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Crossword No. 1566

by
09 April 2020

by Revd Robert D. Carter

Across

1 Sacred bananas from Lebanese trees (6)

4 God hidden in the Authorised Version (4)

8 Religious adherent — what you’d expect to observe (6)

9 In Church I apply somehow, becoming churchwarden (4,4)

10 Sheep astray in Rome (6)

11 Inspiring openings (8)

12, 20  A famous place of worship isn’t special — he is wrong (7,6)

13 Members supporting local ecumenical groups’ strategy initially (4)

15 Priest unwell? Possible cure! (4)

16 Great weight certain to be something on monk’s head (7)

18 Liquid treat consumed in a moment — maybe a tasty liqueur (8)

20 See 12 Across

22 Europeans not removed in nationalist stirring (8)

23 Old boy is in part of Bible as player of instrument (6)

24 What is Church at? Talk! (4)

25 Remained calm and collected, it’s said (6)

 

Down

1 Poor sister left in anxiety (5)

2 Sidney turning up with service book gets the sack (9)

3 Animated chorister losing opening of sentence in powerful speech (8)

5 Late transport! (6)

6 Mince pie eaten by bishop more suitable to eat? (5)

7 Concluding words, coming garbled, from Peg and Louie (8)

9 Happy with admissions of debt? That is arguable (11)

12 Marks of saint, one good master getting thanks (8)

13 Eulogistic archbishop with a Conservative following (9)

14 Sort of competition? It’s excellent (8)

17 A dessert’s served up in layers (6)

19 Souvenir supplied by old priest in church (5)

21 Right away from turbulent Red Sea, found comfort (5)

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