Crossword No. 1436 by Stephen Court

15 September 2017

by Stephen Court


1 Words spoken in an undertone with assistants gathered round son (6)

5 Reproduce wood of more than three thicknesses? (8)

9 Those who were sent mail that’s been dropped into beverages (8)

10 After manipulation the ear is warm again (6)

11 Senior men in parish react badly — no end of trouble (10)

13 Test electronic particle of dust (4)

14 A minister about to abandon truth in Jerusalem? (4)

15 Sort of secretary in a manse working with us (10)

18 Policeman holds dead bird, tailless, in rubbish (10)

20 Do this and you will find diocese with king (4)

21 Little lad gets hold of soft meat product (4)

23 Berate clan, spouting in place of worship (10)

25 Persian ruler holds power in country (6)

26 O, get holy afresh for the study of God (8)

28 Chap with donkey, leads what tribe? (8)

29 Epistle for one who rents out (6)



2 Ron’s piano played as a very high-pitched instrument (9)

3 Some Parisian descends on ancient city ruin (7)

4 Raising the Spanish currency in Peru (3)

5 Harmonious sound made by Mothers’ Union thus (5)

6 Start of Lent — RR supposed to organise service? (5,6)

7 Barbaric nonconformist Hun after one fellow (7)

8 Slightest commandment-breaker called this in kingdom of Heaven (5)

12 Amish, for example, disturbed at a past sin ensnaring bishop, initially (11)

16 The amount of authority given to Christ in every respect (3)

17 Doctrinaire adherent makes EU go idle, troubled about nothing (9)

19 Pope Pius, a Marian, traverses this part of Holy Land (7)

20 Like sin, hindrance to Mark (7)

22 Groups haply reunited (5)

24 The two getting caught in bungle (5)

27 Fish to cure in the East End, we hear (3)

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