Crossword 1425

by
30 June 2017

By Philip Marlow

Across

1 Believer recently established right to enter nuns’ place, not new (7)

5 Ready a while ago in Compostela? (7)

9 One involved in inept act of woeful church authority (11)

10 American evangelical’s first exercise (3)

11 Foolish Italian enthralling retired writer (5)

12 Wheeze not half somehow like OT prophet (7)

14 Saul’s grandson hard to place in theme bishop disentangled (12)

17 Numbers will be found to come before work fitting this description? (12)

22 Cleaner of locks? (7)

23 Aim to conceal a church feature (5)

25 Priest infused by religiosity (3)

26 Leader of worshippers suffering fool endlessly in sacred site (7,4)

27 Inaugurate officially outfits inspired by pride say (5,2)

28 Enthusiastic about source of ritualistic appeal in anthem (7)

 

Down

1 Policeman with nervous habit regarding church in Cairo? (6)

2 Part of covenant established in French city (6)

3 Priest right away moved the French in spiritual communication (7)

4 Work starts to test ordinees in Lent (4)

5 Service manual — but not the sort for a 24D! (6,4)

6 The female landing on Borders town spending old coins (7)

7 Acolyte terribly hurt with fire breaking out (8)

8 Revered figure without complaint initially dismissed as secretive (8)

13 Knox, say, one loathing no end of women sadly (10)

15 You finally doss, yes, being rough traveller? (8)

16 Supposed place musical sent up (8)

18 Authorize revised poem on Western monarch (7)

19 Enlightenment expected soon (7)

20 Sign restraining a fearsome woman (6)

21 Fanatical type in borders of zone frequently (6)

24 Minister on island in tiny car (4)

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