Christmas crossword solution

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14 January 2017

9:00 AM

14 January 2017

9:00 AM

THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (99) and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (20) – whose DIRECTORS (37) were ERNST LUBITSCH (61) and FRANK CAPRA (35D) – are FILMS (53) in which the ACTOR (78) playing the CHARACTERS (68D) of ALFRED KRALIK (79) and GEORGE BAILEY (45) is JAMES STEWART (1A 5A). One film’s title suggests the shop around the corner of the grid; the other film’s setting is BEDFORD FALLS (112 113).
 

The winners

 
The first prize of £100, three prizes of £25 and six further prizes of Dent’s Modern Tribes go to the following. The first four winners each also receive a bottle of champagne. For the solution grid, see p. 57.
 
First prize Brenda Widger, Bowdon, Cheshire
Runners-up Michael Polley, Taunton; R.K. Harris, London N1; Michael Debenham, Shrewsbury
Additional runners-up Hilda Ball, Belfast; J.E. Green, St Albans; Jonathan Hulme, Romsey, Hants; Jenny Staveley, London SW15; Robert Harper, Upper Harford, Glos; Peter Muller, Tonbridge, Kent

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