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Crossword No. 1665

11 August 2023

by Don Manley

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1 Lust and vice, I suspect, to be found in OT book (9)

6 Part of church collapsed — only part (4)

8 Price paid to set Romans free (6)

9 English drunk, man revealing secret (8)

10 The female attached to American university is a religious loner (6)

11 The woman entering capital city’s areas with churches (8)

12 Shock when daring exploit falls short (4)

13 You strayed off course not many hours ago? (9)

15 During acts of worship employ therapeutic females (9)

19 See church as location of monster? (4)

21 Bishop fades away having managed to imbibe drinks (8)

23 Restrictions involving good rules (6)

24 Remorseful prisoner getting tired (8)

25 Book is excellent — how good is that! (6)

26 Group of thieves nabbing a member of cathedral? (4)

27 Bad condition of daughter is material to broadcast (9)


1 The Parisian having a home that is most meagre (7)

2 Chaps probing broken TV sets in special attire (9)

3 One receiving letters is a grass (7)

4 Traveller to Emmaus, place so obscure (7)

5 Affliction of firm limited in growth (7)

6 Archdeacon put in a second plant (5)

7 Sidesman’s initial greeting, extremely shaky (7)

14 A maid all excited about a religious leader (5,4)

15 Horse carrying depressed old poet and playwright (7)

16 Spiritually uplifted if one is entertained by journalist repeatedly? (7)

17 More than one holy woman during meals is terse (7)

18 See 22D

20 ‘Horseman’, knight intercepting curate unexpectedly (7)

22, 18 Unhelpful message to those at bus stop outside church on Sunday? (3,2,7)

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