Crossword 1430

04 August 2017

By Margaret Irvine


1 Basic belief is espoused by our opponents (6)

4 Bacilli destroyed by bishop using scriptural language (8)

10 Final consent one secures for services (9)

11 Ark, possibly, accommodating small crow (5)

12 Raving is banned by current Pope (note enclosed) (7)

13 What’s exposed by cavity in enamel, primarily? (7)

14 Scene of battle going back a long time (5)

15 Reinforced last of gates with locks (8)

18 Succumbs to the charm of swallows (5,3)

20 Come to deliver sermon with page missing (5)

23 Master of Magdalene, one VIP lawyers backed (7)

25 Early morning delivery of elastic flawed – length added (7)

26 8’s recipient tense during review of court case (5)

27 Surrealist’s mark on vehicle seen as sabotage (9)

28 Stocktakers from street in Queens, perhaps (8)

29 Humble cleric getting to grips with your puzzle setter (6)



1 Perennial tax Adolf devised (8)

2 Most of team’s gathering at lift (7)

3 Capital 8,22, a great traveller (5,4)

5 Erring saint did wrong, viz. abuse of privilege (7,7)

6 Jacob’s relative starts to lobby against prohibition (5)

7 Flightless insects found under tea cup (7)

8 For example, a landlord (6)

9 Pirate’s men providing money for Judas? (6,2,6)

16 Jailer on record as  devilish 8,22 (9)

17 Greek character getting dud 8 from 3 (8)

19 Trade Union supporter revolutionised American plant (7)

21 Vicar treated in A&E for potentially deadly addiction (7)

22 Scribe’s deed totally disheartened elder (6)

24 Aquatic songbird or French hawk, tailless (5)

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