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This month; a crossword and a vaguely bellringing-related one.  (Don’t worry, there’s no ringing involved!)


Solution here

1   See 23 Across
3  Where the thief on the cross was told he would be, with Jesus (Luke 23:43) (8)
8  Invalid (4)
9  Blasphemed (Ezekiel 36:20) (8)
11  Adhering to the letter of the law rather than its spirit (Philippians 3:6) (10)
14  Shut (Ecclesiastes 12:4) (6)
15  ‘This is how it will be with anyone who — up things for himself but is not rich towards God’ (Luke 12:21) (6)
17  Mary on Isis (anag.) (10)
20 Agreement (Hebrews 9:15) (8)
21  Native of, say, Bangkok (4)
22  Deaf fort (anag.) (5-3)
23 and 1 Across  ‘The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of — to work it and take — of it’ (Genesis 2:15) (4,4)

1  Struggle between opposing forces (Habakkuk 1:3) (8)
2  James defined this as ‘looking after orphans and widows in their distress and keeping oneself from being polluted by the world’ (James 1:27) (8)
4  ‘The one I kiss is the man; — him’ (Matthew 26:48) (6)
5  ‘Be joyful in hope, patient in — , faithful in prayer’ (Romans 12:12) (10)
6  St Columba’s burial place (4)
7  Swirling current of water (4)
10  Loyalty (Isaiah 19:18) (10)
12  ‘God was pleased through the foolishness of what was — , to save those who believe’ (1 Corinthians 1:21) (8)
13  Camp where the angel of the Lord slew 185,000 men one night (2 Kings 19:35) (8)
16  ‘There is still — — — Jonathan; he is crippled in both feet’(2 Samuel 9:3) (1,3,2)
18  David Livingstone was one (4)
19  Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (1,1,1,1)

Circular walk

By Angela Newing

No ringing for Easter Day. What a tragedy!

One of our ringers, who is a keen rambler, decided to go for a long walk instead. He left the church between 8.00am and 9.00am at the time he would normally have arrived for ringing, and when the hands of the church clock were exactly together on the clock face.

He got back between 2.00pm and 3.00pm when the clock hands were exactly opposite each other (ie.exactly 180 degrees apart).  How long had he been away?

Please note, this is not a hard teaser if you do a bit of lateral thinking.

Adapted from an idea of the late Charles Salkind USA and reprinted from the Ringing World, 24th April 2020

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