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Crossword No. 1559

21 February 2020

by Philip Marlow


1 Giant spilt oil in Philistine city (7)

5 Policeman not on duty and more pleasant when forgoing introduction (7)

9 Right coins maybe put in a line for visitor from above (9)

10 Collapse hiding nave’s entrance produces quarrel (3-2)

11 Some insult an authoritative Muslim leader’s wife (7)

12 The woman is in church to adore (7)

13 Aspect regularly observed in group (3)

15 New chairs, lots — about fifty — they accomodate singers (11)

16 It’s my phrase that’s represented one supporting a cause (11)

19 Girl, one in Sunday School originally (3)

21 European country drifting into sea (7)

22 Former partner with assertion makes one express surprise? (7)

24 Clan moving along river to end, Italian one (5)

25 In medical facility cite old sect member (9)

26 Tin, perhaps, in part of cooker? (7)

27 Male with a little gold, one facing charges in arena? (7)



1 Good girls in spectacles (7)

2 Person in neighborhood boozer (5)

3 A scholar probing a largely splendid Semitic language (7)

4 Ugly old woman coming to Asia, I hop around old cathedral (5,6)

5 Wise sort in hood with head obscured (3)

6 Passionate rector is consumed by fine social occasion (7)

7 A client’s upset about first of charmless religious songs (9)

8 Agricultural establishments with parts of businesses not British (7)

12 Ditch sermon that’s troubled wide religious community (11)

14 Meal I bet is cooked around middle of Whitsun schedule (9)

16 Doubt half suppressed about symbol of authority (7)

17 A popular service, for example, in course near Liverpool (7)

18 Convert for all to see in complicated RC rite (7)

20 Place to train priests curtailed discussion group (7)

23 A promontory in front? (5)

25 Be a model student in theology principally (3)

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