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Crossword No. 1680

08 March 2024

by Paul Henderson

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1 Purification is linked to Manicheans (9)

6 I will probe books associated with the French religious text (5)

9 Non-believer subsequently following chief Greek goddess? Not right (7)

10 Checked finances of car company — adjust the record ultimately (7)

11 Fertile spot: circular shape in current form (5)

12 Writer amazed — somehow we’d forgotten verse form (5,4)

13 Agitation in street, endless anger (4)

14 Nuns beginning to meditate best aboard vehicles (10)

17 Pal almost repaired dry arch in area close to religious building (10)

18 Limits for nature writers providing journalistic output? (4)

21 Holy person’s proficiency in supplying security (9)

23 Letter to the Hebrews almost entirely followed by a different epistle (5)

24 Baleful, nothing less, about love (7)

25 Inclined to observe tax cut if before middle of July (7)

26 Eccentric family linked to Kentucky (5)

27 American boy beginning to mature in a story we translated (3,6)


1 Church administrator initially laughs: ‘Conspirators are in this?’ (7)

2 Dreadful frustration, again missing a church festival (15)

3 Horrified son wearing silver headgear (6)

4 Tuscany possibly accommodating Arab in place of refuge (9)

5 One embraced by celebrity making bit of a flight (5)

6 Easily persuaded to sum up when engaged by religious text (8)

7 Crazy reason for church to call in animal experts? (4-2-3-6)

8 Makes beloved finales, accommodating listener (7)

15 Sacrificial act to marry MD, unfortunately (9)

16 I’m crushed by a friend showing ill-feeling (8)

17 Donkey with bird seen around vestment (7)

19 Student of the sun outside church (7)

20 Harm that mostly distracted biblical sister? (6)

22 I determined to include new small feature in atlas? (5)

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