Latin Crosswords

Puzzles for Latin students and anyone interested in the ancient Greco-Roman world.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

De Rustico et Mure


I'm using some new crossword puzzle software (online, fast, easy) to create new puzzles to go with the new Aesop's fables I'm posting at

Today's fable at Latin Via Fables is De Rustico et Mure: The Country-man and The Mouse. You can visit the Latin Via Fables page for this fable to see the Latin text, English translation and some grammar help.

Word List. Here is an alphabetical word list of the Latin words included in the puzzle:
admodum, ardere, casus, cursus, diffidere, facetus, felicitas, fortuna, fugere, ignis, incendium, latus, lepus, maestus, mus, ocissime, pauper, rusticus, tempus, villa
Click here to get the crossword puzzle to print and fill in.

Click here to get the crossword puzzle solution.

Here are the clues:


1 Conflagration, fire
4 Side
5 Luck, fortune
8 Mouse
11 Country-man, farmer
12 To burn, be on fire
13 Chance
15 Fire
17 Sad, mournful
18 Time


2 Run, running
3 To despair, doubt
4 Grace, wit, charm
5 Witty
6 Exceedingly, very
7 House, farmhouse
9 Most quickly, very quickly
10 Happiness, prosperity
14 To flee, run away
16 Poor, impoverished

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