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Articles > 2014 > 31 January > Features > Crossword >

Crossword 1250

by Paul Henderson

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Across
9 Tense ahead of currency difficulty (7)
10 Reprimand organisation of pub attack (7)
11 Reduced set of bells - one's put in whistle? (3)
12 Long-standing church member's activespring ? (3,8)
13 Retinue's target incomplete, visits to several places taking undue time? (9)
15 Fold helping to crumple attire (5)
16 Religious allegory deceived him not in translation, ending in calamity (3,6,6)
18 Scottish town's spirit cited by article inSpanish (5)
20 Features of shoes exhibited by drunkencads (4,5)
22 Harbours Queen and Prince separately in rebellious countries (6,5)
25 Obsessive person in teaching union (3)
26 Sportsman allowed to be featured in twoarticles (7)
27 One makes arrangement for care to Queen (7)

Down
1 First of papers held by rusty metal fastener (6)
2 Operetta instrument losing volume, then repaired (8)
3 A Bible's initial remedy for forgiveness (10)
4 Flock in this place mostly needing a bit of direction (4)
5 Subject of tactful comment possibly provided by guest with grace (7,3)
6 Nothing had effect in funeral ceremonies (4)
7 Puzzle book goes for first spot in lottery (6)
8 I work on attempt to suppress the French worship (8)
14 A blow, hard - zero help arranged - treacherous advisor (10)
15 Makes visionary statements to support unorthodox views without hesitation (10)
16 The unconventional actor portraying religious leader (8)
17 A long time? Working entire time, ending in lethargy (8)
19 Three successive letters from Indian political figure (6)
21 Deity - opportunity to follow it (6)
23 Declined to dismiss match official with much experience? (4)
24 Wealthy one coming between Rector andchurch (4)

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