A Catholic Monthly Magazine

March Crossword

Across

1 Shiver uncontrollably to absolve sinner! (6)

4 Take card from rearranged chipboards for senior clergyman! (6)

9 The sacred view the Vatican! (4,3)

10 A ___ profondo sings very deeply (5)

11 Ulcer caused by ill-gotten gains! (5)

12 Loner found anywhere mites are hidden! (7)

13 Leader of Church procession let loose sober racers! (5,6)

18 Can be wholly a positive or negative figure (7)

20 Have fifty after a fashion; divide by two! (5)

22 Crust with filling. Thanks. A Michelangelo masterpiece! (5)

23 Dirt umu dug for Easter ceremonies! (7)

24 Thetis disguised payments to church! (6)

25 Assets designed for a period of equilibrium! (6)

Down

1 Lunatic initially added to drunken chaos of church choir! (6)

2 Asp removed from replicas of a saint’s remains! (5)

3 See RSVP in error for evening prayer! (7)

5 Films Bruce every second to inspire! (5)

6 Short on hospitality and freezing cold; yet a comfortable place to die! (7)

7 The Church’s seasonal prayers are correct? (6)

8 Barterer Eve engineered the walls to echo! (11)

14 Again spoil a period of time spent in reflection and prayer! (7)

15 Unbeliever is at the assembly! (7)

16 Long black scarf worn by Anglican clergy (6)

17 Messenger and herald of the gods, upsets fishermen, takes fin! (6)

19 Terribly disgraceful, fluids removed for a free gift from God! (5)

21 Uncouth boys require lotus position! (5)

Solution for February

Across: 1 Joseph, 4 Censer,
9 San Jose, 10 Aspen, 11 Earth, 12 Toenail, 13 Restoration,
18 Hairpin, 20 Actor, 22 Moist, 23 Magnify, 24 Sundry,
25 Usurer. 

Down: 1 Jasper, 2 Sonar,
3 Prophet, 5 Erase, 6 Soprano, 7 Rankle, 8 Deuteronomy,
14 Edition, 15 Tear gas,
16 Thomas, 17 Prayer,
19 Peter, 21 Trier. 

The winner of the Marist Messenger prize for the December crossword was Luana von Reiche of Apia, Samoa


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