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2627: Chronicled lives

21 October 2023

9:00 AM

21 October 2023

9:00 AM

Eight unclued lights are of a kind. Their unchecked and mutually checked letters can be rearranged to spell TOY OF A PARISH DEACON.


1    Tramp with extremely dirty pet (5)

10    Believe cad misguided and open to being misled (10)

12    UK dramatist wreathing US city in bunting (7)

14    Flagged cab at last on English border (5)

15    Runs away from robust scrutiny (5)

16    Former kingdom of Crimea disintegrated (6)

22    Gloss paint oddly disappearing, not put away (8)

23    Company engaged in laundering, ignoring a stockholder (7)

24    Half-cut GP dismissed painful condition (4)

25    Courageous sort from Lisbon losing heart (4)

27    Eastern leader smuggling goods for...

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