Crossword No. 1087 by John Tabraham

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22 November 2010

Across

 9 Stand for bits of church service (7)

10 What may sound like simple boat for prophet (7)

11 Carved figure about the right height (7)

12 It’s hard to climb the French tower (7)

13 Relating to rural economy, mixing organic mass with oxygen (9)

15, 20 Publicity first: Virgin Mary is the leading lady (5,5)

16 Book man breaks the speed of sound (7)

19 Letter from saint used in English Mass (7)

20 See 15 Across

21 Canonises converts in post-Easter event (9)

25 Friendly drink (7)

26 Unveliever witnessing robbery (7)

28 Nun: ‘Let’s translate passages’ (7)

29 Black attire looking silly with square hat (7)

Down

 1 Prophet sitting in chapel is handsome (6)

 2 Cake with cocaine served in Eastern den (6)

 3 Leading couples in Jerusalem humbled Hebrew king (4)

 4 Monk left in untidy manse (6)

 5 Very short line in service possibly (8)

 6 Dreadful pride with me not setting salvation (10)

 7 One line in work isn’t what an artist wants? (3,5)

 8 Cut off from a right troublesome female (8)

14 Fruit crate stamped with numbers on the outside (10)

16 Administer drug to fix ‘em with aid, etc (8)

17 Archbishop left to cover diarist’s report (8)

18 Final has erupted suddenly (2,1,5)

22 Irritable priest? Not one among heartless clergy (6)

23 Wicked dictator when given Scripture beginning to suffer fools (6)

24 Samuel’s son won’t have little woman as prophet (6)

27 Listen! Fish beginning to get away (4)

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