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Crossword No. 1647

25 November 2022

By Philip Marlow

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1 King has heart troubled, embracing superior OT wife (7)

5 A container to keep mostly luxuriant fruit (7)

9 Primitive area is recalled in British Columbia (5)

10 Wintry hazard currently seen aboard ship starts to trouble old Marines (9)

11 Most enter nervously by back of nave for short discourse in service (10)

12 Exercise accompanied by a large bell’s sound (4)

14 Visit alas not arranged for member of  religious army (12)

18 A Swede’s handy changes for start of austere period? (3,9)

21 By the sound of it, make acceptable room in a monastery (4)

22 Publicity given to article probing decrees for certain friars? (10)

25 Elation when acquiring book showing plant (9)

26 German city that is defended by tense bishop (5)

27 Curtailed journey on Scottish island getting commendation (7)

28 Hear about tree in Gothic window feature? (7)



1 Put an end to first signs of kerfuffle involving nonsense (6)

2 Assert when converted some stunning things (6)

3 Hymn music associated with certain periods (4,2,4)

4 Husband had to hug son and hurry (5)

5 A job, a short challenge for those renouncing faith? (9)

6 Pinkish wine increased in value (4)

7 Church with unusual role getting one Conservative bad-tempered (8)

8 Casual worker not on time establishing pattern to be followed? (8)

13 No huge capital raised to protect firm in part of Canada (4,6)

15 Like an archdeacon, never somehow competent (9)

16 Supply of bread for many engagements? (3,5)

17 Where Paul visited Greek characters, restricting insolence? (8)

19 Stir up popular controversy initially with appeal close to vicarage (6) 

20 A holy figure getting Indian director off track? (6)

23 Plan to get some medicine picked up? (5)

24 Asian food stored in part of Udaipur (4)

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