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Weekly Duolingo-based Crossword Puzzle: 19/10/2013

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And so my fellow duolinguers, ask not what DuoLingo can do for you, but what you can do for DuoLingo.

Puzzle about language facts:

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Feel free to translate this into other languages.
Answer will be presented 1 week(26/10/2013) from now along with a new puzzle.

You can try it online here: https://crosswordlabs.com/view/language-puzzle#cell-5-15

Edit: You can create your own crossword puzzles in that site, and we can start a new thread just with puzzles.

No. 7 is incomplete it should be: 7. A number with the same spelling in portuguese and French Enjoy.

Hint: no 6. is actually in portuguese, since its unfair to non-portuguese speakers. It is the portuguese word for dad.

Hint: no 18: its actually written in portuguese

Other puzzles:

(French)

Puzzles:

4 years ago

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/anomalocaris

Fun! 9. piranha?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Not telling

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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19 - Luis 7 - Rosetta? 20 - Zeus?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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I found a better site. Sorry I'll change the puzzle somewhat, but the answers are the same :P. Just a small mistake number 3 contains an error it ends with "/". So it really is 10 letter word( not 11).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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in this case: 5 - zeus, 14 - rosetta, 16 - Luis

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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So close... Hehe, Your googling skills are lacking there is no month in French called Zeus.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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5 = Mars?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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@Vedun I see, well, I was actually thinking of expanding this, and creating a crossword puzzle for each skill in the languages I'm fluent with. Something like "animal-skill crossword puzzle", "numbers crossword" puzzle, and so on. However, it may take considerable time unless others decide to contribute because coming up with questions is not so simple.

It may serve as an excellent pass-time to refresh skills, at least for me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Salxandra
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Actually, I was thinking.... "Geez Dessamator, I speak English, and I'm learning Spanish. Your puzzle is HARD. Could we have a simpler one?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Yes, I'll make a simpler one for English next week , more in tune with Duolingo. Although at least a few (5 or less) questions will still be hard.

Sadly, I don't know Spanish, I made a simple puzzle in French though:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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I couldnt be bothered to use google, it was a wild guess at the moment

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.
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too many parts requiring extensive portuguese knowledge :P i don't know a single portuguese word :(

ps: the rest of the puzzle (not requiring any portuguese) is completed. ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Google is your friend. You can save a screenshot of it if you think you've finished. Theres only 4 questions requiring knowledge of portuguese.

P.S. Hints on the words requiring Portuguese knowledge:

  • 1 -This number is shown when learning French
  • 4 -Brazilian dance is painfully obvious
  • 7 -This number is shown when learning French
  • 10 -Dance form (Famous dance in latino countries)
  • 11 -The bird's name is derived from another language and means fire
  • 15 -This fruit is in duolingo's lessons (French(different spelling), portuguese)
  • 9 -This fish is very vicious, a cannibal, omnivorous, and can kill a human.
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.
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i figured out 14 of the 20 already, but not going to figure out the rest of them EVER. it's sooooo difficult!! i love it :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Well, you could always try guessing the password on the site, it shows you the full answer. Heres another hint, those numbers are smaller than 1000. :D

4 years ago

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hmm... there is a tiny mathematical chance then... thanks

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https://www.duolingo.com/Salxandra
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OOOOoooo, I'm liking the additional clues. I still don't know the other 6 with the extra clues, but I now have #9. Woot. HINT- more clues please.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Hmm, I'll make you a deal, I'll give 2 more hints if 2 more people request it. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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More Hints:

  • 15 I am full of envy until I grow up, but once I do I become a coward. What am I?
  • 18 Sometimes I'm light, sometimes I'm dark, Sometimes I'm round, Sometimes I'm not. What am I?
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Well, guess 1 week is almost up. Don't think anyone else is interested in the puzzle so here's the solution.

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4 years ago