Crossword 1411

by
24 March 2017

By Patricia Cerrone

Across

1 Impassioned speech blasted fidgety choristers — no little saints! (8)

5 Collection of scraps mixed in garbage mostly (6)

9 Music-maker referring to Queen Elizabeth the first? (8)

10 Leading couples in pageant vaunt new dance (6)

12 Cultivatin’ fruit (6)

13 Party people making financial contribution? (8)

15 Nuncio e.g. felt embarrassed showing low-level form of respect (12)

18 Dispensing order in the Holy Land having pills to share out (12)

23 See falls all around —making trees this? (8)

24 Ring Bishop — not on time, though dedicated (6)

26 Maiden is in good shape, not one welcome in the social circle (6)

27 Assembly of cardinals to study Latin inscribed in recess (8)

28 My relation, sister, not half clever (6)

29 Terrible anger with some of the French — they are explosive (8)

 

Down

1 Retreat missing introduction to Sunday worship (6)

2 Pester group of ladies in odd gear (6)

3 One female wearing gold and diamonds for the opening (7)

4 Dry country in which rain is unusual (4)

6 Biblical tongue a hit with upwardly-mobile spies (7)

7 Ecstatic, having outrun first of international favourites in competition (8)

8 After third of August inclined to be harvesting (8)

11 Little woman left another woman in merry fashion (7)

14 Student of religion fair about Welshman (7)

16 Greek character, a rather unsatisfactory person, recipient of letter from Paul (8)

17 Criminal who has killed two animals at home (8)

19 Sick little boy shows bad feeling (7)

20 Polish image to highlight flower (7)

21 Thanks given to Shakespeare for this tunic (6)

22 Fathers, say, involved in risky ventures (6)

25 Take off, sounding annoyed (4)

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