Crossword 1458

23 February 2018

By the Revd Robert D. Carter


8  Depend mainly on working party to find Scottish vagrant (7)

9 Small cleric going back in white apparel (7)

11 Gentleman and lady bowled over by Welsh giant (5)

12 Old inventor, one Noah could have employed? (9)

13 Church of England leans badly, having three unequal sides (7)

14 Perils of Israelite tribe, say, returning, rebellious first and last (7)

15 These seers should be clearly focused (4)

17 Priest not entirely religious (3)

19 Loveless ambassador’s deadly sin (4)

21 Eagerly desired church feature in advertisement (7)

24 Wicked type becomes rescued if converted (7)

27 See fancy crib outside one store (9)

28 Old Queen in trouble for a time in France (5)

29 One has to be outside when it’s bright for a time (7)

30 A religious pamphlet said to offer allure (7)



1 Agonise endlessly about trees in New Zealand (6)

2 Plea to have a little space before negotiated agreement (8)

3 Mirfield form of worship enthrals old person on island (6)

4 Camel roaming in United Arab Emirates to find particular trees (8)

5 Small donkey given prod finally partook of the weed (6)

6 Centre spread covering an admission (8)

7 Partly upset archdeacon over decrepit vehicles (6)

10 Very feverish condition making one uncertain (5)

16 I’d scorn a convert, being cynical (8)

18 Son of Jacob — is son a cleaner? (8)

20 Cleric’s one in silly carnival putting any number off (8)

21 Able-bodied old queen is one in good order! (6)

22 Edenic flower provided by holy boy (5)

23 Religious knowledge concealed by strange lady in sinister fashion (6)

25 Doctor moving fast to give preliminary accounts (6)

26 Recount church dignitary losing head (6)

Diagonal 1-31 Countrywide worship that involved young men getting into uniform (8,7)

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