A Catholic Monthly Magazine

December Crossword

 

Across

1 Secret Obama gift to Eastern seekers! (4)

3 It adds to extraordinary vanity at time of birth! (8)

9 Hare removed from threatening tangled mesh! (7)

10 Aide 50 changed perfect situation! (5)

11 Upset choirboys without rich Welsh lads! (5)

12 Strange rumble from American timber! (6)

14 No gala arranged for African country! (6)

16 German designed stable! (6)

19 Axes taken from brainboxes arranging typewriter material! (6)

21 Unusually blasÈ about stacks of hay! (5)

24 A calculating snake? (5)

25 Unusual semi new clue 1 Across! (7)

26 Works with crook and almost discovers acidity indicator with piece of pottery. E minus! (8)

27 Today’s ad lost for child’s Christmas presents! (4)

Down

1 Trying to be gunman? Popular shooter of the edible kind! (4,4)

2 Erratic studying without din - brave! (5)

4 Turbulent North gales bring winged messengers! (6)

5 Initially I deemed it of moment in a manner of speaking! (5)

6 Beg rice badly; get a lettuce! (7)

7 I hear you’ll be surprised that this is a pagan festival! (4)

8 Arrange silent sparkling decoration! (6)

13 Disguise serpents as gifts! (8)

15 A hot plate? Good question! (7)

17 Remove loud double bass by arrangement, for convent leader! (6)

18 Upset, swear until the 1st of November in reply! (6)

20 The Royal Baby positioned in cabin! (5)

22 This dance lowers the bar! (5)

23 Time for worship on the mother ship! (4)

Solution for November

Across:  1 Elisha,
4 Missal, 9 Incense, 10 Habit, 11 Abyss, 12 Terrain,
13 Iconography, 18 Convent, 20 Hadji, 22 Pieta, 23 Evident, 24 Sister, 25 Starve. 

Down: 1 Elijah, 2 Itchy, 3 Hands-on, 5 Ichor, 6 Sabbath,
7 Litany, 8 Get together,
14 Confess, 15 Atheist,
16 Scopes, 17 Virtue,
19 Evade, 21 Drear. 

The winner of the Marist Messenger prize for the October Crossword was Carole Brajkovich of Bucklands Beach


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