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Crossword No. 1617

24 September 2021

by Revd Robert D. Carter

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7 Prayer Book the best, right? (6)

9 Boring to be back in empty day (6)

10 Ian loved to dance around, dedicated to matters of faith (10)

11 Father unaffected when knocked over (4)

12 Thoughts beginning to accumulate during fateful day (5)

13 A final word about Mirfield with godly person holding that ceremony (9)

16 Possibly seeing origin of sin in this book? (7)

21 Church musician is modern in what’s left unfinished (9)

22 Special meal in which prophet eats last bit of bread (5)

24 Some most irate in prison (4)

25 Holy lady Italians had heartlessly mistreated (5,5)

26 Peter troubled about repudiation ultimately?  He would do this (6)

27 Like better publicity with free broadcast (6)


1 Around close of year demons may become chums (7)

2 I am given test, collecting minimal marks — that’s bad! (7)

3 Celtic priest, game one entertained by theologian (5)

4 Hero exploding, somewhat upset (4)

5 Fighters ready to go out, Marines included (3,4)

6 Place in cathedral with quiet brewing of beer — suggestions of naughty 15! (7)

8 Is hymn-writer able to put on garment for musical item during evensong? (7,6)

14 Severely criticise barrier at Communion? (4)

15 Minister in study penning article (4)

17 Religious type getting king into trouble (7)

18 Like  2 woman — St Clare is different! (7)

19 Longed to see gentleman in action (7)

20 No living water in this biblical location? (4,3)

23 Concludes making parts for organs (5)

25 OT character prepared to face leader of Hittites (4)

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