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    Precise Meaning: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4e, 3.4d, 4.4c, 5.4c, 6.4c, 7.4c, 8.4c, 9-10.4c, 11-12.4c
    Spell Correctly: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: L.2.2d+e, L.3.2e+f, L.4.2d, L.5.2d, L.6.2b, L.7.2b, L.8.2c, L.9-10.2c, L.11-12.2b
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  • 1) Oceans & Maritime Crossword --

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  • 1 - A violent tropical cyclone with winds moving at 73 or more MPH, often accompanied by torrential rains (noun)
  • 3 - The act, condition or period for blooming (noun)
  • 6 - Any surface where an animal or plant grows or is attached (noun)
  • 8 - Any individual animal, plant, bacterium, etc. having various parts or systems that function together as a whole to maintain life and its activities (noun)
  • 9 - On, near, or living near the sea; of or relating to sea navigation, shipping, etc. (adjective)
  • 10 - Tiny plants and animals that live on or near the ocean's surface (noun)
  • 13 - Having to do with the area of a seashore between the high-tide mark and the low-tide mark (adjective)
  • 14 - The variety of life forms on Earth or in a specific habitat or ecosystem (noun)
  • 16 - The middle ocean zone that receives very little sunlight and contains no plants and few animals (noun)
  • 18 - Particles of dirt and rock that are carried by water, wind or ice and deposited elsewhere (noun)
  • 20 - The process by which living things produce light (noun)
  • 21 - To place under or cover with water or the like; to plunge into water (verb)
  • 22 - An extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly (noun)
  • 23 - The part of the river where fresh water mixes with the ocean's salt water (noun)

  • 2 - The descending area of land around the edges of each land mass (noun)
  • 4 - Having to do with the study of oceans, including their water, biology and geology (adjective)
  • 5 - Somewhat salty or briny; distasteful; unpleasant (adjective)
  • 7 - A crystalline compound (NaCl) occurring chiefly as a mineral or as a constituent of seawter (noun)
  • 11 - A huge wave caused by a great disturbance under the ocean, as a strong earthquake or violent eruption (noun)
  • 12 - Strong surface current flowing outward from a shore (noun)
  • 15 - Growing or living in or near water (adjective)
  • 17 - Of or pertaining to seaman, ships, water or navigation (adjective)
  • 19 - A set or arrangement of plants, animals and bacteria interrelated together with its physical and chemical environment (noun)
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