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Crossword No. 1650

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13 January 2023

by Patricia Cerrone

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Across

1 Freedom to hand over a new church (11)

9 Worth of vicar’s appeal, leading united effort initially (5)

10 Pile of stuff in neglected motel garage (11)

11 Sailor surrounded by children in deep- down location (6)

15 Prosperity in quiet season variable (6)

16 Detect lines in ornamentation (7)

17 Tide almost close, by front of pier (4)

18 Beside very loud gent? (4)

19 Worry goes in a flash (7)

20 A group of fliers returning from a long way off (4)

21 Slight mark on musical score (4)

22 Food time shortened — rodent shortly present (7)

24 Security device attached to locks? (6)

25 Authority allowing 501 into boat (6)

29 A lass loudly disrupted solemn commemoration (3,5,3)

30 Lay to rest in rough terrain deprived of sun (5)

31 Unusually tricky sermon has a hundred leaving place of worship (4,7)

Down

2 Hound heading off to get bird (5)

3 Girl is aggressive when name is forgotten (6)

4 Regretted impolite broadcast (4)

5 A man disguised as Caleb’s descendant (4)

6 Archdeacon seen in cathedral regularly (6)

7 Candle below blown out — comprehensively! (5,6)

8 What comes ahead of the kingdom of God for singers? (4,2,5)

11 King unfurling his banner to receive leaders of Egyptian command (11)

12 Saints apt to get troubled about a bishop — not Anglican types (11)

13 Compel soldier to fight on horseback (7)

14 Thrift with money possibly saving firm (7)

15 Exercise getting journalists excited? (5-2)

22 Term for French saint (6)

23 Gloomy pair of learners finally change when entertained by star (6)

26 Fuming in despair at extravagance (5)

27 Smudge in short promotional piece written about book (4)

28 Author of mystery with a thousand lines penned (4)

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