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Crossword 1542

18 October 2019

by Paul Henderson


1 Unwanted correspondence starts to spoil pastoral activity mostly (4)

4 Tweet hint for anagram? That’s so last century! (9)

10 Deliver a sermon in rough old fort? Hardly (4,5)

11 Time to feel bad about first couple leading prayer (5)

12 Sailor returned to island of pilgrimage, then left — that’s reasonable (8)

13 Minister to enquire about version of the Bible (5)

15 What may go in the collection plate when in church (4)

16 Priest playing on the harp will enthral one (10)

18 I will lead fellows in skilled trial (10)

20 Latin American dance? Not bad for a priest (4)

23 Study probing island’s religious pictures (5)

24 Big fellow holding line behind six keeping watch (8)

26 Fountain forming part of urgent review (5)

27 I note military commander got in somehow without being identified (9)

28 Run exercise centre kept by honest church minister (9)

29 Optimistic, being long-winded, not quiet (4)



2 Procurator’s exercise regime (7)

3 I don’t believe it is where I have toenails (2,4)

4 Solid ground? Rare farm has to work with it (5,5)

5 Sound heard again in City house (4)

6 Part of church study not taking one month (8)

7 Movement of true atmosphere redirected in Wedgwood’s factory (7)

8 Unduly self-righteous? I halt the honour that’s been arranged (6-4-4)

9 Church acts, involved with criteria within expectations? (14)

14 Monk’s old coin I check (10)

17 Subduing entry of choir in a hurry (8)

19 Someone being mentored is rubbish, say, in exercises (7)

21 Liar repeated article and is penning another one (7)

22 Wrong to take on German person for the choir (6)

25 Part of Durham life turning up in movie (4)

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