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Crossword No. 1614

13 August 2021

by Andrew Patterson

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1 Mark possibly on central part of church has returned (7)

5 Glorious part of garden with not as much planted in it (7)

9 The Prince of Darkness had a meeting with leading pair of angels (5)

10 Surrogate clergy member of very good character losing power (9)

11 Surprisingly pure, as the fourth river of Paradise (9)

12 Regularly updated Arne piece giving praise (5)

13 First to pop over to accompany politician for ceremony (4)

15 Mum once arranged society groups living and working together (8)

18 One judgmental in Salvation Army rejected

religious symbols, turning Catholic out (8)

19 Perfect place for the dentist’s filling (4)

22 German novelist with a miraculous gift (5)

24 Holy sacrament taken after short jaunt (9)

26 Seeking huge pleasure in music. I perform badly, lacking class (9)

27 What a dissatisfied worker may want to come to light (5)

28 Pay close attention to distressed sides before court (7)

29 Mysteries of doctrinal statements not half protected by cliques (7)



1 One cramming a lot in, heading off for festival (6)

2 Those against keeping most of call service’s responses (9)

3 King George, one involved in a lost cause (5)

4 Utilise CV rewritten in book (9)

5 Waves little flowers (5)

6 Delight, as per nature flourishing (9)

7 Special verse that may be used in service (5)

8 Giving medication to boxer, perhaps bad act to be admitted (6)

14 Before term, Head of Music’s left for ecclesiastical office (9)

16 11 November has exhibition of some grim art in masquerade (9)

17 River damaged? I have to get group responsible for action (9)

20 Your crossword setter’s ballpoint would finally be at hand (6)

21 Those forming strong bonds with initially unemployed church officials (6)

23 Exposes slow mover, first to last (5)

24 Foremost of sinners is not commonly . . .  this? (5)

25 Savings account — account for one prepared for sacrifice (5)

Last week's solution


Thu 26 May @ 00:39
Civil ceremonies have outnumbered religious ceremonies since 1992, and the number continues to decrease. https://t.co/VEAHfFqWxq

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