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Crossword No. 1549

06 December 2019


1 Crook in group offering personal care? (8,5)

8 Beginning to fancy our set of gospels? (4)

9 Church broadcast stories about Minster’s latest singers (10)

10 Hillary Clinton, say, returned to appear, blocking expression of annoyance (8)

11 Gospel promoted as source of profit? (4-2)

12 House needed by these ministers (4)

13 Legendary bird without tail I can fancy  coming from Biblical land (10)

15 Various secretaries lacking desire ultimately to become keen professionals (10)

17 American to escape with a Buddhist monk (4)

19 Frost melting around zero? More or less (4,2)

21 Least pleasant saint, sadly, is French (8)

23 Variety of nice meals including King’s Easter treat (6,4)

24 Flag of European country cut down (4)

25 Minister, initially engaged in playing golf soon — soon recalls Biblical text (4,2,7)



1 Trainee in favour of support when embracing golf? (7)

2 Talk in church? One miser’s converted (9)

3 Very large vehicle gets award (5)

4 Long time with four or five Eucharists and maybe more? (1,5,2,7)

5 Quiet fellows in working pits providing cargoes (9)

6 A sort of novice sailor in part of the church (5)

7 Sort of recipe for Disney film, mostly (7)

13 Left silly fool clutching one collection of work (9)

14 Man’s civil after trashing religious movement (9)

16 A long time suppressing love in rising states of suffering (7)

18 Overlook one on religious assignment (7)

20 Wooden projection nine performers set up (5)

22 Organ part succeeded abundantly (5)

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