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Crossword No. 1161 by the Revd Michael Callaghan

by
30 April 2012

Twelve of the answers in the grid (all clued normally) are found in one of the penitential psalms (NIV). Bonus points for identifying the psalm!

Across

 1 Cover head of pickled onion? (7)

 5 Scratching head, develop outlines for a tool (7)

 9 Substitute diet is reliable (9)

10 Feeling passion about rule (5)

11 Fashion article in Greek island (6)

12 Company gifts reported (8)

14 Eager prince ditching a maiden that’s no good (7)

16 Clear soup is left unfinished (4)

20 It’s good appearing in British Olympics (4)

21 One playing football daily? (7)

24 In prayer call to mind someone on Religious Education committee? (8)

27 Booze trips I arranged (6)

29 Revive Frenchman’s wife (5)

30 Troubled clairvoyants cry out for redemption (9)

31 Uphold slur about American (7)

32 Give back rent on residence (7)

Down

 1 Origin of Seder found in fruit festival (6)

 2 Songs a violinist heard (6)

 3 Thoroughly fashionable catalogue (2,6)

 4 Enthusiastic about European drink (4)

 5 Perfect voice (5)

 6 Those moving east to show character (5)

 7 Man with understanding of tin (8)

 8 Request from Zacchaeus? I need to think about it! (3,2,3)

13 Gradual originally sung by bass (4)

15 Verse dropped from new carol (4)

17 In France see church residence housing paintings? (8)

18 Steelmen forged iron and carbon perhaps (8)

19 Shows Lord Coe climbing mountains (8)

22 Duke sees moonrise without me possibly (6)

23 Instant expert about fashion (2,4)

25 Funny looking worm on a butter-tree (5)

26 Portaloo situated in chapel sanctuary (5)

28 Endlessly shout out in fog (4)

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