Crossword 1454

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26 January 2018

by Geoff Millin

Across

3 Acknowledge wicket, trapped in the leg side (3)

8  A German/Swiss theologian certain to return, holy person at heart (7)

10 Picture a scene in the East, including wise men (7)

11 A substitute clergyman, look, with the addition of Latin (5)

12 Once again listens to a lector’s first practice (9)

13 A break from work to have, about one a year (7)

14 A man allowed a wreathe to wear on the head (7)

16 Push lewd heretic out as a hypocrite (6,9)

19 Opponents in a game get one in disorder — this one’s unbeatable (7)

21 Rector follows old court order for a month (7)

23 Poet has a parsonage with no name on a green area (9)

25 A worshipping figure with Biblical books hurried inside (5)

26 All cry freely — one’s gripped, enthusiastic (7)

27 Saint sorted a set of books in a moment (7)

28 The old name for intense longing (3)

 

Down

1 A blue heaven initially? That could be Israel (6)

2 Can one put around room pieces to form a screen? (8)

3 Bird very large descending on its victim (6)

4 Priest’s short prayer and hot drink, going up in headwear for repose (8)

5 Short OT book given to a monk (4)

6 Roman Catholic service book, one in manuscripts, Anglo-Latin (6)

7 About to join fool, the man appearing in dress again (8)

9 Peculiar mindset is showing lack of courage (9)

15 Ceremonial washing, possibly in a tub also (9)

16 A grinder has to go round and round on top of machinery — I will (8)

17 Like a nunnery, secretive, including strange rites (8)

18 A bishop and a boy turning up in hospital repeatedly for prayer (8)

20 A set of notes on the Old Testament has peculiar aromas (6)

21 Invest in road being rerouted (6)

22 Corruption, a mischievous goddess’s turn (6)

24 Note the church’s outward appearance (4)

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