Games and Puzzles

by Heather Smith Thomas


Wild Animal Crossword

Across

2. Small cunning hunter with short legs and long slender body

6. Large shaggy animal with horns and a humped back

8. Small cousin of dog that howls at the moon

10. Graceful animal that can leap a fallen log or a six-foot fence

11. Animal like a small dog with bushy tail

12. Animal that has large front teeth for cutting trees, a wide flat tail, and builds dams across streams

15. True name of this swift animal is pronghorn

16. A small insectivorous mammal

18. Large furry animal with short tail; hibernates during the winter

19. Large graceful bird that has a long neck

21. Animal with black and white stripes and a distinctive odor

22. Abbreviation for Traffic Director

24. Small animal highly valued for its fur

26. Large solemn bird that hunts at night

27. Masked animal washes food before eating it

Down

1. Small mammal that sleeps during day, flies at night

2. Animal that looks like a large dog and usually travels in packs

3. Short-tailed cat related to the lynx

4. The largest wild cat in North America

5. The largest member of the deer family

7. A northern relative of the bobcat

9. Majestic animal called Wapiti by the Indians

11. Young deer

13. Small furry animal with long ears and a short tail

14. Animal that hangs by his tail and sometimes plays dead to fool enemies

17. Bird that is a hunter

19. A reptile that is long and has no legs

20. Short and heavy animal that digs large burrows

23. Female deer

25. Female elk

26. Opposite of off

Answers:

Across: (2) weasel, (6) buffalo, (8) coyote, (10) deer, (11) fox, (12) beaver, (15) antelope, (16) shrew, (18) bear, (19) swan, (21) skunk, (22) TD, (24) mink, (26) owl, (27) raccoon

Down: (1) bat, (2) wolf, (3) bobcat, (4) cougar, (5) moose, (7) lynx, (9) elk, (11) fawn, (13) rabbit, (14) opossum, (17) hawk, (19) snake, (20) badger, (23) doe, (25) cow, (26) on.

Follow—Fill—Find

This is a complicated puzzle. You must carefully FOLLOW the instructions!

Look at each object. Print the name of the object on the blanks below it.

FILL the spaces in the number boxes by taking the letter printed in each blank and placing it in the number box, matching each number underneath the letter to the number in the box. If you FOLLOW the instructions and FILL in each letter in its properly numbered space, you will FIND the answer.

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Illustrated by Charles Quilter

Answer:

Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven. (Matt. 19:14)