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Oh, beware, reader of the clues in a Othello crossword puzzle. What you know of Shakespeare's tragic tale of the Moor, his wife Desdemona, and the manipulative Iago, you know. Or you just might have to use the text of Othello to find the answers. to some of these vile clues

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the puzzle as a review of the play before the AP Literature exam
  • Have class members critique the puzzle and use what they have observed about its strengths and weaknesses to craft their own puzzle
Classroom Considerations

  • The 25 prompts focus on events and character identification rather than the significance of events and characters' actions

  • An answer key is included

  • The awkward wording of the fill-in-the blank clues makes it difficult to determine the correct response
Common Core