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Crossword No. 1610

18 June 2021

by Don Manley

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1 See copper on street offering something of a biblical punishment (6)

4 Little child in Kent, perhaps someone from the Middle East (6)

8 Employer’s trick, first to last (4)

9 Amazing poet of the seventeenth century, nothing to you and me? (10)

10 Past wickedness exposed by Church of England (5)

11 Female priest coming to a place like Birmingham brings joy (8)

12 What hymn makes you think of Ireland? The obvious hymn, I fancy (not hard!) (2,4,2,6)

15 Angels in places like Monaco (14)

19 Encourages trendy church features (8)

21 Goods in vehicle disappear (5)

22 Clerical garb little good even now when refashioned with silver lining (6,4)

23 Head takes on backward learners (4)

24 African range — no going back to it (6)

25 Looking embarrassed getting the present returned — there’s sense of amazement (6)



1 Let’s hope this ultimately gets properly positioned! (4,5)

2 City choir excited about new set of books (7)

3 Half of the wine waiters offering water in France (5)

4 Son of a king reconvening the allies (9)

5 Holy book in a church in African country (7)

6 Faith of saint not entirely reliable at first (5)

7 Devious appeal involving a newspaper (6)

13 Hesitant curate, troubled when entertaining any number at home (9)

14 Lonelier man, an exceptional, non-conforming theologian against Nazis (9)

16 Unrighteousness of one politician — that is, heartless Tory (7)

17 Former lowly-ranked soldiers who may conduct worship? (6)

18 See leader thus confirmed in office? (7)

20 Member of family somewhere in the south of France, we hear (5)

21 Church singer not right for presenting a piece of poetry (5)

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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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