Crossword

Prize crossword 0558

Cryptic across

5 It’s outlandish the Messiah seeing members of a Mecca family (10)
7 Reuben, on Israel, included Benjamin originally (3-3)
8 Saul’s son’s friendly when edges are removed (6)
9 Moan at vehicle’s parking (4)
11 Last word’s about right with American embraced by fashionable Caucasian (8)
13 Party dress, kind of extreme of Carla, going to the country (8)
14 Trick they may need opening up over the wet season (4)
15 Dig a hole to start Saul’s city (6)
17 Corrupt, sanctimonious peacekeepers are ahead (6)
19 Book pal’s kid at a bash (3,7)

Cryptic down

1 Solo piece which betrays Grieg’s background (4)
2 Resort to area round Baja California with Arab state annexed (8)
3 Is seen in Pennsylvania and a Tuscan city (4)
4 Thousands, in stages, are about to follow blind cliff divers (8)
5 Roman city of Asia, after Paris yesterday, gets a Stockholm police visit (10)
6 Keeping pace, everyone’s equal at the start, in a rough line (2,8)
10 What son of Eli, high in a tree, holds (8)
12 I’m to blame for copper’s dinner going all over Dad (3,5)
16 Fish, haddock, our Kevin innocently heads (4)
18 Meagre dwelling place, acceptable to one in Africa (4)

Quick across

5 Manifestation of God’s foresightful care for his creatures: capital of Rhode Island (10)
7 Alternative, poetical name for Cambridge’s River Cam (6)
8 —— Ironside, one of three English kings reigning in 1016 (6)
9 Attempt: knife (4)
11 Eavesdrop (6,2)
13 Finger-pointer on US war recruitment posters (5,3)
14 Once notorious part of central London (4)
15 On dry land (6)
17 Philip ——, whose
Collected Poems published posthumously in 1988 became a bestseller (6)
19 Mary’s Song in the original Latin (10)

Quick down

1 Ulster county (4)
2 Biblical supernatural
phenomena (8)
3 Daughter of Zeus, goddess of youth (4)
4 Scuttles (8)
5 Belief of 17th century
English Protestants who wished to reform the CofE even further (10)
6 Ruler of the world until overthrown by the Second Coming of Christ (10)
10 British royal castle set in Aberdeenshire, Scotland (8)
12 Make easier (8)
16 Sea bird: lough in Ulster (4)
18 Huddle in rugby where the ball has gone to ground and cannot be handled directly (4)


Crossword answers

Cryptic answers to No 0557: Across: 6 Saga, 7 Hellenes, 8 Philadelphia, 9 Reebok, 11 David, 13 Basil, 15 Paphos, 18 Fishers of men, 20 Neapolis, 21 Seal. Down: 1 Pashur, 2 Baal, 3 Slyly, 4 Ted Heath, 5 Merari, 7 Hudson, 10 Eliasaph, 12 Tarsus, 14 Alfred, 16 Shelah, 17 Wells, 19 Fish.

Quick answers to No 0557: Across: 6 Tuba, 7 Epiphany, 8 Frankincense, 9 Gandhi, 11 Étude, 13 Fargo, 15 Unused, 18 Resurrection, 20 Dark Ages, 21 Frow. Down: 1 Tuareg, 2 Faun, 3 Circe, 4 Thanatos, 5 Undead, 7 Elisha, 10 Nagasaki, 12 Engels, 14 Adrian, 16 Doo-wop, 17 Frogs, 19 Taft.


Crossword winners

Winners (0556 Cryptic): Liam Ó Briain, Prestwich, Greater Manchester; Sue Marsh, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Winners (0556 Quick): Elizabeth Keay, Lewes, East Sussex; Doreen Bishop, Leicester.


Sudoku 0558


Solution 0557


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