Holy Smile

7 04 2017

Print The blank for the April crossword Holy Smile
above, or download April blank and solve the puzzle on your computer. I enter the letters with Arial 20.

Clues

Across

1.& 8 across. A “gee” from the judge, Jesus’ brother maybe. (4)

2. Transgression with a child’s Aussie sling brings on musical tunes. (7)

8. See 1 across.

10. How was the Roman, Detective Sergeant, in the jail courts? (5)

11. Emo disbanded in Victorian town in Gippsland. (3)

13. Raced wildly to the evergreen tree. (5)

16. Short alternative texts in that place. (2)

18. Revolving vanes to cool in the infantry. (3)

19. Forbid and leave. (3)

21.& 32 across. Sounds like the enlightened one in the Hungarian twin city. (4)

22. A burn fanned as in the city. (5)

24. Are with Abel’s brother at the pillar. (5)

26. Other ranks among noncommittal. (6)

28. Pleads for the back-sliders. (6)

29. Doctor Who is shorter. (2)

30. Broken pie disappeared from the inferior imitator. (7)

32. See 21 across.

33. Young Neurosurgeons of India, Australia and Thailand initially. (5)

34. Away in the coffin. (3)

36. Stray off-course to style oneself as a creative. (5)

39. Holy person in the short street? (2)

41. Honey-maker right off to exist. (2)

43, & 44 across. Place to leave cars in sparkles. (4)

46. Dewy Synod. Hale stirred in the week before Easter Day. (4,9)

Down

1.& 9 across. Across the kopje eremetics  scoff.. (4)

3. Initial quiz shows how bright you are. (2)

4. Presence of the supernatural in a monument. (5)

5. Nothing added to the divine to be moral. (4)

6. I led a sort of thing to perfection. (5)

7. Shorten a nanosecond. (2)

9. See 1 across.

12. Any mud thrown before Good Friday? (6)

13. Copy an upside down altar covering? (6)

14. Repudiate stirred nectar. (6)

15. The bosun daydreamed through the day of Resurrection. (6)

17. Trust in the outrowing. (4)

18. The side presented in facetiousness. (4)

20. Adhesive in tapers. (4)

21. Reared across catacomb redline! (4)

23. Little Broomehill North. (2)

25. Intertestamental Scriptures. (2)

27. The norm I adjusted down by a semitone. (5)

28. Foals turned one out lazy? (5)

31. Fidget around talents from God. (6)

35. The beginning of Lent in an ashram? (3)

36. Australian Evangelical worship. (3)

37. Youth Peer Education. (3)

38. Heaven in dusky word. (3)

40, & 41 down. In order next to Dunsborough inlet. (4)

44. Like, ask right away. (2)

45. Rectors’ Advisory. (2)





Lent Faster

6 03 2017

Retrieve the blank for this month’s crossword by clicking on the thumbnail. You can then either open the blank in Word and solve the puzzle on your computer (I use Arial 20 font), or you can print the blank and solve it with pencil.

Across

1, & 8 across. A little calcium reference right away is kindness. (4)

2. Density of those passing through in craft if untangled. (7)

8. See 1 across.

10. Undercover agents in crispiest game. (5)

11. Find this lady in the Passover Haggadah. (3)

13. Christian symbol in the crossword? (5)

16, & 21 across. Aussie birds made from a printer’s measure in America. (4)

18. The host loses sizzle at high temperature. (3)

19. Get back for 18-month-old sheep. (3)

21. See 16 across.

22. Person giving in circular rondo. (5)

24. A hundred from the decomposed cleric are placed in the reliquary. (6)

26. Joints in unison sung in rounds. (6)

28. The disorderly imp Lew ended up right next to the Sisters’ faces. (6)

29, & 32 across. The murderer should be out of the cabin. (4)

30. They are stopped when she preaches for fruits. (7)

32. See 29 across.

33. Get across as he sprinkles burnt dust. (5)

34. The seer has lost energy and is an Indian weight. (3)

36. More slippery, slyer harps from antiquity. (5)

39, 41, 42, 43 & 45 across. The stirred curry I tic goes around the power board. (9)

46. Fruits for Tom Sawyer’s twin friends scrub here like blender. (13)

Down

1, & 9 down. Hinted, I hear, like being transformed into a Q. (4)

3. A little religious studies? (2)

4. A rapt turning kept separate. (5)

5. A faithful Roman dog with a faulty minted coin. (4)

6. The Fates turned up to the banquet. (5)

7. Israel a little island? (2)

9. See 1 down.

12. Deuced around to derive logically. (6)

13. Take an ace nor adjust to allow light into the eye. (6)

14. Take five as she revises erratically for the things standing in succession. (6)

15. Left off the nascent Torah and is rising. (6)

17. Painted lady in the monastery. (4)

18. Idaho operates across a wide circle. (4)

20. Article taken from the flickering mages is precious stones. (4)

21. Beginnings of Union International des Laboratoires Indépendants. (4)

23. New International initially. (2)

25. Long Playing shortly. (2)

27. Visas systematically crossed out. How pert! (5)

28. The turning hewer is at what place? (5)

31. Her cub transformed into infant angel. (6)

35. Left off itch to make disapproving noise. (3)

36. Loeb Classical Library initiated. (3)

37. Addressing the master in desirable tone. (3)

38. Nothing from the boys who made runs without striking the ball. (3)

40. Iowa Uni. (2)

41. Religious Knowledge of Rudyard Kipling. (2)

44. Begin a Theological Reflection. (2)

45. Little Réunion on the internet. (2)

 





March solution

27 03 2015

The solution for the March 2015 puzzle Ultimate Lent can be found by clicking here: March solution





Ultimate Lent

11 03 2015

The blank for the March puzzle, Ultimate Lent, can be found by clicking March blank:

Clues

Across

1., & 8 across. Time of year with fifty plus a mixed-up decade. (4)

7, Or if veg stirred, absolve? (7)

8 See 1 across.

10. Cautions perhaps — was Registered Nurse briefly. (5)

11. Capture proverb agreement across there. (3)

13. Is possible covering a religious rule. (5)

16. Terrorist group exists. (3)

18. Crumpled hat found at Ascension Holy Trinity. (3)

19. Comes across impromptu bath vat. (3)

21. Christian values head résumé. (2)

22. Sour about the cent? Scrub! (5)

24. An echo crossed to Pharaoh. (5)

26. Rub his hurt pride! (6)

28. First class twitch is vinegary – almost mystical. (6)

29. Agnus Dei shortly after death? (2)

30. Cast ice adrift on the Lenten practices. (7)

32. The beginning of the end of theological education. (2)

33. Mourn egregiously for Presbyterian Premier of Victoria in 19th Century. (5)

34. Ida mixed up in Chinese long life movement. (3)

36. Untidily, a mown adult female. (5)

39, 41, 42 & 44 across. A mute tail twisted to the extreme. (8)

45. Surly soul cup spilled fastidiously. (12)

Down

1, & 9 down. Musical instrument in gluten. (4)

3Begins Obadiah’s warnings. (2)

4. A  brat spoiled the clergy’s stock. (5)

5. Mum’s mother rang around. (4)

6. Admitted snagged for gold bar. (5)

7. Very sensibly against to begin with. (2)

9. See 1 down.

12. Map his untoward accident. (6)

13. Smear and smirch holy oil? (6)

14. Take tea from the spilled unction for the Papal ambassador? (6)

15. Wading bird re-scaled octave. (6)

17. They are way out of the stirred curds and driven along. (4)

18. Emanation in the restaurant? (4)

20. But even evangelism costs at first. (4)

21. Itch scratched for official note of expenses. (4)

23. Old Bible initially. (2)

25. Beginnings of Church Times. (2)

27. Italian coin for bubbly sud company. (5)

28. Bent tiara found in Roman courtyards? (5)

31. Confused ale men make glossy surface. (6)

35. Coach in saltbush. (3)

36. Write in peace! (3)

37. Not much use to begin with. (3)

38. To exist with Biblical education. (2)

40. Legionnaires of Christ. (2)

41. You French wear tux right away. (2)

43. Like in gas? (2)

44. Thank you. (2)





February solution 2015

3 03 2015

The solution for the February puzzle Ultimate Lent, can be found by clicking here:  February solution





Lenten Raj

9 02 2015

The blank for the February puzzle Lenten Raj can be found by clicking February 15 blank:

Clues:

Across

1 and 8 across. English bishop, companion of honour, in common era (early centuries). (4)

7. Express sorrow in taking sleep from the pirates in G & S. (7)

8. See 1 across.

10. Be out of the banal; see into it that it flow through it. (5)

11. Wager in between. (3)

13. A worn twisted sacred ash for the previous Archbishop of Canterbury! (5)

16. Make a dash with the 14th letter. (2)

18. We are out of the upturned brew and woven in. (3)

19. Laughing a lot in glossolalia! (3)

21. Me to be on ABC morning radio?

22. Ossia re-pitched for wilderness watering hole. (5)

24. Edify out of turn to rank of God. (5)

26, Is read wrongly as resurrected? (6)

28. I learn crooked in a straight line! (6)

29. Gnu right off to Great Southern town. (2)

30. See 12 down.

32. Rajneesh began on Radio National? (2)

33. Dares falteringly and interprets. (5)

34. Initiates of the Spiritual Support Group. (3)

36. Questioned a thousand left off the masked. (5)

39. Look out! See!

41, and 42 across. Tory confused about Indian peasant. (4)

44. The Arabic aluminium. (2)

45. Nearest point obscured at Candlemas. (12)

Down

1, and 9 down. Commanding officer and district attorney make tail-piece. (4)

3. India’s Electoral Commission. (2)

4. Indian vice-roy to spin a bob an instance. (5)

5. Wane irregularly over again. (4)

6. Twenty krona Talmud comes across a birth. (5)

7. Communion and Liberation inaugurated. (2)

9 down. See 1 down.

12, and 30 across. Great priest-poet goes head-over-heels to greet berg hero. (6,7)

13. Five taken from the untidy reserve by one who views again. (6)

14. Twisted drains have reached the bottom. (6)

15. The yarn Ms spun in Polycarp’s diocese! (6)

17. Nana turned out Indian bread. (4)

18. Desire in newish object. (4)

20. Loaned for a season. (4)

21. A long way off in safari. (4)

23. Italian so yes! (2)

25. Hinglish – Indian English that is. (2)

27. Energy drawn from confused Seders at Passover for lady’s gown. (5)

28. Quadrupled genuflections across the altar step. (5)

31. Could the task be upturned into a cane container? (6)

35, and 44 across. Institute for the study of modern Hebrew: i.e. not Pauline interweaved. (5)

36. We are out of one tangled year – and voting in favour! (3)

37. Department of Transport has a point. (3)

38. See 43 down.

40. Alternatively French gold. (2)

41. Short course in Religious Studies. (2)

43, and 38 down. Plough up to the time. (4)

44. See 35 across.





Sep Rising at Easter

28 03 2014

You can find the blank for this crossword by clicking here (same form for April and March)

Clues

Across
1., and 8 across. Us on a short even keel in an octave of days. (4)
2. Wealthy one is saintly bishop with daily prayer. (7)
8. See 1 across.
10. Hears badly to enjoy together. (5)
11. Lion twists in Spanish roar of approval. (3)
13. They are out of the friend and demonic. (5)
16. After hearing in short, a sigh. (2)
18. They are bent to hear. (3)
19. The tune in the fairway. (3)
21. Bolivia shortly at the box office. (2)
22. Pipes tuned – that Italian knew. (5)
24. Viral turned to strive for the same thing. (5)
26. Characteristics in the narrow ways. (6)
28. Resale for those who lock up again. (6)
29. Each a Babylonian god? (2)
30. A cliché tipped into a ceremonial goblet. (7)
32. See, little one! (2)
33. Aroma in the descent. (5)
34. Kingswood Christian School. (3)
36. Easter left off herbal flower. (5)
39. Brief introductory documents. (2)
41. A year in France? (2)
42. It predicts how things are sent on the internet! (2)
44. Is beryllium? (2)
45. Ancestors’ icon re-written for the times when bishops are ordained. (13)

Down
1., & 9 down. Short Warrant Office with kinetic energy was aroused. (4)
3. Exists in short. (2)
4. Psycho irreligionists cross with singers? (5)
5. Hearty bishop of Perth. (4)
6. An era disturbed where the action is. (5)
7. About religious education? (2)
9. See 1 down.
12. Paschal feast in the northeasterly. (6)
13. A shift to many beliefs. (6)
14. Credit undermined in a straight line. (6)
15. West Australian saint has nothing for Molly. (6)
17. Hear poorly Greek goddess? (4)
18. Spice left out and stirred into grand narrative. (4)
20. Resurrection in authorised version? (4)
21. Cross mamba alarms Canaanite god! (4)
23. Protonotary Apostolic. (2)
25. Victory in Europe! (2)
27. Pillages receptacles. (5)
28. Risen, turned, and cleanse with water. (5)
31. Dialect or mumble through the reading of the worship reader? (6)
35. I hear it is unwell just so. (3)
36. Ancient Near East? (3)
37. Musician go slow: run in tenuation! (3)
38. Agreement in the yeshiva? (3)
40. Perform first note of scale. (2)
41. Like a Roman penny. (2)
43. Detective in the Philippines? (2)
44. Brunei’s billions! (2)

 





Lent on Easter

6 03 2014

The grid for the March puzzle Lent on Easter can be found here: March blank

Clues:

Across

1, and 8 across. Junior Officer has no beginnings as a Gospel writer. (4)

2. Fewer within your sleeping place makes you happy in God! (7)

8. See 1 across.

10. I say, be wild and archaic: expiates from sin. (5)

11. Online right away. Right right right away! (3)

13. Basilica coadjutor cross with chocolate tree. (5)

16. Our Lady invites. (2)

18. The upset are indignant. (3)

19. Here begins a holy utopian Welshman. (3)

21. Back an ad from Italy? (2)

22. The general drift of a male singing voice. (5)

24. Vortex ascending across the southern state. (5)

26. Angels waver in the corners. (6)

28. Red mat folded in sleeping vision. (6)

29. Art left off road. (2)

30. Hay mask turned up on Turkish veil. (7)

32. See. Even Sweden is on line. (2)

33. The ulna, a broken timber? (5)

34. Small – small. (3)

36. One noggin in front. (5)

39. Eaten dialect? (2)

41. Why write off any one article? (2)

42. Abroad, old son! (2)

44. Unexpected ordination to begin with. (2)

45. A crazy canon in a unit for announcing big news! (12)

 

Down

1. Yes: German jaw right away. (2)

3. Send sixth note to Californian city. (2)

4. To be a mixed electronic ship? (5)

5. New York City’s shaken up and keeps time together. (4)

6. Psalms’ mystery pause to unravel leash? (5)

7. Even so, in short, not from W.A. (2)

9. Not right away, but still negative. (2)

12. To vary a consecrated vow? (6)

13. Wheat cross for sincere almsgiving? (6)

14. Nor Tau twisted will come first in race. (6)

15. The gnarled seer at the resurrection. (6)

17. Season in plenty. (4)

18, & 20 across. The whole key mysteriously leading up to Easter? (4,4)

20. See 18 across.

21. Breeding mothers holding water in the paddocks. (4)

23. Non-governmental Chinese family? (2)

25. Golden Dawn politicians Xeroxed all to begin with? (2)

27. Steam Ship Ash? (5)

28. Start with the Directory of Marcion at the Ancient Library of Alexandria. (5)

31. Hire MU to break upper arms! (6)

35. Ape squashing vegetable! (3)

36. Mary’s mother in the annals. (3)

37. The point in the anecdote. (3)

38. Little Norway. (2)

40. Tammin? In Tunisia? (2)

41. Aussie gold! (2)

43. So irreproachable, the Jesuits!

44. Not the United Nations? (2)





SighLent Prairie

4 03 2013

You can find the grid for March’s puzzle SighLent Prairie by clicking here.

Clues:

Across

1. Enacts joyful rites with best cereal mixture (10)

9. Exact length shortened for God Most High (2).

11. Superimposed – or not. (2)

12. 50 on the paten stirred a world. (6)

13. Cats curled up by deeds of early Christians. (4)

14. Oh! Cog might turn for clam-shell. (5)

17. Taken en passant. (2)

19. Made bagpipe noise with twisted red silk. (7)

21. In short, that means the confused deist. (2)

22. Large scale cam or coil. (5)

24. The leavening agents are out of the compromised stayer. (5)

25. Assume that the pope’s purse is turned inside out. (10)

28. Actually Rome, briefly, was a Moabite city. (2)

29. Voter turnout for a hoard of objects. (5)

30. Rage overhauled by aging agent. (4)

32. Libation rite for Bonaventure’s Latin pilgrimage. (4)

33. Echo from tenets resounds under canvas. (5)

35. Heaven open – a little! (2)

37. Exist before everything? (2)

38. Dad shortly in Pittsburgh. (2)

40. Nomadic truce brokered without majority acceptance. (12)

Down

1. Does the cross deacon tempt one to despise? (8)

2. A nurse half the height of the font. (2)

3. The European Community’s lower house. (2)

4. But a lock turned out the lights. (8)

5. A little royal automobile club of the inland. (5)

6. Got in? Preach no conversion brought about by human beings. (13)

7. Stole folded by teaching English to speakers of other languages. (5)

8. And an alien?

10. Behold Hosea and Gomer’s little daughter! (2)

15. Orangey seraph transferred to boiling spring. (6)

16. Rare test of times of prayer apart. (8)

18. Rap around the equivalent. (3)

19. Short and simple random sample. (3)

20. A penny letter indeed. (3)

21. Is a Muslim Jesus. (3)

23. Anglican – to begin with! (2)

26. Taper bent with much foolish speaking. (5)

27. Apparent in poverty. (5)

31. Kopje hurdled by speeding charioteer. (4)

32. Inherit embossed cross detail. (4)

34. Pa’s Jacuzzi. (3)

36. Abbreviated Old Norse. (2)

37. Buddhist era. (2)

38. Archaeological team in place. (2)

39. In Washington area. (2)





Quinqua-guess-ima

3 02 2013

Note: the new 13 x 13 grid for the Messenger crosswords can be found by clicking here (Grid 13×13).

Clues:

Across

1. In place back from little Tambellup! (2)

2. Quick spirits stirred when refraining from food and drink. (7)

8. Conditional in faith. (2)

10. Curious scare in the area. (5)

11. Briefed on uniform of the day. (3)

13. Truce broken to fill with wine or water. (5)

16. Short masters-at-arms? (2)

17. Fiddles for the unmade lad beds. (7)

19. Briefed for unnoticed evangelism. (2)

20. Welder left off for presbyter. (5)

21. Canonised in creased satin. (5)

22. Sponsors entrap dogs run wild. (10)

25. Alternatively French gold. (2)

26.  State defeated by flavour. (5)

27. Hagar in no wild rush to bring her son here. (4)

29. Disturb one a long period of history. (4)

30. The dregs of a short doctor overseas. (5)

32. Zap pea out from little South Africa. (2)

33. The French turned God back. (2)

34. You are in the oldest city. (2)

37. The smashed atom thinness is a wonder. (12)

Down

1. Ma backed down in the early hours. (2)

3. Two articles for the addicted. (2)

4. Scour bush. (5)

5. Fixes to bother souls. (13)

6. I hear false gods start in ever decreasing expert levels. (5)

7. Small Canadian province. (2)

9. A note for soccer’s peak body? (2)

12. Render me a go at the last. (5)

13. Overturn a cart to weigh gold. (5)

14. One who tries the pulpit canopy. (6)

15. Did Judas eat berry? (8)

17. In brief: don’t ever preach in Deptford. (3)

18. Donkey turns out for special forces. (3)

19. The onus fell right away on international organisation. (3)

23.  He flattens everything in ultraseriousness. (5)

24. Never to usurp Nazareth’s sons to begin with. (5)

28. Palestinians are where you put the article where you gaze right away. (4)

31. The total in the consummation. (3)

33. Behold the Spaniard! (2)

35. Concerning anger left out. (2)

36. The thing in Italy. (2)