Crossword No. 1553

by
10 January 2020

by the Revd Michael Callaghan

Across

1 Old maiden getting horse taken around valley (5)

4 Examines bedcovers leading lady abandoned (5)

7 Laundry’s finishing as this (3)

9 Gas when artist and academic meet (5)

10 See foreign article on recent project (9)

11 Stop Cockneys putting off religious festivals outside (3)

12 Current movements of snakes (5)

13 Archbishop stinks? Not half! (3)

14 Biblical event of old possibly (5)

15 Tells of scores embracing God in the OT (7)

17 Mock rival on the radio (4)

20 Flaming demonic returns (4)

22 Yours truly welcomes Latin pioneer (7)

25 Reformed Episcopal decree promises answer (5)

26 Language of international party (3)

27 Father’s well-informed about maiden who is dowdy female (5)

28 What was needed by five foolish virgins? Some toiletries (3)

29 Handed out brief message suggesting gangster has been found (9)

30 The best priest starts to transform evensong (5)

31 Bishop abandons Prince in dance (3)

32 Novel record made by members of the flock (5)

33 Hungry in extremis? One’s eaten something sweet (5)

 

Down

1 Vehicle owner upset and worried (8)

2 They could be first and second service books (8)

3 Individuals following bishop and doctor (5)

4 Joints containing 500 connectors (7)

5 Number entering repelled or cut short (4-3)

6 Carambola — greengrocers’s leading product? (4,5)

7 On reflection being carried is excessive (2,4)

8 Gives way to bears (6)

16 Altarpieces damaged in this crypt (9)

18 Spectre of a large number heading off to tour America (8)

19 Support call to include special spiritual gift (8)

21 Letter of Peter is translated after changing hands (7)

22 Rose is jilted (5,2)

23 Life of soldiers in Aquae Sulis (6)

24 Very small marble in gulch (6)

27 Meat provided by Raffles Hotel (5)

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