SEA­SONAL CROSS­WORD

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ACROSS

7. Best place to cel­e­brate Christ­mas (4)

8. Pop­u­lar school play at this time of year (8)

9. Pur­pose for which Rome de­creed the mass mi­gra­tion (3) 10. Un­der which you might find the gifts (4)

11. Sound of the peel at mid­night (4)

13. As chil­dren should be when Santa comes (6)

14. The route taken by the wise men to Beth­le­hem (6)

15. They sought shel­ter else­where be­cause of this (2, 4) 18. ‘O come’ all ye faith­ful - an­other way (6)

20. Santa prefers Ho Ho (2, 2) 21. One of many rung to cel­e­brate the sea­son (4)

22. It was fully booked at the time (3)

24. Burned rem­nant re­tained to burn again for luck next year (3, 5)

25. Cor­rup­tion of ‘natal’ sung re­peat­edly by an­gels (4)

DOWN

1. Peo­ple of Cae­sar Au­gus­tus (6) 2. One of the tribe of Is­rael (3) 3. Only way to get into a par­cel or packet (6)

4. The shep­herds were com­manded to, the Magi did as well (6)

5. The Christ­mas story is so, just like sea­sonal fo­liage (9)

6. Of those shar­ing a com­mon na­tional or cul­tural tra­di­tion (6) 12. As are homes, shops and pub­lic build­ings at this time of year (9)

16. An­other name for one who fore­told The Com­ing (6)

17. So his mother might have in­tro­duced the in­fant Je­sus (2, 4) 18. The charm and en­tice­ment of the sea­son (6)

19. Glit­ter­ing metal strips for sea­sonal dec­o­ra­tion (6)

23. ‘....is’ so ‘and all alone and ever more shall be so’ (3)

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