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Crossword No. 1593

by
30 October 2020

by Geoff Millin

Across

1 150 old nuns renouncing sin primarily where they live (9)

6 City of wickedness finally meeting terrible doom (5)

9 Gentleman faced with aged Norse gods (5)

10 One bishop carrying a pistol round is not typical (9)

11 Wild leopard without tail, cat for a queen (9)

12 Blacksmith’s device in African village (5)

13 ‘He maketh me to ____ in green pastures’ (Ps.

23:2, AV) (3,4)

14 Really good little nuts can produce an abnormal reaction (7)

15 Epistle briefly written somewhere in the mountains (3)

16 Worship with first half of address on sin (7)

18 Large book turned over at home full of love and passion (7)

21 A woman with two mothers (5)

22 Horses and offspring, lofty one included (9)

23 Advise revolutionary to embrace criticism, wasting little time (9)

25 Journey from Vatican City in tortuous ride (5)

26 Deal? A great deal, by the sound of it (5)

27 What lies within Ark of the Covenant could be a secret — my! (5,4)

 

Down

1 Fortune left in part of church (7)

2 Bones scattered outside church? That’s disgusting! (7)

3 Monastery room for writing, RI, PT or music possibly (11)

4 Being a former lover is stressful, we hear (9)

5 Country that turns up in fairy story (5)

6 Wise person without energy, in decline (3)

7 Set free from being verbally abused, upset (7)

8 Mark, speaking in a righteous way (7)

12 Time to offer special prayers aloud — Sally’s moved (3,5,3)

14 Macedonian king and queen following a Roman law (9)

16 Man leading song in biblical region (7)

17 Basic Christianity initially involved in spreading in all directions (7)

19 Oldie is dancing around in worship (7)

20 Beginning to develop new stairway to heaven? (7)

22 Water boiled? Sergeant-Major grabs a cuppa (5)

24 Primate keeps something to kneel on (3)

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