Crossword

Prize crossword 0565

Cryptic across

5 Nice almuce worn to a particular church council (10)
7 Diminutive girl’s drone about to land in Central American (6)
8 Cleric’s sin following Peter years after (6)
9 Beatles hit, first to be taken from the album (4)
11 Work Haydn did, strange octet that’s not finished, interrupted by bad weather (8)
13 Faith abandoned one job – a secretary without a soul (8)
14 It determined area of conflict for the Crusaders (4)
15 Scots established here at Verdun after preacher, running back, missed the river (6)
17 Meteorological feature’s outline’s seen after most of mist cleared (6)
19 Suits: attire seen, being unfit (10)

Cryptic down

1 Sacred mountain seen is, from the top of French uplands, judged Italian (4)
2 Alice and Sue together lost land around Antioch in the past (8)
3 Inclination that’s needed to play bowls? (4)
4 Spotted dog with no tail on the Croatian shore (8)
5 Examination for at least a dozen (6-4)
6 Text you are taking a long time with once subtly getting on to fuels (10)
10 Californian place’s bodega ultimately carries Dad’s old British port (8)
12 Tiny page in evolution of the African (8)
16 See river flow into an Australian lake (4)
18 Norse spirit Ulster party served up (4)

Quick across

5 Paul’s kinsman and fellow prisoner (10)
7 German POW camp of WWII (6)
8 British Prime Minister between the two Churchill ministries (6)
9 Slang word for LSD; substance with a low pH value (4)
11 Tropical cyclones of the western Pacific and Indian oceans (8)
13 Term used in the KJV which equates variously to Ionians or Hellenists in TJB (8)
14 Beat severely with a whip or rod (4)
15 Depletes (4,2)
17 Body of (artistic or musical) work (6)
19 Missionary, proselytizer (10)

Quick down

1 Baal, for instance (4)
2 Aramaic name for Calvary (8)
3 Saul’s servant in Jerusalem (4)
4 Term applied to a parched area of the US midwest during the Great Depression of the 1930s (4,4)
5 Adversary of Christ (or Christianity) referenced in 1 John (10)
6 Town of the shores of Lake Galilee, meaning ‘Garden of the Prince’ (10)
10 Momentous; strong-minded (8)
12 Festival of the Jewish Pesach in Christianity (8)
16 William —-, English Quaker who founded one of the original 13 United States (4)
18 One whole constituent element (4)


Crossword answers

Cryptic answers to No 0564: Across: 1 Canaan, 4 Offaly, 8 Eurus, 9 Abaddon, 10 Pharpar, 11 Kyrie, 12 Amminadab, 17 Aeons, 19 Rameses, 21 Wilfrid, 22 Inept, 23 Nepali, 24 Merlin. Down: 1 Cheops, 2 Nirvana, 3 Aesop, 5 Franked, 6 Adder, 7 Yankee, 9 Aaron’s Rod, 13 Mistral, 14 Boswell, 15 Darwin, 16 Eshton, 18 Orlop, 20 Maine.

Quick answers to No 0564: Across: 1 Tamper, 4 Advent, 8 Minos, 9 Elamite, 10 Lorelei, 11 Ovule, 12 Alexander, 17 Merab, 19 Eubulus, 21 Shariah, 22 Rhine, 23 Damned, 24 Aachen. Down: 1 Temple, 2 Minerva, 3 Easel, 5 Diamond, 6 Elihu, 7 Thebes, 9 Elizabeth, 13 Ebb tide, 14 Raleigh, 15 Amused, 16 Astern, 18 Realm, 20 Burma.


Crossword winners

Winners (0563 Cryptic): Sue Marsh, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Fr A Dearman, Prestwich, Greater Manchester.

Winners (0563 Quick): John E Robertson, Moreton-in-Marsh; Mrs Doreen Bishop, Leicester.


Sudoku 0565


Solution 0564


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