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Crossword No. 1621

19 November 2021

by Peter Chamberlain

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1 Saint with the eccentric fourth man (4)

3 Apocalypse brings delight to minister (10)

8 Like a mistake associated with priest? (8)

9 Which person hides piece of headgear that could attract attention? (4,2)

10 Time before the present day (6)

11 Organised treks in a part of South Africa once (8)

13 Trade was redirected towards the Orient (8)

14 Ghost showing courage (6)

16 Was first also to go round that Spanish city (6)

19 State with reduced message of gratitude for city (as it was) (8)

21 Undergarment intended to be seen with removal 

of a ceremonial garment (8)

22 Stopped head of church getting relaxed (6)

23 Theologian, man of the Bible, about 55 (6)

24 Get back from short journey, being entertained by old magistrate (8)

25 Red admiral fluttering round the side (4,6)

26 Strip of land in loch (4)



1 Religious rite master can get organised (9)

2 There must have been a gathering ahead of this church celebration (7,8)

3 Cheese in bed eaten by educated female (7)

4 Attended to man after classical farewell (7)

5 Feature of not much substance in service (3,4)

6 Change of appearance with astronaut firing off (15)

7 Biblical woman, I complain when upset (5)

12 Priest among Israelites (3)

15 Martyr destroyed by death squad, no question (9)

17 Love of French poem (3)

18 Damaged canoe, one coming to a group of islands (7)

19 New get-together for terrace — one will supply refreshments (7)

20 See pet journalist found (7)

21 Incumbent very briefly in charge — a disaster ultimately (5)

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