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Crossword No. 1586

28 August 2020

by Geoff Millin


1 Part of church with unusual patterns (8)

9 Fear can be seen as mistake after short time (6)

10 Account given by junior minister is spot on (8)

11 Going in the same direction but never uniting (8)

13 Minister meets the French female, right one for a merry party (8)

14 Player in church as trio sang badly? (8)

17 One thing that’s turned in sometimes (4)

18 Member of clergy almost gets too nosy (5)

19 Notice before wedding bridegroom always nervous, not settling initially (5)

20 Wise king takes day off alone (4)

22 Old non-drinker in noisy brawl gets something to eat (8)

26 Record one endless prayer made by believer (8)

27 Where there’s treatment for hips a lot? (8)

29 A great service about love satisfied one group of singing monks (8)

30 He has doubts, though master is seen briefly (6)

31 Bring to light the infernal world that’s not far away (8)



2 Girl with child in land of the Jews is missing (6)

3 Of a man born true, abnormally sexless (6)

4 English preacher on film getting American decoration (7)

5 Holy destination confusing another simple DD (3,8,4)

6 Non-Christian god squashed by animated evangelist (4)

7 Like a genius, born laughing, hiding suffering (9)

8 Quietly gives an account of high-ranking clergy (8)

12 Bit of cloth from dress cut up? (3)

15 Book seen in a second pulpit (4)

16 One who plunges down to love in wickedness for amusement (9)

17 Man perhaps in central part of church without roof (4)

18 They forecast gains, as announced (8)

21 The French disciples offering portions of Scripture (7)

23 Teacher’s first part of the Bible for small child (3)

24 Sad daughter is married — fellow inadequate (6)

25 Note about overdue requirements for the collection? (6)

28 I am a leader of Muslims (4)

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