Test out your knowledge of 2023 in Tampa Bay

How much do you remember from last year?

A sign sits outside the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. The sun is shining and Ybor's Seventh Avenue is visible in the background.

Here’s a hint for No. 6 across.

Photo by TBAYtoday

We know, 2023 was so last year.

The last 12 months were busy in the Tampa Bay area, with so many restaurant openings, superstar concerts, a hurricane, multiple stadium announcements, and a host of other happenings. See how much you can remember with this crossword puzzle.

After that, you can check out the answer key below.



2. TheClaw — The last round of golf was played at this USF golf course — which opened to the public in 1967 — in September.
3. TheSound — Clearwater’s Coachman Park opened in June, along with this open-air music venue.
6. YborCity — Which part of town did The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts move to?
8. DallasCowboys — Which team knocked the Buccaneers out of the NFL playoffs last January at Raymond James Stadium?
9. ro — Led by multiple-Michelin starred head chef Kiiche Okabe, what is the name of Hyde Park’s new Japanese restaurant?
10. Idalia — What was the name of the Category Four hurricane that impacted Tampa Bay at the end of August?
12. BigCatRescue — Carole Baskin, of “Tiger King” fame, announced she is selling this Citrus Park animal center.
13. DASH — This downtown Tampa rideshare service launched in October + features golden-yellow cars.


1. Predalina — This Mediterranean restaurant opened in Water Street Tampa in July.
3. TampaBayRays — Which Tampa Bay sports team announced they are building a new, $1.3 billion dollar stadium?
4. Sun — Tampa Bay announced its first professional women’s soccer team in November, called (fill in the blank): Tampa Bay ______ Football Club.
5. TaylorSwift — This superstar rocked the Ray Jay stage for three nights on her “Eras Tour.”
7. Gasparilla — Around 300,000 people came out to celebrate at this pirate-themed festival.
9. RaisingCanes — This Baton-Rouge based fast-food chicken spot opened its first TBAY location in Clearwater last January.
11. Phoebe — The public decided to name the flamingo sculpture in Tampa International Airport this name.