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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

De Cera


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 Cera duritiem appetente: The Wax, seeking to become hard. 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:
appetere, calor, cera, denegare, durities, eiicere, ictus, idem, ignis, ingemiscere, later, levis, lutum, mollis, perdurare, pervenire, procreare, saeculum, statim, videre
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 Mud, clay
4 Heat, warmth
5 To arrive, achieve
8 Wax
10 Century, age
13 To strive for, seek, grasp at
14 Stab, hit, strike
15 Fire
17 To last, endure
18 To see
19 To cast, throw, fling


1 Brick
2 Soft
3 To sigh, groan, agonize
6 To deny, refuse
7 Hardness
9 Immediately
11 Light, slight
12 To create, produce
16 The same

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