Crossword set by Elaine McCulloch Smith

All references are in the Authorised Version






1(8)One of these found a nest for herself, where she may lay her youngPsalm 84

5(6)wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as……..Isa. 40, 31

9(8)Large gregarious waterbirds after which pedestrian crossings named

10(6)S. African term for Cape sparrow, sounds as if covered with damp habitat plant of which sphagnumis a variety

12(6)Describing a direct, straight course from one point to another

13(5)Somebody who makes something unpleasant less serious or severe

16(6)Experience something again in one’s memory

17(5,3)Very fragrant flower of the legume family

20(8)A pasta eating penguin?

21(6)Believe in and follow the practices of

23(5)Amusing adventures or escapades

25(6)A powerhouse of prayer for monks or nuns

28(6)The drink of the gods (Greek & Roman mythology)

29(8)Advise or urge someone earnestly

30(6)Sound made when gull dives into the sea

31(8)Eagerness or enthusiasm




1(4)Small mouthfuls of liquid

2(4)Skilled, proficient

3(9)Village and lake on the west coast of the Assynt peninsula

4(6)Equipped with feathered forelimbs that enable creature to fly

6(5)And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where ………..Acts 1

7(4,6)Meal eaten by Jesus and the disciples on night before crucifixion

8(10)Seabird related to petrels, often flying very low over the surface of the sea


14(10)Expeditions to gather blackberries

15(10)Relating to earthly source of energy


19(5)Shoot at someone from a hiding place

22(6)One under par for a hole

24(5)Goes somewhere in casual, irresponsible or ostentatious way

26(4)Toy flown in wind at end of string

27(4)your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.   After ……..Matt 6