold foods

To remove hair from man’s body for cosmetic effect

It cures what ails you

Pink bird with a long neck and legs

Talking or behaving suggestively, coyly

Toss the rock and jump on the numbered block

Hitchcock movie about spying and romance in WW2

Fluent in two languages

Taking the core out of something

Drug that makes a person feel sleepy

Device to help music students play in rhythm

Lively, full of spirit

Paulo Coelho’s tale of a shepherd boy, The __

Tool for making holes without electricity

Small-scale representation

Puzzle 4

Plane operators

To make unauthorized alterations

“When Doves Cry” singer

Mel __, actor of Mad Max and Lethal Weapon fame

What fencers say when they touch blades

“Almas” from Iran, the world’s most expensive __

Standard layout on English-language keyboards

Audition, trial


City whose highest point is Lykavittos Hill

Repetitive movement when waiting for news


Fanciful behavior or humor

Underhand, shifty

Condensed water floating in the sky

Early writing utensils

Puzzle 5

Sewer’s protection

Chase and apprehend

Glue and material fixing a cover to a book’s pages

Hug, hold, envelop

Polydactyl ones have more than twenty toes

Dish-shaped receptacle for smokers

Trinidad’s sung genre mixes comment and patois

Odious, nasty

Figurines placed in ancient Egyptian tombs

Optical sphere on the face

Detailed navigation entries, a nautical diary

Small, portable grill

Group 340

Puzzle 1

Grapples with

The world’s lowest country

Sea-floor dwellers, both eyes on one side of head

Floating unsecured

Removes minerals from the ground

40 in the Italian language

A young waterbird with webbed feet

Generic name for the opioid antagonist Narcan

Baz __, film director of Strictly Ballroom


Take money from the bank

Time in prison

Describes the varying lengths of skirts

What you are until proven guilty

Holiness, spirituality

Puzzle 2

__ del Toro, The Shape of Water director

A glimmer of happiness to cling on to

Block-building game

Choosing not to participate

Harsh-tempered or overbearing woman

The __, Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings part II

Show about Samantha and Darrin Stephens

Groups of atoms bonded together

Sacred writing or text

Prophetic, with foresight

Hide blemishes with this makeup product

Something liked over something else

Olive holder

Puzzle 3


As September starts, the nights get __

Illuminated by solar rays

Four equal sides

Crunchy and light

US president after whom a dam is named

Fancy name for book pages

Wooded area

Demand forcefully to have something

Term for three consecutive strikes in bowling

Continuous deep, resonant sound, like thunder

Puzzle 4

Seasonal wind in Asia that causes heavy rains

One in a series of a television show

African country with the largest Yoruba population

Austrian rolled pastry with filling, usually apple

Twist and turn

The largest planet in the Solar System

Field for a horse or pony

Pretended, falsified

High-ranking naval officer

Alleges someone is responsible for a crime

Become smaller or less important, diminish

Language that has the expression “hakuna matata”

Travel in a stolen car

Stick for playing billiards

At a brisk tempo

Small house

The opposite of silent movies

Puzzle 5

The __, Chaplin film about the Klondike

Le __, daily tabloid based in French capital

Craft of picture-making with rolled paper strips

Copious amounts of food or drink

Margin between forehead and locks

__ Island, tale of buried booty marked with an X

Indian leader Gandhi’s first name

Of the eight original V8 vegetables, the main one

Unable to sleep

Country that has an annual Hogmanay celebration

Noisy, high-pitched dog toy

Archaic term meaning shortly afterwards

Not having any discomfort

The bullet point after thirdly

Flight to __, Louis XVI’s dash to safety

Cat breed, not with a short coat

Country where Mahathir Mohamad was Prime Minister