Story 008a


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. If you smoke enough ___s, you will probably get lung cancer.
3. A ___ is for criminals who commit serious crimes; a jail is usually for people who commit less serious crimes.
6. ___ is forks, spoons, and knives. It doesn't have to be silver.
8. If you car breaks down, a tow truck will ___ it to a garage for you. For a pretty penny, of course.
9. Criminals who live in jails or prisons are known as prisoners or ___s.
10. To trade, or ___, does not involve money. You might ___ your TV for someone else's bookcase.
11. If you want to get out of prison on time, try not to irritate the ___, or he will allow the guards to make your life miserable.
12. People like to shop after Christmas because there are many price ___s due to the after-Christmas sales.
14. Many people like to ___ old cars to new condition and then take them to car shows.
15. If you don't ___ with what the police officer tells you to do, you might end up in jail.
18. Rich people lead a life of ___. Bread is a necessary item, but a gold-plated butter knife is a ___ item.
19. Nowadays, if you park your bicycle, you need to ___ it to a rail with at least one cable; two locking cables would be better.
21. Most bathrooms have a sink and a ___. Many bathrooms also have a shower and a tub.
23. You need the bank manager to ___ your request for a loan. If he doesn't ___, you won't get a loan.
24. Someone who goes ___ is out of control and might be dangerous.
25. Before you can put an animal in the zoo, you have to ___ it first, then transport it to the zoo.


2. An ___ is a specific amount of something set aside for a specific purpose. A charity might receive a weekly ___ of food from a supermarket.
4. If you have a flat tire, you will need to use the ___ in your trunk. Hopefully, your ___ tire has air in it!
5. The criminal ___bed the old lady's purse and ran away. She screamed and pointed, but no one helped her.
7. If your ___ is dull, you will have a hard time trying to shave your face.
13. The opposite of 'simple' is 'complicated,' or '___.'
14. In times of war, necessities like bread and gasoline are often ___ed, so that everyone gets a little, but not a lot.
16. When volcanos ___, they send ash and lava everywhere.
17. A man who gets a 10-year sentence will not be ___d for 10 years, unless he gets out early for good behavior.
20. Cuba is famous for its handmade ___s, which ___ smokers cannot buy in the US.
22. People usually wash their hands with ___ and water.