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Crossword No. 1573

29 May 2020

by Michael Hannon


1 Stone retrieved from detonated blast area (9)

6 Pulled along aboard tug (2,3)

9 breaks in small school Miss organised (7)

10 In the early stages little money follows return of Spanish saint (7)

11 Acid-loving girl joins church circle heading to the States (10)

12 Parish fundraiser worn out after losing a couple of letters at the outset (4)

14 Plate with portion of butter and little space behind (5)

15 Macbeth so contrived great sacrifices (9)

16 Confirmed as Bishop sat down (9)

18 Men at matches denied good accommodation (5)

20 Composer and high flyer maybe, by report (4)

21 Senior cleric in cunning work, admitting blunder (10)

25 After pruning, tree oozed three times as much (7)

26 Conceals prizes perhaps (7)

27 Tries out forms of religious observances (5)

28 The Tablet recording one’s death in error (9)



1 Passage of drink is being restricted (5)

2 Non-believer attending criminal activity (7)

3 Sailors take religious composer to heart — they sign the pledge (10)

4 Some chipolatas — terrible flavour (5)

5 Become torn about cat being given up (9)

6 Expel French writer neglecting public relations (4)

7 Draw with broad smile member holding things together high in the church? (3,4)

8 News sites broadcast people at the scene (9)

13 I enter site, working for very long periods (10)

14 Church official near French storage unit encountering Resistance (9)

15 ‘Old’ hymn tune — the last of the century (9)

17 Tease men in the wrong (7)

19 Moor in Venice, the lines tied to rings fore and aft (7)

22 Water held aloft by a minor prophet (5)

23 Stick tip of tongue into mushy peas (5)

24 Palm Sunday’s benefaction (4)

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