Crossword No. 1546 by Don Manley

15 November 2019

No. 1546 by Don Manley


1 Village bread distributed around island (4)

3 Character in Alabama becomes Catholic dignitary (8)

8,10  Liverpool agape — what comes out is hymn’s message (2,4,1,6,2,8)

11 Remarkably, Scottish firm is led by a Parisian (4)

12 Minister appearing in directory (6)

13 Country’s failures (7)

15 Christian organisation, very old, gets brutally attacked (7)

18 Poet’s birds conveying a message (6)

20 Work dishing out soup (4)

22 Male enters the first race as prelude to candidature (10)

23 Bury meetings, reportedly for prayers (13)

24 Landed in Scottish location, displaying virtue (8)

25 Agent’s confession in game? (1,3)



1 We scorn ’em? Wrong — we should welcome them in church! (9)

2 Come into home to meet the woman that’s with it (7)

4 Firm presents number one man with a set of books (7)

5 Pessimistic folk command others to change (4-9)

6 Planet has enclosure set up with air (7)

7 To some extent ill, I lack colour (5)

9 Angelic ravers trained to be bishops’ assistants (6,7)

14 New rule is so silly ultimately — I mean that! (9)

16 After five, I perch with soldiers as guest (7)

17 Least intelligent maiden repeatedly taken in by silly diets (7)

19 Poet’s PPC proposals? (7)

21 It’s proper to install a king (5)

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