Crossword 1427

14 July 2017

By Peter Chamberlain


6 Pile of stony objects in biblical location? (5,2,6)

8 Belief that councillor has reached garden at front of church (8)

9 Risqué having copper leading clerical office (6)

10 Stained in what could be same colour (7)

12 Right to abandon need to get married with church music (7)

13 Motorist heading off for waterway (5)

14 Open-mouthed in communal meal (5)

16 Hope a ceremony will include quiet (5)

17 King stopped short taking time with hoist (5)

19 Hypocritical talk by a rector about university associated with Canterbury (7)

20 Singers’ job including nearly everything (7)

23 Leave some inside partition (6)

24 Spray cockney lady’s drink (8)

25 Previously share information and make one leave church (13)



1 Shoot had troubled religious founder (6)

2 Something pungent resting in a tangle (7)

3 Proposal to get cold off one’s chest (5)

4 What’s large and icy, endlessly moving? (7)

5 Beginning to score (8)

6 Fantastic mama, legendary saint (4,9)

7 Ecclesiastical group seeing local creeds, e.g., in need of amendment (6,7)

11 Rand I converted into other currency (5)

12 Memorial of Roman Catholic priest inside (5)

15 What a cent tip could be? (8)

17 Diet may differ before it gets dark (7)

18 Your corporal punishment restricting one bodily part (7)

21 Ceremony held by spiritualists (6)

22 Dupes may be disturbed by this pretentious person (5)

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