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Crossword No. 1618

08 October 2021

by Margaret Irvine

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1 Falcon initially landed behind office in Abbey (6)

5 Car, traditionally blue, to be heard (8)

9 Priest initially given away by devious Puritan plot gets prosecuted (3,2,5)

10 Newlywed with no right to stay (4)

11 His lad’s out to pinch bit of money in collection plate (4,4)

12, 26   Lot’s neighbourhood wherein no beauty’s found? (6,2,3,5)

13 Precious online message finally deleted (4)

15 Promiscuous bunch stripped with speed (8)

18 Investigates religion husband abandoned, following mine (4,4)

19 Old salvage vessel brought back veg from the tropics (4)

21 Father penning verse regularly missed church festival (6)

23 Referee possibly the man who framed his mother? (8)

25 See 8D

26 See 12

27 Stormy weather — shelter needed for a songbird (8)

28 Half of choir in America returning at end of month (6)



2 Peer from heart of realm entertaining queen (5)

3 Charlie mooches around end of this part of monastery (9)

4 Fifty chambers for supreme worship (6)

5 Misfit, one of the 153 the disciples drew from Galilee? (1,4,3,2,5)

6 I cycled freely round area as a little treat (8)

7 Apocryphal character ultimately taught appreciation of life (5)

8, 25   Feasts provided by landlord in bloody times (3-6,4)

14 Attempt to obscure clear evidence of ship’s passage? (9)

16 Flying as co-pilot with papal authority (9)

17 Highly exalt king expelled by violent northern English (8)

20 Priest held up by tribe whence Elijah came (6)

22 Where ratings are generally lost? (2,3)

24 Lamb’s reliance somewhat reduced (5)

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