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Crossword No. 1078 by Philip Marlow

by
21 September 2010

Across

1 Book briefly encapsulated in heart of text? (6)

4 Dog, one backing Richard? (6)

7 Cleric extravagantly praised is leaving (5)

9 Feature of communion I curb? I’m troubled about origin of outcry (8)

10 Harsh routine kept in much of Asian island (6)

11 Hard warrior initially in course of action making a loud strike (6)

13 Two sides on pitch together occasionally (2-3-3)

15 March by people against leader of messianic set of beliefs? (13)

18 Service giving school direction (8)

20 Vessels from afar — Madagascar? (6)

23 Attractive man retracted mistake after fuss (6)

24 Outside broadcast followed by clerical assistant, one watching proceedings? (8)

25 Doctor entertaining a thousand in front of a capital in Africa (5)

26 Petty line amid rubbish curtailed (6)

27 King followed by a number with regiment in state (6)

Down

1 Bring to light priest with short name (6)

2 Old flier providing information about stunning victory (6)

3 Priest in decline allowed for the most part to perform at baptism? (8)

4 Country is bare after revolution (6)

5 A piece of encomium I’d sung in an arrangement? (5,3)

6 Principally, worshippers you call Lollards imbibed faith — from him? (6)

8 Key shrine of hero mocked possibly around back of monument (4,2,3,4)

12 Joint on river, Augustine’s home? (5)

14 Notable craze around Middle East (5)

16 Pope not troubled about new rival? (8)

17 A refuge couples resorted to in downpour? (5,3)

18 Place renovated around hotel is site of worship (6)

19 Popular old actor James, say, beginning to emerge from a secret source? (6)

21 Smith, perhaps, is jolly in crescent? (6)

22 Irish bishop in Australia getting a form of transport (6)

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