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Crossword No. 1658

05 May 2023

by Don Manley

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1 Saw demonstrator confronting bishop (7)

5 Principles of belief got Adam confused (7)

9 Like some stories I start to read in French first off (9)

10 German city in pointless endeavour (5)

11 Squires troubled about novel observance for the departed (7,4)

14 Bishop once encountered our late Queen — one can measure the journey taken (8)

15 Fan wants victory today (6)

17 Address bill with amount payable (6)

18 Junior cleric’s face seen outside a study (8)

21 Priest’s a bit upset with chapel receptacles (11)

25 Put up with US chum, one learner to be accommodated (5)

26 Rejected ladies about to receive help (4,5)

27 Groups with members one over the eight — and seen to be drunk (7)

28 Site in Rome’s behind schedule getting managed (7)


1 Address God quietly, wanting a bit of illumination (4)

2 Wise types surprisingly slow (4)

3 Sees anger disguised in zeal (9)

4 In ship there’s nothing highly ornate (7)

5 In fraudulent act somehow enticed knight to depart (6)

6 In school the French shine (5)

7 Failing to make a mark in politics? (10)

8 Female novelist and high priest going to London suburb (4,6)

12 Audible boy spouted a version of Scripture (5,5)

13 Idea I will have about what could be immaculate (10)

16 Constant worker following trendy church saints (9)

19 Character at the front (7)

20 Vestments nicked before start of service (6)

22 Country home call cut short (5)

23 Row in game on river (4)

24 Cleric totally exposed, heartlessly standing up (4)

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