Crossword 1453

19 January 2018

By Phillip Marlow


1 Firmly positioned site of the Nativity? (6)

5 Religious vindication cited holy works shedding a bit of light (8)

9 Chamber about to be made secure (4)

10 Pious replacement of a vile don penning sacred books (10)

11 One mending posh car boarded by father in Ireland once (8)

12 Food close to refectory promoting a happy mood? (6)

13 Peculiar Sunday offering advantage (4)

14 Church official strains to get excited about a chapter (9)

17 Figure in chair favouring wild roses around feast’s opening (9)

19 Essential point in sign of faith? (4)

20 See 13D

22 What’s found in city on Italian lake — a crowned sculpture? (4,4)

25 One with burning passion? (10)

26 Call some vicar in Glastonbury (4)

27 Fine gala occupying cathedral site in a decadent way (8)

28 Old film on the Queen in Anglican diocese (6)



2 Wander after time to find place for treasure? (5)

3,8 Fix broad vernacular that’s disturbed Cistercian reformer (7,2,9)

4 Spanish and German articles for Protestant church official (5)

5 Restaurant in state within confines of trouble-torn area (7)

6 Is recent rogue tempting people? (8)

7 Hurried on a group of cattle (5)

8 See 3D

13, 20A Venerated Catholic figure not at work beset by adulator? I may flip (3,4,2,6)

15 Extra load certainly around daily evensong’s end (9)

16 Leak about notice showing exciting adventure (8)

18 Problem arising from personal inflation? (7)

21 Combined chant with no end of contentment (2,3)

23 Store given endless prestige (5)

24 Means for altering minister’s residence (5)

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