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39. THIS IS BROMELIAD PUZZLE MONTH (Word Search and CrossWord
Bromeliad Puzzles), PUP TALK (Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society), 14(3) p.4-
6, 8-9, March, 2007.

By Gerald Krulik

This month we are doing something a bit different. Many people have only a
fuzzy knowledge of the correct spelling of genera. Despite my alleged double-
checking of the puzzles, your friendly editor discovered three miss-spelled
words in the finished products. For some reason Microsoft does not include
bromeliad genera in their standard dictionary, so you can easily input the wrong
spellings into your personal dictionary. NOTE—I hope they are now correct!

Some puzzles should help make learning genera, and spelling them correctly,
more fun. I have made a beginning and an advanced word search puzzle. If
these are too easy, then there is a slightly more difficult crossword puzzle at
the end. The word searches follow the standard rules. The words may be
spelled backwards or forwards, up or down, or diagonally. Letters might be
shared between two words. The solutions are elsewhere in the newsletter. You
are on your honor not to peek~!

Here is a beginning word search puzzle devoted only to current bromeliad
genera. To make it easier, the list of only seven genera is printed here, for
BROMELIAD WORD SEARCH #1.

ANANAS          BROMELIA                DYCKIA        HECHTIA
PUYA                TILLANDSIA        VRIESEA





























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The next word search puzzle, may puzzle even some long-time growers. Enjoy! Don’t peek at the
solution! Here is Bromeliad Word Search #2.

ALCANTAREA                ANANAS                BILLBERGIA
BROCCHINIA                BROMELIA                CANISTRUM
CRYPTANTHUS                DYCKIA                NAVIA
NEOREGELIA                ORTHOPHYTUM        PORTEA
QUESNELIA                        VRIESEA                WITTROCKIA


































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I also included a traditional crossword puzzle. This might be a little challenging, but remember that
it is a BROMELIAD-oriented crossword puzzle. How well do you know your bromeliads? HERE IS
BROMELIAD CROSSWORD PUZZLE #1.



























Across

6.        HUMMINGBIRD POLLINATED FLOWER
7.        STEMLESS
11.        DWARF OR SMALL
14.        FLOWER GROUPING
16.        EMBRYO FLOWER
17.        COVERS BROMELIAD LEAVES
18.        GENUS WITH LARGEST BROMELIAD

Down

1.        SUPERFLUOUS ORGAN FOR MANY TILLANDSIAS
2.        PEST OF FLOWER STALKS
3.        MOSTLY MEXICAN TERRESTRIAL BROMELIADS
4.        BRAZILIAN TERRESTRIAL BROMELIAD
5.        ONLY BROMELIAD GENUS FOUND OUTSIDE THE AMERICAS
8.        EDIBLE BROMELIAD
9.        MOST WIDESPREAD TILLANDSIA
10.        LARGEST BROMELIAD GENUS
12.        GENUS OF CARNIVOROUS BROMELIADSC
13.        SMOOTH AND SHINEY
15.        ROUGH

That’s it for this month. Don’t peek at answers until you try the puzzles.
(See my website at www.aecphotos.com, for all my articles and color photos. Click the button
“Personal Publications”.)

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ANSWER FOR: BROMELIAD WORD SEARCH  PUZZLE #1.


































ANSWER FOR BROMELIAD WORD SEARCH PUZZLE #2.















































ANSWER FOR: BROMELIAD CROSSWORD PUZZLE #1.
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