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Crossword No. 1567

17 April 2020

by Patricia Cerrone


1 Fervent appeal made by saint within celestial assembly (6)

4 Cleanse in Irish river (6)

8 Condiment in Australia providing good omens (8)

9 ‘Lay down your weapons’ said Mr Cook (6)

10 Use nice room differently, in keeping with grand occasions (11)

14 Fashion accessory exhibited originally by Miss Goddard on stage? (9)

16 Going around roughly as one son of Abraham (5)

17 Not trimmed in posh new style (5)

18 Performance of ten men, moving, gripping part of play (9)

19 Ordinary piece of open land to plant (11)

23 Save mischievous creature of Lincoln after start of serious civic riots (6)

24 Brandishing staff, Paul losing head gets divine inspiration (8)

25 Accompanies some of us, herself (6)

26 More fervent as a professional mourner (6)


1 Rev, ace snob about keeping to proper procedures (10)

2 Man hugging girl in a manner of speaking (5)

3 Canoe master travelling in water encircling the earth (5-6)

5 Locks garment for penitential wear (4,5)

6 Chief of Edomites, one male beast (4)

7 Saint with nothing at foot of tree (4)

8 Dispatched to fellow clerks-in-holy-orders, freely laced with liquor (2,6)

11 Dress up oaf before presenting musical farce (5,6)

12 Offender showing masculine characteristic (10)

13 Breaks up improvised jazz singing with rest playing (8)

15 The French investigator coming to Rome, possibly someone delayed (9)

20 Some happy Londoner in temple gateway (5)

21 According to Cockney, he beheld ancestor of 6 (4)

22 Mischievous pairs first in ark — chimps! (4)

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