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Crossword No. 1146

by
17 January 2012

by Geoff Oxley

Across

 1 Lad v absolute giant, his odds terrible — seconds out! (5,3,7)

 9 Reject some airy papal manuscripts (6)

10 Permit to enter Lakes unfortunately wasted (8)

11 Paint birds around loch, condition unknown (8)

14 Valedictory saying which could be cutting? (3,3)

17 Wash font, Jan — it’s upset the Dean (8,5)

20 Nuns tidy tray I used for festival (7,6)

23 Sacred composer’s routine session cut short (6)

25 Diffuse substance French Father’s swallowed (8)

28 I subsequently engage traveller in come-back as amateur (8)

29 Vicar’s first to enter more temperate club (6)

30 Piano specialism possibly suits what some churches go in for (15)

Down

 2 A manuscript containing core of scholarship causes consternation (6)

 3 Some essential divine elements turning up in pastoral work (5)

 4 Defence of women’s freedom to enter human rights organisation (5)

 5 Attractive girl not saying much? (5)

 6 Go beyond to invade (7)

 7 I drink, it’s said, and become frosty (3,2)

 8 Ale worthy possibly to be seen as ‘divine liquid’! (4,5)

12 In Scotland John is climbing mount (5)

13 Flutter about the thing in well (5)

15 Glistening cut of beef with last of gravy (5)

16 A free lift — that could be heavenly! (9)

17 Very small amount is included for support (5)

18 Like an angle reduced in sides of alcove (5)

19 Put up in Alamo dosshouse, a plain place (5)

21 Wreck priest’s first Easter celebration after humbug arises (7)

22 Capital pair of articles on New Style (6)

24 State time for a Bible passage? More than one (5)

25 Bread? It’s carried by Pastor and volunteers (5)

26 Bones I found among salad vegetables she’s thrown away (5)

27 Lamb’s held fast shortly after rolling over (5)

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