Crossword 1520

by
17 May 2019

by Revd Michael Callaghan

Across

8 Little woman ­— heartless hen or saint? (4)

9 Rector by river in the countryside (5)

10 Name offered in contest for plant (4)

11 Told of special old knowledge (6)

12 Newly cultivated rows hoed in forest (8)

13 Got hold of account being provided by head of department (8)

15 Spiritual leader in American state briefly (5)

17 Time to return a subject (3)

18 Got age disguised in electronic code (6)

20 Play tuba or drum (6)

22 Regularly sails by in priestly garb (3)

24 Polite denial choked back by prisoner (2,3)

26 Deflects rebels besieging France (8)

28 Divers saints holding court with person (not boy) (8)

30 A second queen maybe back in American city (6)

32 Understand prisoners  escaping is correct (4)

33 Outcast European team left Spain (5)

34 Make an impression on black leader quitting church (4)

 

Down

1 Vanity of humourless-looking politician (4)

2 Sin Keats wrestled with is most treacherous (8)

3 Silly people making cuts (6)

4 Call the shots before party? (7)

5 Stray creature gives a cry, upset over cruel act (5,3)

6 I maybe heard confession (6)

7 Small box made from stripped pine with inner lining of iron (4)

14 Wash a bit of chopped meat without fat (5)

16 Outcome of attack in game? The opposite (5)

19 Ava maybe hides drug for Adam? (8)

21 Subsidiaries of British farms (8)

23 Money that is for club (7)

25 Ranges of talks to vestry (6)

27 Service set up around the priest (6)

29 Promise to give news (4)

31 Make fun of preliminary examination (4)

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