Sunderland, Hartlepool and South Tyneside Branch

Crossword Puzzle

Welcome to our very own, home-made, (mostly) animal-themed crossword puzzle!

You can simply print the page to play, hand-draw the grid if you don’t have a printer, or download the PDF file to share, here: Crossword PDF

Have fun, and let us know how you get on!

Across:
1. Most common of the big cats (6, 5)
6. A common preposition (2)
7. ‘Earth Pig’ in Afrikaans (8)
9. One of them had snakes for hair (6)
10. Braying animals (7)
13. Considered well trained (7)
15. A common command for a dog (3)
16. Food for furry critters (4)
19. “________” shrew (8)
20. Detection technology used in the study of animal migration (5)
22. Outdoor cats tend to do this (4)
24. This reptile’s name originates from a Taíno word (an indigenous people of the Caribbean) (6)
25. Large, soft-bodied mollusc (7)
27. Capricorn’s head (4)
29. Associated with Karma and colour (9)
30. Vaccination, jab, injection (4)

Down:
1. Hairy-sounding reptile (7, 6)
2. They make good swings for monkeys (5)
3. Bald flyers (6)
4. Most closely associated with Pavlov (3)
5. Not considered a stray (5)
6. Give reward to (5)
8. What Cheetahs do best (3)
11. A boxing marsupial (8)
12. Hairy legend (4)
14. ‘River Horse’ by another name (shortened) (5)
17. Wading bird (8)
18. Dog breed, Sheba (3)
21. Stone bone (6)
23. When a dog is tired, he… (5)
26. In music, part of the pack (3)
28. Supported by a surface (2)

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