The Charity Christmas Puzzle, set by Gordon Gray to raise money for charity, since 1991.
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Christmas Puzzle 2021

Acap to Qcap & N-TO-S

This is the 31st year of my annual Christmas Puzzle. It should appeal to people who enjoy solving quality newspaper crossword puzzles and, unlike many puzzles that come out around this time of year, this one is designed to help you finish - the Puzzle has an underlying theme so that, when things start to get a bit tough, you should get more information to help you. So far, the Puzzles have raised almost £110,000 for various good causes, including £10,391 last year.

You can Register to receive the next Puzzle by email by clicking here.

Increased prize money – Every entrant could be a winner!
Everyone who enters will be entered into a draw to win one of six prizes, each of £10. In addition, I will award three prizes each of £50 to the three highest scorers; if there are more than three potential winners I will arrange a draw.

I will forward all the money you donate, except for the prize-money, to charity. The money will be distributed equally between St Mary's, Eaton Bray, where I am the Reader, and four other charities – Make a Difference Schools, Mombasa, The Stroke Association, Water Aid and Women’s Aid. All the charities have been nominated by Puzzlers from the UK. I do hope you will be generous in your donations, supporting the work of these charities.

-- Gordon Gray, October 2021

Navigation around the Christmas Puzzle website

Clicking the Christmas Puzzle logo will always bring you back to this home page.

Using the links along the top of the page, you can


-- All entries for this year's puzzle should have been returned by Sunday 30 January 2022 --