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Crossword No. 1575

by
12 June 2020

by Geoff Millin

Across

6 A number of characters moving a table outside public house (8)

8 Stature of the fellow with power but no leader (6)

9 Street with a location for sport, concert, etc. (6)

10 A religious extremist I criticise severely is tense (8)

11 I consume dinner initially cooked for a Pharisee (9)

12 Knock back drink, including beer for a start, in these? (4)

13 A descendant of Muhammad, female, is a chief county officer (7)

15 Heavenly bodies, planets primarily, where we are surrounded by suns (7)

16 Times available from village shop (4)

17 Former monk’s home, a medical department, is extremely good (9)

20 A Jewish festival to ignore? (8)

22 Clamour including theologian and learner in confused gathering (6)

23 Father and mother’s last boy is a vicar maybe (6)

24 Happy church, always packed (almost) (8)

 

Down

1 Cardinal with a diocese mostly calm (6)

2 Beast could become richer soon (10)

3 Uniforms originally stored in a neat church anteroom (6)

4 Tree on top of mound is not easily shaken (4)

5 Charles has unusual blue vestment (8)

7 Hand over a beef stew, divine food! (5,2,6)

8 A tomb strangely chilly, with one missing ­— He rose up (4,9)

12 A minister has to genuflect in prayer fervently (10)

14 Rider beginning to rush off with exclamation to bring part of 19D recited at 20A (8)

18 Precision a Catholic’s lacking in ministerial office (6)

19 Lad must appear naughty ignoring second set of Jewish laws (6)

21 It’s quiet after appearance of Salvation Army band (4)

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