Latin Crosswords

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

Friday, July 20, 2007

De Scurra et Episcopo


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 Scurra et Episcopo: The Joker and The Bishop . 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:
aereus, antistes, argentum, aureus, avarus, calendae, dives, episcopus, numisma, nummus, pecunia, profecto, quartans, sacerdos, saltem, scurra, strena, valere, vilis
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 Rich
6 Kalends, first day of the month
7 New Year's gift
12 Copper
14 High-ranking church official
15 Surely, in fact, certainly
17 Coin, piece of money
18 Greedy, stingy


2 Cheap, common, worthless
3 Money, currency
4 Priest
5 Golden
8 A quarter, farthing
9 To be strong, to be worth
10 Bishop
11 At least, anyhow
13 Joker, buffoon, clown
14 Silver, money
16 Coin

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