Crossword 1501

04 January 2019

by Margaret Irvine


7 Like residence offered by royalty? King is to be praised for this (5-3-6)

9 Space probe’s first run cancelled, incidentally (6)

10 Why do undertakers go bust? They’re unimportant (8)

11 Worry pedant, making odd deletions (3)

12 Sing, and get a kick when husband leaves (5)

13 Establish new church at end of short course (8)

15 Mixed choir appreciates rector leaving for York maybe (15)

18 Two pages got up first, for a bit of peace, perhaps (4,4)

20 Muslim keeping five or seven days of mourning for Jew (5)

21 Woman never stripped? Yes and no! (3)

22 Pilot welcoming priest aboard with increased fortitude (8)

24 Confuse theologian, placing cross outside (6)

26 Surprised, as fugitive on plane may be? (6,2,3,3)



1 Food content of cheeseburger rising (4)

2 Knighted author is hard — it’s his language? (8)

3 Butt, or longer part of arm (6)

4 Father included, 80% of staff like holy day of rest (8)

5 Female currently working expected freshly-cooked meal (6)

6 Release without charge (4)

8 Fire? None stand suffering here (6,7)

12 Part of body gone over by doctor sometimes (5)

14 Leaders of Church Army without extravagant vestment (5)

16 Agreement secured by boat crew, in a sense (8)

17 Desk of the faithful Euripides endlessly untidy (4-4)

19 It’s hell in U-boat maybe before coming up (6)

20 Middle-Easterner in Home Counties has gift from widow (6)

23 Instant credit (4)

25 Spoils Abraham’s relative with extra love (4)

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