CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE LESSON # 9 FOREIGN WORDS

 

 

 

CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE LESSON # 9 FOREIGN WORDS

 

Most puzzle creators respect the fact that it is not everyone who knows a language other than English so they limit the use of foreign words to those which are very basic and commonly spoken.

The clues are designed to allude in different ways to the foreign word to give its meaning and the language it pertains to. See if you can spot the allusion to the foreign word in this clue.

 

“French girl resides in the hotel Levy”. [4]

Hint:...............

'resides in',..............read the clue again to find a French girl. If you have already studied the connecting words lesson you will know how easy it is to find the answer.

 

When you come across a clue that indicates something is inside it usually means there is a connection of word endings and beginnings.

 

The clue requires a liaison by connecting the last two letters of hotel with the first two letters of Levy.

The answer is ELLE, which is a French word, meaning girl.

She’s residing in the last two letters of hotel [el] and the first two letters of [le]vy.

 

Some other commonly used foreign words for cryptic puzzles are la, le and les for French articles.

Ami is a friend in French and amigo is a pal in Spanish.

Words like senor and senorita are no strangers to the cryptic clue.

There are many others, but as you can see even though they are classified as foreign words they are not uncommon to the American vocabulary.

The challenge in this lesson will test your knowledge of some very basic foreign words.

Even if you don’t know them at first you will find that with continued practice you will master them quickly. They crop up often in cryptic puzzles.

Have fun and enjoy the challenge.

 

FOREIGN WORDS LESSON

 

CLUES;

 

  1. Animal of the Spanish and English [5] .....................E

     

  2. Criminal sick even in France. [7] ..............................I

     

  3. Somewhat treacherous endearment in Paris. [4]........C

     

  4. French dish with water that’s flat. [7] ......................P

     

  5. He sells meat but dear in France. [7] .......................B

     

  6. Frenchman’s son owns 1000 movies.[5] ...................F

     

  7. Duck every Irishman initially before the German. [5].....E

     

  8. I leave trains with German to send a message.[7]........T

     

  9. Regrets the streets in Paris. [4] ................................R

     

  10. Thirst quencher Italian style. [6].................................F

     

  11. No German confused number before ten. [4] ..............N

     

  12. Brand a Greek letter about the head. [6] ....................S

     

  13. Ache for French bread. [4] ........................................P

     

  14. the German Nazis captured the Spanish motors. [7].....D

     

  15. It’s said in France to be the same thing ......................D

     

  16. Bound to draw in Germany. [4] ..................................T

 

ANSWERS

 

  1. ELAND for animal.Spanish for the article the is EL+AND [the English word and]

     

  2. ILLEGAL for criminal. ILL for sick. EGAL is French for even .

     

  3. CHER is a French term for endearment. Somewhat trea[cher]ous

     

  4. PLATEAU for a flat. PLAT is French for dish. EAU is French for water.

     

  5. BUTCHER for seller of meat. BUT+CHER which means dear in France.

     

  6. FILMS for movies. FILS is a son in France. Owns 1000 [M] = FIL[M]S

     

  7. EIDER for duck. E+I every Irishman initially before DER [German for 'the'.]

     

  8. TRANSMIT for send a message. Trains without I become TRANS+MIT German for with.

     

  9. RUES for regrets. The streets of Paris are also called rues.

     

  10. FRESCA for thirst quencher. Fresca is Italian for water.

     

  11. NINE for Number before ten.[confused suggests an anagram for German word nein]

     

  12. STIGMA for brand. A Greek letter is SIGMA about T [the head of the word The].

     

  13. PAIN for ache. Bread in France is also called PAIN.

     

  14. DIESELS for motors. DIE is German for the. SS for Nazis capturing EL [the Spanish] S+EL+S

     

  15. DITTO for the same thing. French for said is DIT + TO

     

  16. TIED for bound. Also means to draw in Germany.

     

 

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Most puzzle creators respect the fact that it is not everyone who knows a language other than English so they limit the use of foreign words to those which are very basic and commonly spoken. The clues are designed to allude in different ways to the foreign word to give its meaning and the language it pertains to. See if you can spot the allusion to the foreign word in this clue.

“French girl resides in the hotel Levy”. [4]

It's easy ,can you solve it?

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