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Crossword No. 1625

21 January 2022

by Margaret Irvine

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1 Well-informed about introduction of diocese’s computer software (6)

5 Jehu’s foe advanced in mist close to Bethel (6)

8 Varied lot, including more unusual organ stop (7)

9 Add spice to grand naval entertainment (3,4)

11 Graveyard thief in uniform nabbed by sinister rector on the prowl? (15)

12 Old Norse anthology with English supplement brought back (4)

13 I put in 50p attending office, a token payment (3,7)

17 I’ll leave niece with parent suffering contrition (10)

18 Flooring typical in Orthodox houses (4)

20 Oracle site guarded by mad anarchist from US sect (15)

23 Part of court drowned by ghastly noise (7)

24 Copper’s pay scale used for clergy (7)

25 Church tender runs on roadside (6)

26 Quite ample food cooked by Jerusalem ladies? (6)



2 Adopted disguise as wandering Perseus did, losing heart (7,2)

3 Prophet’s written about old city affairs (6)

4 Mysterious objects Scotties regularly buried in heather (9)

5 Doesn’t possess headgear worn by cardinals (5)

6 Militancy disheartened Zebedee greatly before turn of year (8)

7 Bug in poisonous gas inhaled by priest (1,4)

8 Greek sisters showing signs of excessive piety before meals? (5,6)

10 To circulate scriptures, man enters estate (2,3,6)

14 Discordant Credo was composer’s first ­­— you mustn’t knock it (6,3)

15 Dietitians out to deny pud ultimately — and starters (9)

16 Grinding cut of beef to feed crew turning up (8)

19 Remaining brigand finally pardoned (6)

21 Material to decorate church in Parisian way (5)

22 Biblical commander’s banner unfurled with one name missing (5)

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