Crossword No. 1422

09 June 2017

By Stephen Court


1 Apostle in this way grabs tailless serpent (8)

9 Skullcap Mary redesigned then Luke altered (8)

10 Scoundrel held by heretic having ideal rural lifestyle (8)

11 Old food for speeches (8)

12 Letter about love and bereavement — Scotsman’s? (10)

14 Notices old thrones for bishops (4)

15 See Mary err badly and go to the altar again? (7)

17 Creation as unit of heredity goes to little sibling (7)

21 Comfort and endless support for artist (4)

22 Fix tar pew covering that’s impervious to liquid (10)

23 After trouble, half-hearted mob becomes worthy of praise (8)

25 Lack of fairness in property value (8)

26 Dora’s let out dancers’ garments (8)

27 Endless delight certain to result in riches (8)



2 Most loyal members making noisy aggressive music (8)

3 Pisa road confused scattered Jews (8)

4 Saga portrayed in huge picture (4)

5 Lay don’s broadcast relating to governing body (7)

6 Schism reaps rent for Adrian IV (10)

7 An isolated person’s engaging male social workers (8)

8 Church, north and south, employs official surveys (8)

13 Catholic diocese scolds Ruby terribly (10)

15 Abbey offering Religious Instruction — value possibly unknown (8)

16 Extinct mammal a bit upset captured by maker of monument? (8)

18 Wild West gunman carries sound blockers (8)

19 Load cooked in rising bread for image worshipper (8)

20 Disbeliever at armed  hold-up (7)

24 Measure flesh audibly (4)

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