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Exploration and Settlement: Crossword Puzzle

The crossword puzzle below is comprised of words taken from the 'Exploration and Settlement' articles of our web site. By clicking on the clue number in the Across/Down list below the game, you can open the article from which the clue was derived. The intent is to foster learning by allowing you to read the associated article in the event that you experience difficulty with a particular word. We hope you find the crossword puzzle both enjoyable and educational.

Playing Instructions:

To select a word, click your mouse on any block which comprises that word. The blocks of the selected word are highlighted in yellow and the current block is highlighted in blue. Also, the clue for the selected word will appear at the top of the crossword puzzle.

You can change the orientation (Across/Down) at any time by pressing the space-bar. Letters are entered via your keyboard and the current block will advance by one with each letter you type, until you reach the end of the word. Incorrect letters are displayed in red, while correct letters are shown in black. If you type an incorrect letter, you can either use the backspace key on your keyboard or simply click in that block and re-type the letter.

Since Java™ applets cannot be printed, we have included a link to a printable version in the sidebar.


Clicking on a number in the lists below will open the relevant article in another browser window. You may then read the article and find the word to which the clue applies. After finding the word you can close the browser window containing the article and return to the crossword puzzle. If the second browser window containing an article is left open, clicking on any numbers in the list below will load the appropriate document in that window. You can them switch over to the second browser window to read the article.

Across:

4. English port from which John Cabot sailed
6. Early instrument for measuring latitude
8. Norse name for Labrador natives
9. Legendary 12th c. fabled Welsh Prince and explorer
10. Early instrument for measuring latitude
12. Norse explorer
13. Norse name for Newfoundland
16. Site of "Cabot Rock"
19. Isle of ______; means 'blessed' in Gaelic
20. Measurement of vessel speed
21. Explorers who reached North America around 1000 A.D.
23. Continent for which John Cabot was searching
25. Instrument used to measure magnetic North Pole
26. Sixth century Irish monk and explorer
27. Early device for keeping track of time
28. 15th c. Portuguese explorer

Down:

1. Origin of some early settlers to Newfoundland
2. Fishing grounds off Newfoundland's coast
3. Viking settlement in Newfoundland
5. 15th century cartographer
7. Mythical island in the North Atlantic
11. John Cabot's Newfoundland landfall
14. Small Irish boat made out of wood and ox-hides
15. Legendary inscription by John Cabot
16. Land settled by Eirik the Red
17. Country from which John Cabot sailed in 1497
18. John Cabot's son
22. Italian name for Cabot
24. Stout, sea-worthy Norse vessel

Abbreviations Used in Clues:

  • NF - Newfoundland
  • c. - century

Please Note:

The clues and words used in this crossword puzzle are also contained in the 'Exploration and Settlement' hangman game.

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