Crossword set by Elaine McCulloch Smith

All references are in the Authorised Version

The solution can be found here: Easter Crossword


1    (3,2,3)       those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the……….         Matthew 27

5          (6)       Suffer ye thus far.  And he touched his ear, and ……….                                     Luke 22,51

9          (8)       Woman traditionally believed to have wiped the face of Jesus as he carried the Cross

10        (6)       wagging their heads.  And saying, thou that destroyest the ………                       Matt. 27,39,40

12        (6)       A North Atlantic flat fish, probably not one caught by Peter

13        (5)       More than one time span of 12 months each

16        (6)       Weeding with a long handled garden tool

17        (8)       A SE Asian country between Thailand and Vietnam

20        (8)       Further improves the quality or value or extent of something

21        (6)       neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels…….    Ps. 91

23        (5)       thou knowest that I love thee.  Jesus saith unto him, Feed my …………..                   John 21

25        (6)       The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,………                John 1

28        (6)       Plant of the genus which includes the wood sorrel with sharp tasting leaves

29        (8)       When Jesus therefore  had received the vinegar, he said, It is …………         John 19,30

30        (6)       Number of disciples left after death of Judas

31        (8)       An aromatic North American herb of the mint family



1          (4)       Rescue

2          (4)       Another name for costly perfumed ointment with which Mary anointed Jesus’ feet

3          (4,5)    Cloth that Joseph of Arimathaea wrapped the body of Jesus in

4          (6)       A showy flowering plant

6          (5)       A poem which is a lament for the dead

7          (10)     People who live in the far north of Scandinavia

8          (10)     Firmly established at a profound level

11        (5)       Started

14        (10)     Number of furlongs between Jerusalem and Emmaus

15        (10)     The garden across the brook Cedron where Jesus was betrayed

18        (9)       and many women were there, ………                                  Matthew 27,55

19        (5)       Plants with leaves, seeds or flowers used for flavouring food

22        (6)       Number of times that Peter denied Jesus

24        (5)       It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the ……..       Matthew 27

26        (4)       for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and said unto ……….    John 20

27        (4)       Prepare written material for publication by correction