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Crossword No. 1092 by Patricia Cerrone

by
04 January 2011

Across

 7 Bearer of grave evidence in city in Arizona (9)
10 Place of shame and shade where the first goes last (5)
11 Provide new lodging for contrary lady beside the river (7)
12 Mothers seen wandering around all together (2,5)
13 Volatile liquid overwhelms second Queen of Persia (6)
14 Inform against simple fellow welcoming returning unit (8)
17 Unsuitable vermouth fosters sleep (5)
19 Piece of land assigned to Abraham’s nephew (3)
20 Ominous sound from king meeting his mistress? (5)
22 One of four standing up on the sports field? (8)
24 Celebrities about to eat soft fish (6)
26 Church worker goes by rail to find chapel (7)
27 Church garment is covered by plate mostly (7)
28 Light vessel taking on board two females (5)
29 Horrible don, rude about books of the Bible not gone over (9)

Down

1 Bird stuffed with good amount of veg will do for one very hungry (10)
2 Shrewd like ancient king annexing capital of Elam (6)
3 Extra statesman made saint (4)
4 Pretend diamond has use as country device (8)
5 Unusual lad as a favourite? (4-2)
6 Man perhaps in part of the church — area cut off (4)
8 Holy leader’s mitre possibly carried by mother (7)
9 Like significant hour in gospel event here (8)
15 Act of engaging soldiers billeted in camouflaged tents around large island (10)
16 Exclamation at sudden expiration that’s characteristically uttered by clergy (5,3)
18 Sheriff’s officer from past involved in quarrel (8)
21 Apostate finally abandoned faith and slipped away (7)
23 Slowly girl accepts servicemen — and ring! (6)
25 Some minor republicans mounting flight of steps (6)
26 Throw off couple of hawks (4)
27 Quote it in church (4)

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