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(16 Across) bolo: 1. Long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin. 2. A cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie. The word derives from Philippine Spanish.
(23 Across) mynah A bird of the starling family, native to southeast Asia. Some mynah birds can mimic human speech. The word mynah originates from the Hindi language.
Did You Know? (7 Down) Arthur Nielsen founded the A. C. Nielsen company in 1923. A market analyst, he developed the famous Nielsen Ratings, which determine the number of viewers and audience demographics for various TV shows. The Nielsen Ratings are used by networks to set advertising rates, schedules and plan program content. In the recent past, the hit show American Idol, has garnered the highest Nielsen ratings of the television season for several seasons running. Other television shows in American history that have attained the highest Nielsen ratings in multiple seasons include: I Love Lucy, 1953-1955, 1957; Gunsmoke, 1958-1961; The Beverly Hillbillies, 1963-1964; Bonanza, 1965-1967; Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, 1969-1970; All in the Family, 1972-1976; 60 Minutes, 1983, 1992-1993; The Cosby Show, 1986-1990; ER, 1996-1997, 1999; Seinfeld, 1995 and 1998; and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 2003-2004.
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Easy Crosswords for Beginners: Links 001-100
Easy Crosswords Level 1: Links 101-200. These simple crosswords are slightly more difficult than puzzles #001-100, yet still quite easy.
Easy Crosswords Level 2, slightly more difficult than puzzles 101-200.