A Puzzlement


One of the most widely heard criticisms of today’s society is that it has become too materialistic—that people today place too much value on worldly wealth and possessions. There is truth in this observation, but it is not new to our generation. The apostle Paul warned the Colossians of this human tendency nearly 2,000 years ago. If you will work the puzzle you can see what he said by reading the answers to across numbers 11, 12, 18, 23, 24, 32, 35, 40, 41, 48, 49, and 50.

Across

  1. 1.

    Lumps of clay or soil

  2. 5.

    Sayings attributed to Jesus in early writings

  3. 11.

    Their hearts are _____ so much upon the things of this world (D&C 121:35)

  4. 12.

    Open _____ ears that ye may hear (Mosiah 2:9)

  5. 13.

    This _____ my work and my glory (Moses 1:39)

  6. 14.

    Take another trip; anagram of serial

  7. 16.

    Collection of maps

  8. 18.

    Haters of God without natural _____ (Rom. 1:31)

  9. 20.

    New England state, U.S.A. (Abbr.)

  10. 21.

    Newt, Salamander

  11. 22.

    On the west side of this hill, not far from the _____ (JS—H 1:51)

  12. 23.

    Put _____ the armor of righteousness (2 Ne. 1:23)

  13. 24.

    All _____ bear record of me (Moses 6:63)

  14. 27.

    Carry neither purse, _____ scrip (Luke 10:4)

  15. 29.

    Giant king of Bashan (Num. 21:33)

  16. 30.

    Saint (Abbr.)

  17. 32.

    The serpent was cursed _____ all cattle (Moses 4:20)

  18. 35.

    I came _____ to send peace, but a sword (Matt. 10:34)

  19. 36.

    Form of indefinite article used before vowels

  20. 37.

    His life shall be as the _____ of a tree (D&C 101:30)

  21. 38.

    Short for papa

  22. 39.

    The Great I _____, even Jesus Christ (D&C 39:1)

  23. 40.

    Opposite of off

  24. 41.

    Same as 24 across

  25. 44.

    Evergreen trees of a certain genus

  26. 46.

    Literary work made up of parts of other works

  27. 47.

    And _____ came to pass

  28. 48.

    Same as 23 and 40 across

  29. 49.

    Definite article

  30. 50.

    God called the dry land _____ (Moses 2:10)

  31. 52.

    Let him seek peace, and _____ it (1 Pet. 3:11)

  32. 53.

    Whatsoever temple is defiled, God shall _____ (D&C 93:35)

Down

  1. 1.

    An inn of the East where caravans rest

  2. 2.

    Mountain peak in Thessaly, Greece

  3. 3.

    Cause to lose hearing

  4. 4.

    Ye are a _____ necked people (Ex. 33:5)

  5. 5.

    1st and 25th letters of the alphabet

  6. 6.

    Wild fig of Asia Minor (two words)

  7. 7.

    Town in Switzerland

  8. 8.

    Boy’s name, anagram of oral

  9. 9.

    A prophet is not without honour, but in _____ own country (Mark 6:4)

  10. 10.

    And forgive us our debts, _____ we forgive our debtors (Matt. 6:12)

  11. 15.

    Member of a people inhabiting Latvia

  12. 17.

    The _____ are a people not strong (Prov. 30:25)

  13. 19.

    Write these things and seal them _____ (Ether 3:27)

  14. 23.

    Mormon writer, _____ Pate Stewart

  15. 25.

    Dig

  16. 26.

    Prefix meaning earth

  17. 28.

    A living _____ is better than a dead lion (Eccl. 9:4)

  18. 31.

    Paul wrote epistles to this man

  19. 33.

    Notice of proposed marriage

  20. 34.

    Soil-building plant

  21. 35.

    An edict giving toleration to Protestants was issued in _____, France

  22. 38.

    Object sometimes dropped in tabernacle to demonstrate acoustics

  23. 40.

    Possesses

  24. 42.

    Take _____ that no man deceive you (JS—M 1:5)

  25. 43.

    One of the animals found by Nephi in the land of promise (1 Ne. 18:25)

  26. 45.

    Indefinitely long period of time: age

  27. 47.

    International Trade Organization

  28. 49.

    Chemical symbol for tellunum

  29. 51.

    Means of transportation

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