A Catholic Monthly Magazine

July Crossword by Max

The winner of the Marist Messenger prize for the May Crossword was

Joyce Taylor of Wigram, Christchurch.


Across

1 Express gratitude to God in Persia! (6)

4 Unusual maples taste! (6)

9 Last American letter for an apostolic father with central bunk! (7)

10 Flowers can give you sores when arranged! (5)

11 Devoted to new alloy! (5)

12 Religious recluse removes seal from unusual time-release! (7)

13 A top aspirin dissolves religious appearances! (11)

18 Witches gathering with New Testament in religious house! (7)

20 Astound on the ground? (5)

22 Token amount of civility (5)

23 Your lad upset the Madonna! (3,4)

24 Lose ID in West Side and find treats! (6)

25 “We are the clay, and you are our ____; we are all the work of your hand”: Is 64:8 (6)

Down

1 Pastime may bewilder? (6)

2 Born with Mary, weirdly, in the church niche! (5)

3 Liaised after a fashion for clergy seats in chancel! (7)

5 Strangely eager to concur! (5)

6 So Spain arranged play on the crucifixion of Jesus! (7)

7 Teresa adapted a major Christian festival! (6)

8 Need bit-coin arrangement for formal blessing! (11)

14 Erase saint from stance with biro, in act of sorrow! (7)

15 Created no finer fire, in Dante’s book! (7)

16 Castro destroyed dramatists! (6)

17 Plea when priests start with bad year! (6)

19 Essen removed from seventeen’s do! (5)

21 Archbishop Arthur hides abstract painting! (5)


Solution for June

Across: 1 Lord, 3 Barabbas,
9 Chimere, 10 Terce, 11 Orant, 12 Israel, 14 Simeon, 16 Philip, 19 Stigma, 21 Merit, 24 Ochre, 25 Galilee, 26 Dewberry, 27 Acid.

Down: 1 Lacrosse, 2 Raita, 4 Acedia, 5 Altar, 6 Barbell, 7 Step, 8 Lectio, 13 Spot-weld, 15 Matthew, 17 Homily, 18 Manger, 20 Geese, 22 Relic, 23 Gold.


 


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