Crossword 1451

05 January 2018

By Don Manley


1 Did wrong in speech against Holy See — indication of disorder (8)

5 Friend heading west for biblical town (4)

8 Cut utterance short when it’s rambling (8)

9 Biblical king, one wandering around endlessly (4)

10 Judge in deal that’s irregular (6)

11 Old bishop and church helper featured in weekly paper (8)

13 For us who acknowledge Jesus, then, Greek wisdom denying the Lord must be foolish (2,5,5)

16 Is party on last day of week an act of atonement? (12)

19 Mothers’ Union’s trainee provides wine (8)

21 Watch Nimrod maybe (6)

22 Preacher and chum outside university (4)

23 White-collar, one way or the other? (8)

24 Nahum seen in art gallery (4)

25 Beginning almost to back friend, as would befit Jewish group?(8)



1 I tasted a rum, as one who has overindulged? (8)

2 Feeds small number, hires cooks in America (9)

3 Remembered being embarrassed about curate’s final prayer (11)

4 Rag to protect a dry tool (7)

6 Flower for biblical female (5)

7 Provision of stable giving maiden strong emotion (6)

12 Shrine can be constructed for king in Bible (11)

14 Saint, alack, almost turning wicked (9)

15 Record being received orally, possibly as therapeutic exercise (4,4)

17 What clinches argument for colonial (7)

18 Feature of church — mash up that thing? (6)

20 Assembly of judges giving summary, nothing hidden (5)

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