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“Critters,” Friend, May 1984, 5

Critters

Hidden within the letter square are the word bug, a commonly used synonym for insect, and the names of thirty-one small insects or other creepy crawlies. Bug and the twenty-eight small creatures listed here can be found by reading up, down, backward, forward, and diagonally. The names of three additional insects can be found by reading the unused letters from left to right, beginning at the top.

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L

F

N

O

G

A

R

D

C

R

W

T

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L

T

E

E

B

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O

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M

B

C

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P

B

A

L

N

D

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P

A

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P

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D

Y

M

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P

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D

P

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G

O

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L

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C

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N

S

Y

T

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T

Y

Q

F

A

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E

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V

H

A

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L

P

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C

C

A

C

F

I

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B

M

I

Y

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A

R

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K

E

L

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F

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T

L

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L

Y

F

L

E

A

R

W

I

G

O

F

D

G

Ant

Centipede

Hornet

Mantis

Stinkbug

Aphid

Dragonfly

Katydid

Mayfly

Tick

Bee

Earwig

Leafhopper

Mosquito

Walkingstick

Beetle

Flea

Lice
(plural of louse)

Moth

Wasp

Bug

Fly

Roach

Weevil

Butterfly

Grasshopper

Locust

Spider

Worm

Answers:

  • cicada, cricket, firefly.