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Crossword No. 1154 by Geoff Millin

by
09 March 2012

Across

 1 Member of the clergy in a former time with gold (6)

 4 Sweet-smelling adult with loving feelings but no name (8)

10 Western Church assemblies once upset uncertain locals (7,8)

11 Short Christian festival has man with cross turning around (4)

12 Rosemary for example — that woman with baby initially (4)

13 ‘What is it?’ Pilate asked tense Moabite girl (5)

16 Ernie’s partner’s backing 150 ministers (7)

17 Religious believers who may stand at the door with welcoming tactile gesture? (7)

18 Church book with supplement requiring change (7)

21 Idyllic country rogue in song (7)

23 Maybe the vicar and I would back one who takes the plunge (5)

24 Rash driver pulled away from trouble, we hear? (4)

25 Lord includes love in final judgement (4)

28 Old stars’ parade’s unseemly — what’s the bishop got to say? (8,7)

29 Procession around island is heaven (8)

30 Apse, for example, concerned with English church saints (6)

Down

 1 Such flowering plants may be said to be suitable for congregations (5)

 2 It’s a tea being organised — gorge! (7)

 3 A monster — therefore rejected (4)

 5 Diamond in a pack, unruly mob in wild rush (7)

 6 Receptacle with host finally arranged in French city church (10)

 7 Throne around bishop is threefold (7)

 8 What’s crisp on salads for starters? (3)

 9 Heavenly beings — one has fantastic legs (6)

14 He once prophesied half an hour on Galilee maybe (5)

15 Nuns in group resist outlandish headwear (10)

16 God of love’s identity appears on base of chalice (5)

19 Rev. said to be fantastic counsellor (7)

20 Endless praise in prison — uplifting ceremonies (7)

21 Visible Hindu deity in a large vessel on a river (6)

22 I see cod swimming, see? (7)

26 Jewish lawgiver, Eastern, hidden in a mass of plants (5)

27 Sounds like a very popular person with nothing to do (4)

28 Father (not quite pontiff) (3)

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