Christmas crossword

This crossword was compiled by Muggins in Sussex. The solution will appear in the next issue.

7. An island in the South Pacific (4)
8. A circular building where railway engines are housed (10)
9. A large umbrella, named after a Charles Dickens character (4) 
10. A town in south east Wales (8)
11. Esquire (abbrev) (3)
12. Sung in church (4)
13. A city in California, a cocktail (6)
14. Estate (abbrev) (3)
15. Female, woman or wife (4)
16. Used in making rope and matting (4)
17. Don't overdo this at Christmas (3)
18. An edible fishy delicacy (6)
20. Earlier (4)
22. Online parish clerks (3)
23. Territory which belongs to the Sovereign (8)
25. Cows (archaic) (4)
26. Person who collects the lists for census purposes (10)
27. A crucifix (4)
1. The act of marriage when one or both parties is already legally married (6)
2. Coin traditionally put in a Christmas pudding (8)
3. A maker of barrel hoops (10) 
4. Son of Noah (4)
5. Ancient burial mounds (6)
6. One of the smaller Channel Islands (6)
10. Hung at Christmas (9)
13. Town in Alabama, famous for its bus boycott (10)
16. Pulled at Christmas (8)
18. A code (6)
19. Fine parchment used in bookbinding (6)
21. A barber (6)
24. Family .... Forum (4)
Solution in January 2008

 

 

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