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Crossword No. 1102 by Geoff Millin

by
14 March 2011

Across

 1 Beer sloshed about repeatedly by a person with a full pitcher? (7)

 5 Sound made by trunk primarily on peculiar animal (7)

 9 They’re abandoned — left out of players for ever (9)

10 Scoundrel saint damned (5)

11 Senior cleric repaired rare chaplet (11)

12 Poor Clare, for example, nobody heard (3)

13 Crib holds a leader of men perhaps (7)

15 Love in cinema involved eulogies (7)

17 Biblical tempter exhausted embracing Queen (7)

19 Biblical man in freedom fighter’s garments (7)

21 Eggs from old Virginia (3)

22 Solemn Australian sexton (11)

24 Large beast sporting one horn (5)

25 Somehow breathe endlessly and take food — it keeps you alive (9)

26 English minor ecclesiastic who has a vote (7)

27 Eastern spirit embraces despicable person — it’s not right (7)

Down

 1 Recover as the result of unexpected miracle (7)

 2 Graduate’s in charge of essentials (5)

 3 Fake agony audibly to get wine (9)

 4 Friend surrounded by luminous glow mostly unprofessional (7)

 5 Having finally left all one’s worldly possessions (7)

 6 Relation, impure, without a name (5)

 7 Groom’s friend setting standard with some measure of speed (9)

 8 A great ship almost a Queen (7)

14 Story of original inhabitants, including a bishop (9)

16 One sings Messiah full of love, with little hesitation (9)

17 Clean, say, after upsetting affliction (7)

18 Member of staff suffering in part of school year endlessly? (7)

19 Put ’em in a box (if you don’t ____ ’em!) (7)

20 Saint, mostly mature, fabricated a bed of rock (7)

22 Good innkeeper supplying spirit (5)

23 Like Alexander, raising an army work unit (5)

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