The Year 12 AS Latin class was hugely excited to discover that The Times has started running a Latin crossword on a Saturday.
We are having great fun completing it each week as a relaxing break in the middle of our double lesson. The students bring a fantastic range of skills which contribute to a brilliant communal effort: many have an impressive recall of obscure vocabulary and English derivations, some are straight grammarians, others bring cryptic/analytical skills, others literary, historical and mythological knowledge. The crosswords are very cleverly put together and show the many different ways in which we continue to use Latin every day – often without even knowing it!
Have a go at these (answers underneath the picture):
- Curriculum ____ – a record of one’s achievements (5)
- I heard a car with power (6)
- When all my troubles seemed so far away (4)
- tristia debemus sufferre: Ms Umbridge, magistra Harrii P (7)
- Mind belonging to chaps (4)
- Propriety and decency, vide Horace et W. Owen iterum! (7)
Teacher of Latin