Crossword 1414

by
13 April 2017

By Geoff Millin

Across

 

1 Gardeners finally ask God for a shower (5)

4 Feature of church with great inclination to have Latin before English (7)

10 Religious-sounding Spring festival (4)

11 Work for e.g. copper to capture lovers in flight (9)

12 Fasted with difficulty? Then you may have a yen for this! (5,3)

13 Kind of prayer that’s illuminated a new year (6)

14 A safe peaceful place is Paradise, not Earth primarily (5)

15 ‘_________ is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord’ (Romans 12;19, AV) (9)

19 Giving some sermons trouserless is outrageous (9)

20 Obstruct seat in church (5)

22 Asian priest, fake one (6)

25 E.g. lion with bird’s crest in underground burial chamber (8)

26 Jewish council has dinner prepared (9)

27 America by old piano creating musical work (4)

28 Dad pays for accommodation for himself and mum (7)

29 Love — something valuable to a daughter (5)

 

Down

2 Pythia or Sibyl possibly, i.e. saint in the newspapers (9)

3 The last word by Doctor of Surgery makes an improvement (6)

5 Get holy in another way, embracing old religious study (8)

6 Upright English rector dispensing with gold (5)

7 Language of 13A mostly strange (5)

8 Nonconformist church president cut short fairly quickly (8)

9 Sacred space ? Completely, we hear — helps cure somehow (4,9)

16 Note chair being shifted in part of church (9)

17 Irish apostle docked over America — which I discovered? (8)

18 Tot initially upset parents — it runs across the church (8)

21 Saint, one died — killed, like Stephen (6)

23 Prophet’s house overlooking water (5)

24 Ecclesiastical residence in a Roman settlement (5)

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