More Cross Words!

more cross wordsFunny how “more cross words” and “more crosswords” can seem to be the same but are actually so diferrent.

In this article, clearly the words are good ones, not cross ones.

But to get your attention, I broke the word into two … after finding more words that I had to look up while doing the Sunday Boston Globe magazine crossword puzzle. And yes. Then “cross words” came into play! Even though the letters fit, I had no idea about the answers for some of clues.

So, let’s see how you fare in this word challenge. The words on the left are the answers that were in the crossword puzzle. The words on the right were the clues, but they’re all mixed up.

Which word goes with which clue?

UVULA………..set of stairs

HINNY…………impact sound

RIVE……………make fuzzy

STILE………….a performer

BLEAR………..part of the soft palate

MAAM…………offspring of a female donkey & a male horse

BLAM………….took too much

ODED………….elided title

BUSKER………tear apart

Ready for the answers?

UVULA………..part of the soft palate

HINNY…………offspring of a female donkey & a male horse

RIVE……………tear apart

STILE…………..a set of stairs

BLEAR…………make fuzzy

MAAM………….elided title

BLAM…………..impact sound

ODED…………..took too much

BUSKER………a performer

In case you’re not familiar with ODED, it’s usually written as OD’d or ODed. Overdosed. Yeah, I couldn’t figure it out for quite a while, either. I kept reading it as “o-ded,” which made NO sense. (That happens a lot when I do these puzzles.)

Yes. I had to look up “elided.” Not a word that I’ve seen much, maybe not ever.

And remember: you have something to work with: a list of possible answers. Also, there are certainly better definitions for some of the words, but that’s just another challenge for those of us who do the puzzles. Sometimes we know the word, but the definition isn’t exactly clear.

So, how did you do? Do you feel smarter … or not?

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