Crossword 1528

12 July 2019

By Patrica Cerrone


1 ,10 Hymn likely to win first prize? (9,3,4)

6 Muslim leader in civvies (5)

9 Nabal’s wife gets a long drink, we hear (7)

10 See 1A

11 See volunteers lounge about in Red Sea resort (5)

12 Cleric with supervisory role ­— and a ruler possibly (5,4)

13 Foolish ogress starts to look mighty ridiculous (8)

14 Bird reportedly vital to quarter of wildlife (4)

17 Non-professional spies left, retreating (4)

18 Humorous trick enjoyed? Not entirely ­— one’s distressed (8)

21 Overseer giving falsehood to unhappy lodger (5,4)

22 Articles in Times misconstrued (5)

24 Contestant at empty hotel before summer in France (7)

25 Mollusc and coot upset group of swimmers (7)

26 Part of gospel that is provided by series of characters (5)

27 Sailors and soldiers with aptitude, able to soak things up (9)



1 Burn causing facial discolouration? (5)

2 Joyful declaration of one worshipping the whole week, not just on Sundays (1,4,6,4)

3 Liar they trounced with zeal (8)

4 Legs are awkwardly stuck initially in marine plant (8)

5 Each in turn will get vessel providing succour (3-3)

6 Interfere, making announcement of award (6)

7 See Archbishop unexpectedly defer meeting Richard coming to place of worship (9,6)

8 Definite plan to be under shelter at home, keeping nothing (9)

13 Early Christians, maidens sheltering one all skin and bones (9)

15 Eager to find workroom — that’s our lot (8)

16 Shady member of the family keeping in (8)

19 Change for the better and tear around gym (6)

20 No Archdeacon will want a nine-day worship session (6)

23 Former president has pathetic ’eadgear (5)

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