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Crossword No. 1661

20 June 2023

by Paul Henderson

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1 One contralto and soprano brought in something required, and it’s something required by many a performer (5-5)

6 Quiet rector’s beginning to entertain wonderful couple (4)

10 A lot of muddle is disseminated by anti- technology movement (7)

11 Be off with start of top-rated religious education, backing broadcast (7)

12 English cite classical slips regarding the clergy (14)

13 Ruined city? In France and Germany I love touring foremost of ruins (7)

14 Damage shelter providing home for North German girl (7)

15 Followers about to carry on, dismissing person in opposition (7)

17 Sinner, perhaps large in stomach, not keeping back (7)

19 Study time — rather more than a month of Sundays? (10,4)

22 Not saying much about the congregation, perhaps, when penning study (7)

23 Prophet’s wheeze half ignored? Like mad! (7)

24 Drift around aimlessly, a brief time before working (4)

25 Kind to the planet and readily portable? That’ll get the go-ahead (5,5)


1 Race? Show pleasure ­— not second! (4)

2 Is upset? Hurried up to provide cocktail (7)

3 Church wrong over religious image, and having concern about new dish (6,3,5)

4 Not open over doctor’s attitude? It’s maybe a sign of a bad health outcome! (9)

5 Girl embraced by honest Anglican (5)

7 Skill I initially learned in church is the thing (7)

8 Artist trapped by obscure rule, and cleric (5,4)

9 Flower contributing to change at Kent’s cathedral? (10,4)

13 Complicated English jam rules — what WI appreciates? (9)

14 Angel dame, reformed repentant woman (9)

16 Also absorbing book with account identifying Raleigh’s discovery? (7)

18 Finding time to get running (7)

20 Become responsible for popular type of dog (5)

21 Opening segment of religious litany (4)

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