Nourish your vocabulary


1Atmosphere we breathe (3)
3Select by a vote for an office (5)
6To live and have a home in a particular place (5)
9Revolving platform on phonograph (9)
10Pulverize something (5)
11Supposed cure-all (7)
12On the way (2,5)
13Make a mark or lines on a surface (4)
15Horrified: overcome with shock and dismay (6)
17As in baseball: touch a player while he is holding the ball (3)
20The whole (3)
21(of goods or funds) not subject to taxation (6)
22Animal typically with antlers (4)
24Confused and vague; used especially of thinking (7)
26Pear-shaped tropical fruit (7)
28Acute abdominal pain (especially in infants) (5)
29Nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel (9)
30Using the voice; not silently (5)
31A fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes (5)
32A negative (3)


1Places at opposite sides of world (9)
2A repeat showing, especially a TV series (5)
3Tempt by offering something attractive (6)
4To confuse, perplex, or entangle somebody (archaic) (9)
5Subject of discussion or composition (5)
6People who have a sophisticated expertise in the area of computers, the Internet, and the World Wide Web (8)
7Rules governing socially acceptable behavior (9)
8Vacation home for campers, walkers, skiers, or hunters (5)
14Mammal with hard-plated body (9)
16Place a value on; judge the worth of something (9)
18The study of a society by analyzing its garbage (9)
19Easy to understand or clear in meaning ( formal ) (8)
23Travel by boat (6)
24Central or popular place (5)
25How deep something is (5)
27Extremely pale in appearance (5)