Crossword Poser: ribbon-like strip of pasta?

by Jody Meredith
(Christchurch, England)

This is for a crossword. So far I have got ??o?l?.

The clue asks for a 'ribbon-like strip of pasta'.

Answer: Okay, I'm fundamentally rubbish at crosswords, so the idea of being able to help solve even one answer is very appealing (as it never usually happens!).

However, erm... there are 3 ribbon-like pasta types that spring to mind, but I'm afraid letter-wise they don't fit here: pappardelle, fettucinne and best of all, tagliarini (literally, 'ribbon pasta').

In fact the only 6-letter pasta type I know of (and by I, I mean 'me and a quick Google search), is trofie. But this is more a twisted strand than a ribbon.

I don't suppose your o or I could be wrong?

In case I missed anything, here are my 3 key sources:

1 - my 'types of pasta' page

2 - Wikipedia's equivalent:

3 - Ribbon pasta page by Cook's Thesaurus:

Please do let me know how you get on. I'm frustrated I couldn't just whiz you back the correct answer first-time!



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Apr 15, 2010
Pasta . . . . ?
by: Ang and Jennifer

If you are doing the same crossword as us then the school in Somerset is probably Downside - making us question the 'pasta' element of the clue!

Apr 15, 2010
Me too
by: Foxy

I also have a crossword clue on pasta: 'ribbon like pasta'.

I have N-O-L-

Any ideas please?

Apr 15, 2010
Laura has it, we think...
by: Matt - Pasta Recipes Made Easy

Hi Foxy - hope you don't mind me moving your question to here (seems like you're talking about the same crossword!).

Anyway, Laura has it. She's peeved it seems a rubbish answer, considering it's not strictly a 'type' of pasta in the way we were all thinking but...


It must be!

Hope that helps,


Oct 29, 2010
The answer
by: Padraig

The answer is actually very simple and a trick question...... NOODLE! I know it's a bit late but better than never

Oct 29, 2010
Irish times
by: Des

This was in the simplex in today's Irish Times. It's not a pasta...

Dec 27, 2010
Who is the noodle?
by: Jane

Its NOODLE - you noodle - lol

Mar 22, 2011
Pasta Strip
by: Glo

Thanks folks clue in todays Times. Last 'pasta' I would have thought of!

Jul 06, 2011
Pasta Strip Crossword
by: Anonymous

try NOODLE U noodle

Apr 27, 2012
Ribbon like strip of pasta
by: Anonymous


May 06, 2012
Crossword problem the same as the other
by: Anonymous

LOL I was searching for the answer to a crossword clue in 'thats Life' thin strips of pasta --o-l-s. It seems to be the same as the other person asked. Did you find an answer??

Nicola :)

Jan 02, 2013
daily mail crossword 2/1/13
by: katie

The answer is noodles

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