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Crossword No. 1609

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04 June 2021

by Revd Robert D. Carter

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Across

1 Ministers persist with change (7)

5 Architect putting wooden bar back behind old house (7)

9 Woman is prophetess full of love (5)

10 Good manners? Quite otherwise, then better (but putting outsiders off) (9)

11 Attempted to entertain Lord Lieutenant and sang (7)

12 City in Iran disturbed by witchcraft (7)

13 Title of cleric always having just claim to tear around (5,8)

17 Rebirth of what could be a nicer and ultimately fairer country (13)

20 Russian royal, a star in plays (7)

22 One must do more than just read the lesson! (7)

23 One way after another for church member (9)

24 Inspire one maiden, unhappy learner shying away (5)

25 One awaiting the call to minister? (7)

26 Something wicked written by journalist that is without date (4,3)

 

Down

1 Note changes in church books (8)

2 Evening job at home? (7)

3 Mark needing endless coffee, one making a name in music (9)

4 Hurry to make biblical children keep quiet (5)

5 Follower of sport always following London football team (9)

6 Oil spread around copper windows (5)

7 One set of books given to eccentric lord being installed — in Chambers! (7)

8 Bishop and king with charisma in national movement (6)

14 Work a cure with this sacrament (9)

15 Product of Etonian MA, silly and dangerous gas being given off? (9)

16 Release restricted couple of zebras (8)

17 Cleric possessing a great source of power (7)

18 Leader of independent church, a fellow with suggestion that things aren’t what they used to be (7)

19 Good person introducing current measures given marks (6)

21 Where to see racing cars and a limo possibly (5)

22 Some thought it useful as a book (5)

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