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Crossword No. 1571

15 May 2020

by Margaret Irvine


7 Former priest sanctioned your setter’s profanity (9)

8 Man who walked with God gave no Christmas presents (5)

10 Cleric’s first mad desire (7)

11 Return of parishioners guarding dog is essential (7)

12,19D Boy on water beyond headland when any fish may be caught (4,6)

13 Standard outcome of mum’s mishap on stepping stones? (10)

14 Give permission to call (7)

16 Finds fault with selection before start, oddly (5,2)

18 More than one offensive slogan thus rewritten (10)

21 Krishna originally the self-proclaimed ‘greatest’ Hindu deity? (4)

22 Straight-faced head of chapter pens bill, adding penny (7)

23 Left religious painting unfinished in entrance (7)

25 Goes off touring old foundations (5)

26 Precursor to 9D? Holiday with good bit invested (4,5)


1 Plain mother, say, behind rise of her spouse? (8)

2 Trousers shortened for patriarch’s third son (4)

3 The archbishop, God’s gift to us? (3,5)

4 Mariner’s light breakfast food packed with energy (6)

5 I admitted to rough justice of Catholic society (8)

6 Dedicated four plugging election (6)

7 Religious community sent for goods under cover, it seems (8,5)

9 Joining service, mistakenly omit royal hymn (4,9)

15 After reversal of role, holy saint, a member of 7D (8)

16 Ah, this Egyptian official could give Pharaoh tip! (8)

17 European health resort with elevated watercourse (8)

19 See 12A

20 He sang about Hindu deity (6)

24 Tear close to surface, ready to drop? (4)

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