Crossword No. 1543

25 October 2019

by Margaret Irvine


1 Oppose one leaving to turn to God (4)

3 Prominence of man, a cause of early downfall (5,5)

9 Children bad, having eaten last bit of bitter herb (7)

11 Won’t accept son having to enter repeat exams (7)

12 Junior Jewish traditionalist to contribute money (9)

13 Pope’s headgear tipped off (5)

14 Presumed quality of archdeacon never affected by talent (12)

18 Civil servant, one celebrating mass perhaps (6-6)

21 Apostle ashamed to admit such restraint (5)

22 Sensitivities shown by theatrical gods, with grand repositioning (9)

24 Trajan’s successor hard on pope (7)

25 King, say, snared by bloodthirsty pope (7)

26 Term canon’s wrongly used for sacred vessel (10)

27 Flag spoken of for Phoenician town (4)



1 Resolute revolutionary church is in sudden decline (8)

2 Insect repellent Rebecca’s brother initially lost during escape (8)

4 Capital husband invested in shop (5)

5 City of French realm lies in ruins (9)

6 Hearing a seaman, uncouth army cadet may tackle it (7,6)

7 Ignore times after contestant’s expression of ignorance (4,2)

8 Ascetic cardinals, six in number (6)

10 Organised archivist for century’s first pope (5,2,6)

15 Figure representing UK in bar ain’t changing! (9)

16 Lady heading off round screen for counselling (8)

17 Portico showing expert design (8)

19 The writer’s supporting elevated spot to reveal name of God (6)

20 Standard academic excuse (6)

23 Soldier taken in by mounted officer’s reasoning (5)

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