Crossword 1459

02 March 2018

by Stephen Court


1 Dance at youth hostel with old love, creating fuss (8)

9 Infantry get liquid measure for washing facility (8)

10 Damage created by rascal with song (6)

11 Backing with drum is high point (5,5)

  12, 5D esus as one associated with tribe’s pride? (4,2,5)

13 Customs business curtailed — then it is carrying on (10)

16 Getting even after end of war, e.g. returning retribution (7)

17 Hold me back, supporter joining church (7)

20 Control something owned (10)

22 Horrible-sounding medicine container (4)

23 Roguish Ben disturbed those living nearby (10)

25 Polar covering transforming one cold cape (3,3)

26 Bad apple — red, round, vile, rotten (8)

27 Action of viewer showing despondency about first thing on television (8)



2 Descendant of Lot, an old fossil (10)

3 Lack of fat covering side of derrière, producing torpor (10)

4 Sanctuaries of historical value housing maiden and saint (10)

5 See 12A

6 Vigorously attack one of the wicked? (4)

7 Tailless monkey eating bit of mouldy grass (6)

8 Strict observer of law heaps ire indiscriminately (8)

14 Somehow, minus gin, I’m protecting against infection (10)

15 One bishop and temptress torn apart, showing no respect (10)

16 Had change of heart about holy books in profound upset (8)

18 Clergy member having tea without frills (8)

19 Sound of those lapping drinks (7)

21 Disposition of saint, holy, slowing down (6)

24 Acts maybe as reserve (4)

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