Crossword 1447

01 December 2017

by Paul Henderson


1 Second article missing from sweet biblical location (6)

5 Am I taking Ananias to meet fellow that’s well- known? (8)

9 Data initially omitted in book (4)

10 Mistakenly censors our French symbol (5,5)

11 One of the 14A in this place supporting introduction of Dean (8)

12 Semester never covers this writer and clergyman (6)

13 Saint in the past expressing love for hunted animal (4)

14 Sacred halt, possibly, or several sacred halts? (10)

16 It’s placed high in the church, secretly or otherwise (10)

18 Little opening to ponder (4)

20 Damage that mostly distracted woman in the Bible (6)

22 When taken aback, I cry out about holy person in church office (8)

24 Boats carrying chopped cedar — they shouldn’t be challenged? (6,4)

25 Mother of Mary identified in Christian newsletter (4)

26 Create change for teenager (8)

27 Writer of ancient books looking silly in a dress (6)



2 Old soldier buttonholing new one in church (7)

3 Bringer of news: ‘Germs seen to spread’ (9)

4 Piece of music little different from 7 (5)

5 Discovered rebuilt station has one original building component (10,5)

6 Skill needed to keep operational religious building (9)

7 Substantial new composition of Elgar (5)

8 Ways artillerymen piled up weapons (7)

14 Someone not believed as canards spread (9)

15 Salesperson free to accept bloke’s rebuke (9)

17 Greenery’s a lot of hard work in sheltered area (7)

19 Staff carrying barrel over a circular building (7)

21 Trinity identified in article about Religious Education (5)

23 Court action involving head of this social group (5)

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