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Crossword No. 1651

27 January 2023

by Peter Chamberlain

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1 Strict adherent taunts man if led astray (14)

8 Isaac crashed — inside capital (5)

9 Side having the necessary spirit for cricket perhaps (4,4)

11 Old ruler and relations with idol the female’s brought in (4,5)

12 Trunk aviator sometimes carries (5)

13 Cosy place takes small number, all right? (4)

14 Vestment in excess of what is required, we hear (8)

17 Be dreamy, suffering in time of fasting (5,3)

19 Pulpit used by William Booth (4)

23 Nothing can be seen out of it (5)

24 In a depressed state when the tide is out (2,1,3,3)

25 Our vet is funny — humour may be this (8)

26 Member backing Celsius scale (5)

27 One taking note of what is right and what is wrong (9,5)


1 Gift bringing honest anger (12)

2 Bottle party? Impossible! (2,3,2)

3 One’s not keen to show it (6)

4 Whole hospital department facing anger (6)

5 Disciple, a theologian in the States (8)

6 Old sort going after record label? (8)

7 Warrior, one having a drink when that’s served up (7)

10 One dragging along infant left tall building (5,2,5)

15 Speaker number ten in performed work (8)

16 Soldier with no means of identification having irrational fears (8)

18 See lay sister dance (7)

20 Satisfying encounter (7)

21 What’s expected with disciple becoming a member of the clergy (6)

22 I have caught you with silly chat after journey (6)

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