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The Very Large Christmas Crossword, By Dean Mayer

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chardon713 | 05:54 Tue 24th Dec 2013 | Crosswords
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The very large Christmas crossword, by Dean Mayer

12d Virgin filling bank form (2,4,2,6,4)

Answer is "as pure as the driven snow" (i.e. virgin)

But how does the wordplay work?
... "the driven snow" is pushed up to form a bank
... "as pure as" must then mean "filling"?

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CLARIFICATION : The Very Large Christmas Crossword, By Dean Mayer is The Sunday Times cryptic of 22/12
Just doing it myself. I put the same as you. Like a lot of Dean Meyer's we probably won't be much wiser after its 'explained'.
How about 3d) Bee found in high flowering plant (9)
E?P?O?B?A. (I think)
euphorbia
Euphorbia
Euphorpia
Driven snow forms a bank
12d) i don't reckon that the word play is explicit but simply intended to give the general idea
Thank-you guys.
Meyer must be the chap who makes my trousers.
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.

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