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GIANT CHRISTMAS CROSSWORD - 2014 (not all clues are listed)

ACROSS

1          Lights for student taking part in exotic dances (7)

            15 and 26.  Carol’s on holiday in a German resort (4,2,1,6)

            19        Man introducing old Christmas song (5)

            20, 11 Down, 12 Down and 32.  She rang her all night and asked about a carol (4,3,6,6,4)

            21        Miserable dwelling in an East Sussex town seen by student (5)

            23        Dread time fault (6)

            24        Additional paintings rejected by former partner (5)

            25        Man’s message received and understood (5)

            26        See “15 Across”.

            28        Catch some hyena illegally (4)

            29        Cry of pain by a man possessed (5)

            30        Fruit’s a must, surprisingly, in South Africa (7)

            31        Returning soldier left rings in an Eskimo dwelling (5)

            32        See “20 Across”.

            33        Ring son and look for a Norwegian city (4)

            34        Caller speculated, reportedly (5)

            35        Jaunty rhythms still wrong (5)

            36        No points for this feature (4)

            37        Woman organised sale (4)

            38        Returning, for example, with directions to find birds (5)

            41        It’s acceptable to bring in a tree (3)

            43        Time to study or walk (5)

            46        You and I imbibed popular drink (4)

            47        This event involves a number of swimming swans (5)

            53        Prime Minister accepting girl’s sacred song (5)

DOWN

 

            2          Coward passed Christmas in France (4)

            3          They were sent on the tenth day from a cricket ground (5)

            4          He gave humbugs for Christmas (7)

            5          Charge to accommodate new royal (6)

            6          Sleigh left in plant (6)

            7 and 102.  As March the First is special, he delivers gifts (6,9)

            8          Pure heroin found in class (6)

            9          King George met a German man in this cave (6)

            10        Hit second lorry (6)

            11        See “20 Across”.

            12        See “20 Across”.

            13        ‘Messiah’ produced by exceptionally rich and holy person (6)

            14        Develop volume to be received by the First Lady (6)

            15        Old man’s misplaced the nuts (7)

            16        Tuna’s cooked for relatives (5)

            17        Freezes some plaice segments (4)

            18        Light for worker in the French navy (7)

            22        Get sidetracked with critical remark about ship (7)

            23        Listen out for a decoration (6)

            27        One’s in the arena, climbing (6)

            39        Runs to enter niche excitedly to decorate (6)

            40        Filling presents may be found in here (8)

            42        Girl does not start the air (4)

            44        Santa’s helpers love going under shower, we’re told (8)

            45        A couple of pages on the French fruit (6)

            48        To get rid of a seer is wrong (5)

            49        Reindeer entered London nervously (6)

            50        Young Scout embraces the girl, angelic child (6)

    

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