Crossword 1521

24 May 2019

By David Stickley


1  Dishes chefs finally put in container before functions (10)

6 Throw out small part of congregation’s underlying support (4)

9 Bless husband and child after song (3,5,2)

10 Some requiem as such? (4)

12 Delivery boy initially trying to make contact (8)

13 Seem out of place accepting church’s proposal (6)

15 One small vestment not quite complete (5)

16 Rehearsal of ritual, odd members in ring dancing around (5,3)

18 Kind, retired vicar forgetting verse during work with American (8)

20 Pastor getting rid of a terribly good fellow (5)

23 Secret extremes of Orphic system of religious belief (6)

24 Mark carefully, not Abraham, sat with angel regularly (4,4)

26 Sound of rain on the rocks (4)

27 Regular course — it’s about Jude, not starting with blessed declarations (10)

28 Beaten St Paul losing Father’s passionate desire (4)

29 Singers love being inspired by Jesus, formerly having wasted time (10)



1 Cold and bitterness upset and consumed ascetic (8)

2 Pen rota as hairdresser (7)

3 Call is arranged after, say, part of church backed Christians (12)

4 Talk about noise in church ceremony! (10)

5 God is cross, upset (4)

7 Paul ate out in an elevated place (7)

8 We certainly turned around head of Lutherans, famous preacher (6)

11 Eastern Hindu groups accepting cleric’s ultimate lies about holy book (12)

14 Source of noise following little girl carrying cross? It’s a gun! (3-7)

17 They don’t fear God at outlawed events (8)

19 Clergy administrators not wanting female at the helm! (7)

21 Ring drama’s lead in revue not normally considered outstanding (7)

22 Leave with time a little short — that’s good news (6)

25 Member of the first family established hospital (4)


Answers to last week

Hidden theme: John 15:1-3. I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.  You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.

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