Latin Crosswords

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

Friday, July 06, 2007

De Testudine et Ranis


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 Testudine et Ranis: The Tortoise and The Frogs. 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:
agilis, anguilla, commodum, conspicari, discrimen, esca, ictus, impedire, levis, moles, mors, obnoxius, onus, premere, prosilire, rana, saltare, stagnum, tardus, testudo
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 Frog
3 Slow, limping
5 To jump, dance
7 To hamper, hinder
8 Burden, load
11 Crisis, division
16 Death
17 Liable, guilty
19 To notice, catch sight of
20 Tortoise, turtle


2 Swift, active
4 Pool, lake
6 Light, nimble
9 To jump up, leap forth
10 Eel
12 To press, press down
13 Benefit, advantage
14 Mass, bulk
15 Food
18 Hit, blow, stab

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