Christmas Puzzle 2015
This year marks both the 25th anniversary of my first Christmas Puzzle and the 40th Wedding Anniversary of me and my wife so I hope you will feel that the title is appropriate. 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, when things start to get a bit tough, you should get more information to help you progress. So far, the Puzzle has raised £63,400 for various good causes, including £5,900 last year.
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. This year there is a good blend of charities supporting needy people locally, nationally and internationally. The money will be distributed equally between St Mary’s, Eaton Bray, where I am the Reader, and four other charities that have been nominated by Puzzlers – Christopher’s Smile, Grove House Day Hospice, Motor Neuron Disease Association, and The Meningitis Research Foundation. I am particularly pleased to support the last of these this year as, continuing the anniversary theme, the charity has been nominated by a Puzzler celebrating the 10th Anniversay of her recovery from the disease. I do hope you will be generous in your donations, supporting the work of these charities as much as possible.
-- Gordon Gray, November 2015
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
-- (between 8 December 2015 and 24 January 2016)
- 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 have been returned by Sunday 24 January 2016 --