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.

Crossword Format Options

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.

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  1. That’s awesome John! If you ever run out of ideas, let me know. I’d be willing to submit a puzzle as a guest blogger.

  2. Between you and me, I love puzzles! They don’t love me back though but I enjoy them anyway. There was a puzzle from one of Itzik’s books that just drove me crazy for three days. Didn’t figure it out but my bestfriend did! Urgh, I’m not even going to say what happened after. ;)

    I’m printing this out and I will play with it later. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Vivek(@vivekserou) says:

    Nice idea mate. Just printed it.Will do it in the train

  4. This is just a great idea.

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