Christmas Crossword 2013

By Mr Todd

Christmas Crossword 2013 (As seen in Pegasus Pages, December 2013).

christmas crossword 2013

Clues in italics have seasonal solutions

Across

1 Seasonal timber that rich master set out clumsily (9, 4)

8 Used for colouring corduroy initially, then artificial cloth (6)

10, 19d, 9d Stranger, shaking head, hell bent on writing Christmas carol (4, 3, 6, 6, 4)

11 God rest ye merry, gentle ones? (3)

12 Take part in winter sport and cut skin (3)

13 Desire part of a courgette (4)

14 Uncover old post office at south east (6)

16 Ancient part of carol ditty (3)

18 All night watch when American soldier left after six (5)

19 In a mess, enstrusts to Kevin Pieterson’s targets (4,4)

20 Sounds like you are here for the gifts (8)

21 Spice weaves lengthy old stories (5)

23 Likely to be in raptures (3)

26 More worried about ride for example (6)

28 Notice part of resignation (4)

29 Nothing in the River Nile (3)

30 Farm tool shown in Xmas cards (3)

32 Pistols are sent back to show cosiness. (4)

33 Group of nations, of gentlemen or just human? (6)

35 Seasonal song from the West Midlands? (8,5)

 

Down

1 Desert plant with Christmas variety (6)

2 Climber goes with Holly (3) 

3 Cans for the Spanish decoration for 1 across (6)

4 Insect assistance includes acidity value (5)

5 Country bird (6)

6 Tree in helmet (3)

7 Seasonal outlooker on square in Prague (9)

9 See 10 across

15 Arranging keyboard instrument is in good order (10)

16 Messy gorse hides Shrekian monsters (5)

17 Snakes are held in firm grasps (4)

18 Call on half a dozen Romans to sit down (5)

19 See 10 across

22 Traditional stocking filler is carrot-like in colour (6)

24 See the rope hauler shout ‘up, up, up!’ (6)

25 Neural mixture can’t be true (6)

27 Part of the role of a king, other than bringing gold (5)

31 One of Snow White’s housemates is a medic (3)

34 Old range cooker features in saga from Lapland (3)

Hints

Clues 1a, 10a, 19a, 21a, 16d, 25d include an anagram

Clues 12a, 13a, 16a, 23a, 28a, 29a, 30a, 3d, 17d, 27d, 34d have hidden letters in order

 

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