April brain showers

1 04 2012

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Across

1. Cash pal turns up for Easter. (7)

7. Five set about a mood for celebration. (7)

13. A nail bent in woody plant. (5)

14. Scots noble says be out of bridal wreath. (5)

15. Dog barks in disturbed French countryside. (4)

16. Laced muesli made to lose weight. (4)

17. Generous in twopence. (4)

19. Cease in postoperative phase. (4)

20. Pray in Latin with broken oar. (3)

22. Youth leaders only in nylons. (3)

23. This man among the apostles. (3)

24. For hearing in rear. (3)

25. The norm I break to join the Friars. (5)

27. Are out of windy rows to scatter seed. (3)

28. The ill-matched pair met the Archbishop. (7)

32. I cry all upset at the song-like poem. (7)

36. Picture puzzle straddles pure bushland. (5)

37. Leaven kneaded as yet. (5)

38. Take notice of Gospel writer! (4)

39. Visa turned down by car hire place. (4)

40. An article from the spurious saint: lice eggs? (4)

42. Ears bent for war god. (4)

43. Car turns a half-circle. (3)

45. Go to court in suede. (3)

46. Beginnings of a liturgy news network. (3)

47. The blood-coloured crusader edifies the cross? (3)

49. Seek Kay dementedly on bent legs. (5)

51. Draw out liquid from staplers. (3)

52. Lay rye crookedly once every 12 months. (6)

53. The pastor can take an article from the worked over sherd heap. (8)

Down

1. I’ll sail choppy ho! wild seas in a reflective frame of mind. (15)

2. Joyously done in artful secrecy. (3)

3. Cross Lake Lucia on greeting. (4)

4. Pay HP mixture to be blessed by good fortune. (5)

5. Archbishop lost at Le Mans! (6)

6. Sing Los Angeles! (2)

7. Flourished briefly in Tallahassee. (2)

8. Feaster left out at the Resurrection! (6)

9. Grain bins found in psilosis. (5)

10. Stumble nimbly – on voyage, perhaps? (4)

11. Identity management in short. (3)

12. Entranced hall rented in ruins. (10)

18. Loud sounds are not confused seniors! (6)

19. Not fast taking energy from the blended yellows. (6)

21. I’ll plough up farm if I can declare positively. (6)

24. The heretical El sect saves by eternal choosing. (6)

26. Negative Order. (2)

29. Average nasty. (4)

30. Will the kibitzing rabbis be out of shelters in France? (5)

31. Thank you kindly twice for little Thai rickshaw. (6)

33. To have a longing desire for wines, I hear, around ear. (6)

34. Jet black in contravention. (5)

35. Egyptian deity in crisis. (4)

41. Apostle saint covering enrolled nurses. (4)

42. 100 out of the tumble-down chapel begin Hebrew alphabet. (5)

44. Flamenco dancers turn around after the music ends. (4)

47. Come back from the dead in Pharisee terminology. (4)

48. Artificially coloured, I hear, before resurrection. (4)

50. Initially it is evangelism as service. (3)