The Charity Christmas Puzzle, set by Gordon Gray to raise money for charity, since 1991.
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Christmas Puzzle 2009 - Time, gentlemen, please

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

This, the 19th 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 24 January 2010.

Gordon posted Puzzles on 4 December, so those already on the distribution list should receive their copies by 11 December. 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. In a change of policy I have decided that from now on I will donate £500 of the money raised to St Mary's, Eaton Bray, where I am the Reader, with the remaining money to be distributed equally between six charities - Children's Adventure Farm Trust, Community Meeting Point Harpenden, Merlin, Rett Syndrome Association UK, Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, The Children's Society - all of which have been suggested by Puzzlers who between them have been with the Puzzle for an average of 13 years.