Crossword 1418

12 May 2017

By The Revd David Cockerell


6 Food for artist (5)

7 Area arresting 51 for faith (8)

10 See 9D

11 Bird to squabble and fight (7)

12 Firm agreement (7)

13 Backward, slow, reportedly feeble on Wednesday? (7)

14 Worshippers take out gorse behind their building (11)

19 Grabbing little time, prepared Saint Mark’s principal service (7)

21 One with army gong said to be wicked (7)

23 Revolutionary contended for victory, being pestered (7)

25 In view of understanding (7)

26 Guard out to limit hostilities in place of worship (8)

27 David’s neighbour, a Dickensian character (5)



1 Irrelevant scholar? (8)

2 Articles about strong drink producing complaint (6)

3 Principal sect wrong to bring in IT designers (10)

4 Slam bogus charity (4)

5 Well, going off church (6)

6 Old Archbishop to become dreadfully pale (6)

8 Gardener mostly working for toff (7)

9,22,10A,20 Words sung in confession of one aroused, also working for tabloid (5,2,4,3,4,3,3)

13 Mother starts to go nuts if I act stupidly in hymn (10)

15 I find EU surprisingly at one (7)

16 Rose and Gail arranged women’s place (8)

17 Rodents hiding under a vestment (5)

18 Something in the car making you brood (6)

20 See 9D

22 See 9D

24 Cleric primarily absorbed in study (4)

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