Crossword 1502

11 January 2019

By the Revd Robert D. Carter


1 In such ecclesiastical wear is a source of interest (8)

5 A pagan god has no honour — you can count on it (6)

9 In religious house it is found to give preferential treatment (8)

10 Set apart one in tribe to follow soldiers (6)

12 Educational establishment took in East European church member (6)

13 Faith I learn about, going to church (8)

15 At sixes and sevens, a sombre saint (7)

16 Non-clerical leaders of lively activity in churches (4)

20 A bit of an eye for flower girl (4)

21 One more convert on earth (7)

25 Favourite son with stuff in West African country (8)

26 Biblical city had not changed (6)

28 Start to read old fellow’s book (6)

29 Gloria arranged by church for a sort of ruler (8)

30 Mission dealt with sin also (6)

31 Criminal with need to be made spiritually pure (8)



1 Fumes frenziedly over Paul, endless censure ultimately being disregarded (6)

2 Maybe whisky gives courage (6)

3 Gospel proclaimer failing to finish on one occasion beside the sea (8)

4 Pay attention to old testament in nearly new binding (4)

6 Restrain detectives upset using poetic language (6)

7 Short fellow with popular saying has a cutting edge (8)

8 A number of words in judgment (8)

11 Stupidity of two cardinals having divine nature externally (7)

14 Father leading African organisation is a saint (7)

17 Lay out various bids, sure to need sorting out (8)

18 I’m upset over rewritten sermon getting a bad name (8)

19 Prayed to be wanted (8)

22 Prominent minister is reported — could be one ceremonially fired (6)

23 Girl has quiet priest losing head (6)

24 At home getting cold, he had moved slowly (6)

27 Biblical valley that’s the reverse of healthy (4)

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