Story 262a


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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1. Many nonsmokers ___ a universal ban on cigarette smoking. Smokers, of course, ___ personal choice.
6. If you ___ with your wife a lot, divorce may be in your future.
7. In America, kids learn to be ___s very early. The national motto should be Shop Till You Drop.
9. The president of the World Bank was ___ wrong to give his girlfriend a $60,000 pay raise.
11. The ___ sign is a triangular sign telling drivers to slow down because they don't have the right of way.
13. If you've got common ___ and a good ___ of humor, you'll probably enjoy your life.
15. Activists are asking city residents to sign a ___ to recall a council member who lied to voters.
16. A ___ has a direct connection with politicians that citizens can only wish they had.
18. Some people think that a national sales ___ could eliminate the need for all other ___es.
19. Supermarkets add a ___ coating to some fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh longer.
21. A hamburger, ___ fries, and a Coke is a popular American meal.
23. Siblings usually look ___, especially in their youth. As they age, the similarities seem to disappear.
28. A hamburger, fries, and a Coke is NOT a ___ meal. Too many such meals might make you sick and fat.
29. A young woman should date a young man that her parents would ___ of.
30. The ___ government taxes residents and then spends that income as it chooses.


2. A country that doesn't ___ its borders is a country that deserves to perish.
3. Global warming means that you won't ___ your butt off in winter.
4. A ___ is a vegetable that looks sort of like a dark green banana.
5. ___ is a green vegetable that kids usually hate. Cauliflower is a white vegetable that kids also hate.
7. A ___ of wax is often put on vegetables and fruits to keep them fresh.
8. A ___ daiquiri is a popular drink made of rum, lime juice, sugar, and crushed ice.
10. --Students, I will assign you NO homework this week. --Yay! Teacher, we love you! --Students, I was just ___. I'm going to give you LOTS of homework this week.
12. Customs officials might ask you if you have anything to ___ before they let you pass through.
14. An tasty egg dish might lose its attraction if you bite into a piece of hard ___.
15. ___ language is easier to understand than fancy language.
17. People like to teach their dog to sit up and ___ for a piece of food.
20. Even as they get older, kids are always seeking their parents' ___. They want their parents to be proud of them.
22. If you and your husband ___ on whether to have kids or not, you have a big problem.
24. Wood will ___ from the sun and weather if you don't paint it regularly.
25. A ___ of cake or pie is popular for dessert.
26. Many different foods taste delicious when they are ___-fried.
27. Soybean ___, olive ___, and canola ___ are popular and healthy ___s.