Christmas crossword solution

Magical mystery tour

18 January 2020

9:00 AM

18 January 2020

9:00 AM

The Journey of the Magi (38A and 39A), by T.S. Eliot, was based on an earlier sermon by Lancelot Andrewes, which is the source of the perimeter’s version of the quotation (starting ‘in the East’, down the right-hand column). His name appears in anagram form at 43D and 12D; and T.S. Eliot similarly at 47D —all three anagrams had to be highlighted. The magi’s gifts are shown in 8D and 28D.

The Winners

The first prize of £100, three prizes of £25 and six further prizes of The Penguin Book Quiz by James Walton go to the following. The first four winners will each also receive a bottle of champagne.

First prize Sam Ward, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Runners-up Lucy Robinson, London N16; H. Piper, Chessington, Surrey; Roy Robinson, Sheffield
Additional runners-up Peter Muller, Tonbridge, Kent; Paul Davies, Reading, Berkshire; Jeff Aronson, Oxford; R.J. Green, Crickhowell, Powys; Sandra Speak, Dursley, Gloucestershire; Neville Twickel, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

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