Story 261a


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.
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5. Many people like to ___ their birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries with some kind of party.
6. If you stand at any red light intersection in LA long enough, you will see two cars ___ into each other.
7. The police will often isolate the ___ of a crime with yellow ribbon.
8. Your dog will ___ with you even after your family and friends have left you.
9. Some witnesses say they heard more than one ___ when President Kennedy was assassinated.
11. You can injure my heart with a knife, but you will ___ my heart with cruel words.
12. A ___ rides in the ambulance and provides emergency first aid to victims of crime and accidents.
15. True love might ___ change to lifelong hate if you say or do the wrong thing.
18. If you accidentally cut yourself, you might end up with a small ___ on your skin.
19. A sure ___ is one that you will probably win. Flipping a coin and calling Heads is NOT a sure ___.
21. Doctors might scrape some tissue from inside your ___ to get your DNA.
23. It's hard to ___ TV commercials when the volume for the commercials is 50 percent louder than the programs.
25. The driver who ran the red light and crashed was ___ drunk. Cops smelled alchohol on his breath.
26. The man was described as ___, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, and about 40 years old. Police are looking for him.
27. If you ___ everyone and everything, people will not enjoy your company. They will suspect that you probably ___ them, too, behind their back.
28. Lee Harvey Oswald is the ___ who allegedly shot President Kennedy in 1963.


1. If you have ___ pains, it doesn't automatically mean that you're having a heart attack.
2. ___ is a popular sport around the world. All you need is a ___ and a basket (or two).
3. Many English words are difficult to ___ for English learners. Many words are difficult to spell, too!
4. Water ___s electricity very well. So does copper wire.
10. The fatally injured man was pronounced ___ by the doctor in the emergency room.
13. Life can be a ___ if you have no money, no friends, and no future.
14. The governor was ___ injured in the traffic accident because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. That's why they say that seatbelts save lives.
16. For ___, some people hike, travel, or do crossword puzzles (like this!).
17. If you get ___d up at work, you might call up your wife to tell her you'll be home late.
19. Some people think that ___ clothes are attractive. Other people prefer clothes that fit snugly.
20. On any day, there are thousands of criminals at ___ throughout the US. Most of them don't even worry about getting caught.
22. The US government seeks ___ in its war in Iraq, but it's possible that it will find defeat.
24. If you ___ that someone is a criminal, call the police department.