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Puzzle Solutions December 2019

Across

  • 2 Endless broth? Humbug (3)
  • 6 Drink and gain energy (4)
  • 7 Pastorale ends differently without effort (4)
  • 10 Decorate a coiffure with robin wings (5)
  • 11 I am on time, Master Cratchit! (3)
  • 12 Greek character in charge of carols, for example (5)
  • 15 Seasonal guide turned back vermin (4)
  • 16 Friend put on a spread that's appetizing (9)
  • 19 Dress 11 with cap of red (4)
  • 20 Property fortune (3)
  • 21 HIDDEN CHRISTMAS GIFT (9)
  • 25 Strange ingredient of eggnog? (3)
  • 26 Boris Johnson goes around getting tips from disturbed Bond villain (3-3)
  • 28 Three articles on central ancient Israel (6)
  • 29 The first part of seasonal phase (5)
  • 31 Spruce needing a trim this yuletide for starters (5)
  • 33 Something festively sent this month by vehicle (4)
  • 34 Stories are stretched out (4)
  • 35 Strangely idyllic after dyed-in-the-wool extremists leave in a cold manner (5)
  • 36 Christian symbol, for example, has a connection with everything ultimately (3)
  • 37 Feel distant, but not to start with (5)
  • 40 Father Christmas leads the first bits of festive entertainment in US city (5,2)

Down

  • 1 Somewhat marginal spirit (3)
  • 2 Royal Engineers plot and withdraw (7)
  • 3 11 to hammer individual drums (7)
  • 4 The Spanish man gives a tree (3)
  • 5 Fuss control is the Magis' preoccupation (9)
  • 6 Cover with batter (4)
  • 8 The second person will broadcast the festive season (4)
  • 9 Spending the current period with 1 I rent out (9)
  • 13 Stay stable (5)
  • 14 Bad Santa and Scrooge maybe foxtrot to get incredibly slim (5)
  • 17 Alias of unspeakable characters (1,1,1)
  • 18 Look! Good wood! (3)
  • 21 Cycle of bell-ringing surrounds Land's End (5)
  • 22 Part of insalubrious city in Brazil (3)
  • 23 The key to life and vice versa (1,1,1)
  • 24 Glorify previous partner a little (5)
  • 27 Second rate hot whip that's served up with the Christmas pudding! (11)
  • 28 Gentle glow is able to enthral without natural finish (11)
  • 30/32 GIFT WRAP (4,4)
  • 37 Years are backing up (3)
  • 38 Frequently made from tempered lead (3)
  • 39 See only half of myself in Santa's little helper (3)

Posted in puzzles on Dec 01, 2019