Crossword 1434

by
01 September 2017

By Geoff Millin

Across

1 ‘Little Town’ with nonconformist church, slightly confused at the end, on edge (9)

4 That which absorbs energy as a crop (5)

9 Melodious sort of flute a Parisian brought in (7)

10 Cardinal forgetting name upset a reformer (7)

11 Small branch of holly, say, presented son, sanctimonious type (5)

12 Sun-god in conflict restricting the heartless downpour (9)

13 Cry out a former demand? (7)

14 Cheer up a theologian in depression (7)

16 Old priest, holy, and unusually not a college member (7)

18 Way to restrict sinking in food dish (7)

20 In a variety of Arabic, non-kosher food according to some religions (9)

22 River, foreign one in the country (5)

24 Old king’s captured by two returning from Middle Eastern country (7)

25 Joshua’s father meeting top lady in New York’s religious institution (7)

26 English poet with contradictory responses (5)

27 Let men get drunk with ale and spirit (9)

 

Down

1 At least 16 gallons in water containers? (5)

2 What’s distorted in tract of Hindu and Buddhist writings (7)

3 Member of beach patrol unit regularly with red flag flying (9)

4 Many implore hero to work for a united Europe as before (4,5,6)

5 Permission to arrange a match (8,7)

6 Single lady and two wives outside one party (5)

7 Thrilled old lover gets named (7)

8 In a daze a word of encouragement shows understanding (9)

13 Arousal of cold adult engrossed in prayer, not dead (9)

15 A couple of saints can rue phoney guarantee (9)

17 Show men taking time in petition (7)

19 Man with one limb in a cassock for example (7)

21 Despicable people, males embodying extremes of evil (5)

23 Faithful, befitting a king with initial change of hands (5)

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