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Crossword No. 1674

15 December 2023

by Philip Marlow

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7 Trouble arises for a Canaanite commander (6)

8 Our people with unknown spokesperson somewhere in Dorset (8)

9 Learner in film wearing certain priestly vestment (8)

10 An athlete might use one shop I fancy fringing yard (6)

11 Theologian with article in this way captivating Asian seeking conversion (10)

13 Something to be calculated, nothing more, in form of wrestling (4)

14 Rumpus in the rear kept in confines of sacristy (6)

15 Leave English group after end of synod (6)

19 Uncomfortable sensation concealed by unfit chaplain (4)

21 Earl’s ready to mobilise those once licensed to preach? (3,7)

22 Derby’s resting place? (3,3)

23 Hymnodist Frances gets to dither, with delay making retreat (8)

25 Sadly miss dean as church welcomer (8)

26 Sailors accompanied by American in Paul’s city (6)


1 Locates brood for all to see with a lot in turn (8)

2 Casual worker found in current employment (4)

3 Writer Martin probing character, a French Protestant insurgent (8)

4 US city politician outwardly harnesses natural spirits?  (6)

5 Day on hill’s fantastic place of pilgrimage? (4,6)

6 A notable achievement without last pair in open courtyard (6)

8 Bug is tiny and nasty for the most part (6)

12 David’s counsellor, a success with aspiration to enthral hard lot principally (10)

16 Weary Rev., troubled when a teen excitedly comes round (8)

17 Two parents accepting measure of work in city in Asia Minor (8)

18 Slithery type phony possibly about last part of Pentecost (6)

20 Disastrous thing that’s instinctive about poor newspaper (6)

21 Fool turning up in shelter for bean, say (6)

24 King facing revolutionary period? It’s not common (4)

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