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Crossword No. 1133 by Philip Marlow

by
18 October 2011

Across

 9 Biblical king has to be surrounded by gold? Certainly on reflection (9)

10 Is husband accepting religious instruction from Clare? (5)

11 Noise may be this — not right with various Quakers wanting tranquillity ultimately (7)

12 Organ providing introduction mostly with trouble (7)

13 Contemptuous expression used by slob, a heathen (3)

14 Dim habit we altered around opening of evening hymn (5,4,2)

15 Square seen by European in very hot ancient capital (7)

17 Tribe’s English structure getting reported (7)

19 Remarkable people favoured a Christian doctrine (8,3)

23 Talk at length and draw in breath endlessly (3)

24 Queen appearing with archdeacon in paper, showing zeal (7)

25 Taking a risk without leader, walking at gentle pace (7)

27 Muse in wonder at offering (5)

28 Missionary isn’t commonly in resort before middle of July (5,4)

Down

 1 Service held up among worshippers, Samoans (4)

 2 Monk damaged china cup (8)

 3 Obscure figure entertaining a leader of Assyrians in Roman province (6)

 4 Creature in water is cold — fairy unusually quiet! (8)

 5 Ancient ascetic being without the first sign of comfort (6)

 6, 13 Down German theologian moved friend of hero, I bet, touring church (8,10)

 7 Diary composed overlooking hotel in foreign capital (6)

 8 Charles penning two foreign articles before start of main feast (10)

16 A natural source of speech? (5,3)

17 Joyful church on the rise free of movement? (8)

18 Church member offers opinion briefly with expression of self-belief (8)

20 Lacking time, start on poster making encroachment (6)

21 Bacon perhaps in part is tasty (6)

22 Get hold of Old Testament and start to hate one of its nasty characters (6)

26 A green activity? (4)

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