Crossword 1438

29 September 2017

By Paul Henderson


1 Short forms of key words arousing vain abbot’s ire (13)

9 Frustrated saint called in pursuit of meat (9)

10 Bury artist ignoring father (5)

12 Act as someone opposing a party (5)

13 Lady heartlessly coming in to monopolise feature of altar and religious vessel (4,5)

14 European valiant in conflict (7)

15 Academic group not half iffy about a religious group (7)

17 Hit denied to up-to-the-minute humorist (3)

18 Fast musical piece curtailed by one composer of classic choral setting (7)

20 He’d to suppress desire to get married (7)

22 Artist leaving cathedral, running and running in Olympic event (9)

24 Archbishop’s forename is not quite everything (5)

26 Leader of Government to stay in control for time in office (5)

27 Tried a vicar’s latest reading (dodgy) (9)

28 Book of songs all men sing freely, including much church melody, ultimately (7,6)



2 Pomposity? Major failure on a street (7)

3 Setting limits to one working with sailor around (9)

4 Editor of 28, alas valuing whim when making changes (7,8)

5 Another length of peculiar work of art (5,2,3,5)

6 I chant on the radio, producing decorative addition (5)

7 Most of soccer team turn up, having great time in another sport (7)

8 That’s a surprise — Bible’s foremost wicked King (4)

11 Broadcast oboe, say, carrying song tune (7)

14 Bank, perhaps, is home to a famous swimmer (7)

16 Theological teaching process — this Mecca developed? (9)

19 Choosing to miss first reading (7)

21 Has no clashes about a new expression of praise (7)

23 Contribution from organist on all of keys (5)

25 Very much upset about theology graduate’s chances (4)

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