Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve is an excellent facility on the Garrison at Catterick, close to where I live (the largest Garrison in Europe). It goes from strength to strength and has a wonderful selection of bird life, mammal life, flora - and a good building for teaching groups and just sitting around and chatting about what can be seen over a cup of tea.
Four or five times a year I produce Cryptic Quiz Sheets, which they sell at £1 a copy for funds. One, on Games and Pastimes, is about to finish.
Because it is so near Christmas I thought I would do the next sheet on Christmas itself - the answers all being words connected with the Festive Season.
I also thought I would do it in alphabetical form - one question, the answer to which is the next letter of the alphabet - and then perhaps to end - one question the answer to which is the letters in Merry Christmas.
But finding words which I can use to set clues around is harder than I thought. I need other brains please.
Some letters I already have plenty of possible words - e.g. Star, shepherds, stuffing, stocking, stollen, Santa (I only need one word but some words are difficult to clue).
Some letters I am stuck on. So can you please help me out? I need Christmassy words for the following letters - L; O; U; V; X; Z. Any other letters would be alright. If I already have the word you suggest it doesn't matter does it?
But any help you can give me would be very much appreciated.