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Crossword No. 1684

03 May 2024

by Rob Pinnock

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1 Recluse heading away from site on eastern side of moor (9)

6 Front of pulpit covered in tartan (5)

9 Diamonds obtained by greedy biblical king (5)

10 Ecclesiastic Manchu unexpectedly accepting Roman Catholic faith finally (9)

11 I’m getting obsessive about seal, maybe (6)

12 Lump of metal having other uses (5)

15 Angel that is accessing internet address (5)

16 Looks upon hell — wearing these lessens the glare (9)

18 A long time in larder creating splendid display (9)

20 I complain about Elimelech’s spouse (5)

21 E.g. PM Sunak: ‘The last shall be first’ ­— for whiskey? (5)

22 There’s suffering for biblical queen of Persia (6)

25 One seen in disreputable harem at a town in ancient Palestine (9)

26 Jewish patriarch is a preacher at heart (5)

27 Choose Conservative to participate in review of TV (5)

28 Maybe remove from crypt devilish demonist bishop (9)


1 Northumbrian saint unnamed in opera (4)

2 Beware place where Elijah hid one night (4)

3 Possibly first service book (7)

4 At home with corrupt ecclesiastical office holder (9)

5 The same measure coming with true quality (5)

6 Sanctimonious curate’s beginning translation of this old British language (7)

7 Surprisingly, Andromeda Galaxy’s original location for final conflict (10)

8 Like member of sect having party — I can’t sit around (10)

13 Beg to get drink, one cold in shallow dish (10)

14 Go on holy journey, forbidding short form of Isaiah during mass (10)

17 Eastern saint sadly bearing pain for plague-ridden people (9)

19 At hospital, engage in conflict to get point finally across (7)

20 Silly Etonian as follower of heretic? (7)

22 Information turning up about chaplain’s second surplice (5)

23 Jewish greeting, not the first or last to manifest aura of holiness (4)

24 Blackleg sailor confined aboard battleship, initially (4)

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