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Crossword No. 1588

by
11 September 2020

Revd Robert D. Carter

Across

1 Church proposes alternatives to pews (6)

4 One funny old object of worship (4)

8 Former archbishop regularly active after continuous spell (6)

9 Report of much more honourable pilgrim? (8)

10 Cloth torn asunder in fanatical iconoclasm (6)

11 Badly tailored person devoted to 4A (8)

12 Rock arrangement for violin given energy (7)

13 Being too ill, finishes off work (4)

15 Fool about to meet fate (4)

16 Restoration of the fellow not well, first one to come out (7)

18 Peter so v. troubled — he regretted decision to _____ the mark (8)

20 Excellent advice to 25 briefly given (6)

22 Bragging of lad, not unknown to have terrible faults (8)

23 Foreign city with poems written by Salvationists (6)

24 Staunch saint has me brought back (4)

25 Minister tries parking — ends reversing (6)

 

Down

1 Herod’s steward is said to be a discerner (5)

2 This vicar could become a record-holder (9)

3 New Team Rector initially heroic making persuasive speech (8)

5 Eton cricketer maybe with boring hairstyle (3,3)

6 Monk said to be a beast of burden in South America? (5)

7 Worshipping group always inside (8)

9 Colourless place of worship — it was noted for its bells (11)

12 Lack of awareness of old boy, not totally active, one getting on (8)

13 End of story still being heard (9)

14 A lot rush around in period preceding the Judgement? (4,4)

17 Hold back holy person leading extraordinary life (6)

19 King uses subtle tactics (5)

21 Cricket side prepared for start of battle? (5)

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