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Dec ’18: Prize Cryptic Crossword

Guest edited by Alex Knibbs (Saffron Waldon Speakers)

 

 

Instructions

  • Email completed crossword to daniel.PR_Manager_D71@sandars.org.uk by Friday 4th January 2019
  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the January Edition

Win Mini Notebook and Pen Set

Item 6850K

Cryptic Clues Across

4 Named ruminant rumoured to have gone down in history (7)
7 Len lost messy cake (7)
8 Listen out for decoration (6)
12 Jovial demeanour at Xmas time (5)
14 Cockney rhyming eye is a tasty treat (5,3)
15 Can assault dishevel jolly fellow? (5,5)
16 Often pulled at Xmas time (7)
17 Nordic animal (8)
18 Chilly sounding fictional character (6,3,7)
21 Unusual German makes resting place for a special infant (6)
22 Being upon high seen from strange angle (5)
23 Gift holder hung at Xmas (8)
24 Considered beverage? (6,4)

Cryptic Clues Down

1 Dynamic and legendary – reveals illuminating item (6)
2 Santa’s helpers hiding in steel vessels (5)
3 Girl sung at Xmas? (5)
5 Gift from a wise man perhaps? (5)
6 Five set to create seasonal vibe (7)
9 Vanity, it can make for a Xmas scenario (8)
10 One of Rudolph’s mates (6)
11 Man brings sweet smell for essential oil (12)
12 Stole item strangely to entice kiss (8)
13 Sounds like you will, in short, find this log (4)
19 Popular bird from Ankara, maybe (6)
20 Santa’s vehicle damaged his leg (6)

Easy Clues Across

4 Pull’s Santa’s sleigh: the one with the red nose (7)
7 Densely textured German cake popular at Xmas (7)
8 Christmas tree decoration (6)
12 We wish you a _____ Xmas (5)
14 Small sweet-tasting Christmas pie (5,3)
15 Father Christmas (5,5)
16 You pull one, they go bang and reveal a small gift (7)
17 Rudolph was one (8)
18 Fun Christmas carol about a character with lumps of coal for eyes (6,3,7)
21 Away in a ______ (6)
22 A benevolent, supernatural celestial being (5)
23 Hang one of these up for Christmas gifts (8)
24 Warmed alcoholic drink popular at Xmas (6,4)

Easy Clues Down

1 Wax item that can be lit to provide decoration (6)
2 Santa’s little helpers (5)
3 Generic name for a popular song sung at Xmas (5)
5 One of the Magi’s 3 gifts (5)
6 Cheerfully and jovially celebratory (7)
9 ‘Birth’ – popularly ascribed to the celebrated on at Xmas (8)
10 Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, ______ and Blitzen (6)
11 Another of the Magi’s 3 gifts (12)
12 Parasitic plant hung up, under which folks hope for a kiss (8)
13 ____ log: traditional Xmas sponge cake (4)
19 Large bird with a fleshy wattle (6)
20 Santa’s main mode of transport (6)

Bonus Christmas Word Scramble

By Elizabeth Jordan DTM, Hertfordshire Speakers

1 Dholrup
2 sgcoeor
3 scsrtiamh eert
4 seglhi belsl
5 nsata clasu
6 storfy
7 mesoettli
8 eendrier
9 cmieyhn
10 olne
11 whaert
12 ksgnicto
13 scsrtiamh gindudp
14 stnpeesr
15 emcin eisp

Last Month’s Crossword Results

Winner:

Phil Heath

November’s Answers

  • Full name of the 2018-2019 Toastmaster International President (9) (Lark Doley)
  • Frequency of publication of the ‘Toastmaster’ magazine (7) (Monthly)
  • The New International President encourages members to strive for this (4) (Gold)
  • The new TMI Headquarters is located on a street named after a Caribbean island (7) (Jamaica)
  • The first speech in all of the ten ‘Pathways’ Paths (10) Icebreaker
  • Need to complete this activity before and after each Pathways project (11) (Assessment)
  • As a Toastmaster, we promise to treat fellow members with respect and …… (8) (Courtesy)
  • This is a Toastmaster’s Core Value (10) Excellence
  • When evaluation a speech, Toastmasters use this method (8) (Sandwich)
  • Effective feedback should include both commendations and … (15) (recommendations)
  • The D71 conference to be held in Norwich next May is named after this WW2 Bomber (9) (Lancaster)
  • Full name of the Program Quality Director (7) (John Cox)
  • The first name of the 2018-2019 World Champion of Public Speaking (6) (Ramona)