Challenges Galore

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Vocabulary Building Puzzles
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ROBERT OLENYCH
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Table of Contents
Purpose/lntroductlon ................................................ 1 Missing Links'5 .... ....................................... 44
Missing Unl<a _6 ........................................... 45
T.achlng Strategies .. H .................... _ ••••• _ ••••• _ ••••••• _. 2 Missing Unks .1 ................ _. ___ ...................... 46
Missing Unks'8 ............ ___ __ ____ ...... _ ...... __ ....... 47
Challenges and Purzlea .......................................... 4 Fewe. Clues Punlas .. ........................ ................ 48
Pajro! Diamonds Puzzles ... __ ........ " .................. 4 Build Your Vocabul!ory More 1 __ ................... 48
Holiday G.eetln9s ........ ................................... 4 Build Your Voeab\.rlary More '2 ...................... 49
Lunch Specials .......... .. ................................... 5 Build Your Vocabulary Mof!) n ...................... 50
Best Friends ................................................... 6 BuildYour Vocabulary Mofa' 4 ...................... 51
W4CI183 and Goblins ....................................... 7 Build YourVoeabulary More _$ ...................... 52
March Madness .............................................. 8 Build Your Vocabulary More t6 ..................... _ 53
Summer Fun ................. _ .. _ ............................. 9 Four-Squared PulZIeS .... .................. .. .. ............. 54
Two HundrC(l Daysofthe Year ..................... 10 Vocabulary Enrichmanlll'l __ ._ ........................ 54
Cupid's Special Day ......... .............................. It Vocabulary Enrichmenl'2 ___ _ ....................... 55
Combination Punkla ...................... " ..................... 12 Vocabul!ory Enr\chmenll1'3 ............................. 56
Analogous Relatk>nships I 1 ......................... 12 Vocabulary Ennelvn8nl.4 .-____ ..................... 57
Analogou8 Rtllalionshlps #2 .......................... 13 Vocabulary Enrlehrnent '5 .................... _ ........ 58
Analogous Rllationships 1i3 ......................... \4 Vocabulary Enrichment t6 ............................ _ 59
Analogous Relalionsh;P5 14 _" .................... 15 6.aQ; and Forth Puzzles ........ _ .... ___ _ ..................... 60
Analogous Relatooshlps'5 ......................... 18 Unusual Vocabulary ChalleT1!J8 , 1 ................ 60
AnalojpJ5 Relaliooships _6 .... ..................... 17 Unusual Vocabulary Challenge '2 ................ 61
Analogous RelaHonships.7 ......................... 18 Unusual VOCIfbul8fy Challenge '3 ................ 62
Analogous Relatk>nships ........................ 19 Unusual Vocabulary Challenge .... ............ 63
Clues G81o<8 ................................. .. .................... 20 Unu5ual Vocabulary Challertge 15 ................ 64
Build Your Vocabul8ry.l ............................... 20 Unusual Vocabulary Challerogc '6 ................ 65
Build YourVoeabuCaryW2 ._ ............................. 21 Unusual Vocabulary Challenge '7 ................ 66
Build yOU( Vocabulary #3 ......... ...................... 22 Unusual Vocabulary Challengoe _8 ................ 67
Build Your Vocabuillry #4 .. .......... " ................. 2;l Acrostic Puzzles ................................ .. ............... 68
Build YourVoeabulary ..................... .......... 24 Anlonyms 11 ................. ............................. 68
Build Your Vocabulary ............................... 25 Anlonyms .2 ................................................ 69
Zig·Zag Topict ......... .. ................................. 26 Anlonyms ........... .... .. .... .. ............... ........... 70
Vocabulary BuikIing ................................. 26 ................... .... ... ................. ..... 7\
Vocabulary Duikling _2 ................................ 27 Synonyms,2 ... o. ........................................... 72
Vocabulary BuUding 13 ............................ _ .. __ 28 Synonyms '3 ................................................. 73
Vocabulliry Building #4 ......................... _ ....... 29 $pIittl'w;l Diamond Puzzles .................................. 74
Scrambled Words 11'1 ....................... .. ............ 30 $eramb-led Wordsll \ ..................................... 74
ScmmblcdWords 11' 2 ....................... " ...... .. __ _ 31 Scrambled Words .2 ..................................... 75
Last Letter-Firat Ltlno. Puzzles ................ _ __ .... 32 Words.3 ..................................... 76
AnimalsGalore ............................................. 32 $eramb-led W()rds _4 ..................................... 77
Law Enforcement .................. __ .... __ ................ 33 Word Games ....................................................... 78
Ciolhing endAccessorics .............................. 34 VocabularyWfIh 'Tl-r Combrflllbons ............. 76
Anyone Hungry? .... _ ............ .......................... 35 Vocabul8ry With "eN" Combina.tions ............. 79
Vocabulary Development 'l .... ... ... ....... ........ 36 Voc8bulary With "SPO Combinations ............. 80
Vocabulary l}cvelopmen\ "2 .................. ....... 37 Vocabulary With "LE" Combil1ll100. ... .. .... .... 81
Scrambled WOrd5'\ ................................... .. 36
Sc!-ambkld W()rds'2 ..................................... 39 Templates ...................................... ... .. ...................... 82
Raveala Palindrome Puzzi83 ............................. 40
Missing Unks _I ........................................... 40 AnlwlH' Kevs ._ .......... _ ............................................. 86
I.ti$Sir1o;I Unks M2 ........................................... 41
Missing Links 13 ........................................... 42
Mtssing Llnks.4 ................................ ........... 43
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ChaUcnges Galore Purpose/1ntroduction
Purposellnlroduclion
The purpose of this activity book is to provide teachers and students with a wide range of
challenging and motivational vocabulary activities that arc different and fun to do. Theso activi·
ties are intended to be used by themselves or to complement existing language programs by
providing activities that win require sludents to work independently or with a partner to problem·
solve, learn and apply strategies, think, and have fun.
Since sludents enjoy solving puzzles and decoding messages, many of the challenges
provide the students with an opportunity to do this. Blank templates wi ll be provided for some of
Ihe act ivities to give students the tools they'll need to create their own challenges to sharo with
their classmates.
Most of the challenges have from six to eight activity sheets. As students tackle the lirst
or second sheet , strategies are being developed and the students aCQuire an understanding 01
what is expected in each chall enge. Similarly, when the activity is l aken up, the students may
also learn strategies that fellow classmates used to get the answers to somo of the questions.
As a result, each subsequent challenge becomes that much easier.
These puzzles are vocabulary·bui lding challenges that are presented in a var iety of
creative and innovative ways. As students WOf1o; 10 solve the puzzles and find the hidden mes·
sages, they are learning new and olten unusual words. The messages found in the Pair 01
Diamonds activities pertain to special times Ihroughoutthe year. For example: "Merry Christ·
mas and happy New Year to all ." The Combination Puzzle is a multi·task activity because
students are required to match up three-fetter portions 01 wordS to create t2 six-Iettor words.
These words are then used to complete 12 analogous relationships. The Clues Galore and
Fewer Clues exercises help students build vocabulary by fi rst coming up with the answers to
the clues and lhen using those cluos to reveal a new nlne·lener word. Messages in the Zig·Zag
Topics puzzles are found by reading down Ihe shaded boxes alter students have written in the
answers to the clues. The Lasl letter· First leiter puzzles are similar to crossword puzzles,
except that the last letter of each clue Is also the first leller of the next clue. Hidden words are
found by taking the letters from the shaded boxes and l illing in the message boxes. In the
Reveal a Pallodrome section students complete several l ive·letter words and then decode the
palindrome sentences. In the Four-Squared puzzles, students write in the answers to clues and
then read down or up the shaded boxes to reveal a message. The Back and Forth puzzles
challenge students to lind six·lener words that fit in the puzzles in a special way. The last three
fetters of an answer become the Hrstthree lellers of Ihe next answer and so on. The Acrostic
puzzles locus students on finding antonyms and synonyms to wordS given. Then students must
decode the puzzle to lind the hidden message. Messages in the SplilUle Diamond puzzlos are
found by reading down the shaded boxes aher students find the answers to all the clues. Words
with specific lellar combinations are needed to complete the Word Game puzzles.
Students can be motivated to do just about anything. Once they have worked on a par-
ticular kind of activity and have gained some confidonce in doing it, some may be ready for a
challenge (this Is where the blank lemplates come into play). With encouragement and direc·
tion, students can successfully create and share Similar challenges with their classmateS. Their
abil ity to stick to the task and seD it through to completion is very rewarding to the teacher and
student alike. Simply seeing the names 01 their friends on an activity sheet Is all the motivat ion
Ihal is required to get others to try their hand at crealing an activity.
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Teaching Slralegies
Teaching Strategies
GeUlng Started
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• mako':In overhead transparency 01 an activity
• go over the inslructions with Ihe class
• have tho class look over the questions and offer possible solutions
• il the answer is correct, print it in tho given space
• II difficulties are l.mcountered, isolate key words in the clues
• go to a dictionary, CD-ROM, or other relerence materials
• use a thesaurus
• Involve tho parents or older siblings as a resource only
Second:
• go over Ihe instructions with the class
• permit the students to pursue this activity independenlly or with a partner
• by brainstorming and by working as a team, students develop and/or share strategies
with their partners
Third:
• allow the class to experience the activity after it has been explained
• alter a ten-minute time period, SlOp the class and discuss what has boen achieved so
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• if necessary, provide additional clues or strategies to help them In their task
• a specil ic clue may be addressed, and through a cooperative effort , the class may
come up with the answer
• class resumes the activity
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• since each class is made up of students 01 varying abi lities, the same activity can be
distributed to the entire gloup: however, it is important to adjust your expectations ac-
cordingly
• some students may be expected to complete at least 80% of tho activity, whereas some
may only do about hall
Time lines
• many of these activities can be assigned with longer times
• the Pair 01 DiamondS puzzles, for example, could have a time line of one week
• try to encourage daily lime management
• students can be given some class time to work on the activity
• suggest lhat the students spend 10-15 (Quality) minutes on their lask at home
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Teaching Strategies (continued)
• il specifIC difficulties are encountered, they can discuss them with a friend or approach
the teacher
• anxiety level is reduced
• have the students write ·spend 10-15 minutes per nighr across Ihe top ollhe activity
• have the students record Ihe due dale al the top
• have the parentIs) sign Ihe wor1r:sheel as acknowledgment thai thoy have been made
aware 01 this assignment
• Ihe parents can now wor1r: with the teacher In encouraging their children to wor1r: towil rd
achieving specitic goals
Taking It Up
Fire!:
• before correcting the activity, ask the class which 01 the queslions proved 10 be rather
diffICult
• il a tair number 01 students hild difficulty with the same quesUon or clue, ask the others
for the answer and how Ihey managed to gel il (I.e., one student was attempting to
answer a question related to cereals, and she lound the answer by looking at cereal
boxes; another studant used a CD-ROM as a 1001: another knew Ihe answer because
he had Just Iinished reading a book and hild encountered the exact word that the puzzle
was asking lor)
• by discussing the "how," students will acquire strategies that can be used in other activi -
ties
• this proves to be an effective strategy because the studenls will often suggest strate-
gies Ihal the leacher may not have considered
Second:
• make an overhead transparency
• have a student read a clue, offer a sclullon, and, il it's correct, spell it
• print Ihe answer wilh a washable overhead mar1r:er
• continue this process unlillhe activity is corrected
Follow Up-
• challenge some students to make an activity
• once they have experienced two or three Pair 01 Diamond activities, and onca they
have an understanding of how lhe activity Is set up, provide them with a diamond tem-
plate and encourage them to develop good clues lor Iheir answers
• once the activity has been made and conleranted, have them prepare a good copy that
can be photocopied and distributed to the class
• very motivational-students love to see Iheir names in print
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Challenges GaIo<e Pair 01 Oiamonds Puzzle: HoIkMyGrcctings
Name: _______________ Dale: _______ _
Pair of Diamonds Puzzle: Holiday Greetings
Directions; Read and answer each of the clues carefully. When finished, read down the left
side of each diamond to revenl a hidden message. Copy the message onto the lines at the
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I . RotnannuMe<alloflOOO
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fl. L.oog 10m, Iof
7. Synonym I", ."".,"",
8. Person 10 l he ... "'" larnUy
9 . Meaning muet'I: I'I!IYIng aociIrl posolion
10. Amal4rhorM
II . Fr\ght(In very much; IiIIMItr 1_
12. Very wnaI; an omaI,.......,
t3. A JlRrsoIl who ac\$ on Slage and TV
14. Homonymt",_.
1 S. A e/lt(ll'I!Ivt"!.l ",. ' one' IIPOI
16. Antooym 1r;N yo-s
11. Roman nu ....... llo< 500
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I . Symbol lot hour or !'IOu,.
2. 0wWIe 01 B.C.
3. A chum; pl;irmate; <;Om/;>de
4. t lor'",,',.,.. 100"
5. A young man: YOU"ll peopho
B. Teo times nino
7. Claar, plaon; .... Y 10 uoo..,.tan<I
8. Mlrnilr9" 00'..".,.,...
9. The clay ber",e
10. A JIR'""" who or IUIl$ engtnes
II . A penon bam 00" in AI"","
12. 5;ly "rr/J'IO:
13. HelplO ...... "q;.elesson5in
14. AaoIa""'ptOmise
\5. MJen_nto
16. Si:ro:Ih tone of 1he muslc.!r.I """Ie
17. Roman ""me,'" rOO" 50
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Challenges GalO!,. Pair 01 Diamor.dl Puzzle: Lunch Speci.1ls
Name: ___________ __ _ Date: _______ _
Pair of Diamonds Puzzle: Lunch Specials
Dlroctlons: Read and answer each of the clues carefully. When finished, read down the lett
side of each diamond to reveal a hidden message. Copy the message onto the lines at the
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LEFT OIAMOND
1. AlIb,fVi.ltioo lor
2. Contr&<:lion lor f woukI
3. A pIAoo_re ani .......
4. Nought; tho IigurG "(f'
5. Behind; lat .. : _i"9
I . I'rightlWllld: 1...cing!eM
7 RocenIIy 0< oriy ju$I born
8. A "-"vy dint ..
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11. MUG tight; becomoI t9h1
12. dllC!<.
13. leavesOUl
14. Smi'-s bro.II ....
15. ""'tonym 10< nig/11
us. Abbtevlalion tor atternating _I
17. 25th kin", 01 u... arphaboll
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1. Symbol tor &eOOIId or
2. AbbrGviatioo tor tirlWllrom midn'ogl,t to noon
3. P8$1 ttl1S<l 01 run
4 '"" _ of !lloo_rise
S. Tho
8. FuloIlhoms
7. To __ !I"in
e. E1ght ......... 1hM1M
9. Clreal surpris.g; wddoo wonder
10. L.on\I I<>mI lor !My'vlr
I I. lIuddiol.; 1>"15; """"'"
12. Tl\o East; 11>0 coontrles l n "$\a
13. P,_rod; wiilrng; I' kit\'
14. S_ cr_ '1u.ttn
IS. Siek.l\OIwell
16. Abbtevl.l.1ion tor 01"".
17. Abbr_lionloraculhorlOUlhlm
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C!Iallenge$ Galore Pairol Diamonds Pl,Illle: Best Friflnds
Name: _________________ Date: _ _____ _ _
Pair 01 Diamonds Puzzle: Best Friends
Di rections: Read and answer each of the clues carefully. When finished. read down the left
sldo of oach diamond to reveal fl hidden message. Copy the message onto the li nes at the
bottom ollhe page.
LEFT DIAMOND
I . AbbI ..... lion r<>l ea.t <>I ea.t,m
2. meaning in; on; by or ""'"
3. CUI toughly; 1 ... , """rt
4. "br<!;1tNng 0<9aI' toond In the e/Iesl
5. AnIOnym krf old
6. A pointe(I. l'IIon!Jng _ 01 ice
7. by MNte: lilce
e. The Mil <Wy oIlho1'_k
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10. Ralse$: Ii!t$ up
I I . A t'ianOkI with throG slGes
12. Cd<I;unpIe&lI ntl)'cooI
13. Homonym lor herd
14. 0nG timer: &OllIe time In the pnt
15. Abbr_1ion 1<>1 October
16. "SIIIfu:: rne...nr.g .... 8 ...... y 0< mII ..... ,-
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1. Flm. !ene, ol1M
2. To the .... ",., degree: l)Qu811)'
3. 8G 1,Ci)(jlrom; mako !ref!
• . Homonym 1<>1 Iote
S. An 1ns1nlfMnl used 1<>1 &M"Mg
I . A e V9rV young chic!
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e. A _Iotm ot81"t'J11" ........
9. H.>t<j to do '" IlII(Iersw><l
10 . IntflfrHocOndplaC(!
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11 A -'<><'1 In • n.wsp8.fM' <>I mooga_
12. 00 rome ro{k
1 J. e. IllWI' 'Mlh: lake plearoura In
I' . Chlngor hom "'*" 10 1iqu0d
15. Vou·,." you __
II . The nrsl'" IlIst tone of the ""-'IIca11lGlr1e
17. Tile lrralktl!e<
Challenges Galore Pair of Diamonds Puzzle: Witches and Goblins
Nama: _________________ Date: _______ _
Pair of Diamonds Puzzle: Witches and Goblins
Directions: Read and answer each of Ihe clues carefully. When finished, read down the left
side of each diamond 10 reveal a hidden message. Copy the message onto the lines atttle
bottom of the page.
LEFT DIAMOND
t. Ono-letIC, wGrd lor 0110 or each
2 Sheth t OflC 01 tho musirol
3. A t>oy; a young man
4. The price paid
5. A mu"",I;,. 0f931' th;It pumps blood
6. Tum u!>'-ide down; ,wer ... ill dj,ectioo
7. A . "",a ,,,diorange t>e<ttle wiIIl btoclr "I><>ts
a AyOll"9_
9. An oval picco 01 g'ouod uS«! for ",cing
10. Oppos<t" 01 we.twa,d
11 . Tell 8 mOt)'
12. A person who m.l. kcs or repairs d<rIhe.
13 Uo'll<' larm lor 'aLsi,,\! ClIme ......... P. and 1>ors8.
14. A f>t!rnorpoclu ,",in lhernind
IS SynorIymlortaxi
16. Symbol lor kiIog,am or kjiogram.
17. Zero
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1. The kille, thal_,. lwice in ,.,.
2. $" .enlh I""",, 01 1M musical "",,'e
3 . At"", poectI 01 wule cloth
4. A sounding a9<'ln: be 'epeated In rour>d
5. Themllolan""ktree
H. Special nalu,al ability
7. A SM .nimal with &ign! a,ms
8. A polson oont.linc-d In toOO.ooo
9. A mischilovou. ell;
1(J A hU9" ..... ke; " l<i n<l 01 bo!r
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12. Young animals born al!he ... me lime
13. A pllIy IhlIt is mostly sung
14. WIld a nimal """"'''>li''9'' Ia'll<' do!)
15 AntOl1ym lor OOgin
16. A ,ulf", meanir>g ""pasllen ... •
\7. Abbre"""tiOl1 tor Tl(lnh or "",",em
Challenges Galore Pair of Diamonds Puzzle: March Madness
Name: _______ ________ Oate: _______ _
Pair of Diamonds Puzzle: March Madness
Directi ons: Read and answer oach of the clues carefully. When finished, read down Ihe lell
side 01 each diamond to roveal a hidden message. Copy the message onlO tho lines al the
bottom of Ihe page.
LEFT DIAMOND
I AbC-revloliOn for ton 0/ I"".
2 All • • cIlolMt"'" 01 ourpns. 0/ joy
3. A $heep
A _f III food .. ""'" ata f"l'tau'anl
5. TI\4I joint that ...... _1$ Ihoo tool ..,111 Ihoo leg
6. Dono. noIlong
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8. st>u .. wrIh """'" ._ • .-!Of hUnIWlg 'III'hakn;
9. Phlo: a robber on INHeII
10 . l>taoIill'lin wilhlrHS
11. Hug: IIOIrl in U. """*
12. Antonym lor" quM1lon
13. M", brQad by pressing and $lr01el"llng
14. Appliance u.ud 10 smooth WMI<ktS"om cIo1hing
I 5. l8w of God
I 8. lor advMis.e,netu
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I . HOmooym lor "YU
2. AbbIaw.tion lor 00d0I" ot Mc<licono
3. A large llighhu A""'r. 11an bird
4. Worl< M id: labot
5. IkrIb-IiI«I pbnl with strong _ and tasle
8. Racyde, r"",,"
7. No Ior>;er"
8. Aperson .. ___ OUI
9. Gave up ClDfTIfIIoU,'y; _nOX!
10. A __ Iorm I", ""Chrioln'lat lime'
11. 00: Qrty OUI: ,each • 00-1
12. Sling for a WHy Siupid pers.on
13. NOl dun: toded by mud
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15. Movu 100 $lowly. behind
18. 0pp0a.1<t 0/ p.m.
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Challenges Galore Pair 01 Diamonds Puule: Summer Fun
Name: _________ ___ ___ Date: _______ _
Pair of Diamonds Puzzle: Summer Fun
Directions: Read and answer each of the clues carefully. When finished, read down the left
side of each diamond 10 reveal a hidden message. Copy the message onto the lines at the
bottom of the page.
LEFT DIAMOND
1. Tho a_leiter ollhe alpohlrl>er
2. Initials o! A<IIIm AndelSOt'
3. A.n1oI1yml'" l>appy
4. A way out
5. Opposite 01 white
6. " (II$U$e causing difficulty in brNthing
7. A sea creatu,,, l>avi,,\! two big claws
8. SUCk'''; r .. "d CKndy on a slick
9. " he\pllr,ana ....
10. The eloventh month
II. " QUBIified perSOn who examines taath
t2. "very !>lid ...... 11: sttnk
13. AtiolI1tic", Pacific
14. Ouiet; still; oot stormy
15. Vehicle: aulornoblle
16. AbbrevIation I", emergency room
17. Letter btrtwHn q and.
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I. The II"IO$t us-ed !ene, in
2. Abbre ...... tion I", ,,,"d
3. Evening; the ovcning bel",o a holiday
4. GenI I<>; kir"KI; warm; not MlSh
5 CO<1r",dion I", you ere
6. Grear &Wit", tho oorth 01 Africa
7. Not sour"KI; r>r>I i<I good <:<>r>dition
6. T{] learn t>y heart
9. A dnnl< made 01 milk and \c.e cream
10. A h"l/O strong animal 01 Airica
I I . Va ')l quo:;;kly; . w.lIIy
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13. A heavy wimo, jacl<etWl)h a hood
14. L.oog lorm I", O.K.
15 A mor"sheBp
16. Homonym l",tooo,rwo
17. Symbol lor second 0'
Ctlallenge8 Galore Pair of Diamonds Puzzl e: Two Hundred Days o/!he Year
Name: _________________ Date: _______ _
Pair of Diamonds Puzzle: Two Hundred Days of the Year
Di recti ons: Read and answer each of the clues carefully. When finished, read down the left
side of each diamond to reveal a hidden message. Copy the message onto the lines at the
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LEFT DIAMOND
I. 1he rno.1 u.o.ed leHe' in eighlHn
2. AbbroYi;\tion 10< VOCIOrIa Cross
3. Abbrovlation 10< el eele,a.
4. Homonym lor r&lld
5. A _ive tomr 01 you
6. quicl<Jy: scampe'
1. Q,auy tand wI>o", ""tiki and sheep 1&IId
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9. A sour. darl< ,ed MOCII eat"" with lurl<ey
10. No! maturo: r"OOlluily grown
11. S<>n>&1hing made a long "me ago
12 rometMlng It;
13. Cooon doth used 10 mak.l irons
14. A '''Ilion: a kMtl surface or spaco
IS. A kind ot _I potalo
16. Initials lor compact disc
17. Motion pic:1u .... rating (Reslficlod)
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1. Abbreviation lor ellSl or ea.lam
2. An advertiMlment
3. L9!'1 yeUowi&h-b,<>Wn
4. Bad: oomethl .... !)ad: wrong
5. Equi"""",1 used by underwater
6. tie>! Alte' flm
7. Contraction lor COOld not
8. PoIyi!Of'li with s.i>. sides
Y. A Ia'ga glOUp 01 musi<:ians
10. KMl100 """'"
11. Suilcascs: !)agS: !)a!iXja!je
12 . T_I.,·IOIl81
13. A I'IIIId of rice
14. Appliance used to smooth wrtnkles lrom cIo!hiog
15. The color 01 blood
16 lor I would
17. lMIe' '" t'- alphabrll
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Name: _______ ________ __ Oale: _______ _
Pair of Diamonds Puzzle: Cupid's Special Day
Directions: Read and answer each 01 the clues carelully. When fi nished, rcad down Ihe left
side of each diamond to reveal a hidden message. Copy Ihe message onlo Ihe lincs al the
bottom of the page.
LEFT DIAMOND
1. (Song li1Ie) The lener that "Canada"
2. D\lposlte 0/ yus
J. FD<C8; Yi!1o'
4. SrMlI inse<:I$ lhlIt il>'e In tunners
5. Awkwardly long and IIlin
8. "' hard try; BHrompI
7. No! anythlog: a thIl'l'1 01 00 valuo
B. Gilted; having natural abiMy
9. __ per""l and lea""-,
10. Elevenlh month 01 lti(I year
11. Aaisu; lilt up
12. The highesI pOOn!; Ihe lOp
13. The disWICO lrom lop 10 bonom
14. A word said al tho rod 01 a prayer
1$. A coniIe"",- 11ft p«>r>D<Jf><:.d rLk. ""you"
If; 10< week
17. Fifth lener ollh<l aipllab<ll
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1. The [wo !trUe," o1.umlvarl<
2. Sixth IC>f18 01 lhe musical scale
3. Allow;
4 . PasllcnseolOfve
5. An house or hut
8. CIo1h wilh thick. son pile
7. An tmaOinaoy circle arouod the middlo 01 tho carlh
8. A 1>"''''''' wtlo uses magic
9. la,9" "P" with long 8,,,,,,
10. r."",. Pf!CPM. or
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12. NOI a SQIidoragas
13. A lertile $pOI In !til! desen
14. Conrractlon for will 001
15. FttrnakI sheep
16. S<rn god oI.ncie<11 E9YP1
17. SufIiJ< 1I1.l1 makes a noun plural
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Name: __________________ Oale: _ _______ _
Combination Puzzle: Analogous Relationships #1
Directi ons: The grid oelol'l consists of 24 squares with each square containing three letters.
The three letters make up the first portion of a word or the last portion. Your task is to malch up
the portions and create 12 six-leiter words. As you find the words, write your answers in any 01
the spaces provided in lhe second grid. One has already been done for you as an example.
"""-
MER HER SEV BLA OUT
ERT RED SEN POL RID GLE
ITE HOR JUN HAM LES
ERE DEV OLE EXP GAT SAD
minute
Di recti ons: Use the above answers to complete the analogous relationships b(!low. Think
how Ihe capitalized words oelong together. From the above answers, find a word Ihal is
related to the italicized word in Ihe same way.
1. PLUMP is to STOUT as tiny is to minute
2. EXPECTED is to STARTLING as mild is to _______ _ .
3. CONFIDENT is to CERTAIN as adept is 10 ________ _
4. MELLOW is to SOFTEN as dwindle is to _________ _ _
5. BUILD is to RAZE as strew is to __________ _
6. CAMEL is to DESERT as elephant is to __________ _
7. CAAZY is to SANE as impud(!nt is 1 0 ; = = = = = = = = = = ~ .
8. CANNIBAL is to SAVAGE as nun is \0
9. NOOSE is to LASSO as stirrup is to
10. HARD is to SEVERE as nasty is 10 -===========
11. BELL is 10 CLANGED as bugle is to _
12. RIDGE is to FILE as claw is to _________ _
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Name: ___ ___ _ _ _______ Date: _______ _
Combination Puzzle: Analogous Relationships #2
Di rections: The grid below consists of 24 squares with each square containing three letters.
The three letters make up the first portion of a word or the last portion. Your task is to match up
the por1ions and create 12 six-letter words. As you find the words, write your answers in any of
tho spaces providod in the second grid. One has already been done for you as an example.
GEN DEN GUI aUI ACT
SIM LID CaL EXT AFF BLE
END VER PEB IUS PLE EYE
"-
IRM IMP SUD TAR UMN
circus
Direct ions: Use the above answers to complete the analogous relationships below. Think how
the capitalized words belong together. From the above answers, find a word that is related to
Ihe ilalicized word in Ihe same way.
1. BRONCO is to STABLE as ligeris to _c'eie"e""'---______ _
2. DIFFICULT is 10 COMPLEX as easy is to _________ _
3. DAM is to BARRIER as collision is to _ _ ________ _
4. SEAM is to STITCH as newspilper is to, = = = = = = = = = = = ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
5. WATER is to HYDRANT as arrow is to _
6. DISEASE is to PLAGUE as expert Is to ______ _ __ _
7. DIMINISH is to INCREASE as contradict is to ________ _
8. DEPRESS is to PIANO as strum is to _________ _
9. SWALLOW is to THROAT as blink is to _ ________ _
10. FROWN is to SCOWL as leng/hen is to _________ _
11 . BOUGH is to TWIG as boulder is to __________ _
12. EXTINGUISH is to QUENCH as i/brupt is to _________ _
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Name: __________________ Dale: ________ _
Combination Puzzle: Analogous Relationships #3
Di rections: The grid below consists of 24 squares with each square containing three letters.
The three letters make up the first portion of a word or Ihe lasl portion. Your task is to match up
Ihe portions and creale 12 six-Ieller words. As you find the words, write your answers in any of
the spaces provided in the second grid. One has already been done for you as an example.
MAS ARD ENT TWE OLE
WSE TER NTY FAL EST WIZ
ADV FOR CAM ICE aUA ERA
REC RRY HAN ORO TER
f611'ard
Di rections: Use the above answers to complete Ihe analogous relationships below. Think how
the capitalized words belong together. From the above answers, find a word that is related to
the italicized word in the same way_
1. DEMERIT is to PENALTY as bonus is 10
reward
2. DIVIDE is to SPLIT as counsel is to
3. CENTURY is to HUNDRED as score Is to
4. WIDOW is to WIDOWER as witch is to
5. CADET is to OFFICER as apprentice is to
6. BANK is to VAULT as skillet is to
7. OLD is to ANCIENT as current is to
6. ARGUMENT is to DISPUTE as prey is to
9. TACK is to SPIKE as grove is to
10. CHIP is 10 SPLINTER as sleep is to
11. CURRENT is to STREAM as film is to
12. HIDE is to CONCEAL as hesitate is to
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Challenges Galore Combination PuuJe: Analogous Relationships #4
Name: __________________ Oate: ________ _
Combi nation Puzzle: Analogous Relationships #4
DIrecti ons: The grid below consists of 24 squares with each square containing three letters.
The three letters make up the first portion of a word or the last portion. Your task is to match up
the portions and create t 2 six·letter words. As you find the words, wrile your answers in any of
the spaces provided in the second grid. One has already been done for you as an example.
KED ORT MSY OED BID DIV
DER STA WIC LAD LID
ACH UID RET FFS BLE STU
BEA DER IDE BLE CLU
weight
Directi ons: Use the above answers to complete the analogous relationships below. Think how
the capitalized words belong together. From the above answers, l ind a word that is related to
Iho italicized word in the same way.
1. DEGREE is 10 TEMPERATURE as pound is to
weight
2 COURT is to WITNESS as auction is to
3. GLANCE is to STARE as naughty is to
4. BEEF is to SOLID as ;uice is to
5. WITHDRAW is to DEPOSIT as dye is to
6. LABOR is 10 TOI L as separate is to
7. ROOST is to COOP as sl<JlI is 10
8. REPAIRED is to DARNED as Irimmcdis to
9. INNER is to INTERNAL as awkward is to
10. ATTACK is to RAID as reply is to
11. RECLINE is to BED as climb is to
12. DOZES is to DROWSES as crams is 10
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Challenges Galore Combi nalion PuzZle: Analogous RelaliOflships #5
Name: ____ ____ _ _ ______ Date: ______ _ _
Combination Puzzle: Analogous Relationships #5
Direct ions: The grid below consisls of 24 squares with each square containing three leiters.
The three leiters make up Ihe lirst portion of a word or the last portion. Your task is to match up
the portions and create 12 Six-letter words. As you find the words, write your answers in any of
the spaces provided in the second grid. One has already been done lor you as an example.
ART REl TER BAT CAN KEN
ORB VON TEN HOR TER
TlE NEl THA ABS BAR WED
ROR
,
lET 1ST FIL FAS
remote
Direct ions: Use the above answers to complete the analogous relat ionships below. Think how
the capitalized words belong together. From the above answers, find a word that is related to
the italici.<:cd word in the same way.
1. NEAR is to CLOSE as distanl is to
remote
2. OPPONENT is to GAME as foe is to
3. TWIG is to BRANCH as keg is to
4. BORROWED Is to LENT as froze is to
5. BENCH is to MACHINIST as easetis to
6. HOMELY is to UGLY as dismay is to
7. WAVE is to BILLOW as gully is to
B BRIDLE is to BIT as alphabet is to
9. SHRED is to STRIP as slrain is to
10. ARTIST is to STUDIO as dog is to
11. COUGH Is to EXPEL as clasp is to
12. SPEEDOMETER is to INDICATE as towel is to
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Combination Puzzle: Analogous Relationships #6
Directions: The grid below consists of 24 squares with each square containing three leners.
The three letters make up the lirsl portion of a word or the last portion. Your task is to match up
the por1ions and create 12 six-Iener words. As you find Ihe words, write your answers in any of
the spaces provided in the second grid. One has already been done lor you as an eKample.
CEM GER AYS lOS QUI DEL
ORE SIN ENT MEL SIG
NAL BLE HAM IGN FIN STA
VER RAD TED GLE MER
decade
DIrections: Use the above answers to complete the analogous relationshi ps below. Think how
the capital ized words belong together. From Ihe above answers. find a word that is related 10
the italicized word in the same way.
1. TEN is to ONE as century is to -=:::,d='="'=d='=======
2. SKIP is 10 HOP as tremble is to
3. STARTS is to COMMENCES as postpones is to
4. CEREAL is to GRAIN as concrete is to __________ _
5. CUT is to KNIFE as dent is to
6. CHANNELS is 10 TELEVISIONS as stations is 10 __________ _
7. ZIPPER is to FASTENER as bOileon is to ____ ______ _
8. COUPLE is to PAIR as one is to
9. TRICKLED is to DRIPPED as
10. FOOT is to TOE as hand is 10
12. LION is to DEN as slallion is to
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Combination Pllule: Analogous Relationships 17
Name: ______________ _ Date: _ ______ _
Combination Puzzle: Analogous Relationships #7
Directions: The grid below consists of 24 squares with each square containing three letters.
The three letters make up tho first portion 01 a word or the last portion. Your task is to match up
Ihe portions and create t 2 six-letter words. As you find the words, write your answers in any of
Ihe spaces provided in the second grid. One has already been done for you as an example.
ISL MER IGN STR DE'
SEN
NET GAT SIM JUD PEP
IES GED lOR AND DES RUB
ING END PER GAR HER
costly
Directions: Use the above answers to complete the analogous relalionships below. Think how
the capitalized words belong together. From the above answers, find a word that is related to
the italicized word in the same way.
, .
SOGGY is to MOIST as QxpcJnsivu is to
cosily
2. YELLOW is to AMBER as red is to
3. YOUNGER is to OLDER as iunior is to
4. LEAP is to VAULT as protect is to
5. GREEN is to EMERALDS as red is to
6. THREAD is to YARN as cordis to
7. STREAM is to RIVER as isle is to
8. BUILD is to DESTROY as scatter is to
9. PORCH is to STOOP as pattern is to
10. STAGE is to ACTED as court Is to
11. ORGAN is to HEART as spice Is to
12. TORNADO is to GUST as boil is to
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Challenges Galore Gombinatioo Puzzle: Analogous Relatiooships #8
Name: ____________ _____ Date: _______ _
Combination Puzzle: Analogous Relationships #8
Dlrectrons: The grid below consists of 24 squares with each square containing three leiters.
The three letters make up the first portion of a word or the last portion. Your task is to match up
the portions and create 12 six-letter words. As you lind the words, write your answers in any of
Ihe spaces provided in the second grid. One has already been done for you as an example.
ING GLE ENT MAN DAR AVE
UAL FOL DON ADM MES
'>,.,
SI N L FLA DER RAI TAR
NUE SIL GUI AMS KEY IRE
gallop
Directions: Use the above answers to complete the analogous relationships below. Think how
the capitalized words belong together. From the <Jbove answers, find a word that is related to
the italicized word in the same way.
1. WHEEL is to ROTATE as horse is to
gallop
2. ADULT is to YOUTH as automalicis to
3. SHY is 10 BASHFUL as glitters is 10
4. RIVER is to BROOK as road is to
5. NEIGH is to HORSE as bray is to
6. BLIZZARD is to SNOW as bold is to
7. BOY is to GIRL as scorn is to
8. PLUM is to PRUNE as grape is to
9. LACES is to SHOE as strings is to
10. PALS is to FRIENDS as sparks is to
11. SCREEN is to TELEVtSION as tab is to
12. SHUT is to SLAM as quiet is to
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Galore Clues Galore: Bl!jld Your Vocabulary If
Name: _______ _ ___ ___ _ Dale: _______ _
Clues Galore: Buifd Your Vocabulary #1
Directions: Read each clue and think of an answer. The number in parentheses in fronl of the
clue tells you how many leners are in the answer. Write your answer on the spaces to the righl
01 the clue. Fill in the numbered boxes with the letter from each of the clues provided and arrive
al a nine·lelter answer.
A
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(3) soft. hairy coat of certain animals
3
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(4) to make a loud, deep sound or noise
(4) small swellings 0f1 a ptant
(5) a person who tricks or cheats
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(5) severe; stnet; harsh
(5) eats dinner
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(5) a map; a sheet of information arranged in pictures
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(3) a small, roughly made house; a small cabin
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Name: __________________ Date: ________ _
Clues Galore: Build Your Vocabulary #2
Directions: Read e(lch due and think of an answer. The number in parentheses in front of Ihe
clue lells you how many lellers are in the (lnswer. Write your answer on the spaces to the right
of the clue. Fill in the numbered boxes with the letter from each of the clues provided and arrive
at a nine-letter answer.
A
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Name: __________ _ ____ _ __ Oato: ________ _
Clues Galore: Build Your Vocabulary #3
Directions: Read each clue i1nd think of an answer. The number in parentheses in fronl of Ihe
clue lells you how many letters are in the answer. Write your answer on Ihe spaces 10 the right
01 the clue. Fill in the numbered boxes wilh the leiter from each of the clues provided and arrive
al a nine-tetter answer.
A
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Name: _ _ ___________ __ Date: ______ _ _
Clues Galore: Build Your Vocabulary #4
Directions; Read each clue and think of an answer. The number in parentheses in front of the
clue tells you how many leiters are in the answer. Write your answer on the spaces to the right
of the clue. Fi ll in the numbered boxes with the letter from each of Ihe clues provided and arrive
al a ninE! -lelter answer.
A
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(4) a long pipe of metal , glass. or rubber
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(4) past tense 01 weave
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(4) any of several evergreen t rees
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Clues Galore: Bujld Your Vocabulal)' ''5
Name: __________________________________ __
Date: ______________ _
Clues Galore: Build Your Vocabulary #5
Direct ions: Read each clue and think of an answer. The number in parentheses in front of the
clue tells you how many letters are in the answer. Write your answer on the spaces to the right
01 the clue. Fill in the numbered boxes with the letter from each of the clues provided and arrive
at a nine-letter answer.
~ 1[.& .. ' ..... ' ...... ' ...... · ....... ' ... 1 ... ' ..... ' ...... ' ..... ' ... 1
(3) opposite of no
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(3) a writing instrument that supplies a flow of ink
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Challenges Galore Clues Galore: Build Your Vocabulary #6
Name: _______________ ___ Oate: ______ _ _ _
Clues Galore: Build Your Vocabulary #6
Directions: Read each clue and think of an answer. The number in parentheses in front of the
clue tells you how many leiters are in the answer. Write your answer on the spaces to the right
of the clue. Fill in the numbered boxes with the letter from each of the clues provided and arrive
at a nine-Tetter answer.
A
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(4) opposite of more
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(4) genuine; actuat; not imagined
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CI'lall&nges Galore Zig-Zag Topics: Voc.abulalJl BuildinQ If
Name: _________________ Oale: _ ______ _
Zig-Zag Topics: Vocabulary Building #1
Dlrectlons: Answer the clues correclly. Take Ihe leners in order from each of the shaded areas
and print them on thO li nes below. A message wi ll sppear.
1. having a sharp slope
2. words that name people, places, things. and ideas
3. juicy lruit belonging to the gould family
4. II movable Pin thaI controls rhe flow 01 gas in a pipe
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5. All ican mammal like a gilalle, smaller wilh a Shon61 neck
6. a bad smell
7. a sweet subslance; II swelltenel
8. anlonym lor lull
9. an angle le89 lhan 90 degrees
10. homonym IOf stake
1 I . a person who shows paople to their seats ,n a theater
12. run away to get married
13. a large plg·llke animal with a Sr"lOut
14. lilsl fIVe letters of someUling seen in a dreem
15. handles on doors and drawers
16. singular 101m of hoflies
17. slevsrworl<:edbylheloo1
18. possibly or perhaps: it may be so
19. what remains alter something has burned
20. 10 show the way; direct: lead
21. a briar SlOP; II resl
22. beat Of siroogly
23. land used lor crops or pasture
24. a person born or living in Asls
25. a plan! having daisy-like flowers with yellow centers
26. 10 clean with a broom Of brush
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Di rect ions: Answer the clues correctly. Take the letters in order from each of the shaded areas
and print lhem on the lines belOw. A message will appear.
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1. respond or answer
2. one more than six
3. cloth worn around the shoulders
4. one ollhe divisions within a school
5. plural 01 caclus
6. paSllense 01 sling
7. soaked; thoroughly wei
8. how wide something is
9. a smell ; a smell left in passing
10. an Inuit canoe made of animal skins
11 . contraction for has not
'2. concentrate; adjust lens of a camera
t 3. a sweet, thick liquid
14. a seasoning used to lIavor food
, 5. possessive lorm of you
16. not drunk
t 7. a while gem lormed In an oyster
t8. brand name lor a duplicating/photocopying machine
t 9. backbone
20. lake dishonestly
2t . a large, dangerous fish
22. a very strong, He:llible glass
23. lested; proved
24. burn a little (especially hair)
25. a view; picture; part of play
26. do very well ; do better than others
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Zig-Zag Topics: Vocabulary Building #3
Di rections: Answer the clues correctly. Take the letters in order from each of the shaded areas
and print them on the lines below. A message will appear.
1. poetry with some lines ending in similar sounds
2. force back; drive back
3. sailed and smoked meat from pigs
4. brightness; luster; shine
5. attics; the upper Iloors of warehouses
6. precedes second
7. play pranks; deceive; cheilt
8. something of value; property
9. a grown·up person
10. not easily bent or moved
11 . sli ghtly wet; damp
12. spacious; large
13. a little bag for carrying money; handbag
14. a flat, narrow fold made by doubling material on itself
15. flower; blossom
16. acid·tasting, light yellow fruit
17. prepared; immediately availablo
18. a mistake; something done that is wrong
19. seat withoul back or anns
20. propose; suggest ; present
2t . comes after second
22. the most common language of India
23. cooked in hot oil
24. Saint Nicholas
25. French word for goodbye
26. very holy person
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Zig-Zag Topics: Vocabulary Building #4
Di recti ons: Answer the clues correctly. Take the leiters in order from each of the shaded areas
and print them on Ihe lines below. A message will appear.
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, . an appliance used for cooking
2. excellent; wonderful
3. a prank; trick; leap or jump about
4. a sorvant Of hotel worker
5. person who makes bread, cakes, and pies
6. implements used to aHange hair
7. puts one's name on; writes one's name
6. a cloth with a smooth. glossy side
9. covered wilh mist
10. plural of l ooth
11 . a sticky sap tram coniterous trees
12. speaking or spoken through the nose
13. a back tooth wilh a flat sUrface:,...-'---;:
14. opposite at nephew
15. suitabl e tor a man
16. nemesis; loe
17. not clear; not distinct
18. homonym tor rein and rain
19. joint thai connects the foot with the leg
20. watchful ; wide awake
21 . notos with messages given on spocial days
22. more than one cactus
23. a liquid applied to a surface to add color
24. a heathen; one who worships more Ihan one god
25. a sweet, thick liquid
26. singular lorm of monies
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Zig-Zag Topics: Scrambled Words #1
Directions: Unscramble each of the words correctly. Take the lellers in order Irom each of the
shadod areas and prinl them on the tines below. A message will appear.
1. TEE NA
2. LEXI E
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21. ERRAC
22. CAN RH
23. FERER
24. STOAR
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Zig-Zag Topics: Scrambled Words #2
Direcli ons: Unscramble each 01 the words correclly. Take lhe lellers in order from each of the
shaded areas and print them on the lines below. A message win appear.
1 . GOA N Y
2. RO NA P
3. OCF R E
4. FO TEN
5. TU MSP
6. Ll A RT
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Last Lener·Flrst Lefler Puule: Animals Galore
Name: _________ _ ____ _ Date: _______ _
Last Letter-First Letter Puzzle: Animals Galore
Directions: Read each clue and think 01 an answer. The last letter of one word will always
become the first letter 01 the next word. To decode the puzzle, write the shaded letters (in the
order they appear in the puzzle) in the boxes below. This wi ll reveal the name of a famous
mascot.
1. bird wi th a rusty·red
breast
2. small arctic whale: male
has a long tusk
3. an edible sea creature
with two big claws
4. a male sheep
5. a very large animal of the
deer f;)mily
6. an animal wi th lIoppy
ears, tusks, and a trunk
7. resembles a frog but lives
mostly on land
8. related to the horse but
small cr with long ears
9. large,long-haired animal
from Central Asia
to. Australi an animal with
gmatleaping ability
11 . the largest of living birdS
12. Afri can animal that
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16. a sea animal with eight tentacles
17. a bushy-tailed animal that usually lives in trees
18. a rept il e with a long body, long tail, and movable eyelids
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Last Letter-First Letter Puzzle: Law Enforcement
Directions: Read each clue and think 01 an answer. The last letter 01 one word will always
become the lirst letter 01 the next word. To decode the puzzle, wrile Ihe shaded letters (in the
order they appear in the puzzle) in the boxes below. This will reveal some bulletproof items that
police officers use.
1. pOlice ollicers whose job
Is investigating crimes
2. go about in a sneaking or
prying way
3. shield hom harm or dan·
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4. give evidence or proof
before a judge
5. a child; a young person
6. a beginner, such as a
new player on a team
7. unexpected events that
call tor Immediate atten·
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8. not drunk
9. having no pity; showing
no mercy
10. make a loud, sharp,
piercing cry
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Name: _________ ________ Oate: _ _ _____ _
Last Letter-First Letter Puzzle: Clothing and Accessories
Dlrectlons: Read each clue and think of an answer. The last letter of one word will always
become the first letter of the next word. To decode the puzzle, write the shaded letters (In the
order they appear in the puzzle) in the boxes below. This will reveal the name of a tight·fitting
jacket that holds the arms of a violent person close to his or her side.
1. a short coat
2 pants; slacks
3. a garment for the upper
part ollhe body made of
light malerial
4. a shaped, folded length
01 cloth worn under a col·
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5. an ornament for Ihe ear
6. a woman's dress; a loose
outer garmenl
7. a sIring of jewels, gold,
silver, beads, elc., worn
around the neck
8. coveri ngs put over the
ears 10 keep them warm
9. a set 01 clothes to be
worn together
10. a scarf wound around Ihe
head, worn by men in In·
dia and olher countries
11 . a loose garment worn in
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14. a shoe made of a sole and a strap or slraps
15. a one'piece, close·fining garment worn by dancers
16. an outer garment worn by women, girls, and babies
17. a piece 01 si lk, wool, etc., worn about Ihe neck, shoulders, or Ihe head
18, one of the light, Ihin growths that cover a bird's skin
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Name: _ _ _ ______________ _ Date: _ _ _ _____ _
Last Letter-First Letter Puzzle: Anyone Hungry?
Directions: Read each clue and think of an answer. The last letter of one word will always
become the first letter 01 the next word. To decode the puzzle, write the shaded letters (in the
order they appear in the puzzle) in the boxes below. This will reveal the name of a favorite meat
served to fami ly and friends.
1. round, hard, starchy veg·
etables with brown skins
2. a thick slice of beef, usu-
ally broiled or barbecued
3. a sauce made from on-
i ons, tomatoes, sail ,
sugar, and spices
4. a long, tapered, whitish
root vegetable (same
family as the carrot)
5. a round, juicy fruit having
a smooth skin and a
stone or pit
6. a large, j uicy fruil that
grows on a vine (e.g.,
cantaloupe)
7. a type of peach having no
fuzz on its skin
6. a long, sli ppery fish
shaped li ke a snake
9. a kind of grass (herb)
popular in Thai cooking
10. a vegetable that grows on
vinas on the ground (e.g.,
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12. a rather large, almost round nut with a diviSion between its two halves
13. a vegetabl e with a large roundish root
14. a seasoning with a hotlaste, used for meats and soups
15. a small, crisp root with red or white skin, used in salads
16. a mixture of cooked meats and potatoes finely chopped and fried
17. a thick, sweet liquid lhat bees make
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Challenges Galore Last Lelter· First Leiter Puzzle: Vocabulary Deve/opmenr I I
_________ _______ ______ _
Last Letter-First Letter Puzzle: Vocabulary Development #1
Directions: Read each clue and think of an answer. The last letter of one word will al ways
become the firsl letter 01 Ihe next word. To decode the puzzle, write Ihe shaded letters (in the
order they appear in the puv.:le) in the boxes bel ow. This will reveal the name of a very large,
fish·eating water bi rd having a huge bill.
1. hard to please; never sat·
isfied
2. period of ti me ( 12
months)
3. l arge ani mal 01 Africa
having an upright hom(s)
4. ninth month of the year
5. open again
6. the number above the
line in a fraction
7. a large farm with grazi ng
l and used lor r ai sing
catlle, etc.
8. gladness; good luck
9. stamp with Ihe loot
10. a body of sti ll water,
smaller than a lake
11. apackol playingcards
12. a device Ihat locks and
unlocks
13. a piece of ground around
the house, school, etc.
14. make a rough copy; a
current of air
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16. number that precedes 12
17. bite (not severely); pinch
16. a fear thaI causes one to lose sell·control
19. twi st or roll into coil s
20. a reg or arm; a large branch
21. the forehead
22. a slender rod or stick that a magician might use
23. a wall built to hold back the water of a river
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Name: _ _ _ ___________ ___ Date: _ ______ _
Last Leiter-First Leiter Puzzle: Vocabulary Development #2
Directions: Read each clue and think of an answer. The last leUer of ono word wi ll always
become the first letter of the next word. To decode the puzzle, write 1he shaded leners (in the
order they appear in the puzzle) in the boxes below. This will reveal the name of an instrument
with a pear-shaped body and metal strings played with a pick.
1. bison
2. a space in a stove for
baking food
3. filthy; disgustingly dirty
4. a form of singing in the
Swiss mountai ns
5. timber cut as logs,
beams, boards, etc.
6. to wrinkle or ripple
7. to throw out ; turn out
8. a large, hairy spider
whose bile is painful
9. worshipped; loved
10. moisture that collects in
small drops during the
night
t1. a woman believed 10
have magical powers
12. great courage; a very
brave act
13. an instrument used for
washing floors
14. an open pi e made at
bread dough and cov-
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15. twisted the wrong way
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17. think, l eel, see, or hear during sleep
18. a dirty or untidy condition
19. make bare; take off the covering
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21. the part of the body by which people hear
22. a strip of silk or satin used for trimming and tying
23. the sound that a horse makes
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Name: ___ ______ _________ Date: ________ _
Last Leiter-First Leiter Puzzle: Scrambled Words #1
Directions: Unscramble each of the clues. The last letter of one word wi ll always become the
first letter of the next word. To decode the puzzle, write the shaded tetters (in the order they
appear in the puzzle) in the boxes betow. This will reveat the name of a targe, round, brown,
hard-shelled fruit with a thick. white tining inside that is good to eat.
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Name: _ ___ _____ _ ___ _____ Date: _ _ ______ _
Last Letter-First Letter Puzzle: Scrambled Words #2
Directions; Unscramble each of the clues. The last letter 01 one word will al ways become the
l irst letter of the next word. To decode the puzzl e, wrile the shaded lencrs (in the order they
appear in the puzzle) in the boxes below. This will reveal the name of a system 01 writing and
printing lor blind people.
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Reveal a Palindrome: Missing Links #1
Palindromes can be numbers, words, or senlences Ihat can be read from leilio righl and
also from right 10 left. The following are just some examples of palindrome words: radar, mom,
and kayak.
Directi ons: in this challenge you are required to lind the missing letter to complete each five·
letlerword. Some words may have more than one possible solution; however, you must find the
correct letler that can be applied to the palindrome sentence below. The number inside each
box indicales where your letters arB to be written. When you have decoded Ihe pal indrome, you
will know whallhe cat lover said 10 her houseguesl. Remember to read the anSWer from right to
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Name: _____ _ _____ _ _ _____ Oate: ________ _
Reveal a Palindrome: Missing Links #2
Palindromes can be numbers, words, or sentences that can be read from lellio right and
also from rigllilo left. The following are just some examples of palindrome words: radar, mom,
and kayak.
Directi ons: In this challenge you are required 10 lind the missing Icttcr to complete each five-
letter word. Some words may have more Ihan one possible solulion; however, you must lind the
correct tetter Ihal can be applied to the palindrome sentence below. The number inside each
box indicates where your tetters are to be written. When you have decoded the palindrome, you
wi ll leam what the person asked when something went speeding by. Remember to read the
answer Irom right to left, as well as from left to right!
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Name: _______________ _ Oale: _______ _
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also from righl to left. The following are just some examples of palindrome words: radar, mom,
and kayak.
Directions: In this challenge you are required to find the missing letter to complete each five-
letter word. Some words may have more than one possible solulion; however, you must find the
correct letter Ihal can be applied 10 the palindrome senlence below. The number inside each
box indicates where your leiters arc to be written. When you have decoded Ihe palindrome, you
will learn Ihe name of a passageway Ihat connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Remember
to read the answer from right to left, as well as from left to right!
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Reveal a Palindrome: Missing Links #4
Palindromes can be numbers, words, or sentences that can be read from left to right and
also from right to left. The following are just some examples of palindrome words: radar. mom,
and kayak.
Directions: In this chall enge you are required to lind the missing letter to complete each five-
letter word. Some words may have more than one possible solution; however, you must find the
correct letter that can be applied to the pal indrome sentence below. The number inside each
box indicates where your letters are to be written. When you have decoded the palindrome, you
will know what every tennis player dreads doing even on his or her worst day. Remember to
read the answer from right to left, as well as from left to right!
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Name: _________________ Date: _______ _
Reveal a Palindrome: Missing Links #5
Palindromes can be numbers, words, or sentences that can be read from left 10 righl and
also from right to left. The following are just some examples of palindrome wordS: radar, mom,
and kayak.
Directions: In this challenge you are required to find the missing letter to complete each fi ve-
Icllcr word. Some words may have more than one possible solution; however, you must find the
correcl letter that can be applied to the palindrome sentence below. The number inside each
box indicates where your leiters are 10 be written. When you have decoded Ihe palindrome, you
will know what the young lady said to her male suitor. Remember to read the answer from right
to left, as well as from left 10 right!
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Name: _ _ _________ ____ Oale: _ ______ _
Reveal a Palindrome: Missing Links #6
Palindromes can be numbers, words, 0( sentences that can be lead Irom lah to right and
also from right to leli. The following are just some examples 01 palindrome words: radar, mom,
and kayak.
Directions: in Ihls challenge you are required to find the missing lener to complete each live-
lettor word. Some words may have more than ono possible solution; however, you must lind the
correct lotter that can be applied to the palindrome sentence below. Tho number Ins Ida each
box indicates whore your lellers are to be written. When you have decoded the palindrome, you
will know what the speaker wanted. Remember to read the answer lrom rlghllo lelt, as well as
from leh to right!

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Reveal a Palindrome: Missing Links #7
Palindromes can be numbers, words, or sentences that can be read from fell 10 right and
also hom righllo lell. The following are just some eKamples of palindrome words: radar, mom,
and kayak.
Directions: In this challenge you are required to li nd the missing lel1er 10 compl ete each five-
leiter word. Some words may have mOle Ihan one possible sOlution; however, you must find the
correct leller thai can be applied to the palindrome sentence below. The number inside each
box Indicates where your leiters are to be wrilten. When you have decoded the palindrome, you
wi ll know why the speaker is so puzzled. Remember to read the answer from right to left, as
well as from lell to right!
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Name: __________________ Date: ________ _
Reveal a Palindrome: Missing Links #8
Palindromes can be numbers, words, or sentences that can be read from left to right i1nd
also from right to left. The following arc just some examples of pal indrome words: radar, mom,
and kayak.
Directions: In this challenge you are required to lind the missing letter to complete each five-
letter word. Some words may have more than one possible solution; however, you must find the
correct letter that can be appl ied to the palindrome sentence below. The number inside each
box indicates where your lellers arc to be written. When you have decoded the pal indrome. you
will learn someilling about etiquette. Remember to read the answer from right to left , as well as
trom left to right!
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Challenges Gsiore Fewer Clues: Build Your Vocabulary More"
Name: _______________ _ Oale: _______ _
Fewer Clues: Build Your Vocabulary More #1
Direct ions: Read each clue and Ihlnk 01 an answer. The number In parentheses in IlOnl 01 lhe
clue toUs you how many letters are in the answer. Write your answer on the spaces to tho right
olthe clue. Fi ll In the numbered boxos with the letter Irom each 01 the clues provided and arrive
at a nlne·leller answer.
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Fewer Clues: Build Your Vocabulary More #2
Directi ons: Read each clue and think of an answer. The number in parentheses in front of the
clue tells you how many letters are in the answer. Write your answer on the spaces to the right
of the clue. Fill in the numbered boxes with the letter from each of the clues provided and arrive
at a nine· letter answer.
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Name: ____________ ___ Oate: ___ ____ _
Fewer Clues: Build Your Vocabulary More #3
Directions: Read each clue and think of an answer. The number in parentheses in front of the
clue tells you how many letters are In !he answer. Write your answer on the spaces to the right
01 the clue. Fill in the numbered boxes with tho lotter from each of the clues provided and arrive
at a nine-letter answer.
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Name: _______________ Dat6: ___ ____ _
Fewer Clues: Build Your Vocabulary More #4
Directi ons: Read each clue and think 01 an answer. The number in parentheses In front of the
clue tells you how many letters arc in the answer. Wrile your answer on the spaces to the right
01 the clue. Fill in the numbered boxes with the letter Irom each 01 the clues provided and arrive
at a nine-tetter answer.
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Name: _ _ ____ _______ _____ Oale: ____ ____ _
Fewer Clues: Build Your Vocabulary More #5
Directions: Read each clue and think of an answer. The number in parentheses in front 01 the
clue lells you how many letters are in the answer. Write your answer on the spaces to Ihe right
01 the clue. Fill in Ihe numbered ooxes with Ihe letter Irom each 01 Iha clues provided and arrive
at a nine-letter answer.
A
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Name: ________________ Oate: _______ _
Fewer Clues: Build Your Vocabulary More #6
Directi ons: Read each clue and think of an answer. The number in parentheses in front of the
clue tells you how many lellers are in the answer. Write your answer on the spaces to the right
of the clue. Fill in the numbered boxes with the leller from oach of tho clues provided and arrive
at a nine-Ieller answer.
A
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Challenges Galore Four-Squared Puute: VOCAbuJa')' enrichrTl(!nt ifl
Name: _____ _____________ Dale: ________ _
Four-Squared Puzzle: Vocabulary Enrichment #1
Dlrectlons: Think of an answer for each clue, Write your answer in Ihe space provided. When
you have finished. decode the hidden message by reading down the shaded boxes in Ifl, up
Ihe shaded boxes in #2, up in 113. and down in 114. Fill in the lines at the boUom ollhe page with
your answers.
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3. & male duck
4. "","U: I\a"';ng imporUln<» or v .....
5. $oI)O,INj alil<e In 1M Ia$l pan
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Name: _____________ _ _ ___ Dale: ________ _
Four-Squared Puzzle: Vocabulary Enrichment #2
Directi ons: Think of an answer for each clue. Write your answer in the space provided. When
you have finished, decode the hidden message by reading down the shaded boxes in #1, up
the Shaded boxes in #2, up in #3, and down in #4. Fill in the li nes at the bottom of the page with
your answers.
1
1. a stand ICH" suppontrl!! a painting
2 ... grown-up poltroon
3 dull: withoot a wrp edge '" point
4. COllY by lollowing tho lines with a perY;il
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5. a 9ray. lurry Au. tratian anima!lhat oats; eucalyptus leave.
3
t. the yellowish part of milk 1h.lt COO1ain$ fat
2. tlMoland along tlMo ••• : ... ashor"
3. to tIIood
4. tho bonc$ ot the head
5. tho nut of an oak tree
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1. a who lcc-d$ 3nd takc$ Colo"C ot P;or$C$
2. a dtied ..... eel t>lum
3. ",strum""l for rrHln,m"ll end -"II tunfI
4. !he _ oj sacred writings of the Ctuisti/ln religion
5. of food CH" dnnk. \,)$tiog good
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2. faim
J e high la"" of rocI<
a yatlow malal .. oj copper and liIIc
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Name: ________________ __ Dale: ---------
Four-Squared Puzzle: Vocabulary Enrichment #3
Di rections: Think 01 an answer lor each clue. Write your answer in the space provided. When
you have rinished, decode the hidden message by reading down the shaded boxes in 1t1, up
the shaded boxes in 11 2, up in #3, and down in 114. Fi lt in the lines at the bottom 01 the page with
your answers.
1
3
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1. tlre(lne$$
2. b-uftalo
3 . • pe, ..... _ work i. b-uildiog with .tono".. brI<;k
4 buy a"" &ell; • •
5 . • gam9 ... whidl players CO'<e' roumbe", on a eIIrd as tl"ley
.,e eIIlled out
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1. '" oIde, pot"$OtI
2. a deep pen"'ll" as in • minIl
3. go Into: """'"' IntO; ......
4 later;-..MQ
5. a be at !tie I"" of a booIc with topa s"" numbe",
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2. l ik(l It>e """'"
3. go lO _: mako a eall on
4 . • tr .... having bghl-oolo<to<I Dark that peeIt NSiIy
5. mal<(I run (II by ml\,)tIng
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2. eIIa"9" ,,,..the Nller
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4. 1'l>l lCns.o 01 $tand
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Challenges Gafore Four·Squared Puzzle: Vocabulaf)' Enridimenl1i4
Narne: ______ ______ _____ ___ Date: _ ________ _
Four-Squared Puzzle: Vocabulary Enrichment #4
Directions: Think of an answer for each clue. Write your answer in the space provided. When
you have finished, decode the hidden message by reading down the shaded box-es in #1, up
the shaded boxes in #2, up in #3, and down in #4. Fill in the lines at the boltom of the page with
your answers.
1
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3
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1. ""awaoo. and "",lain fr8shwator planta
2. t>icydro.
J . 01 the time
4. IiII a chIcl<en Qt turkey with drossing
5. """ of . pair of small, conr.&Cted drums thaI ara played
y,;th In.. hands
3
1. a woman al>oollo be ""'Itied
2. watcl1fuf; wid!!
3. DO oJLI<o: 00 weU togCthor
4. ""'Klthif'l\l 01 valu.
5. thlOWouI". driv<loul
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2 Cf3w!; move In 3 slow and S!e31tt\y w3y
3. a p&rson who shows people 10 their SoMIs in a lMa.ler
4. a book of IfI.lP$
S. vary QUick: swift
4
1. draw alr lhroogh the nose In quick !>realM thaI can be
hea,d
2 . 1><]h1 meal betw .... n b<&III<lasland diMg.
3. bravery: courage
4 . six times teo
5. II .. gr •• " plants that """"" field •• lawn •• aod
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Name: ________________ _ Date: _______ _
Four-Squared Puzzle: Vocabulary Enrichment #5
Direct ions: Think of an answer l or each clue. Write your answer in the space provi ded. When
you have finished, decode the hidden message by reading down the shaded boxes in 11 1, up
the shaded boxes in 1#2, up In /13, and down in #4. Fill in the lines at the bottom of the page with
your answers.
1
3
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1. d;ot\: gIoom)r
2. par1 01 .". body 1><1_ !he ribs...., !he hif><$
3 . 8 person who "",k .. 01 _ brnd 01 pies
. , to gQI down on one's kM&(1)
5, to 1>1 Mid »p by ail' 01 ...
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I, rough: rude; unrr\efldly
2, (inIorm&!) a _friend; o;omrade
3. (lilly journal
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4. ilia...,. out
5. • hartl, wtWt. oub$tance composing 1hoM-ks 01 e-Iep/WIts
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1. OOIIwhOowns
2. linn and bYt brNlUng 01 snaj>pIng Yoi)'
3.
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Cllallenges Galore Four-Squared Puzzle: VocabulatY Enrlchmenl l6
Name: ___ _______________ Dalo: ________ _
Four-Squared Puzzle: Vocabulary Enrichment #6
Directions: Think of an answer for each clue. Wrile your answer in the space provided. When
you have finished, decode the hidden message by reading down the shaded boxes in #1, up
the shaded boxes in #2, up in #3, and down in #4. Fi ll in the lines at the bottom of the page wilh
your answers.
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2. having a tancloocy to 2. a with B sharp. "'rOI>CI ornel and taste
3. lsi>" up with It-.. tongue 3. the common part 01 tricyr;M. 800
4. songbird having a shOll. strong bill 4. a shOll _on work on a spedfIc sut>ject
5. Q small. ,OIIOd Inrit that grows in bunctors on vio<rs 5. a ... el without e back 01 afTllS
3 4
1. make a picture willi ooIOIIng mane' a brush 1. plants USIId 101 """oonings 01 toad
2. "'" IlJt 0/ putting oound. togethe, ill inte,esting 2.
arra"9"'-'ls
3. a dwarf supposed 10 We on Eanh 10 OUOl,d
3. soIIasdown: 1IutIy 4. Ifom """"pOng
4. ill o::omrro:>o U"': OIdioaly 5. horrify: amaze
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Name: _ ___ ___ _ _ _______ __ Datc: --- ------
Back and Forth Puzzle: Unusual Vocabulary Challenge #1
Dlrectlonl : Read the clues carelully aod print your answer in the appropriate boxes. The last
three lotters 01 answer #1 become the !irs! three letters 01 answer #2 and so on. (All 01 the even-
numbered answers read from right to lett .)
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2-3. Smaller: the least Import ant 01 two
3,4. To absorb again
4·5, A prolcssional who works in the stock
market
5·6. Undo and knit again
6·7, A miner who works in a tin mine; tinsmith
7-8. Anything used to curdle milk
8-9. A sparl using a racket
9- 10. One who makes music with
Ihe voice
10· 11. Feel sorry l or or about:
sorrow
11 · 12. Metal ring on a horse's harness
(a rein passes through il)
12- 13. Worded in a mom concise
and suCCinCI way
13-14. A place people visillor resl or recreation
14-15. A sharp surgical inshumenl used 10 drain
lIuid
15, 16. An unbranched lI ower cluster
16· 17, To risc from; to become visiblo
17, 18, A type of heron (plural)
18, 19. To sl ow cargo in the hold of a ship
19-20. Made even
20·21. Bent or damaged
21-22. Keep from going ahead: hold back
22·23. A vitamin
23-24. Superlative form 01 nice
24-25. An African fly
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Challenges Galore Back and Forth PuZZle: Unu!ual Vocabulary CllallsIIg612
Name: __________ ____ ______ Oale: _ ________ _
Back and Forth Puzzle: Unusual Vocabulary Challenge #2
Directions: Read the clues carefully and print your answer in the appropriate boxes. The last
three letters of answer Ifl become the first thmo letters of answer 1f2 and soon. (All of Ihe even·
numbered answers read from right to left.)
1-2. Soldiers
2-3. Games or conlests requi ring skills
3·4. A badge or symbol of rank (In the armed
scrvices)
4·5. A concluding part added to a book
5·6. Played a game with a ball and various clubs
6·7. Rcsisted boldly or openly
7·8. The smaller of the two moons 01 Mars
8·9. Dark and gloomy; solemn
9-10. People who resist government or author-
;ty
10-11. Rests Ihe body and mind at night
11 -12. Gushed lorth; vomited
12-13. Loose flap 01 skin Ihat hangs from the neck
01 a cow
13· 14. Platform on which materials are stacked
14-15. Abankclerk
15· 16. Laidagain
16-17. A crown; something resembling a crown
17-18. Middle; intermediate
18-19. Fastened together with nails
19-20. 01 extra line quality: luxurious
20-21 . Seems to radiate or o o ~ o
21-22. Automobiles with Ironl and back seats
22·23. Traps for small animals
23-24. A waiter or waitress
24-25. Increased the numbor of r.p.m.'s
(01 an engine)
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CIuIUenges Galore B a c ~ and Forth Puzzle: Unusual Voca!x.rI8'YChaJJ6ngo *3
Name: __________ _ ___ ___ Oate: ------- -
Back and Forth Puzzle: Unusual Vocabulary Challenge #3
Di rect ions: Read the clues carefully and prinl your answer in the appropriate boxes. The tast
three letters of answer #t become the fi rst three letters of answer #2 and so on. (All of the even-
numbered answers read from righl to left.)
1-2. Neat; trim; sm&r1ly dressed
2-3. To mend; to fix; to put in good condition
3· 4. lariats; lassos
(Spanish)
4·5. Money used In
Thailand
5·6. Chewed; worn away
bybiUng - -''''' . -.,,;.
6-7. Loose lIapol skin thai hangs lrom the neck
of a cow
7-8. Paleness; lack 01 color Irom lear or illness
8·9. Moved along by turning over and over
9-10. Places eanh is deposited at Ihe mouths 01
rivers
10· I 1. Governor of a province in arw::i(!nt Persia
11-12. Brightly-colored tropical bird
12- 13. Dormant; sluggish; dull
13·\ 4. Dunked into a liquid and quickly taken out
14- 15. To leave
15-\ 6. Paths where people or animals walk
16- 17 Splinter; long. thin piece 01 wood
17· 18. Takes great pleasure in merrymaking
18· 19. Part of a garment that covers the arm
19·20. Turns inside out
20·21. A symbol 01 rank In the armed services
21-22. A concluding part added to a book
22· 23. Played a game with a ball and various Clubs
23·24. Make dirty or disgusting in any way
24·25. To arrive at (the truth) by questioning
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Name: _ __________ _ ___ Date: _ _ ___ _ _ _
Back and Forth Puzzle: Unusual Vocabulary Challenge #4
Dl recllons: Read the clues carefully and print your answer in the appropriate boxes. The last
three letters of answer #1 become the first three letters of answer 1#2 and so on_ (All of the even-
numbered answers read from right to left.)
1-2. To boil genUy
2-3. A wr illen or spoken comment
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3-4. Enclosures for catlle or sheep (Afrikaans)
4-5. A person involved in the slave Irade

5-6 . Go back; return
6-7. Three limes; the highesl part in music

7-8 . JOints between upper arms and forearms
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11-12. Devices producing loud wail ing sounds
12- 13. Moves in a stealthy. sly way
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14- 15. A person who sets or
arranges things
15-16. Reply quickly or sharply
16-17. Bands of Boy Scouts; soldiers
17-1B. Eating utensils with shallow
bowls
lB-19. Past tense of snow
19-20. loose skin that hangs from the neck of a
cow
20-21. Wooden plattorm on which goods are
slacked
21 -22. Cashier in a bank
22-23. Art ifacts from the past
23-24. Descendants of noble families
24-25. Goes about in a sneaking, prying way
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Name: ____ ___ _ _______ Dale: _______ _
Back and Forth Puzzle: Unusual Vocabulary Challenge #5
Diroctions; Read Ihe clues carel ully and print your answer in Ihe appropriale boxes. The lasl
three toUers of answer #1 become the 'irst three letters of answer #2 and so on. (All of Ihe even-
numbered answers read I rom right to lett.)
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1-2, Comment; slate
2-3. Large vase used l or mixing wine by ancient
Greeks
3· 4. Reply quickly or sharply
4·5. Enlisted men; soldiers
5·6. Verbal; unereel ; oral
6·7. Organisms swimming actively in waler
7-8. Thoughl ; idea; impression
8-9. Sounds; outcries
9-10. The lasl six lines of a sonnel
10-11. Set 01 four; a group 01 lour cells
11 -12. Mended by weavi ng yarn across a hole
12-13. 0 1 or lor the teeth
13-14. More recent ; lat er; opposite of former
14-I 5, Part of the eye thai receives images
15-16. Any living Ihing Ihal is not a plant
16-17. Supertalive lorm 01 lame
17- 18. African lIy
18-19. Value; high regard; revere
19-20. Comparative form 01 meek
20·21. Unravel and knit again
21-22, Anylhing that catches
fire easil y
22-23. Even more red than
before
23·24. Term for showing a loss
in one's accounts
24-25. A medieval soldier
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Name: _ _______________ Date: _ ______ _
Back and Forth Puzzle: Unusual Vocabulary Challenge #6
Di rections: Read the clues C8relully and print your answer in the appropriate bol(es. The lasl
three leUers 01 answer #1 become Ihe lirSllhree lellers of answer #2 and so on. (All 01 the even-
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5-6. Fits, prepares, or equips lor use again
6-7. Steps lor getting over a lence
7-8. Rarely; not ollen
8-9. An independent unit thai fOlms part of a
larger structure
9-10. Escapes by quickness or cleverness
10-11. Aulomobiles with front and back seats
t 1-12. Traps small animals with a noose
12-13. A public message preached by a minister
13- 14. Unowned land between enemies
14-15. Small mollusks that crawl very slowly
15· 16. Splinter; long, thin
piece 01 wood
16·17. Call bad names;
abuse with wordS
17·18. Arrive altruth by
questioning or logic
18·19. A game using X's and O's, _-_-Ioe
19-20. A plant that cal S like
20-21. Claw 01 a lobster used to grip or pinch
21-22. Put music, words, or sounds on a tape
22-23. Hangs down; bends down
23-24. Becomes bad or unl it lor use; damages
24-25. Glides over a smooth surface
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Name: _________ ________ OaI9: _ ______ _
Back and Forth Puzzle: Unusual Vocabulary Challenge #7
Oirecl!ons: Read Ihe clues carefully and prinl your answer in tile appropriate boxes. The last
three fetters at answer 11 1 become the first three fetters at answer #2 and so on. (AI! of the even-
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5·6. Loose skin hanging trom the neck of a cow
6·7. Lack of color from fearor illness; paleness
7-8. Moved by wrning over and over
8-9. Searches carefully for information
9-10. The plural of one moro than six
10-11. Moves in a stealthy. sly way
11-12. Glided or moved along on skates
12-13. A small l1em or particular part
13-14. Responsible; bound by law to pay
14-15. Joints between the upper arms and l ore-
arms
15- 16. Faints
16- 17. Goes about in a sneaking, prying way
17-16. Utensils with a shallow bowl and a handl e
18-19. Breathed during sleep wilh a harsh sound
19-20. Make fun of; laugh al in scorn
20·21. Prepared for publication (corrected errors)
21 -22. Hold back; delay: hOld as a prisoner
22-23. A vitamin
23-24. Most pleasing; most agreeable
24-25. An African fly
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Name: ________________ Oate: _______ _
Back and Forth Puzzle: Unusual Vocabulary Challenge #8
Directions: Read the Clues carefully and print your answer in the appropriate boxes. The last
three letters 01 answer 1#1 become thalirst three letters of answer #2 and so on. (Ali 01 thO oven-
numbered answers read Irom right to lett.)
1·2. Sptinter, a long, thin piece 01 wood
2-3. Go back; relurn
3-4. Entertains with toad, drink, or amusement
4-5. One's social or prolessionat standing
5-6. A person who Iallowed an army and sold
provisions
6-7. Something that is removed and laid again
7-8. A crown; something resembling a crown
B-9. The officers were decorated with many_.
9-10. A person trading in slaves; a slave ship
10· 11. Takes great pleasure; makes merry
11 -12. Catnaps; dozes
12-1 3. Utters words with Ihe voice
13-14. Glides over the ice wi1h special boots
14- 15. A breed 01 long-haired hunting dog
15-16. Delay the progress 01; hinder; keep back
16-17. A box wilh handles thaI slides in and out of
a desk
17-1B. A money payment given Of offered
l B-19. Covered with cloth falling loosely in lolds
19-20. Banish; exile; remove
20-21. Soldiers
21-22. Single cells that grow
inlo new fungi
22-23. To have worked l or; to
have done one's duly
23-24. Completely withoul;
24-25. High-vacuum electron tubes
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Name: __________________ Date: ________ _
Acrostic Puzzle: Antonyms #1
Directi ons: Think of an antonym for each of the given words and write your answer in the
numbered spaces. After you find an answer, transfer each numbered lener to the correspond-
ing box in the grid. When you have completed the puzzle, you will know the answer to the
following: What did the school nurse say to the student?
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Name: _________________ _ Oale: ________ _
Acrosti c Puzzle: Antonyms #2
Direct ions: Think of an antonym for each of the given words and write your answer in the
numbered spaces. After you find an answer, transfer each numbered letter to tile correspond-
ing box in the grid. When you have completed the puzzle, you wi ll know the answer to the
following: What was the student's complaint to the cafeteria worker?
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Naffic: _________________ Oate: _______ _
Acrostic Puzzle: Antonyms #3
Dlrecl lons: Think of an antonym lor each of the given words and write your answer in the
numbered spaces. Alter you find an answer, transfer each numbered letter to the correspond·
ing box in the grid. When you have completed the puzzle. you will knol'l the answer to the
following: What did the old fisherman say to the young lad?
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Acrostic Puzzle: SyllOflyms iiI
Name: ____________ _____ _ Date: ________ _
Acrostic Puzzle: Synonyms #1
Directions: Think of a synonym for each of the givon words and write your answer in the
numbered spaces. After you find an answer, transfer each numbered letter to Ihe correspond-
ing box in Ihe grid. When you have completed the puzzle, you will know the answer 10 lhe
following: How do you know when iJ school is really haunted?
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Nams: _ _ _ _ ___________ Dals: ____ ___ _
Acrostic Puzzle: Synonyms #2
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numbered spaces. After you find an answer, transfer each numbered letter to the COfrespond-
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following: What snack do children enjoy al recess?
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Name: ______________ ___ Date: _______ _
Acrostic Puzzle: Synonyms #3
Directions: Think of a synonym for each of the given words and write your answer in Ihe
numbered spaces. After you find an answer, transfer each numbered letter to the correspond-
ing box in the grid. When you have completed the puzzle. you wilt know the answer to the
!ollowing: Why do some students simply nol come to school?
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Name: ________________ Date: _______ _
Splillhe Diamond Puzzle: Scrambled Words #1
Directions: Unscramble each word. The first and last two answers (the boldfaced letters) are
given. When finished, follow the shaded boxes to reveal a message. Copy the message out on
the lines below.
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Name: __________________ Date: ____ ____ _
Split the Diamond Puzzle: Scrambled Words #2
Directions: Unscramble each word. The first and lasl two answers (Ihe boldfaced letters) are
given. When finished, follow the shaded boxes to reveal a message. Copy the message out on
the lines below.
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Name: __________________ Oale: ________ _
Split the Diamond Puzzle: Scrambled Words #3
Di rect ions: Unscramble each word. The first and lasltwo answers (Ihe boldfaced letters) are
given. When finished, follow the shaded boxes to reveal a message. Copy Ihe message out on
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N a m e : ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ __________ Date: _______ _
Split the Diamond Puzzle: Scrambled Words #4
Direct ions: Unscramble each word. The first and lasl two answers (the boldfaced letters) are
given. When finished. follow the shaded boxes to reveal a message. Copy the message out on
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Challenges Galore Word Game: Vocabulary With "TH'Combina'ions
Name: __________________ Date: ________ _
Word Game: Vocabulary With " TH'''Combinations
Directi ons: The 25 words below all contain the lellers "TH" in some combination. Read the
clues carefully and complete each word in the puzzle.
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2. opposite of here
3. pound: thud; hammer
4. use your head
5. mai n idea: subject: topic
6. prickle on a plant
7. part of the leg between the hip and knee
8. dense: set close together
9. clear sky: regions high above us
10. remaining: additional or further
11. narrol'l walkways
12. winged insects flying mostly at night
t3. apply water to: get clean
t4. to give a tenth
15. a machine that holds and shapes wood
16. one-twelfth 01 a year
17. the ending of life in humans and animals
18. opening through which food passes
19. moor: open wasteland with low bushes
20. one of the planets
21. one of the hard, bone-like parts in the mouth
22. place part of Ihe body against and feel
23. not a lie
24. rubbish
25. you have 32 01 them
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Challenges Galore Word Game: Vocabulaty With 'EN' Combinations
Name: _________________ Oate: _______ _
Word Game: Vocabulary With "EN" Combinations
Directions: The 25 words below all contain the letters "EN" in some combination. Read the
clues caretully and complete each word in the puzzle.
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stretched tight; showing strain: edgy
something put around a yard
a prelix meaning hundredth (1 / 100)
the poison of snakes and spiders
thick: closely packed togelher
small brown or gray songbirds
to payout money; use up time
a person or company that acts for another
a smell; the sense of smell
to mix together; shade into each other
frequently: many times
adult females
make or become lively
past participle of rise
poptar tree whose leaves ruslle in breezes
the period 01 power 01 a ruler
a car seating four or more people
condescend: think fit
initiate; another word for start
a lucky number; Roman numeral VII
Challenges Galore Word Game: Vocabulary With 'Sf'" Combinations
Namf.!: ___ _____________ Date: _______ _
Word Game: Vocabulary With " SP" Combinations
Di rections: The 25 words below all contain the letters "SP' in some combination. Read the
clues carefully and complete each word in the puzzle.
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1. pay oul money for purchases
s p 2. revenge: ill will
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4. games involving skill and physical exertion
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Challenges Galore Word Game: Vocabulary Willi "LE" Combinations
Name: _________________ Oale: _______ _
Word Game: Vocabulary With "LE" Combinations
Directions: The 25 words below all contain the lel1ers "LE" in some combination. Read the
clues carefully and complele each word in the puzzl e.
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narrow shelves at the base of windows
bars used for raising or moving something
a wri tten message that is mailcd
one who provides guidance or di rection
smart; bright; intelligent
give enjoyment to; used for politeness
tired
part of a garmcntlhat covers the arms
a solemn promise
choose; pick out
narrow strips of water; entrances
assert without proof; assert or declare
bccome more tender and merciful
narrow bock st reets
laugh in a silly 01 nervous way
a st ruggle; argument ; bother: annoy
slender tool with sharp point used in sewing
a pointed. hanging stick of ice
a part of a thi ng made to be hetd
a group of teams fott owing a schedule
a young girl; lass
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Galore Pair 01 Diamonds Puzzle Template
Name: ________ ________ Date: _______ _
Pair of Diamonds Puzzle Template
Direcllons: Read and answer each 01 the clues carelully. When Ilnished, read down the left
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Name: ____________ _ ___ Date: ____ ___ _
Zig-Zag Topics Template
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and a message will appear.
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Back and Forth Puzzle Template
Name: __________________________________ __
Date: ________ _
Back and Forth Puzzle Template
Direct ions: Read the clues carefully and print your answer in the appropriate boxes. The last
three letters of answer #1 become the first three leiters of answer #2 and so on. (All of the even-
numbered answers read from right to left.)
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Challenges Galore Splil the Diamond Pollie Templale
Name: _ _________________ Datc: _ _______ _
Split the Diamond Puzzle Template
Directions: Unscramble each wol d. The lirst and last two answcrs (the boldfaced leHers) ale
given. When finished, follow lhe shaded boxes to reveal a message. Copy Ihe message out on
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