Crossword No. 1449

by
15 December 2017

By the Revd Robert D. Carter

Across

1 Wise man about to have a fight (6)

5 Yes, we start to learn somehow from prominent preacher (6)

9 Work in church to give convert security, we hear (10)

10 Is leaving undies off ? And the rest! (4)

11 Various poems etc. given to girl (7)

12 Gospel writers given a bad reputation! (7)

14 St. Alban (first of English martyrs) converted farm employee (9)

16 Exclude the breaking of bread (5)

19,22A Groan painfully at article about performance in church (5,7)

20 Way to provide Religious Education in a manner of speaking (9)

22 See 19A

24 Friendly, offering a fine story (7)

27 One thousand holy warriors (4)

28 Doctrine is phoney? Prudence is required (10)

29 Orsino composed a prayer (6)

30 Corrects English chaps with heartless desires (6)

 

Down

2 A good primate showing Christian charity (5)

3 Something that’s hollow in a churchwarden? (4-4)

4 Repented, being uncivil, as it’s reported (4)

5 Yank, a well-known architect going over church (6)

6 Eminent saint heartlessly amiss with expression of emotion in words (9)

7 Bear has no right to invest (5)

8 Remarkable relics to get found in church area (8)

13 Israel’s king having five hundred eager following (5)

15 Blesses beastie, if reformed (9)

17 Casually play on — lo, the Devil appears! (8)

18 Inevitably needing material set up for church (8)

21 Brief information about a road in Eden? (6)

23 Angel mercifully protects this fellow (5)

25 A Church Times editor went on stage? (5)

26 Man possibly needing church passage read out (4)

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