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Crossword No. 1584

by
14 August 2020

by Paul Henderson

Across

1 Superfluous wording making one psalm intricate (8)

6 I will leave French city with working minister (6)

9 Sculpture: another length of rocks? (5,2,3,5)

10 Symbol of saint is some apocryphal observation (4)

11 Offend half of them with beer (8)

13 Do crime with a crooked Old Testament character (8)

14 Mark of approval given to the French? It’ll raise a laugh (6)

16 Church mentioned in Revelation — my sailors have occupied it (6)

18 Grotesque feature of church, glory destroyed with age (8)

20 Terrible pride that is associated with superior facility for prayer (4-4)

22 Hymn possibly used in services on Guam (4)

24 Autobiography of poet called to the church? (8,2,5)

25 Chalice, perhaps, overturned in luckless event (6)

26 Ocean travel? Island is recalled before night at sea (8)

 

Down

2 Half of London agog, agitated in the past (4,3)

3 Religious group to get under way with commandment (4,5)

4 Prophet one Sunday in month? On the contrary (4)

5 Excitedly reading out hymns for traditional family celebration  (9,6)

6 Berry types sorted out in church room (10)

7 Sit in inadequate cell maybe on stone (5)

8 Prepared grain — love a duck! — male is tucking in (7)

12 Nothing is turning up in waterway after company reverses position? That’s irregular (10)

15 Arguments, new, penned by saint supporting church — one gets overview here? (5-4)

17 Quite losing it, running into horse in tent (7)

19 Number involved in all-in wrestling — fatty stuff on view (7)

21 TV awards this writer’s housed in German town (5)

23 60% of church gathering beginning to concur in agreement (4)

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