Crossword No. 1030 by Geoff Millin

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13 October 2009

Across

 1 Priest with colourful back room in France makes altar decorations (9)

 6 Hold tight, having caught fish (5)

 9 A wise man, great in Rome once, with no name (5)

10 Woman in church delighted ultimately, hugged by the groom excitedly (9)

11 English king beset by prophets — a sect looking for the true church (7)

12 Attorney accepts injury law of Buddhists (6)

14 A shoe — initially carved lump of wood (4)

15 ‘I stand continually upon the ___________’ (Isaiah 21:8, AV) (10)

17 Corrupt ruler finally down to depth where departed souls reside? (10)

19 An element in muezzin calls (4)

21 Unite or split? (6)

23 Ancient language a hundred and one ages back (7)

26 What could make a Roman Catholic happy — old religious books (9)

27 Relaxed Sabbath in a Cornish town (5)

28 Eastern prince takes bits of shroud regularly as a surplice (5)

29 Roughly calculated date and times not reliable (9)

Down

 1 Little dogs chewing a thousand dancing shoes (5)

 2 A source of incense and lectern timber perhaps? (9)

 3 Religious festival in the orient mostly (6)

 4 Lawgiver, one making a bequest, is left inside (10)

 5 17 turned up with English team (4)

 6 Catholic bishop’s vestment shows decorative work (7)

 7 Choir rendered The gods’ ethereal juice (5)

 8 Sick old person, awfully tragic, with anger rising inside (9)

13 Northern town, one with a good man, ‘the preacher’ (10)

14 Old religious festival with drinks for the congregation? (6,3)

16 Garment, with excellent ermine? Get minimally cold in it! (9)

18 Nameless member of the clergy is highly respected (7)

20 A symbolic device uplifted Scary Spice and me (6)

22 Historic period chasuble, set up with hood initially (5)

24 Beliefs caught on papyrus for example (5)

25 An alcove partially collapsed (4)

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