"Christmas in the Confederacy" Crossword Puzzle
2 - Another word for "approval"; it describes the young people's reaction to the toy house.
6 - These are small tops used in a game of chance called "put-and-take". According to the author, their bottoms were made of horn and they "spun indefinitely".
8 - Another word for crabby, cranky or grouchy.
9 - This man made the prize toy: a four room house to be given to the "honor girl".
11 - This word means "not identified by name", it is how rice, flour, molasses and meat were sent to the president's wife.
13 - This is a fancy word for "clothing". It described the officers' full dress uniforms.
14 - This item was used to hold the small pieces of candy. It is a "horn of plenty", or horn shaped open container.
16 - This long word means "exchange". The author says that they were unable to add comforts and pleasures to the exchange of the "courtesies and charities of life".
19 - This is a sweet dessert usually made out of sugar and cornstarch. The sugar-hen sat on a nest full of eggs made of this "substance".
22 - This word, pinned on the cranky man's necktie, means "friendly" or "good-natured".
24 - This word describes phrases which appeal to the emotions." One example is "roses are red, violets blue..."
26 - This is a piece of music performed at the beginning of a church service.
28 - A type of cake which was served on Christmas Eve.
30 - When the children were allowed to stay up late and be noisy it was a luxury, or, an "_____________
31 - This is an assigned amount given to someone as their fair share. One present was allowed for each orphan.
32 - This describes someone who is very sparing with how they use their resources. The author says the "bright-eyed girls" learned lessons in self-denial, industry, and this.
33 - This word means "skillful with one's hands"; the neighbor was skilled in "domestic arts".
34 - This describes behavior which is socially acceptable in public. The children were "driven" to this by the sugar-hen.
35 - This word means "incredibly large". It describes the author's gift thimble. The word comes from the land of giants in Gulliver's Travels.
1 - The cranky man received one of these, with the word "amiable" pinned onto it. It is a type of necktie.
3 - Ink is often described as this, meaning it cannot be erased or washed away.
4 - This word can mean either "having indigestion" or "bad-tempered". The young people were described this way while waiting for the "children's tree".
5 - Neither of the baby-hat-makers wanted to be the first to speak, so they gave their present ___________, or without talking.
7 - Place where the president's new embroidered gloves were made. "During the winter of 1862, the Union navy and its ground troops occupied Fortress Monroe, Hampton Roads and Newport News..."
10 - The president received a pair of these, or gloves, which were embroidered.
12 - This is an old-fashioned way to spell "burden" - a heavy load or something that causes a lot of worry.
15 - This type of party was given in the evening; it had no food or drinks (refreshments).
17 - This is an overused - and often silly - remark. "The foolishness of a fool is his folly" is given as an "unnecessary" one.
18 - This person is the author of the article.
20 - The author's gift soaps were made out of this three word substance.
21 - A barrel of these items was mistakenly delivered to Robert E. Lee instead of the Confederate president.
23 - This is another word for "busy"; the baby-hat-makers were described this way.
25 - Aladdin's orchard was this, or, underground.
27 - This word means "eating to excess".
29 - The whips and the baby hat were braided, another word for _____________.