Seasons Greetings VIII – Solution

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The letters derived from clues provide DR SEUSS and HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. Solvers are required to delete all instances of C,H,R,I,S,T,M and A, leaving only NOEL in the grid.
Across
D 1 amis ; (SAI[D] + M)* ; EXTRA LETTER
R 4 scatch ; S + CATCH ; T[R]AP ; MISSING LETTER
S 9 Riss ; hidden cRISScrossed ; [E]TAGE ; MISPRINT
E 11 chai ; hidden ; chanC[E] HAIlstorm ; EXTRA LETTER
U 12 cant ; 3 mngs ; A[U]CTION ; MISSING LETTER
S 13 Athos ; A + THO(ma)S ; [S]PEAK] ; EXTRA LETTER
S 14 tath ; T + (HAT)* ; GRA[B]S ; MISPRINT
H 15 arts ; (d)ARTS ; [R]UMAN ; MISPRINT
O 16 imam ; initials ; I M [O] A M ; EXTRA LETTER
W 18 at it ; A + TIT ; [K]ICKED ; MISPRINT
T 21 Asti ; (IT + SA)< ; [T]URNS ; MISSING LETTER
H 22 acai ; [H]AI(r) after AC ; EXTRA LETTER
E 23 aits ; initials; A I T S ; PIP[E]S ; MISSING LETTER
25 siss ; IS< +SS
G 27 reams ; SMEAR* ; [G]ONE ; MISSING LETTER
R 28 alar ; A + LAR(k) ; A[R]GON ; MISSING LETTER
I 29 tirr ; IR in TR ; STR[E] P ; MISPRINT
N 30 rami ; RAM + I ; [K]ETTLE ; MISPRINT
C 31 assist ; ASS + [C]IST ; EXTRA LETTER
H 32 smit ; M in SIT ; [H]OLD ; MISSING LETTER

Down
S 1 arctic ; [S]CAR* + TIC ; EXTRA LETTER
T 2 miasma ; S[T] in MIAM(i)A ; EXTRA LETTER
O 3 isn’t ; NITS* ; N[I]T ; MISPRINT
L 5 citharist ; (A TRISTICH)* ; ADD[L]ED ; MISSING LETTER
E 6 thoric ; THOR + IC ; [C]LEMENT ; MISPRINT
C 7 cast ; S[C]AT* ; MISSING LETTER
H 8 hiss ; HIS + S ; SWIS[S] ; MISPRINT
R 10 cathismas ; (SA[R]CASM HIT)* ; EXTRA LETTER
I 17 asters ; (RET + S)< in AS ; RU[I]N ; MISSING LETTER
S 19 tatami ; (MAT in I [S]AT)< ; EXTRA LETTER
T 20 tirrit ; T + I + RR + IT ; [T]ON ; MISSING LETTER
M 23 acta ; AC + TA ; [B]EETING ; MISPRINT
A 24 iris ; IR + IS[A] ; EXTRA LETTER
S 26 slam ; hidden ; AldiSLAMp ; [J]OCK ; MISPRINT

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