Story 055a


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2. Breakfast is something you should eat every ___ before you leave the house.
4. A strong wind will ___ leaves and papers from one place to another.
5. Norman Lear, a famous TV writer and producer, has a 21-car ___ next to his house.
7. About 50 percent of the marriages in the US end in ___. Sad, but true.
8. Another name for ___ suit is swim suit.
10. Drivers sometimes ignore the flashing ___ at a railroad crossing (and end up dead).
12. In a restaurant, you will be served by a ___ or a waiter. The ___ is usually the prettier one.
14. Computer programmers use a special language, or ___, to create software.
16. '___ Woman' is a song by Roy Orbison. It's about a ___ woman that he saw walking down the street. Men love ___ women.
17. Women will say, 'Let's go shopping.' Men will say, 'Let's go ___ (or hunting).'
18. When you ___ your apartment, make sure you turn the lights out and lock the door.
19. The vain actor loved ___ so much that he wrote fan letters to ___.


1. When you ___ out your garage, you throw out stuff (or have a yard sale).
2. ___, a big country between China and Russia, has only 5 people per square mile.
3. ___ did the difficult task because everybody thought that somebody else would do it.
6. Scientists have discovered that pollution can cause some male frogs to become ___ frogs. (Yikes!)
8. Many beer drinkers like to drink beer out of a ___ instead of a can.
9. A magician performs magic ___s that amaze his audience.
10. Before you cook raw beans, you should let them ___ overnight in a pot of water.
11. Some people like to put ___ on their hamburgers, hot dogs, and even their fried eggs.
13. A deck of cards has four ___s: spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds.
15. You have to pay attention to the ___s when you are trying to create crossword puzzles like this. (It's very easy to make mistakes!)