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Crossword No. 1603

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12 March 2021

by Peter Chamberlain

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Across

1 Overlook nearly everyone in church book (6)

5 Captive suffering bondage with escape finally secured (8)

10 Brave leader leaving Jericho destroyed (6)

11 Amiable diner bemused with insect around (8)

12 Holy orders (3,12)

16 Ban racer running around city (8)

18 Do better than save pence in expenditure (6)

20 Evangelist in New Brunswick port (2,4)

21 Standoffishness of Diana meeting Stanley at church (8)

22 Sing a threnody? Um, odd for a family celebration (9,6)

27 Press one somehow to give reply in service (8)

28 Repay an archdeacon say on the way back (6)

29 Ventilate ship or aeroplane (8)

30 Not much like Jack Horner (6)

 

Down

2 Ungainly eglantine growing wild (9)

3 Whisky offered to monk with no hesitation as part of meal (6,5)

4 Deputy officer probing chimney (5)

6 Peer round when entering farm building? (5)

7 Imagine being asleep! (5)

8 Finish dealing with how to arrange objects next to each other? (3,2)

9 Long journey taking donkey’s years possibly? Karen’s somehow put off (7)

13 A wicked fellow and his destination? (7)

14 Doctors storing very large load of rubbish (5)

15 Excited intern meant to be getting on for a journey ahead? (11)

17 What tired soldiers need — money, right? (1,3,1)

19 Messenger in NW Russian city (9)

20 Man with song in ancient Palestinian region (7)

23 What a service! There’s something shocking in it! (5)

24 Priest entertaining company seen as a threat to health (1,4)

25 Problem children (5)

26 Stand in street with everyone (5)

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