Latin Crosswords

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

Friday, September 07, 2007

De Erinaceo et Vipera


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 Erinaceo Viperam hospitem eiiciente: The Hedgehog who tossed out his host, the Viper. 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:
acumen, angustus, blandus, caverna, consortium, dolor, erinaceus, exire, frigus, hiems, hospitium, locus, manere, orare, pungere, spina, torquere, vehemens, vipera, vis
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Click here to get the crossword puzzle solution.

Here are the clues:


1 Severe, violent, vigorous
5 Pain, anguish
6 Entertainment; lodging
9 Narrow, close, confined
11 Partnership, fellowship
13 Viper, serpent
15 Cold, chill, frost
16 Thorn, spine, prickle
18 To stay, remain
19 Sharp point, sharpness


2 To go out
3 Hedgehog
4 Place
7 To prick, sting
8 Flattering, sweet, nice
10 To turn, twist, torment
11 Hole, den, burrow
12 Winter, winter-cold
14 Strength, force
17 To beg, ask, plead

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