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Seasonal Cryptic Quiz

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maggieriorda | 18:32 Tue 21st Nov 2023 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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I'm hopeless at cryptic quizzes.  I know several of you are a whizz at these and enjoy a challenge.  Very grateful for any help with these please.

1. pleasure in Ankara (7, 7)

2. Grasp a confused magus (6)

3. Foggy French digis (9)

4. Smiths car involved in festival (9)

5. 12-o'clock accmulation (8, 4)

6. A B C D E F G H I J  K  M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z (4)

7. They're wicked (7)

8. Quiet Sir Lancelot (6, 5)

9. Short girl turns the French material under here (9)

10. Ice crystals now managed and formed (7)

11. Santa's sack-load (8)

12. Raiments of monarch seized by retreating highlanders (9)

13. Three consecutive strikes and  you're roasted (6)

14. Rearranged silent worthless tree adornment (6)

15. Uncoordinated coordinates (11)

16. Derogatory constabulary w rapped up w arm in the oven (4, 2, 8)

17. At year's end/beginning mahogany is sculpted (8)

18. I'm top name in fairytale show (9)

19. Sung in orca roll or at your door (5) ....carol?  Did I get one right?

20. Character whose 'own goal' contributes a bad score

21. fireworks on the dinner table? Mad? (9)

22. One's present arrangements could well depend on it (9, 4)

23. Polar present producers (5)

24. Team driver starting on pole (5, 5)

25. Money and drink - one tast of Christmas (5, 5)

26.  hristmas scene (8)

27. Winston initially performing rhythmic monologue with musical backing in the Sun (8, 5)

28. Endlessly intertwined foliage round in the war perhaps (6)

29 . Incense made some balmy 'R' rodium (5)

30. Girl's name for army manoevres (4)





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You said similar earlier in the year - why do you buy quizzes which you know you won't be able to do?

1 Turkish Delight

6. NoeL

Is this a charity quiz?

4 Christmas !

Is that the whole quiz?

27  Winston initially performing rhythmic monologue with musical backing in the Sun

Wrapping paper?


30 Mary.

They seem very straightforward- lots of anagrams.

Maybe find a quiet half hour and you'll get a lot of these; then come back and ask for the remaining ones

3. Mistletoe

6 is the oldest quiz chestnut of them all (and I don't mean one for roasting on an open fire)

5 Midnight Mass

douglas is right with Mist el toe, although I'd have thought the clue says digit rather than digis?

15 anagram again- decorations

29 myrrh is clue says rHodium

14 tinsel

elves and christmas list are in there too

24 santa claus

21 crackers

17. Hogmanay

agreed elliemay- even though it's 8 not 9

Just another typo-

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