A Catholic Monthly Magazine

February Crossword

 

Across

1 Hopes J ordered a carpenter! (6)

4 Screen moved for ritual burner! (6)

9 Jeans so suited for city in southern San Francisco! (3,4)

10 A Colorado ski resort with a type of poplar? (5)

11 “He shakes the ___ from its place and makes its pillars tremble.” Job 9:6 (5)

12 A foot digit covering marred elation! (7)

13 Strangely rat on Tories in the reign of Charles II! (11)

18 A racy curve for your coiffure? (7)

20 Croat becomes Thespian! (5)

22 Slightly wet, omits alteration! (5)

23 “My soul doth ___ the Lord” (7)

24 Our nearest star can remove moisture from all sorts of things! (6)

25 Garbled garrulousness without slogans by someone who lends at exorbitant rate! (6)

Down

1 First of January pears resemble a type of quartz! (6)

2 Arson destroyed navigational aid! (5)

3 Carmen leaves distressing rapprochement - can see what is coming! (7)

5 Expunge secret accuser as elaborated! (5)

6 Adjust apron so opera singer is revealed! (7)

7 Right foot joint will cause annoyance! (6)

8 Upset Monterey duo with Book of Mosaic law! (11)

14 I tied on damaged newspaper issue! (7)

15 Rages at unruly crowd control agent! (4,3)

16 A moth’s destruction for a doubtful Apostle! (6)

17 Green party in disarray, ejects gent praising God! (6)

19 Domestic animal hesitates for apostle! (5)

21 Judge does his best? (5)

Solution for December

Across: 1 Magi, 3 Nativity,
9 Netting, 10 Ideal, 11 Boyos, 12 Lumber, 14 Angola,
16 Manger, 19 Ribbon,
21 Bales, 24 Adder,
25 Wisemen, 26 Shepherd,
27 Toys. 

Down: 1 Mung bean, 2 Gutsy,
4 Angels, 5 Idiom, 6 Iceberg,
7 Yule, 8 Tinsel, 13 Presents,
15 Griddle, 17 Abbess,
18 Answer, 20 Berth, 22 Limbo, 23 Mass. 

 

The winner of the Marist Messenger prize for the November Crossword was Jean Lundon of Tawa, Wellington

 

 


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