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Crossword 1602

26 February 2021

by Michael Callaghan

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1 Person of holiness and love confronting one cold philosopher (5)

4 Informed of what a bell did on the phone (4)

6 Brother Oswald harbours a sort of love (4)

9 Old English character in tree (3)

11 One loved Hail Mary and opening to Lord’s Prayer (5)

12 Caught in the act as one with diamonds at the table? (3-6)

13 Sort of love of a racist after conversion (7)

14 Secretly takes strong drink (7)

15 Unfortunately Pip had hell, one having a sort of love (12)

20 Popular passage including information difficult to deal with (12)

23 Irishman’s exclamation seeing exceptionally rare bog (7)

25 Working with NHS body without question (2,5)

27 Nearly all nave altars desecrated in old province (9)

28 Reported member of funeral party with less on (5)

29 Get rid of a cross? Last thing disciple wants (3)

30 King’s expression of surprise when meeting bishop (4)

31 Prophet right to back diocese (4)

32 Experience of son in art gallery (5)



1 Look for organ in small church (6)

2 Middle of nose full of grim smells (6)

3 Mark’s concern over end of text (5)

4 Birds taking shortest line initially when flying (9)

5 Burdens of Parisian supporting the French (5)

7 Sign met by driver travelling third leg (3,5)

8 Teams on island will welcome church visitors (8)

10 Stop providing religious instruction during visit (8)

16 Support boss needing time off (8)

17 US money to protect good company providing clerical attire (3,6)

18 Bread in upper room broken by half-hearted Father being elevated (8)

19 Greek character holding tight ultimately with thanks for signs of suffering (8)

21 Arrogance I brush off (6)

22 A sort of love shown when adult is denied accommodation (6)

24 Turkish commander exercises a sort of love (5)

26 Country endlessly bitter after upheaval (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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