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Oceans, Icebergs & Iago: Puzzles #274

Crossword

by Ella Bernard

Down:

2. Swiss city known for its medieval architecture

3. “and others”, academically

4. Long reprimand

5. Talk casually

7. ___ Loose or ____ Ten

8. Silver, elementally

9. Damp and moldy smelling

10. North European form of medieval song, popularized by Marie de France

11. Sound of confusion

12. Sightseer

13. Mr. Worldwide

18. Upper leg

22. Card game for two

23. Not a chance

24. Fails to be

25. Captain’s place on a ship

31. Mournful Greek poem

35. Belief

37. Spellcast

39. Spanish bear

44. 2022 cult hit slasher film starring Mia Goth

49. Every tea drinker has a collection of these

50. Purposely deceives

51. Has more troops than

52. Sheet of glass

53. Let someone explain

54. Steamed bun

55. Ginormous

56. Big name in juice

57. Spitting image of an alpaca

59. Fitting name for a Dalmatian

63. Someone with a disregard for the environment when waiting in their car

71. ER cardiac charts

75. Energy Networks Association

76. Back muscle, in gym slang


Across:

1. Sheep’s wool coating

7. “There's something rotten in Denmark” -Marcelius

14. US state home to Arches National Park

15. Iconic cactus species

17. Diamond unit

20. Liu who played Ken in Barbie (2023)

21. “If music be the food of love, play on.” (Orsino, Act 1 Scene 1)

27. Musical measurement

29. Apple’s mobile operating system

30. Center of a hurricane

33. Type of final resting place

34. When wet, hit British indie rock band

36. League competing for the Stanley Cup

38. The (pl.), Spanish

42. “O brave new world, That has such people in't.” (Miranda, Act 5 Scene 1)

48. Freud’s “The Id and the ____”

50. Bathroom, to the UK

52. It can be basic…

54. Inlet on the sea

56. “Beware the ides of march” -Soothsayer

61. That little piece of plastic on the end of your shoelace

62. Birthplace of pizza

66. Withdrawals happen here

67. In 59 A.D. this Roman emperor went too far and had his mom, Agrippina, murdered; also a pleasant cafe

70. Lament

73. “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy: It is the green-eyed monster which mock the meat it feeds on.” (Iago, Act 3 Scene 3)

77. Alias preceder

80. Whisky, on the rocks or ____

82. Road trip time passer

86. Largest terrestrial planet in our solar system



Anagrams: Scottish Cities & Towns

AWSOGGL

INEUGHBRD

IARKNCMOLK

SBDARNEE

DEEERBAN

ENVRSENSI

GLINE

TVGLIOINNS

NLIAHTMO

EREDNFLNIMU

GIENBEWDR

AALOL



Word Search

Snow

Wind

Tree

Ocean

Rain

Frost

Oak

Sands

Highlands

Seagull

Birch

Valley

Worm

Mushroom

Autumn

Moss

Stone

River

Foliage

Forest



Caesar Cipher

The Caesar Cipher is a rudimentary method of cryptology where each letter is replaced with another letter a few spaces down in the alphabet. For example, a = b, b = c, etc. Figure out the cryptic pattern here to decipher the quote!


“N btzqi qnpj, nk N rfd, yt yfpj dtz ts f xywfslj otzwsjd.”


Hint: In this 1975 musical comedy film, the narrator introduces us to a bizarre series of events orchestrated by a scientist from the galaxy of Transylvania.



Stepdown

Use the hints below to fill in the blanks below. Then, figure out what the last word is using the letters from the pyramid!

  1. Singular

  2. “Thank you”, informal

  3. Expression of creativity

  4. You don’t want these in your cupboard!

  5. Look at intensely

  6. Towards the rear of a ship


Connections

by Ella Bernard


Find four groups of four words that share a common theme!

​Mars

Heath

Starr

Joel

Crunch

John

Twix

Star

Iceberg

Rocket

Bowie

Gem

Butter

Reese's

Frisee

Planet



ISSUE 273 ANSWERS:


Crossword


Anagrams

CHESS

CHECKERS

MONOPOLY

SCRABBLE

YAHTZEE

CLUE

SEQUENCE

CANDYLAND

BATTLESHIP

PICTIONARY

MOUSETRAP

OTHELLO


Caesar Cipher

“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.” Shakespeare, Macbeth


Stepdown

  1. S

  2. Es

  3. Set

  4. Rest

  5. Reset

  6. Street

  7. Letters


Connections

Parts of a duck:

Bill, Foot, Wing, Head


To make up:

Coin, Create, Conceive, Invent


____worthy:

Note, Trust, News, Sea


Units of measurement:

Pound, Meter, Gram, Second





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