Crossword 1412

31 March 2017


1 Second diocese accepting case of local wine (7)

5 Herod, in opposition, prays regularly (7)

9 After drink, there’s very little space in stomach (5)

10 Sounds of buzzer bearing supreme happiness (9)

11 Scots speciality wee dram host supplies? (10)

12 Unopened apocryphal book’s last words? (4)

14 Festival — make what you will of it (7,5)

18 Laudable Tory parish flawed we admitted in retrospect (12)

21 Stray Pope is housed here, we’re told (4)

22 Uncultured apostle docked with saint in East (10)

25 Solid figure’s lid rather bashed (9)

26 What Washington junior couldn’t tell about king’s uniform (5)

27 Woman welcomed back bearing first of locks? (7)

28 Desert carrier books place reserved for knights (7)



1 Men in service in Slough (6)

2 Mother’s brought up child as strong character (6)

3 Travelling with Engels along the course (10)

4 Description of prayerful days embraced by membership (5)

5 Gypsum resulting from a bloomer in workplace? (9)

6 Thomas possibly needs time to succeed (4)

7 Psalmist’s initial complaint, finding something to write with (8)

8 View gallery under particular conditions (8)

13 European humanist’s extraordinary zeal (10)

15 Evangelical humble peasant hasn’t left children (3-6)

16 Feisty soul pursued by journalist (8)

17 Paul’s teacher willing to include a learner, one with Latin (8)

19 Adornment atop spire one put in last (6)

20 Modern religious education given very little money (6)

23 Shade flipped in optical illusion (5)

24 Leave shortly to cook feast for Prodigal (4)

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