DECEMBER crossword

December 7, 2022

Here’s our new crossword for December. Print out the grid (using print tab at the bottom right of this page) and use the clues below. Last month’s answers are below the clues.

ACROSS

1) Unfair difference, eg in pay rates.
6) Warm outer garment.
7) Knife or fork.
8) Study of a health service to check it is meeting required standards.
9) You can’t drive without one.
12) Withdrawal of labour.
14) Top South American football nation.
16) Tolkein’s tree creature.
17) Sense of fun.
19) Educational test.
21) Small mischievous fairy.
22) The car stays here.
24) Fruit of the desert.
25) Very keen.

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DOWN

1) Discussion.
2) One who is learning.
3) Patient who needs urgent care.
4) Sport with a net and racquets.
5) Antibiotics fight these.
6) Scottish tribe.
10) Part of the body containing a drum.
11) One who slides down mountains.
12) Fight hard against difficult opposition.
13) Gossip.
15) Had the same opinion.
18) Additional.
20) Room up under the roof.
21) Like two ___ in a pod.
23) Smokers had trays for this.

November answers
ACROSS: 3. Chlorine. 6. Nurse. 8. Tic. 9. Chowder. 11. Wary. 12. Tired. 16. Unsafe. 17. Blister. 19. Beehive. 22. Medication. 25. Aqua. 26. Organiser. 27. Hour.
DOWN: 1. Enema. 2. Practitioner. 3. Caddy. 4. Liar. 5. Noisy. 7. Elope.
10. Kaiāwhina. 13. Diet. 14. Knee. 15. Abba. 18. Centaur. 20. Vixen. 21. Ua. 23. Tide. 24. Two.