Crossword 1508

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22 February 2019

By Patricia Cerrone

Across

1 Ordered to have something done about less-than-adequate crew (7)

5 Go out of organ loft — surprisingly  find church item (7)

9 Ramallah partly turned into ruin (3)

10 Hymn for a dignified retirement (11)

11 Uninteresting tune played at beginnings of readings and lessons (7)

12 Cleric is right off nasty cold types! (7)

13 Last character to make appearance in home game (5)

14 Early Church music unattractive, so no good? (9)

17 Using quiet tones, leaders of seminar open theological talks on values of Christian ethics (5,4)

19 Live with half a thousand quite happily! (5)

20 Strongly disapprove of French president with dubious role (7)

22 Publicity given to one in sect is the cause of the problem (7)

23 Remark about fellow and daughter that carries divine authority (11)

24 Jacob’s wife abandons husband in the open country (3)

25 Double-dealer’s characteristic — wanting gold (7)

26 River that’s blue ­— a setting primarily for foreign inns (7)

 

Down

1 Angels in parts of the British Empire once (9)

2 Large body in Rome curtailed fast (9)

3 Get terribly irate about old city in ancient kingdom (7)

4 Transfer from place directly to the north (5)

5 Caught in a misdemeanour, trapped by destiny and intrigue (9)

6 Nothing to confine view (7)

7 Relating to key characters in Brighton always (5)

8 Pauses and gently soothes (5)

14 Sustenance offered by priest with cooker getting cardinal upset (9)

15 Six or so deliveries ordered must be cancelled (9)

16 People of Asia Minor having festival with drunk saint (9)

18 Scented substance gets insect hanging under cracked rood (7)

19 In the course of days the Italian gets fatter (7)

20 Vessel containing a coin (5)

21 The old man will grab a politician, that’s plain (5)

22 The fellow wearing a peace of headgear reasonably priced (5)

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