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Crossword No. 1164 by Geoff Millin

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21 May 2012

Across

 9 A facility where gents go in a big town, caught short (7)

10 Fellow hired a garland for the head (7)

11 Sound of a bell orange-seller heard (5)

12 Boy returns to trouble a master religious leader (5,4)

13 Figure union will be given time by Labour’s leader (7)

14 Weapon used by Neptune to decapitate with a loud voice (7)

15 Member of a flock in the west (3)

16 Let me show you the latest bit of extraordinary dissension (6)

18 Archbishop’s blessing I missed (6)

20 We start to pray coming back into this? (3)

22 Bible story involving father and pleasure trip with squandering of money (7)

24 A lyre player who after a month would become a dream-maker (7)

26 Biblical book — a son of Jacob is cut out (9)

27 Biblical book has a husband in another briefly (5)

28 Wicked, say, and almost totally forbidden (7)

29 Baptise one maiden having come to river briefly (7)

Down

 1 Plant a sailor somewhere where he could preach? (4-2-3-6)

 2 The Lord rose maybe always to embrace me (8)

 3 Theologian has beaten Devil, right? (6)

 4 Translator of NT upset with delay (7)

 5 A hymn-writer keeping company with novice (7)

 6 Dedicated Israelite featured in racist ceremony? (8)

 7 Split produced by bringing the French bible into English church (6)

 8 Smart mums rest in unusually mild damp season (2,7,6)

17 Heartless abbey head interrupts a wise man — a malicious act (8)

19 Farm worker, a man seen among special group of animals (8)

20 Lines hammered out with PC — or these? (7)

21 Line up on a vessel for prayers etc (7)

23 Verbally attack what’s bad in religious education (6)

25 Country god followed by a mother (6)

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