Crossword No. 1538

by
20 September 2019

By Don Manley

Across

1 Local vicar maybe from foreign capital, unorthodox hipster (6,6)

10 One in troublesome role in Oxford college (5)

11 Liar’s act, I fancy, could be somehow scornful (9)

12 Son isn’t commonly small boy very virtuous (7)

13 The fellow getting left — courageous man or troublemaker? (7)

14 Ruler with new measures not suiting the upper classes (7)

17 Holy mother at that place leads Salvationists (7)

19 Ignore form of belief in Norfolk town (7)

21 Writer coming to a new church for sacrament (7)

22 English bishop entering Polish drinking parlour (7)

23 Holy collection remarkably varied with good content (3-4)

26 Manipulate the old woman to take part in lengthy process (9)

27 Work of art maiden displayed by Russian river (5)

28 A lot despair somehow with end of bliss sealed — in this account? (12)

 

Down

2 Distribute complete collection of 39 books? (5)

3 Favourite teams showing guts? (7)

4 Under lid fraudster has concealed a weapon (7)

5 Member of clergy and lad are about to enter race (5,4)

6 New idea uncle gets about traditional geometry (9)

7 Grasping type some left alone (5)

8 Lots attending university looking embarrassed, having nothing on top! (8)

9 Small member of the clergy getting half cut (4)

15 Bearer of news in muddle meeting English member of royalty (9)

16 Crazy apes drink oily substance (9)

18 Willing to comply with final word — and clever with it (8)

20 Snore is terrible in older folk (7)

21 Quiet old city with small room for composer (7)

22 Final message to good person in series of drawings? (5)

24 Contests engaging yours truly in chatter (5)

25 Time when unknown character is introduced in book (4)

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