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Crossword No. 1671

03 November 2023

by Rt Revd Dr David Thomson

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1 Dying without sanctimonious sound of bell (8)

5 Predictor of city’s fall and rise — Berlin perhaps (6)

9 Extra hours on account of season (8)

10 Whiskey maker Jack understood writing on the wall (6)

12 Hypocritical Dickensian, upper-class with combed-back locks (5)

13 Queen in South Africa between priest and little woman (9)

14 Church features excellent and less complicated (6)

16 Lamentations seen before this zone in East European canal (7)

19 Rock band production (7)

21 Rogue oriental sailor changing sides (6)

23 Code book I cut into pieces to hide in jeans  (9)

25 Seer helping to give academic a home (5)

26 I am going round circuit getting stuck in mud (6)

27 Fold good book with front cover removed to make adaptable (8)

28 Wealth disturbed police (3,3)

29 Reported gains for tipsters (8)


1 Old lover, heartless old American, making departure (6)

2 Accuracy of short account I forward (9)

3 Take, eat and try to be sick (5)

4 Book for anaesthetists? (7)

6 Mariners a long way off hugged by wise men? (9)

7 The writer leads dig for substance with carbon- nitrogen double bond (5)

8 That man will call expressing surprise over the French in evil place (8)

11 Cows in Bible helping to provide milk in excess (4)

15 See us coming aboard new Italian liner (9)

17 When disturbed, scribe Ali is quick-tempered (9)

18 It’s 23 to be ordained — possibly legitimate, but with last two dropping out (3,5)

20 Body of followers here picking up German bubbly (4)

21 Cattle thief boss captures saint (7)

22 Good health is a comfort (6)

24 Pale church officer cut short (5)

25 Confusion in revolt after 1009 in Rome (3-2)

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