Holes: Crossword Based on the Setting of the Story—Texas!

Holes: Crossword Based on the Setting of the Story—Texas!
Holes: Crossword Based on the Setting of the Story—Texas!
Holes: Crossword Based on the Setting of the Story—Texas!
Holes: Crossword Based on the Setting of the Story—Texas!
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Everything students always wanted to know (or not) about the great Longhorn state! Students won't know all the answers but, as with all crosswords, many clues will be revealed as students work. Makes a great research project!

Sample clues:

3. Famous Texas actor: Tommy

___ Jones (LEE)

4. Famous Texas actress: ___

Crawford (JOAN)

9. State pepper (JALAPENO)

10. Famous Texas TV

newscaster: Dan ___ (RATHER)

15. State tree (PECAN)

16. Famous Texas golfer: ___

Hogan (BEN)

17. Famous Texas musician:

Buddy ___ (RICH)

18. Large Texas city (PLANO)

19. State bird: ___bird (MOCKING)

24. State musical instrument (GUITAR)

14. Texas, our Texas! All ___ the

mighty state! (state song

lyrics) (HAIL)

Fun puzzle!

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