Crossword 1512

by
22 March 2019

by Revd Robert D. Carter

Across

6 Aimed for church eminence — in notice (7)

7 Is about to study religious pictures (5)

9 Bad man early on into cocaine (4)

10 Every other cardinal in rare book (3,7)

11 C of E funds — not the first, sadly, to be baffled (8)

13 Plea to have a soft chime of bells (6)

15 Gentleman has time in prison (4)

17 Fearless bishop leading acid house party? (5)

18 Ancient measure Rome revised (4)

19 Insignificant creature in religious group (6)

20 They could ensure you’re put in your place in church (8)

23 Guest involved with grace — food minister doesn’t entirely enjoy! (7,3)

26 Leaders of rebel army in Damascus making armed assault (4)

27 Some fine men, definitely correct (5)

28 Vague old boy’s remedy (7)

 

Down

1 Paid for church — it is no longer of use (5,5)

2 Priest on the housetops in demonstrations (6)

3 Some good education revealed in Azariah’s father (4)

4 Mimic given prod when wasting time (8)

5 Assignment involving a captain in David’s army (4)

6 A US city doctor somewhere in Texas (5)

8 Christian follower ‘nominally’ (7)

12 Cathedral dignitaries offering some ready-made answers (5)

14 Criminal four paid us for religious deception (5,5)

16 Holy hairstyle many surprisingly rue (7)

17 These with bad suffering in healing pool (8)

21 Absorb summary (6)

22 Not all feel it essential to be the best (5)

24 Shepherd is competent, it is said (4)

25 Two cardinals go round to find top school (4)

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