Crossword 1452

by
12 January 2018

By Paul Henderson

Across

1 27 wide streets chaotically holding millions in (11)

9 Fear overlooking first sin (5)

10 A French diocese initially moved padre I failed to remunerate sufficiently (9)

11 Plane perhaps turning back in queer thunderstorm (4)

12 Senorita dancing around church and areas within churches (10)

15 Complete unfinished discussion about part of Bible (5)

16 Start of grassland surrounded by calm ­—  it recalled region of Africa (9)

17 On escaping dungeon, scrambled round part of church yet to get retribution (9)

21 Chosen part of the lectionary (5)

23 Worker keeping nothing silly at work in historic religious site (4,6)

24 Hard work without new network (4)

26 Unsettled men right to beset a fictional 27 (9)

27 Religious institution recalled vote in favour about books (5)

28 Hurrah, PCC bod, not quiet, set about accommodating different traditions! (5-6)

Down

1 What initially has member in support reasonably enthusiastic (4)

2 Look through these openings in church – stop, beset by saints (7)

3 I’m ready to change when days are longest (3-4)

4 Fictional 27 indicating frustration in Scotland? (10)

5 Some must eat ­­— I’m expected when meal is served (3-4)

6 Picked up the German Communist (3)

7 Writer strangely acute in most of the biblical texts (10)

8 Minister intrudes over time (6)

13 I stand corrected in comments identifying church festivals (6,4)

14 Everyone I have set up with new date must be relieved (10)

18 Lo – Elgar is played briskly! (7)

19 Biblical giant — greedy fellow keeping end up (7)

20 French performer in French street in Paris standing on head (7)

22 Put in garment carried up before start of evensong (6)

25 27 lying in the tub at home (4)

26 Writer, one engaged in new book (3)

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