Crossword

Prize crossword 0564

Cryptic across

1 California’s (whichever way you look), North America’s ‘Promised Land’ (6)
4 Dreadfully-sounding Irish county (6)
8 Easterly he blew from Brussels to land half way there? (5)
9 Tempter of another initially spoilt fellow (7)
10 Two average scores, hard to get in a wet Damascus course (7)
11 Section of the Mass for first one to leave nest, getting work at last (5)
12 Imam Nadab created is descended from Levi (9)
17 I initially put in order before the middle of this month – it’s an incredibly long time (5)
19 Home counties repeatedly wreck comeback for Egyptian leader (7)
21 Old Bishop of York’s furious, taking half-day off (7)
22 Useless, and in record time (5)
23 Write back to Arab, one from Asia (6)
24 Cranmer linked content to a sorcerer (6)

Cryptic down

1 Pyramid builder, Egyptian, tucked into cuts of meat (6)
2 One taxes vehicle after third of June close to Southsea – this being paradise (7)
3 Writer’s a retired model (5)
5 Two boys together proved postage was paid (7)
6 Creature, one without fingers that can count? (5)
7 Bet tug’s across Tees’ mid-section (6)
9 So Andorra’s camouflaged in a plant of yellow spiky flowers (6,3)
13 It blows haze right over Alps, the northern half (7)
14 Johnson’s mate’s stink on getting first-class to America (7)
15 Naturalist doubling in arid NW, inward, looking out? (6)
16 Mehir’s boy’s quiet in school (6)
18 Lowest in deck? Alternatively, cut (5)
20 State the minimum mandated allocation in New England (5)

Quick across

1 Influence or interfere (6)
4 —— Sunday, the one which falls closest to St Andrew’s Day (6)
8 Legendary king of classical Crete (5)
9 Native of a biblical country, capital Susa (7)
10 Mythical danger for sailors on the 22 (7)
11 Egg-cell in a plant (5)
12 Name of eight Popes between the early 2nd and late 17th centuries (9)
17 Daughter of Saul (5)
19 Roman Christian who sent greetings to Timothy via Paul (7)
21 Code of law derived from the Quran and from the teachings of Mohammed (7)
22 Great German valley, home to hocks like Liebfraumilch (5)
23 Ill-fated (6)
24 German cathedral built by Charlemagne (6)

Quick down

1 Place of worship (6)
2 Etruscan goddess adopted by Rome (7)
3 Drawing support (5)
5 Neil ——-, composer of music for the 1980 film The Jazz Singer (7)
6 Buzite friend of Job (5)
7 Egyptian city, the site of the major temples of Luxor and Karnak (6)
9 Mother of John the Baptist (9)
13 Outward flow of the sea: state of decline (3,4)
14 North Carolina’s capital, after an Elizabethan soldier and explorer (7)
15 Diverted (6)
16 Toward the rear of a vessel (6)
18 Kingdom; domain (5)
20 Former name of Myanmar (5)


Crossword answers

Cryptic answers to No 0563: Across: 7 Damascus, 8 Heel, 9 Cuesta, 10 Arable, 11 Apollos, 13 Tithe, 15 Canon, 17 Ramadan, 19 Darius, 21 Andean, 23 Tube, 24 Aviatrix. Down: 1 Gazump, 2 Mars, 3 Ichabod, 4 Issa, 5 Thyatira, 6 Beulah, 12 Laodicea, 14 Damaris, 16 Agabus, 18 Arabic, 20 Scat, 22 Dote.

Quick answers to No 0563: Across: 7 Manasseh, 8 Ivan, 9 Friday, 10 Banquo, 11 Abigail, 13 Asher, 15 Paine, 17 Crispus, 19 Cadmus, 21 Mysore, 23 Saud, 24 Philippi. Down: 1 Zagreb, 2 Rand, 3 Assyria, 4 Ahab, 5 Dionysus, 6 Canute, 12 Ganymede, 14 Aramaic, 16 Arabah, 18 Unripe, 20 Sepp, 22 Skit.


Crossword winners

Winners (0562 Cryptic): Marie Drake, Chorley, Lancashire; Dr Gregory Porilo, London SW17.

Winners (0562 Quick): Anne Smith, Walsall, West Midlands; Ian and Susan Kelly, Harrow, London.


Sudoku 0564


Solution 0563

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Answers in by October 24