Crossword

Prize crossword 0566

Cryptic across

3 Attraction of one from a 60’s soul band? (10)
7 Diverse views of two students in the group (4)
8 African, one believing in freedom of expression, ejected sailor (8)
9 Paul’s fellow worker is into transporting carp (6)
10 Herb abandoned me, turning for help in prayers (6)
11 Lydia’s capital at finding a way to penetrate the Secret Service (6)
14 Losing face, hurt woman with great force (6)
16 Gad’s leader is bringing priest and psalmist together (8)
17 Craft that’s popular in the Gulf with leaders of Dubai holding open workshops (4)
18 Paul’s letter Irish bard passes around (10)

Cryptic down

1 Place where Jesus was spotted by American: Austen novel here’d be topping (6)
2 This motor car kind of dances (6)
3 Bracelet – an artefact from a temple (10)
4 Texas Lutheran housing’s put up in Oklahoman location (5)
5 Account of gold finds where Barak gathered his army (5)
6 The pub sign is among bags of venerated traditions (6,4)
12 Cleric’s firm – collected – for a second (6)
13 Right gasps of amazement over seeing military cap (5)
14 Lots of Greek monks here in area Thomas informally visited (5)
15 Pacific battle’s half over (6)

Quick across

3 Adviser to David and Absalom (10)
7 —- Alli, Tottenham and England footballer (4)
8 Decisive battle in the first of the Graeco-Persian Wars (490 BC) (8)
9 Coastal lake separated from the sea by a bar of sand or shingle (6)
10 Tundra peoples of northern Siberia, formerly known as Samoyeds (6)
11 Blissful; perfect (6)
14 Dance/musical piece in 4/4 time; a famous example by Fauré (6)
16 First Chancellor of the Second Reich: capital of North Dakota (8)
17 Philistine home city of Goliath (4)
18 Roman to whom Luke’s Gospel and Acts were addressed (10)

Quick down

1 Marcus Tullius ——, Roman consul in 63 BC – statesman, orator, lawyer and philosopher (6)
2 English mathematician and physicist (1642-1727) (6)
3 Home city to Apollos, an important early Church teacher (10)
4 Villain of the book of Esther (5)
5 Desert where Ishmael was brought up (5)
6 Corinthian Christian, emissary to Paul (10)
12 —— and Shepherds, song by Purcell and others (6)
13 Antique shop item (5)
14 Idol-worshipping usurper to the throne of Israel, himself deposed and killed by Hoshea (5)
15 Nocturnal devotions, now mostly archaic (6)


Crossword answers
Cryptic answers to No 0565: Across: 5 Ecumenical, 7 Belize, 8 Simony, 9 Help, 11 Creation, 13 Apostasy, 14 Acre, 15 Dundee, 17 Trough, 19 Entreaties. Down: 1 Fuji, 2 Seleucia, 3 Bias, 4 Dalmatia, 5 Eleven-plus, 6 Encourages, 10 Pasadena, 12 Egyptian, 16 Eyre, 18 Odin.

Quick answers to No 0565: Across: 5 Andronicus, 7 Stalag, 8 Attlee, 9 Acid, 11 Typhoons, 13 Grecians, 14 Lash, 15 Uses up, 17 Oeuvre, 19 Evangelist. Down: 1 Idol, 2 Golgotha, 3 Ziba, 4 Dust bowl, 5 Antichrist, 6 Gennesaret, 10 Decisive, 12 Passover, 16 Penn, 18 Unit.


Crossword winners

Winners (0564 Cryptic): Anselm Figeon, Wicklow Town, Ireland; Fr William Young, Barking, Essex.

Winners (0564 Quick): John Geary, Romford, Essex; Margaret Moyes, Darlington, Co Durham.


Sudoku 0566


Solution 0565


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