Crossword

Prize crossword 0560

Cryptic across

7 Nabal’s home with mother, not off (4)
8 Something diabolical, a factor unknown in famous theatre’s closing down (8)
9 Before entering Sinai Israelites stayed here with him, pride destroyed (8)
10 Putting pen to Times, works out ‘CHARON’ to get one across here? (4)
11 Antoine ill-treated schoolboy (7)
13 Chap’s regularly involved with senior pack, in the end creating a really animated one (5)
15 Priest’s colour almost makes him a Buzite (5)
17 Pirate island inn has a name that’s retro (7)
20 Holy man, the first from Ireland with a Welsh mother (4)
21 Praise in Capri’s evacuation of American leader to Rome (8)
23 Much of Turkey’s upset retreating in the wake of a combined force (8)
24 Biblical country’s secure wall – extra dam – on the far side (4)

Cryptic down

1 Key to a good education in the US? (4)
2 Little ground with no return: it must be a Korean War battle (6)
3 Polish block underwriting of offshore bank (4,3)
4 Who wrote this opera? (5)
5 Jeremiah’s delivery boy takes drink and keels over (6)
6 Leaving hotheadedly, sloshed, Ted’s drunk port (8)
12 Sounds like the TV engineer is some composer (8)
14 Special performance possessed the archetypal hero (7)
16 Syrian city with a mathematical base (6)
18 Bug or mammal? (6)
19 Row with head no-brainer, they say? (5)
22 Tipped Panama for one, you texted, to become one of the
United States (4)

Quick across

7 Nahum —-, poet Laureate 1692-1715 (his death) (4)
8 Major city and port of Roman Palestine (8)
9 One of the two Hindu Sanskrit epics, c 300 BC (8)
10 John (1752-1835) —-, architect responsible for Regent’s Park (4)
11 Titan, father of Atlas and Prometheus (7)
13 Cabbages in France: type of pastry or cream bun (5)
15 OT Book (i); prophet in Isaiah’s time (5)
17 James Fenimore Cooper’s frontiersman in his French and Indian Wars books (4-3)
20 Minor judge from Gilead (4)
21 Non-insurability clause (3,2,3)
23 Member of a group of Jews who accepted Jesus as the Messiah (8)
24 OT Book (ii): the first of the written prophets (4)

Quick down

1 Decisive battle of the Second Punic War, 202 BC (4)
2 Goddess of witchcraft, daughter of the Titan Perses… (6)
3 …and another Titan, personification of the great river believed to encircle the whole world (7)
4 Strait separating the island of Anglesey from the Welsh mainland (5)
5 Mother of Samuel (6)
6 West Yorkshire former woollen mill town (8)
12 Man in whose house the Ark of the Covenant was temporarily stored (8)
14 One of the Synoptic Gospels (7)
16 Aviator (6)
18 Oriental robe popularized in the West with the music culture revolution of the late 1960s (6)
19 In classical times: Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos; ‘The —–’ (5)
22 Postal abbreviation for an English county which includes Woodstock and Witney (4)


Crossword answers

Cryptic answers to No 0559: Across: 8 Ochre, 9 Iconium, 10 Arachne, 11 Acton, 12 Noah, 13 Bezalel, 17 Moliere, 19 Mere, 22 Attai, 24 Malmsey, 25 Aeolian, 26 Dinar. Down: 1 Hosanna, 2 The Alamo, 3 Lethe, 4 Nicene, 5 Johanan, 6 Kilt, 7 Omani, 14 Evensong, 15 Cilicia, 16 New York, 18 Rimini, 20 Pagan, 21 Clyde, 23 Troy.

Quick answers to No 0559: Across: 8 Roach, 9 Hussite, 10 Abigail, 11 Roman, 12 Nail, 13 Shishak, 17 Cypriot, 19 Brie, 22 Indus, 24 Farrago, 25 Bethuel, 26 Evita. Down: 1 Ariadne, 2 Nativity, 3 Thoas, 4 Shiloh, 5 Tsarist, 6 Siam, 7 Verne, 14 Adriatic, 15 Erastus, 16 Deborah, 18 Offaly, 20 Bilbo, 21 Arden, 23 Dote.


Crossword winners

Winners (0558 Cryptic): Marie Drake, Chorley, Lancashire; John Fellows, Cardiff.

Winners (0558 Quick): Mary Boardman, Chippenham, Wiltshire; John E Robertson, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire


Sudoku 0560


Solution 0559

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Answers in by September 26