Crossword No. 1070

by
29 July 2010

by Chris Lancaster

Across

1 Member of religious order, an awful lounger in vehicle (5,7)

9 Drunk lamenting being in a row (9)

10 Some easy ‘no’ decisions for council (5)

11 One about to walk over polar region, perhaps (6)

12 Corinthians overcome by awful woes after tense days spent in wilderness? (3-5)

13 Book Three’s ruined (6)

15 Vital repair for aluminium cross (8)

18 This vestment could be peculiar with soprano, not alto (8)

19 Quick pace needed in playing all opuses (6)

21 Mass with discordant canto is for friar, perhaps (8)

23 Count’s creator — does he feed the fire? (6)

26 Eden wrecked — source of delight destroyed (5)

27 Singer going round paintings perhaps by doctor’s memorial (5-4)

28 Edit rite with ‘amen’ shuffled in the middle (12)

Down

1 Church girl’s cup (7)

2 Simplistic part of church welcoming independence (5)

3 Open-air dancing in the Netherlands is without equal (9)

4 Sword carried by the peer (4)

5 Sister losing her head beside hospital room — that’s inconvenient (8)

6 Recesses head off slips (5)

7 Nothing in July, fun spoiled? That’s miserable (8)

8 End with gold cross being carried round, making farewells (6)

14 Trio almost indicate affirmation with unknown ode (8)

16 Man the heartless Communist took to task (9)

17 Start short prayer with four at Eucharist’s beginning (8)

18 Prophet has cooked meal with us (6)

20 Talk up clever story (7)

22 Dean’s broken chair (5)

24 Number entering Noah’s vessel? All brought up money! (5)

25 Staunch saint has upset yours truly (4)

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