Crossword 1499

07 December 2018

By Geoff Millin


1 Church with yellow assembly room (7)

5 Doctor’s endless search for religious buildings (7)

9 Part of Mesopotamia once is overthrown, making city founder (5)

10 Sweetheart, fast one embraced by a blade (9)

11 Cathedral city heard to connect with old Latin name (7)

12 Precious stone ring girl returned to new date (7)

13 The principles of priesthood involving die-cast morals (13)

17 A Greek abbot, that man also in a Roman Catholic ceremony (13)

20 See deist mostly upset about old English church (7)

22 Heavenly spirits hold upper-class devotional exercise (7)

23 Group of followers are inspiring, offering time for beginning of Christmas (9)

24 A soothsayer offering something boring in speech (5)

25 Bishop left to be entertained by elders maybe and singers (7)

26 Rehoboam and Nebuchadnezzar? They aren’t human! (7)



1 Unintentional disruption of English Religious Education class (8)

2 Annual register of charities, mostly a new account (7)

3 See man on board with a lot of money docked (9)

4 Bird spotted in our avenue (5)

5 Histrionics and alarm with demo out of control (9)

6 Bringer of gifts including a set of books in Salvation Army (5)

7 School outfit with higher education style (7)

8 Firm prepared rector to become saint (6)

14 Monks love saint inordinately (9)

15 Piqued, having dining disturbed — insect! (9)

16 Female deities lacking energy to start with adopt right courses (8)

17 One to spread the Word, timeless story, penning letters? (7)

18 Bad girl carrying recreational drug prohibited by law (7)

19 Dean gets upset with TV in the countdown to Christmas (6)

21 Earl rejects one queen but accepts another exactly the same (5)

22 Maple, brittle initially, is bitter and sour (5)

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