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Here are the solutions to the puzzles in issue 308 (12 December) –

Quick crossword


Set by Jade

ACROSS
1. Shadow
8. Ignoble
9. Daring
10. Eye
11. Statistic
14. Vessels
16. Astute
18. Relapse
21. Acre
22. Jet
23. Therefore

DOWN
2. Heartless
3. Dainty
4. Wig
5. Enemies
6. Oboe
7. Lever
12. Severe
13. Cluster
15. Spa
17. Ulcer
19. Leer
20. Bit

 

Cryptic crossword


ACROSS
1. Baubel
4. Gifts
6. Angel
7. Manger
8. Games
10. Santa
12. Tree
13. Snows
14. Reindeer

DOWN
1. Brandy butter
2. Bread sauce
3. Egg nog
5. Turkey
7. Mistletoe
9. Advent
11. Music

 

Numerator


9 lessons and carols
22 days in Advent this year
25 of December is Christmas Day
5 gold rings
6 of December is Saint Nicholas’s Day

 

Word grid


The nine-letter word this time was mistletoe.

 

Codeword


Codeword solution

Just a phrase


Cold feet, Cold sore, Cold turkey
Christmas pudding, Christmas card, Christmas party
Snow drift, Snowball, Snowman

 

Word ladder


BELL
BELT
BEET
BEEN
TEEN
THEN
THEE
TREE

SNOW
SNOT
SOOT
COOT
COST
CAST
CASE
CAKE

 


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