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Crossword No. 1578

03 July 2020

Paul Henderson


1 Small church to copy large place of worship (6)

4 Jewish sectarian — power to come up in that man (8)

10 Assembly of clerics not promising to accept new reference (7,3,5)

11 Line of monarchs not initially to be relied upon (5)

12 See 1D

13 See 1D

15 Short item: ‘Saint embraces child endlessly’ (7)

17 Real Cockney backing exercises for dance (3-4)

19 Gaunt witch has sentry abandoning uniform (7)

20 Bishop’s son enthralled by large gem (9)

22 Charges round Lake and runs off (5)

24 Possible problem in the church tower to be cracked? (4,2,3,6)

25 Poet made real in translation (2,2,4)

26 Our group certainly backed admitting Liberal preacher (6)



1,13A,12A Hymn writer in church starts to consider idea lauding European country’s great leader (5,7,9)

2 American cheers speed going round US city, no matter what (2,3,4)

3 Praise former bits of the old liturgy (5)

5 Is longing to make her snug, possibly (7)

6 Minister, unusually genial and daring in terms of attire (9)

7 A little opening for Rector in Slough (5)

8 Senior official made an assessment and cursed (9)

9 Terrible groans from church instruments (6)

13 Moved easily round aromatic plant, heading off for part of garden (6-3)

14 Version of schematic questions for examination (9)

16 Inclined to plead? Beginning to rant in plea contrived with fury (9)

18 Mail A&R about power shown by musical performer (3,4)

19 Assistant — the fellow recording Queen (6)

21 Information to be extracted from Latin teleology (5)

22 Monk in Avignon following about and about (5)

23 Fairground stall lately emptied without making a fuss (5)

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