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Monday, July 23, 2007

De Upupa


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 Upupa indigne honorata: The Hoopoe, wrongly given honors. 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:
aquila, avis, corona, fere, ferre, forma, indignus, insignis, invitare, mos, nitor, nuptiae, penna, praestantia, sordes, stercus, upupa, vestis, virtus, volutare
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 Practically, almost
5 Dirt, filth
6 Brightness, splendor
7 Hoopoe
10 (pl.) marriage, wedding
12 Manure, dung
13 Feather
14 Undeserving, shameful
16 To invite
17 Garment, clothing
18 To roll, wallow
19 Shape, appearance


1 To carry, bear, consider
2 Bird
3 Crown, crest
4 Strength, excellence
8 Eagle
9 Excellence, superiority
11 Remarkable, conspicuous
15 Habit, mood (pl.) morals

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