Christmas Crackers 2014

8 12 2014

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Clues

Across

1., and 8 across. Christmas from negative letter’s initial. (4)

2. Oh, why shortly, Lady, turn we to the Great Feast? (4, 3)

8. see 1 across.

10. I in the returning soul of the saintly king. (5)

11. “Good on ya” in creole. (3)

13. Does he sit awkwardly and proclaim himself Adam’s third-born? (1,4)

16. Short Dominican for surgery! (2)

18. See poorly towards Esperance from Perth? (3)

19. O Jesu pray, to us make link, with us both to eat and drink. (3)

21., and 32 across. Two to fight, due largely to cross-purposes. (4)

22, Instrument for circle ratio article zero. (5)

24. Stir jam or the greater quantity. (5)

26.The doctor of the law initially stands eagerly around the crib. (6)

28. Flattened at the poles and affiliated with a monastery! (6)

29. And… Epiphany and Theophany? (2)

30. Get the most from Mothers’ Union maxim. (7)

32. see 21 across.

33. Peer curiously for weak gravity and pin again. (5)

34. Royal Son of Galilee. (3)

36. Fiesta at German province across the way. (5)

39., and 41 across. By Jove, a moon, thank you, with the Greek particle. (4)

42., and 44 across. David’s grandfather started outside Bethlehem with editing. (2)

45. Crumpled cambric shirts to show where the Christ-child lay. (9,4)

Down

1.The beginning of the Nativity Account. (2)

3Our Lady. (2)

4. Energy in unbound solo. (5)

5. You’ll be there for Christmas, I hear. (4)

6. Sited roughly near patterns of consumption. (5)

7. Like a Roman coin. (2)

9. Sung sixth in Los Angeles. (2)

12. Friendly police and State Emergency Services in wooded areas. (6)

13. The twisted orb is a line on a weather map. (6)

14. Buzz, insect. Dickensian disillusion this Christmas. (6)

15. Pick your broken lyre up ritually clean. (6)

17. Chosen, I hear, north of the English border? (4)

18. In fact, dig Latin mine up. (4)

20. Holy Land tree gets out of psalm. (4)

21. Suspiciously toed to show excessive love. (4)

23. Silver Alfa Romeo! (2)

25. Yes to Jane Austen. (2)

27. Make an effort for five from the disputed vertex. (5)

28. Breathless homage turned out for Christ the last. (5)

31. Limp as one sacred song. (1, 5)

35. Convulsive motion in the broomstick? (3)

36. Saint Augustine’s School. (3)

37. The Order of Simplicity. (3)

38. Australian Dictionary of Biography. (3)

40. Surprised in Ohio? (2)

41. Titanium found on Thursday Island! (2)

43. Black carbon before the birth of Jesus. (2)

44. Encyclopaedia of Islam. (2)





November solution

1 12 2014

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