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Crossword No. 1638

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22 July 2022

by Geoff Millin

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Across

6 Foolishly deny men too fat a time for solemn fast (3,2,9)

9 Opposed a bit of the Bible? (6)

10 Christian maybe to give right to revolutionary entering France (8)

11 Chant in church with one note to ring endlessly (8)

12 Glow of gold, gold captured by artist (6)

13 What’s used for anointing in church is kept in small room (6)

15 TV covers politician in place of worship (6)

18 In the manner of strange old panic (6)

20 Man in fire caught in hard ash, struggling (8)

22 Coming on to stage, giving great delight (8)

23 Judge has gone wrong, concealing identity (6)

24 Polar nights too nasty for one studying tribes? (14)

 

Down

1 Messenger keeping time as palace attendant (8)

2 Gosh, an elephant’s head, nothing less — making this god look unusual! (6)

3 Never upset goddess of mischief — treat with respect (8)

4 Sportsperson who puts up a barrier? (6)

5 Dragon-slayer’s angry — one visibly up the pole? (2,7,5)

7 With this get a first of December opening (with added calories?), climax coming with a

   manger finally? (6,8)

8 Sin beyond limit (6)

14 Siren may go off in theological college (8)

16 Somewhere heavenly offering Grand Mass for the South East, for example (8)

17 Don’t be this in sermon, please — it looks bad! (6)

19 Man keeps slowing down — not what you’d expect to find (6)

21 Heavenly host set in a new society (6)

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