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Crossword No. 1664

28 July 2023

by Philip Marlow

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1 Duke, old Roman Catholic, with a second helper of the poor (6)

4 Archbishop, dry type engaged by Italian composer mostly (8)

10 One less than wholly enthusiastic in a load haphazardly touring church (9)

11 Temperature I detected in a good area in swampy forest (5)

12 A sharp cry coming back in narrow passageway (5)

13 Short dress may be inappropriate in time for fasting and prayer (5-4)

14 Popular female exploited characteristic of tea? (7)

16 Bridge in resort close to cavern (4)

19 Inactive element among fervid lectors (4)

21 French cathedral city is featured in story linked to refined times (7)

24 Canopy in church uncovered with a prominent feature (9)

25 Set of beliefs shown by councillor with English party (5)

26 Sign of faith caught by US soul singer (5)

27 Surprising move in art establishing a standard? (9)

28 Study in the south of France lately marginalised in abrupt fashion (8)

29 Stat manipulated about religious education still? (2,4)


1 US lawyer with weird claim about origin of this wide-sleeved vestment (8)

2 Floor Dot damaged in a gallery overhead? (4,4)

3 Friendship of ace with German missionary’s ending (5)

5 Writer, American, following coveted award for multipart programme (7)

6 Rogue out to interrupt tests and teaching sessions (9)

7 Priest on pilgrimage brought up prophet (6)

8 Co-operate with one first-rate society among the French (6)

9 Inscription in story of a saint’s life? (6)

15 Small plan lies in tatters in part of a church (4,5)

17 Bread obtained by clerics? (8)

18 Supporter has power to block former individual with holy books (8)

20 Colourless liquid spilt in an hotel (7)

21 Lake with a new rescue vessel in Scottish town (6)

22 One may have Roman beads (6)

23 A titled figure embracing fine Victorian hymnodist Henry (6)

25 Religious song found in much antiphony (5)

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