Crossword

Prize crossword 0563

Cryptic across

7 Saudi scam designed to remove one’s Middle Eastern capital (8)
8 Contemptible scoundrel produces a stiletto (4)
9 Prompt A-lister to move in the end off ridge (6)
10 One 18 speaker the French see fit for cultivation (6)
11 Note very large vote needed to put in a Corinthian church leader (7)
13 Bird man tribute? (5)
15 One of the clergy, they say, one that makes a great deal of noise! (5)
17 Darted round a barrier, turning fast (7)
19 American pre-emptive raid’s disastrous for the king… (6)
21 …American evacuation of 15’s colleague perhaps uplifted one in Bolivia (6)
23 Underground television? (4)
24 Pilot’s devices list in following a Roman road (8)

Cryptic down

1 Raise house prices after going at zillions under market price in the beginning (6)
2 Roman god is Jupiter’s neighbour (4)
3 One finds something that smells bad in part of Africa relative to Eli… (7)
4 …German troops use back road as cover to find Somali tribe (4)
5 Obscure cell abandoned, theatrically, an Asian church (8)
6 Israel has, it follows, a sound backing with university’s input (6)
12 Revelation: church, after country’s cut off, packs in – one bad idea (8)
14 Acts convert, this woman has a chance, almost (7)
16 Putting a cooker on transporter, he foretold the Antioch famine (6)
18 Gum that sticks to the tongue in Asia? (6)
20 Beat, it sounds jazzy, man, after sax’s intro (4)
22 Spoil some microdot evidence (4)

Quick across

7 Judith’s husband (8)
8 —- IV, first tsar of Russia, better known by his awful nickname! (4)
9 Robinson Crusoe’s manservant (6)
10 In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, how the Thane of Lochaber is better known (6)
11 Wife of Nabal, for one… (7)
13 …and a son of Jacob and Zilpah (5)
15 Tom —–, English-born American pamphleteer and political activist (5)
17 Synagogue official of Corinth baptized by Paul (7)
19 Brother of Europa and traditional founder of Thebes in Boeotia (6)
21 Indian state, formerly called – Karnatka since 1973 – and its capital (6)
23 Arabic royal family (4)
24 City in Macedonia whose people received a letter from Paul (8)

Quick down

1 Capital of Croatia (6)
2 Mary —-, Women’s Olympic long jump champion in 1964 (4)
3 Biblical country, now part of N Iraq (7)
4 Biblical character whose name was given to the captain of the Pequod in Moby Dick (4)
5 Greek god of wine, fertility and drama (8)
6 English king, 1018-35, whose grandfather was the first Scandinavian king to accept Christianity (6)
12 Cupbearer to Zeus; satellite of Jupiter (8)
14 Language assumed spoken by Christ (7)
16 The Sea of ——-, alternate name for the Dead Sea and the Jordan rift valley (6)
18 Green; not ready (6)
20 —- Blatter, disgraced president of FIFA removed from office in 2015 (4)
22 Short comedy sketch or piece of humorous writing (4)


Crossword answers

Cryptic answers to No 0562: Across: 5 Proselytic, 6 Airedale, 7 Hopi, 9/14 Canis Minor, 11 Elgar, 12 Lough, 15 Kali, 16 Mind’s eye, 18 Lutine Bell. Down: 1 Rome, 2 Le Mans, 3 Cybele, 4 Michigan, 5 Priscilla, 8 Port Royal, 10 Nautilus, 13 Home in, 14 Manger, 17 Shem.

Quick answers to No 0562: Across: 5 Babylonian, 6 Drusilla, 7 Diaz, 9 Axiom, 11 Etang, 12 Allah, 14 Kukri, 15 Anon, 16 Danubian, 18 Christians. Down: 1 Ibis, 2 Slalom, 3 Uniate, 4 Aardvark, 5 Born Again, 8 Anglicans, 10 Iolanthe, 13 Hedwig, 14 Kenite, 17 Boaz.


Crossword winners

Winners (0561 Cryptic): PR Dunne, Alloa, Clackmannanshire; Margaret MacMillan, Millport, Isle of Cambrae.

Winners (0561 Quick): Margaret Moyes, Darlington, Co Durham; I Kelly, Harrow, London.


Sudoku 0563


Solution 0562

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