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Crossword No. 1569

01 May 2020

by Brian Jefferson


1 Huge, very old and shiny (10)

6 The first man edges away from Frenchwoman (4)

10 The First Lady, flanked by Republicans, joins Pence, not President, for worship (9)

11 Penny comes to the fore in a month after university, causing dismay (5)

12 Famous singer — crazy about her sounds (7)

14 Obscure film extracts in Early English (7)

15 Prison condition (4)

17 Seen mixing with Vlad, could end up in bondage (8)

20 Annoy one bishop, one approaching art gallery (8)

21 Maggot food (4)

24 Green and red meal mixed up (7)

25 Balls maybe, following samba’s opening beat, marked down (7)

27 Could be copper encountered gangster (5)

28 Madly ruins a new church hedge (9)

30 Jog not good ­— likely to feel the cold? (4)

31 See 22 D



1 Rev. falling out with men — it could suggest a transfer! (8)

2 Dwelt as Satan after overthrow (5)

3 One of the flock in Rome going astray (6)

4 Whichever way you look at her, she’s a religious lady (3)

5 Head after tennis star Monica in the States? Sheer futility (11)

7 Initially dessert is a soft fruit to melt away (9)

8 Substance that could be less glossy? (6)

9 Like some reaction from Greek character that’s unambiguous (7)

13 Maybe Ptolemy upset Lerna naiad (cross inside) (11)

16 Wow! Revolutionary embraces shock treatment to be cured (9)

18 It’s a wonder when vehicle parked in Pentecostal Church reverses (7)

19 Submissive as Ruth’s son — that is, not heartless (8)

22,31A Words from Jesus — or Wesley on horseback? (6,2,3,5)

23 Bone in bag that’s odd (6)

26 Religious type in Capuchin duties (5)

29 Note what a broadcaster does in broadcast (3)

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