Monday, 16 January 2012

Seasons Greetings III - the solution


CHRISTMAS ISLAND
The diagonals read MURRAY HILL and SILVER CITY, the highest point and part of the settlements on CHRISTMAS ISLAND.
ACROSS
SLIFE; anag ELF IS
ALARM; LAR(K) in AM
SISAL; hidden
TOFUS; anag UP SOFT less P
ALL-UP; ALL + UP
RURAL; (C)RURAL
STAVE; T in SAVE
IRONS; hidden
ESMEE; E + SMEE
ASSAM; rev MASSA
SASSY; ASS in SALLY less ALL
REALM; hidden
TITHE; anag I (one) + TENTH less N
OCTAL; composite anag CHOCOLATES less CHOSE
ROILS; R + OILS
SLITS; L in SITS
SLEET; LEE in ST
SALTS; T for VE in SALVES
LISPS; anag SLIPS
OTTEY; rev YET TO; def. is nickname
DOWN
LILTS; LT in LIS
ISLAM; anag CLAIMS less C
FAUVE; F for M in MAUVE
ELPEE; anag PEEL + E
ATRIA; rev
LOURS; LO + UR + S
AFROS; hidden
RUANA; U in anag ARAN
AIOLI; AI + anag OIL
STIES; anag SITES
SHLEP; H in SLEP(T)
YESTS; S in rev STEY
ROSSO; SS in ROO
ECLAT; EC(City) + LAT
ATILT; AT + IL +T
LATTE; T in LATE

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