Crossword No.1557

by
07 February 2020

by Peter Chamberlain

Across

1   One in holy orders from Magic Circle (6)

9   Noise interrupting sermon in special service (10)

10 Just as likely to happen as not literally in centre of Dallas (5-5)

11 Stare endlessly before taking a strip (4)

12 Compete with western opinion (4)

14 Can’t a cross disguised be very holy? (10)

17 Of some religious writings assistant Richard included (7)

18 Height of shabby articles bound to go round (7)

20 Man with chalice, strangely robotic? (10)

21 Most of you before midnight returned to march (4)

22 About to get refusal in place where divorce is sought (4)

23 Reproduced the same gen in garden (10)

25 Presence of a soft fruit on broken cane (10)

26 Oddly upset about adult appearing to be very young (3-3)

 

Down

2  It’s OK to walk with one chum (10)

3  It floats right back (4)

4  So confines criminal admission of fault (10)

5  Eddy provided rocks for building (7)

6  Jealousy of messenger dropping round (4)

7  Tangly ants, confused, lacking much movement (10)

8  Child in state of unconsciousness I must leave (6)

13 People look out from here offering silly chatter, wow! (10)

15 Not in form, newsman is easily defeated (10)

16 Doctor came in role involving ritual (10)

19 Chemical shows wonderful quality (7)

20 Prophetess in peasant commune this writer is (6)

23 Spiritual leader taking old fiddle round ancient city (4)

24 Lady appearing when there’s an R in the month (4)

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