A Catholic Monthly Magazine

February Crossword

 

1 Use a dissolute man to remove autumn leaves? (4)

3 Iliad man misconstrued Bishop’s five yearly report to the Pope! (2,6)

9 It stands for something (7)

10 Ocean tossed, narrow boat! (5)

11 Mesmerizing magic string? (12)

14 He’s confused when referred to as a woman! (3)

16 A Church law sounds explosive! (5)

17 Saki loses A rating. It’s travelling on a slippery slope! (3)

18 Anarchist ire collapses in age following the birth of Jesus! (9,3)

21 Large steel tower hides unhappy Londoners! (5)

22 A bag to contain everything (7)

23 Cardinals’ gathering is by arrangement convalescing without gins! (8)

24 Descendants of Jacob (4)

Down

1 Examine again edited press releases with leper removed! (8)

2 Greek Lord begins prayer for mercy! (5)

4 I am between 500 and 1000 and lacking light! (3)

5 By the way, the city landline is faulty! (12)

6 Inhabitants of taverns after batting spell? (7)

7 Change name as an answer to prayer! (4)

8 Style of modulated language revealed in a Clinton file! (12)

12 “___ ___ us, who? ___ ___ now, when?” John F Kennedy (2,3)

13 Calm sire distressed by supernatural events (8)

15 A rank in an organisation mistreated a leech! (7)

19 Remove all trace of a seer in confusion! (5)

20 Oil producing countries cooperate initially and cope in chaos! (4)

22 Human virus which lives in reduced bee dwelling! (3)

Solution for Dec 2017

Across: 1 Wise Men, 5 Claus, 8 Rural, 9 Veteran, 10 See,
12 Concordat, 15 Uba,
16 Stable, 18 Te Deum,
20 Sir, 21 Venerated, 22 Kea, 24 Opinion, 26 Idiot,
27 Rayon, 28 Angelic.

Down: 1 Worms, 2 Saree,
3 Molecular, 4 Novena,
5 Cut, 6 Abridge, 7 Sanctum, 11 Ent, 13 O be,
14 Overdoing, 16 Saviour,
17 Annuity, 18 Tie, 19 Ute,
20 Stanza, 22 Krill,
23 Antic, 25 Inn.

The winner of the Marist Messenger prize for the November Crossword was Judith Wall of Palmerston North


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