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Blaine and Felicia's Christmas Puzzle (©2006) "Close but No Rhyme"

"Close But No Rhyme"

Directions:  Each clue’s answer is a pair of words that would appear to rhyme (since only the first letter differs), but they actually don’t rhymeSee the first pair of words as an example.  Once you have figured out the words, place the corresponding letters in the grid to spell out a phrase.

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3 4 5 6 H

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11 12 13 14

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23 24 25 26

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27 28 29 30 31 R 33 34

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35 36 37

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38 39 40

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41 42 43 44 45 46 47

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49 50 51 52 53 54 55

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56 57

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58 H 60 61 62 63 64

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  1. A Christmas tree limb that is not smooth to the touch.
    R32 O U G H/ B O U G H59

  2. First-rate Christmas meal.
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    31 _ _50 _ / _ _ _ _10

  3. To donate an amount of golden rings.
    _ _24 _ _33 / _ _56 _ _

  4. All we want to do after too much Christmas shopping.
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    49 _ _41 _ / _ _ _ _17

  5. Blaine hopes to get slacks for Christmas.
    _ _
    8  _ _ _ / _13 _ _2  _ _

  6. The lily which didn’t grow as fast as the others in Mom’s garden.
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    57 _ _12 _ _ _ / _ _25 _ _ _ _

  7. What the three Kings saw from afar as they gazed at the miraculous star.
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    64 _ _43 _ _ _ / _ _ _ _27 _ _

  8. The reindeer has this scent after it consumes our evergreen door decoration.
    _18 _ _34 _ _ _ / _ _ _ __ _

  9. The sound of Amara or Rosemary opening a gift which she finds humorous.
    _47 _ _ _ _ _ _ _54 / _ _60 _ _ _ _ _ _

  10. To annoy Mom, like the kids occasionally do.
    _35 _ _ _ _53 _ / _ _ _ _ _ _20

  11. Made Christmas cookies in the buff.
    _ _ _ _ _22 / _55 _ _44 _ _

  12. Superb piece of candy that Michael found in his stocking.
    _ _61 _ _ _15 / _ _ _ _38 _

  13. When Mom put too much flour in the Christmas cookie batter, the resulting mixture was hard to knead.
    _63 _ _ _ _11 / _ _ _36 _ _

  14. Mom’s pleasant way of saying “no.”
    _ _ _ _1  _ _40 / _ _ _51 _62 _ _

  15. Jason demanded ransom for the return of the Christmas stamps.
    _ _ _ _37 _ _ _ / _ _ _29 _ _ _ _14

  16. Rosemary’s pinkie, which she used to sample the batter for making “snaps” and people-shaped cookies.
    _ _5  _9  _ _ _ / _ _45 _ _ _ _

  17. Dad’s claw foot tub.
    _ _ _6  _ _ _ / _ _30 _ _16 _ _

  18. After seeing a performance of The Nutcracker, Jason pretended his toy hammer was dancing this.
    _ _ _26 _ _ _ / _ _42 _ _39 _ _

  19. Michael won his favorite breakfast meal at a lottery held by our local restaurant.
    _23 _ _3  _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _21 _

  20. Rosemary, when she located an ember that had strayed from the fire.
    _58  _ _46 _ _ _ / _ _28 _ _ _ _ 

  21. Amara gets tactile with the living room furniture.
    _ _19 _ _52 _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _48

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