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Crossword No. 1583

07 August 2020

by Don Manley


1 Is able to cover feet getting items for church (8)

6 Bit of food in tin offered to primate (6)

9 Trees of Lebanon? They could be sacred (6)

10, 11 First person, loveless one that’s repeated ‘Think pleasure!’, being wild, getting warning message (4,4,5,8)

12 A fifth of musicians maybe appearing in break during performance (8)

13 Man perhaps hugged by a son, spelling out holy passages? (6)

14 He will entertain university theologian, having left holy group? (6)

17 Grim reaper possibly in biblical city before end of war (8)

20 No match for the church (5,8)

22 Very skilful people arranging our visit (8)

23 Where David wept ­— it’s to be found in Old Testament (6)

24 Man’s being heard — prepares for prayer? (6)

25 Building material — stoneworker needs it on front of edifice (8)



2 Version of Bible is in foreign tongue — a new or old language? (7)

3 Shed has large empty hamper (7)

4 Church ‘saint’ a vile criminal? That’s the way it is! (4,2,3)

5 Revolutionary imagines a simple form of religious belief (4-11)

6 Old Roman a transgressor, as some might say (5)

7 Very successful rival — there’s sense I’m beaten (7)

8 Writer, one of an earlier generation only half participating in act of repentance (7)

13 Rota’s ably organised for helpers at Communion (5,4)

15 Female abandoning social gathering for ceremonial act in church? (7)

16 Fan to express a sort of preference for jumping into river (7)

18 Dodging short way up over Jerusalem’s hill (7)

19 Stiff challenge has woman in garden needing repose (7)

21 Rifles for US officers (5)

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