Crossword 1478

by
13 July 2018

by Don Manley

Across

1 Something worth having when fixed (5)

4 Old country chum, a German entertaining saint (9)

9 A former country home with gold where the Hittites lived (4,5)

10 Representative takes time introducing collection of books (5)

11 I learn about extreme right-wingers infiltrating — diabolical! (8)

12 As a poet, I’m not bad penning line (6)

14 Cute prose angel conjured up in words of hymn about Jesus (9,5)

15 None will be associated with others in times of prayer (9,5)

21 Give fresh image to minister, a person sitting in the Commons (6)

22 Female prophet in house with saints giving shouts of praise (8)

24 Man with others heard in church features (5)

25 Greek character courteous, not half, with a word of gratitude for bit of food (9)

26 Death’s carved out on one (9)

27 Country person lays down burden by lake (5)

Down

1 Girl meets soldier with love going slowly (6)

2 Too much booze is wicked, drunk finally admitted (7)

3 Monkey at home south of river (7)

4 Five books or ten — put each out (10)

5 Parrot demonstrating beauty with head hidden (4)

6 Celebrate, going about to demolish pew arrangement? (7)

7 Underground worker losing head with temporary disturbance shows disinclination to move (7)

8 Agreement to merge similar hospital departments — first indication of economy (7)

13 Bird, one getting pinned on old spike — that may be a killer (10)

15 SW language something hard? Is hard! (7)

16 Short book star’s written about ’orrible experience (7)

17 English chaps upset over girl who brings misery? (7)

18 Soldiers joining a politician in a place for prayer (7)

19 Rob managed to get white wine (7)

20 Tragic king’s one overthrown in ancient kingdom (6)

23 Acoustic quality evident in the choir (4)

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