Crossword 1426

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07 July 2017

Across

1 Devotional songs are what’s written after signing charity donations (6)

5 One church sort possibly, great-great-grandfather for one (8)

9 A place of worship that could make Abel recant (10)

10 Sadly undone, not getting on, totally exposed (4)

11 Exaggerated account of action of girl I fancy (13)

12 Hostel in an odd place, the top of a mountain (8)

15 Isaiah has property in Cyprus for example (6)

16 Church festival’s last day in an Autumn month with hail (6)

18 Evil rites strangely ominous (8)

20 Incredibly a spot of gruel initially meets the price of Esau’s birthright (4,2,7)

23 A greeting has no love in this terrible place (4)

24 A destroyer of images caught in different locations (10)

25 Banged foot on ground with energy in wild run (8)

26 Christmas without a source of water (6)

 

Down

2 Some unceremonious language? (5)

3 ‘He maketh me to _____ in green pastures’ (Psalm 23:2, AV) (3,4)

4 Some very bad on major road where Moses took instructions (5)

5 A Roman Catholic place that’s buzzing, where records are kept (7)

6 Male in act of making something or act of destruction? (9)

7 Put group of students up — that may cast a shadow (7)

8 Trainee minister cut short church sacrament (9)

13 Owner of a benefice lying down (9)

14 Monk once confused, with zero pungency (9)

17 Man of the Bible, a bishop, meets dancing girl briefly (7)

18 Suspect has drink with model (7)

19 Superficial saint to venerate (7)

21 Old letter from thunderous character —hint of nastiness (5)

22 After repose learner gets support (5)

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