Complete the crossword, then click on "Check" to check your answer. If you are stuck, you can click on "Hint" to get a free letter. Click on a number in the grid to see the clue or clues for that number.
Across: 2. He ___ed the charm and self-confidence that attracted women of all ages. 4. The saguaro is a huge ___ plant that lives for many years and grows mostly in Arizona and part of Mexico. 7. The ___ industry claims that it is the only industry that advertises to young people NOT to use its (cancer-causing) product. 8. David Foster Wallace was a ___ man who wrote ___ short stories and novels. He did not lead a simple life. 9. Mexican drug ___s and their gangs were responsible for killing more than 2,000 people in 2008. 10. Today, if you are not ___ed to the Internet, you are missing out on a lot of information and entertainment. 12. US Historic ___ 66 is a famous old highway connecting Chicago to Santa Monica. 16. She preferred to be "under the ___"; she wanted supervisors to barely know that she existed. 18. The kids were ___; they had been outside rolling around in the dirt with the dog. 20. You shouldn't ___ ill feelings toward someone; try to talk out your differences and you'll both feel better. 22. Warren Buffett ___ invites stockholders to come visit him in Omaha, Nebraska. (Thousands show up every year.) 23. Although little ___s sometimes kill people with their poisonous stinging tail, in some countries they are considered a taste treat. 24. The underground (and underwater) railroad ___ between England and France is called the Chunnel.
25. As of January 1, 2009 it will be ___ to text message while driving a vehicle in California. (It's already against the law to use a hand-held phone while driving.)
Down: 1. An ___ is a piece of land that is about 208 feet by 208 feet. (It rhymes with 'baker.') 3. Rubbermaid sells plastic ___ boxes with lids that are about the same size as a cardboard shoebox. 4. The ___ sits in the park; it fired many shells during World War II. 5. You won't ___ over your words if you practice your speech before you deliver it. 6. You'll find scorpions, tarantulas, cactus, lizards, and turtles in the ___. (And lots of sand.) 11. A typical ___ container for international shipping is 8' by 8' by 40' (or 20'). 13. The first ___ report from Army ___s was that the soldier had died from enemy fire; the second ___ report was that he had died from friendly fire. 14. ___ is so popular in the US that its continuing illegal use is making billionaires out of Colombian drug lords. 15. A turtle pulls its head and feet into its ___ when it senses trouble. 17. Pasadena's city manager has an admirable salary and benefits ___, including $340,000 a year and fully paid medical insurance. 19. If the government ___d marijuana and prostitution, they would no longer be crimes; police could chase murderers, rapists, and thugs instead.
21. In 2006 about 18,000 US residents were killed in traffic deaths that were ___-related. (Don't drink and drive.) CLOSE