Crossword 1442

by
27 October 2017

By Philip Marlow

Across

1 Something random left in area around altar? (7)

5 Prescribed supports for lounge items (7)

9, 10, 15D, 23 Anglican hymn — why it’s on shows under sure cover broadcast (4,1,6,3,8,5)

11 Profligate northern French city (5)

12 Saw a description of plain cake? (7)

14 Lay official in charge in French department lacking specificity? (5-7)

17 Set of books seen briefly in photos (3,9)

22 Characters embraced by padre, a merciful one like Joseph? (7)

23 See 9

25 Unity secured by the sound of it (3)

26 National figure dismantling segregation (5,6)

27 Drunk present — whether you like it or not! (2,5)

28 Frenchman with pretence is departing to go back? (7)

 

Down

1 Playwright, one usually seen in retreat? (6)

2 Archdeacon stays in a posh English street (6)

3 An itch, I fancy, for Italian tipple (7)

4 Archbishop ­— a titled figure as you might say? (4)

5 What country conservationist might support as an economic policy? (6,4)

6 Test risk in clothing store assistant’s suggestion? (3,2,2)

7 Is recent wrong tempting figures?(8)

8 Drink with cover taken up in sanctuary’s confines in a consistent way (8)

13 Period of feast dieter hates with no end of nosh possibly (10)

16 The woman’s in a depression as a follower (8)

15 See 9

18 Service held in eastern Nebraska brings all together (2,5)

19 Drunken Canaanite wasting a bit of time in old city (7)

20 Vile person moved to rage (6)

21 Ascetic German city close to France (6)

24 As part of cast, a remarkable leading light? (4)

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