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Crossword No. 1589

18 September 2020

by Peter Chamberlain


1 Jeer disturbed him, a troubled prophet (8)

5 Smear from gums Ed removed (6)

9 It’s scary, ramshackle part of church (8)

10 Do not hurry to fit in (6)

11 Quietly use scraper on vehicle in the sun (7)

12 Felix’s not very good, we hear — someone tricked by another (4-3)

13 Slur your gal spouted, using many words (11)

16 Meeting in study — discharge horrible lice! (11)

21 Appeals to the highest authority? (7)

22 Oratorio muddle has one ending with sigh of pity? (7)

23 Fired up by some series of 21 (6)

24 Unenthusiastic physician fighting militants initially (8)

25 Puzzle putting theologian into bother (6)

26 Neat caretaker (8)



1 Jay’s misplaced hopes for one sold into slavery (6)

2 One of the ministers placed in correct order (6)

3 Holder of the post (7)

4 Outlast star emerging unexpectedly from a cloud (11)

6 A noted expert? (7)

7 Party men given job to provide support at the entrance (8)

8 Thus get a word in when another is performing 13? (8)

12 Poor little squeaker found among the pews? (6,5)

14 No off-the-shoulder garment for religious type (8)

15 Possibly like a sent-back meal a student cooked (8)

17 Father is this when a certain hymn starts (7)

18 Where one usually finds church choir in part of London (4,3)

19 Win over the infernal world — hurt leader being banished (6)

20 Shut up a fellow who tries to use magic? (6)

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