Christmas Puzzle 2016
Anybody May Help You Solve This Puzzle
This year marks the 26th anniversary of my Christmas Puzzle. So far, the Puzzle has raised £69,700 for various good causes, including £6,300 last year. The Puzzle should appeal to people who enjoy solving quality newspaper crossword puzzles and, unlike many puzzles that come out around this time of year, this one is designed to help you finish - the Puzzle has an underlying theme so that, just when things start to get a bit tough, you should get more information to help you progress.
Prize money – Every entrant could be a winner!
Everyone who enters will be entered into a draw to win one of five prizes, each of £10. In addition, I will award prizes each of £30 to the four highest scorers; if there are more than four potential winners I will arrange a draw.
I will forward all the money you donate, except for the prize-money, to charity. The money will be distributed equally between St Mary’s, Eaton Bray, where I am the Reader, and four other charities – Leighton-Linslade Fundraising Group for Macmillan Cancer Support, Prostate Cancer Research Centre, Thames Valley Air Ambulance, Milton Keynes Community Action Volunteer Driver Scheme. All the charities have been nominated by fellow Puzzlers from the UK. I do hope you will be generous in your donations, supporting the work of these charities.
-- Gordon Gray, November 2016
Navigation around the Christmas Puzzle website
Clicking the Christmas Puzzle logo will always bring you back to this home page.
Using the links along the top of the page, you can
- download this year's puzzle
-- See also corrections -- No corrections identified to date
-- Corrections of note will also be posted to the blog if you have a reader, and to twitter.
- register to receive a copy of all future puzzles by email,
- see information about last year's winners and charitable donations,
- view some of your comments on the puzzle from previous years,
- view some unusual words (and their meanings!) from previous puzzles,
- view the rolls of honour for the last 3, 5 and 10 years,
- view your results from previous years.
- Read and comment on the Christmas Puzzle blog.
-- All entries for this year's puzzle should be returned by Sunday 29 January --