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Crossword 1669

06 October 2023

by Philip Marlow

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1 Members of a priestly sect used case wrongly to store diamonds (9)

6 See regular habit (not half!) in a particular place (5)

9 Reportedly, studied policy, boundary not to be crossed? (3,4)

10 Prelate principally an expert capturing hearts for style (7)

11 Figure with note raised on return to get fruit container (6)

12 Female bishop has to ponder with colleague (8)

14 One beginning to survey manuscript for theories (4)

15 One with religious belief to flog? (10)

18 Shame gent is disoriented with minimal energy in garden (10)

20 Support leading pair of priests given work (4)

23 Cleric’s first modified tunic concerned with a priest’s sash? (8)

24 Evidence of faith largely on the part of hymnist Fanny (6)

26 Those making cocktails might exploit these US millenarians (7)

27 Greek wine isn’t drunk in Religious Education area (7)

28 Root vegetable among others we detest (5)

29 Evangelical in time with noise out of control (9)



1 Youngster making journey wearing bandaged supporter (9)

2 Odd man I suspect is Javan’s son (7)

3 Military group facing journalist as one? (6)

4 Energy shown by archdeacon still (4)

5 Convert setting up a Greek version of the Bible (10)

6 Leonard with pleasing accent turning up on yard to get perennial plant (4,4)

7 Church starts to celebrate inspiring life in adored saint (7)

8 Notice empty dormitory that’s unsavoury (5)

13 Gives allure to some girl, as ‘transformed’ (10)

16 Take spicy liquid to make fancy confectionery (5,4)

17 A model with ‘minimal’ weight before, in a way (2,2,4)

19 Biblical translator trying regularly to overlook valley (7)

21 Jonathan, say, at home on island, a composer (7)

22 Greek with excessive love for picturesque cave (6)

23 Instances of things learned in grammar? (5)

25 Neat edging on garments (4)

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