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Alphabet Crosswords

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Crossword puzzles based on the letters of the alphabet. o c . che e r o t r s super

Written by Tarnie Lowson. Illustrated by Rod Jefferson. © Ready-Ed Publications - 1996. Published by Ready-Ed Publications (1996) P.O. Box 276 Greenwood Perth W.A. 6024 Email: info@readyed.com.au Website: www.readyed.com.au COPYRIGHT NOTICE Permission is granted for the purchaser to photocopy sufficient copies for non-commercial educational purposes. However, this permission is not transferable and applies only to the purchasing individual or institution.

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Introduction The modern crossword puzzle was developed in the United States, the first appearing in a New York newspaper in December, 1913.

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Since that time crosswords have become a popular pastime amongst people of all ages. As an educational aid the puzzles have proved to be excellent vocabulary builders which are appreciated by children as a relatively painless way of developing skills.

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The Alpha Words puzzles in ALPHABET CROSSWORDS will help extend 9 to 11 year old children’s skills with word definitions, spelling and vocabulary. The 26 alphabetical puzzles in the book each focus on one letter of the alphabet, with the solutions in each puzzle all having the same initial letter (apart from x, y and z). These puzzles are supplemented by some thematic puzzles based on popular concepts, while the clever illustrations on each page add a stimulating dimension to the book.

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ACROSS 2. Very appropriate. 4. To be there. 5. The fruit of a type of tree. 6. To assist, or help. 7. Resting, often at night. 9. An animal with longer ears than a horse. 11. Using a rope to descend. 12. A place for birds. 13. A yearly calendar. 15. A small hole. 17. The turning point of a line. 18. To do with learning. 20. State of being away. 21. From another place. 22. Skillful at doing something. Ready-Ed Publications

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DOWN 1. An instrument used with wood. 2. As well as. 3. A heavenly being. 4. A Chinese counting instrument. 5. A place for monks or nuns. 7. In amongst. 8. A place for sporting events. 9. A warning. 10. To assist. 11. On fire. 12. Great rage. 14. An illness. 15. Reacting badly to something. 16. To leave behind. 17. A way through something. 18. Exercise that is to do with oxygen use. 19. A report about something. 21. A large primate.

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ACROSS 1. A two wheeled machine. 2. Meat from a pig. 4. Inhaling and exhaling oxygen. 5. Someone who steals goods. 6. Without clothing or covering. 8. A day of celebration. 9. A square case used to put things in. 10. A place where lots of dough is made. 12. Water with a large amount of salt. 13. A violent snow storm. 14. The red fluid found in the body. 15. A long seat which many can sit on. 17. A wooden cylinder that usually holds liquids. 18. A looped knot in a ribbon or shoelaces. 19. Writing made up of points which represent letters. Page 4

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DOWN 1. Military wind instrument used for signals. 2. Mild or dull without interesting features. 3. To crash or destroy. 4. A place where beer is made. 5. Another name for a bunch of flowers. 6. A young child or infant. 7. You were ... on your birthday. 8. A company where people work. 10. This sort of car was made to crash into. 11. The opposite of good. 12. There are a lot of these in a fizzy drink. 13. Going in reverse is also known as going ........ . 16. Square of clay used to build houses. 17. One thousand times a million.

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ACROSS 1. Something that is familiar or usual. 2. A small job, usually done around the house. 3. A unit of temperature. 4. The bean used to make chocolate. 8. A young boy or girl. 9. A hue. 10. A light and narrow boat moved by paddles. 12. A sheet which shows the dates and months. 13. Any human that eats another human. 14. A body that moves through space. 15. A round container made of metal. 16. Care in regard to danger. 17. A system of symbols used to communicate.

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DOWN 1. A ring or disc. 3. Fancy dress is also called this. 5. A spiral usually found in hair. 6. Transparent. 7. A three-dimensional square. 8. The middle of an area. 11. A long piece of wax with a wick. 12. A person guilty of a crime. 13. Small bits of coloured paper, thrown at weddings. 14. A shiny metal used on cars. 15. To weep or shed tears.

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ACROSS 2. A rough plan made before final copy. 3. A period of ten years. 5. A group of twelve. 7. To multiply by two. 8. To fear something greatly. 10. Sickness caused by infection. 11. Drops of water that collect on a cool surface at night. 12. The time of light between sunrise and sunset. 13. Unable to hear. 14. A small cake with a hole in the middle. 15. Any chemical substance used for treating disease. 16. A colourless, extremely hard gem. 17. To change from a course. 18. To perform a deed.

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DOWN 1. A state of stunned shock. 2. To move the feet and body in time to music. 4. To remove or erase something. 5. Covered or marked with filth. 6. Covered with grimy powder. 7. A mythical monster who breathed fire. 8. A very small person. 9. To interrupt the progress of something. 10. A friendly marine animal. 11. A barrier built across a river to create a lake. 13. The time of daybreak. 14. To change your appearance to hide your identity. 15. A table that you write upon. 17. A domestic canine.

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ACROSS 1. A mistake or inaccuracy. 2. A green gem of great value. 4. Any one contesting a line-up of sports. 6. The way out of an area. 7. To drain the energy of, or to tire out someone. 8. A person hostile to you. 11. The covering of one celestial body by another. 12. The drive or force to do something active. 14. This sort of blanket stays warm all night. 16. The most powerful members of a group. 18. The official language of Britain and the USA. 20. The joint between the upper arm and the lower arm. 21. The organ that you hear with. 23. A car wouldn’t move without one. 24. To want something that someone else owns. Ready-Ed Publications

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ACROSS 2. A group consisting of parents and children. 3. A smell given off - especially by a chemical reaction. 4. All plant life of a given place. 5. To be unable to remember. 6. A short tune played on brass instruments at a celebration. 8. Another word for a movie. 9. A large wooded area with many trees and plants. 11. Cloudy air making it hard to see - like mist. 13. The second month of the year. 14. A bird that is used for food or hunting. 15. A circular instrument that is blown into. 16. A relic preserved from a past age. 17. Cooked in fat or oil. 18. To lose brightness or colour. Page 8

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DOWN 1. An amphibian that hops and eats flies. 2. A blossom on a plant. 3. Resulting in death. 4. Bubbly liquid is said to be this. 7. The down that birds have that help them fly. 8. A small number of people. 9. Turned into or covered with ice. 10. Opposite of passing a test. 12. A building holding machines for making goods. 13. Copying something for a dishonest purpose. 14. A short moral story, usually with animal characters. 15. The side that is forward and most often seen. 17. To burn with a sudden bright flame.

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ACROSS 1. A game played over 18 holes. 3. This herb is said to keep vampires away. 4. A small lizard that likes the sun. 6. The pink tissue around your teeth. 7. A long narrow channel in a piece of wood. 8. A metal plate-like disc which is struck. 10. A legendary creature who watches over treasure. 11. Drawings or messages written on walls. 13. The largest ape. 14. A four footed animal that has a beard. 15. A shiny surface reflecting light is said to do this. 16. A thick, fatty oil.

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DOWN 1. An amusing contest. 2. A hand covering, worn for warmth. 3. A long narrow boat steered by a long pole. 4. A break or opening in a fence. 5. A spirit of a dead person that haunts. 6. A visitor to your home. 8. To move or start. 9. A female child. 10. A mythical figure of enormous size. 11. A slow moving mass of ice. 12. A mixture of rock fragments and pebbles. 13. A pickled small cucumber. 14. Dogs do this when angry. 15. A musical instrument with six strings.

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ACROSS 2. The part of a mug used to pick it up. 4. A long spear thrown when hunting whales. 5. Ghosts are said to do this to old houses. 6. A game using long sticks and a ball. 7. Police do this to criminals. 8. A bird of prey with keen eyesight. 10. An institution for medical treatment. 12. A sweet thick liquid made by bees. 14. Horny covering at the end of the foot of a horse. 15. A port where the ships stop. 16. A place you go to after death. 17. A small house or shelter. 18. A snack food with a sausage in a long roll. 19. Relating to God.

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ACROSS 1. A net without its head. 2. Natives of North America. 4. Used to get wrinkles out of clothing. 5. A small animal such as a spider or fly. 6. Your reflection in a mirror is one. 8. Another word for hurting yourself. 9. People born in Ireland. 10. To be sick or unwell. 11. Organized activity concerned with making saleable goods. 12. An object that is adored as a god. 13. A thing or unit included on a list. 14. To examine closely for faults or errors. 16. To refuse to notice someone.

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DOWN 1. An alphabetical list and page numbers in the back of a book. 3. The money earned over a certain period of time. 5. Not out. 6. A white substance from which elephant tusks are made. 7. Land that is surrounded by water. 8. A young baby. 10. The poisoned type of this plant gives you a rash. 11. Against the law. 13. An irritation of the skin that makes you scratch. 14. Crazy or of unsound mind. 15. To ask someone somewhere is to do this.

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ACROSS 2. A person who rides horses in races. 3. The largest planet and fifth from the sun. 6. A spear-like pole thrown for sport. 7. To leap up in the air. 8. A precious gem or stone. 9. Bells make this sound. 10. To scorn or laugh at somebody. 12. The act of throwing things and catching them. 15. A clown who performed for kings. 17. A precious green stone that is sometimes carved. 18. A large prize that may be won in a lottery. 19. A multiflavoured dessert set with gelatine. 21. A rough edge can be described as this.

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DOWN 1. A long trip from one place to another. 3. A jelly-like sweet. 4. A person younger in years. 5. Tokyo is the capital of this empire. 6. The bone that your lower teeth are attached to. 8. Envious and resentful of someone. 10. Rubbish or objects to be thrown away. 11. The first one of the year. 12. A person who cleans for money. 13. A short coat worn to keep you warm. 14. A pier stretching into the water. 15. A forest with very thick vegetation. 17. To bump sharply against something. 20. A preserve made with fruit.

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ACROSS 1. A small barrel usually holding beer. 3. A person who fought in heavy armour. 4. A young cat. 5. A cutting instrument. 6. Very eager to do something. 8. A Japanese system of unarmed combat. 9. The bone that covers your knee. 10. Helps to keep a boat steady. 11. A person in charge of animals at the zoo. 12. A yellowish-brown colour used in the army. 14. An Australian hopping mammal. 15. A joint of the finger. 17. A very hot oven where clay is baked and set. 18. A young goat. 19. A tartan skirt worn by Scotsmen. Ready-Ed Publications

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DOWN 1. A line with a running noose at the end. 2. This grows off the stem of a plant. 3. A number of animals born at one time. 5. A woolly-haired South African animal 7. A clear case for enclosing a light. 8. A meal taken in the middle of the day. 9. A ferocious, spotted African carnivore. 10. The meat of a young sheep. 11. A humorous verse with five lines. 12. Small in amount. 13. A part of the body. 14. Tanned skin of an animal. 17. A moveable piece which closes an open jar.

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DOWN 1. Something that is unexplained or unknown. 2. A female parent that gives care. 3. Used for payment. 4. Supernatural power beyond that of humans. 6. White liquid. 7. A fleshy fungus - usually shaped like an umbrella. 8. A mechanical apparatus used for work. 9. Cereal of oats, wheat germ and fruit. 10. Science of measurement such as algebra. 11. The body which revolves around the earth monthly. 12. A remedy used in treating disease. 14. A metal which attracts certain other metals. 15. A regular repast of the day, i.e. lunch. 16. Indigenous people of New Zealand.

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ACROSS 1. A movement of the head. 2. A point of the compass. 4. A person who cares for the sick. 5. An organ used for breathing. 6. A sound, especially one that is loud. 7. Something that is not very wide. 9. A slender piece of metal used for joining. 10. A whinnying or a horse-like sound. 12. Occurring by night. 13. A structure formed by a bird for its young. 14. Something not artificial, or false. 16. The eleventh month of the year. 17. A lace-like fabric meshed for a purpose.

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DOWN 1. A dried fruit eaten both raw and cooked. 2. A young male servant for an important person. 3. A mammal closely related to the bear - they live in the Himalayas and China. 5. Nightwear. 6. A small crustacean used for food and bait. 8. A water-dwelling, egg laying Australian mammal. 9. A substance created from a fibrous material - usually in thin sheets. 10. A structure built of stone, that has sides that are triangles. 12. An aquatic bird that cannot fly. 14. An edible root of a plant. 15. An Italian meal consisting of dough and toppings. 16. A mammal that is omnivorous and is used in sausages. 17. An excursion where food is eaten out of doors. 18. The young offspring of a dog.

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ACROSS 1. A word used to describe something complete. 3. A pit used for the purpose of obtaining stone. 4. A characteristic that someone possesses, e.g. kindness. 5. A female monarch. 7. An Australian state. 8. A dispute between people. 9. A nauseous feeling in the stomach. 10. A case used for holding arrows. 11. A search made to find something of value.

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DOWN 1. A large bird with a long neck. 2. A rest in which you are totally inactive. 4. The upper part of the head out of which hair grows. 5. A game with a round ball and eleven players. 6. Something that makes no sound. 7. A covering for a part of the body that has a sole. 8. A figure made out of packed snow. 9. A place where instructions are given to children. 11. To strike someone with an open hand. 12. A lengthy narrow flag. 13. Material in which plants grow. 14. A gem that is deep blue in colour. 16. A person who serves in the military services. 17. I can not tell you this clue. 20. A number that is represented by the symbol VI. Page 21


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ACROSS 1. A soft, furry material. 3. When there is no air in an area, this occurs. 4. A sour and acid liquid taken from wine. 5. A depression between hills or mountains. 7. A religious man that acts in place of a priest. 9. A sentimental card given to show love. 11. A piece of material worn over the face. 12. A small group of houses in the country. 14. A container used to hold flowers. 15. A person who ruins others’ property. 16. A vessel in the body that carries blood.

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DOWN 1. Something worn to hide baldness. 2. An acacia with yellow or cream flowers. 3. A brave fighting man. 4. These cast evil spells on you. 5. When something is destroyed, it becomes this. 7. A stout Australian mammal. 8. A conflict between two nations or states. 9. A thin biscuit, often used in icecream. 11. Charlotte wrote in hers. 13. Dobermans are usually these. 14. A barrier to deep people out. 15. The act of getting married. 16. If you acquire this, you will be lucky. 17. A colour that reflects all the rays of sunlight. 18. Written on many doormats. 20. A movement of the hand.

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ACROSS 2. To move slowly from side to side. 4. A number of small parts that form a whole. 6. A climbing plant or vine. 7. A rich man. 10. This Egyptian object is said to have magical powers. 12. Something that is used to join animals together. 13. The day before. 15. These people are wise to wear helmets. 16. A long-haired ox, found in Tibet. 17. A piece of enclosed ground near a house. 19. This is what makes bread rise. 20. A hard, black wood. 21. Another name for wool. 22. A loud cry or scream. 23. Used to change the colour of things. Ready-Ed Publications

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DOWN 1. Rhymes with net. 2. In summer, this is usually blue. 3. A vessel used for cruising or racing. 5. A bright colour between orange and green. 8. Curdled milk used for eating. 9. Something for which there is no explanation. 11. To pull hard and quickly. 14. Something that is distant or further away. 16. A flat toy on a string. 17. Something you do when you’re tired. 18. To sing in the manner of the Swiss. 19. Being in the early stages of life. 21. The part of an egg which is not white. 22. To give assent or to affirm something.

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Puzzle Number 2 - B Words

Puzzle Number 3 - C Words

ACROSS 1. APT 5. ACORN 7. ASLEEP 11. ABSEIL 13. ALMANAC 17. ANGLE 20. ABSENCE 22. ABLE

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Puzzle Number 4 - D Words

Puzzle Number 5 - E Words

Puzzle Number 6 - F Words

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Puzzle Number 9 - I Words

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Solutions to Puzzles Puzzle Number 10 - J Words

Puzzle Number 11 - K Words

Puzzle Number 12 - L Words

ACROSS 2. JOCKEY 6. JAVELIN 8. JEWEL 10. JEER 15. JESTER 18. JACKPOT 21. JAGGED

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Puzzle Number 14 - N Words

Puzzle Number 15 - O Words

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2. OTTER 5. OCEAN 7. OVERDUE 9. OZONE 12. ODOUR 15. OYSTER

3. PEARL 6. POST 8. PADLOCK 10. PIRANHA 12. PRICKLE 14. POSSUM 19. PIANO

2. ORGAN 4. ORCHARD 6. OVEN 9. ONION 11. ORANGE

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2. METRE 4. MOAT 7. MORNING 10. MOUSE 12. MOUNTAIN 15. MARS 18. MOVIE

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2. PAGE 5. PYJAMAS 8. PLATYPUS 10. PYRAMID 14. POTATO 16. PIG 18. PUPPY

Puzzle Number 17 - Q Words

Puzzle Number 18 - R Words

ACROSS 1. QUITE 4. QUALITY 7. QUEENSLAND 9. QUEASY 11. QUEST

3. QUARRY 5. QUEEN 8. QUARREL 10. QUIVER

DOWN 1. QUAY 3. QUARTZ 6. QUACK 8. QUARTER 10. QUEUE

ACROSS 2. RABBIT 6. RAZOR 11. RAM 15. REFEREE 17. ROUND 19. ROCKET

2. QUICHE 4. QUINTET 7. QUESTION 9. QUIRKY

DOWN 1. RIGHT 3. RIBBON 5. RHUBARB 8. ROSEBUD 10. RAIN 13. REFLEX 16. RADIO 19. RUIN

5. ROOSTER 8. RUBBER 12. RECORDER 16. RING 18. ROAD 20. RIP 2. REPEAT 4. RAT 7. RHYME 9. RECIPE 12. RECYCLE 14. ROBOT 18. RAFT

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Solutions to Puzzles Puzzle Number 20 - T Words

Puzzle Number 21 - U Words

ACROSS 2. SHEEP 5. SNAKE 10. SCORCH 13. STAR 15. SPARKLER 19. SCARLET 22. SADDLE

3. SAY 8. SPINACH 11. STORM 14. SKELETON 18. SHAMPOO 21. SIREN

ACROSS 2. TITLE 5. THORN 8. TOURIST 12. THICK 17. TAR 19. THUNDER 21. TABLE

4. TUG 6. TRIANGLE 10. TOMATO 13. TELESCOPE 18. TOOTH 20. TONGUE

DOWN 1. SWAN 4. SCALP 6. SILENT 8. SNOWMAN 11. SMACK 13. SOIL 16. SOLDIER 20. SIX

2. SLEEP 5. SOCCER 7. SHOE 9. SCHOOL 12. STREAMER 14. SAPPHIRE 17. SECRET

DOWN 1. TUNA 5. TICKET 7. TURBAN 9. TRAY 11. TERMITE 14. TOE 16. TWIG 18. TIGER

ACROSS 1. UNITED 3. URN 6. USE 8. UMPIRE 11. UNDO 14. UNICORN 17. UPSET 20. UNDER

3. TOWER 6. TWILIGHT 8. TRAFFIC 10. TADPOLE 12. TEN 15. THROAT 17. TYPE

r o e t s Bo r e p ok u S DOWN 1. URCHIN 3. UTE 5. UPON 9. UGLY 11. URANUS 13. UPSTAIRS 15. UNDRESS

2. ULCER 5. UNIT 7. UNIFORM 9. US 13. UNICYCLE 16. UNDERARM 19. UNKEMPT

2. UNCLE 4. ULURU 7. UTENSIL 10. ULTIMATE 12. UMBRELLA 14. UP 18. UNITE

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Puzzle Number 19 - S Words

Puzzle Number 22 - V Words

Puzzle Number 23 - W Words

Puzzle Number 24 - X Words

ACROSS 1. VELVET 4. VINEGAR 7. VICAR 11. VEIL 13. VASE 15. VANDAL

ACROSS 1. WARP 5. WAIST 10. WINDOW 13. WARDROBE 17. WHALE 19. WINDMILL 21. WHISTLE

ACROSS 4. HEXAGON 6. FIX 9. MEXICAN 14. SIXTIETH 16. ANXIOUS 19. OXYGEN 21. EXIT

2. WIGWAM 6. WRIST 12. WARM 16. WINTER 18. WORKMAN 20. WET

5. INDEX 7. XMAS 13. EXTRA 15. AXIS 17. LATEX 20. PIXIE 23. WAX

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Puzzle Number 25 - Y Words ACROSS 2. SWAY 6. IVY 10. PYRAMID 13. YESTERDAY 16. YAK 19. YEAST 21. YARN 23. DYE DOWN 1. YET 3. YACHT 8. YOGHURT 11. EYELASH 14. YONDER 17. YAWN 19. YOUNG 22. YES

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4. SYSTEM 7. TYCOON 12. YOKE 15. CYCLIST 17. YARD 20. EBONY 22. YELL

2. SKY 5. YELLOW 9. MYSTERY 12. YANK 16. YOYO 18. YODEL 21. YOLK

DOWN 1. WIG 3. WARRIOR 5. WRECK 8. WAR 11. WEB 14. WALL 16. WEALTH 18. WELCOME

2. WATTLE 4. WITCH 7. WOMBAT 9. WAFER 13. WATCHDOG 15. WEDDING 17. WHITE 20. WAVE

DOWN 1. PREFIX 3. HOAX 8. COMPLEX 10. RELAX 12. REFLEX 22. TAX

2. SANDBOX 7. XRAY 9. MAXIMUM 11. GALAXY 18. BOXER

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3. VACUUM 5. VALLEY 9. VALENTINE 12. VILLAGE 14. VIEW 16. VEIN

o c . che e r o t r s super Puzzle Number 26 - Z Words ACROSS 2. ZERO 5. BLAZE 9. ZIGZAG 13. ZEST 18. GLAZIER 21. OZONE DOWN 1. DOZE 6. ZODIAC 10. ZOMBIE 12. LAZY 16. ZEBRA 20. ZINC

3. ZIP 7. DIZZY 11. ZIRCONIA 15. SIZZLE 19. RAZOR 22. AMAZE

4. PIZZA 8. LIZARD 11. ZUCCHINI 14. TRAPEZE 17. ZOO

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Solutions to Thematic Puzzles Puzzle Number 28 - Sports

ACROSS 3. WHALE 5. BIPED 8. MARSUPIAL 11. CAT 15. GNU 19. OMNIVORE 25. CHEETAH 28. INSECT 30. MONKEY

4. CROCODILE 7. ROOSTER 10. REPTILE 13. ARACHNID 16. WILDEBEEST 22. FISH 27. LION 29. MAMMAL 31. KIWI

ACROSS 1. WALKING 9. GOLF 13. SOCCER 18. BASKETBALL 22. HOCKEY 25. HURDLING 28. SCULLING

DOWN 1. ZEBRA 4. CARNIVORE 8. MOLLUSC 12. HERBIVORE 17. ELEPHANT 20. DEER 22. FOWL 24. OWL

2. VERTEBRATE 6. PUMA 9. PERSON 14. DOG 18. GIRAFFE 21. WALLABY 23. HYENA 26. SHARK

5. RELAYS 12. CANOEING 16. CHESS 20. ATHLETICS 24. HURLING 27. DIVING 29. FRISBEE

r o e t s Bo r e p ok u S DOWN 2. KARATE 4. FENCING 7. SWIMMING 10. FISHING 14. YACHTING 17. SQUASH 21. BOXING 26. RUGBY

3. JOGGING 6. ARCHERY 8. FOOTBALL 11. CRICKET 15. WRESTLING 19. LACROSSE 23. TENNIS

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Puzzle Number 27 - Animals

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ACROSS 1. BASIC 7. CHIP 13. CDROM 17. GRAPHICS 21. SOFTWARE 26. NETWORK 29. INTERNET 35. CIRCUIT 40. CURSOR

ACROSS 1. MARS 7. SOLAR 9. ALIEN 15. GALAXY 21. CONSTELLATION 24. ASTEROID 29. MILKYWAY 31. PLUTO

DOWN 2. APPLE 4. LASER 8. BACKUP 10. BUG 14. DATABASE 18. BYTE 22. MONITOR 24. NOTEBOOK 27. OCR 30. TEXT 33. INPUT 36. INKJET 39. FONT

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6. RAM 11. PIXELS 16. DISK 19. FLOPPY 25. MAINFRAME 28. PLOTTER 31. ROM 37. COMPUTER 41. MODEM

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DOWN 2. ROBOT 5. COSMONAUT 10. LIGHTYEAR 13. SPACESUIT 17. ARMSTRONG 19. BLACKHOLE 22. SHUTTLE 26. COMET

4. SCIENTIST 8. SATELLITE 12. ASTRONAUT 16. NASA 23. LUNAR 27. ORBIT 30. GRAVITY

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3. PLANET 6. SCIFI 11. SUN 14. GALILEO 18. UNIVERSE 20. STAR 25. DOCK 28. EARTH

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3. IBM 5. PC 9. GAMES 12. SCANNER 15. BIT 20. LAPTOP 23. DATA 25. MEGABYTE 28. PRINTER 32. OUTPUT 34. VIRUS 38. BOOT

N.B. A number of answers shown above would normally be hyphenated or be expressed as two words.

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