Crossword 1441

by
20 October 2017

By Don Manley

Across

1 Declare one of the clergy ‘ace’ for making U-turn (4)

4 Judge a mission off-key, one missing out repeatedly (6)

9 Surprisingly, fool has grandest description of our God (1,4,10)

10 Pope of seventh century gets a drink (7)

11 Hawk thus returns to its victim? (6)

12 Actually, that is seen as environment for monster’s supposed location (2,4)

13 Girl, one thin early disciple maybe (8)

15 Binding commitment makes us plea so when it goes wrong (8)

18 Salvation Army head, one who lived in Arab territory (6)

20 Festival of the orient with knight riding out (6)

22 Bends over in church, free from sin? (7)

23 Goodness — very fat drunk renders opening of hymn! (2,8,2,3)

24 One being trained in the course of winter nights (6)

25 Modern message endlessly quaint (4)

 

Down

2 Opportunities for making money, nut not in church attire (9)


3 Changes in multi-faith classes? (7)

4,7 Part of the Vatican that could be seen as shiniest place (7,6)

5 Paper obtained by some before a match (8,7)

6 ‘Net result’ that must be a great disappointment (3,4)

7 See 4

8 Merriment in church territory bishop can’t join in (4)

14 Religious community open-mouthed when given cash, no end (9)

16 In the open air, prepared to make a start (6)

17 Street service in which you’ll find I have exerted much energy (7)

18 Intervenes, domestic animals having been upset with something wicked (5,2)

19 Fellow with electronic picture gets ecclesiastical advantage possibly (7)

21 Obscure OT character to be idle, beginning to end (4)

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