Crossword No. 1545 by the Revd Robert D. Carter

08 November 2019


1 Headgear of the Yorkshire Pope (6)

4 Discharge when prison term is over (4)

8 Reforming pioneer, one out to make a new start (6)

9 New cedars go in burial site (4,4)

10 United service at first brings reconciliation (6)

11 Jack sorted out and forgiven (8)

12 Large bird to have peck at tribesman (7)

13 After expression of disapproval cardinal offers blessing (4)

15 Small group within the community (4)

16 Wicked notes by wicked person (7)

18 Not looking happy having to sit behind Father (8)

20 Sound of strings making musical combinations (6)

22 Dealer who has to manage with minimal credit outside (8)

23 A loveless thing making one wretched (6)

24 Garden ditch yielding risible reaction (4)

25 Maybe arm someone in club (6)



1 River invading shelter in council’s place (5)

2 Sorry about imprisoned worker (9)

3 One not sure and coasting out of control (8)

5 Unobtrusive manner when meeting holy person (6)

6 Sun god lit up outside shows the way (5)

7 High places Peter’s to break down (8)

9 Grim-faced Australian sexton (5,6)

12 Rule of reconstituted Roman church before end of January (8)

13 Labour’s record in religious narrative? (4,2,3)

14 Wise person keeping speed in an era of distant travel (5,3)

17 Place in Canaan finds religious teaching pretentious nonsense (6)

19 Wife in church provides uplifting experience (5)

21 Ornamentation in final month that’s golden (5)

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