SQL Server Crossword #1

It’s been ages since I originally posted this way way back when I first started this blog. It proved a popular post back then and so I wanted to share it with all of you new readers.

I’m toying with the idea of making puzzles, games, and quizzes a more regular feature so if this is something that you would like to see more of let me know!

Below you will find a SQL Server themed Crossword for you to complete. Now be warned this is not going to be easy. The only guidance I will offer is that the answers are all SQL Server words that you will be familiar with from your experience as a SQL Server guru.

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Good luck and enjoy!

SQL Server Guru Challenge

SQL Server Guru Challenge


  • 1. A unit of work.
  • 3. The primary key of another table.
  • 6. A tables unique identifier.
  • 8. Amphibian database admin tool.
  • 11. Database level high availability technology.
  • 12. Low level storage structure.
  • 14. Storage structure for optimizing data access.
  • 15. The process of improving performance.
  • 16. A proud gentlemen may be said to carry himself with…..


  • 1. A character from the classic UK sitcom ‘Only Fools and Horses’, a sql server object.
  • 2. Indexes perform poorly when this occurs.
  • 4. An epic adventure and software company.
  • 5. Batched code unit.
  • 7. A member of the family.
  • 8. A term associated with performance, also a musical process.
  • 9. Transporting trees via a vessel.
  • 10. Implementation of a physical restriction.
  • 13. A plane surface of a cut gem.