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Crossword No. 1560

28 February 2020

by Revd Robert Carter


4 Where those attending may be highly amused  — or in stitches! (8)

8 Uncontrollable fire wrecked church (6)

9 North-east breeze blowing around non-conformist chapel (8)

10 Stands out for a brief time between Sundays at university (6,2)

11 Heartless idiot, daft bishop held to be intensely passionate (6)

12 Coins are spun to reveal how plot will emerge (8)

13 Like an order that could make man stoic (8)

16 Signs no priests could get wrong (8)

19 Service uniform with a certain air (8)

21 Religious instruction by little place in Italy (6)

23 Unsettle a canny ol’ cathedral official (3,5)

24 Ancient province with popular leader of youth going about in fancy habit (8)

25 Does wrong pocketing copper coin (6)

26 Find beer poured out as succour (8)



1 Daughter’s pity aroused at church seeing work with two panels (7)

2 Arid canon, terribly harsh (9)

3 What provides smoke, obscuring screen (6)

4 Hired postman led out into a place with great prospects (3,8,4)

5 Time during close of day for equestrian contest (8)

6 Those people’s successor beginning with hint of terror (5)

7 Group of discharged people that is turning up without value (7)

14 Buses can’t run — what’s the matter? (9)

15 Faith I learn about going to church (8)

17 Men provided diamonds given an opening (7)

18 Covers on fields I removed after storm (7)

20 Presidential address in cathedral city to diocese (6)

22 Vital fluid extracted from rich ore (5)

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