Syttende Mai Kryssord
Frihetens farger—The Colors of Freedom
The Norwegian American
This year’s Syttende Mai crossword is lighter in thematic material, but it calls attention to the designer of perhaps the most common sight on Norway’s national day, lining Norwegian streets (one of which also makes a subtle appearance in the puzzle) from Oslo to Seattle.
As usual, this is a bilingual crossword, with answers that are in Norwegian marked with an (N) in the clue.
1 With 24-Across, designer of the Norwegian flag
8 Part for the main singer
10 Norway’s big cheese
11 Fire + fire (N)
12 Fish with mysterious reproductive cycles
13 Common giveaway to NPR donors
17 Central feature of many a university campus
21 Species whose 20-Down is a lot like a human’s
23 World’s second largest island, after Greenland
24 See 1-Across
1 Quite an accomplishment
2 Det var ___ (That was strange!) (N)
3 ___ metaller (Noble metals) (N)
4 I.e., på norsk (N)
5 Outfit for judgment day?
6 Fizzy frozen beverage brand
7 First name with street cred in Oslo?
8 Redskap for en slåttekar (også for Døden) (N)
9 Many large screens
13 Two thousand pounds
14 Salt Lake city
15 River in Wales
16 Subj. studied by many crossword lovers
17 Pop ___
18 Magazine founder, spiritual thinker, and common crossword answer with Norwegian heritage
19 Små bekker (N)
20 See 21-Across
22 New Norwegian boy? (N)
This article originally appeared in the May 7, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.