Each year since 2006 I’ve sent out a Christmas Quiz in my Christmas cards. Each year’s quiz has a theme and the style typically alternates between cryptic clues and more number based clues. Each year sees a fierce contest for the honour and glory that goes to the winning team.
A friend, Chris Bush, has made an App with a number of the quizzes in – complete with hints and achievements.
I’ve also published the first twelve quizzes in a book, The Twelve Quizzes of Christmas. Buy the book here.
2018 Questions Countries and Regions (cryptic) Winner: Julia and Friends; (separately) Alex Morris, Alex Craven and Friends
2017 Questions Letters and numbers Winner: Julia, Iain G and Gareth
2016 Questions Animals (cryptic) Winner: Alex Morris, Alex Craven and Friends
2015 Questions Dates Winner: Martin and Ruth
2014 Questions Geographical Features (cryptic) Winner: Julia and her 6 more geographical friends Owen, Nick, Blaise, Rosie, Graham and Janet
2013 Questions Pairs Winner: O4 & J6
2012: Questions Surnames of MPs (cryptic) Winner: Owen Jones and Janice Chan
2011: Questions Sequences Winner: Ben and Jo Pellereau
2010: Questions Book Titles (cryptic) Winner: Graham Stratton and Laura Hill
2009: Questions First letters and numbers Winner: Steve Burgess and Poppy Stagg
2008: Questions Cities (cryptic) Winner: Owen Jones and (separately) Julia Goedecke and the Emmanuelite Mathematicians
2007: Questions 7 (D in a W) Winner: Ed Hutchinson
2006: Questions Tube Stations (cryptic) Winner: Owen Jones