Crossword solutions: Saturday, December 21

Across: 1 Caper, 4 Ceilidh, (Capercaillie), 8 Hay, 9 Toddy, 10 Gremlin, 11 Cinderella, 14 Morass, 16 Tycoon, 18 Maraschino, 22 Amazing, 23 Dozen, 24 Lee, 25 Lineage, 26 Tarka. Down: 1 Catacomb, 2 Pedantry, 3 Rhyme, 4 Cygnet, 5 Ideally, 6 Idle, 7 Hank, 12 Howitzer, 13 Insomnia, 15 Stamina, 17 Wangle, 19 Cadet, 20 Mail, 21 Lawn. 

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Like puzzles? The Dominion Post also provides more brain teasers online:


Sudoku - A great test for those who love numbers.

Web Words Crossword - A nice, quick online crossword to keep you sharp.

General Knowledge Crossword - For those with a wide range of knowledge - this one's for you.

Code Cracker - Some letters are given, the rest of is up to you. A real challenge.

Find-A-Word - Find the list of words among the grid in this classic puzzle game.


Kids' Spellbound Crossword - A simple crossword to get the kids interested.

Cryptic Crossword - A real challenge, first decode the clue, then fit the word.

Giant Crossword - Want your crossword up-sized? This is the one for those long weekend morning teas.

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