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This week’s brainteaser is a Friday Word Puzzle. We’ll give you a category and the first letters of five words that fall into that category, and you fill in the rest. Keep in mind that there may be more than one possible response for each letter. For examples, check out this blog post.

Ready to give it a try? Here’s this week’s challenge:


Enter your list of deserts in the comments below. You have until Monday, May 26, at 11:59 p.m. ET to post your response. We’ll keep all comments private until then. On Tuesday morning we’ll choose one winner at random to receive an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug. Note: Although all are welcome to play, we can only ship prizes to the Continental U.S.

Editor’s Note: This contest has ended. The winner is Sandy DeSiervo, who has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug. Congratulations! Check out the winning entry below.

deserts of the world

Stay tuned for further chances to win!

— created by Dori Saltzman

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8 Responses to “Friday Word Puzzle: Deserts of the World”

  1. margot cushing says:

    Kalahari or Khaarn or Kyzyle Kum; N Nubian or Namib A Atacama
    G Gobi S Sahara

  2. Sandy DeSiervo says:


  3. Janet Gigg says:

    K Key Lime Pie
    N Neapolitan Ice Cream
    A Apple Pie
    G Galaktoboureko
    S Savarins

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  6. Kelly Malleck says:

    Kalahari Desert
    Nubian Desert
    Accona Desert
    Gobi Desert
    Sahara Desert

  7. ahmed kader says:

    Worst ground crew in Europe

    Coming back from a two weeks cruise which ended in Venice, Italy, my wife and I booked a Lufthansa flight LH0333 on May,07,2014 out to our next two weeks trip through the region, and in Venice, we experienced the worst
    Treatment in our flying years to and from Europe by the ground crew of Lufthansa, first they came late to their post to face a crowd of waiting passengers, they seemed slow, confused in setting up their counters, followed by an edgy argumentative questions by a woman of the ground crew and supported by her male partner , then came several attempts to charge for so claimed over weight hand bags which was approved and allowed in the US, claiming Europe’s allowance is less than what we had initially. My wife opened the bags and had to discard of some cloth in the trash to satisfy the two geniuses who we were dealing with. Upon arrival to board the plane, again the two claimed that we should not have a laptop, camera and my wife’s purse because we are only allowed one piece each ( my God they did not know we have two I phones and I pad, otherwise, they might have flipped out). At that point I was so fed up with these two and was contemplating to refuse to not only pay but to go back and book another flight out of Venice, and ask for our bags on the plane even if it delays
    The boarding of the plane, since I was not willing to be mistreated any more by those geniuses, luckily a saner individual named Bruno told them to let us go.
    The whole incident seemed a way to clean our buckets since as Americans, we should shell more of our money because we have plenty of.
    The rest of our booked flights were smooth and were performed with great staff in every stop .
    If you are flying out of Venice, avoid flying Lufthansa and spoiling your flight, from talking to friends, Any other airline would be a better choice where you will have a happy flight.

  8. Trisha Willsey says:


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