Crossword 1435

08 September 2017

By the Revd Robert D. Carter


1 Exuberant old priest almost gets mysterious date (6)

5 Healing of a cleric around four (8)

9 Twin enthralled by scripture’s authenticity (4)

10 Paid out on behalf of church, one is no longer of use (5,5)

11 See Roman girl go to a shop excitedly (8)

12 Book collection belonging to a woman — but not just her? (6)

13 Quote providing some excitement (4)

14 Maybe scripture translation is counter to progress (9)

17 Rural Dean’s inherent being going after little devil was intriguing (8)

19 Work for such as 11A (4)

20 Former baddy’s ending in a religious house (6)

22 Minister who’s outspoken after drink (8)

25 Man, I stride out or run (10)

26 First person taken aback in Ramadan (4)

27 Ordained reform of deist preceding uncertain end (8)

28 Some scripture protected by scrupulous attention (6)



2 Nearer heading off the vanquished one (5)

3 Herald outset of true spirit to apostle (9)

4 Ring round to find where to dance (5)

5 Burn some mediocre material (7)

6 Being given limited amount to eat causes upset to a diner (8)

7 A fair exchange in enacting scriptural justice? (5)

8 Cleric promises to pay in place of another (9)

13 Place for light blue medium-sized exotic bird kept in cage (9)

15 Prayerfully craving anything but stiff drink to begin with (9)

16 ‘And this man shall be the peace, when the ______ shall come into our land’ (Micah 5:6, AV) (8)

18 Animated leader of church left on the outside (7)

21 Poet’s odd bits — just the odd bits — beginning to thrill (5)

23 Article girl brought up for high priest (5)

24 Stern could be this man in Genesis (5)

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