Crossword 1201

by
15 February 2013

By Geoff Millin

Across
7 Like Christ primarily, finishing on the way to Heaven (9)
8 See winter sportsman freeze finally in short garment (5)
9 Don who may preach a sermon? (6)
10 Terrible OT sin has to be shock (8)
12 What's among things tea leaves do? They do this (5)
14 Spring or Lent with chaps coming in signing on (9)
15 A rector not wanting yellow colour pens brief note for designer (9)
17 Banned cricketer returns, getting two ducks (5)
19 Religious place - reportedly completely chintzy? Just the odd bits (4,4)
20 King is left with first lady almost a month in Israel (6)
23 Key for a slow musical piece (5)
24 Aim always, as they say, to keep striving (8)

Down
1 State of French nun (7)
2 Be aware of old slaves uprising (5)
3 Pagan god, first of offspring with a big noise (4)
4 Law-enforcer gives Christmas visitors various treats (10)
5 A second person tucks into this French stew (9)
6 Man with poem sits on top of one church building (7)
11 It's even different at front of the new ordinal (10)
13 Skimpy garment, look, with a short length covering a great deal (9)
16 A person in the wrong - one following priest in false religion (7)
18 Sign of a party? It's a blessing, enthralling everyone (7)
21 I proceed without mother - a perfect state for an insect (5)
22 Commercials on the radio for a cutting tool (4)

A biblical quotation goes round the perimeter of the grid clockwise, starting from the top left corner.

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