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Crossword No. 1688

28 June 2024

by Paul Henderson

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1 Duke supporting 8 has little creatures put down (10)

6 Excessive love shown by German emperor (4)

9 See 20A

10 Cheese served in buffet arrangement (4)

12 Fanciful disease left us really ghastly inside initially (5)

13 Dynasty accepting different description of Sunday at church (9)

14 Family suppressing intent shown by origin of third aspirant to throne? (8)

17 Muslim greeting in South America (4)

19 In school a fellow coming across saintly Norwegian king (4)

20,  9 Line taken in form of rigorous progression that provided a change of monarch (8,10)

24 Sound warning about hard marine rock a yard long (5-4)

25 A key perhaps in part of church (5)

27 Limitations for all pastors in mountains (4)

28 Sailors swimming under ship? A ridiculous situation (10)

29 Players satisfied about opening of anthem, on reflection (4)

30 Source of text totally emptied pew — liturgy ending in uproar (10)



1 Clip designed to fit in certain vestment (8)

2 Motorist, not the first, to be in flowing water (5)

3 Early psychologist placing one king over another? (7,5)

4 Something to cover road a little supplied by last of you workers (7)

5 Son probing family origins rests for the night? (6)

7 I’m OK with death being represented in operetta (3,6)

8 Invading house in old mountains (6)

11 Note — there at sea — person coming to shore — 14 arriving at 23? (12)

15 Doubtful religious texts that could make chap pray about nothing (9)

16 Identify those adoring God primarily (3)

18 Idiots mostly annoyed judge (8)

21 Nutty cutlet, latest in choice food suitable for vegetarian? (7)

22 Old house beginning to engage University (6)

23 Go off up on horse in Devon’s coastal location (6)

26 Group entertaining our lot? Nice (5)

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