Crossword No. 1181 by John Tabraham

21 September 2012


 1 Office neckwear? (8,6)

 9 Religious education never harmed church's respect (9)

10 Vestment that's over the top in California (5)

11 Ecclesiastical garment only covering priest's backside (5)

12 Somewhere in California, there's no love for ceremony (9)

13 Girl lies about weapons (8)

14 Singer in church with inclination to get nothing right (6)

17 Religious woman tries to reform on Sunday (6)

19 Merry party or casual dancing (8)

22 Wine and water to be drunk? A bishop answers: 'Not so' (9)

24 I have to cut bishop short - gushing type? (5)

25 It's no good having a message of distress about casual modern hymns? (5)

26 Ecclesiastical tax right with author coming into fantastic money (4-5)

27 Holy man always backing right aim with loud trembling heart (8,6)



 1 Mystic sirs had a peculiar plant (9,5)

 2 Green veins twisting around old university (7)

 3 Is king a chosen descendant of Jacob? (9)

 4 Strange ideas about animal, sacrificial one classically? (5,3)

 5 Half of clergy having no congregation initially - hard to grasp? (6)

 6 Material found in holy cradle (5)

 7 New 'treat' is most pretentiously twee? (7)

 8 Proper altar, say, arranged for type of supplication (8,6)

15 Canon won't have this book collection (9)

16 Some overwhelmed by money may be redeemed (8)

18 New church supports lies spoiling peace (7)

20 Adam's boy carrying cleric's ordinal (7)

21 Passage that's nothing to blaspheme about (6)

23 The leaders of theology attend synod to enjoy experience (5)





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