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Crossword No. 1094

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18 January 2011

by John Guiver

Across

 1 Sincere in conversion, finally repent behind closed doors (2,6)

 5 Ecstasy in Latin hymn turns into a bit of irritating monotony (6)

 9 Secured by a cleric from the east, icon represented early saint (8)

10 Apostle reserving a bit of love for each destitute person (6)

12 Jack with no time for religious leader (5)

13 You snivel after reacting jealously (9)

14 Suffering in recompense — it’s part of God’s nature (12)

18 Nonconformist liked a severe place to go fell-walking (4,8)

21 Tense up around female — to begin with I’m quiet (9)

23 Catholic shelter? Dress down (5)

24 Cecilia shortly to be punished for ‘eavesdropping’? (6)

25 Sherry glass is preferably kept outside church (8)

26 Cardinal’s grave lacking headpiece (6)

27 Torment on the face of our Lord — Satan? (3,5)

Down

 1 Turn in, still clutching verse (6)

 2 Writer finally identifies bone in church (6)

 3 Admitted to church, force mind to be disciplined (9)

 4 Elites access unusual book (12)

 6 Bible books are rising source of inspiration (5)

 7 Striking mischievous child, try to reverse, admitting wrong (8)

 8 March on Phoenician city — 500 killed for having faith (8)

11 Pernickety cleric on air, TV broadcast (name not given) (12)

15 The habit of being penitential? (9)

16 Favouring one PM snack when holding retreat (8)

17 Deliberately missing start of service, asleep (8)

19 PR man ignoring Pastor — he’s done wrong (6)

20 Peter’s original opening of the gates of heaven? (6)

22 After end of summer priest takes time to get fired up again (5)

 

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