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Crossword No. 1683

19 April 2024

by Philip Marlow

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1 English composer mentioned priest’s scarf (6)

4 Fixed place for Arabs, perhaps (6)

10 Balkan citizen backed by agents in Italian city (7)

11 Birds over parts around island (7)

12 Third son in group in front of hospital (4)

13 I held rally arranged in theological college (6,4)

15 Archbishop once left during bad reading by Eastern European (8,4)

18 Boast one time about source of sacred inscription? (7,5)

23 Strict Protestants caught with a French wine shown in catalogues (10)

24 Famous dean entertained by chaplain, generously (4)

26 Source of this foreign currency produces bother (7)

27 Artist and composer lacking a right recourse? Not half! (2,5)

28 Took notice of ambassador trailed by two journalists (6)

29 A saint that’s eaten outside or abandoned all food? (6)


1 Beer’s out after getting tipsy certainly (2,2,4)

2 Greek character hosting others, say, in turn, showing status (8)

3 Make an engraving in upmarket chapel (4)

5 A rider usually lacking in age? (10)

6 A lamb that’s troubled about a man with an ass (6)

7 As one occupying cathedral city without difficulty?  (6)

8 Wicked deal in biblical book (6)

9 Serve up party before revolutionary vote (6)

14 Nameless one’s in a club possibly, avoiding company? (10)

16 Gloomy Democrat now upset over defeat (8)

17 See in this place fine soldiers start to disperse (8)

19 Comedian Bill in section of a castle (6)

20 Young child given comfortable place shortly in Devon town (6)

21 Put a stop to Celtic type leading church (6)

22 A feeling of affection about head of chapter in recess (6)

25 A Greek area in Indian city (4)

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