Crossword Nuances

Crossword Nuances combines the challenges of vocabulary puzzles and mini-crosswords in a unique format.

Crossword Nuances can also be a review and friendly vocabulary challenge for pre-college students preparing for college admission tests.

See new Crossword Nuances puzzles below in the right column.

To see solutions to the puzzles, go to

https://crosswordnuancessolutions.blogspot.com

Friday, May 10, 2024

Puzzle 05-10-2024

 


Across

    1  buildup, accumulation (9)

    5  fully, wholeheartedly (7)

    7  ghost, apparition (8)

  10  dissects, analyzes, reinterprets (12)

  12  beyond words, beyond description (9)

  13  sway, flutter, rustle (5)

 

Down

    2  in high spirits, buoyant, bouncy (9)

    3  system of rotating ocean currents, whorl (4)

    4  posing, disguising yourself (12)

    6  adversary, opponent (10)

    8  foolish, asinine (11)

    9  irritable, ill-tempered (9)

  11  a verbal shrug (3)

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Puzzle 05-08-2024


Across

    2  tackle, manage (9)

    5  cherry on a sundae (7)

    6  island off the coast of Massachusetts (9)

    9  after the fact, it may be (7)

  11  people scammers look for (11)

  12  confusing, disconnected (10)

 

Down

    1  skillful, adroit, handy (9)

    2  sustained, was supported of (6)

    3  deceitful, insincere (12)

    4  often cash serves as (10)

    7  ex-head of state exiled to Elba (8)

    8  unpredictable, unreliable (7)

  10  fully satisfy, quench (4)

 


 

 


 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Puzzle 05-01-2024

Across

    3  very bad, shameful (7)

    4  removed completely, e.g. an "F" in chemistry (8)

    6  ability to move quickly and easily (7)

    8  ______ Deal, FDR legislation (3)

    9  when the rubber hits the road (4,5)

  10  forthcoming, around the corner (8)

 

Down

    1  recessed nook in a room (6)

    2  commander of US, UN and Korean forces (1950) (9)

    3  inflexible, unbreakable; hard like a diamond (10)

    5  where the American Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls are located (7)

    7  Godlike (6)