Crossword 1517

26 April 2019

By Paul Henderson


1 Minister receiving a nuclear installation (7)

5 Cake decorator in company is a powerful speaker (6)

8 Intelligence about monstrous hound, note, in detective story (9)

9 Substitute minister officer rejected with little hesitation (5)

11 Number taken two ways — 12? (4)

12 Member of CID sceptical regarding identification process (10)

14 Popular group accepting vicar’s latest addition to magazine? (6)

15 Church’s first service with song rejected rules (8)

17 Exemplary blue Lada repaired (8)

19 Difficulty about one American gangster appearing in graveyard (6)

22 A book found in his porch represented senior religious figure (10)

23 Some national place of pilgrimage (4)

25 Holy man, one providing marker for 19 (5)

26 Just converting this rogue (9)

27 Line brought in retro fashions? Not often (6)

28 Marathon entrant heading off into US city convent (7)



1 22 in argument over a New Testament translation of ‘is/am’ (5,8)

2 Expressing love in a vague fashion after leaving public house (7)

3 University probing feature of Glastonbury in trip (4)

4 22, one brought in to manage the Church (6)

5 Class? It’s about, for instance, being accepted by right-winger (8)

6 Cruel troop abused seller of religious tracts (10)

7 One to speak about e.g. Oxford, mostly with hesitation (7)

10 22 – may he get involved with miracles? (7,6)

13 Participate in Communion using holiday money (5,5)

16 Sold a dodgy drink in historic Salisbury (3,5)

18 Very intimate and in an excited state overlooking cathedral area (2,5)

20 Mineral in Ireland, one containing gold  (4,3)

21 Functionary on horse picked up 22 (6)

24 Shock holy person with French article (4)

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