A Puzzlement: Scriptural Crostic


Scriptural Crostic

Sharpen your pencils and shine up your mental treasures! Here is a challenge that you’ll find is fun and educational too! Fill in as many blanks in the words list as you can—then transfer each letter to the correspondingly numbered space in the diagram. Work back and forth from diagram to words list, and presto! a double bonus: a quotation from one of our inspired speakers or writers, ancient or modern, in the diagram, and his name spelled out by the first letters in the words list, together with a title or description of the writing from which the quotation is taken.

Definitions

Words

A. Affirmative vote

__ __ __ 15 126 5

B. Jesus Christ

__ __ __ __ 142 81 45 88

C. Object moved by the faith of the brother of Jared (Ether 12:30)

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 28 58 36 75 120 41 129 22

D. Goddess worshiped in Greece at the time of Paul’s visit

__ __ __ __ __ __ 70 94 32 116 130 121

E. The Savior’s invitation to all that labor and are heavy laden (3 wds.)

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 89 27 73 141 92 14 63 138 6 40

F. “If thine eye _____ thee, pluck it out”

__ __ __ __ __ __ 112 79 99 43 87 72

G. “Honor shall _____ the humble in spirit” (Prov. 29:23)

__ __ __ __ __ __ 135 110 50 128 103 145

H. Alfred _____ poet and playwright

__ __ __ __ __ 71 100 107 65 12

I. Elijah instructed Ahab: “Prepare thy chariot and get thee down, that the rain _____ thee not” (2 Kgs. 18:44)

__ __ __ __ 132 55 95 111

J. Small embroidered hole

__ __ __ __ __ __ 60 115 134 104 74 37

K. Ancient Greek musical instrument

__ __ __ __ 18 91 144 3

L. “_____ come:” phrase from the Lord’s Prayer (2 wds.)

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 57 140 34 59 29 16 80 26 1 4

M. Surpassed in performance

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ 13 109 76 82 143 48 8

N. A would-be wit (slang)

__ __ __ __ __ __ 77 10 85 90 124 52

O. With reference to vision

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 35 62 105 24 66 20 123 42 51

P. Famous

__ __ __ __ __ 46 78 137 61 98

Q. “Hail, thou that art _____ favoured …” (Luke 1:28)

__ __ __ __ __ __ 56 47 131 64 118 33

R. Next-to-last book in the Book of Mormon

__ __ __ __ __ 84 139 106 19 2

S. General location of the cities of Zarahemla and Nephi (2 wds.)

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 122 117 30 17 108 97 54 31 38 23 44 9 127

T. “Oh, let not the Lord be _____,” wheedled Abraham (Gen. 18:30, 32)

__ __ __ __ __ 102 136 96 113 83

U. Great is the _____ of godliness (1 Tim. 3:16)

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ 68 39 25 114 119 21 11

V. Destructive modern weapon

__ - __ __ __ __ 86 133 53 69 7

W. Direction of the countries from which the Ten Tribes are expected to come

__ __ __ __ __ 93 67 101 49 125

Answers:

Crostic Answer

A. Aye, B. Lord, C. Mountain, D. Athena, E. Come unto Me, F. Offend, G. Uphold, H. Noyes, I. Stop, J. Eyelet, K. Lyre, L. Thy Kingdom, M. Outdone, N. Smarty, O. Optically, P. Noted, Q. Highly, R. Ether, S. Land Southward, T. Angry, U. Mystery, V. A-bomb, W. North

ALMA: Counsel to Son Helaman (Alma 37:5–36) “O, remember, my son, and learn wisdom in thy youth; yea, learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God. “Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord. …”