Crossword 1513

by
29 March 2019

By Margaret Irvine

Across

1 Like the plagues of Egypt written about in Latin epistle (12)

8 Strict Jewish police one recalled chasing bears (7)

9 Evaluate ascent, we’re advised (5,2)

11 Ancient ship with flag crossing river, seen by this person (7)

12 Sadly, I repeatedly snore, becoming louder (7)

13 Spread last of margarine during Lent, possibly (5)

14 Scrambled from vault, last to compete in final (9)

16 Man heading off to install posh fruit machine (9)

19 Westbound refugee purchased clothes necessary for Hindu (5)

21 Gather in athlete’s attire after short sprint (7)

23 Youngster in country always allowed outside (7)

24 Bishop must license these graded texts for schools (7)

25 Person supervising adult confined to bed for Christmas? (7)

26 Another ground with forbidding aspect in Tyneside (12)

 

Down

1 Church fitting made by Catholic favoured in Italian city (7)

2 Most tragic tales of Norse gods upset saint (7)

3 Elected pope is harsh (9)

4 Male journalist to gain victory (5)

5 Oxbridge college endeavour one idiot gets involved in (7)

6 One sceptical about God witnessing crime? (7)

7 Coward’s token gesture ultimately accepted by blameless parent (5,7)

10 Clear about Queen coming? There’s uncertainty (12)

15 Dean calms riotous 13 (9)

17 Road not repaired in violent storm (7)

18 Inflatable gear for air force staff transporting sheep (3,4)

19 Money received where religion’s taught? (7)

20 Saint Catherine’s Spanish home under pressure (7)

22 Cup used by Protestant Assembly (5)

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