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Crossword No. 1646

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11 November 2022

by Paul Henderson

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Across

1 Currently prominent part of castle getting maintenance (6)

5 Energy, say, in reworking of diarist (8)

9 Visionaries Dean initially backs will include me (8)

10 Sound thinking regarding a disciple (6)

11 Bell-ringer coming top? Alas, doing badly (13)

12 Fail to see a girl (4)

13 Famous couple — note Dave clumsily embraced by a woman (4,3,3)

15 Tell stories about curious part in excellent item of church decor (10)

17 What is bad, then good, in hymn? (4)

18 Diocesan set in elaborate church festival (13)

20 Cheap stuff also portrayed in inked image (6)

21 Agency worker taking exam of a secular nature (8)

22 Settle men heading off with candlestick (8)

23 Meagre minister not working in South-East (6)

Down

2 Friend bringing in a choir specially organised for the local church (9)

3 Problems are mounting for famous humanist (7)

4 Religious painting in capital of Portugal that is a sign of gratitude (5)

5 Apostle P is later seen differently in NT book (8,7)

6 Servant concealing criminal act in minister’s home (9)

7 Debris drifting around a marine denizen (3-4)

8 In the vicinity of a fight (5)

13 Instrument no help at sea when carried by a navy (9)

14 Local wine, unusually vapid, yes, getting any number drunk (3,2,4)

16 Excellent movement involving Southern hermit (7)

17 Dutch philosopher hurries up with a cross raised (7)

18 Cooking range — fashionable once more (5)

19 In autumn a messenger calls (5)

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