Under the sea

Group 21

Puzzle 1

Popular cocktail allegedly created in Mexico
Another name for surgery
Unscrupulous tradesman
A floating residence
Where the highest mountains are
Bacteria that do not require oxygen
Spacecraft in Galaxy Quest
Gentleman’s __, aka GQ magazine
Occupation of the fictional character Popeye
Meaning a prosperous or flourishing colony, “abad”
Large maze, intricate paths, hard to solve
Vertical drop like the Niagara or Iguazu falls
Stimulation of action or determination towards one
Computer electronic circuit on small plate
The oldest tennis tournament in the world
HBO’s sensual version of vampire genre

Puzzle 2

Moses separated this to free his people
Fraternize with
James __, actor, filmmaker, author, speaker
Shallow pond, natural or artificial
Tiny nation called “The Warm Heart of Africa”
Company that first produced the gummy bear
Two or more people in agreement
Forza Motorsport 6 is a __ video game
Mauricio __, Peruvian politician
Everyone related to you is your __
__ pig: small rodent that is also a pet

Puzzle 3

Tropical mosquito-borne disease; deadly
Leo __, author of War and Peace
Center mass of a cell, holds chromosomes
Art style of 17th century Europe
A long blade attached to the barrel of a gun
Transparent quartz
Hostile to rivalry; worries about unfaithfulness
A bend in a sinuous watercourse or river
Baseball position behind the batter
Standard
Trading __, reality TV show about wife swapping
Person who confirms and certifies a person’s death
It is better to give than to __

Puzzle 4

A watercourse or creek in an arid region
Tight-fitting undergarment worn by ladies
Child’s toy; dangerous desert snake
A __ was a common good luck charm in Egypt
European river, once Roman Empire boundary
Genderless term for husband or wife
To take something away from a place or area
Thin Greek pastry dough, also spelled filo
Clear protective coating put on some artwork
__ incident, Morocco site of French-German rivalry
Helena __ Carter, Harry Potter villain
A sort of Cajun-Caribbean blues

Puzzle 5

The word for 18 in German
Nightcrawler and __ actor, Jake Gyllenhaal
Woodwind instrument used in Hungarian music
Nobleman ranking next below an earl
Echinoderm belonging to the class Asteroidea
A large area of land covered with ice
A period of six months
Cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City
Elastic protein of the skin, bone, and tissues
To adorn something with ornaments
Custom device to hold teeth in position
Like a cauliflower with green heads

Group 22

Puzzle 1

Cinema __, film that is a homage to the cinema
Imaginative, artistic
Difference between things having similar natures
Legal, political drama about a cheating politician
A naked-eye observation; __ horse-riding
One of the Great Lakes of North America
They say he played possessed by the devil
Top element of periodic table
Fear of poison
Christian expeditions to Jerusalem in Middle Ages
Estadio Santiago __, Madrid royal stadium

Puzzle 2

Christian holiday celebrated 50 days after Easter
American health supplements brand
Memorial and museum in Oświęcim, Poland
Hollywood dubbed him the Man of a 1000 faces
St. __, pre ER and Grey’s Anatomy medical drama
Brass, like a tuba, smaller; can have a second bell
Closely trimmed curved bones of pork (or beef)
Not the author’s real name
Heavily-visited online encyclopedia
To check if the government is acting correctly
“Sandbox” building video game of textured cubes
Dead without a will
Estuarine __ is the largest living reptile

Puzzle 3

Round container; unit of measure
Building where cars are parked
Mascara, lipstick, etc; usually worn on the face
To repeat words from memory; related to poetry
2015 Adam Sandler, Kevin James movie
Invertebrate with porous body, no organs
Simplifies mobile electronic purchases, digital __
To be scared
Express formal consent to a treaty or contract
Mayor __, Springfield’s corrupt politician

Puzzle 4

This element makes up 78% of the air you breathe
Water falling over a surface; waterfall
Long-distance running race, 42.195 kilometres
Sound, characters, or visual cue to gain access
Arthur __, Latin teacher of Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Island in California that used to be a prison
Ira and George __, brothers and songwriters
Reality show about people in the wild doing tasks
It keeps hair in place
Something that does not vary
Fugu is a __ delicacy that contains a nerve toxin

Puzzle 5

Eel-shaped, slime-producing fish
Tube used to breathe underwater
Occurs in a specific region or population
TV show about a family in Renaissance Italy
Walt __, American poet
Bright purple-red, not fuchsia
A love story
Doctor __, 1965 film starring Omar Sharif
Not up to __ = unsatisfactory
Set of kettledrums in an orchestra
Sonar and laser are examples of this
People who are able to break into computers

Group 23

Puzzle 1

Someone who works in a home
Death’s walking stick, farming tool
1960’s solo dance, knees bent, palms flat
Safety device in a car
Polished stone; glass ball used in games
Mutant Professor
__ puncture, spinal fluid removed, spinal tap
Plants’ waste essential to human life
To connect, to see eye-to-eye
Berry Gordy’s music label
Customer of professional services

Puzzle 2

Dog from the underworld from worldwide mythology
Cooking vessel used for preparing cheesy meal
The Spanish painter of Las Meninas
One of the houses in the War of the Roses
Greatest film director, in Bergman’s opinion
Academic degree awarded by universities
Fan worms strain water through their __
Nickname of New Zealand’s rugby team
Italian sweet bread loaf made for Christmas
Singer/song writer of Candle in the Wind
A run-down hotel
Person responsible for where to go on boat
Large prized crab from western US
Not made up of cells or complete cells
__ Carmelites, Spanish monastic community

Puzzle 3

Country in Europe, Berlin is the capital
When you graduate high school, you get a __
Henri __ painted The Snail
Grease __, aircraft mechanics
Egg-based baked dish; means puffed
Japanese technology company, laptops, TVs
Jerry __, Gooding Jr. shouted “Show Me the Money”
Palace of the Moorish kings in Seville, Spain
Hugely popular modeling compound
__ wrasse cleans parasites from fish
Stiff plastic strand on a toothbrush
Blue whales are the __ marine animals

Puzzle 4

Line that goes from one corner to the opposite one
Weapon that shoots bolts from a stock
Rio soccer stadium, venue of 1950 World Cup final
Determined, unwavering
Birth country of singer Rihanna
Unit of measure of storage in a computer
Operation led by Germans to assassinate Hitler
Cousin to dolphins with different nose and teeth
__, or Seed Shrimp, is a tiny crustacean in oceans
A small deep cooking pot with a handle
Someone who steers a ship
__ chips and salsa

Puzzle 5

Jingoist
Staple of Central American cuisine eaten with rice
Ross seals are only found on the __ ice
The plucking of strings. Also known as __
Extinct giant shark, grew to 65 feet long
Faithful to the end
This professional keeps an office running
He could turn the things he touched into gold
Long car used to transport important people
Mechanical marvel used to cut yards
What a company needs to pay; opposite of asset
Capital of Nepal
Infants cry a lot when these are growing in
India’s movie industry

Group 24

Puzzle 1

A closed space, usually a bedroom
Comedy with Warren Beatty as a hairdresser
The __ Link, TV game show first appeared in the UK
__ Brown and Snoopy are inseparable
__ in the Sun, Violent Femmes hit
The giant squid is one of the largest __
Container for carrying water when outdoors
Antagonist that actually means “farmhand”
A passage or path
The science or study of the management of funds
Gift brought to a party
Very intelligent social sea mammal

Puzzle 2

Nemertea; __ worms or proboscis worms
Large endangered marine mammal
Long romantic song
High Fidelity and Say Anything star, John __
He serves food to people
Alaska was purchased from this country
Connected to the Internet
The most recent item; current, new
Vertical support, usually decorative pillar
Leafy herb can be used like lettuce
Doctor Who’s lifetime enemies

Puzzle 3

Device used to light up an area, with oil
Inigo __, a main character in The Princess Bride
Tom Cruise, __ Impossible actor
Homo __, primate about 3/4 size of humans
This rock monarch sang about a Blue Christmas
Cisco __, company sells networking equipment
Crustaceans in the ocean, similar to pillbugs
Landlocked country in African Great Lakes region
Waves that disappear quickly
French pastry, puffy bread
Unhappiness, grief
Arctic whale with long tusk on its head

Puzzle 4

Happening too soon or earlier than usual
Abstinence is a __ restrain
Type of coding used to create links
To catch, seize, arrest
Figurative Colombian artist, __ Fischer
The Central Criminal Court in the UK
Right-hand side of a vessel on the sea
Movement of a limb away from your body
Fruit; staple in desserts; flavoring for drinks
In a play, a member of the audience
__fish has lots of spines, can inflate

Puzzle 5

To lose consciousness
Non-commissioned Army officer
What shouldn’t be mixed with pleasure
Where wealthy take their money to pay less taxes
Form of baseball played with a larger ball
Lighter than air item, balloon
Country in western Africa, capital is Yaounde
Crustaceans with indigo shell, Maryland famous
This Beatles’ wife was stolen by Eric Clapton
__ seals have large, long noses

Group 25

Puzzle 1

Small fish eaten on pizza and other foods
Boulevard, public garden, park having a walkway
One horned, mythical horse
What both dying and living should be
Eels are long-bodied fish that live in __ waters
Sabre tiger, well-known extinct animal
A container in which food is cooked with hot vapor
Without help, relief, assistance
Specialty item worn on a necklace or brooch
Rupophobia is the fear of __ or dirt
Feeling when all hope is lost
Samuel __, Irish avant-garde playwright
George Bush, the father, Middle East conflict

Puzzle 2

Spelunking is __ caves
Russian Orthodox Church holiday observed January 7
She was killed by an asp bite
Power to persuade someone to do something
Lack of knowledge or awareness
All things that occur in a certain environment
Name given to an espresso with added water
It’s the end of the world as we know it and __
A small entrance hall or anteroom, lobby
Mickey Mouse __, animated series since 2006
Blockbuster based on Mario Puzo’s novel
Tropical perch-like ocean creature
Garment worn under a skirt or a dress
Cryptid creature from East Africa

Puzzle 3

To coerce, make, obligate
One that creates a new product style
A position and form of affection between two people
King __, or Kingfish, food fish in the Atlantic
Cord used to secure the edges of shoes
Sons and daughters of human parents
Facial expression created with computer keyboard
Greatest dog sled race in the world
World’s largest auditing firm, tax experts
Early 20th century short documentary
Birthplace of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Tropical fish with dragon-like fins and eyes
A death in war time is a __ of war
May it really happen to one’s blood

Puzzle 4

A condition to guide present and future decisions
Greek gorgon who could turn people into stone
__ fish have wing-like pectoral fins
Country bordered by Congo, Zambia and Namibia
To push or force someone to do something
Scissors used to cut lambs wool
__ decompress as they float to the surface
Muscle in the mouth, contains taste buds
__ Davis, a pirate
Bugs Bunny is on __ Tunes
Large piece of property; elaborate house
Territory
Serious disease also astrological sign

Puzzle 5

Wrote Gulliver’s Travels, __ Swift
A kind of menorah is lit during this festivity
Species of tuna highly prized
The __, movie soundtrack included Mrs. Robinson
__ Arcimboldo, Italian portrait painter
Paper item for mailing a letter in
People watching a performance
Marine carnivores like seals and walruses
They are informally called ice
Manager of a school, film, production
Widening of a blood vessel, can rupture
Jar or box in a kitchen to hold flour, etc
Baby transport contraption

Group 26

Puzzle 1

Leafy Sea __ has seaweed-like camouflage
Mr. Hyde’s medical counterpart
To reach a conclusion from the evidence shown
Keyboard made to be superior to standard one
Largest rainforest in the world
Items for choosing, something that can be picked
Peter __ bought Manhattan Island
Meal that serves as both breakfast and lunch
__ Girl, TV show about a mysterious blogger
In finances, a __ asset can be converted into cash
Chemical element with symbol C and atomic number 6
Dental piece made to replace a missing tooth

Puzzle 2

Child sacrifice done by the Incas during famine
Lance __, American former cyclist
Former US host of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Disease with serious outbreak in Brazil in 2015
Pasta made in solid sticks
Annual gathering in a state with rides, etc
Interest leading to inquiry
Swiss cantons __ Innerrhoden and __ Ausserrhoden
In business, person in charge of money
Aum __, Japanese doomsday cult
Reading of someone’s future from hand lines
This gum is more known for helping addicts
Traditional beer mug, common in Germany

Puzzle 3

Voice change, rough, raspy, lower, strained
Base of Kronos and Titans during Titanomachy war
Computer key allows you to flee
To lie or sit in a relaxed position, spread out
Someone training for a position, often unpaid
McDonald’s classic with its own song
Rugby event with less than half of normal players
Someone born to your aunt or uncle
__ fish have long, thin bodies, long jaws
__ Canal, connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
Prawns are usually __ than normal shrimp

Puzzle 4

Island country in Pacific, capital is Majuro
Don’t open this indoors
Black __, uniquely pigmented jaguars and leopards
Spoken primarily in the Kashmir Valley
Enlarged veins usually found in the legs
Small Andean stringed instrument
Yellowish skin caused by high bilirubin levels
Milla __, actress of Resident Evil
Small, rectangular-shaped gem
Free from war, strife, commotion, or violence
Predator fish from Australia’s rocky shores
Called hickey in America
Cod are food fish found in the __ Ocean

Puzzle 5

The brain is the head of the central __ system
Hole formed by the wave action of the sea
George S. __, a bright Broadway playwright
Papal home, landlocked nation
Wide-mouthed construction equipment
Song turned into a hit by Aretha Franklin
Love interest of Pip in Great Expectations
Bright red-orange; a player in the game Clue
Baked dessert with filling and covered with batter
Put this over a wound to help it heal
Very thoughtful, usually sad

Group 27

Puzzle 1

An official document conferring a right or privilege
Blues royalty with two initials as his first name
Scooby’s human best friend
Method of preparing food; preserved; cured
Female mythological creature, Medusa
Type of antelope in Africa, also a type of car
House __, prisoner in one’s own home
Feeling cold, shivering, usually with a fever
__ counter is used to detect radiation
Queen Conch is a large __ sea snail
Jewish prophet who gave his name to a book
Two-shelled mollusc, found on shoreline rocks
Square cloth or paper mouth cleaner
Hair style of Native Americans and punk rockers
An artist’s lifework

Puzzle 2

Prime meridian used as reference for maps
This saint is celebrated every February in the US
__ ship: designed to carry cargo
Produces, creates
Someone who maintains a property
US salad made with eggs, meat, cheese and lettuce
Plant Jack climbed in the fairy tale
Rebel slave leader who fought against the Romans
Ground force unit with two or more companies
Device that cooks food by exposing it to radiation
A means of guaranteeing protection or safety
Draw with small dots
NPC means Non-Player __

Puzzle 3

__ is the largest ray in the oceans
__ Huston, star of The Addams Family
Skillful strategies for military movements
Important city in the Mayan classical period
Two or more atoms combined chemically
Chinese art of arranging objects for well-being
Cut food into tiny pieces, like matchsticks
Discontinue little by little
Full-contact combat sport, precursor of UFC
Small upright swimming fish with equine head

Puzzle 4

Mollusc with spiral shell and tentacles
Supreme leader of Iran in 2016, Ali __
Fear of jumping from high places: __phobia
Building where business is done
Western drama series based in Dodge City
Feeling of compassion or pity for someone
Amusement park “home” to scare and amuse
Alcoholic drink with wine and soda water
Separation, opposite of multiplication
Narrow topographic depressions on the sea floor
A male that’s nice to look at
Flow of water moving in a particular direction
Scrabble is a __ for two to four players
City in Nevada sung by Elvis Presley
Long-handled bartending utensil

Puzzle 5

Your parent’s father
Sheets of soft material used for stuffing quilts
Edible sea snail
A sign of an illness or disease
This horizontal line cuts the Earth in half
Accumulated wealth for business
Post Civil War western series at the Ponderosa
Reverend __, Springfield’s pastor
__ of heaven, ancient Chinese governing belief
Tom __, Rage Against the Machine guitarist
Mary Poppins starred Dick __ as the male lead

Group 28

Puzzle 1

Reproduction of information without permission
Queensland __ has comb-like teeth
Millions speak this language in Western Africa
Something you cast your vote on
Pickle condiment, or to enjoy some memories
The capital of Turkey
Black __, dark weekday after Thanksgiving
Feel unhappy about someone’s actions
Football league intended for young children
Sleepy __ was directed by Tim Burton in 1999
A sea __ is circular and covered in long spines

Puzzle 2

Mrs __, movie starring Robin Williams
A dictionary of geographical names
To fall off a ship
Electric cord makes it easier to use appliances
The lark __, V. Williams piece for violin
Neurologists specialize in __ of nervous disorders
Long, slender fish found in the Pacific Ocean
Sweet board game invented by polio victim
Pogo is a possum and Albert an __
Acting on the spur of the moment
Conflict involving Greeks, a woman and a horse
Popular team sport in Asian countries
French writer of the naturalistic school
Pirate port in Jamaica
Someone who maintains a website

Puzzle 3

Cephalopod with eight arms and two rows of suckers
Place where foods are put into containers
The most grumbling of the Marx brothers
Popular fish in the U.S.
A mechanical piece of equipment
Lower part of the ear with large blood supply
Samurai sacred rules
Bush, the son, got this Iraqi dictator
Several shrubs, honeysuckle
He painted The Three Dancers
Failure to attend a class

Puzzle 4

Greatest figure in Russian Romanticism
The whales that sing
Sand timer; body type
David Bowie, the __ of rock
Side dish from Southern states made with maize
Work done usually for a limited time
Old-timer, senior citizen, elderly person
A system of living organisms; a barrier
The state of being spread out or transmitted
Small southern African nation, Kingdom of eSwatini
Main Incan deity who created all living things

Puzzle 5

Famous stock market index first published in 1885
A fancy delicacy or small trinket
Beauty is in the eye of the __
Equipment for breathing underwater
Place where prescriptions are filled
Most common type of household battery
Where military members live on base
Saying hello to someone
On site journalist
Black cat said to haunt the Scottish Highlands
__ Dead, band that had bears as mascots
Quedagh __, Indian ship captured by William Kidd
Anna __, character who commits adultery
Most common pitch in baseball
Denoting grammatical person, a __ pronoun
Process of producing books, etc by using machinery
Superficial compliance with the law
__ teeth are also called premolars

Group 29

Puzzle 1

When one thing partially covers another
Superman home planet, noble gas
Related to the Dugong, large sea mammal
Roman goddess of wisdom and divine counsel
Mackerel is a food fish with __ backs
Musical instrument with a small, key-shaped frame
A popular way of dressing during a particular time
Patrick __, France’s 2014 Nobel of Literature
Person who works in the army
Equipment other than a yoke of a draft animal
Small areas off walls of larger rooms
Significant city in Ancient Mesopotamia

Puzzle 2

Moveable symbol to show where pointer is
Handgun with only one chamber
Comes from a Greek word meaning choice
__ Island, South African prison that held Mandela
To hear what someone is saying attentively
To actively not notice someone or something
Ren and __ loved toilet humor and craziness
Casts protect __ bones
Bright bird, usually yellow or orange with black
Water __, appliance that makes warm showers possible
The loudness of music on a device
Plural of leaf, pile of them off a tree
__ Dodger, Oliver Twist pickpocketer
2015 James Bond star, __ Craig

Puzzle 3

Coral live in __ and make up the reefs
Small onions, used in the same way as regular ones
Marky Mark __, actor, singer, rapper, model
__ Gymnastics, sport with balls, hoops and more
To remove troops from a combat area
__ Crusoe, novel by Daniel Defoe
Sea __ is a squishy, sausage-shaped animal
Name given to an abnormal curvature of the back
Data that proves the facts
Amusement park attraction aka log ride
Latin term often used to refer to another self
Road going over another

Puzzle 4

Something that is old and collectible
Strong Mexican liquor, reality TV star surname
Organic matter being recycled, usually a heap
Child-eating hobgoblin from Celtic mythology
Eternal vigilance is its price
Scientist known for lectures on physics
The wicked witch of the west in a Broadway musical
Country bordered by China, Laos and Cambodia
Verbatim
Barophobia: fear of __
Freedom from vanity or boastfulness
Big mouth, stubby fish that can change its sex
20th __ Fox

Puzzle 5

Mickey Mouse first appeared in __ Willie
Web __, programmer of the web sites
Underwater vessel
A rock and roll festival and a Peanuts character
Vague, uncertain
Folding fan knife with two handles aka balisong
Etymologically, out of breath
Wooden, romantic cutlery
Ramallah is the administrative center of __
This act involves the performer’s disappearance
Charlie and the __ Factory starring Johnny Depp
Father of Liberalism, inspired US revolution

Group 30

Puzzle 1

Food retailers
This game is known as checkers in the US
Fop, dandy
Hake is a __ with a long body and large head
Super smart person; Superman’s android foe
These lines will never cross
First name of prodigious composer
The starting points of philosophical arguments
__ theft, stealing someone’s information; a crime
Wax used in pedicures and manicures
__ Woolf, known for stream of consciousness writings
Frying appliance uses hot air, not oil
Tooth between canine and molar
Hector’s little son thrown from a rock

Puzzle 2

One fourth of a year
Timetables, programs, dockets, schedules
Dry white wine from Burgundy
School’s caretaker, normally locks things up
Hurricane __ devastated New Orleans in 2005
Invasions, raids
Meet the Fockers and Zoolander actor, Ben __
The __ Race: a world racing competition
Japanese hand drum that consists of a wooden body
Large marine mammal, not actually a feline
City where the NBA was founded in 1946
To share a ride
Medicine used for pain and to thin blood
Hand implements used in food preparation or eating
File hosting service
A symbol of Judaism since ancient times

Puzzle 3

Widely cultivated legume; makes a famous butter
Randy __ one of the best known film composers
__ Dumpty, English nursery rhyme about eggs
Violent conflict, fighting
To perturb, upset, dishearten, daunt
Flowers naturally associated with the Netherlands
Crown-of is a large starfish that eats coral
__ Break, FOX TV show about escaping from jail
Person who shoots a bow and arrow
__ seals are small, earless, live in Arctic
Application that communicates with a remote server
Nautical unit of depth; to understand something

Puzzle 4

Stationary metal bells, hit by hammers for sound
Spiders and similar creepy
Government’s finance and taxation department
Mad __, not so festive gathering with hatted man
“Jumping” frying, usually with vegetables
Culture responsible for first written language
Medieval play about the birth of Jesus
Father of linguistics and developer of sign theory
Rocco and His __, movie with Alain Delon
Quebec’s largest city, former home to the Expos
Small furry mammal from North Pacific
Related to hens
Braiding of narrow strips, crop hair style
Agent, something causing diseases
Jellystone’s most infamous picnic thief

Puzzle 5

Italian artist and inventor, __ da Vinci
Capital of Syria
Alvin, the __, is the lead singer of his group
According to the saying, what beggars can’t be
Gigantic, huge, a __ effort
On the day after today
Sea __ are huge creatures in many different forms
Enrique __, Spanish composer of Goyescas
International __ Fund, aka IMF
Tailor-made costume for women
Torpedo-looking fish in the pike family
Military foot soldiers, first wave of attacks

Group 31

Puzzle 1

Tiny marine organism, Mr. Krabs’ nemesis
There is no place __
Spanish vegetable soup
Automotive doctor often covered in grease
Small marine animal of the Malacanthidae family
Wealthy older woman in Dickens’ Great Expectations
Military leave of absence for enlisted persons
Balkan capital on the Danube River
Mobster who crumbled to tax evasion
Roaming about stealthily

Puzzle 2

Thick sideburns, __ chops
Self-portrait shared on social media
Not formal
Conch is a shellfish with a large __ shell
Lingua __, also known as trade language
Winnie’s low-energy burro friend
Italian island where the Mount Etna volcano erupts
Small fork used for eating __ at wine tastings
Large citrus fruit, great for juice
beat, cadence
Solid floor or bottom of the ocean
__ Heller, American novelist who wrote Catch-22

Puzzle 3

Etch a design into a hard object, usually names
Centers for __ Control and Prevention
Proposed the term “schizophrenia” in 1908
Prolific English writer of science fiction
Large metal plates struck together or with a stick
Waterfalls on the US-Canada border
Title of ancient Indian emperor
Vizier to Djoser, healer god
Oral or written description of events
You can’t teach them new tricks
Sour liquid used for pickling and in dressings
Duracell or Energizer are brands of this
Group of players who try to score points
Unintended facial hair, need for a shave

Puzzle 4

Substance created by mold that damages the liver
Baseball player known as the Iron Horse
Remains of a ship that crashed
Hand, foot, outer limb of the body
Area where land and water meet
Holiday celebrated on December 25
Fear of your home
American actor who died prematurely in 1955
They cling to you, even against your will
“Peppered bread”, Italian Christmas cake

Puzzle 5

Nerve layer in the back of the eye
Water spirit in the form of a horse
Changes the sound of a vowel, in German
Ruud __, captained Dutch, 1988 Euro winning squad
Ruling government in power
Tower built for 1889 World’s Fair in Paris
__ Games, trilogy of books later on big screen
Public road through a town or city
Japanese gangster or member of a crime syndicate
Biblical character whose power rested in his hair
SPAM, popularly short for __ ham

Group 32

Puzzle 1

Wiener __, a well-known Austrian dish
Sega’s final home console from the late 90’s
Papillae that sense sweet, sour, bitter, salty
Pirates of the __: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Dwelling on the top floor of a building
Mecca of American country music
__ de Goya painted Witches’ Sabbath
Licensed dental professional; teeth cleaning
Distance event includes running, swimming, biking
A change to a constitution, US has 27
Too eager to offer advice not asked for
Plastic popular in pipes aka PVC

Puzzle 2

Popular social media, blogging website
The city where Batman lives
Course of planks on a ship, hull, deck, etc
Ship or boat; a drinking container
Croat capital on Sava River
All white cetacean with no dorsal fin
Josef __, Soviet leader during World War II
Group of sports teams that compete
Person or company that sells items
Mother or father
Blanket-like cloak from South America
Modest or meek, usually a coveted quality
A scientific principle to explain a phenomenon

Puzzle 3

It takes him 10 years to come back from the war
Davy Jones’ locker
Face disappears behind hands in this child’s game
Name of Edward and Bella’s daughter in Twilight
To become in charge of a company or situation
Polytheistic religion
Where gasoline is placed in an automobile
Legal, world’s most popular drug
Broadway’s modern operas
Group of young actors in teen movies in the 1980s
__ zone is the shore around a body of water

Puzzle 4

Area of land surrounded on three sides by water
Study of celestial objects for information
A vessel designed to carry goods
Sports event, grand prize in French
Keyboard key commonly known as “and” sign
Conscientious __ refuse to bear arms in military
Loudspeaker for low bass frequencies
Paid time off for being ill or injured
Followers of the Church of England
Only living language derived from Doric Greek

Puzzle 5

Dom __, actor, comedian, chef, director
Ultimate goal in NHL, __ Cup
Plant with large, dark green leaves
The end of a marriage
Female cone shaped hairstyle aka B-52
Roller __, amusement park mainstay
Thermodynamic variables as temperature
Purchase at less than usual cost
__fish swim vertically to blend in
Someone who sells items in the street
Rubber container filled with helium or air
To violently burst, fly into pieces, break up
Room or area where food is prepared and cooked
__ Millionaire, won the Oscar in 2009
Lower part of a river where it meets the sea
Arabic mathematical system
Capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri __

Group 33

Puzzle 1

Ocean surrounding Antarctica
Oceanic trench noted for its very abrupt slope
Singer known for her bizarre sense of fashion
Game of vertical tiles and physical questions
Small mammal known for curling up in a ball
Tracks that trains run on
Google’s parent company
A certain feline who hates Mondays
Comes from Greek words for bad and star
Resist change stubbornly
Single handed axe, long range missile
Pain in the head, many causes

Puzzle 2

Cuban cocktail of white rum and lime juice
Former rebel who became Zimbabwe’s head of state
Brian May’s musical instrument
Holy __, sacrament for bishops, priests, deacons
To offer counsel, opinion, suggestions
Short female hair style cut at the jaw
Planet with a distinct ring around it
Square root of 144
Arid, bare region with little rain or vegetation
13 instead of 12 units round up a dozen for __
Largest mammals in the world
__ Nyong’o, won an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave
Evening meal you might have with a loved one
Robinson __, Daniel Defoe novel about shipwreck
Steve Carell and Ricky Gervais starred in The __
A sight for sore eyes

Puzzle 3

Diabolical boiled egg dish
Copper, Box, Grand and Todra
In mythology she is linked to a box
Someone who carries luggage to people’s rooms
Decree, declare, pronounce formally
Pirate known as Black Sam
__ Endearment, won the Academy Awards in 1984
Etiquette blunder, embarassing social mistake
Being or seeming to be without limits
Tiger Sharks are large and have dark __
First Latin American pope

Puzzle 4

Fictional Brit spy better known by three digits
Your handwritten name on a line
Cosmetic designed to remove dead skin
Captain Scott’s Antarctic ship
Jason was the Commander of the __
Russian instrument, triangle with guitar neck
Unexpected piece of news
Devoted love, worship
Large fish known for its teeth and aggression
Lines of longitude
Renovate, upgrade
A box of matches, in days of yore
Typical Irish food made with sodium bicarbonate

Puzzle 5

Similar to a frying pan
Game knocking balls through metal wickets
Low-pitched wind instrument
Large crustacean, two claws, dish in US
Breakwater, groyne
Time between flights before final destination
Feature for comfort, pleasure, convenience
Bucharest is the capital of __
Firefox was developed by this company
Persian painter from Isfahan, __ Farshchian
A messenger who transports goods or documents

Group 34

Puzzle 1

__ Kingdom, Disney’s nature park, zoo
Home of Norsemen and “Nobel” men
JP __, investment bank with long history
Men’s formal wear, usually black pants and jacket
Jamie __, British celebrity chef; The Naked Chef
Women singing in the sea
Felix __ , animated series about a black feline
Protective covering for the head
Attests who you are
Land plowed and left alone for a season
Mozzarella __, fried US snack to dip in sauce
Solid surface to stand on; land, Earth
2016 slang for hard core, badass
Anagram of finder
Whaler ship featured in Moby-Dick

Puzzle 2

Milk powder comes in chocolate and strawberry
Second president of Indonesia, created a New Order
Homo __, modern humans
Thick as __
Shows open contempt for the law
Means of transportation with two wheels
Feverish condition
Short but comprehensive explanation
Travelling for pleasure
One __ and One Dalmatians, a Disney animation
Jawless fish, eel like, sucks blood from animals

Puzzle 3

The __ Zone, TV show consisting of various tales
This band’s lead singer married Gwyneth Paltrow
Channel where a river flows, or has flowed
For a kid, the sound a train makes
Hope __ makes the heart sick
“Juiced” eel you don’t want to touch
Fear of being tied up is __phobia
Christian group that celebrates Christmas in January
Competed for the first time at the 2016 Olympics
In IP address, the P stands for Internet __
Recurrent headache that is often very painful
__ Kant, renowned German philosopher
__ Buddha is especially lucky for wealth
Travel book that is technically government property
The act of looking out for the welfare of others

Puzzle 4

Frequent visitors
Close combat between armed aircraft
2016 slang for really good, on point
Male leader of a committee or board
Someone in charge of renting places
Long necked lute from modern Greece
Dress with small shoulder straps; worn in summer
Cloth or plastic strips to cover a wound
Same as boldface
Brown spice used in baking, drinks, and desserts
Chemical element meaning heavy stone in Swedish
Famous undersea explorer succeded by his son
This computer key gives you room to breathe
Land along the sea or ocean

Puzzle 5

Raw material, crop bought and sold
Works with law but not in the level of a lawyer
Opposite of a dictatorship
70s romantic comedy starring Allen and Keaton
Generic, adaptable
Very large indeed
Wife of pharaoh who started a revolution in Egypt
Overall; made usually of blue denim
Doubts, questions, dubitates
Sea between India, Maldives, Lakshadweep
Something that is unclear, not exact
Doctor’s identification of an illness, disease
Organ of a worm or spider emitting silk
The outermost part of the Earth’s atmosphere
Leader of the Tibetan Buddhists
Supply needed for a specific purpose
Prominent US author from 1920s, Lost Generation
Burn scented oils aka diffusers
Founder of Ford Motor Company

Group 35

Puzzle 1

Verb meaning to modify something to increase power
Item worn by babies on their rears
TV show centered in a hip-hop company
Reanimated corpse that feeds on human flesh
__ Private Ryan, WWII drama directed by Spielberg
Akinetic means loss of __ ability to move muscles
Reluctant to give or spend; hoarding
Largest city in the Bahamas
Rules that dictate the structure of sentences
Beach currency, Sand __

Puzzle 2

Received money after a loved one’s passing
Deputy sheriff, gunslinger at the O.K. Corral
Circus act with muscular performer
Ergophobia is the fear of the __
Sport where balls are thrown and must be avoided
Last name of the main character in Star Wars
Sea monster referred in the Old Testament
Formal word for the term pirate
Shiitake and Portobello are edible types of __
Chronic liver damage, result of alcoholism
A yacht or other boat with twin hulls in parallel

Puzzle 3

Small unimportant details
A well-known native-American tribe
British city best known for its Cathedral
Winged creature that comes alive from stone
__ and Cheese, Thomas Jefferson’s favorite meal
A room or compartment with a toilet and washbasin
Have eased worry or anxiety
Study of soil, natural environment
Agatha __, also known as the Queen of Crime
Olive __ is an extremely venomous swimming serpent
Viral infection that causes a painful rash
Made of clay that has been hardened by heat
Long and narrow land next to the ocean
Written piece of information
Ball game similar to baseball
Person who buys goods and services

Puzzle 4

That’s how Moses crossed the Red Sea
George __, won an Oscar for Syriana
Large wave caused by underwater earthquake
Medium-sized cat with beautiful spots
Someone who has a deep knowledge of a subject
Charles __, notable writer of the Victorian era
King Arthur’s castle, court
The __, launched Donny and Marie’s careers
Council for advising a leader on a topic
Magical influence; to bewitch an item
To convict, sentence
Legume used to make milk for those allergic
Biggest ocean on the planet
To afflict with great bodily or mental suffering
Long upper bone in your arm, above the elbow
Equipped with talent or quality; money, resources

Puzzle 5

Famous recording studio located in London
Title of an important Islamic cleric in Iran
Large ship used to carry oil
A person who works with books
Morpheus in The Matrix; CSI actor, Laurence __
Study of sound, mechanical waves
To make someone feel self-conscious
Don’t forget this tool when drinking wine
Cakes with icing, example is Twinkies
Post Carnival celebration Ash __

Group 36

Puzzle 1

Hero who killed the Minotaur
Item with lenses worn on the nose to see better
Kitchen utensil to mix ingredients in high speed
Someone torn by an inner conflict
A very large piece of ice floating in the ocean
The mysterious final word of Charles Foster Kane
African leader was jailed for 27 years
Simon and Garfunkel paradoxical song, Sound of __
A term for newspaper, The Phoenix __
Gem-quality olivine
To care for a child while parents are away
Item or service a business offers
Fear of __ is kopophobia
Large, pale antelopes from North Africa
To cheer, clap; show approval or praise

Puzzle 2

Don’t cut the bough you are __ on
Italian word for writings on walls
Clean, sharp edged cut; usually surgical
US car brand now controlled by Fiat
Protective covering found on mollusks
Colombo is the commercial capital of __
Venomous sea animal, covered in stripes and spines
The Texas __ Massacre, a cult horror movie
Folk string instrument, played with a hammer
A piece of garment used by women

Puzzle 3

Easing of pain, distress or worry
Demonophobia is the fear of evil __
Apple makes the __, iPad, and Mac computers
A boat carrying passengers to a larger ship
Double-breasted jacket worn by sailors
Something expensive, high priced, lavish
Crowded Taiwanese headquarters
Shrunken cucumber with a sour taste
Between first and third
Wooden statue of a Greek deity
Constitution, character, complexion, personality
Sufficient amount for the purpose needed
Haley Joel __, actor in The Sixth Sense and Sex Ed
Bowler’s first goal; all ten pins in one roll
Clear space around printed words
Related to the smallest component of an element
Arabic title; elder of a tribe
Professional whose fingers travel 12.6 miles a day
Lily-livered, fearful
Large white dog breed native to Turkey

Puzzle 4

Corrosive resistant element used in biomedicine
Exacerbate: to make a medical __ worse
Most common flower; also a breakfast drink
Ancient Egypt history is divided into 31 of them
The capital of Palau
Jamaican speedster gold in Rio, London and Beijing
Orson __, known for the sci-fi series Ender’s Game
Profession whose word origin means “star sailor”
Special way of doing something; a skill
Sperm whales
Aquatic animal considered the largest on Earth
One type of dog training
Later learners or bloomers

Puzzle 5

Ten years
Substitute “baby” for “Jesus” in this music genre
The order that players are up to bat in baseball
Etch a __, draw and then shake to draw again
Aura that surrounds the sun and other stars
Martin__, translated the Bible to German
Person who boats for pleasure
Devices used to stop a car
Old time infantry firearm
Small bone at the bottom of the spine
Native American name for the blackfish

Group 37

Puzzle 1

Too deep in the sea for sunlight to reach
Robin Hood Olympic sport
A section of a book, usually medium in length
What pompous people’s chests are like
Legume plant with blue-purple flowers
__ Finch, a Gregory Peck character
Penelope Cruz, first __ actress to win an Oscar
Saltwater fish; food favorite
Songs written for company commercials
Strong insult, offense; extreme disgust

Puzzle 2

Intelligence __ is decided by Stanford Binet scale
Leading GMO research company
Island nation of tiny people depicted in a book
A little pause from work or exercise
Four __, messengers of the Apocalypse
Brain __ is considered delicacy in Scandinavia
Salsa, bachata, waltz, tango
Jerusalem artichoke
Social media website founded by Mark Zuckerberg
The __ whale is one of the largest whale species
1st cruise ship to sink in Antarctic Ocean (2007)
Four __ and a Funeral, a British comedy
Between ages 13 and 19
Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie
Former word for psychologist, from Latin & French
Venetian lagoon island linked to Daphne du Maurier

Puzzle 3

Large and bright constellation listed by Ptolemy
Regular profit payments to shareholders
Unknown
Looks like a person; set up to frighten birds
The land of the Philistines
Type of water in the ocean; not fresh
Ship on which James Cook sailed to Australia
Greek goddess of love and desire
Ordained minister, member of the clergy
Super fast vehicle; also used in races

Puzzle 4

Voodoo priest in Haiti
Time __: placing items to dig up in the future
Tomb of the __ Soldier
These type of novels are full of pictures
Generous actions or donations to the needy
Maya __, US actress of Bridesmaids
Ancient solar clock
Dreamland
Dante’s hell with nine circles of suffering
One cannot make smoke __ fire
Respiratory tract that sends air to the lungs
Friendly, agreeable
A high-ranking military member
Delete, erase
Poisonous gas containing carbon and nitrogen
Tumor of the nerve tissue
They used to infest the Caribbean Seas
Algae that grows in the sea

Puzzle 5

Blacque __ Shellacque is a Looney Toon villain
Sharp taste or smell; not sweet or salty
Baby pig
Grass field in a forest; large pasture
__ and Her Sisters, a film by Woody Allen
Crustacean with long body and tiny legs
Unlike anything else out there
Grim __, personification of death
Substance that can damage organs and cause death
Gestures, words and objects set by tradition

Group 38

Puzzle 1

Armed ship privately owned; hired to fight
Capital of Pakistan
Electrolysis is __ hair and root removal
Jedi played by Samuel L Jackson in Star Wars
Big seabird with the largest wingspans
Renaissance and Baroque dance type
Irregular soldiers that don’t follow rules
Can be verified by observation or logic
Edible snails, often on a French menu
Almost certainly; highly probable

Puzzle 2

Crystalline form of aluminium oxide
A group of military aircrafts
Monstrous reptile with magical powers
Masonic group that wear fezzes and runs hospitals
Ben __ won an Oscar for playing Gandhi
Large estate, used for farming or ranching
Flowers on a tree
Caliphate founded in the Arabian Peninsula in 632
Abhorred, detested
Money comes easily from it
Only this woman could love her demonic baby
Letter pad on computers; can be found on a piano
Beta, test version of a nearly __ product
Something related to the sea or ships
Irukandji is a tiny __ jellyfish from Australia
Produces digestive hormones including insulin

Puzzle 3

Regarding something with esteem, love, honor
Breed of cat known for its size and calm attitude
American Nobel Prize winning economist
Place on a website where you find old news
Mental disorder of two halves
Geometric shape with nine sides
Flat heated surface found in restaurant kitchens
Large scale rotating air mass
Exaggerated movement
The usual time when someone sleeps
Gigantic tentacular monster created by Lovecraft
Michael Phelps is a retired __
To prorogue, recess, suspend
The most famous Pokemon
__ Trench, deepest known part of the ocean
Rapid, brisk tempo

Puzzle 4

Anagram of oriental
Yellow fish friend of Ariel in Little Mermaid
Below your hair, above your eyes
Sir and one of the Knights of the Round Table
Free, exaggerated and highly energetic street dance
Max __, false identity used to deposit stolen gold
Capital of Paraguay
Christmas season house-to-house singing
Series of games to determine a championship
__ zone of sea water, from 0 to 1200 feet
Lighthearted, fun social news website
HBO’s mafia series with Gandolfini
Remnants
Word seen same when upside down, like “swims”
Intertwined sticks hold up marbles in this game
Spend the summer in a torpid state
San Francisco transport
The act of cooking in simmering liquid

Puzzle 5

Taiwanese-born director of Brokeback Mountain
Homicidal cetacean aka orca; Free Willy
Being allowed to do something, like fishing
The smallest ocean
Public auction
Last major Mauryan emperor, promoter of Buddhism
German, three striped sports brand
Largest Andean, Colombian city
Strike this tool with mallet to shape material
Large area controlled by one ruler
Existing right now; physically being there

Group 39

Puzzle 1

__ manipulation is heavenly influence
Head of State or __; the leader of Vatican City
Won the 73rd Academy Award for Best Movie
Rough and inharmonious sounds, especially in music
Human __, department aka human capital
Good __, someone who helps another person
Said to a child who has fallen over
Agnes __, actress of Bewitched
Attachment to a helmet to stop it from falling off
Psychological evaluation method involving inkblots
Winter sport; dogs, horses or a motor vehicle pull
Sick from overeating or drinking, hangover
Glittery mirrored sphere for dance parties
Protects the body against infectious diseases
German waterway, flows through Essen and Dortmund
Wrote a diary about the time she spent hiding
__ in the Night, Sinatra, 1967 Grammy winner
Champagne of choice of Patsy and Edina

Puzzle 2

Large heavy artillery that fires stone balls
In India, widow once burnt at husband’s pyre
Fluffs up cushions
Gloria __, sang about surviving before Beyonce
Young man who died when flying towards the Sun
US tennis Grand Slam tournament
Misfortune, reversal
Another name for the universe as a whole
The capital of Oman
Francesco __, Italian Baroque painter
Sea cradles, coat-of-mail shells, formally loricate
Outdoor meal often eaten at parks
Sassy elderly “girls” sitcom starring Betty White
Stitch used to hold tissue together in the body
Where the devil usually is
Plan or outline to be done
Informal trousers for men or women

Puzzle 3

__ Kerr, star of The King and I
A large vessel used to carry warriors
They’re usually in distress
Pong-like video game console sold 1 million units
Sports arena with tiers of seats for spectators
The capital of Cyprus
Law enforcement officer; leader elected
Controversial drug to control ADHD in children
Ukrainian stringed lute-type instrument
Constellation named after a mythical winged horse
One who actually saw something happen
The final step to becoming a practicing lawyer
Another name for starfish
Castoff with Hagar in the desert
Type of romantic love originated from Geoffrey Chaucer
Henri de Toulouse, French artist
Extended mass of ice covering a large area
Flaky, Mid East pastry with ground nuts and honey
Small community in the countryside
Base of an argument or theory

Puzzle 4

Synchronized __ is an underwater dance event
Diana Ross and The __
Organ that grows throughout pregnancy
The game of poker usually requires that
Anything to do with a mother, grandmother
World wide network of computers
Teacher, professor
Being recommended to another type of doctor
Jennifer __, actress of The Hunger Games
This city, not Rio, is Brazil’s capital
Faust’s love
Woman spirit that shifts into a spider in Japan
Constant __ wears away the stone
Someone who practices law
A much sweeter type of vinegar
The state or quality of being calm, tranquil
Related to the father of psychoanalysis
Miner stampede to San Francisco in 1849
It literally means the green of earth

Puzzle 5

__ O’Conor, Irish singer from early 1990s
Capital of Czech Republic
Cloud of dust and elements in space
Astrological sign represented by a fish
Princess __, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
Sea __, found all over the world’s oceans
Sharp utensils used in the kitchen
Vessel commanded by the timelord in Doctor Who
Get up from lying or sitting; move forward
Metal made of copper and tin; bright brown
Growth of abnormal tissue
Ancient Greek name for clear upper sky area
To remember, recollect; bring out of memory
Large sea duck mostly black
A paper size
Apple’s app, online music store

Group 40

Puzzle 1

Pain you feel when your organ of hearing hurts
Wrote the libretto for Così fan tutte
Test used to ensure you are human and not a robot
20,000 __ Under the Sea, a Jules Verne novel
One of the fundamental compounds of nucleic acids
Related to the shoreline
Country of Tintin, Poirot and The Smurfs
Breast bone; bone in the middle of the chest
The meat of a deer
Man someone is married to
Having marks of an earlier period, antique
Huge, long fish with a compressed body
Connie __, American Horror Story, Nashville
Even, moderately slow tempo
Clothing to disguise someone
Points one gets for currying favor

Puzzle 2

Infernal determination to achieve something
1st woman to get the Pulitzer for poetry, Sara __
Cooking in a gridiron with heat coming from below
Uplifting, illuminative
Tchaikovsky’s failed ballet, now famous
Stone used by the Maya to enhance their weapons
1024 Gigabytes is equal to 1 __
Popeye starred Robin __ and Shelley Duvall
Made to be broken, just like piecrusts
A basketball player
Point farthest from the sun of orbiting space body
Drainage bowl for pasta
A plantation of grapes aimed to wine production
The Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is here
Italian scientist with a gas law named after him
Used for injured optical; part of pirate getup
Villains in Another Brick in the Wall

Puzzle 3

The __, 80s movie about a martial art
Pert little ones
A bathroom sink
__ missiles have predetermined trajectories
Home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
__ Tentacles lives next to SpongeBob
EEG brain exam aka __ Test
In __, in bad condition due to neglect
Popular hot chocolate brand, comes in packets
Unduly held as faultless
Someone who studies the past
A private eye who grew orchids
Fashion style, baggy clothes for women
The most notable inhabitant of the Sherwood Forest

Puzzle 4

Large area full of trees and bushes
Person who commits illegal actions at sea
A goal a business is trying to reach
Alexander __ Bell, inventor of the telephone
Character in Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities
__ Burns, smoking comedian lived to 100
Memorial said to contain relics of Buddha
Where dead bodies are kept for autopsy
They also built pyramids
MP3 __, digital music device, iPod
The kitchen of an aircraft
Gaul who fell in a cauldron of magic potion
Roof of the mouth; referred to in wine tasting
Power needed to do something
Little Richard’s favorite flavor, Tutti __
Large building in India
Small dish to hold a cup or mug
Cut and polished precious stones, gems
To give approval, agreement, consent
Table __, aka ping pong; an Olympic sport
A smash hit duet by Santana and Rob Thomas

Puzzle 5

Formal agreement to stop fighting
They eat just about anything
A hit by The Beatles
Street food vehicle
Marine, transparent and with stinging tentacles
Leviathan is a monster from the Old __
Person/object the name of which you can’t remember
A high-brow word for whiskers
A Woody Allen film starring Diane Keaton
Country with large oil reserves, ruled by Maduro
Used in everything from toys to remote controls
Idiomatic expression regarding oceans
A three-dimensional work of art
A person who gives information on TV or radio
Pain in the hands and feet only
Armpit perfume, fights body odor
Prehistoric giants
Anti: drugs to help control blood sugar
Economic system where power is in the hands of few
Wrote one of the Great American Novels
NASA mission sent to photograph Mercury
This device joins two pieces of metal together