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Crossword No. 1622

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03 December 2021

by Don Manley

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Across

1 Worshippers wrongly identified as ideal sort (9)

6 Chapel leader, American making significant point (5)

9 Saint is located in shelter at back of church — stop here (7)

10 Imagine holy French priest has limited time (7)

11, 20 Sir in name only born to suffer (9,8)

12 Wild dog American gangster released (4)

14 Sloth maybe in garden at front of gallery (8)

16 American soldier with starring role (6)

19 American city numbers reduced after setback (6)

20 See 11

22 Part of cathedral I love, looking west (4)

23 Divine quality came in men surprisingly (9)

26 Cigar brave man’s got in bed (7)

27 A saint going wrong, about to become wicked (7)

28 Money for church article. The thing needs to be penned! (5)

29 Will a crooked person come to my rescue? (4,5)

 

Down

1 Parish minister could be lying! (9)

2 Ship worker heading off (5)

3 What penitent person needs? A bishop has the answer (10)

4 Needing to move about yet inert for absolute ages (8)

5 Meal is wonderful — very quiet, not just quiet (6)

6 Female expert’s effrontery (4)

7 Campaigners could be crass and rude (9)

8 Spot son being given a little kiss (5)

13 Biblical people with tiny children going round various parts of India (10)

15 Old room overlooking hospital department is first-class (9)

17 Top award that a pupil really doesn’t want? (6,3)

18 Biblical leader first needing lettuce plants (8)

21 ‘ . . . when he seeth the blood on the ____  . . . the

Lord will pass over . . . ’ (Exodus 12.23, AV) (6)

22 It’s within the law explicitly to remove some extremists (5)

24 Occasion at one time led by knight (5)

25 Ambassador held in honour? The opposite (4)

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