Solve this Jumbo Crossword Puzzle!
It is almost two years (Nov 27, 2017) since I posted this puzzle. Maybe readers who didn't solve the puzzle at the time might like to do so now. Please read what follows (my original post) for guidance before attempting the puzzle
Follow the link below to access the Puzzle.
Do you like solving Puzzles, especially Crosswords?
Well, if you know the Grange locality well, its people and places in particular, the Crossword that I have just built from scratch may grab your attention, even if only for a short time. It is a modest test of knowledge about the Grange locality, especially if you read the Grange Parish Book.
Many, but not all, of the Puzzle Answers will come easily enough to those who have read the Grange Parish Book - "Grange Past and Present". If you are 'stumped' for the answer to a particular clue, you can always dust down your copy of the book and ferret out the answer. Alternatively, you can look it up here on this website, where the whole book is available to READ. But, to be honest, most of the answers will come easily to you anyway.
A few points about the Crossword before you get stuck-in.
The answers to the majority of puzzle clues are the names of people (past and present) and well-known places. Sometimes a person's full name is required, while in others, just a forename is the answer. A clue will indicate if only a forename is sought.
To make things rather easy for you, at the end of each clue, you will be prompted in brackets as to the makeup of the answer - this is best explained by examples:
(4) - means a single word comprised of 4 letters,
(6,7) - means two words of 6 and 7 letters respectively (but no spaces),
(3,5,8) - means three words of 3, 5 and 8 letters respectively (but no spaces).
A special explanation about people names:
(4,3) - means a forename of 4 letters and a surname of 3 letters (but no spaces), e.g. JOHNDOE (John Doe),
(4,1,6) - means a name with an 'O' (or suchlike) in the middle, e.g MARYOROURKE (Mary O'Rourke),
(3,2,4) - means a name with 'Mc' (or suchlike) in the middle, e.g. ITAMCDUFF (Ita McDuff).
So, the contents of the brackets at the end of each clue sets you up for a quick answer.
Now here is the nice bit! You will solve the puzzle online where you will key in your answers. The puzzle grid will appear on the left side of your screen (PC) and the clues will appear on the right side. Click into any square on the puzzle to get started, and the relevant clue will be highlighted. A correct letter entered will appear in black, while an incorrect one will appear in red. If you wish to see an answer, select the option from the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner. You can work against the clock if you wish - see top left of screen (clock is running!).
I am totally responsible for all puzzle errors, for which I apologise.
So, if you are ready to go, CLICK HERE