Crossword 1536

06 September 2019

by Margaret Irvine


1 Sound of virginal with fancy engraving (6)

5 Some graduates must grasp such fundamental principles (6)

8 Dedicated traveller resolute going beyond border to the west (7)

9 Sudden blast from militant Arabs (7)

11 Norse god incarnate bearing knight’s afflication (5,2,3,5)

12 Regretted being cross on the phone (4)

13 Undue racket interrupting popular lecture (10)

17 Teach TU to get active, following writer’s early books (10)

18 Song from bass leaving church ground (4)

20 Bishop stops Welsh line being garbled in religious text (3,7,5)

23 Making escape? On the contrary, I keep returning (7)

24 Most orderly home in which to dine (7)

25 Hirsute cast securing a good billing at last (6)

26 Calls someone holy certainly when crushing evil finally (6)



2 Entrance above energy-charged Welshman in late celebration (9)

3 Asian withholding a vote for construction of small pipes (6)

4 Control order is needed primarily to break up social (9)

5 Mounting flap over church collection (5)

6 Party wrong to pocket local half of fees (4,4)

7 Long for Catholic to sound enthusiastic (5)

8 Papal tax mainly disbursed in safe church (6,5)

10 I have cement to mix for carrying out (11)

14 Errant Etruscans, lapsed Catholics (9)

15 Like brisk march music with words taken up in heart of Wales (4,5)

16 Article probing blood sports is poignant (8)

19 Father clearly vacated office in Westminster, once (6)

21 Fury as rogue gets between wife and husband (5)

22 Spare large tissue hospital’s disposed of (5)

Last week's solution

Forthcoming Events

21-22 February 2020
Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature
With Sam Wells, Catherine Fox, Mark Oakley, Suzannah Lipscomb and many others. 
See the full programme

26 March 2020
Theology Slam Live Final
Hear three of the UK’s best up-and-coming young theologians as they reflect on the most pressing issues of our time.  Book tickets

Latest Cartoon

Welcome to the Church Times

​To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read five articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)