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# 8. Grows On You ~ CHRISTMAS CROSSWORD

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*This crossword is an experiment !

An easy little puzzle for Christmas.

It would be interesting to know if you like this idea.

Obviously please don’t put the answers in the comments. LOL.*

I realise you can’t write your answers into the screen grid.

Across ~

1. Schlumbergera, like Arlene’s lovely photo : ……… Cactus (9)

6. Sanguineum. Wordsearch : “A crib, especially for baby Jesus” (5)

7. The best internet gardening group : Grows on … (3)

8. East or West rivers in Devon – or begin GoY member …woodview (3)

9. In Britain, the shadiest wall for plants is ….. facing (5)

Down ~

1. A seasonal song – also first name of BBC gardener ….. Klein (5)

2. Irish has this pretty bird in her garden. She named him Benny. (5)

3. Pretty plant : Thunbergia – Black-eyed ….. (5)

4. Month when many trees in the UK are in blossom (3)

5. In Britain, the sunniest fence is ….. facing (5)

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I personally enjoyed this, very good idea to keep our grey cells active this time of year, well done

21 Dec, 2008

 

Brilliant ! cant answer it , cant fill it in even if I knew the answers the ultimate puzzle or is it a riddle ?

Keep me entertained for years.x

21 Dec, 2008

 

`~good one TT~

21 Dec, 2008

 

Hi Andrea ~
I'm glad you enjoyed the puzzle.
I guess members could print out the grid, or copy the blank grid onto a piece of paper. What do you think ?
How could it work ?

BB ~
Glad you are entertained. xx :o)

Arlene ~
Thanks so much for allowing me to use your lovely photo. xxx

21 Dec, 2008

 

What a brill quiz, enjoyed doing it, i've just written my answers on a peace of paper.

21 Dec, 2008

 

That was a good idea Clarice.
Andrea sent me her answers by personal message.
You can do that too, if you wish.
Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it. :o)

21 Dec, 2008

 

Great idea :)

21 Dec, 2008

 

Mike ~ I'm glad you like the puzzle.
I wasn't sure. LOL
Thanks :o)

21 Dec, 2008

 

well done TT, i enjoyed doing this

21 Dec, 2008

 

done them all in my head.....plenty of room! : o )
happy xmas..............steve

21 Dec, 2008

 

Irish ~
I'm pleased you enjoyed it.
Did Benny give you help with 2 Down ? LOL.

Steve ~
Well done on answering them all ~
whatever size you head is. :o)

Merry Christmas to both of you.

21 Dec, 2008

 

TT Jane here...both did puzzle and raced each other...I WON xx

21 Dec, 2008

 

Well done Jane !
BB ~ congrats. on second prize. Very good. :o) xxx

21 Dec, 2008

 

I coppied the grid on a paper and filled it in. It was great fun to do. Can we have another please ? :o)

21 Dec, 2008

 

Well done, TT, brilliant idea and kept me entertained for a while.

21 Dec, 2008

 

Hello Hywel and Gee ~
I'm glad to know you were able to copy the grid and had fun doing the crossword.
I've started work on a second puzzle with a slightly different format. Thanks for the encouragement. No point doing these things is it is not what members want. LOL

22 Dec, 2008

 

Great fun - you could have a new career here.

22 Dec, 2008

 

Thanks, Wagger.
I'm working on the next puzzle. LOL

22 Dec, 2008

 

I did it!! (I admit with the help from internet for N° 6 across and 3 down) ... errrrr, does that disqualify me ... ??

22 Dec, 2008

 

Hi Terry60 ~
That's okay ~ you're allowed internet help.
Well done on completing the puzzle.
The next one I'm devising is a bit different....
but again, internet info. will be allowed. LOL

You're definitely NOT disqualified. :o)

22 Dec, 2008

 

Whew - what a relief - I felt such a cheat !!!!

22 Dec, 2008

 

:o)

22 Dec, 2008

 

Good fun TT,
Even I managed it, do I get my lollipop now?.

22 Dec, 2008

 

Well done Drbob ! :o)
Yes, you get two lollipops.
Well, I would not forget a special lollipop for your lovely wife. :o)

My next puzzle - slightly different in design - is under construction. :o)
Thanks for joining in the fun.xxx

22 Dec, 2008

 

Hi TT, how innovative of you. Brilliant, idea! Hope no-one has written their answers on their computer screen, lol, just erasing mine now, ha ha.

22 Dec, 2008

 

Oh, Dawn ~
you using that wax crayon AGAIN.? !
I'm pleased you worked out all the answers.
I guess, just like DrBob, you'll be hoping for a lollipop prize. :o)

22 Dec, 2008

 

Dawn!!!!,
Even I didn't do that, only because my wife told me not to. LOL.

22 Dec, 2008

 

Apparently, there is technology where answers to crosswords can be keyed in on the screen. Then we call throw away our wax crayons. :o)

22 Dec, 2008

amy
Amy
 

Brilliant idea TT I enjoyed the puzzle and am looking forward to the next one :0)

22 Dec, 2008

 

Great idea, I just dragged it to the desktop, and then I will print it....from preview, excellent TT please keep them coming, as they say good for the brain cells.

22 Dec, 2008

 

Hi Amy and Dd2 ~
This is great news that the puzzle is well received.
You are completing them faster than I can make them. LOL.

Am working on another one - more complicated !!!

Should be on a blog after Xmas. TTxxx

22 Dec, 2008

 

Hi TT, yes a lollipop would be appreciated! And I'll put my wax crayons away now, promise!

22 Dec, 2008

 

Special seasonal announcement ~

The Flower Pot People, as a Christmas gesture of good will,
are distributing lollipops to all those members who correctly complete the crossword. :o)

22 Dec, 2008

 

How do they know we are getting the answers right though TT?

22 Dec, 2008

 

It is scary isn't it ~
Those FPP seem to know everything. :o(

22 Dec, 2008

 

Hi TT, thanks for the bit of fun.

22 Dec, 2008

 

Artificial Intelligence, ha ha

22 Dec, 2008

 

Great fun TT ! Must admit I had to use internet also....on 1 down and 8 across. But I finished it...lol. I draggd the puzzle to my Microsoft word program and printed it off too Dotty. From the looks of your positive responses, you may have bitten off more than you can chew TT, looks like you will eventually be doing puzzles in your sleep before it's over...lol.

22 Dec, 2008

 

Lollipops are awarded to Marge and Flcrazy :o)

Yes, looks like I'll be making more puzzles. That's okay.
For me it is a very good way of learning about plant names etc. I just hope I find enough time. LOL.

Lollipops also given to those earlier in this thread.
Don't want you to miss out, so that's Andrea, BB and Jane, Arlene, Clarice and Smokey ( one lollipop each), Mikec, Irish, Steve, Hywel and Blodyn (one lollipop each), Gee 19 (Four lollipops ~ lots of deserving tortoises) Wagger, and Terry 60
and Giorgio (One lollipop each). :o)

22 Dec, 2008

 

I tried keeping the answers in my head but remembering them was a problem so I copied/pasted the grid into Word and printed it out! Thanks TT....

22 Dec, 2008

 

Pottygardener ~
You get an extra lollipop for being so clever with the computer. Well done. :o)

I wonder if Dr Bob has been told that he is in charge of supplying all these lollipops. LOL.
He's going to dress up as Santa on Christmas Eve and hand out the lollipops to ALL the winners. :o)

22 Dec, 2008

 

Thanks for the fun crossword TT....hope I get a lollipop as well ...

22 Dec, 2008

 

Hi Janette ~
You win one of Dr Bob's special lollipops for completing the crossword ~
AND a gold medal over on my Wellie Blog.
Well done. :o)

22 Dec, 2008

 

Oh thank you I am so pleased I never win anything .....

22 Dec, 2008

 

Yahoooo, I want a red one Dr. Bob ..lol !!!! It's been a blast as usual TT !

23 Dec, 2008

 

Great idea, TT. Loved it. I answered all the questions and actually got one of them right!!! LOL.

23 Dec, 2008

 

Oh, TT,
Just seen I have to be giving out the Lollipops,
I have dispatched Sylvia at great speed to buy them and a costume. Have I got time to grow a beard before tomorrow?. Lol.

23 Dec, 2008

 

Well done puzzle-solvers from across the pond - Flcrazy and Gilli. Don't worry there'll be a rainbow of lollipop colours. :o)

Drbob ~
With or without beard !
No time for delay. Please pack your sleigh !
You and Sylvia would be wonderful dressed as Mr and Mrs. Claus :o)

23 Dec, 2008

 

Iv done it TT :) I made my own littel Crossword Box :) This must be the Only ever Crossword iv completed lol :)XXX

23 Dec, 2008

 

Jacque ~
Well done.
It shows that if the crossword is about a subject like flowers and GoY which you know well, you can do it !

Dr Bob ~ Lollipop for Jacque, please. :o)

23 Dec, 2008

 

:) Oooooooo Cherry 1 Please Drbob ;) MMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm my fav flavour :)

23 Dec, 2008

 

I' m expecting lots of kisses from the Ladies when I come round, as I have been reliably informed by my Grandson when he joined the Army cadets that ladies love a man in a uniform. Lol.
xxxxxxxx

23 Dec, 2008

 

Mrs Claus (Sylvia) will get kisses from our gentlemen winners.
LOL. xxxxxxx

23 Dec, 2008

 

Sylvia says Hooray and thank you.. That's the best offer she's had all day. Lol.
xxxx

23 Dec, 2008

 

Just finished it, TT,...well, almost..
Couldn't get 6 across!
Great idea, wasn't as hard as it iniatially looked.

23 Dec, 2008

 

I found 6 across hard 2 Newfienurse :)

23 Dec, 2008

 

Well done to both.
Obviously don't put answers here, but googling might help you. :o)
Thanks for your input.
It's info. for me, when I make more puzzles !
LOL.

23 Dec, 2008

 

can not get #6 across...I googled with no help, then second guessed my other answers and googled them and they were right...I give up.

23 Dec, 2008

 

Thanks. That helps me know what might be too difficult if I make another puzzle. :o)

23 Dec, 2008

 

Hi, I have done your lovely crossword, I have got all the boxes filled in. But - are they correct? When do we get the answers?

23 Dec, 2008

 

Hello Marge ~
Glad you like my crossword !

It was quite a lot of work making the puzzle, so I'm going to leave it up for a while for those members who've been too busy to look at it before Christmas. They might like to have a try in coming days.

I would be very pleased indeed if you would send me a private message with your answers. Thanks very much. :o)

By the way, today I've been working on a slightly different type of puzzle which will be in a blog soon. :o)

23 Dec, 2008

 

Well, Tt, this made a nice wee break from the final Christmas preparations. Great idea, many thanks for this!.

24 Dec, 2008

 

Great Crossword TT. I enjoyed exercising my tired brain and solving the puzzle. I have sent the answers to you privately to make sure no one's fun is spoiled.

I will expect my VERY LARGE purple lollipop sent by Dr. Bob by express mail. Ha ha ha. :o)

24 Dec, 2008

 

Fantastic idea, managed to complete it? I do like the one with my name in it great. Thanks for the bit of fun. Merry Puzzlemas.....

24 Dec, 2008

 

Hello Lynwoodview ~
I'm glad you like this puzzle.
Clue 8 Across not too much of a challenge, I hope. LOL

My second holiday puzzle is just about ready to go.
I'm thinking of putting it on GoY, just after Christmas, when members might be less busy.

Does that seem the best idea ?
Shall I put it up on Boxing Day ?
Advice from anyone welcome. LOL

24 Dec, 2008

 

Yes, great idea TT, it kept my old grey matter working a bit.
I also had my name in it and no I'm not called Carol or Susan. Lol. and my second name is another word for one of the answers.

24 Dec, 2008

 

That was fun, about your names, Dr.Bob, but I reckon I've worked out those :o)
I enjoyed that challenge. :o)

But just to be difficult and deliberately misunderstand, from now on, my new name for Dr. Bob could well be "April". LOL. xxx

I'll plan to load the next puzzle Boxing Day morning. :o)

24 Dec, 2008

 

I'm pleased to say that Marge has just sent me her crossword answers by private message, and she has the puzzle completely correct. Well done Marge !!!

So that's another lollipop for DrBob to deliver, please.
Not sure what flavour. LOL, or should I say, LOL LIPOP. :o)

24 Dec, 2008

 

GROWS ON YOU New Year Quiz now on GoY. :o)

26 Dec, 2008

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