We’re sharing a cryptic quiz created by one of our Artichoke Hearts, Will Marriage to help raise money for SUDEP Action. 


Once again, it seems that 2021 could be a year where you have enough time to tackle the Christmas puzzle. Last year, for the first time, we decided use the puzzle to see if could raise some money for charity and selected the Trussell Trust: through your generosity we were able to raise nearly £1000. Click the button below to download this year’s quiz. 

There is no expectation, but if you have enjoyed the puzzle and would like to give something, please consider donating via the Just Giving fundraising page

Also, please do send electronic copies of the puzzle to friends and family as well if you think they might enjoy it!


Here are a few words from our Director, Helen Marriage

My brother Will has been entertaining and maddening his family and friends for years with a Christmas quiz that sits just on the right side of fiendish. Last year, I decided that I’d spread the joy/misery by sharing it with Artichoke’s wider family. There was an opportunity for a voluntary donation for anyone who enjoyed the process and we raised much needed funds for the Trussell Trust. This year there’s a more personal appeal. Will’s son Charlie, my beloved nephew, died in the summer and we’re hoping that if you download the quiz, you’ll be happy to make a donation to SUDEP Action (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy).


About the quiz

Each clue leads to the title of a well-known book. All the books come under the category of fiction, so no need to go looking for Roget’s Thesaurus or A Brief History of Time. General knowledge, a mildly cryptic approach and Google™ should provide most of the answers, although a good dictionary might be helpful too.

When you have worked out as many clues as you can, or if you would like to be sent the solutions after the closing date, send your answers by email to: abdemonpuzzles@gmail.com

Closing date: January 9th, 2022

The winner to be chosen at random from the entrants with the most correct answers.



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