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Crossword No. 1582

by
31 July 2020

by Patricia Cerrone

Across

1 What beggar holds out, being penniless — and what he wants? (4)

3 A pop singer arranged sound amplifiers (5,5)

8 Conservatoire studies? (6)

9 Outfit with some warden’s emblem (8)

10 Sickness got by three foremost participants in nautical search (6)

11 Make the first move showing visible enthusiasm (4,4)

12 Finger cut short messing about with DIY providing illumination (8)

14 Scan Exodus ­— looking back, see animals sacrificed (4)

16 Catch obstacle (4)

18 Lily’s old with shape going adrift (8)

19 Insect in a tub grew monstrously (5,3)

20 Inspired by a New Year prayer (6)

21 Listen to Cockney on the blower — personal receiver needed (8)

22 Sweet gent with extremes of eloquence (6)

23 Recorded new version of Te Deum on CD (10)

24 Green – position on golf course that should contain minimum of moss! (4)

 

Down

1 Man in hot spot lying to gain new self-esteem (8)

2 More than one church helper deems sin to be bad (8)

3 Final resting places of old saints, near yew, we’re told by the sign (9)

4 Saintly pope keeping bits of grey rag together loosely (7,3,5)

5 Under brink of peat bog machine’s shown up old German coin (7)

6 US party member having no religious education — one like Matthew? (8)

7 Hide hints of extra demands within claim (5)

13 University academic turned up behind schedule with back of hand covered in swellings (9)

15 Misshaped toes on boy difficult to understand (8)

16 Not how business person should be in awfully lush loft (8)

17 Beautiful youth with heavenly body (8)

18 A support given to poor actor being OT character (7)

19 Signature’s ending in extravagant flourish (5)

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