Crossword 1439

06 October 2017

By Margaret Irvine

The perimeter contains a quotation from Psalms in Latin


7 Snack, small one eaten by composer (6)

8 Still going round centre of Hull, cock-a-hoop (8)

9 Bachelor priest constantly dogging a French atheist? (10)

10 Preachified – sound equipment being used (2-2)

11 Worry during strange rites in student’s study? (8)

12 Organisation, say, not given a check (6)

14 Some Tories traditionally don’t favour these marriages (6)

15 Bring out drug (legal) (6)

18 God has trouble with recurrent transgression (6)

20 Criminal with key, pinching diamonds, gets wind up (8)

22 Part of Easter story at one time (4)

24 Fruit wine now available, we’re told (10)

25 Dry area surrounded by sea somewhere in France? (8)

26 Stop a saint cutting source of precious ointment (6)



1 Rising cleric bearing excellent name’s more conceited (6)

2 Financial recalculation done in taxi on the move (10)

3 What’s at heart of belief in province-Christianity? (8)

4 Lots of papers for groups of singers once (6)

5 State of some without a home (4)

6 Popular impression, actually (2,6)

8 Struggle to block goal is resented (6)

13 Non-religious policy confounded us with miracles (10)

14 Where bishop might tuck his mitre — or one type of bowler? (8)

16 Pasta and fish acceptable to top people in institute (8)

17 Catholic stopping daily supply sharply (6)

19 Seeing new light, Saul’s initially turned up in Damascus? (6)

21 Hollywood actor ordained, returning without publicity (2,4)

23 Two groups of workers meeting archbishop (4)

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