A Christmas Delivery Hints and Solution

Here you can find hints and the solutions for our Christmas cracker puzzle box A Christmas Delivery.

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Mazes - Hint 1

Take a good look at the solution path of each maze. If you're struggling to see anything try colouring in the route rather than simply marking it with a line.

Mazes - Hint 2

Each maze should spell out a word and they form an instruction when put in the right order. Have you seen reindeer names anywhere else which you could use to determine the order?

Mazes - Solution

Put the mazes in the following order: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen.

They should then spell out the message: To open take each digit and add one

This message will make more sense after you have done the next step!

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Song and Jokes - Hint 1

Those song lyrics look vaguely familiar but some of the words don't seem quite right.

Song and Jokes - Hint 2

The jokes need to be put in order by pairing them up with a line in the song.

Song and Jokes - Hint 3

Each song line is taken from a famous Christmas song or carol except one word in each line is wrong. The joke punchlines also have one wrong word. The missing correct word from the joke is the same as one of the missing correct words from the song.

For example, the first line of the song is from Deck the Halls and should say: Deck the halls with boughs of holly

And the punchline to the joke "What kind of motorbike does Father Christmas ride?" should be A Holly Davidson.

If you line up all the jokes in order of their song line partner you should notice something about the decorations on the right.

Song and Jokes - Solution

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
(Deck the Halls)

What kind of motorbike does Father Christmas ride?

A Holly Davidson

The first Noel, the angels did say
(The First Noel)

Why is there a letter missing from the Christmas alphabet?

It had no-el

May your days be merry and bright
(White Christmas)

Why did the advent calendar retire?

Its days were numbered

And the bells are ringing out for Christmas Day
(Fairytale of New York)

What is Tarzan’s favourite Christmas song?

Jungle Bells

Faithful friends who were dear to us
(Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas)

Why did nobody bid on Dasher and Dancer at the auction?

They were too dear

I don't care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree
(All I Want for Christmas is You)

How did Darth Vader know what Luke got for Christmas?

He felt his presents

Jack Frost nipping at your nose
(The Christmas Song)

What do you get if you cross a snowman with a vampire?

Frost bite

But the very next day, you gave it away
(Last Christmas)

How did Mary know that the baby Jesus was 6lb 2oz?

She had a-weigh in the manger

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Padlock Code - Solution

By lining up the jokes vertically in order of their corresponding song lyric you should be able to read four numbers down the right-hand side: 4, 2, 8, 5.

Combine this with the message decoded from the mazes to give the padlock code:


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Wooden Figures - Hint 1

To decipher the wooden figures (or Meeples as they are often known) you'll need both the Priority Delivery card and the Two Letter Country Codes.

Wooden Figures - Hint 2

Each item on the Priority Delivery list can be associated with one colour of wooden figure.

Wooden Figures - Hint 3

Once you have the wooden figures in the right order using their colours, lay them down in a line and you can read 7 two-letter country codes across their feet.

Wooden Figures - Solution

1. Red Herring
2. Green Fingers
3. Brown Sugar
4. Pink Panther
5. Blue Bird
6. Orange Juice
7. Purple Rain
8. Yellow Submarine

This should give 7 countries:

JP - Japan
AU - Australia
CN - China
EG - Egypt
PE - Peru
CA - Canada

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World Map - Hint 1

If you haven't found the World Map yet, check the back of the Two Letter Country Codes. And if you haven't solved the wooden figures yet, you'll need to do that first.

World Map - Hint 2

What route does Father Christmas need to take to deliver to the countries found from the wooden figures? Don't forget to visit the colour change points in between countries!

World Map - Hint 3

Draw a line between each coloured Father Christmas and the corresponding countries that appear on the same coloured wooden figure. Your route should start at the red Father Christmas, then go to Japan, then to the green Father Christmas...

World Map - Solution

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Final Padlock Code - Solution

The route drawn on the World Map spells out four numbers: