Sunday, March 14, 2010

ANSWERS - March B

The answers to this week's mini crossword puzzle (Word Puzzler - March B) were:

Q1. The 1989 Best Picture Winner, ____ Man (2 points)  RAIN

Q2. The 81st Academy Awards presentation was hosted by Hugh _______ (2 points)  JACKMAN

Q3. The 1990 Best Picture Winner, Driving Miss _____ (1 point)  DAISY

Q4. The Oscars are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and ________ (AMPAS) (3 points)  SCIENCES

Q5. The 82nd Academy Awards will be held at the _____ Theatre, Hollywood (2 points)   KODAK

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

WORD PUZZLER - March B


Q1. The 1989 Best Picture Winner, ____ Man (2 points)

Q2. The 81st Academy Awards presentation was hosted by Hugh _______ (2 points)

Q3. The 1990 Best Picture Winner, Driving Miss _____ (1 point)

Q4. The Oscars are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and ________ (AMPAS) (3 points)

Q5. The 82nd Academy Awards will be held at the _____ Theatre, Hollywood (2 points)

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ANSWERS - March A

The answers to this week's mini crossword puzzle (Word Puzzler - March A) were:

Q1. After controversy during the 2002 Winter Olympics, the International _______ System became mandatory at all international figure skating competitions in 2006 (2 points)  JUDGING

Q2. A type of figure skating spin postion and an animal that lives in the desert (1 point)  CAMEL

Q3. An ice skate blade is made of _____ (1 point) METAL

Q4. In figure skating, term used for traveling multi-rotation turns on one foot (3 points)  TWIZZLES

Q5. There are two categories of jumps in figure skating, toe and ____ (2 points)  EDGE

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

WORD PUZZLER - March A


Q1. After controversy during the 2002 Winter Olympics, the International _______ System became mandatory at all international figure skating competitions in 2006 (2 points)

Q2. A type of figure skating spin postion and an animal that lives in the desert (1 point)

Q3. An ice skate blade is made of _____ (1 point)

Q4. In figure skating, term used for traveling multi-rotation turns on one foot (3 points)

Q5. There are two categories of jumps in figure skating, toe and ____ (2 points)


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ANSWERS - February C

The answers to this week's mini crossword puzzle (Word Puzzler - February C) were:

Q1. The country that has hosted the Winter Olympics the most times: United ______ (1 points) STATES

Q2. The sport most recently added to the Winter Olympic competitive schedule (2 points) SNOWBOARDING

Q3. Town in Russia that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics (3 points) SOCHI

Q4. The only country ever to have boycotted a Winter Olympic Games (3 points) TAIWAN

Q5. The town that hosted the first post-war Winter Olympic Games (2 points)  ST MORITZ

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

WORD PUZZLER - February C


Q1. The country that has hosted the Winter Olympics the most times: United ______ (1 points)

Q2. The sport most recently added to the Winter Olympic competitive schedule (2 points)

Q3. Town in Russia that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics (3 points)

Q4. The only country ever to have boycotted a Winter Olympic Games (3 points)

Q5. The town that hosted the first post-war Winter Olympic Games (2 points)


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ANSWERS - February B

The answers to this week's mini crossword puzzle (Word Puzzler - February B) were:

Q1. According to legend it was ______ that named years after 12 animals, forming the Chinese Calendar / Zodiac (3 points) BUDDHA

Q2. Traditionally Chinese visit the ______ members of their family on the first day of Chinese New Year (2 points)  OLDEST

Q3. 2010 is the year of the _____   (2 points)  TIGER

Q4. Favoured colour for New Year celebrations, symbolizing fire  (1 point)  RED

Q5. Light traditionally carried in an evening parade under the full moon (2 points)  LANTERN

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

WORD PUZZLER - February B

Q1. According to legend it was ______ that named years after 12 animals, forming the Chinese Calendar / Zodiac (3 points)

Q2. Traditionally Chinese visit the ______ members of their family on the first day of Chinese New Year (2 points)

Q3. 2010 is the year of the _____   (2 points)

Q4. Favoured colour for New Year celebrations, symbolizing fire  (1 point)

Q5. Light traditionally carried in an evening parade under the full moon (2 points)

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ANSWERS - February A

The answers to this week's mini crossword puzzle (Word Puzzler - February A) were:

Q1. 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City) mascot trio, a ______, a hare and a bear  ( 2 points)  COYOTE

Q2. Sidekick of the 2010 Winter Olympics mascots, a Vancouver Island ______ (1 point)  MARMOT

Q3. 1998 Winter Olympics (Nagano) mascot quartet, four ____ (2 points)  OWLS

Q4. 2000 Summer Olympics (Sydney) mascot trio, a __________, a platypus and an echidna  (2 points)  KOOKABURRA

Q5. 2008 Summer Paralympics (Beijing) mascot, a multi-coloured ___ (3 points)  COW

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

WORD PUZZLER - February A



Q1. 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City) mascot trio, a ______, a hare and a bear  ( 2 points)

Q2. Sidekick of the 2010 Winter Olympics mascots, a Vancouver Island ______ (1 point)

Q3. 1998 Winter Olympics (Nagano) mascot quartet, four ____ (2 points)

Q4. 2000 Summer Olympics (Sydney) mascot trio, a __________, a platypus and an echidna  (2 points)

Q5. 2008 Summer Paralympics (Beijing) mascot, a multi-coloured ___ (3 points)

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ANSWERS - January E

The answers to this week's mini crossword puzzle (Word Puzzler - January E) were:

Q1. Blooms, blossoms  (1 point)  FLOWERS

Q2. The part of a plant where photosynthesis occurs (2 points)  LEAF

Q3. The underground organ of a plant that absorbs water and nutrients (2 points)  ROOT

Q4. Term for a plant that is expected to live for more than 3 growing seasons (3 points)  PERENNIAL

Q5. Underground food storage organs of dormant plants; daffodils grow from these (3 points)  BULBS

The winner of the January 2010 competition is Balrub - congratulations!

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

WORD PUZZLER - January E

Q1. Blooms, blossoms  (1 point)

Q2. The part of a plant where photosynthesis occurs (2 points)

Q3. The underground organ of a plant that absorbs water and nutrients (2 points)

Q4. Term for a plant that is expected to live for more than 3 growing seasons (3 points)

Q5. Underground food storage organs of dormant plants; daffodils grow from these (3 points)

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ANSWERS - January D

The answers to this week's mini crossword puzzle (Word Puzzler - January D) were:

Q1. A short description of a book used for promotional purposes, often found on the back cover  (2 points) BLURB

Q2. One of the main divisions of writing of relative length  (2 points) CHAPTER

Q3. Storyline; order of events in narrative  (2 points) PLOT

Q4. A decorative illustration facing a book's title page  (3 points) FRONTISPIECE

Q5. ISBN, International Standard Book ______  (1 point) NUMBER


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Sunday, January 24, 2010

WORD PUZZLER - January D


Q1. A short description of a book used for promotional purposes, often found on the back cover  (2 points)

Q2. One of the main divisions of writing of relative length  (2 points)

Q3. Storyline; order of events in narrative  (2 points)

Q4. A decorative illustration facing a book's title page  (3 points)

Q5. ISBN, International Standard Book ______  (1 point)

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ANSWERS & WINNER - January C


The answers to this week's mini crossword puzzle (Word Puzzler - January C) were:

Q1. All people have the right to medical care regardless of ____, religion, creed or political affiliation (3 points)  RACE

Q2. Medecins Sans Frontieres, Doctors Without _______ (2 points) BORDERS

Q3. World ______ - relief and development organisation focussing on children; sight ( 2 point)  VISION

Q4. World's largest humanitarian aid agency, The United _______ World Food Programme (WFP) (2 points)   NATIONS

Q5. Red _____ - international humanitarian organisation founded in 1863 (1 point)  CROSS

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

WORD PUZZLER - January C




Q1. All people have the right to medical care regardless of ____, religion, creed or political affiliation (3 points)

Q2. Medecins Sans Frontieres, Doctors Without _______ (2 points)

Q3. World ______ - relief and development organisation focussing on children; sight ( 2 point)

Q4. World's largest humanitarian aid agency, The United _______ World Food Programme (WFP) (2 points)

Q5. Red _____ - international humanitarian organisation founded in 1863 (1 point)

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ANSWERS & WINNER - January B


The answers to this week's mini crossword puzzle (Word Puzzler - January B) were:

Q1. Musical scale with twelve pitches; derived from the Greek word meaning 'colour' (3 points) CHROMATIC

Q2. The use of chords; derived from the Greek word for 'agreement' (2 points) HARMONY

Q3. Music is an art form whose medium is _____ (1 point) SOUND

Q4. The frequency of a sound (3 points) PITCH

Q5. Musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes; French word for 'key' (2 points) CLEF

The winner this week was Balrub, scoring the full 11 points on offer.
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

WORD PUZZLER - January B



Q1. Musical scale with twelve pitches; derived from the Greek word meaning 'colour'  (3 points)

Q2. The use of chords; derived from the Greek word for 'agreement'  (2 points)

Q3. Music is an art form whose medium is _____  (1 point)

Q4. The frequency of a sound (3 points)

Q5. Musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes; French word for 'key' (2 points)

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ANSWERS - January A


The answers to this week's mini crossword puzzle (Word Puzzler - January A) were:

Q1. The modern game of tennis originated from the United _______ (1 point)  KINGDOM

Q2. The court surface at the French Open (2 points)  CLAY

Q3. Youngest ever female Grand Slam Champion (last name) (2 points)   HINGIS

Q4. Winner of Men's Singles Title, Australian Open 2009 (last name) (2 points)  NADAL

Q5. Head judge of a tennis match, chair ______ (1 point)   UMPIRE

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

WORD PUZZLER - January A



Q1. The modern game of tennis originated from the United _______ (1 point),

Q2. The court surface at the French Open (2 points)

Q3. Youngest ever female Grand Slam Champion (last name) (2 points)

Q4. Winner of Men's Singles Title, Australian Open 2009 (last name) (2 points)

Q5. Head judge of a tennis match, chair ______ (1 point)

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ANSWERS - December D


The answers to the last Word Puzzle for 2009 (December D) were :

Q1. This atmospheric layer absorbs up to 99% of the sun's high frequency UV light (2 points)   OZONE

Q2. Carbon _______; CO2 (1 point)   DIOXIDE

Q3. International Protocol aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions (2 points)   KYOTO

An increase in global temperatures will cause:

Q4. Sea ______ to rise (1 point)   LEVELS

Q5. Retreat of ________; ice rivers (2 points)   GLACIERS


And the winner of the word puzzle competition for December 2009 was Ladystorm with a total of 25 points - congratulations!

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