the times specialist - Crossword Answers | 2019 12 29

crossword answers
Clue Answer
Singer with Christmas songs in first and third place on the world all-time bestselling singles list BING CROSBY
Serious challenge TALL ORDER
Seasonal film featuring an American 2-8-4 Berkshire type steam engine POLAR EXPRESS
Make an important step in wedding planning NAME THE DAY
MOVING IN AN OVERDRAMATIC WAY FLOUNCING
Carol with a melody originally used for Nos Galan, a Welsh carol DECK THE HALLS
Description of a musical instrument mentioned in Psalms 33, 92 and 144 ten-stringed
Common component of a traditional British Christmas dinner BREAD SAUCE
AN ORGANIC COMPOUND WITH THE GROUP -O- IN ITS MOLECULES ETHER
Trixie’s health initiative at the beginning of series five of Call the Midwife keep-fit class
The nature of posh people dressed for a Boxing Day walk? tweediness
The type of sleigh portrayed in one movement of Prokoviev’s Lieutenant Kijé suite TROIKA
Pudding of a different style to a Christmas pudding WHIP
Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire crowned its ____ Queen on December 7 MISTLETOE
Night before an important Christian festival EASTER EVE
SCENARIO WHICH MAY LEAD TO BANKRUPTCY debt trap
NONSENSE BILGE
If you do this puzzle promptly, it will be over soon OLD YEAR
Comedian Max Miller was the “Cheeky ____” CHAPPIE
Some music fans of the early 1980s PUNKETTES
Foodstuff rated on the Scoville scale CHILLI
Joshua’s father in the Old Testament NUN
Hamlet character in a painting by John Everett Millais OPHELIA
IN BACKGAMMON, A SINGLE CHECKER ON A POINT BLOT
Film based on a 1943 short story called The Greatest Gift It's a Wonderful Life
____ PLANTS HAVE SHORT LIFE CYCLES EPHEMERAL
MADLY IN LOVE MOONSTRUCK
IDEALISTIC UTOPIAN
NOT PAYING ATTENTION ASLEEP
Culicoides impunctatus is the highland ____ MIDGE
German bread traditionally eaten at Christmas STOLLEN
Waited for something like Christmas, as we did in our youth counted the hours
“The dusky night rides down the sky, / And ____ in the morn” (Henry Fielding) USHERS
Archipelago which became Scotland’s first Unesco world heritage site in 1986 ST KILDA
Although not mentioned in the laws of either code, ____ is seen as one of rugby’s most heinous acts GOUGING
Actor who starred in 2D Jimmy Stewart
About 300,000 ____ are offered on the Exchange and Mart website USED CARS
“____ homo factus est / Natura mirante” (Gaudete) DEUS
“They are useless. They can only give you ____” (Pablo Picasso, on computers) ANSWERS
1847 Christmas song by Adolphe Adam O HOLY NIGHT
“The joys and sorrows sailors find, Coop’d in their winged ____ citadel” (Byron) sea-girt
“And ____ love, the way that you do” (I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter) close with
“____ roasting on an open fire” (The Christmas Song) CHESTNUTS
____’s arrangement of In the Bleak Midwinter has soprano and tenor solos for two of the four verses HAROLD DARKE
Seasonal collection which started with a green book in 1961 and continued with an orange one in 1970 CAROLS FOR CHOIRS
“Edward, I thought I said no more ____” (Twelve Days of Christmas [Correspondence], John Julius Norwich (seventh day)) BIRDS
RELATING TO THE CREATION OF LEGISLATION law-giving
PHILOSOPHICAL NOVEL WHICH WON THE 2002 MAN BOOKER PRIZE LIFE OF PI
FRACTION SOMETIMES INDICATED BY THE GREEK LETTER MU MILLIONTH
WHAT MOMMY WAS SEEN DOING IN A SONG RECORDED BY JIMMY BOYD IN 1952 Kissing Santa Claus
SONGS IMITATED IN SOME CHRISTMAS CAROLS LULLABIES
A ____ CAMERA MAY SHOW YOU MORE ABOUT THE BIRD LIFE IN YOUR GARDEN NEST BOX
DOME-SHAPED HOME OF BEAVERS LODGE
IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF AN ENIGMA MACHINE ROTOR
INTERGOVERNMENTAL GROUPING, FOUNDED IN ADDIS ABABA IN 1963 OAU
TOP GADGET GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS 2010, ACCORDING TO A UK CONSUMER SURVEY IPAD
PHILOSOPHICAL VIEWPOINT DESCRIBED BY TURGENEV IN FATHERS AND SONS NIHILISM
AN ELF, IN A SEASONAL OR SHOWBIZ CONTEXT ASSISTANT
LEVERS ARE CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THE RELATIVE POSITIONS OF THE ____, RESISTANCE AND EFFORT FULCRUM