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Crossword No. 1657

21 April 2023

by Philip Marlow

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1 A Mass ending in backbiting? It’s put back as sign of disgrace (6)

5 Jack before getting angry, one being bound to make a lamentation (8)

9 A subsidiary source of kitchen fuel? (4,4)

10 Neglect region requiring redevelopment (6)

11 Ethel agreed possibly to entertain doctor getting Anglican award (7,6)

12 Deer’s posterior (4)

13 Touch shown by staff to create informative link? (7,3)

15 Unfairly categorise poetry set to be translated by European (10)

17 Formal agreement is loaded, it’s said (4)

18 A job getting French article, long piece of writing as a statement of faith (8,5)

20 Greek character left in church beginning to inspect central parts (6)

21 Comrade worked with one OT hero (8)

22 Character again dressed without a jumper (8)

23 Sci-fi writer in a large Norfolk town (6)


2 Trail’s lit differently for one seeking selection? (9)

3 A maiden beset by joy over day had sparkling look (7)

4 Appear in Paris event (5)

5 Two kings accompanying  fresh fellow who asked to be led? (4,5,6)

6 Again make clear note, the thing required by English judge (9)

7 Some room in a retreat for slender tower (7)

8 See eye to eye with a person who’s eco-friendly for the most part (5)

13 Children followed by upset girl not showing reaction to humour? (9)

14 Idealised country dwellers represented as in a card (9)

16 Yorkshire and England cricketer was in charge and went about rummaging? (7)

17 Priest starts to expect better complete pay for a canon (7)

18 A difficulty facing a Caribbean island (5)

19 Catholic with refined manner turning up in papal court (5)

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