Crossword puzzles that are found in the printable versions of the Monthly Weed Post. The answers are included below each crossword, but that doesn't mean you can cheat.


  1. December 2019 Crossword
  2. Further Information

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December 2019

Managing Weeds After Wildfire

This crossword is also located on page 2 of the printable PDF (420KB)

December Crossword puzzle, questions listed below


  • 3: This is helpful for determining burn severity; 2 words, 9 letters total.
  • 7: Term used for how badly a wildfire burned*; 8 letters.
  • 8: Perennial plants will resprout if this part is not severely damaged; 4 letters.
  • 9:  Weed control method especially useful in large (5-10 acre) infestations; 10 letters.
  • 10: Invasive grass that may increase with fire fighting activities; 10 letters.


  • 1: Vector for weed introduction following wildfire; 2 words, 10 letters total.
  • 2: Term used for how often wildfire burns in an area*; 9 letters.
  • 4: First step in post-fire monitoring plan*; 9 letters.
  • 5: Soil that repels water; 11 letters.
  • 6: No need to worry! This colonizing species is just doing its job; 8 letters.

*see Extension publication Managing Weeds After Wildfire (27MB PDF)

December Answers

Completed crossword, answers also listed in text


  • 3: Soil color
  • 7: Severity
  • 8: Root
  • 9: Biological
  • 10: Cheatgrass


  • 1: Donated hay
  • 2: Frequency
  • 4: Inventory
  • 5: Hydrophobic
  • 6: Fireweed

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Further Information

Questions or comments about the Monthly Weed Posts and their crosswords can be addressed to Extension Invasive Plants specialist Jane Mangold.  Past posts are available in the Monthly Weed Post directory


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