Christmas Quizzes

Christmas Quizzes

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.

Christmas Quiz XIII is now available. Answers can be found here.

Quiz Archive

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