*** DEBUG END ***

Crossword No. 1581

24 July 2020

by Margaret Irvine



1 Refuge went under, corporation reported (7)

5 Acclaimed priest promoted (7)

9 Prepare to drive cleric to London? (3,2)

10,25 Slaughter Herod meant for babes throughout Israel (4,3,2,9)

11 Mentions acquiring a type of bread for those in Promised Land (10)

12 Leaders in headgear and formal attire a must for Muslims (4)

14 Most of metal fencing is to protect the whole flock? (11)

18 One may find water falling outside popular bar (8-3)

21 Two specialised army units scarcely seen (4)

22 Evergreen plant reviving a sad spirit (10)

25 See 10

26 Basic food from God initially drops from the skies (5)

27 Withdraw out of territory (7)

28 Last couple of teeth retained by primitive human? (7)



1 Particular outsiders in sect admitting endless deception (6)

2 Refusal by archdeacon to lead a nine-day devotion (6)

3 Recording captures tribe with clubs in rhythmic display (3,7)

4 Muslim legal expert’s plain clothes (5)

5 Person affirming beliefs who is an academic? (9)

6 Regular contributions from a fiddler’s assistant (4)

7 Small group of students holding sketch up facing the light (8)

8 Stick grasped by one’s family erected as part of frame (8)

13 Double fatality in the belfry? (4,6)

15 Crumbling entrances renewed (9)

16 Appealing bishop once rejected by mob after disturbance (8)

17 Husband wearing stuff to become impassioned (8)

19 Join reforming group to clothe dry children (6)

20 Ritual foot-washing in France one day in spring month (6)

23 Mad Gershwin note? (5)

24 Ezekiel’s vision anatomically expressed in glossary (4)

Last week's solution

Latest Cartoon

Forthcoming Events

14 September 2020
Festival of Pilgrimage
From Christ Church Oxford: a chance to reflect theologically on pilgrimage and come away with practical ideas for your parish.   Book tickets

29 September 2020
Festival of Preaching
A one-day online version of our popular preaching festival. With Mark Oakley, Sam Wells and Anna Carter Florence.   Book tickets

Welcome to the Church Times

​To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)