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Crossword No. 1168 by Niall MacSweeney

by
18 June 2012

Across

 1 Faulty abacus caused jam for Jewish warrior of old (5,10)

 9 Food from Milan needed by orchestra (violins) (7)

10 One of thirty-nine involved in recital? (7)

11 Intro from expert followed by record on the radio (8)

12 Editor that’s written about first believer (5)

14 Meal that could be restyled ‘repast plus’? (4,6)

17 ‘Shalom’ has ring for a saint (4)

20 Something from Gilead to get lamb dancing? (4)

21 Minors say I could become religous worker (10)

23 Lifesize sculpture University set aside, say (5)

24 House never a training establishment (8)

28 Resolve spite with Latin and English communication from Paul, say? (7)

29 Natural lawbreaker? (7)

30 Inept prayer bans unfortunately relating to all of one Church (3-12)

Down

 1 Chosen people said to form panel (4)

 2 Bird seen on river in port (5)

 3 Don’t notice so much that’s immaculate (8)

 4 Getting rid of what’s demanding — no time (5)

 5 Constant relaxation with the French in outskirts of Chartres (9)

 6 What might follow woe in Tibet, I declaimed (6)

 7 Exotic hacienda where learner’s eaten Mexican dish (9)

 8 Old soldier from West in MP’s place (5)

13 Association leads to Calvinists, Lutherans, Unitarians and Baptists getting together? (4)

15 So valiant after conversion — Christians’ objective? (9)

16 Revamped press site features ‘ritualistic’ lady? (9)

18 Gemstone in colony half-forgotten? That’s wrong! (4)

19 Philanthropist right to get on personal plane perhaps (8)

22 Direct orders from member of clergy? Quite the opposite (6)

23 ‘Feed my ____’ (John 21:16, AV) (5)

25 Relation’s body well preserved (5)

26 Painter from historic city (5)

27 Quaker writer given a hearing (4)

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