Crossword No. 1148 by John Tabraham

by
31 January 2012

Across

 1 Smoke returning after short time? How sad! (6)

 5 Bishop of London that is often associated with diabetes (8)

 9 Spill open vase (8)

10 Inclined to give sermon right away? Very good! (6)

11 See all the bands playing around Westminster’s opening (4,3,5)

13 Jewish temple should love daughter going (4)

14 Arbiters cooking 26 dishes? (8)

17 Saint Louis, regularly cold, is beginning to mask indifference (8)

18 The leaders of early Zion read Abraham’s book (4)

20 Rocky cliff — emu and ox going into water (4,2,6)

23 Worships gold in ’ell? (6)

24 ‘Reform is clever’ — it may be said by the priest (8)

25 Acolyte’s wandering in my dorm (8)

26 After church see about ending with coffee and food (6)

Down

 2 Wander over, right to the front (4)

 3 A bad girl chewed single biscuit (9)

 4 Part of nation, land without river (6)

 5 Divine food, an unexpected gift (5,4,6)

 6 Lady bedecked with pair of gems (8)

 7 Apple’s wise man project? (5)

 8 Fabric that’s plush, or yet, in tatters (10)

12 Question about suit Dan brought our for festival (4,6)

15 Medieval archbishop and bishop about to quit drink (9)

16 ‘Thine eye _____ a quickening ray’ (C. Wesley) (8)

19 Savage critic of acid (6)

21 Meeting up, initially in class (5)

22 Gifts provided by Palm Sunday (4)

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