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RTE Guide Christmas Crossword

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  • 15-12-2008 3:10pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 261 ✭✭ben bedlam


    Anyone doing this one? My head is wrecked on a few!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,370 ✭✭✭banjobongo


    Ive started it so have got a few but probably wont have time to play around with it much before the Christmas holidays start.
    On a slightly different but related topic, I posted a thrda here some time ago about these cross word puzzles in the RTE Guide, I love them. I find most other cross words either too hard (Eg Irish Times Crosaire) or too easy (eg Irish Times Simplex). I would love to get more of these, if there was a book of them I would be thrilled. Does anybody know anything about these puzzles, where to get more of them, other than buying the RTE GUide every week?
    (I buy it, but only for this crossword, the rest of is a crap mag Im afraid...)


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Javion Loose Textbook


    ben bedlam wrote: »
    Anyone doing this one? My head is wrecked on a few!

    I have this finished if you need some help.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 261 ✭✭ben bedlam


    having trouble with the following:

    1 down
    8 down
    54 across
    36 down


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Javion Loose Textbook


    1 down= aglitter
    8 down= turn of events
    54 across= tantrum
    36 down= writhe


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 261 ✭✭ben bedlam


    many thanks Javion Loose Textbook.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 261 ✭✭ben bedlam


    anyone know

    no 6 across? (im thinking its daytrips)
    28 down
    50 down
    62 across


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,980 ✭✭✭✭Wishbone Ash


    ben bedlam wrote: »
    anyone know

    no 6 across? (im thinking its daytrips)
    28 down
    50 down
    62 across
    If you post the actual clues, those of us who don't have a copy to hand may be able to help! ;)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 261 ✭✭ben bedlam


    6 across: Personal Assistant trying to get out on the town these nights? (8) _A_T_I_ _

    28 down: sweet and suitable strains for now (6) _ _ R _ L _

    70 Film: Never will he burn out on our screen, come Christmas or Easter (3,3)

    62 across: Tipsy enough to commence greeting (5) _ _ _ R _


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Javion Loose Textbook


    Partying
    Carols
    Ben Hur
    Merry


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6 Pamphlet


    ok great


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  • Registered Users Posts: 376 ✭✭jmbkay


    i have the rte guide christmas crossword completed if anyone needs help


  • Registered Users Posts: 400 ✭✭beglee


    For 37 Down it appears in my copy of the RTEG as

    ??TI?W (6,6)

    I have most of the letters and think i have an answer, but the only way i can see it fitting with the clue is if the clue above is a mis-print and there were supposed to be other letters where the question marks are?? i.e. RETIRW (6,6)


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Javion Loose Textbook


    no the answer is "MIRROR WRITER". The clue is WRITER backwards or what it would look like in a mirror.


  • Registered Users Posts: 400 ✭✭beglee


    no the answer is "MIRROR WRITER". The clue is WRITER backwards or what it would look like in a mirror.

    Thats what i was saying. but in my rteg the clue appeared as:

    37. ??TI?W (6,6)


    it obviously didnt print right in my copy, and those question marks didnt really help with trying to solve the clue


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Javion Loose Textbook


    Ah now I understand you. But I had those question marks too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 sean l kelly


    jmbkay wrote: »
    i have the rte guide christmas crossword completed if anyone needs help
    clue 47 down if you could help


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Javion Loose Textbook


    clue 47 down if you could help

    Can you give the full clue?


  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭babycheeks


    clue 47 down if you could help

    Aired


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 261 ✭✭ben bedlam


    26 down: A_C_N_S

    51 down: Nows about time for it- if ever (4) _n_ _

    50 down: Leinster town noted for its hymns? (4)

    60 across: water boot or bird (5) _AL _R

    27 across: it will come with goodwill (5)


    help!


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,869 ✭✭✭✭dxhound2005


    I've sent mine away but from memory I think 26 is Ascends.

    The rest are Snow Athy Wader (I think your L is wrong) and Peace


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6 98ford


    I have this finished if you need some help.

    Is 18a/56 "sour sause for 13" CRAN BERRY
    Also 63 down "How santa seems to escape us adults anually" looks like ELUDE
    32a "whereupon Dickens cricket lay" -e-r-h


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,869 ✭✭✭✭dxhound2005


    Cranberry and Elude correct.

    32a Hearth. The Cricket on the Hearth is a novella by Dickens.


  • Registered Users Posts: 376 ✭✭jmbkay


    ben bedlam wrote: »
    26 down: A_C_N_S

    51 down: Nows about time for it- if ever (4) _n_ _

    50 down: Leinster town noted for its hymns? (4)

    60 across: water boot or bird (5) _AL _R

    27 across: it will come with goodwill (5)


    help!
    26 ascends 51 snow 50 athy 60 wader 27 peace. sorry took so long


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Javion Loose Textbook


    What about the answers or winners? When are they being printed? ???????????


  • Registered Users Posts: 376 ✭✭jmbkay


    to van zan..the rte guide usually publishes results late jan or early feb


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