Crossword 1456

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09 February 2018

by Margaret Irvine

Across

8 Diabolical food from chef, with wrong stuffing (8)

9 See 4D

10 What some call love, somewhat contrarily for Ezekiel (4)

11 Hold-up after college beginning to try one sort of believer (10)

12 9 turning back on pig finds another 9 (6)

14 Sharpest blade turned, piercing two holy people (8)

15 Alms from church — uncommon occurrence without capital (7)

17 Judge evacuated prosperous old city (7)

20 Religious symbol direct from site of Taj Mahal received by Her Majesty (8)

22 Chap rejected technique that could aid meditation (6)

23 Roman Catholic (being insulted?) abandoned the beautiful game (4-6)

24 Island town’s spoken of in Jersey and Guernsey maybe (4)

25 Tackle singular beasts (separated from 9?) (5)

26 Female left having been grabbed by heartless criminal in combat (8)

 

Down

1 One of Jewry’s monsters, the two guarding European border (8)

2 Image of deity elevating foot in bath (4)

3 Liberal setter’s favourite seaside sticker? (6)

4,9A anderer sought these hotels, revamped, with parking (3,4,5)

5 Weariest after running around, so to speak (2,2,4)

6 Met roped in — criminal making atonement (10)

7 Emotional outbursts from fathers intercepting text message (6)

13 Prodigious Gloria disheartened aunt and gran, sadly (10)

16 Reptile making gentle progress up French river (8)

18 Remote Scots town supporting lots of 24A and 9 (8)

19 Nauseating draughts upset second couple in church (7)

21 In the end, these combine to come to the surface (6)

22 9 converted in Rome (6)

24 Youngster on farm unfazed after sex change (4)

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