Try this January 2024 Tampa Bay area crossword

We’re testing your knowledge of what happened in the Cigar City + the Burg during January from Gasparilla to new restaurant openings.

The mayor throws beads at the Children's Gasparilla Parade. A crowd of onlookers is behind a barrier on Bayshore Blvd.

Beads, beads, they’re good for your heart.

Photo via City of Tampa

Somehow, some way, January is already almost over. And it was a busy one around these parts, between sooo many new restaurant announcements, Gaspy festivities, tons of civic updates, and of course, dozens of concerts.

Before we say goodbye to the start of the year, try this crossword puzzle featuring clues from things we shared about in the newsletter and on our social channels from the last ~30 days.

Ready to take on the challenge? Try your hand at our January crossword puzzle, then take a peek at the answer key below.


3. ElNino —TBAY’s rainy and gloomy weather this winter is due to.

5.ChillBros — This local creamery just opened up at Armature Works.

7. Beads — These end up in Tampa’s waters after Gasparilla.

8. PeterMillar — New brand opening soon in Hyde Park Village.

10. Pianos —Twelve of this musical instrument will be placed around the Cigar City.

11.DetroitLions — The Bucs lost to this NFL team in the playoffs.

12. WWERoyalRumble — What wrestling event took over Tropicana Field this month.


1. Zillow — This real estate site predict’s Tampa will be one of the hottest markets in 2024.

2. TweedRide — Cyclists dressed up in vintage duds for this Sunshine City tradition.

4. Webb’sCityCellar — This St. Pete spot was named a semifinalist in the James Beard Awards.

6. BaitBall — The name of Fairgrounds St. Pete’s new exhibit.

9. DrewBrees — Who owns the latest burger chain coming to TBAY?

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