Crossword No. 1086 by Revd Michael Callaghan

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16 November 2010

Across

 9 Thames flowing around river animal (7)

10 Excuse row, in retrospect, about return of Bible (7)

11 Beggar finds gull in South Africa? Just the opposite (7)

12 Soup servant carries too far (7)

13 Ten pence I exchanged in sorrow (9)

15 Peacekeepers wanting boss back for wedding (5)

16 Release embraced by closet freemasons (3,4)

19 Delight of gunners taking pint by river (7)

20 King George’s great blessing (5)

21 Stop in-service training in part of school (9)

25 Easily annoyed Priest, awkward theist (7)

26 Expert old American is tiring (7)

28 Wickedly ogle, maybe lust over drink (4,3)

29 Sin, venial (without extremes) — hopelessly foolish (7)

Down

 1 Greek character’s cheek — he expounded on Isaiah (6)

 2 A fellow holding cross in river (6)

 3 Leading light beginning to fall short (4)

 4 Men joined by one boy for prayer (6)

 5 Extended period of play possibly engaging English listener (4,4)

 6 Endure litigant eating very quiet meal before trial (4,6)

 7 Atrium is laid out for final course? (8)

 8 Captive bird kept in winter with wings clipped (8)

14 Greeks hint about misdescription of Persian travellers (5,5)

16 Clue: do this before you seal envelopes! (8)

17 Attempt short undertaking, corrective procedure in hospital (8)

18 Celebration as English beat Chinese before the end of January (8)

22 Cook who went to India? (6)

23 I am supporting the upholding of cave God (6)

24 Sample from top of the plant (6)

27 It’s bad to enjoy life? The reverse! (4)

Correction. In last week’s crossword, clue 8 Down should have read “TV family sounding unhappy with the colour”. Our apologies.

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