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Crossword No. 1115 by the Revd Robert D. Carter

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14 June 2011

Across

 1 See church and trees by river crossing (10)

 9 Plant a bishop among your old women initially  (6)

10 Hesitation with wrong-doings in Sunday School acts of worship (8)

11 Church dignitary repairs drain that’s in a state (8)

12 Bishop going to Brazilian city shows spirit (4)

13 A choirman’s drunk cherry brandy (10) . . .

15 . . . alternatively one has spirits in the early stages (7)

17 Position achieved by novice settling into making steady progress (7)

20 A suggestion of fine stuff being recycled over a lifetime? (4,2,4)

21 Divine being infiltrates Synod in York (4)

23 Possible clue as to what Judas did to betray Jesus (8)

25 Formal array of a coal tit in flight (4-4)

26 Make it possible to extract from churchmen a blessing (6)

27 Famous meal survives at a high level (4,6)

Down

 2 This faithful follower sounds like someone who puts things right (6)

 3 Perennial wish Methuselah complied with? (8)

 4 Religious rite comes to nought here in California (10)

 5 Unknown bishop is overwhelmed by overlarge area of pastoral responsibility (7)

 6 One needing to add colour, turning up in grey dress (4)

 7 Heartless intelligent type upsetting Sid before lunchtime in Italian port (8)

 8 Part of instrument thoroughly limited by dreadful groans (5,5)

12 Old boy with omen about thirty pieces of silver? (5-5)

14 Argue over small details in new parish list (5,5)

16 Son of Jacob — is son a cleaner? (8)

18 Capital attire for worker priests? (5,3)

19 Discharge from office quite upset you and me (7)

22 Confound it, Anne! It’s only natural! (6)

24 Murdered man makes confusing sound being decapitated (4)

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