Wild West

Group 421

Puzzle 1

Someone who lies out absorbing the solar rays
Viral children’s song about a fish family
Solo speech
Limited product beer maker
__ Gaulle, French airport and general
Car maker with Defender and Freelander models
Outspoken non-conformist
Rendered immaculate
Plates, glassware, cutlery etc
1950s skiffle group created by John Lennon

Puzzle 2

Promotional booklet used to announce an event
Wedge or heavy object keeps a portal open
The __ crew keep stores free of dirt
Selling like __; flying off the shelves
Boringness, dullness, triteness
Catastrophic failures or fiascos
Religion based on Siddhartha Gautama’s teachings
Funeral attendees
Russian leader who signed SALT II
What the abbreviation EU stands for: __ Union
Tiny reservoir for creatures that swim

Puzzle 3

Sauce for a croque-monsieur
Deception, deceit, sleight of hand
Capital city of Australia
Telling the waitress what you would like to eat
Mary Poppins advises a __ of sugar
Periorbital haematoma
Ricky Martin’s Latin pop anthem, Livin’ la __
__ Lane; where the Desperate Housewives reside
Catherine __; 16th-century powerful French queen
Keep information to yourself
Those up for an award
Switching

Puzzle 4

Green headwear with a buckle, worn by leprechauns
Less full
Avian Batman nemesis Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot
__ Bell, Sousa tune adopted by Monty Python
Drivers take turns driving each other to work
Revive, reanimate, reenergize
Person whom police believe committed a crime
Talkative birds
Criminally dishonest or immoral
Armistice of Mudros, in 1918, ended this empire

Puzzle 5

__ practice, improving shooting by repetition
Musician and first son of John Lennon
Making noises like a pigeon – or a baby
Nation whose 1st governor was Ioannis Kapodistrias
Saul __; rock guitarist better known as Slash
Boy __ or Robin, Batman’s faithful sidekick
Stuns, amazes
Excessive pride or self-confidence
Self- __; how one feels about oneself
Dorothy’s home state in The Wizard of Oz
Bugs Bunny always had one of these to eat

Group 422

Puzzle 1

Merriam; publisher of dictionaries since 1831
Four-piece orchestra
Cut or shortened, like a photograph
Waterfall shared by the US and Canada
Custom-made shells that improve the look of teeth
Supervise, preside over
Rabat serves as this N. African country’s capital
Whale spear
Pierced with a long, pointed weapon
How most UK monarchs are now addressed: Your __

Puzzle 2

City of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
70’s pop music with outrageous make-up and clothes
Throwing out, dumping
Changing direction quickly to avoid an accident
Type of restaurant most likely to serve sushi
Capital of Sierra Leone
Rocky’s species on Rocky and Bullwinkle
__ foul; violent personal violation in basketball
Emits a loud noise
The silvery metallic element Sm
Someone who doesn’t belong, a stranger
Sudden electronic bugs or faults
Sowing a seed or an idea
Edited (text) for publication

Puzzle 3

Institutions where books are held
Made an incorrect assumption
Lake used as a source of water supply
Gerard __, French actor of Cyrano de Bergerac
French government body 1799-1804, led by Napoleon
Relating to the stomach or mid-section of the body
Decorative stationery for sending by post
Grumpiness, sourness
Tool for hand-washing clothes, turned percussion
Jack of __; someone who can master anything
Cold, frothy dairy drink

Puzzle 4

First Beatles hit in 1962
Small country houses
1815 Belgian battle in which Napoleon is defeated
Fenced in; included in a letter
Starred opposite DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can
Beating eggs until they become light and fluffy
__ Macron, became president of France in 2017
Studied; tested
Battle equine
Romeo __, one of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers
Divorced royal couple: Prince Andrew and Sarah __

Puzzle 5

Nationality of a native of Warsaw or Gdansk
The month after July
Talk rapidly and without making sense
Unfasten, separate
Milk container made of cardboard
__ Dumpty, nursery rhyme character was broken
Mother of Minos, the legendary King of Crete
Most decorated Olympian of all time
The white outer layer of the eyeball
Undercover, clandestine, hush-hush
Dolly __, singer and Dollywood theme park owner

Group 423

Puzzle 1

A performance of a piece of music or drama
Small bite-sized French cake eaten with coffee
Lasting, remaining, clinging on
Sherlock’s role that involves workers and a queen
US state where Baton Rouge is located
Substance that slows down a chemical reaction
What a bicycle rests on
Access the Internet here while sipping coffee
Requires one to do their duty
The direction in which the hands of time move
What flows through royal veins

Puzzle 2

Horoscope arachnid creature
One who interrupts a sports event by running nude
Designated a task
Returned to the original status
Did everything the law required
Hanging loosely
This veggie is known as an aubergine in the UK
Inventor of the first motorcar
The tendon connecting the calf to the heel
Metal cuffs applied to prisoners’ wrists, ankles

Puzzle 3

The __ Girls; comedy about elderly house-sharers
Employing, giving work to
Lana __ US pop singer of Summertime Sadness
The American version of the Sindy doll
The __ Connection, Hackman drove a Pontiac Le Mans
Museum housing Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
Floppy-eared hopper
Tall cupcake, perhaps blueberry or chocolate
Sea where the Greek island of Santorini is located
Revoke a law
Four in Portuguese

Puzzle 4

Popeye’s significant other
Relationship with a huge age gap: May romance
Embarrassing mistakes
Musical genre to which The Sex Pistols belong
Said the same thing more than once
Reaching a place
Longing
A weight hung from a fixed point that swings
Able to perceive or feel things
Number of breakaway American colonies
Place to pick up old car parts
French couturier; designed Meghan Markle’s dress
Oatmeal
Scale to measure wind speed

Puzzle 5

Observer, bystander, onlooker
Something to say when leaving
“Harry Potter and the Chamber of __”
Striking something or someone
The most savage animal, the least tame
Site of cave paintings in France
Morally sound
Speed up, accelerate
Small perfumed bags used to scent clothes
Divergent actor Zoe’s famous singer dad, Lenny __
Curly or flat-leaf herb used as a garnish
Rick __, Ghostbusters, Spaceballs actor
New York baseball team

Group 424

Puzzle 1

Male skilled in DIY and household repairs
Major figure in the Cuban Revolution: Che __
Unmarried man
Explosive device goes off at a set moment
Dog comes in types Dobermann and German
Providing liquid to plants
Where a business carries out operations
Electric tree-cutting tool
Shrinks, dries up
Elimination tournament at end of NBA season
Symbol that represents initials on a personal item
Dwelled in self pity
__ Syne, New Year tune
Round particles, droplets

Puzzle 2

Fun meet-ups for children
White Wedding punk rocker
Shot on goal that was not accurate
Works, performs, operates properly
All-seeing, attentive
Causing upset or distress
Substance to reduce friction, especially in cars
Businessmen may use one to carry their documents
From where nuggets of precious metal are excavated
Milliner from Alice’s Wonderland
Brad Pitt manages the Oakland A’s in this film

Puzzle 3

__ burner, lab equipment that has a gas flame
Back fin on a shark
Capital of Haiti: Port-au
Jack the __, killer in London’s Victorian East End
Small pool left behind after a rain
Swiss city home to the Cathedral of St. Pierre
Car maker with S-type and E-type models
Stroke in an affectionate manner
No rhyme or __
Mediterranean island invaded by Turkey in 1974

Puzzle 4

A coarse flour made from kernels on a husk
__ car, temporary replacement
Castle, Scottish home of Queen Elizabeth II
Someone who is jailed, kept in captivity
Ocean-surface pollution from a tanker spill
Pardons, excuses someone for wrongdoings
Promoted to Sir by the Queen
Geological time period of the first dinosaurs
Engage in pointless work to while away the hours
Spooking, harrowing
Central target on a dartboard
Internet __, Microsoft web browser
Tom Hanks played Woody in this Pixar movie
Speaking a foreign __ might help you abroad
Welcoming and warm

Puzzle 5

Marked, scratched
Low seat that is also a storage box
Posy of flowers carried by the bride
Die __ Day, Madonna sang this Bond theme
Suffocate; snuff out
Sasquatch
The lower and back part of the hip bone
Digital media player from iPhone company
Trainees, often unpaid
__ cookie, Chinese biscuit with a special message
American Revolutionary long-barrelled guns

Group 425

Puzzle 1

General name for an egg-laying mammal
Fanciful, quirky, humorous
Early long-distance communication device
Demand money in return for not releasing info
Incandescent sphere in the home
Portmanteau word for pals and adversaries
Made by Mme Tussaud of those who were guillotined
Linked like twins born fused together
The Dark Side of the Moon rock band
Large glass vessels with stoppers for wine
Self-service lunchroom restaurant in a workplace
Parades first held in New Orleans in 1838

Puzzle 2

Appreciating a tweet by clicking the heart
Official UN language that’s first alphabetically
Wiener in a bun
Sloped, leaning
Mother or father
One who works in clay
These are used to dry a person after bathing
__ of the Jungle, Tarzan spoof
NY NBA team that plays in Madison Square Garden
Surname of Barbie’s fashion doll partner Ken

Puzzle 3

Cheap purchases, heavily discounted
Daddy __, childish-sounding name for a crane fly
Dead, scaly skin on the scalp
Errors
__ Graffiti, with George Lucas’s yellow Ford Coupe
Quick, inexpensive dining option
Moustache with long drooping ends
An order to make less noise
Pink Panther inspector
A quick pause for rest

Puzzle 4

Supply, give out
Foretell the future
Official who marks the route of a race
Fill it with air or helium
Orange gourd
Bird kept for its eggs or meat
Medical term for German measles
Bobbing the head
To wash and iron clothing
To forgive past offences, “Let __ be __”

Puzzle 5

Traditional Mexican brass band
Arthur __, Poirot’s sidekick and narrator
Tip-off play used to start every basketball game
Small hollows for snipers, say, or vixen and cubs
Intended as a cure
Spanish vegetable soup served cold
Triangular tombs found in Egypt
Not having a worry or responsibility
One who displays allegiance to the government
Canadian city with the most French speaking people
Dutch exotic dancer and WWI spy
Your visual organs
Aristocrat
Film franchise with terrifying lizard beast
Privilege granted as a special honor

Group 426

Puzzle 1

Famous and respected
Band known for Stayin’ Alive
San __, geological fault that covers California
Shiraz, Merlot or Malbec, for example
Shoulder blade
The Walking Dead is overrun with these creatures
Long backless seats
Telephone number set up for emergency use
Chemistry and biology fall under this subject
Sagrada __, Catholic church in Barcelona
Hold something dear

Puzzle 2

Width of a plane or of a bird
To water crops
Your daughter’s boy
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron __ with Will Ferrell
Having a high temperature
In tennis, after a 6-6 score, comes this
Owned up to, claimed guilt
Non-alcoholic mixed drink
He sat at a feast with a sword hanging over him
Extravagant, lavish, excessive
Blinding headache

Puzzle 3

__ Graf, former German tennis champ with 22 titles
__ agent, spy working for two opposing sides
Nick __, British novelist of About a Boy
Dutch beer brand named after the Dutch capital
Not formal
Rat or mouse
African religion practiced in New Orleans
Hit, impacted
Ingrid Bergman & Great Garbo were born here
Adam Levine’s band, __ 5
Articulate, eloquent
Ancient Egyptian sky goddess, consort of Horus

Puzzle 4

The process of growth or increase
Dreadful, shocking
Damage done to property
Instrument played by Bill Clinton
Soaking up
Cracked or snapped
Suddenly shoot up high, e.g. prices
Remove
A flight of steps
Tidal mouths of large rivers

Puzzle 5

Lazy, slothful
Commonly delivered off-speed pitch in baseball
Feral feline
Spice found in many pumpkin desserts
Carved in stone
Portable
Selfless concern for the well-being of others
Make up for __; compensate for wasted years
Foo __, Seattle rock band, members from Nirvana
Capital of South Australia

Group 427

Puzzle 1

Film with Kevin Costner protecting Whitney Houston
Small white arthropods found in rock pools
Island off the Massachusetts coast near Cape Cod
Solidifying, becoming tougher
Stem from, derive from
Food elements vital for good health
Ancient Egyptian queen
__ drive (4WD) are vehicles for rugged terrains
City where the band known as ABBA originated
Another name for a white blood cell
Has the opposite outcome to what was intended

Puzzle 2

Bacterial infection sometimes known as lockjaw
Official who investigates suspicious deaths
Warm up the oven
They’re used for steeping leafy beverages
__ Cars, love song by Snow Patrol
Socialize, mingle, schmooze
Fast-flowing stream
Legendary winged horse born from Medusa’s blood
Generating a mass of bubbles; __ at the mouth
More resilient, stronger
Coiffure slicking product
__ Diaries, TV show based on LJ Smith’s novels
Hire an aircraft for a particular trip

Puzzle 3

Where children store their sandwiches for school
Mixed up the cards
Keeping out of view, waiting for drama to pass
Small hole in a tire
TV bloopers
A novel by Charles Dickens: “Nicholas __”
Leaned back
City where Mozart lived most of his life
__ and Broomsticks; 1971 Disney fantasy film
Clean and hygienic
The most exhausted

Puzzle 4

Smooches; the XXXs at the bottom of a love letter
GPS tech company based in Switzerland
Both India and Bangladesh share this river’s delta
Famous Christmas carol: Hark the __ Angels Sing
Second thoughts, feelings of doubt
__ Renaissance, artistic flowering in 20s New York
Shakespeare’s Two Gentleman were from here
Brazilian town of shacks, very poor residents
Burst
Doggy __, swimming stroke for canines and babies

Puzzle 5

Thought up a notion
Italian word for feud where revenge is sought
Illegally impeding the path of offensive players
Religious travellers
Label indicating how much a garment costs
Beach TV show starring David Hasselhoff
Working from a distance, not in the office
Benedict Arnold did this when he turned traitor
Making clothes from wool using long needles
Radical group that devised the Reign of Terror
A break in a bone
Mountain range along the entire Italian peninsula
Parallel lines on a map represent this
Music sung by a man under his lover’s window
Raised wooden platform for workers
Facial decoration applied ahead of entering battle

Group 428

Puzzle 1

Lands, estate
Arachnids
Italian saying meaning “cooked in the oven”
Amateur singalong at a bar
Car maker with Panamera and Carrera models
Gouging a pumpkin for Halloween
Become small and dry
Oil that helps eliminate head lice
The opposite of success
To rob using violence, like the Vikings did
Manolo __, the shoe designer
Yoked, tethered – or even married
Poisonous plant given to Socrates in a drink

Puzzle 2

Steroid hormone used as an anti-inflammatory
French breakfast pastry, half-moon shaped
Circular sideways handspring with extended limbs
Accentuates a mouth’s rim, a la Kylie Jenner
Hidden, tucked away
Dame who won an Oscar in Shakespeare in Love
Not deciduous
To change, evolve
Lacy iron ones adorn the Big Easy’s French Quarter
The fat priest in the tales of Robin Hood
Superman’s archenemy
Centre where plasma donations are stored
Those who marry while legally wed to someone else
To follow a trend is to “jump on the __”
Sending into exile

Puzzle 3

City where the Blue Nile and White Nile meet
A final showy performance by a theatrical type
How to order a thoroughly-cooked steak
Tepid, no longer boiling hot
Shapes with a knife
Painful, sudden involuntary contracting of muscles
Record label started by Madonna
Bosses on boats
Not usual or standard
The action of using campaigning for social change
Honoured, respected

Puzzle 4

Least old
Japanese jet ski and motorcycle manufacturer
Art piece with three separated panels
The third largest religion in the world
Most succulent
The acquisition and sale of animal pelts
Liquid fat that softens ear wax, found in kitchens
Orange pet that swims
Bruce or Evan __; heavenly comedy films
In Greek mythology, the city founded by Queen Dido
Decency, virtue

Puzzle 5

Usual color of an airplane’s black box
Flower from which vanilla is derived
Rare-earth element and soft metal, symbol Ce
Molly __; Irish folk song and Dublin anthem
In tennis, score after 15
__ Depp; DiCaprio’s on-screen bro, Gilbert Grape
Japanese car company, makes the Celerio
Horizontal trim above a fireplace opening
Harriet __; abolitionist and political activist
Doghouse
__ clock, Switzerland’s gift to history
Tasteless and gaudy
Spanish word for ice cream
Shiny metal foil strips to hang on Christmas trees

Group 429

Puzzle 1

Lets, permits
Donna __, queen of 70s disco
Beer maker
Cat with black spot native to Central & S. America
Card shown by a referee when booking a footballer
Putrid
__ of Fear, the last of the Sherlock Holmes novels
Howard __; billionaire played by DiCaprio in 2004
Minister ranked below a Christian priest
Tall and lanky
Beverage you get at Starbucks
Extracting coal and ores, say, from the ground

Puzzle 2

Interfering individual
ABBA song about Napoleon
Term for the crime of killing a king
Answering
Provide a person with a reason for action
Roman emperor, husband of Agrippina the Younger
Adding colour to walls with a brush or roller
Alternative plan when all else fails
Instructional meeting
Phnom Penh is the capital of this nation
Sweet green melon

Puzzle 3

Suppose that something is true without evidence
Small tests of general knowledge
Song by the Beatles: “__ Rigby”
Join in
Gripping tongs for delivering babies
Dents on a golf ball or on a person’s cheeks
Vestal __ guarded sacred fire at Vesta’s shrine
Winter statues of frozen water
Stinging, burning insect that marches
An outing where you do not stay overnight
Temporary, provisional

Puzzle 4

Ladies’ jeans style with a relaxed fit
Fear of bees
Capable of adjusting to new conditions
The person to whom a letter is sent
In the manner of a male sibling
Rock where John Lennon and Yoko Ono married
Card game, also known as twenty-one
Limited time offer for cheap drinks
Someone who fights in a private army for money
This band sings Hotel California

Puzzle 5

Not straight
Ingrid Bergman’s character in Casablanca
False optical orb
Steep plunge downwards by an aircraft
Place in a house for children’s toys and games
Lands ruled by male royalty
To be filled with a deep, reverberating sound
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelp’s sport
Taking off the top layer of paint with a tool
One who lives in a rural community
Cyclist’s path
Lively, spirited

Group 430

Puzzle 1

Goes to get
__ States, former name of the United Arab Emirates
Leather
Fringes grouped together that dangle from cushions
An empty hotel room, space for someone to stay
To confuse or fluster
Hebrew name for god, used in the Old Testament
Sean __, early James Bond, Scottish actor
Fruits rated on the Scoville scale
80’s rock band that had a hit song, “Call Me”
Move downward
Signs, gestures or sounds as instructions

Puzzle 2

Daryl Hannah mermaid movie
Family ruling Florence for most of the Renaissance
Fraudulently copied
The core, central part of something
Leave a lasting impression
Acronym and name of a US stock exchange
Largest Italian island
Hairstyle: short in the front, long in the back
Inventor __ Telsa
Three-line Japanese poems
__ Beth Moore; birth name of singer Pink
Every seven days
Ancient Egyptian capital established by Akhenaten

Puzzle 3

Dig a hole
Way of cutting hair; creating strata
Replying in anger
Type of cake with candles on top
Advice to help someone resolve a problem
Products designed to clean dirty hair
Large water amphibian
Prison photos of offenders’ faces
Margaret __, author of Gone With The Wind
Mid-broadcast
For outside storage on top of a car
State again strongly

Puzzle 4

Having the qualities of a kid
Emotional pain felt in the chest
Remembering, bringing to mind
Lunar glow
Coarseness, rudeness
Insect with taste buds in its feet
British director of Corpse Bride and Beetlejuice
__ Gang, responsible for Rapper’s Delight in 1979
Basketball brand with Jumpman logo
Fashion leader
Citrus element in a margarita
Dangerous mass of falling snow

Puzzle 5

Having a very pleasant smell
Subterranean living space
German Nobel prize winner who discovered X-rays
Put up with, endure, bear
Mountain range situated between France and Spain
Making butter from milk by stirring constantly
Singer of Subterranean Homesick Blues
Swords, guns, clubs, etc.
Public displays in museums
Came before
Zeppelins and blimps

Group 431

Puzzle 1

Published collection of poems
Incapable of going wrong
So foolish it’s funny
Active at night
Debonair Hollywood leading man of the 1930s
Small pond of water left when the ocean recedes
Robot, android, cyborg
Charlie Brown was often heard saying this
Glass sphere with fake ice flakes and a scene
Disturb the normal position of a joint
Extremely narrow tube; fine branching blood vessel

Puzzle 2

Head over heels in love with someone
Waving air onto
Type of sugar found in milk
Swinging decade that followed the Fifties
Ability to speak and understand a foreign language
Popular guitarist of the Woodstock Era: Jimi __
Bubbling, effervescing
“Feeling a bit under the __”
Great happiness, euphoria
Ammunition for guns
You cut these out to receive discounts at a store
Religious colony established by William Penn

Puzzle 3

Ancient trade route that connected the East & West
The highest branches in a woodland
Ritual of clinking guests’ wine glasses at a party
Deep male singing voice
Insects flying in large groups
A noisy argument
Deliberately confuse someone
Canine-powered winter transport vehicles
One-piece cutout swimsuit
City where Catherine de Medici was born
Located in your foot, it’s called the calcaneus
“The whole kit and __”, everything
Female who receives rent money
Boasting
Eyeglasses with two distinct optical strengths

Puzzle 4

Rabbit wool
Shed for aircraft
Famous wooden horse taken inside the city walls
Detective, private eye, anagram of hustle
Largest city in Southern Italy
City that is home to the Royal Castle of Poland
Theologian Martin Luther’s nationality
Pimples and redness due to an allergy or shaving
Mulder and __, leading characters of the X-Files
Cusses, blasphemes, damns

Puzzle 5

Minimise the significance of something
Medicine to clear or prevent otitis
Baseball hit that doesn’t land in fair territory
Shiny silver metal, symbol Cr, metal plating usage
Supplies, furnishes with
A small arboreal nocturnal primate: galago or __
Descriptive keywords, title and abstract info
Illness, condition
Describes a wet bar of soap or a snake or eel
Black, dry Irish stout; famous beer brand

Group 432

Puzzle 1

Former name of Beijing
Hydrophobia is a historic name for this virus
Small units or booths within a supermarket
Gently, not roughly
Type of dry wine used in cooking
Household fabrics like towels, bedding, etc.
Shirt fastener
The driest desert in North America
Shiny, like healthy hair
Deserves, earns (an award)
South American cowboy

Puzzle 2

Tactile formal greeting
Lively enjoyment; unrestrained merry-making
People you don’t know
Rectangular panel behind basketball hoop
Keeping weight evenly distributed
Caring, protecting
The hosts on a plane
A home when kids, or birds, have grown up and left
To pull oneself up by the __; be self-sufficient
Uneaten food stored for the following day
__ crab; seashore creature with curved shell
Soulless creatures in Harry Potter film series
Art __, formed a singing duo with Paul Simon
Medically, the post-childbearing years

Puzzle 3

Seeing __; sharing the same opinion
Hunger, a strong desire for food
Southernmost country where Victoria Falls is found
No answers found
Carrie’s surname in Sex and the City
Strong, aggressive
Hard Italian sheep’s cheese, with Romano variety
Seafaring uniform colour
Blank bound pages for writing
Existing only in theory
This animal puffs up when threatened

Puzzle 4

“It ain’t over till the __ sings”
A feeling of distaste or hostility
Barbed, like a rose’s stalk
Mislead by false beliefs
Food without fake chemicals or growth stimulants
Little House on the __, popular 1970s TV show
Hand motion used for emphasis
Forrest Gump was born and raised in this state
Enchanted, supernatural
Skilled craftsperson; user of traditional methods
In clothing, holes through which cord is passed

Puzzle 5

__ Bad, chemistry teacher Walter White goes rogue
Tossing
Essential substance also known as retinol
Monopoly command sees a player incarcerated
Put in the shade, outshone
Sea to the west of the Balkan Peninsula
Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who can’t fib
A given criminal’s behavior pattern: “modus __”
Amount of precipitation over a timed period
Country whose capital is Addis Ababa
Blocked from view
In love with Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing
Where sailing vessels are built and maintained
Skeptic or doubter of the existence of God
Rock band with album American Idiot

Group 433

Puzzle 1

Small lump of gold
__ Scale, measure of the strength of tornadoes
Part of the eye that contains photoreceptor cells
Spanish for dove, and a girls’ name
Beneficial to all, and certainly not loss-loss
The Blue __, Attenborough explores the oceans
Ruler of China, Genghis Khan’s grandson: __ Khan
In constant search for his precious
Domesticated mammal from the Andes kept for wool
Also known as Siddhārtha Gautama
Nauseated
Without any limit or restriction
Ice cream dessert with cream, nuts and toppings

Puzzle 2

Person who believes in the supernatural and magic
The right-hand side of a boat or ship
__ eat; unlimited dining option
Diabolical, heinous
Avalanches of wet earth
Actor employed in a very minor role in a movie
In an unwise manner
Serving as a temporary substitute
Beatles song about the Liverpool of their youth
Feathery ice crystal
Grown-up years

Puzzle 3

Deep pits where stones are extracted from
Something dainty; an expensive food
Oldest bridge across the Seine in Paris
Moves forward with a plan
Colourfully-named Madonna album of 1986
Turn one when you want to ignore something
Pictures of how to do something
Intellectual, scholarly, cultural
These are alive with the sound of music
Colony insects that eat wood and create mounds

Puzzle 4

Marking with a hot iron
Instruction to keep a secret
Ruining, having a detrimental effect
Wealthy, powerful person with political influence
Military aircraft
The action of pulling or tearing away
Liticaphobia is the fear of this
Doctor played by George Clooney in ER
Subtle, not obvious
BTW to texters

Puzzle 5

Surprising and welcome event; can’t be explained
Fixed yearly sum paid to someone
Sing and dance
Bob Marley sung about shooting this official
Bravery, valour
Mean __, Scorsese film with Robert de Niro
Fall off a surfboard
Vintage, timeless
Approved, thought highly of, appreciated
Written record
Less smooth, bumpier
Capital of Libya
Oprah __, actress, chat show host and TV executive

Group 434

Puzzle 1

Describes the feet of ducks
__ du soleil, travelling show for the 21st century
Chinese dumpling
Educational facility
Assistant
The name of Pete’s Dragon in 1977 Disney film
Capital of Angola
Rare, foreign
Carved or cast figure of a person or animal
Kareem Abdul; retired LA Lakers center
Fine plaster used for coating wall surfaces

Puzzle 2

Canine battle
Top person in a commercial kitchen
Central America country; capital is Tegucigalpa
Use someone’s to cry on
Facetious, frivolous, not taking things seriously
On or ahead of time; not late
Navigating a plane
Excessive pride in oneself
Generally assumed to be the case
Month when summer starts in Australia
Halogen light filled with water and coloured wax
Name given to 11 pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Puzzle 3

What a husband is to his spouse’s parents
Time-travelling car from Back to the Future
The action of becoming wider or more open
Whirling masses of water or air
Decorative paper for covering presents
The B in the BMW car company (English translation)
Deliberately causing harassment online
Underprivileged; lacking basic needs
Travelling tour of performers
Written souvenir from a traveler
Sideboard
Chuck Taylor basketball shoe company
Tool used to help put on footwear
Flinched, shrank back in horror
CEO of Tesla and SpaceX
The sudden spread of disease
Worrying, becoming anxious

Puzzle 4

Emilio __, one of Martin Sheen’s sons
City destroyed by the lava of Mount Vesuvius
Losing candidate for president in 2017: __ Clinton
Put up with, suffered
The medicine diabetics need
Mutual friendly understanding
The R in ROFL, “__ on floor laughing”
Meet the __, sequel to Meet the Parents
Small Hawaiian stringed instrument
Block of frozen water used to keep a drink cold
Marking with a whip
Sending word to a deity

Puzzle 5

Made in celebration of a great achievement
Proficiency, skillfullness
Plant-growing container for a sill
Drew __, author of Wildflower and co-star on E.T.
Any way the __; final line of Bohemian Rhapsody
Attractive and repulsive forces between objects
Interpreted in a particular way
Inspiring love or affection
Sensors
Large Florida reptile, like a crocodile
Dancer who uses pointe shoes
Spanish translation of the word Spring
Force, compel; restrict or restrain
“Caught between a rock and a __ __”
Putting things in a specific order
Chaotic event in a restaurant or school cafeteria

Group 435

Puzzle 1

__ the Great rode upon his self-tamed Bucephalus
Both an arid Mexican State and a tiny dog breed
A skilled user of prose
Savage, fierce
Gets the better of someone
Maintain a safe distance
Sparkling wine used to celebrate
“__ roasting on an open fire” Christmas lyrics
The __; reality TV show, first aired on MTV in ’92
Warning of flames

Puzzle 2

Capital and largest city of Nova Scotia
Setting or situation, especially in literature
General __ Decimus Meridius or the Gladiator
Shabby and untidy or dirty
Educator, one who informs others for learning
Highest point on a house or building
Head supports in bed
__ room; where you sit until the doctor is ready
The original sporting games were held here
Percussion discs that form part of a drum kit
Stronghold

Puzzle 3

Containers for children’s playthings
Scooping out mud from a river
John __; played Danny Zuko in Grease
Associated with former times
Dress code for a formal, evening event
Squeeze, flatten
Menu of grape-based alcoholic beverages
Scorn, disdain, disrespect
Sounds made by a bell, or a fiery argument
The action or process of sticking to a surface
Small talk, casual conversation

Puzzle 4

Haikus have 17 of these
Researcher who developed polio vaccine in 1953
Grouped, bunched together
Unopposed shot awarded after basketball foul
Robustness, toughness, resilience
Mountainous location of the Reichenbach Falls
Tequila cocktail with lime juice
Magical 2005 rom com starring Nicole Kidman
Energy expended while at rest BMP: Basal __ Rate
Captivated, enthralled
Clear, exonerate
Walkway to a ship; pirates forced foes to walk it
A person who designs buildings
Bad __ __ __; wicked through and through

Puzzle 5

Kin
Playful, friendly exchange of teasing remarks
Four score
Charles Dickens’ workhouse boy
Movement
__ Keys sings about New York with Jay-Z
Castilian city famous for El Cid and black pudding
__ rare; semi-cooked request for steak dish
Feeling of sickness, especially when pregnant
Helena __ Carter, plays Bellatrix on Harry Potter
Make up something, create something new
Large woolen garment with a slit for the head

Group 436

Puzzle 1

The galaxy that contains our Solar System
To lay out and get a tan
Singer and actress, starred in Pillow Talk
Where an HK Internet suffix leads you to
Christopher __, Italian explorer and discoverer
Main meal accompaniment
Someone who competes on the other team
Iron plates for cooking on
Dilapidated, falling apart
Type of guards that provide safety for a building

Puzzle 2

Places for birds to sit
Fragile, delicate
Goddess of the harvest in Greek mythology
Opera type defined by woes, fighting and/or deaths
James Bond film named after a ghost, an apparition
__ split, old-fashioned phrase meaning fast
Steak or fish served raw in form of a small cake
Artist and second wife of John Lennon
Interfered
Separated
TV’s teenage witch
Paypal, credit cards & cash are all forms of this

Puzzle 3

The Great __; informal term for the countryside
Site of the battle that took place on D-Day
The most serious type of skin cancer
Velvet-like fabric with ridges running through it
A thin, cylindrical glass container used in a lab
Canine snow workers, pulling toboggans
Exploding, like a volcano
Liveliness, energy, lust for life
Melanie Griffith’s ex, Zorro portrayer: Antonio __
End of conversation, final utterance
A final point in space or time
Small, red, peppery veggies added to a salad
Disordered mixture of things
Greek god of the sea
Expressed disagreement with
Author of books
Michael Jackson’s famous backwards dance move
Largest city in New Zealand, on North Island

Puzzle 4

They live where the pyramids were built
They perform card tricks and create illusions
John Oates’ performing partner
Aim, plan
Emotional and exaggerated reactions
Area sealed off with a barrier
Protective boards for hot plates on a table
Male lens operator on a film set
__ __ chase; foolish or futile pursuit
Warship that carries missiles under water
Invasion of the Body __; 1956 sci-fi horror movie

Puzzle 5

Bear-like marsupials found in Australia
Kitchen on a ship
The D in DM on Twitter, __ Message
A silhouette, a shape or template
Scarcity
French name for the English Channel: La __
__ James, #23 plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers
Uplifting song identified with a particular group
__ Easton sang Bond theme For Your Eyes Only
A knight slays this mythical creature
Blossoms, buds, flowers
Legal expert
A band of actors
Tattered around the edges
Small bites to eat between meals

Group 437

Puzzle 1

__ Tiger; 1982 hit for Survivor
Schooled, taught
Trial of pulling strength with two teams and rope
Edwin __, famously painted The Monarch of the Glen
” ‘Cause baby you’re a ___”, sings Katy Perry
“Sayonara”: how you say goodbye in this language
Monica __, famous White House intern
On the outside
Get ready for a kiss
__ stars; rating system for fine-dining eateries
A reserve of funds used for fighting a battle
This insect can spread malaria

Puzzle 2

Touted, sold illegally
Skulking, keeping out of view
Stupendous, awesome
Dish-shaped receptacle for smokers
Asked to be a guest
Early rock music with guitars and washboard
Condemn to servitude
The religious have these, aka convictions
Aircraft with two sets of stacked wings
Nibbling grass on a pasture
Difficult to track down

Puzzle 3

Little-known competitor who is victorious
Fans of the king or queen’s family
Opening something with a key
Unwelcome house pest
Michael Myers horror film franchise
Freshwater ship
Puts into print
Game of X’s and O’s
Pretend or practice evacuation
Wednesday in Spanish
Layout of living space
The black sphere in a billiards game
Spaghetti sauce with minced meat, from Italy

Puzzle 4

Combing, tidying hair
Sweater with long sleeves & buttons on the front
Describes movement of vultures seeking out prey
Unable to leave home because of winter weather
Satisfying or appealing
Copied, mirrored
Large retail store selling a wide variety of goods
Argentinian football legend Diego __
Principles of right and wrong; ethics, scruples
TV programme with guest interviews and chat topics
Tube called the external acoustic meatus
Slow cooked little cuts of pork, Mexican style
The quality of being poisonous
Without shoes
The __ Saga; Kristen Stewart vampire series
Meddled with, played around with

Puzzle 5

Gruesome __, pair of monsters in Wacky Races
Country directly to the north of Estonia
Glued, stuck
Could be done in the sun or the tub
An ill-fated 1912 voyage took place on this ship
Gwen __, lead singer with No Doubt
Ship’s captain
Hot chili paste or powder in North African cuisine
Anonymous
Actor cast as Wolverine in nine films: Hugh __
One on the periodic table
Taxonomic group beneath genus

Group 438

Puzzle 1

Transformers mechanical lifeforms from Cybertron
Falling on a banana skin
Chemical element named after dynamite inventor
Performed in a long, continuous curve
Where scalp meets forehead
To take someone’s words out of context
Foolishly, lacking in wisdom
Of or for cooking
Depression in the ground where water accumulates
Flames in a remote forested area
Natural patterns on animals’ coats
One of the reasons for ending a boxing match
Incorporation, inclusion
Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith __

Puzzle 2

Assurance, conviction
Ended, finished
Book by Fred Gipson about a dog protecting a ranch
Tag with washing instructions
Nickname for Mars
Described in detail
The dwelling of someone who lives in solitude
With no protection; defenceless
A chemical substance released by an animal
Illegal action on a basketball court
Cuba and China both use this economic structure
Inactive, sitting, unmoving
Cocktail with bourbon, sugar and aromatic garnish

Puzzle 3

Partial refund to someone who has paid too much
Tom Cruise plays a fighter pilot in this film
Polish Nocturnes composer Frederic __
Katherine’s sister in The Taming of the Shrew
Flag or cloth bearing a symbol, logo or slogan
Tournament sport played annually at Wimbledon
Special slang used by a particular group
A __ list: wishlist of things to do before death
Memorable, sticks in your mind
Cloth interior of a coat
Soft downy skin that covers a young deer’s antler

Puzzle 4

Homo __, the human species
In Harry Potter, Dumbledore’s pet is this bird
Set of straps used to attach a horse to a cart
Anatomical term for the breastbone
Makes a solemn promise
Vehicles moving on a road or public highway
Type of lettuce in a wedge salad
Writes messily
Bullfighter
Protracted; not short
Bright colour associated with Barbie
Makeup for eyelashes

Puzzle 5

Leonard __; West Side Story composer
An evening for playing Monopoly or Scrabble
Devised a plan in the mind
Editing text for publication
Weather system with low temperatures
Not the best place for getting out of bed
Plots where grapes are harvested for winemaking
Beatles tune about a dark-feathered garden visitor
Chit chat
Moves from one’s home country to live in another
Motion used on Tinder to pass on someone
Outdoor cooking facility for savoury Italian pies
Material worn on the head while playing sports
Lucille Ball’s TV comedy with husband Desi Arnaz
Independent city-state island in South East Asia
Worthy of veneration
Romantic tale

Group 439

Puzzle 1

Tender, juicy, and tasty; type of plant
Place for parents to sit while at the playground
Furry bird-like toy that pops out of an egg
Ejection from a group or club
Construction vehicle for moving and unloading soil
Annoyed
Announcing or proclaiming, e.g. arrival of angels
With traditional values
Award category won by DiCaprio at 2016 Oscars
Expensive and sumptuous
Alarming; distressing
Units for computer storage space; GBs

Puzzle 2

Act on someone’s behalf
Paul Simon album of 1986; Elvis’s museum home
Russian city formerly named Stalingrad
Director of the thriller film Psycho
Technical equipment needed for a specific activity
Singing and drinking and having fun
Above __; more than is required
Affection from young canine
Tennis penalty for encroaching on serve
Distressing, upsetting

Puzzle 3

Set amount of money designated for a project
Whichever person
Old name for Mumbai
City where West End is akin to NYC’s Broadway
The __ Boy’s Progress: subtitle of Oliver Twist
Stage name of musician & DJ, Norman Cook: __ Slim
Not a hat, but a very hot chili pepper: Scotch __
An informer
Pure or clean according to Jewish law
Tosses a ball
Woman
Insect that swarms and eats
Greek goddess of wisdom, symbolized by an owl
Move troops into position

Puzzle 4

Comments, analysis
Second person in a plane’s cockpit
Measure of loudness
It can help to heal dry lips
Sensible; based on facts, not emotions
Suitcases, luggage
Kicking the legs out like a horse
Fire lighters
Generally speaking, on the whole
Video recorder positioned by a car’s front window
“Easy like Sunday __”, sang the Commodores
Combat specialist in a tribe
Someone up for an award
U.S. currency bills
Oval-shaped nuts that can be coated in sugar
Pre-Christian faith

Puzzle 5

A shaped piece of metal used as a pattern
To ride a sailboard fitted with a moveable sail
Leaves hurriedly and secretly to avoid capture
Checks over, examines
Moves forward, like an army
Historical hatred or ill-feeling
__ Never Dies, Sheryl Crow sang this Bond theme
Came into bloom
Natural rays streaming from above
Singeing, scorching
Caution someone in advance

Group 440

Puzzle 1

Glad tidings
Two words: danger has passed, nothing in the way
Giuseppe Verdi’s profession
Month in which Leonardo DiCaprio was born
Major religion of Greece: Christian __
Ruler with the nickname Iron Chancellor
Green alcoholic drink
Five line verse; a city in Ireland
Use these to block out sound
Return
Sits lazily

Puzzle 2

Prominent vampire family in The Twilight Saga
Queen of the Goths in Titus Andronicus
Showing courage and resolve
Painter, sculpter
A fly’s larva
The first C in BCC used in emails, blind __ copy
Transparent membrane at the front of the eyeball
Stitch used to hold tissue together in the body
Man of La __, Don Quixote musical
The leather seat worn by a horse

Puzzle 3

Places that give protection from bad weather
Follower of the teachings of Siddhārtha Gautama
Affected by a condition of swollen blue leg veins
Swaps for something else
Female firefly
Manny __, Filipino boxer
Reaching up to the level of one’s patella
Another name for Chinese parsley or coriander
Person believed to be able to cast out demons
Ring it to announce your arrival at someone’s home
Shrivelled or dried up
Extremely light and fragile, delicate

Puzzle 4

Able to be used or be effective over big distances
Related to the lungs
An explosive invented in Ancient China
Author of The Old Man and the Sea
Twisted, misrepresented
Essential, fundamental
1984 dance drama with Kevin Bacon
He played Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad
Having knowledge of the existence of something
Volte-face, complete change of mind
Winston, who served as the UK’s PM during WWII
Fish that produce the best caviar
Text showing when exactly a tweet was posted
Altitude, height

Puzzle 5

People who discriminate against the old
__ Mountain Dog, large breed from the Swiss Alps
Irrational fears
Half man, half machine, a human-looking robot
Best friends with Chewbacca
Taking part in an auction
Predominant language spoken in New Zealand
Showing talent and aptitude
Forcing air through a tube to fill a tire
Likely to meet goals or deadlines
Vigorously, quickly