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Puzzles Brighton December 2023

Across

  • 1/22/10/12/13/21 Together the room decried Nativity heckler's hollow jeer going over the first two lines of a Christmas carol (3,2,3,5,3,4,2,4,3,5,7,3,4)
  • 8 Hat covering Santa's head: he's a show-off (7)
  • 9 Command the sound of precipitation (5)
  • 10 See 1 Across
  • 11 Trendy German car starts to brake, losing energy, becoming silent (9)
  • 12 See 1 Across
  • 14 Appears in early December with the first signs of any winter's new snow (5)
  • 17 One scamp's making merry embrace (9)
  • 19 A bit of Michaelmas brew (3)
  • 20 Throw out certain attributes of the Victorians (5)
  • 21 See 1 Across
  • 22 See 1 Across

Down

  • 1 Taking the first of January's unbelievable bargains is like emulating Epiphany celebration (7)
  • 2 It gets to rise in the Orient after close of play (5)
  • 3 Revelling choir gets Wenceslas maybe stuffing bird (7)
  • 4 Plant based contents of another balsam (6)
  • 5 Stimulated community-minded ladies with claret, for example (5)
  • 6 Colour spectrum of artist in a Cockney neighbourhood (7)
  • 7 Possibly tap constituents and the Church of England (5)
  • 13 See 1 Across
  • 14 Drew attention to upturned trifle, Christmas pudding etc. (7)
  • 15 Make parts of this pan gleam, glisten... (7)
  • 16 Blasted shot (6)
  • 17 The night before the New Testament showpiece (5)
  • 18 Underground members of pantomime troupe (5)
  • 19 Christmas' top song? "Old City of Egypt" (5)

Posted in puzzles on Dec 01, 2023