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Crossword No. 1655

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24 March 2023

by The Revd Michael Callaghan

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Across

1 Queen has a pectoral cross (9)

6 Sadly old-fashioned, a gloomy bishop being ignored (5)

*9 Almost still during dreamy movement (7)

10 Initially the reason for sacking US politician (7)

11 Starting point of old theologian leaving Spain for India (6)

*12 Roman couple separately involved in cooking a seder (4,4)

14 Pay attention to letters from the Edomites (4)

15 Apply to get expiry with indication of doubt in plebiscite (10)

18 Niece slept badly – a terrible sickness (10)

20 Heads of Indian College of Nurses making representation (4)

23 Underwear range worn by Spice Girl (8)

24 Criticise a mother’s hat (6)

26 Take away religious pamphlet after editor returns (7)

*27 Ignoring appeal, Ignatian goes after cooked food (3,4)

28 Muck maybe reported in part of church (5)

29 Text regularly queried? It’s not by fundamentalists! (9)

Down

1 Carrier’s strike involving retailer (5,4)

2 Queries naughty men’s magazine (7)

3 Audible encouragement for apostle (6)

4 Footballer’s two-word request for book? (4)

5 Want to eat bread as Lenten discipline (10)

*6 New ideas about antelope (5,3)

7 Changed key before beginning of descant (7)

*8 Kentucky white wine – chuck out! (5)

*13 Organised nice debuts (10)

16 Picture of car next to old city quarter (9)

*17 Awfully miserable son being lost (6,2)

*19 Time to take part in some diocesan customs (7)

21 Talk over Evangelical Union acquiring a property in France (7)

22 Somehow vague and quietly resigned (4,2)

23 Draper’s entry in family diary (5)

25 Small parish not half creating dispute (4)

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