Crossword 1437

22 September 2017

by Peter Chamberlain


1 Patient man embracing Bill, having second fit by fountain (6,4)

6 Some coal perhaps for fire (4)

8 Herb has girl to wed right away (8)

9 Scoundrel with a note for clerical assistant (6)

10 Bloke keeping home for vicar? (8)

11 Hunter gets game with pole (6)

12 Thanks to exercise, winner crosses this first (4)

14 See Peterborough, say (7)

18 Woman about to be a hundred needing care, not half (7)

20 Group protected by patriots (4)

23 Procurator with beer unfinished had a meal (6)

24 March round island in state of bliss (8)

25 Sixth ruler was Norse invader (6)

26 ______, late virgin? Sadly not ’er! (8)

27 Article in study for church dignitary (4)

28 Troublesome child vandalised her toy lorry, knocking end off (4,6)



1 Doleful story is mad — I jeer furiously (8)

2 Most of money in old gaming room (6)

3 Act as inspiration for puzzle (6)

4 Secret row developing in 14A (9)

5 Somehow silence Oriental seller of alcohol (8)

6 Serum USA developed to be utilised in old religious rites! (5,3)

7 Chaotic changes restricting learner who goes to church? (8)

13 Any profit could be made from such blasphemy (9)

15 Keen to take cut around four (8)

16 Specially designed garment that is featured in Genesis (8)

17 Full complement of courage (8)

19 Cares not about one farther up the tree (8)

21 A maiden, outwardly beautiful, in desperate situation (6)

22 Princess in peasant commune may be up in the clouds (3-3)

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