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Crossword No.1592

16 October 2020

by Paul Henderson


1 Walk the start of this slope (5)

4 Charm ally, spuriously appearing to be tearful? (9)

9 Devout about only half of rite? That’s pathetic (7)

10 Some guarding bridge in disorderly situation (7)

11 Very excited policeman arresting dodgy hack with contents of book? (4-1-4)

12 Afterlife mostly an upward move? (5)

13 Sound of donkey giving a lot of attention to hedgerow fruit (6)

14 A European’s embracing street preachers (8)

17 Recipient of letter from Greek character with unsatisfactory answer? (8)

18 Run into father engaged in crime? That’s a wrench (6)

20 Family gathering’s ending in loud noise (5)

22 Repaired an old dome threatened with collapse? (4-5)

24 Homage in endless attempts to suppress objection (7)

25 Resonant English church — go in excitedly (7)

26 Unhappily famished around start of tea? That’s awkward (3-6)

27 Destination of biblical flight, say — unknown point (5)



1 Crown in charge of subject (5)

2 New version of seminal and critical movement opposing ministers (15)

3 Increase support given to a way into the city? (9)

4 Not so much happening in school period (6)

5 Churchwarden maybe about to position part of organ (4,4)

6 Come to give sermon lacking power (5)

7 Flower is appearing in 24 hours, after church festival (10,5)

8 As member of congregation, Noel prays extravagantly (9)

13 Hard work preceding (say) Aberdonian church pastime (3-6)

15 Unexpectedly cheers up about opening of latest tomb (9)

16 Reluctance to give reason for needing socks? (4,4)

19 What’s to follow behind target? A butt (3-3)

21 Cathedral architect needs good car (5)

23 Horseman missing entrance to kirk in the dark (5)

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