A Catholic Monthly Magazine

November Crossword

Across

1 I’m Santa - surprisingly able to sustain prolonged effort! (7)

5 Idler ripped altar curtain! (5)

8 A society of priests without vows discover Troy oar! (7)

9 Cyril oddly expressed feelings in his poetry! (5)

10 Michelangelo’s masterpiece in a pastry. Thanks! (5)

11 The leper’s cry in Leviticus distresses an uncle! (7)

12 Lector reread correction! (6)

14 A particular moral excellence found in removing favourite’s ruined sofa! (6)

17 City PHD repaired pair of hinged panel paintings! (7)

19 A fire upset another ordinary day in the Church! (5)

22 Burning flag lowered in secret! (5)

23 Preaching the Gospel by beginning with the end of Luke and ending with the beginning of Mark, with a little bit of reverse gyration in the middle! (7)

24 Disoriented hostages forgo ego to discover hiding place! (5)

25 One of the Twelve contrived to lapse! (7)

Down

1 Bend to find holy water font, I’m told! (5)

2 Obviously surprised by Christian love? (5)

3 An era of development found in a region! (4,3)

4 My Saul rebuilt a sanctuary! (6)

5 Asp removed from replicas of saintly remains! (5)

6 Ingots taken from Downing Street revamp discovered in Tasmanian river! (7)

7 Permit to redraw nice cel! (7)

12 Kind of rid NASA of angle units! (7)

13 It’s all up ma. Put back the bottle! (7)

15 Arrange no finer hot spot! (7)

16 Illegal bowler called out during polo period! (6)

18 “I am who am” (5)

20 It is appropriate to alter girth! (5)

21 Leave dumbfounded in a labyrinth! (5)

The winner of the Marist Messenger prize for the September Crossword was Remai Hehir of Palmerston North

Solution for October

Across: 2 Bartholomew, 7 Era, 8 Sacs,
11 Tsetse, 14 Icebound, 16 SOE,
17 Bishops, 19 Local, 21 Earth, 22 Haydn, 25 Peter, 28 Agonies, 31 Gin, 33 Detrains, 35 Medici, 36 Sour, 37 Oar,
38 Acclamation. 

Down: 1 Venial, 2 Base, 3 Recoiling,
4 Outdo, 5 Odessa, 6 Wee, 9 Abba, 10 Sus, 12 To, 13 Settee, 15 NHS, 18 Pepperoni,
20 Orange, 23 Daniel, 24 One, 26 Esau,
27 Rosary, 29 Odium, 30 Its, 32 Id, 34 Iron, 35 Moa. 


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