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Crossword No. 1576

19 June 2020

by the Revd Robert D. Carter


1 Article compared with continental description of creed (10)

7 Stream of learners having Religious Instruction first (4)

9 Sound like priest getting cross (8)

10 Render useless evil one’s appearance (6)

11 “They zealously — you, but not well” (Galatians 4.17, AV) (6)

12 One of three, fired, retired and gone to pieces (8)

13 Rector in bed must be raised (4)

15 Shed, place I reconfigured into a religious sanctum (4,6)

18 Absence of religion in music’s real tricky (10)

20 Portly cleric fast losing head (4)

21 Cheat worn-out and guilt-ridden (8)

24 A person like Cain, we hear? Famous slaughterer (6)

26 Spread false news about Turkey (6)

27 Turn away a right mischievous goddess (8)

28 Congregational forms of worship (4)

29 Ely rector’s rebuilt part of the church (10)



2 Time to request church to provide specialised group (4,5)

3 Small animals topped with a furry hood (5)

4 Saint sees Satan put to confusion over large land mass (9)

5 Daniel wandering around cold country (7)

6 Completely unaffected when upright piece is placed in part of church (5)

7 Sorry concerning imprisoned social worker (9)

8 Incumbent telling a tale (5)

14 With certainty Thomas wasn’t (9)

16 Between two rivers father’s found where bells are hung (9)

17 Means of ascending in gaining English and Italian theatre eminence (9)

19 Repeat unorthodox rite at end of June (7)

22 Bizarre route to ruin (5)

23 Like some Greek architectural I love — pleasing, no end (5)

25 Belief unaffected by upset (5)

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