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Crossword No. 1580

17 July 2020

by Michael Callaghan


7 Inadequate cathedral cleric, female unable to listen (4)

8 Method used by one working to make entrance for choir and clergy? (10)

10 Drink with members of service team (3,3)

11 Dull-looking rector with old hat (8)

12 Church provisions for ‘joint operations’? (8)

14 Walks a short time before study on Sabbath (6)

16 Twin from South Africa welcomed by Evangelical Union (4)

17 Chaos results when Bible’s overlooked initially in Holy Communion (5)

18 Powerful lie rabbi ignored (4)

20 Tower, as some might say, is something worth looking at (6)

22 Affliction of dean, time being troublesome (8)

24 Like old-fashioned vow given by editor after tricky situation (8)

27 St Christopher’s cry of pain giving lift (3,3)

28 Reformed madam’s keen to atone (4,6)

29 Fix what’s regressive in Episcopalianism (4)



1 Cancels awfully cursed sin, getting you finally free (8)

2 Impromptu description of where to wear a maniple (3-3-4)

3 I must leave liberal governor showing sign of inexperience (1-5)

4 Leaders of ecclesiastical organisation notify service times (4)

5 Magical Mass held by Arius? (8)

6 West Indian believer briefly upset authority figure (4)

9 Rowed and bellowed, losing head (5)

13 Deity’s ascending, making us redeemed (5)

15 One-time censure given to Jerusalem’s territorial enlargements (10)

17 Beer Timothy’s beginning to enjoy in break (4-4)

19 Byzantine ikon Iona restored for fellowship (8)

21 Minister originally leaves island for year in conference centre? (5)

23 Think about Isaiah’s poor treatment (6)

25 Greek diocese, heartless and dull (4)

26 Finished academic exercise finally (4)

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