SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Alun Evans

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October 24, 2019
Cryptic across 7 Camouflaged Crusader chap’s hard-wearing uniforms on Sundays? (6,7) 8 Where Paul landed against the tide, going west, is the Polish heartland (8) 9 Spot the saint (4) 10 Look out, Hutton’s in divine form (6) 11 Virtually defile row that starts somewhere in Liverpool (6) 12 Big deal for one party (3)
October 17, 2019
Cryptic across 7 After dissolute heir apparent’s wild spree, gets kicked out of Iranian section (8) 8 Bob in the old days with a mournful song to bring down the curtain? (4) 9 Runs into boss after Jersey, perhaps he’s a Pompey supporter… (6) 10 …his little county club’s first and foremost creating footy songs (6)
October 10, 2019
Cryptic across 7 New Zealander, troublesome and ludicrously lewd, outed a Galilean (8) 8 Brown horse leaves home after cow at last moves out (4) 9 Dynasty floozy’s acceptable in pre-eminent society (6) 10 Northerner abandons frontiers to find a place in Italy (6) 11 Biblical character, Anna – ominously detained (5) 12 Brown is
October 03, 2019
Cryptic across 5 Arabs hate missile hits (11) 8 Place in Gilead’s a goal for leading actor’s comeback (8) 9 Florida has a few of these from Turkey, sheltering (4) 10 Short letter denying Christ’s leadership Paul wrote here (7) 12 Korah’s boy gets to like teacher (5) 14 Great Australian, for instance, is sharp
September 26, 2019
Cryptic across 6 Kinky hermaphrodites have no deviant harm, admitted 18D’s wicked accuser (10) 8 Without hesitation, as they say, meet at Philistine’s city (4) 9 Copper locations, originally haematite mines, those in the upper Nile (8) 10 Paul got stoned here – a totally strange admission (6) 13 Article in Paris one polished off
September 19, 2019
Cryptic across 7 Dog one from Strasbourg (8) 8 Chap’s going back to the old country (4) 9 How Americans familiarize with the East (6) 10 Justify copper joining ahead of a man of the cloth (6) 11 Parts of a circle to scan randomly – about the first of twenty (7) 13 Paul’s companion
September 12, 2019
Cryptic across 5 Acts that define the proconsul of Achaia? (6) 7 Old imperial port old quack imbibed in booth (6) 9 Numbers giant among obsessive type for which there’s no alternative (4) 10 Poor cub I heal is named for Caleb in some bibles (8) 11 David’s wife’s an enormous pain (7) 13 Love
September 05, 2019
Cryptic across 5 Chap in desert mob checked for Jerusalem court (9) 8 Authorized Version, in Jude, it’s odd in there’s a sense that it’s been seen before (4,2) 9 Get into gear, for instance, to pick some greengages (6) 10 Fire in Batley gutted the Yorkshire town (7) 12 Ray, Mike lives somewhere between
August 29, 2019
Cryptic across 5 Licentious nature of the monasteries in the 16th century? (11) 7 Dairy produce one finds in buffet area (4) 8 Dig in about the defence of WWI (8) 9 He wrote masses about drugs in Ethics (7) 11 Poke around firm in Israel (5) 13 Poles, running around court, faint (5) 14
August 22, 2019
Cryptic across 7 Sanctimonious and dead, this Roman procurator (6) 8 One that crashed into the sea is coming from Iran initially – American transport for invasion (6) 9 Horus’ mum lives alongside extreme Islamists (4) 10 Biblical folk strike against church taxes, there being no hospital (8) 11 Island in the stream of myth;
August 15, 2019
Cryptic across 1 Notice Earth’s in turmoil in Haydn’s piece (3,8) 8 Enthusiastic type, before dull American put off half the continent (7) 9 He predicted in book the key to the end of Nineveh (5) 11Walton’s piece for counter-tenor (4) 12 Paul, for one in record time, is later at loss (8) 14 Lords
August 08, 2019
Cryptic across 7 House within diocese is retro brown (6) 8 Nice fathers sacked in Gorbachev’s plan for Russian transport (6) 9 Joint effort haulage unions take at the outset to identify speeding driver (4) 10 Gemstone’s cut by a mate of Ananias (8) 11 Arrived from Sodom, he visited the royal court (7) 13
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