Crossword No.1554

by
17 January 2020

by Margaret Irvine

Across

1 Movement unkind about church doctrine (9)

6 Make a mess of parking in ground (5)

9 Luminary disheartened on exchanging letters in similar style (15)

10 Pageboy possibly first in hotel to publicise party (6)

11 Discretion from coppers arresting daughter after game (8)

13 Conservative party man, mad to fight gossip (10)

14 Sound of brass reproduced (4)

16 Star runner from Stratford going west (4)

17 Cricketer from Middlesex borough introduced by members (3-7)

19 Artist regularly bitten by angry bug (8)

20 Devil destroying second tenor’s self-control (6)

23 The Establishment foolishly changed for lunch (6,2,7)

24 Old-fashioned society bound by responsibility (5)

25 Bank customer’s husband leaving 12 after conversion (9)

 

Down

1 Prophet roughly stops him getting up (5)

2 Lucid narratives set out qualities we should aspire to (8,7)

3 Account of corrupt deacon, with note appended (8)

4 Weaklings disposing of initial terrors (4)

5 Way reportedly followed by school group where the Lord lived (5,5)

6 Disorder back within bounds of seminary (6)

7 Relocation of manuals etc. in two-person surgery? (5,10)

8 Licensed preacher, top person around Scottish town (3,6)

12 Bother about doctrinal lessons given to Robin maybe in church office (10)

13 Hoax — five including editor persuaded (9)

15 Amount of work tackled by rich man varies (8)

18 Thickset cleric’s neckwear comfy at last (6)

21 Less refined Catholic leaves, increasingly boorish (5)

22 Temple apparently possesses this vault (4)

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