Crossword 1496

16 November 2018

By the Revd Michael Callaghan


1 Almost banal heresy involves national institute in church doctrine (14)

9 Indiana’s on a mission to be infallible (8)

10 Young boy defends female’s angelic presence (6)

11 Past-it hero protects tax collector (6)

12 Jewish person’s in terrible despair about start of Hanukkah (8)

13 Peacekeepers’ statement of principles about backing volunteers not brought into being (9)

15 Spoils of the god of war (4)

17 Fat rector leaves noblewoman (4)

19 Testy chap fiddled cash for minor expenses (5,4)

22 A mystical person is uncommitted (8)

25 Slowly notice silver moon (6)

26 Head off small flow into river (6)

27 Second piece of carpet lifted (6-2)

28 Powers pursuing ecologically friendly vehicles for emergencies (5,9)



2 Queen’s wedding interrupted by knight with term of abuse (7)

3 Maybe Arctic railway is covered by Norwegian article (9)

4 Verbally support moderate rest period (3-5)

5 French fries not fine in religious ceremonies! (5)

6 Trust record in account (6)

7 Girl rising up from Brisbane river (5)

8 Graduate’s inferior to beggar (7)

14 Woman sound of judgement, avoiding extremes — sinner, though! (3)

15 Meetings led by Sir Paul and a group of warriors (9)

16 Race editor is tense (8)

18 Angel fish the Spanish discarded — doing this? (7)

20 Nice number surrounding ancient city in attack (7)

21 Dispersed straight partners before noon (6)

23 Card game’s serious after discarding spades (5)

24 Conveyed goods in cold gas, not nitrogen (5)

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