Crossword No. 1548 by Patricia Cerrone

29 November 2019


1 Fearful situation — Dean initially meeting wrath (6)

4 Dutiful son of Ruth, one repentant at heart (8)

10 Places often visited without husband and relatives (5)

11 Defeats king, having got superior in reckless battles (9)

12 End of dream to find alternative boss? This woman keeps everyone in order (6,8)

14 Uncomfortable tie initially needs to be stretched an flattened (4-5)

17 Knock for six in a confusing system (5)

18 Hitchhikers want these conveyances going up and down (5)

20 Movement to the fore — what’s the point of battle? (9)

22 Whopping clanger in 3D (5,4,2,3)

26 People from Asia, unconventional relations (9)

27 Papal head-dress reflecting the best in art (5)

28 Some banquet here — almost heavenly! (8)

29 Vehicle loaded back inside vessel bringing drink (6)



1 Fresh dhal around converted ashram where travellers may rest (10)

2 Musical group denied global distribution? (5)

3 Not entirely leisure, having to manage part of London (4,3)

5 Type of music — live work involving bishop (5)

6 Vatican office dispensing information on air in a roundabout way (7)

7 Fancy English and American work finished by curate — no bad person (9)

8 Donald’s tooth (4)

9 Illegally enter health resort hidden by long hair (8)

13 Bird in field sport (10)

15 Mend top and bottom of remarkable coat — mistake? (9)

16 Irritates leader of Synod? It’s not necessary (8)

19 Bridger of gaps? Something not wanted in the works? (7)

21 Schedule includes old bird getting up early (7)

23 Botswana stories provided by South African master (5)

24 Support Virginia — well done, girl! (5)

25 See me absorbing holy books — slight problem for the viewer? (4)

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