Christian Aid Cryptic Flowers Quiz


Have a little fun as you help someone else, and you could win a bottle of Fairtrade wine. Here are clues to assorted flower names, mostly wildflowers with a few garden favourites & a few weeds.. The clues are mostly cryptic or just bad puns (occasionally a mix). Punctuation marks are ignored: "I'm livin'" is clued as (2,5).
Solve as many as you can (you don't have to complete it; some years no-one finishes) and send the answers to Mrs Walker, 12 West Way, Slinfold, RH13 0SB, together with a donation of at least 3 for Christian Aid (If you can fill in the Gift Aid declaration at the end, your gift is worth even more). Closing date is June 14th 2022
The winner, whoever correctly solves the most clues, will be announced on St. Peter's, Slinfold website, shortly after and the prize delivered within the next few days
In the event of a tie, the winner will be the person who, in the opinion of the committee, best completes this sentence, using ten or fewer words:-
'I support Christian Aid because

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The Quiz

  1. 8 from the Christmas song (9)
  2. 23's initial companion vessel (9)
  3. A little whelk (10)
  4. Beau, a big cat (9)
  5. Bedroom footwear for the Duchess (5,7)
  6. Bowls target beside growing boundary (4,2,3,5)
  7. Canine pink (3,4)
  8. Capuchin cowl (9)
  9. Chubby chicken (3,3)
  10. Cloak for a high-born lady (5,6)
  11. Cur is Quicksilver (4,7)
  12. Sheep daddy followed by male offspring (7)
  13. Derrick's account (10)
  14. Do they split up or stick together? (8)
  15. Drowsy numbness? what have I drunk? (7)
  16. Embellishment for Sarah Churchill's friend (5,5,4)
  17. First to cross Antarctica? First class, but backward (7)
  18. Foggy affection (4-2-1-4)
  19. General rabbit (9)
  20. Hades, York East (9)
  21. How the angels get up to heaven (6,6)
  22. I say this when I match a mythical beast (10)
  23. Is allowed to bloom (9)
  24. Is it precious, or worthless? (10)
  25. Is the pop-group nude? or not? (5,6)
  26. It must work, there's no big spotty cats here (8,4)
  27. Katy Carr's blushing sister. (3,6)
  28. Make the eye-ring happy (7,4)
  29. Mad place to find flying mammals (4-2-3-6)
  30. Master & owner of the prancing pony (9)
  31. Michael, Gabriel or Uriel (9)
  32. Monarch of the field (5 2,3,6)
  33. My companion on a tandem honeymoon (5)
  34. Nobody asked her to dance (10)
  35. Not for gentlemen to sleep on (5,8)
  36. One of a host, dancing with my heart (8)
  37. Peers and their spouses (5,3,6)
  38. Please keep me in mind (6-2-3)
  39. Representatives of two of the armed services (8,3,7)
  40. Rosy detective from a queen of crime (3,7)
  41. Scruffy red & brown bird (6,5)
  42. Seen in Arctic precipitation (8)
  43. Sew liquid? waiting to be brewed! (10)
  44. Shows that kissing is in fashion (5)
  45. Singers of "I'm not dead"(5)
  46. Sir Percy Blakeney (7,9)
  47. Sounds like a timber foe (4,7)
  48. Stiffly correct, got up (8)
  49. Sugary purple (5,6)
  50. The universe (6)
  51. Three-leaved talon (9,7)
  52. Tinkler in the locks (8)
  53. Tranquility (10)
  54. Unexpected writer - the 1st subclause of the 1st clause (6)
  55. Used to sound the charge? (5)
  56. What mother horses shouldn't tread on (9)
  57. What you need after breaking a leg (7)
  58. When it's time to go to Kew (5)
  59. Where to put bovine red cosmetic (7)
  60. Why Reynard had a warm hand (8)


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Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer. In order to Gift Aid your donation you must tick this box . Otherwise please write NO in the box.
I want to Gift Aid my donation of £_______ to Christian Aid
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Please notify the charity if you: 1. want to cancel this declaration 2. change your name or home address 3. no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains
If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.


Queries to Janet

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Your information will only be used for administration of this quiz, sending out answers or prizes. If you fill in Gift Aid information it will be forwarded to Christian Aid who deal with it. We do not retain any details.

Christian Aid Week 2022

We hope that to be able to deliver Christian Aid envelopes during CA Week, which we invite you to drop in to the church or post back. We also hope to have a stall or two at the Village Market during May and one other fund-raising event - Watch this space! We will deliver details together with the CA envelopes.
Christian Aid Week is a major part of Christian Aid's annual fundraising and the current pandemic increases their need for funds, since they work with the poorest of the poor, who are even more vulnerable to disease, through inadequate food & sanitation in many areas (in fact they struggle to find enough food to eat, very few of them will be hoarding loo-rolls) You can donate directly to them online by going to their website and clicking the "Donate Now" button.
Alternately you can send cash or cheques via us; drop them in to Janet at 12 West Way or post them (in an envelope marked Christian Aid) into the safe in the belfry door at St. Peter's Church in Slinfold. (the safe is emptied daily) and we'll make sure that it all gets to them.

At the back of St Peter's church you can find a recycled plastic bottle for collecting 'Pat's Pennies'. Pat was one of our earliest volunteers and originated the idea of collecting your small change throughout the year. The format varies slightly each year; we have had a 'mile of pennies' 'pounds of pennies' 'copperplate Pat's wall' 'a barrowful of pennies' etc. but we have been collecting this 'Small Change To Make Large Changes In The Poorest Lives' for at least 30 years now. Please take a 'Pat's Penny Pot' to collect for next year.

The committee will always be glad to hear of suggestions for fund-raising ideas and volunteers to help. Click here to contact us

Christian Aid aims to help people who need help, irrespective of race or creed. This is our attempt to help raise money for this work.

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