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Crossword 1599

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15 January 2021

by Geoff Millin. Click on the crossword below to see recent solutions

Across

1 Message Noel carol contains in roundabout way (6)

5 Church member’s short problem about spring festival (8)

9 Father looking both ways (4)

10 Special priest primarily concerned with genuflection etc.? (10)

11 Nun endlessly severe is to be embraced (6)

12 Courageous one not losing heart, having exceptional pride (8)

13 Black attire redesigned, something worn by priest (7)

14 Bishop starts to enter takeaway fish shop (6)

15 Plays featuring doctor and a mother and son (6)

17 Kind to get very irate possibly, beginning to yell (7)

19 Name a bishop, an eminence as a story-teller (8)

21 Prophet is excellent ­— fancy that! (6)

23 Lead the orchestra astray maybe with bad behaviour? (10)

24 Assemble without hesitation in Goliath’s home (4)

25 Outrages dispelled by niceness (8)

26 Widow fired up again, about to be embraced (6)

 

Down

2 Jewish leader to chatter endlessly (5)

3 Church more suitable for ecclesiastical assembly (7)

4 River given true shape in representation (9)

5 Moral qualities that could be revealed in lucid narratives (8,7)

6 It’s awkward with loveless couple leading dance (5)

7 Work suiting top people, fast becoming very rich (7)

8 One famous mother swallowing a drink that could ruin her? That’s fanciful (9)

13 A 2 ran in confusion from an uncivilised heathen (9)

14 Holy person with external obstacle gets legal specialist (9)

16 A thousand and one race around lake — walking on water here? (7)

18 Welshman set to present the gospel (7)

20 Temporary structures set up to house holy books (5)

22 Classical Greek upper room (5)

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