A piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water.
Bring (goods or services) into a country from abroad for sale.
Send (goods or services) to another country for sale.
A legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized.
A form of government with a monarch at the head.
The highest class in certain societies, especially those holding hereditary titles or offices.
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
A small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
A cruel and oppressive ruler.
The legislative body of a country or state.
A form of democracy in which people decide on policy initiatives directly.
A system that allows each branch of a government to amend or veto acts of another branch so as to prevent any one branch from exerting too much power.
An artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge across a valley or other gap.
A type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.
A person engaged or learned in philosophy, especially as an academic discipline.
The action of assassinating someone.
The process of taking in and fully understanding information or ideas.
A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
A constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body.
The national character or culture of Greece, especially ancient Greece.
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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