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Crossword No. 1565

03 April 2020

by Paul Henderson


5 One making addition to gospel writer’s description of fine weather (2,5,6)

8 Character saved from furnace is sleeping maybe, having gone off (8)

9 Opera composer mostly linked to Ring? Second Ring is to be excessive (6)

10 Earlier confusions avoided by male and female religious leaders (10)

12 Staunch religious person backing me (4)

13 A maiden in church has artist getting source of picture (6)

14 Article that is encountered in great year providing joy (6)

17 Man at the outset in the hearts of lady and dame (4)

19 Apostle I upset with lines of letters? (10)

20 A book lies behind hypocritical talk from a certain university (6)

21 Church worker is back called back to take care of pews ultimately (8)

23 Self-righteous, getting on to musicians behaving badly (13)



1 The writer follows boys in Japanese game cheering (8)

2 Island in the blue heart of sea (4)

3 Unable to supply rifle accessory not even on the horizon (3,2,5)

4 Closures to prayers encountered around one French cathedral city (6)

5 Location of monastery for dogged believers? (2,7,4)

6 Identify endless employment for husband? (6)

7 Right to have date restyled in new format for saints’ entries in calendar (3-6,4)

11 Make worse, having former expert speed round capital of Belgium (10)

15 American surrounded by million heading off in fantasy (8)

16 Segment of hazel is something pliable (6)

18 Supply of power securing opening of trendy morning service (6)

22 Have a meal stored in cupboard in emergencies (4)

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