Posted by nmsindy on December 27th, 2007
A special Christmas offering from Quixote, the main theme being the use of a well-known Christmas item in its role as an anagram indicator. Once seen, solving was very fast. Solving time: 14 mins.
Notes on some clues below – happy to explain others if asked.
* = anagram
18 CONCERTI (One critic less i)* A less common plural of concerto than concertos. Excellent surface reading.
23 DI (woman) VANS (vehicles for transporting)
24 ALBERTAN (let a barn)* Prairies in Alberta, Canada
1 PAR (R O) T r = runs (cricket) O = round
17 CONTRA ST
22 C HANTS