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Crossword No. 1561

by
06 March 2020

by Margaret Irvine

Across

7 Mass after worship at sea, a potential threat aboard (8)

9 Mountain dwellers from heart of Tibet rejected relations (6)

10 I must avoid obvious strategy (4)

11 Roofing slabs free — religious outsiders giving away any number (5-5)

12 Faithful tenor out of practice (6)

14 Reformist hunter Elgar oddly missed in variation (8)

15, 17 Base padre’s dismantled heart of organ (6,6)

20 Congregational rubbish sack? (3,5)

22 Reflective service enthrals one particular elder (6)

23 Revelation from primate penning song, its ending first (10)

24 Goddess has hard time (4)

25 Gross libertine at work? (4,2)

26 Food additive info, with calorie content, for hamper (8)

 

Down

1 Crotchety priest, say keeping house (8)

2,13 Fast food course for golfers close to clubhouse during championships (4,10)

3 Sacred clothing under repair, originally at regular intervals (6)

4 Evil I put off to celebrate (4,2,2)

5,24 Provision for those getting on, thirteen more touring, me included (10,4)

6 Spirit of Calvinist city (6)

8,19 Church supporting theologian in old-fashioned race to reach London inn (6,6)

13 See 2

16 Saint bound by verdict is taking stock (8)

18 Remarried male departs, strangely less cheerful (8)

19 See 8

21 A sound from the belfry drowning quiet prayer (6)

22 Run away from church and hide from flock (6)

24 See 5

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