Story 285a


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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6. The older you get, the more you talk about the ___ old days.
7. Occasionally you'll see (and especially, hear!) someone walking along carrying a loud ___ box.
8. When ___ exceeds supply, the price goes up and the wait gets longer.
9. To encourage residents to walk or ride buses, cities are requiring new apartment buildings to have fewer ___ spaces.
10. I ___ly don't enjoy listening to a dog bark all day long.
12. Some religions teach that when you die, you will go to heaven or ___.
14. My ___ weekend was ruined because of the barking dogs.
16. ___ congestion is a major problem in every city in the world. And it gets worse every year.
18. A homeowner's family and friends sometimes play basketball in the ___way.
19. A ___ helps you control your dog when you take it for a walk.
21. Many parks have ___ways and foot___s that allow people to stroll safely throughout the park.
23. People often leave a soccer or baseball game early in order to ___ the rush home.
24. In ___, politicians talk loudly and frequently about how important the voters are.
25. No matter how hard you try, it's hard to ___ barking dogs.
27. A popular expression: To ___ him is to love him. (Never said about Dick Cheney.)
29. Dog parks are very ___ with dogs and their owners.
30. A man who has no regrets is not ___ about anything in his life.
31. Many people are not at all what, or who, they ___ to be. (Be careful!)
32. 'Their,' 'they're,' and '___' are homonyms, just like two, to, and too.
33. Just as 'Cheap isn't cheap,' ___dom isn't ___.


1. The ___en Rule: Do to others as you would have them do to you.
2. People want to live in America because it is a ___ with much freedom and opportunity.
3. The dognapper gave the animal back after hearing the family's ___ for their puppy's safe return.
4. There are many 'singing' dogs who bark along to ___ they hear on the radio or TV.
5. Collies, shepherds, terriers, beagles, and poodles are all ___s.
7. You can teach a dog to ___ for food (but not a cat).
9. ___ country clubs and ___ golf courses charge annual fees to their members.
10. A ___-de-sac is a quiet side street that ends in a circle. The entrance is also the exit.
11. In 2007, 45 million Americans were dog ___s and 38 million were cat ___s.
12. Many religions teach that God, the angels, and all the saints live in ___.
13. The shortest ___ between two barking dogs is a straight line.
15. Some people prefer to live in ___hoods that allow dogs, cats, and farm animals (like roosters).
17. Voters elect their city ___ members to make laws and decisions to protect and improve residents' lives.
18. If you could teach dogs to wipe the ___ off their feet, you could make millions.
20. The husband and wife ___ together through thick and thin for almost 70 years.
22. A dog leash ___s of a looped handle, a strap, and a snap hook for the dog's collar.
26. A barking dog is ___ to old people, but music to young children.
28. The only thing ___ than a barking dog is a nagging wife. (According to some husbands.)