Crossword 1446

24 November 2017

By Margaret Irvine


1 Famous Scottish rock singer (4)

4 Believing fairy tales, see small fairy deity briefly outside church (4-6)

9 Verbiage from scripture received in shock? (3,3)

10 Loss of commitment in a job like yours, primarily (8)

11 A good uniform filling almost restored French bread (8)

12 Two rectors housed in lodge full of celebrities (6)

13 Gloria, when arranged with nothing discarded (10)

16 Lamb quietly sacrificed by prophet (4)

17 Jibe from supporter turning on bishop (4)

19 Start charity — I’m backing aged Asian people (10)

21 Wonky joints — hospital needed for one evangelist (2,4)

23 Trendy bible writer’s put on register (8)

25 Maiden is set against dull child in unequal contest (8)

26 Standing place again close to aisle (6)

27 Godly son is admitting unusual dry reaction with water (10)

28 Last drop of gin in sink gave the game away (4)



2 Here ancient Greeks assembled a crack regiment (5)

3 Aquatic mammal keeping ear cocked for bird (7)

4 Cunning device serving up super-duper puddings (9)

5 Beaten slaves fashioned the stuff of miracles (6,3,6)

6 Nothing worth keeping in Ardrossan (5)

7 What altar-boy might wear, say when returning home (7)

8 When priest officiates below stairs? (2,7)

14 Hate hilly ground, bearing fitness in mind (9)

15 Loan sharks deprived of pound wrecked children’s toys (5,4)

18 Kangaroo captures wallaby’s heart, clearly an error (7)

20 Redesigned Rugby Union strip suddenly comes in (7)

22 At birth, name actually dropped from time to time (5)

24 Club cricket side essential for relay (5)

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