An area of high, flat land.
A strip of land that juts out into an ocean
The watering of farmland with water drawn from reservoirs or rivers
a hole formed when limestone is dissolved, causing the ground above to collapse
A large Spanish-owned estate in the Americas, often run as a farm or a cattle ranch
A policy by which land is taken from those who own large amounts and redistributed to those who have little or none.
Farmland owned by members of a rural community
farming that provides only enough for the needs of a family or a village
A large commercial farmed owned by a private individual or company
A farm crop grown for sale and profit
A worker who travels from place to place, working where extra help is needed to cultivate or harvest crops
North American Free Trade Agreement, which phased out trade barriers among the United States, Canada, and Mexico
A factory in Mexico, along the United States border, that assembles goods for export
A narrow strip of land having water on each side and joining two larger bodies of water
A member of an armed force that is not part of a regular army; relating to a form of warfare carried on by such an independent armed force
A group of islands
An island formed by the skeletal remains of tiny sea animals and the sand and sediment piling on top of them
Facing the wind
Facing away from the wind
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.
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Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.
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