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Crossword No. 1685

17 May 2024

by Geoff Millin

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1 Returning boy enters without footwear (7)

5 Rev.’s talk, endlessly rambling, about church room (7)

9 Festival disturbing dean’s calm (9)

10 Couple of priests in trouble for a month (5)

11 Crazy home by French river reportedly (6)

12 Forcibly remove wicked idols — start to demonstrate good energy (8)

14 Peter and pals thus organised important meal (3,4,6)

17 A job to get the French text showing statement of belief (8,5)

21 A written record concerning one saint in Germany many ignored (8)

22 Managed to deceive millions lacking organisation (6)

25 Such regions are icy, as river and lake are endlessly (5)

26 Arachnid disturbing aunt, having got into altar somehow (9)

27 Son getting university entrance without top grade not a failure (7)

28 Accept the faith of bishop and priest, nearly always (7)


1 Church room? It’s scary somehow (8)

2 5 November maybe for an hour of prayer (5)

3 Union of educators shown on pilaster in state capital (7)

4 Initially school maths usually served up in these? (4)

5 Old ceremonial garments, including one blue, arranged in entrance halls (10)

6 A dish for seafood (7)

7 Note concerning crimson rose, unusual in altar screen (9)

8 Flowers silliest saint removed unfortunately (6)

13 Written laws about alien figurines (10)

15 The first woman almost like a divine spirit, according to the Gospel (9)

16 A sad male splashed water (5,3)

18 Watch old boy act as assistant in worship (7)

19 Little children learn about depository of bones (7)

20 Journey prior to very big examination at
university (6)

23 Two drink in the auditorium (5)

24 A native of Samaria, e.g., featured in parable (4)

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