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Crossword No. 1681

22 March 2024

by the Rt Revd David Thomson

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1 Senior pastor, one in book store? (6)

4 Clan leaders to start dancing on tables outlandishly in the country (8)

10 Powder caught on Emma’s jacket? (4,5)

11 Home you finally found by lake with a flowering plant (5)

12 South American’s cold one, we hear (7)

13 Suffer below, given word to start (7)

14 Memorable time when first lady is given New Testament (5)

15 Calendrical fast time for displaying unusual red maybe (5,3)

18 Holiday round instead of a purposeful career? (8)

20 New-style church council forms children’s charity (5)

23 Woman tossed caber outside church, going backwards! (7)

25 Deduce number in hell? (7)

26 Apple son dropped in church festival (5)

27 Huge animal droppings collected by one academic (9)

28 Polyester sort of towelling unprofitable according to report (8)

29 Every second of Arsenal dreary for senior lecturer (6)


1 Decorated Eastern platform in solid foundation? (8)

2 Description of chapel some persist in exploring (7)

3 Strong box carried by Glasgow’s worthless band (9)

5 Members of Medici curb snub somehow in roundabout manner of speech (14)

6 Secret society, having little time, bungled raid (5)

7 A Queen song ? Such may have ‘fishy’ contents! (7)

8 A company gathered in study for cleric (6)

9 Attempt to tell others of Good News — and antagonise evil drunk (14)

16 Item of jewellery receiver set aside (4-5)

17 Vessel earlier carried around church (8)

19 Soldiers meeting wild tribe that makes revolutionary trip (7)

21 Padre confused about notice put on display (7)

22 Minister is nuisance restricting religious instruction (6)

24 Joyful song for Vorderman? (5)

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