SIM­PLE SO­LU­TION

EDP Norfolk - - County Prize Crossword -

ACROSS

1 Tra­di­tion­ally, Santa’s sleigh is pulled by 8 rein­deer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Don­ner and … (7) 5 Man’s name (5) 8 Place where food is grown (1, 4) 9 … Wordsworth, ro­man­tic poet who wrote the Christ­mas poem “Min­strels” (7) 10 “Deck … with boughs of holly”, one ver­sion of the first line of a Christ­mas carol (3, 5) 12 Outer layer of a hu­man or animal body (4) Dark colour (5) Light colour (5) Roald …, au­thor who wrote “The BFG” (4)

A place where gas was man­u­fac­tured and pro­cessed (8)

The wear­ing away of some­thing by wa­ter, wind or ice (7) Animal char­ity (1.1.1.1.1.) “The …”, daily na­tional news­pa­per (5)

… Ki­pling, au­thor of “The Jun­gle Book” (7)

DOWN

1 A woman who is very at­trac­tive to look at (6)

2 “Away … manger, No crib for his bed”, first two lines of a Christ­mas carol (2, 1) 3 African coun­try (8) 4 Ar­chaic spell­ing of Noel (6) 5 North …, Santa’s home (4) 6 Some­one who uses dis­hon­est meth­ods to get what they want (9)

7 In­vaders who came to Bri­tain in AD 43 (6)

11 Type of in­ver­te­brate animal with long, soft body and no limbs (9)

13 “Joy to …! The Lord is Come; Let earth re­ceive her king;” first two lines of Christ­mas hymn (3, 5)

16 The sea­son in­clud­ing the four Sun­days pre­ced­ing Christ­mas (6)

17 Per­son whose job is to make animal skins into leather (6)

18 Piece of land com­pletely sur­rounded by wa­ter (6)

21 Baked dishes of mince­meat with a pas­try base, typ­i­cally eaten at Christ­mas (4)

24 Very small, round, green veg­etable (3)

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