Good morning friends. My last puzzle of the year (taking a break for Christmas). I'm off to town (25 miles) for a wee bit of Xmas shopping. Hope they're OK today as was a bit rushed this week. Enjoy! J
I set crossies just for pleasure. I wonder if some of you excellent regulars would like to try a few of my clues? Since they're new, no letters!
Please withhold solutions till 5 pm (GMT) to allow others to have a go.
1. Christmas invitation sees leftie dad discomfited (6,7)
2. Parasite held over for smacking me about scruffy toilets (9)
3. Carrying bear? About time! It’s an additional small gift from Santa in Massachusetts, perhaps (8,7)
4, Squadron leader explodes incendiary grenade together with Hezbollah leaders’ means of transport (6)
5. Conscientious objector got together with copper and pickpocket returning to see Two Towers at Christmas? (5,3,5)
Christmas bonus clue (a wee bit of “specialised knowledge” here – sorry!)
Get a possible 50 cent publication to cover the present? (8,5)