"Christmas in the Confederacy" Crossword Puzzle

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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 _____________.









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