The Charity Christmas Puzzle, set by Gordon Gray to raise money for charity, since 1991.
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Christmas Puzzle 2017

Christmas PuzzleThis year's annual Charity Christmas Puzzle has now been posted, and is available to download.

This, the 27th annual Puzzle that Gordon Gray has set, has a theme designed to help completion and will appeal to people who enjoy doing Crossword puzzles, such as in the Daily Telegraph (though it is not a Crossword puzzle). Puzzlers have plenty of time to find the answers and Puzzles should be returned, with donation, by 28 January 2018.

Gordon has posted Puzzles to those on distribution list, so these should be received in the next few days. Anyone else who would like a copy of the Puzzle can access it from the web at Alternatively puzzles can be collected from St Mary's Eaton Bray.

All the money you donate, except for the prize-money, will go to charity.

Any corrections will be posted to the blog and to the corrections page.

December 8, 2017 | Permalink | Comment

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December 9, 2017, David Bradman says:

Thanks for another wonderful puzzle. I'm just getting started. Would it be pedantic to suggest that 1b should probably have one more space after the _ _ _ VER _?

December 9, 2017, Gordon says:

Not pedantic - but wrong.

December 9, 2017, Di Platts says:

Another fabulous puzzle which I actually completed in (for me) record time.

December 10, 2017, Gordon says:

David - I understand what you mean! But I won't be amending the clue.

December 10, 2017, David Bradman says:


December 19, 2017, Peter Reed says:

Another great puzzle! Thanks. I think I have finished it, except that I didn't find a homophone in 6 to 10. Surely 'found' is not the homophone?

January 3, 2018, Ian Hilton says:

Am I right in thinking there are two valid answers to 35C? My Chambers suggests there are.

August 2, 2018, LINDA MERRIMAN says:

How do you get a copy of the answers please???

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