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Crossword No. 1147

24 January 2012

by Bernard Murray

 1 Produce service? (7,8)

 9 Most ale brewed with sugar (7)

10 Usual number of hits obtained by accomplished educational story (7)

11 He may carry something out for you, when you are late (8)

12 America, for example, revolutionised treatment (5)

14 Indecisive Tories rule in new arrangement (10)

17 Spirit energy spans this ceremonial act (4)

20 Pigeon plunged head first over the pond (4)

21 Prisoner by experimental study acquires a moral sense (10)

23 Number in stronghold facing enemy finally (5)

24 Initially, hoodlum in bank is copper’s plant (8)

28 Place for wedding in which you’ll find rubbish music (7)

29 I get so wrapped up with ‘me’ primarily on account of it? (7)

30 Tweet ten anthems to give representation of Scripture (3,3,9)


 1 Catchy mnemonic embodies a song of exaltation (4)

 2 Engineers, negligent, put their feet up (5)

 3 A service that leaves one deprived of spirit (8)

 4 Cute tenor to sing like a bird? (5)

 5 Turn heaters up for Eden flower (9)

 6 Saint’s birthplace with seamen living over us (6)

 7 Six biophysicists recoil initially at particle oscillation (9)

 8 Old lord of a Belgian city (5)

13 Province transgressed according to report (4)

15 Religious Education never bad with church in high esteem (9)

16 Crusader a Hitler? No, silly! (9)

18 The woman’s right — always! (4)

19 Pa’s radio surprisingly good for group away from (8)

22 Last pair of clergy tear around in spin (6)

23 Come up against a junction with a shiny surface (5)

25 Consecrate without a bishop at the outset (5)

26 Join one service finally (5)

27 Drop round with German (4)


Last week's solution

We apologize to readers for a misprint in this year’s Church Times Christmas Crossword clues, and congratulate the winners, Richard Barnes of Exeter, the Revd Brenda Harding of Lancaster, and Chris Benson of Epsom, for their correct solutions despite the unintended extra difficulty. Each will receive a copy of Devotion by Design: Italian Altar­pieces before 1500, kindly donated by the National Gallery.

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