Crossword

Prize crossword 0559

Cryptic across

8 Pigment from iron, for instance, found covering chain (5)
9 Galatian town religious figure one’s sounding hesitant to meet (7)
10 Spiderwoman gets English composer penning for a church (7)
11 Follow, as a tip, to part of west London (5)
12 In Genesis, he’s to number animals initially arriving by the hour (4)
13 Tabernacle he designed out of misplaced zeal, consumed by a Babylonian god (7)
17 He wrote comedies with me about Loire resort (7)
19 No more than a pond? (4)
22 Nearly seize Nathan’s dad (5)
24 Point to old line being brought in during the month for madeira (7)
25 Tack 180 degrees after a short time in classical Italian islands (7)
26 Currency, one going west and taking one with it! (5)

Cryptic down

1 Praise for houses built on Indian money in the past (7)
2 Am loathe to abandon this mission (3,5)
3 Allow chap to limbo (5)
4 Directions on board, Riviera resort welcomes these particular principles (6)
5 Jewish leader who ignored Jeremiah, the warrior saint protecting a Chinese family (7)
6 Line in strip Caledonians play in? (4)
7 Arabic womaniser’s caught (5)
14 The service, indeed, lied (8)
15 Drat, somehow omitted diacritical: need to respell place-name for this Asia Minor region (7)
16 Vikings settled here below Wensum – half put up in old Dutch place (3,4)
18 Italian lido is knocked up in a space station (6)
20 Irreligious old fiddler has no one with Ulster connections (5)
21 Flower of Scotland CD: lyre playing avoids runs (5)
23 Weight of gold in a site of antiquity (4)

Quick across

8 Silver and red freshwater fish (5)
9 Adherent of a early 15th century Bohemian religious reformer who took up arms against the Holy Roman Empire (7)
10 Wife of David (7)
11 One of a classical city said to have been founded in 735 BC (5)
12 Catch: pin (4)
13 Pharaoh appearing in 1 Kings (7)
17 Nationality of Barnabas (7)
19 Soft French cheese (4)
22 River rising in Tibet that flows west and south via Kashmir and Pakistan to the Indian Ocean (5)
24 Motley assortment of things; jumbled mixture (7)
25 Father of Rebekah (7)
26 Rice/Lloyd Webber work, a Tony winner in 1980 (5)

Quick down

1 Half sister of the Minotaur (7)
2 Theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father (8)
3 Dionysus’ son by 1 (5)
4 Town where the Tabernacle was set up (6)
5 Russian royal supporter (7)
6 Asian country before its name change in 1939 (4)
7 Jules —–, author of Journey to the Centre of the Earth (5)
14 Sea Titus would see in Dalmatia (8)
15 Swiss theologian (1524-83), who propounded the ascendancy over the church by the state in ecclesiastical matters (7)
16 Prophet in the time of the Judges who joined forces with Barak to overthrow Sisera (7)
18 Irish county, capital Tullamore (6)
20 Hero of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit (1937) (5)
21 As You Like It forest setting (5)
23 Lavish affection (upon) (4)


Crossword answers

Cryptic answers to No 0558: Across: 5 Hashemites, 7 Ben-Oni, 8 Armoni, 9 Carp, 11 Armenian, 13 Dominica, 14 Scam, 15 Gibeah, 17 Unholy, 19 Das Kapital. Down: 1 Oslo, 2 Mexicali, 3 Pisa, 4 Lemmings, 5 Hierapolis, 6 In parallel, 10 Phinehas, 12 Mea culpa, 16 Hoki, 18 Hutu.

Quick answers to No 0558: Across: 5 Providence, 7 Granta, 8 Edmund, 9 Stab, 11 Listen in, 13 Uncle Sam, 14 Soho, 15 Ashore, 17 Larkin, 19 Magnificat. Down: 1 Down, 2 Miracles, 3 Hebe, 4 Scampers, 5 Puritanism, 6 Antichrist, 10 Balmoral, 12 Simplify, 16 Erne, 18 Ruck.


Crossword winners

Winners (0557 Cryptic): Mrs R Grafftey-Smith, Malmesbury, Wiltshire; Margaret MacMillan, Millport, Isle of Cambrae.

Winners (0557 Quick): Sr Brendan Murphy, Birmingham; Susan and Ian Kelly, Harrow, London.


Sudoku 0559


Solution 0558


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