crossword 1448

by
08 December 2017

Patricia Cerrone

 

Across

3 Possible racism held responsible for end-of-year commemoration (10)

8 Living with copper somewhat risqué (6)

9 Takes on sailor to provide beacon (8)

10 Mend old English bolster with side missing — not been used for a while (8)

11 Move at start of game passing over round marker (6)

12 Bright and good, paying attention (10)

14 Influential churchman has determination very early in the morning to attend place of worship (7,6)

20 Mendicants from mountain site dispersed (10)

22 Small end of plastic put into plain cake — it holds candle in place (6)

23 Represented Spain at first of meetings before ordinance expired (8)

24 Beccles I assume is hosting this gathering of church people? (8)

25 Considerable anger about rogue ultimately getting crown? (6)

26 Deity reconditions aged swords (3,7)

 

Down

1 Flower bud trimmed, made into flounced edging (8)

2 Noisy revel with seasonal song going around America (8)

3 Cross supporter’s homeland (6)

4 Oddly indulge unemployed (4)

5 Discussion expected —I will have a record penned (8)

6 Tasty slice on offer when bishop entertains a female (6)

7 Antique head-band — a maiden is frantic when losing one (6)

13 One final letter getting over border turned up somewhere in Turkey (5)

15 Pungent perfume has daughter exasperated (8)

16 Meddled, that is to say, wanting superior church furniture (4-4)

17 People visible through swirling sleet bringing items for Eucharist (8)

18 Bill joins a group of spies as a plant (6)

19 Remove impediment from relation lacking energy — turn up (6)

21 Joints prepared below stairs orginally (6)

23 Some write a sermon with effortlessness (4)

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