Crossword 1420

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26 May 2017

By Robert D. Carter

Across

4 I’d scorn a convert, being cynical (8)

8 Choirs sing them, and put in words in French (6)

9 Revealing garments annoy religious body (8)

10 Girl admits irregular gains for heathen practices (8)

11 Good news of physical exercise — awful slog outside (6)

12 Natural way of thinking, this month, in Church Times (8)

13 ‘The fool in his heart, there is no God’ (Psalm 14.1, AV) (4,4)

16 Unfortunately alone, rural dean has nothing for this man (8)

19 Volunteers entertained by old member of tribe float on air (8)

21 A quiet look by doctor indicates self-assurance (6)

23 Funny dogs’ tails? They’re seen as a blessing (8)

24 Early bishop of Rome, a man of note (8)

25 Began work, meeting dreadful need (6)

26 Dee’s bath is running — there’s healing water here (8)

 

Down

1 Short stocking on girl, gets word of praise (7)

2 Literary organisation of various anti-credo characters (9)

3 Set apart, idiot must have drunk gin (6)

4 Doctrinal work slams a glum atheism — coo! (5,10)

5 One deserting the flock could be troubled teenager (8)

6 Love unchanging place of refreshment (5)

7 Is one old king turning Jewish? (7)

14 Jewish ruler makes earnest plea to the leaders of newly established synagogue (9)

15 Poor completely loveless English bishop finishes getting sums of money from cathedral (8)

17 Firmly reject one-time heart-throb (7)

18 Read assiduously duties set out by day (7)

20 Recordings of unusual devotions oddly not to be missed (6)

22 Sort of appeal of darkroom photography (5)

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