A Catholic Monthly Magazine

December Crossword

1 Ta Boom! ICBM prepped for nuclear explosive! (6,4)

7 Ali is a hairdresser, I hear! (4)

9 “___ say!” (3)

10 Jesus is shorter in Greek! (3)

12 Inactive idol stirred up by spiritual reading in Latin! (6,6)

14 Organise dreamboat without debt. Sweet smell of success! (5)

17 Reconstructed parsonage loses apse to accommodate musical instrument! (5)

20 A good person cleaned up stain! (5)

21 Belief that the soccer organisation will get a hit, misconstrued! (5)

24 Stood aghast at disorderly outbursts! (2-3)

28 Janet Ltd, smug arrangement for the second coming! (4,8)

32 Abram’s nephew put up for auction? (3)

33 Extinct bird discovered in Samoa! (3)

34 “Do ___ others as...” (4)

35 Sole Papacy in disarray in end times! (10)

Down

1 Sounds like Cain’s brother was pretty talented! (4)

2 Coastal cumquat secret source of baby powder! (6)

3 Mitre redesigned for above-average performance! (5)

4 Golf companion keeps tea leaves dry? (5)

5 Add a twist to never-ending Mediterranean fruit! (6)

6 Shape bonsai in European country! (6)

8 Afflict crazy Ali! (3)

11 Gidday (2)

13 A homeless child, Foley left way of life! (4)

15 ___-Wan Kenobi (3)

16 Has reorganised Lenten Wednesday! (3)

17 Over the top leaders! (3)

18 Deity removed urn from ground! (3)

19 Overly curious as reshaped masonry arm removed! (4)

22 AA zeal represented as a flowering shrub! (6)

23 Military display at Otto relocated! (6)

25 Let us pray in Latin (6)

26 Strangely, I laud veneration of the saints! (5)

27 A sorrowful decade in the garden (5)

29 Thus my operating system reversed! (2)

30 Sounds like there is no religious woman though one follows! (4)

31 In brief, a rubbishy ink job? (3)

Solution for November

Apologies that the clue for 17 Across in the November Crossword was misplaced

17 Across should have been:

"Gamblers' profit from Wednesday's lead during a cricket game! (8)

Across: 1 Pawpaw, 4 U-boats, 8 Religion, 9 Ogre, 11 Chock-a-block, 12 Stipulating,
15 Interregnum, 16 Evil,
17 Winnings, 18 Theist,
19 Demons. 

Down: 1 Parish, 2 Wildcat strike, 3 Angiosperm, 5 Aggiornamento, 6 Sheikh, 7 Cock-a-leekie, 10 Abstinence, 13 Silent, 14 Wrists. 

The winner of the Marist Messenger prize for the October Crossword was Mark Taylor of Wigram, Christchurch


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