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Crossword No. 1563

20 March 2020

by Don Manley


1 Fellow attending the Spanish place of worship (6)

5 Cry during carol that’s overwhelming (8)

9 Like hellish place inside, female being in for short time (8)

10 Study these Anglican documents to get agreements (6)

11 Spring festival in first half of leisure period? (4)

12 Gal involved with drugs — one liable to stay in bed? (8)

14 One realistic about books offering lessons (12)

17 Supporters of wicked thing — in church maybe! (12)

20 Area a man cultivated as member of ancient people (8)

22 Some enjoyed a milky diary product (4)

24 English lecturer has label inside coat (6)

25 I’m canon out of order — sermon’s ending with spicy stuff (8)

26 Scripture completely audible, conveyed with intelligence, listener ultimately engaged (4,4)

27 David’s guard concealed Welshman (6)



2 What’s survived in German city is good (8)

3 Maybe cat around one is twitching, showing excessive devotion? (9)

4 Holy period of minimal entertainment? (4)

5 Ale is repeatedly drunk in European region (7)

6 Initial signs of evangelism nearby — so one on a street is being very keen (10)

7 Bit of an accident — hurried into doctor, being upset (5)

8 Quality of unusual tea urn (6)

13 Who can offer advice? A local politician reportedly (10)

15 Ointment in sink padre fouled up (9)

16 This state, in short, is OK (8)

18 Design of material wrapped round old copper (7)

19 Dictator managed firm — fine to start with (6)

21 The old woman’s body bound to be found in Egypt? (5)

23 Island’s fashionable little church (4)

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